An Uneven Recovery: Tourism Employment Profiles

Tourism HR Canada has released a series of resources to provide snapshots of tourism employment recovery.

These four profiles share national and regional employment demand projections, as well as more detailed looks at labour market information for three key demographic groups: immigrants, Indigenous peoples, and youth. Findings from Tourism HR Canada’s report Canadians’ Attitudes Toward Tourism as a Place of Employment and Economic Driver are also featured, sharing why surveyed individuals chose to work in tourism and ways to increase attraction and retention.

Amongst the highlights:

  • Employment is projected to total more than 1.96 million jobs in 2022, about 94% of the pre-pandemic total.
  • Employment gains in the food and beverage services industry group will be a key driver of overall tourism employment growth.
  • With targeted investments, Indigenous tourism is expected to recover more quickly than the rest of the tourism sector due to increased consumer demand.
  • Tourism’s immigrant labour force in May 2022 was 99.5% of its size from May 2019.
  • The youth unemployment rate remains the highest amongst all age groups.

Click below to access each of these profiles of tourism employment recovery.

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