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Tourism HR Canada Welcomes New Federal Cabinet

On October 26, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the members of the new federal cabinet. Tourism HR Canada wishes to congratulate the ministers on their appointments. Our organization looks forward to working with the ministers to revitalize the visitor economy and support the 1 in 10 workers employed in the sector. The ministers whose …

Funding Available for Your Winter Interns

Employers can receive a wage subsidy of up to 75 per cent, up to a max of $7,500 With the winter semester quickly approaching, now is the time to start planning your winter and spring employment strategy—and Tourism HR Canada has a way to help! Many businesses across the country have been facing labour challenges …

Supporting Job Readiness with New Hospitality Essentials Microlearning

Destination Inclusion, a new skills development initiative announced in the September 15 edition of Tourism HR Insider, has now commenced and is gaining momentum. Coordinated in conjunction with partners World Skills Employment Centre and the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), this program offers learning and mentorship opportunities to racialized individuals in communities across Eastern Ontario. A new, …

Reminder: Apply to Receive Reimbursement for Your 2021 Summer Students

Tourism employers can receive a wage subsidy of up to 75 percent, up to a max of $7,500 The Canadian tourism sector remains in a critical state. More than 18 months into the pandemic, the industry still has not recovered; international tourists are trickling in, labour challenges remain high, and various regions have experienced rolling …

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 …