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Smart Programming Gets Students Industry-Ready

A strong supporter of Tourism HR Canada and its Emerit programming for over 20 years, HT Hospitality Training reinvented the approach to training and securing employment in Ottawa’s tourism workforce. What once started out as a line cook training program operating out of a home office has expanded to a SMART+ nationally accredited, multi-course offering …

Give Your Business a Digital Edge

How Canadians do business has changed. To stay competitive and grow, small and medium-sized businesses need to adopt new digital tools. Recently launched by the Government of Canada, the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) can help get your business online, give your e-commerce presence a boost or help digitalize your business’s operations. CDAP provides funding …

Now Hiring: A Free Post-Pandemic HR Guide for Employers

Tourism’s workforce issues did not begin with the pandemic, but COVID has heightened and amplified the problem. The labour shortage is here to stay, and adapting to new circumstances must involve multiple strategies. There is a need for better utilization of tailored resources and supports, along with adapting business models and improving HR/human capital practices. …

Responding to the Labour Crisis

Pan-Canadian Tourism Workforce Recovery & Growth Task Force Tourism, at its core, is a people business and one that relies on a skilled workforce to capitalize on its economic potential for Canada. Re-opening tourism businesses and guiding their recovery requires an all-of-sector approach. A workforce recovery strategy will require flexibility, coordination, and resources to ensure …

Inspiring Work-Integrated Learning

On March 10, join CEWIL Canada alongside college & polytechnic thought leaders and work-integrated learning (WIL) educators for a pan-Canadian perspective on the past, present and future of WIL. Tourism HR Canada Director Joe Baker presents on WIL in tourism and hospitality, highlighting the Propel Student Work Placement Program. Register for this free event today! …

Funding for SMEs to Boost Digitalization

The Government of Canada has announced that its Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) will soon be accepting applications, with the launch planned for March 3, 2022. This will be an opportunity for eligible small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), including tourism businesses, to access grants, expert digital advice, 0% interest loans, and work placements to …