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The LGBT+ Community Expected to Play a Big Role in Canada’s Tourism Recovery

Certificate program teaches businesses how to become market ready, free only until March 31, 2021 A recent study by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) shows that 90 percent of Canadian LGBT+ travellers intend to travel domestically amidst international uncertainty and represent a $12 billion leisure travel opportunity. The CGLCC has partnered with Tourism HR …

Connecting Newcomers for Ongoing Support and Success

As an extension to the Destination Employment Facebook page, Tourism HR Canada and the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) recently launched a Facebook group exclusively for individuals who’ve participated in the pan-Canadian Destination Employment program. This alumni group will serve as a networking platform for program graduates who might want to share their experiences as …

A Blueprint for Change

“All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end”. A very pertinent quote for the world we are living in by one of the world’s foremost leadership experts, Canadian author Robin Sharma. We have faced our fair share of ‘hard’ and ‘messy’. Let’s hope ‘gorgeous’ is on its way. …

2021 Outlook: Tourism’s Recovery Requires a Resilient Workforce

2021 is the start of a long recovery for the tourism industry, and it will be hampered by a shortfall of workers. The sector has faced a very difficult year and the long road to recovery will continue to be difficult to navigate. 2021 looks promising, filled with renewed hope and optimism especially now that …

Webinar: Workforce Shortfall – And What It Takes to Restart Canada’s Tourism Workforce

Tourism HR Canada has been tracking the impacts of COVID on the tourism workforce, and the fallout on GDP and consumer confidence. Other research in collaboration with the Conference Board focuses on labour projections: by sector, by region, and more. Tourism is facing staggering employment losses that far exceed the overall economy, and projections suggest …

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Tourism Employment Losses Nothing Short of Catastrophic

Nearly 90% of Year-Over-Year Employment Losses in Tourism Tourism employment decreased for the third month in a row in December, falling by 56,700, a 3.5% decrease from November. (Data is from the week of December 6 to 12.) Tourism employment decreased in all provinces except in Quebec, where employment essentially flat, increasing by a miniscule …