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Departures and Arrivals: Attracting Global Talent to Canada’s Tourism Sector

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board of Directors Here we are at the beginning of another new year, looking ahead and doing everything we can to craft the next normal as we elevate Canada’s tenacious tourism sector through our most essential element: talent. In many ways 2022 felt like the turbulence one experiences on …

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Employer of the Year Award Recognizes Model for Workplace Culture

Tourism HR Canada congratulates Tourism Kingston on being named Tourism Employer of the Year at this year’s Canadian Tourism Awards gala. Hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), the awards recognize success, leadership, and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and reward those people, places, organizations, and events that have gone above and beyond …

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Hybrid Work on the Rise—Is There a Fit for Tourism?

Working from home and hybrid work were necessities in many industries throughout the pandemic, and numerous employers have continued to offer these options. Tourism employment provides much less opportunity for this type of work, however roles within tourism operations—finance, marketing, HR, and others—could see these arrangements become more sought after. With stiff competition for labour, …

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International Students? Or People of the World.

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board of Directors What gives me enough expertise to reflect on the lived experience and value of international students in Canada? I spent nearly 15 years working in Canadian higher education at a critical time. A time when domestic interest in tourism and hospitality programming began to fade and …

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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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Celebrating Excellence: Tourism Employee Appreciation Award

A heartfelt congratulations from the Tourism HR Canada team to Sally MacInnis, Reservations Manager at Keltic Lodge, in Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia. Sally is this year’s recipient of the Tourism HR Canada Employee Appreciation Award. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, MP, and Tourism HR Canada President and CEO Philip Mondor presented the award in Ottawa last …

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Canada’s Labour Market, Two Roads Diverged

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board Member This article was originally published in STAY Magazine. One of the greatest challenges the hospitality and tourism industry is grappling with is the present state of our workforce. Workforce can be an ambiguous term. When I use the term, I am speaking about a spectrum that includes …

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5 Great Tips for Companies Preparing to Employ a Student

Students can bring fresh perspectives and welcome enthusiasm to the organizations who hire them while helping to reduce the workload. Failure to prepare, however, can result in unmet expectations and wasted time for both student and employer. As Propel accepts applications from tourism sector businesses interested in participating in our winter Student Work Placement Program, …

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