Labour Supply Shortages
The hotel and lodging sector is a strong and vibrant industry, currently experiencing record highs and is forecasting significant growth. The Federal Government continues to have a real focus on getting Canada’s available workers out of unemployment and into meaningful jobs – and hotels have front-line positions open.
A Solution for the Industry
In order to address the industry’s labour shortage, the Hotel Association of Canada, together with its project partner Tourism HR Canada, has partnered with the Government of Canada to build a bridge program that will mobilize new Canadians into available hotel jobs. The project will be launched in summer 2018 with the first round of employees placed in the fall of 2018.
The Hotel Association of Canada will be reaching out to members to solicit interest and available positions. For more information, please contact Alana Baker (email@example.com).
With nearly $7 million in funding provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Tourism HR Canada and the Hotel Association of Canada, alongside other provincial and local labour market partners, will work together to employ newcomers in sustainable, long-term hotel jobs. This project is an important one for both government and the accommodation sector because it provides a labour solution to a long-standing shortage, while offering new Canadians meaningful, stable employment. It is a win-win for all parties involved.