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Charting a Course for Growth: Employment Data Update

On June 7, Statistics Canada will be releasing the Tourism Human Resource Module (T-HRM), a comprehensive employment database commissioned by Tourism HR Canada. This latest iteration will have data from 2009 to 2022, and includes employment data through the lenses of gender, immigration status, education level, work type (full-time or part-time), and wages. This first […]

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Breaking Down Silos

Occupational Concentration and Diffusion Across Tourism Industry Groups It’s easy to fall into the habit of siloed thinking when it comes to the tourism workforce. There are five industry groups (accommodations, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, transportation, and travel services). Each one is characterized by a particular specialism, and these different areas of

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A New Era for Emerit Training and Certification Launches June 3

Canada’s best tourism training and certification resources have undergone industry-informed enhancements to better serve Canada’s tourism sector. An all-new Emerit online learning platform and a suite of updated programming launches on June 3. This launch arrives on the heels of Destination Canada’s new 2030 Tourism Strategy, aimed at improving Canada’s ranking as a global tourism

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Canadian Tourism Labour Market Snapshot: April 2024

Food and Beverage Services Pulls Sector into Growth Overall, the tourism sector[1] in April saw slight labour force growth from the previous month[2], driven primarily by increases in food and beverage services, and supported by smaller increases in transportation. The sector was in a generally stronger position than in April 2023, but remained below 2019

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program – New Tools and Updates on Compliance 

The Government of Canada has provided some important compliance-related information for the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFW Program) stakeholders. New: Updated Compliance Information for Employers   Service Canada has updated Appendix D of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) positive decision letter. In this updated appendix, employers will find information about their obligations as users of

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Belong Connections Webinar: Disability Confidence with CCRW

Join Tourism HR Canada on May 29 for the launch of its Belong Connections webinar series! These hour-long events will feature renowned organizations offering trusted resources, guidance, and support around IDEAL workplaces: inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, and leading. Our very first event takes place during National AccessAbility Week, and features the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation

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Share Your Insights on Bartending Skills

Tourism HR Canada is seeking participants for a three-hour virtual meeting to identify and review competencies for our Bartender National Occupational Standards. We take pride in our standards reflecting the latest industry input—and we can’t do this without your knowledge and expertise from the field! Who are we looking for? We are actively recruiting 10-15 bartenders from different regions

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Reminder: Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW Program) Changes Effective Today

The Government of Canada has shared a reminder that, effective today, May 1st, 2024, certain measures under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW Program) Workforce Solutions Road Map will not be renewed, as communicated in the March 21, 2024, announcement. For Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) applications received beginning today:  Furthermore, effective today, asylum seekers with

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‘Cleaning the Capital’ Team Building Activity a Success for a Second Year 

April 23 in Ottawa was a beautiful day to take a dozen Tourism HR Canada team members out around City Hall to participate in the Cleaning the Capital initiative that takes place every spring. Since the start of Tourism HR Canada’s staff-led sustainability committee, Common Ground, our goal has been to inspire collective action and

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Call for Nominations: Tourism HR Canada Board of Directors

Tourism HR Canada has one open seat to replace a director who has completed their full term. The Nominations Committee, led by Joe Baker, Board Director, is seeking nominations to fill a seat under the category of: provincial or regional tourism sector or related association. In accordance with the by-laws, “the nomination process will be

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