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.


Gananoque Secondary Students to Represent Canada at GTTP Conference in Monaco

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gananoque Secondary School in Gananoque, Ontario, joined the Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism (CATT) in 2000. The school also participates in initiatives of the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP). This year, two CATT students from the school have been chosen to represent Canada at the annual GTTP Research competition in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Introduction to Competency Based Training

Friday, May 23, 2014

There’s been talk in HR circles about competency based training for years, and it has proven to be more than just another trend as more and more businesses find success with this type of program. In order to take full advantage of what this training has to offer, it is important for business owners, managers, trainers, and learners to understand what competency based training actually is. Here is a very quick overview.

New Technology Boosts the Meetings and Events Industry

Friday, May 23, 2014

The last two decades have seen incredible growth in the ability to communicate and share information across vast distances. The power of internet-based communications has created a marked increase in the number events and meetings hosted online. This has created a new market and, despite predictions to the contrary, has not been at the expense of in-person meetings and events. Instead, video conferencing, webinars, and social media have added to the options available to those hosting conference and events, instead of replacing the events itself. Anyone can attend a local gathering, even those who cannot appear in person and participate in a breakout session or keynote address. If anything, new technology has increased the complexity of organizing, managing and hosting an event.

Tourism Week - A Professional Workforce is Worth Celebrating

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tourism Week in Canada, June 16-20, is a time to reflect on the economic impact and social benefits of the tourism industry in this country. At the same time, we must look forward to maintain a sustainable and competitive tourism sector by recognizing current and looming labour shortages, and developing effective strategies around attraction and retention of employees and other HR issues. The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) continues to serve the tourism industry in Canada by focusing on developing resources that address the need for an effective, professional tourism workforce. The CTHRC offers up to date Labour Market Information, resources to help attract and onboard valuable employees in times of labour shortage, and occupational training and certification programs for dozens of tourism trades through its training brand, emerit.

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!