Month: September 2020

Watch: Growth, Interrupted Webinar Available for Download

Tourism HR Canada is delighted to share a recording of its latest webinar, Growth, Interrupted: Navigating COVID’s shock to Canada’s tourism workforce. President and CEO Philip Mondor leads this one-hour presentation, sharing insights into the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the tourism workforce. In early 2020, Canada was on track to employ 2.2 million people …

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Speech from the Throne Commits to Tourism Support

Tourism HR Canada is encouraged by the support measures outlined in the Speech from the Throne delivered yesterday by Governor General Julie Payette on behalf of the government. The hard-hit tourism, hospitality, and cultural industries were singled out for initiatives to assist their recovery efforts as restrictions to keep Canadians safe remain in place. Commitments …

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Tourism Employment Remains Suppressed Until 2023

Since COVID-19 struck Canada’s tourism sector, tourist activity has plunged to unimagined levels. During the summer, the highest weekly average occupancy rate for hotels in Canada only reached 42.9%[1]. Passengers on major Canadian airlines for the month of June reached 440,000, which was 6.7 million fewer passengers than the same month a year prior[2]. And …

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Feed into Pan-Canadian Standards for Cooking

Tourism HR Canada is continuing to work with experts from across Canada to build the Future Skills Framework: a comprehensive set of competencies for our sector. To make sure these reflect today’s tourism workplaces, we’ve held dozens of consultation sessions with professionals with a wide range of tourism-related experience. We are currently looking for anyone …

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FoodGrads Explore Building a Future-Forward Tourism Workforce

Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board member and OTEC Strategic Advisor, features in the latest FoodGrads podcast, Building a future-forward tourism industry workforce. FoodGrads is an interactive platform for the food and beverage industry, focused on closing the gap between students/recent graduates and employers in food service and food processing. Joe shares insights into pursuing …

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Growth, Interrupted: Navigating COVID’s shock to Canada’s tourism workforce

Join Tourism HR Canada President and CEO Philip Mondor for this free one-hour webinar sharing insights into the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the tourism workforce. In early 2020, Canada was on track to employ 2.2 million people in its tourism sector. Where are we six months into the COVID crisis? And what is the …

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Tourism Counts: One Quarter of August Job Growth in Tourism Sector

In August, tourism employment increased by 54,300 jobs, the smallest monthly gain since tourism employment began to recover in May. Tourism employment dropped by 881,700 jobs through March and April. The sector has now gained back 572,200 of those lost jobs. But summer is the height of Canada’s tourism season, and on a year-over-year basis …

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Uncover Canada’s $12 Billion Leisure Travel Opportunity

Results from new national research indicate that 90 per cent of Canadian LGBT+ travellers intend to travel domestically this year amidst international travel uncertainty. Spending an average of $1,800 per trip, substantially more than other travellers, this represents a $12 billion leisure travel opportunity for a sector devastated by COVID-19. Safety, through the freedom to …

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Calling Adventure Guides and Travel Services Experts to Build A Stronger Tourism Sector

Tourism HR Canada has continued building the Future Skills Framework, a federally funded three-year project compiling a comprehensive bank of the competencies required in tourism. For a set of online sessions to be held from September 21 to October 1, we are looking for tourism professionals with recent experience in either adventure guiding or travel …

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