Programs and Services
The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) has developed a number of innovative programs, products, and services since its inception, and also partnered with numerous organizations to provide the sector with the most relevant and comprehensive tourism human resource information and tools available anywhere in Canada.
Under its emerit Tourism Training brand, the Council offers a wide variety of paper-based and online training resources, assessment options for nearly 50 occupations, and human resources tools for employers. Our Discover Tourism website provides a wealth of career development information for job seekers, as well as resources for employers to help them attract and retain skilled employees, including Canada’s only free employee-rated Employer of Choice assessment and designation.
The Council recognizes the importance education plays with respect to ensuring a highly skilled workforce, and is involved in a number of education-based initiatives.
Skills training, upgrading, and certification are all core components of CTHRC’s mission. Under its emerit Tourism Training brand, the Council offers a wide variety of paper-based and online training resources, assessment options for nearly 50 occupations, and human resources tools for employers.
Tourism is the world’s fastest growing sector, and with that growth comes the need for workers at all levels. While tourism has always been a hospitable entry point into the world of work, many individuals also benefit from its potential for lifelong career opportunities.
Canada’s economic well-being depends on a continuous, mobile supply of skilled workers. Through research and partnerships, the CTHRC is striving to facilitate systemic change that will result in improved foreign-credential recognition processes, particularly in the tourism sector.
The Council recognizes the impact of labour shortages in the tourism sector. Through its work on foreign worker integration, the CTHRC supports efforts by local Tourism Human Resource Organizations to foster stakeholder engagement on ways to facilitate the entry and integration of foreign workers.
Through its emerit Tourism Training brand, the CTHRC offers a suite of human resource tools that can assist any size of enterprise prepare and deliver HR and business planning strategies, as well as deliver training to build the professionalism and productivity of their employees.
Developed in 1993 to recognize and foster Canadian tourism excellence, the CTHRC awards for Excellence in Human Resources Development are awarded to outstanding tourism professionals, tourism businesses, or tourism properties.