Tourism HR Canada Congratulates New Federal Cabinet

On July 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to the members of the federal cabinet. Seven new ministers were appointed, while 23 ministers saw a change to their portfolios; eight ministers remained in their portfolios.

Tourism HR Canada congratulates the newly appointed ministers and those who take on a new portfolio. The organization looks forward to working with all ministers to revitalize the visitor economy and support the two million workers employed in the sector, supporting the goals of the recently launched Federal Tourism Growth Strategy, Canada 365: Welcoming the World. Every Day.

“On behalf of the Tourism HR Canada team and Board of Directors, I extend a warm welcome to the new Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada,” states Philip Mondor, President and CEO of Tourism HR Canada. “We are excited to work with her to build on the momentum of the tourism sector as it welcomes back the world. We also congratulate and offer our deepest thanks to The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, outgoing Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance. His championing of the tourism sector and steadfast support of our work play a key role in ensuring we can attract the skilled, vibrant workforce needed to make Canada a destination of choice for travellers. We are delighted to have the continued opportunity to collaborate with him in his new role as Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages.”

As Canada’s national organization dedicated to building a skilled, diverse, inclusive, and resilient tourism workforce, Tourism HR Canada’s work connects with various ministries. The following summarizes a number of the Ministers whose new portfolios may shape its initiatives:

  • The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages
  • The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities
  • The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • The Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities
  • The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
  • The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development
  • The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant
  • The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
  • The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage
  • The Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work with the following ministers, who remain in their portfolios:

  • The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
  • The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario
  • The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Read the official announcement here.

View the full list of cabinet members here.

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