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Immediate Success: Destination Inclusion Grads Strengthening Skills and Confidence

Graduates of the Destination Inclusion program, which offers free learning and mentorship opportunities to racialized individuals in communities across Eastern Ontario, have been sending in their success stories. The program is clearly offering individuals new opportunities to pursue employment in the tourism sector. Recent grad Clairon Haynes shared her Destination Inclusion experience: When this program …

Canada’s Labour Market, Two Roads Diverged

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board Member This article was originally published in STAY Magazine. One of the greatest challenges the hospitality and tourism industry is grappling with is the present state of our workforce. Workforce can be an ambiguous term. When I use the term, I am speaking about a spectrum that includes …

Unprecedented Job Vacancies in Tourism

Statistics Canada has just released its job vacancy rates data for the month of September. The number of vacancies in the accommodation and food services industry was truly unprecedented. Tourism HR Canada expected to see a slight decrease from August to September, given the reduced demand for tourism goods and services that usually accompanies the …

Shaping Tourism Advocacy Priorities

Tourism HR Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) today released a policy paper featuring insights and considerations to frame the upcoming National Policy Forum: Priorities for Tackling Labour Challenges in Tourism. The event will take place on November 30 as part of TIAC’s annual Tourism Congress. The National Policy Forum aims to …

5 Great Tips for Companies Preparing to Employ a Student

Students can bring fresh perspectives and welcome enthusiasm to the organizations who hire them while helping to reduce the workload. Failure to prepare, however, can result in unmet expectations and wasted time for both student and employer. As Propel accepts applications from tourism sector businesses interested in participating in our winter Student Work Placement Program, …

Reframing Relationships

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board Member This article was originally published in STAY Magazine. I was born into Canada’s hospitality industry. My grandfather was a hotelier and restaurateur.  He owned and operated hotels and restaurants in Vancouver, B.C., in the early and formative years of my life. His was the generation that understood …