Working for You: Top 5 Things to Know About Your National Association This Month

ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

HAC was invited to present at the Destinations International Advocacy Summit in Philadelphia in early November. Alana Baker, Director of Government Relations, was onsite to deliver a presentation on short-term rental regulations in Canada, focusing on HAC’s latest research and #FairRules campaign. Importantly, HAC’s recent best practice framework “Developing a Modern Approach to Short-Term Rentals in a Digital Economy” was featured in the session materials, provoking discussion throughout the event. This issue crosses borders and the international recognition is a strong signal that HAC’s advocacy efforts in Canada are world-leading.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: THE NEXT HAC & CBRE HOTELS QUARTERLY WEBINAR WILL TAKE PLACE DECEMBER 4, 2018

The webinar will update members on the market performance of the Canadian Hotel Industry over the first half of the year and will provide insights on how the industry is tracking against CBRE’s 2018 RevPAR Forecasts. The webinar will provide a high-level overview of national, regional, and provincial year-to-date performance but will also highlight the most recent performance statistics for some of the country’s smaller regional markets.

IS YOUR PAY COMPETITIVE?

The Canadian tourism sector compensation survey is now live. R. A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. is conducting a study, on behalf of Tourism HR Canada: the 2018 Canadian Tourism Sector Compensation Study. The survey takes 10 – 15 minutes to complete and covers human resource policies related to compensation. Once you complete the survey, you will be asked to submit compensation data for your business/organization either online or by using an Excel spreadsheet. All participants gain full access to the results. Participate today.

TOURISM = JOBS: A NEW FEDERAL TOURISM STRATEGY

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie has announced the creation of the Advisory Council on Jobs and the Visitor Economy, which will guide the Minister in the development of a new federal tourism strategy. HAC had the opportunity to briefly discuss the vision for a new strategy with Minister Joly during its Parliament Hill Day and welcomes this announcement. HAC looks forward to working closely with the Minister’s Office to ensure that the collective goals and objectives of the hotel sector are met, as part of this new strategy. Share your thoughts about what should be included in the new federal tourism strategy.  Provide your comments online.

EI COMMISSIONER’S EMPLOYER FORUM

HAC attended the EI Commissioner’s Employer Forum to provide industry guidance and views on the shape of a possible Employment Insurance review, particularly as it relates to training and labour market development. Of particular importance to the hotel sector, the session provided an opportunity for HAC to highlight the industry’s labour shortage concerns and outline recommendations on how best to address them, including improvements to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The forum concluded with a roundtable discussion with The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

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