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MOU Strengthens Tourism HR Canada and Tourism Industry Association of Ontario Partnership

A newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Tourism HR Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) will leverage the strengths of each organization to support the competitiveness and economic sustainability of Ontario’s tourism and hospitality sector. Recognizing the importance of addressing the sector’s labour market and skills training needs, the organizations will …

Explore Tourism’s Employment Impact: Federal Riding Maps Updated

Tourism HR Canada has received updated data on the number of jobs in each of Canada’s 338 federal ridings and has made them available on our website. The 2016 census counted over 1.8 million Canadians working in tourism, which was 10.6% of all employed individuals in the country. The data has been mapped, allowing you …

Statistics

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot – June 2018

  (seasonally unadjusted) In June 2018, the unemployment rate1 in the tourism sector was at 4.5%, which is 0.7% lower than the rate reported in June 2017, and the same as the previous month (May 2018). At 4.5%, tourism’s unemployment rate was well below Canada’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.7%. With the exception of …

Train the Trainer

Emerit Unveils New Train the Trainer Workshop Resources

Emerit’s popular Train the Trainer program has been revamped, incorporating cutting-edge adult learning principles and reflecting the evolving needs of industry and workplace trainers. The newly released suite of resources includes an Instructor Guide, Participant Manual, and PowerPoint Presentation Deck, all designed to run a two-day workshop to guide employers and supervisors through techniques and …

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Newcomers Play Key Role in Tourism’s Competitiveness

On June 20, the Government of Canada announced the launch of an innovative three-year pilot program that will see nearly $7 million dedicated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to connect newcomers to Canada with jobs in the hotel industry in five regions across the country. Tourism HR Canada and the Hotel Association of …

Codified Practices Can Help Avoid Workplace “Civil” War

When civility in general society begins to take a backseat to reason, respect and open discourse, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the workplace also reflects this disruptive trend. One would think civility would be commonplace, especially with respect to the “golden rule” which suggests treating all others the way you wish to be treated. …