Tourism HR Canada

Generation Next: Exploring Promising Talent Pipelines

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board of Directors A recently released CBC report details which industries Canadian workers are flocking to—and which ones they were fleeing. The report tracked the number of employees between January 2019 and July 2022 across 16 different industry sectors and ranked the sectors from those who saw the largest …

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Tourism Labour Market Volatility Persists

Canadian Tourism Labour Market Snapshot August 2022 Labour Force Survey data reveals that tourism sector employment and labour force levels declined as Canada’s summer season—a peak period of tourism activity across all five industry groups—came to a close. Overall, the tourism sector saw a month-over-month employment change of -35,200 workers or -1.7% as employment levels …

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Federal Tourism Growth Strategy: Workforce Recovery

In response to the Government of Canada’s consultation on the development of a post-pandemic Federal Tourism Growth Strategy, Tourism HR Canada submitted a suite of workforce recovery strategies with recommended, concrete, and measurable actions. Tourism, at its core, is a people business and one that relies on a skilled workforce to capitalize on its economic …

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Tourism Employment Tops 2 Million, but Hiring Challenges Continue

Canadian Tourism Labour Market Snapshot Tourism employment saw positive gains this July, growing to 2,034,400 workers (representing a month-over-month increase of 106,300 or 5.5%). The sector’s total labour force grew to 2,108,900 (a nearly identical increase of 106,300 or 5.3%). This marks the first time since February 2020 that monthly tourism sector employment has topped …

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The WIL to Succeed

Immersing students in meaningful, hands-on learning opportunities helps to engage a new generation of tourism talent and inspires them to explore career pathways in the sector. A new video from Tourism HR Canada’s Propel Student Work Placement Program showcases how work-integrated learning (WIL) impacted the education and employment journeys of four tourism and hospitality professionals. …

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Global Brand Marriott Models Community Collaboration

A global brand with a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, Marriott Hotels is continually recognized and awarded for its range of initiatives and partnerships that put people first. Its values extend through all levels of its portfolio, evidenced through its work with local communities to create opportunities, value difference, and foster a positive sense …

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Tourism Employment Figures Reflect Ongoing Volatility

Canadian Tourism Labour Market Snapshot Tourism employment declined slightly to 1,928,100—representing a loss of 3,100 workers or -0.2% growth when compared to last month. The sector’s total labour force was reduced to 2,002,600 in June—a decline of 7,400 workers or -0.4%. The tourism unemployment rate for June (3.7%) improved over the previous month (5.1%); however, …

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Celebrating Tourism’s Strength: Its People

Led nationally by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), and with many complementary regional and local initiatives, Tourism Week is “an annual invitation for all tourism partners to come together to champion and promote Canada’s destinations, tourism businesses, and employees—from coast to coast to coast.” This year’s theme, Travel now. For work, life, and …

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Forging Links Between Employers and Skilled Job Seekers

On May 19th, Tourism HR Canada’s Destination Inclusion team organized a targeted virtual recruitment event with The Westin Ottawa and Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre. A group of enthusiastic Destination Inclusion program participants took the opportunity to meet with industry leaders from these two prestigious hotels, including: Andrew Falkenberg, Market Director of Human …

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