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Priorities for Tackling Labour Challenges in Tourism

Tackling the labour challenges impacting Canada’s tourism sector will involve many strategies. Better utilization of tailored resources and supports, along with adapting business models and improving HR practices will be essential, but not enough. Addressing structural constraints requires an advocacy focus to better align public policy to meet both short-term and long-term labour needs in …

Talent MATCH Propel Info Session

Please note: this Propel info session is for BC-based employers. A national session will take place on December 9. Need help bringing on new staff? Hiring students is a great way to build your team for short-term needs and to build a talent pipeline for the long term! And now you can access a wage …

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Tourism HR Canada Welcomes New Federal Cabinet

On October 26, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the members of the new federal cabinet. Tourism HR Canada wishes to congratulate the ministers on their appointments. Our organization looks forward to working with the ministers to revitalize the visitor economy and support the 1 in 10 workers employed in the sector. The ministers whose …

Funding Available for Your Winter Interns

Employers can receive a wage subsidy of up to 75 per cent, up to a max of $7,500 With the winter semester quickly approaching, now is the time to start planning your winter and spring employment strategy—and Tourism HR Canada has a way to help! Many businesses across the country have been facing labour challenges …

Supporting Job Readiness with New Hospitality Essentials Microlearning

Destination Inclusion, a new skills development initiative announced in the September 15 edition of Tourism HR Insider, has now commenced and is gaining momentum. Coordinated in conjunction with partners World Skills Employment Centre and the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), this program offers learning and mentorship opportunities to racialized individuals in communities across Eastern Ontario. A new, …

Reminder: Apply to Receive Reimbursement for Your 2021 Summer Students

Tourism employers can receive a wage subsidy of up to 75 percent, up to a max of $7,500 The Canadian tourism sector remains in a critical state. More than 18 months into the pandemic, the industry still has not recovered; international tourists are trickling in, labour challenges remain high, and various regions have experienced rolling …