Labour Market Information

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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Modest Increase for Tourism Labour Force

Canadian Tourism Labour Market Snapshot On the whole, the tourism sector[1] remained relatively stable compared to September, although that sectoral stability is masking some shifts at the industry group level[2]. Across the sector, there were modest increases in the labour force and in employment, and the total hours worked continued to narrow the gap between …

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An Uneven Recovery: Tourism Employment Profiles

Tourism HR Canada has released a series of resources to provide snapshots of tourism employment recovery. These four profiles share national and regional employment demand projections, as well as more detailed looks at labour market information for three key demographic groups: immigrants, Indigenous peoples, and youth. Findings from Tourism HR Canada’s report Canadians’ Attitudes Toward …

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Tourism HR Canada Strengthens Labour Market Intelligence Team

Tourism’s recovery demands timely labour market research and analysis to inform smart, strategic programs and policies. As the trusted source for this data, Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce the expansion of its Labour Market Intelligence team, as it welcomes a new Vice-President and a new Director. Isabelle de Bruyn will lead the team …

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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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Tourism Labour Force Recovery Edges Forward

Canadian Tourism Labour Market Snapshot With summer firmly over for another year, the landscape of Canada’s tourism sector[1] shifted in September, as the peak travel season drew to a close and students (who comprise a substantial portion of younger workers) returned to full-time studies. There were decreases in both labour force and employment figures from …

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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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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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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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Tourism Labour Shortages Impacting Recovery

Canadian Tourism Labour Market Snapshot Overall, tourism employment grew (5.9%) over last month and the unemployment rate improved for all industry groups. There was also significant improvement in the unemployment rate across all industries when compared to the same month in 2019, 2020, and 2021. However, these data are artificially inflated by the decline in …

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