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Tourism Employment Remains 25% Lower Despite May Gains

Despite ongoing public health restrictions that limited tourism businesses’ ability to operate, the sector gained employment in May, adding 45,800 workers. Gains in full-time employment were offset to a degree by declines in part-time employment. The seasonally adjusted Labour Force Survey data for May shows employment across all industries decreased by 68,000. However, the unadjusted …

A Blueprint for Workforce Recovery

Workforce in Disarray COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to the tourism labour market, much greater than the economy overall. Many workers are not going to return to jobs once they are restored, causing some of the greatest labour shortages ever seen and hampering recovery. The reasons for this are complex and solutions or ways to …

Tourism HR Canada Honoured by CGLCC Champion Award

The team at Tourism HR Canada was thrilled to be the recipient of the CGLCC Champion Award, presented last week at the LGBT+ Excellence in Business & Leadership Awards held virtually during the New World: 2021 Digital LGBT+ Global Business Summit. “Our mission is to contribute to a thriving and inclusive Canadian economy by promoting …

Tourism Recovery: Back to Basics

COVID-19 has changed the playing field. For tourism businesses to recover, they will need to quickly react to the profound changes in the economy. Businesses now must align products and services with new markets, respond to new regulations, mitigate risk associated with their supply chain, learn to work with very different staffing situations, recover from …

New: COVID-19 Tourism Workforce and Business Impact Reports

Tourism has been severely limited since COVID-19 closed international borders, and it still has a long way to go on the road to recovery. The journey will not be without challenges, but there is room for hope. Headwinds include the continued absence of international tourism and business travel. Many festivals and events, which would act …

Just Released: Post-COVID Future of The Tourism Workforce

Tourism HR Canada’s latest report, The Post-COVID Future of the Tourism Workforce, takes an in-depth look at the systemic issues facing the tourism sector’s labour force and at the effect of COVID-19, and recommends how to make the tourism sector more sustainable and resilient as we recover from this crisis. While the primary focus is …