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An Immigration Plan to Grow the Economy

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has released Canada’s 2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan. The new plan demonstrates strong determination by the government to address economic and labour force needs through the immigration system. The plan increases the number of applications under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Family Reunification Program, which could open opportunities for tourism …

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Finalists Announced for Canadian Tourism Awards

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has announced the finalists of its annual Canadian Tourism Awards—the standard of excellence for businesses and organizations in tourism that recognizes success, leadership, and innovation in the industry. Tourism HR Canada congratulates all of this year’s finalists, and is honoured to sponsor two awards categories this year: Employee …

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End of EI Temporary Measures

Employment and Social Development Canada has provided the following announcement: The temporary measures to make Employment Insurance (EI) more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic will end on September 24th.  After September 24th, EI regular and special benefits (like maternity, parental, compassionate leave, and sickness) will continue to be available to workers, just as they were …

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New Year, New Initiatives: Leading Tourism’s Workforce Recovery

On behalf of the Tourism HR Canada team, I wish you and yours a happy and healthy new year. I know that 2022 has arrived under incredibly challenging circumstances. Our hard-hit tourism sector has been dealt another blow as the Omicron variant rages. In addition to the worry and uncertainty around the virus itself, the …

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Tourism HR Canada Ranked One of the 2021 Workplace Culture Innovators by the Canadian Workplace Culture Index

(OTTAWA, ON — December 14, 2021) Tourism HR Canada has been certified for exceptional workplace culture by The Canadian Workplace Culture Index, the leading measure of Canadian workplace culture. Certified companies demonstrate care for their employees, their customers, and their communities. Tourism HR Canada exceeded the Index, made up of the opinions of average Canadians …

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Tourism HR Canada Congratulates Canadian Tourism Award Finalists

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) to recognize success, leadership, and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry–rewarding those people, places, organizations, and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada. TIAC received just under one-hundred nominations this year across four …

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Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses Calling on Government to Protect Travel and Tourism in Canada

OTTAWA—July 6, 2021—Today, the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses (CHHB) is calling on the federal government to protect travel and tourism businesses and their employees in Canada, as the crucial Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) programs wind down. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in the travel …

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2021 Federal Budget: Strengthening Tourism Workforce Recovery

On April 19, 2021, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. It contained promising news to help address tourism workforce recovery efforts. More information is needed to know how some of these initiatives will work, but based on the information …

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You’re Invited to Help Shape the Post-COVID Future of Tourism & Hospitality

Are you an employer in the tourism and hospitality sector? We need your input to help shape the future of our post-pandemic workforce. As we enter a new year and reflect on the devastating and lasting effect that COVID-19 has had on our industry, it’s now time to look forward to the future resiliency of …

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