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747,950 or 1,900,323 – Just How Many Jobs Are There in Tourism?

Tourism jobs are defined by two numbers and both are from Statistics Canada—so why the two numbers and how is there a difference of over a million jobs? The first number, 747,950, is based on tourism demand; in other words, it’s based on visitor spending. This number comes from the National Tourism Indicators (NTI), which …

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Are You Okay? Keeping Tabs on Mental Health

The impact of COVID-19 on our mental health cannot be understated. What began as a sudden, unprecedented disruption has turned to months of uncertainty, stress, change, and isolation. We are not well equipped to handle long periods of crisis. Our fight-or-flight instinct helps us deal with imminent threats to our safety. When exposed to chronic …

Supporting Workplace Mental Health

The toll of the pandemic on the mental health of Canadians is increasingly alarming. A new study from the Canadian Mental Health Association and the University of British Columbia shows 40% of those surveyed said that their mental health had deteriorated since the COVID-19 outbreak began, a figure that rose to 61% among those with …

Staggering Tourism Employment Losses Far Exceed Overall Economy

Tourism employment decreased for the second month in a row in November, falling by 34,400 jobs, a 2.1% decrease from October. (Data is from the week of November 8 to 14.) Unlike last month, when employment losses were concentrated in Quebec, most provinces saw a loss of tourism employment in November. The greatest loss occurred …

Participate in Our LGBT+ Safe Space Accreditation Pilot Program

Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), in collaboration with Tourism HR Canada and with thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, is developing a comprehensive LGBT+ Safe Space Accreditation Pilot Program aiming to help businesses, organizations and communities certify their status as LGBT+ friendly. Applications are currently open to participate in the LGBT+ Safe …

Watch: Workforce Power Session

Workforce Power Session, the fifth and final 2020 session in our series of free webinars designed for business owners, operators, and entrepreneurs, is now available for viewing. This webinar will help employers navigate challenging staffing issues, exploring ways to recalibrate the staffing structure, plans to help employees transition back to work or new roles, and …