Tourism and Hospitality

B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector is comprised of many types of organizations, such as adventure and tourism businesses, restaurants and accommodations, transportation, travel agencies and destination marketers.

B.C. is known to be a world-class destination for many activities. British Columbians and visitors can enjoy river rafting, fresh-water and salt-water kayaking, mountaineering, skiing, camping, whale watching, scuba diving and wine tours, among other pursuits.

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Accommodation services
Amusement, gambling and recreation industries
Food services and drinking places
Heritage institutions
Performing arts, spectator sports and related industries
Water transportation
Air transportation
Transit, sightseeing, and pipeline transportation

Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (SLMP) Program helps industry and employers understand and respond to changing labour market demands. Under the program, partnership-led projects can apply for funding to address broader sector and regional labour market issues.

BC Tourism Labour Shortage Economic Impact Study - May 2016
Tourism Labour Shortage Economic Report – May 2016
Cook Labour Market Analysis Report – June 2016 (from Go2HR)

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