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Taking Action to Address the Tourism Labour Crisis

Pan-Canadian Task Force Creating Framework and Tools to Alleviate Workforce Shortages and Skills Gaps (OTTAWA, ON—October 3, 2022) Tourism HR Canada will lead a pan-Canadian task force and urgently needed initiatives to tackle the workforce challenges impacting the tourism sector, with thanks to generous funding announced today by the Government of Canada through its National …

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Invitation: Employer Perspectives on Accessible Workforce Entry

Employer Perspectives: Barriers & Enablers to Accessible Workforce Entry The Project Persons with disabilities (PwD) in Canada face many barriers to meaningful first-time employment. But research on employer perspectives–including barriers and enablers employers face in recruiting and hiring PwD–and actionable solutions are still needed, especially in the context of COVID-19 recovery. The Business + Higher Education …

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Funding for SMEs to Boost Digitalization

The Government of Canada has announced that its Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) will soon be accepting applications, with the launch planned for March 3, 2022. This will be an opportunity for eligible small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), including tourism businesses, to access grants, expert digital advice, 0% interest loans, and work placements to …

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Join: Propel Student Work Placement Program Info Session

Tourism HR Canada invites employers, students, and educators to a virtual info session for its Propel Student Work Placement Program on Wednesday, January 19, at 1:00pm Eastern Time. Propel offers tourism and hospitality employers access to up to $7,500 in wage subsidies when they hire a post-secondary student for work-integrated learning: an internship, a co-op …

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Notice: Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP) Application Issue

Please be advised that an error with the Government of Canada’s Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP) calculation spreadsheet may have resulted in some applicants mistakenly receiving a message that they were not eligible for application period 22 (October 24 to November 20, 2021). The following information is taken directly from the THRP website. If …

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Vince Accardi to Lead Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) and Motor Coach Canada (MCC)

Tourism HR Canada congratulates Board Director Vince Accardi on his new role as President of the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) and Motor Coach Canada (MCC). OMCA and MCC’s Chair, Marc Laplante, announced last week that Vince will officially start with the organization on April 19. Vince has strong ties to Tourism HR Canada, having …

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New Capilano University and Fleming College Agreement

North Vancouver, B.C., March 19, 2021 – Capilano University (CapU) and Fleming College are pleased to announce a new 2 + 2 block agreement that allows Tourism and Hospitality diploma graduates from Fleming College to continue their education and complete a Bachelor of Tourism Management degree at CapU. This agreement, which came into effect on …

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