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Collective Effort Essential as Labour Market Tightens

Late last week, annual labour force survey data for the tourism sector was released. That data shows the stark, ongoing impact of the pandemic on tourism employment. In 2019, tourism employed almost 2.1 million workers. In 2020, this fell to 1.62 million workers, and only rose 2.2% in 2021. There were 1.66 million tourism employees …

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 …

Destination Inclusion Supports Lifelong Learning

Graduates of the Destination Inclusion program, which offers free learning and mentorship opportunities to racialized individuals in communities across Eastern Ontario, continue to share how the program has impacted them. Participant Youssef Skalli recently explained how the program has played a key role in his lifelong learning journey: Within my pro bono coaching activities, I …

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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 …

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 …

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 …