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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 …

Management [lived] Experience Required

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Director During critical moments in our personal and professional lives, there is tremendous value in becoming aware of exactly what’s unfolding in front of us so we can dial up a fitting response to adversity. This is a life lived through adaptability—a skill key we have all developed over …

Celebrating Tourism’s Strength: Its People

Led nationally by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), and with many complementary regional and local initiatives, Tourism Week is “an annual invitation for all tourism partners to come together to champion and promote Canada’s destinations, tourism businesses, and employees—from coast to coast to coast.” This year’s theme, Travel now. For work, life, and …

Forging Links Between Employers and Skilled Job Seekers

On May 19th, Tourism HR Canada’s Destination Inclusion team organized a targeted virtual recruitment event with The Westin Ottawa and Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre. A group of enthusiastic Destination Inclusion program participants took the opportunity to meet with industry leaders from these two prestigious hotels, including: Andrew Falkenberg, Market Director of Human …

HR = E3 (Exceptional Employee Experiences)

The pandemic has caused significant disruption to the tourism labour market, much greater than the economy overall. While the latest Labour Force Survey shows the workforce is recovering, there is a long way to go: tourism remains over 200,000 workers below the same month in 2019. In many ways the issues we have today are …

Tourism Employment Sees Gains, but Remains Well Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Canadian Tourism Labour Market Snapshot Overall, tourism employment grew slightly (2.2%) from March to April and the unemployment rate improved for all industries except for the food & beverage services industry, which saw a slight uptick. Nevertheless, there was significant improvement in the unemployment rate across all industries when compared to the same month in …