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Unprecedented Job Vacancies in Tourism

Statistics Canada has just released its job vacancy rates data for the month of September. The number of vacancies in the accommodation and food services industry was truly unprecedented. Tourism HR Canada expected to see a slight decrease from August to September, given the reduced demand for tourism goods and services that usually accompanies the …

Shaping Tourism Advocacy Priorities

Tourism HR Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) today released a policy paper featuring insights and considerations to frame the upcoming National Policy Forum: Priorities for Tackling Labour Challenges in Tourism. The event will take place on November 30 as part of TIAC’s annual Tourism Congress. The National Policy Forum aims to …

5 Great Tips for Companies Preparing to Employ a Student

Students can bring fresh perspectives and welcome enthusiasm to the organizations who hire them while helping to reduce the workload. Failure to prepare, however, can result in unmet expectations and wasted time for both student and employer. As Propel accepts applications from tourism sector businesses interested in participating in our winter Student Work Placement Program, …

Reframing Relationships

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board Member This article was originally published in STAY Magazine. I was born into Canada’s hospitality industry. My grandfather was a hotelier and restaurateur.  He owned and operated hotels and restaurants in Vancouver, B.C., in the early and formative years of my life. His was the generation that understood …

Podcast: Opportunities in Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism HR Canada’s Propel Student Work Placement Program recently featured on the Mindset in Motion (MIM) podcast, made for university and college educators, career counsellors, and leaders invested in supporting students and recent graduates with the tools and resources to thrive in their hopeful careers. Listen as host Bill Heinrich speaks with Elyse Leblanc and …

Uneven Employment Recovery Hitting Tourism

Employment across the economy stayed essentially flat between September and October. The total gain of 9,700 workers (an increase of 0.05%) was due to a decrease of 51,200 full-time workers and a gain of 61,000 part-time workers. Within the tourism sector, employment decreased by 38,200 due to drop of 72,300 full-time workers and a gain …