The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) is an organization whose overall goal is to improve the quality of the Canadian labour force, and to assist businesses to be more flexible in meeting changing competitive demands.

Regarded as an exemplary council by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the CTHRC is a leader in a number of areas, including groundbreaking work in the area of temporary foreign workers, foreign credential recognition, and its comprehensive suite of training and certification resources marketed under the emerit Tourism Training brand.

The CTHRC is pleased to offer consulting services that facilitate the development and delivery of training, certification administration, human resource and planning strategies, research, and instructional design for all sectors of the marketplace.


Building Canada's Capacity in International Trade

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The CTHRC’s emerit Consulting Solutions has been busy undertaking new development work for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). FITT has hired emerit Consulting Solutions to develop a suite of International Competency Standards (ICS) for occupations core to international trade. The work has been underway since January 2014, and will continue until May 2015. During the project, emerit Consulting is working closely with FITT and their industry stakeholders.

Opportunity for Employers to Offer Input into Temporary Foreign Worker Program Reforms

Friday, September 26, 2014

As you are likely aware, the Government of Canada recently announced extensive reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), which they believe will help ensure that Canadians are given first chance at available jobs. The TFWP will now only refer to circumstances under which foreign workers enter Canada at the request of employers following an approved Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The new LMIA process is more comprehensive than the previously required labour market opinion (LMO), limits the proportion of low-wage temporary foreign workers that a business can employ, and requires employers of temporary foreign workers in certain occupations to submit workforce transition plans.

CTHRC and emerit President Wendy Swedlove to be Inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame

Friday, October 10, 2014

Congratulations to CTHRC and emerit President Wendy Swedlove on being a 2014 inductee into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame!
Induction into the Hall of Fame publicly recognizes individuals that have made tourism an important part of their life's work and whose actions have had a positive impact on the industry they serve. Inductees have helped to shape our sector as a vibrant contributor to our economy and position Canada as a welcoming destination. This certainly describes Wendy’s career and legacy.

Manitoba Students Graduate with Industry Recognized emerit Credentials

Friday, October 10, 2014

Congratulations to our Manitoba partner, the Manitoba Tourism Education Council, on the opening of their vocational school!

The Manitoba Training and Education Centre (MTEC), officially opened its doors in August and launches its first two programs in October. This new vocational school will deliver 6 to 8 week training programs to people who want to acquire skills and knowledge to enter into the large and growing hospitality and tourism industries in Manitoba.

Special Attractions

Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism

Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism

The Canadian Academy of Travel & Tourism (CATT) program introduces and promotes careers in tourism to high school students across Canada. The CATT program is integrated into the current high school curriculum, and allows students to specialize in tourism through a successful work and study approach.

Qualifications Frameworks

Qualifications Frameworks

See how your qualifications compare to certificates, diplomas, and degrees across education and industry with the Culinary and Hospitality Qualifications Frameworks. See the links between qualifications earned during post-secondary education, industry training, and apprenticeships. See where your qualifications fit in relation to your goals and tailor your professional development to your needs and qualifications.

Discover Tourism

Discover Tourism

Tourism is everywhere. And whether you’re looking for short-term income, a flexible job opportunity or a rewarding career, you’ll find an opportunity that’s right for you in tourism - one of Canada’s fastest growing industries!