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Ongoing Tourism Job Losses Will Impede Recovery Efforts

Employment in both tourism and the broader economy fell significantly in January. The seasonally adjusted data reports employment in Canada dropping by 213,000, while the unadjusted (which we use to compare overall employment to tourism) shows a much steeper loss of almost half a million. Tourism employment decreased for the fifth month in a row, …

Help Shape the Post-COVID Future of Tourism & Hospitality

We need your input to help shape the future of our post-pandemic tourism and hospitality workforce. As we reflect on the devastating and lasting effect that COVID-19 has had on our industry, we must also look forward to the future resiliency of our workforce. How will the landscape change post-pandemic? How will we attract and …

Free Training to Help Tourism Build Back Better

Time is running out to access our LGBT+ diversity and inclusion training programs for free. Thanks to funding provided by the Government of Canada, Tourism HR Canada and the Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce are helping tourism businesses foster inclusion and develop LGBT+ safe spaces across the country. Be sure to sign up and participate …

Government Launches Budget Consultations to Hear from Canadians

Finance Canada has launched the Government of Canada’s annual Pre-Budget Consultations, ahead of Budget 2021. This process invites all Canadians to share their ideas and what matters most to them, to inform and guide Canada’s growth plan and feed into the measures and investments that will make up Budget 2021. When COVID-19 is under control, the …

Has COVID Affected Canadians’ Perceptions of Tourism?

In 2017, Tourism HR Canada published the results of a survey asking Canadians about their perceptions of the tourism sector as a place of work. It showed that Canadians viewed many aspects of tourism positively, but held negative views as well. Many respondents had positive perceptions of tourism and would recommend it as a place …

Save the Date: Labour Market Forum, March 15-18, 2021

Tourism HR Canada is proud to announce its fifth annual Labour Market Forum, taking place March 15 – 18, 2021. The event is a key part of Tourism HR Canada’s aim to create a more resilient and inclusive labour market. This year’s format will be fully virtual and free of charge. The new format opens …