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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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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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Industry Expertise Shapes Emerit Supervisor Certification Program

From March 19 to 21, Tourism HR Canada hosted an industry validation meeting to finalize the updated Emerit Supervisor Professional Certification program. Twelve supervisors from across Canada, representing various work environments—from hotels and restaurants to outdoor adventures, visitor services, and reservation centres—travelled to Ottawa to participate in this meeting. Over the course of three days,

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Industry Input Ensures Future-Focused Certification

Tourism HR Canada recently hosted three simultaneous meetings in Ottawa with Line Cooks, Front Desk Agents, and Housekeeping Room Attendants from across Canada. From November 20 to 23, these groups reviewed and validated the questions for certification exams for each of these occupations, as well as for the soon-to-be-launched micro-exams based on skills clusters such

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Shape the Next Generation of Certification

Join us for industry consultations to develop Tourism HR Canada’s Emerit Micro-Certification Exams. Tourism HR Canada is looking for Line Cooks, Chefs, Sous Chefs, and cooking instructors/educators from anywhere in Canada for a unique opportunity to collaborate on the creation of micro-certification exams. We are seeking individuals who: The various activities include phone interviews, virtual

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Certification Programs By Industry, For Industry

As part of the federally funded Workforce Recovery project and the update of the Emerit Certification Program, Tourism HR Canada welcomed two groups of dedicated industry professionals in Ottawa in early March 2023. Fifteen Hotel General Managers and 13 Directors of Housekeeping from across the country, representing a variety of establishments and workplace environments, gathered

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Make Safe: Protect Your Workplace from Violence and Harassment

Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence Just under half (47%) of workers in Canada either witnessed or experienced inappropriate sexualized or discriminatory behavior in a work-related setting in the previous year.[1] Tourism HR Canada has just launched Make Safe, a training program aimed at mitigating sexual harassment in the tourism and hospitality industry. Just as in other

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Help Shape Certification for Accommodations Professionals

Join Tourism HR Canada for industry consultations to update its Emerit Professional Certification Programs. Tourism HR Canada is looking for Directors of Housekeeping and Hotel General Managers to participate in a number of development activities to update the nationally recognized Emerit certification programs for these two occupations. The various activities include phone interviews, virtual consultation

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