HAC Announces Recipients of the Awards of Excellence

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) was pleased today to honour four distinguished recipients with an Award of Excellence at its 2022 HAC Conference. Each year, HAC recognizes members who have achieved significant accomplishments and demonstrated the finest in professionalism, quality, and excellence in the...

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2022 Board of Directors Announced

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to announce that Sara Glenn, Chief Operating Officer, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America, Accor North America has been appointed as Chairwoman of the Board. Ms. Glenn makes history as the first ever female chair of HAC.   “Sara...

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Budget 2022: HAC Analysis & What It Means for You

The 2022 Federal Budget, tabled today at 4pm, comes as Canada and the world are facing unprecedented and unpredictable circumstances.   TOPLINE HIGHLIGHTS Here are the highlights for hotels:   Strong signals point towards borders staying open in the future Significant investments to reduce the immigration processing backlog for temporary...

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Improvements to TFW Program Announced Today Target Hoteliers

On April 4, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced important changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program under the Workforce Solutions Road Map which will provide hoteliers with better access to the program. Effective April 30: Accommodation and Food Services...

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It’s Official: Canadian Borders Now Open

On April 1, the federal government officially removed all pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements at the border for vaccinated travellers. After a heavy lift from HAC to expedite the announcement, Canada’s border is finally open and unrestricted for the first time in two years – just in...

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Government Eases COVID-19 Border Testing Measures

Today, Honourable Ministers Jean Yves-Duclos, Omar Alghabra, and Randy Boissonnault announced that the federal government will be lifting the pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirement at the border for vaccinated travellers with at least two doses. As of April 1, travellers entering Canada will not have to show...

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