Welcome

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.
 

News

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot December 2014

Monday, February 2, 2015

December 2014 (seasonally unadjusted)
-In December 2014, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 6%, which was 0.3% lower than the rate reported in 2013 (6.3%).
-Employment in the Canadian tourism sector overall increased during the month with Prince Edward Island (-7.2%) and Newfoundland (-1.9%) having the most significant increase in employment.
-Compared to December 2013, the food & beverage services and transportation industry groups recorded lower unemployment rates.
-On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 2% in Alberta to 19% 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.

Canadian Tourism Employment Monthly Snapshot January 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

January 2015 (seasonally unadjusted)
-In January 2015, the unemployment rate in the tourism sector was 6.4%, which was 0.2% lower than the rate reported in 2014 (6.6%).
-Unemployment in the Canadian tourism sector overall increased during the month with Prince Edward Island (3.1%) and Manitoba (2.5%) having the most significant increase in unemployment.
-Compared to January 2014, the food & beverage services, recreation & entertainment, and transportation industry groups recorded lower unemployment rates.
-On a provincial basis, tourism unemployment rates ranged from 3% in Saskatchewan to 22.1% in Prince Edward Island.
-With the exception of Prince Edward Island, the (seasonally unadjusted) unemployment rate in tourism industries was below or similar to the rate reported for the provincial economy overall.

CTHRC Announces Retirement of President Wendy Swedlove

Friday, February 27, 2015

After a remarkable thirty year career as a national leader and tireless champion for those working in the Canadian tourism industry, CTHRC President Wendy Swedlove will be retiring effective March 31, 2015.
Wendy is the founding President of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council. For over 20 years, the Council’s mandate has been to support the tourism sector in addressing human resource issues and building a globally competitive and sustainable tourism industry in Canada. Prior to founding the CTHRC, Wendy was with Tourism Canada, the organization that is now the Canadian Tourism Commission.

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council Announces Philip Mondor as New President

Friday, February 27, 2015

After an extensive search and selection process, the CTHRC Board of Directors has unanimously selected Philip Mondor as the new President of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council. Philip will assume his new role on March 16, 2015.
Philip joined the CTHRC in 1996 and has held the title of Senior Vice-President for fourteen years. During his time at the CTHRC, Philip has led a number of key initiatives that have been instrumental in the Council’s success.

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!