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Destination Inclusion Supports Lifelong Learning

Graduates of the Destination Inclusion program, which offers free learning and mentorship opportunities to racialized individuals in communities across Eastern Ontario, continue to share how the program has impacted them. Participant Youssef Skalli recently explained how the program has played a key role in his lifelong learning journey: Within my pro bono coaching activities, I …

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Notice: Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP) Application Issue

Please be advised that an error with the Government of Canada’s Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP) calculation spreadsheet may have resulted in some applicants mistakenly receiving a message that they were not eligible for application period 22 (October 24 to November 20, 2021). The following information is taken directly from the THRP website. If …

New Year, New Initiatives: Leading Tourism’s Workforce Recovery

On behalf of the Tourism HR Canada team, I wish you and yours a happy and healthy new year. I know that 2022 has arrived under incredibly challenging circumstances. Our hard-hit tourism sector has been dealt another blow as the Omicron variant rages. In addition to the worry and uncertainty around the virus itself, the …

Tourism HR Canada Ranked One of the 2021 Workplace Culture Innovators by the Canadian Workplace Culture Index

(OTTAWA, ON — December 14, 2021) Tourism HR Canada has been certified for exceptional workplace culture by The Canadian Workplace Culture Index, the leading measure of Canadian workplace culture. Certified companies demonstrate care for their employees, their customers, and their communities. Tourism HR Canada exceeded the Index, made up of the opinions of average Canadians …

Celebrating Excellence: Tourism Employee Appreciation Award

A heartfelt congratulations from the Tourism HR Canada team to Sally MacInnis, Reservations Manager at Keltic Lodge, in Ingonish Beach, Nova Scotia. Sally is this year’s recipient of the Tourism HR Canada Employee Appreciation Award. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, MP, and Tourism HR Canada President and CEO Philip Mondor presented the award in Ottawa last …

A Perfect Storm: Record Job Vacancies, Tightening Labour Market

In November, tourism employment increased by 11,200, which is highly unusual for this month. Since 2006, the only other time that tourism employment increased in November was in 2012, when employment increased by 5,500. Generally, tourism employment falls by roughly 28,000 between October and November.[1] Seasonally unadjusted employment across all industries usually declines in November …