Month: March 2021

Tourism Employment Gains Driven by Two Provinces

This February, employment in both tourism and the broader economy increased. This was the first monthly increase in tourism employment since August 2020 and the first increase in seasonally unadjusted employment across all segments of the Canadian economy since October. The seasonally adjusted data reports employment in Canada increasing by 259,000, while unadjusted employment, which …

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Meaningful Action to Shape Tourism Workforce Recovery

Tourism HR Canada hosted its annual Labour Market Forum last week, welcoming over 300 delegates from across the country. This annual hallmark event highlights the pressing labour market challenges facing the tourism sector, providing perspective and inviting meaningful discussion and action. Participants shared their experiences and insights on topics including the impact of COVID-19, mental …

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Business Builders: Restarting Tourism with Confidence

Tourism HR Canada has long led the way in offering innovative, industry-vetted training and small business resources for Canada’s tourism operators, workers, and students. As our hard-hit industry sees a glimmer of hope for reopening, access to skills development will be vital to welcoming back visitors with world-class customer service and unique experiences. Coming next …

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Vince Accardi to Lead Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) and Motor Coach Canada (MCC)

Tourism HR Canada congratulates Board Director Vince Accardi on his new role as President of the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) and Motor Coach Canada (MCC). OMCA and MCC’s Chair, Marc Laplante, announced last week that Vince will officially start with the organization on April 19. Vince has strong ties to Tourism HR Canada, having …

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New Capilano University and Fleming College Agreement

North Vancouver, B.C., March 19, 2021 – Capilano University (CapU) and Fleming College are pleased to announce a new 2 + 2 block agreement that allows Tourism and Hospitality diploma graduates from Fleming College to continue their education and complete a Bachelor of Tourism Management degree at CapU. This agreement, which came into effect on …

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SMART + Designation Recognizes Centennial College’s Commitment to Innovation

The global-oriented Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Management graduate certificate program offered by Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts has been awarded SMART + Premium accreditation from Tourism HR Canada. SMART is a flexible and inclusive accreditation program that responds to the identified needs of program providers, learners, and industry alike. It is …

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