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Flatten Your Business Learning Curve – Get Back to Basics with Tourism Business Builders

The Tourism HR Canada team is proud to announce the launch of its Tourism Business Builders online program, developed specifically for tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs. This much-anticipated update moves the renowned program to a fully online offering, allowing for 24/7 access on the organization’s Emerit.ca learning platform and the flexibility to quickly add content as …

Impact of Digitalization on Tourism Jobs: Do We Still Need People?

The COVID pandemic has accelerated the impact of digitalization on tourism, and significant changes to business models and operational needs have triggered major workforce shifts. COVID has demonstrated the need for digitalization to help businesses be more resilient and able to respond to disruptive events such as catastrophic weather (e.g., hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes), bear markets, …

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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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One Year In: Tourism Employment Down Nearly Half a Million Jobs

In March, seasonally unadjusted tourism employment increased by 50,800. March was the second month in which tourism employment increased, following five months of decreasing employment from September to January. Despite the increase, Canada’s tourism sector employed 450,200 fewer people than it had in February 2020. The seasonally adjusted data from the labour force survey shows …

Successful Partnership Strengthens Diversity and Inclusion in Tourism

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our LGBT+ diversity and inclusion training programs over the past 18 months. Thank you for fostering inclusion and understanding and for developing LGBT+ safe spaces across the country. This national project was funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) through the six Regional Development …

A Tourism Transformation Story: Ottawa Tiki Tours

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board Member We are now well past the one-year mark since COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic. The data, the projections, and the road ahead seem almost insurmountable as we fight towards our next normal. But of course, there is hope. Through the devastation and grief, we have …