Tourism HR Canada Participating in the 2015 TIAC Tourism Congress

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to be participating in the 2015 TIAC Tourism Congress, December 1–2 in Ottawa, as a sponsor organization. Tourism HR Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) have been working together for many years to improve and address issues around tourism human resources in Canada on a national scale.

This year, Tourism HR Canada President Philip Mondor will be attending the conference and moderating a panel entitled Labour and Delivery on December 2. This panel will discuss the realities of labour shortages in the Canadian tourism industry, which have been a growing concern due to many factors including an aging population, changes to initiatives such as the Temporary Foreign Worker program, the seasonal nature of tourism in Canada, and the lack of recognition of tourism occupations as valuable trades leading to fulfilling careers.

The panel will include leading tourism human resources experts from across the country: Tony Pollard, President, Hotel Association of Canada; Darlene Grant Fiander, President, Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia; Darren Reeder, Executive Director, Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association; and Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers, Canada Employment insurance Commission.

This discussion is not to be missed, and will touch on issues affecting tourism businesses, educators, employees and associations.

Tourism HR Canada would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate Alan Latourelle and Michael Resch on their induction into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame, as well as all of the finalists for the 2015 Canadian Tourism Awards. Several of the finalists are users of Tourism HR Canada’s emerit training and certification products, and their commitment to investing in their employees’ professional development and careers are just one reason they stand out in an increasingly competitive tourism market.

Don’t miss the premier gathering of Canada’s tourism industry, the 2015 Tourism Congress. For more information and to register, visit the 2015 Tourism Congress webpage.