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.


CTHRC President Wendy Swedlove Receives Two Prestigious Awards

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

At the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s (TIAC) annual Tourism Congress in Ottawa, Ms. Swedlove was inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame.
After the TIAC Hall of Fame luncheon, Wendy boarded a flight to Halifax to be recognized by the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) at their 37th Annual Tourism Summit. As the grand finale to the Summit, the 2014 Crystal Tourism Awards were presented, and Wendy was honoured to receive the Human Resource Leadership Award.

TIAC and Other Leading Business Associations Band Together to Call for Action on Labour Shortages

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Restaurants Canada and the Retail Council of Canada released the following open letter to Ministers Jason Kenney and Chris Alexander calling for action on the lack of options for employers who are facing acute and systemic shortages of labour in certain regions of the country.

Report Takes Advantage of CTHRC Labour Market Information and Research

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Congratulations to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) on the release of their publication 2014 GATEWAY TO GROWTH Tourism Labour Force Report. The report uses Labour Market Information (LMI) and research from the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC), data from Statistics Canada’s Human Resource Module of the Tourism Satellite Account, and information from other government departments and industry experts to paint a sobering picture of the state of Canada’s tourism industry, with a focus on its labour force.

Canadian Tourism Employment - Monthly Snapshot

Monday, December 22, 2014

November 2014 (seasonally unadjusted)
-In November 2014, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 6.3%, which was 0.1% lower than the rate reported in 2013 (6.4%).
-Employment in the Canadian economy overall increased during the month pushing the (seasonally adjusted) unemployment rate down to its lowest level since December 2008.
-Compared to November 2013, the food & beverage services and recreation & entertainment industry groups recorded lower unemployment rates.
-On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 2.6% in Alberta to 26.2% in Prince Edward Island.
-With the exception of the Maritimes, the (seasonally unadjusted) unemployment rate in tourism industries was below or similar to the rate reported for the provincial economy overall.

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Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism

Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism

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