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Final Dates to Earn Free LGBT+ Market-Ready Certificate

Just four dates remain to access the LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion certificate for free thanks to funding from the Government of Canada. After March, the program will still be available, but for a fee. The following sessions are your opportunity to learn how your business can welcome a key market for tourism’s recovery. English March …

SMART + Designation Recognizes Centennial College’s Commitment to Innovation

The global-oriented Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Management graduate certificate program offered by Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts has been awarded SMART + Premium accreditation from Tourism HR Canada. SMART is a flexible and inclusive accreditation program that responds to the identified needs of program providers, learners, and industry alike. It is …

Last Call for Free LGBT+ Market-Ready Certification

March is the final month to access the LGBT+ Market-Ready certificate free of charge. LGBT+ travellers represent a major opportunity for recovery for our Canadian tourism industry. They outspend their mainstream counterparts at 7x the average trip expense. They rebound faster after industry shocks, being among the first segment to recover post-9/11 and SARS. And …

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Invitation to Identify Future Skills Needs

Tourism HR Canada is gathering input from employers, Indigenous representatives, and students to inform the launch of our pan-Canadian Tourism Competency Framework. We are currently developing a Future Skills Competency Framework tool to help businesses, job-seekers, and industry professionals in the tourism sector. Feedback will help to ensure the Future Skills Competency Framework will best …

TIAC Announces New President & CEO

Tourism HR Canada congratulates Beth Potter on her appointment as the new President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). Beth has a long and distinguished career in Canada’s tourism sector, including most recently serving as the President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). She is a recognized …

Labour Market Forum March 15-18, 2021

Registration Opens for Labour Market Forum

Registration is open for Tourism HR Canada’s annual Labour Market Forum, a free, virtual event to help create a more resilient and inclusive labour market. Now in its fifth year, this premier event offers Canada’s tourism sector a unique opportunity to collaborate on improving workforce strategies, resources, and the capacity to implement them. Tourism businesses, …