Tourism HR Canada helps support tourism education in Canada by providing educators with current labour market information and resources to assist in creating curricula that reflect the needs of the industry.
Tourism HR Canada works with industry to develop national occupational standards, training and certification that can inform curricula and complement academic credentials.
Consider partnering with the Tourism HR Canada to:
- ensure your curriculum is industry relevant
- assist in developing standards, certification and training
- link industry and academic credentials
- facilitate a pan-Canadian credit transfer system
- meet with other educators across Canada to network and discuss common issues
Tourism HR Canada currently partners with:
Art Institute of Vancouver
Educators at the private college successfully used the Event Management International Competency Standards to inform their Event Management Diploma Program. Graduates of the program with a high level of academic achievement are granted the Occupational Knowledge component of the emerit Event Coordinator certification.
Cégep de Saint-Félicien
emerit National Occupational Standards were integrated into the school’s Tourism Techniques curriculum, giving students who complete the requisite modules the chance to earn credits towards nationally-recognized emerit certification. This reciprocal agreement also means that the Cegep will grant course credit to emerit certified individuals who wish to pursue further studies at the Cegep.
A pilot project is currently underway to develop a learning module that will introduce students in the BComm Hospitality and Tourism Management’s program to Tourism HR Canada’s tools and resources. Students will use emerit National Occupational Standards, and resources from the HR Toolkit and Supervisor training to develop an HR plan and use practical industry resources to prepare for their future management careers.
Vancouver Community College
The Hospitality and Management program was mapped to the emerit National Occupational Standards for Food and Beverage Server, Food and Beverage Manager, Front Desk Agent, Line Cook and Supervisory Skills. An articulation agreement is currently being explored.
Contact us to find out how your educational institution can make a difference in the advancement of tourism services and programs.