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Tourism Employment Remains Significantly Lower

Employment across the economy often drops slightly in September. On average, between 2010 and 2019, seasonally unadjusted employment declined by 151,300 in September. This year, seasonally unadjusted employment increased by 34,300 individuals. Since the number of employed workers usually decreases, this small gain translated into a significant jump in employment when seasonal adjustments were added. …

Podcast: Propelling Careers in Tourism & Hospitality

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted a number of industries across the country, and the tourism & hospitality industry is near, if not at the top of, that list. The challenge now is how to address the labour crisis this industry is facing. CEWIL Canada, the lead organization for work-integrated learning in Canada, has a weekly …

Tourism HR Canada Congratulates Canadian Tourism Award Finalists

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) to recognize success, leadership, and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry–rewarding those people, places, organizations, and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada. TIAC received just under one-hundred nominations this year across four …

Examining the Economic State of Tourism

With the border closed, international travel to Canada in the first half of 2021 remained extremely low compared to 2019 (see Figure 1). Because the number of both travellers and tourists was so low, measuring any sort of increase since the pandemic struck requires removing any data from earlier than February 2020, the last month …

Info Session: Accessing Student Wage Subsidies

The Propel Student Work Placement Program offers tourism and hospitality employers access to up to $7,500 in wage subsidies when they hire a post-secondary student for work-integrated learning: an internship, a co-op placement, a work experience placement, and more. The many benefits? Students gain paid hands-on learning and mentoring in their field of study. Employers …

Where Can We Find Available Workers?

This summer, the tight restrictions on activities that had been put in place during the third wave of COVID-19 were lifted. Although the timing and degree of relaxation varied by province, Canadians were able to travel, go to restaurants, visit museums, and book a hotel room. Although international visitation remained extremely limited, the domestic tourism …