Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) is a provincial sector council that promotes and enhances professionalism in the Nova Scotia tourism sector.  The mission of the Council is to develop a skilled and professional workforce for the Nova Scotia Tourism Industry.

Online Campus

Whether you are an employer or an employee, training is key to your success. Check out the many products and programs available to you as an individual or an organization.

Course Calendar

Our training sessions take place year round, throughout Nova Scotia. Be sure to check our easy to use Training Calendar often as new opportunities are constantly being added. Online registration makes it simple.

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Nova Scotia BEST Service Excellence

The Nova Scotia BEST Philosophy:

Nova Scotia BEST is based on positive attitudes and the belief that each one of us can and must make a difference to the customer’s experience.

emerit Tourism Training

Professional tourism certification is offered in more than 27 occupations. Upgrading your skills? Entering a new profession? Check out what emerit, Nationally recognized tourism training can offer you.

Start a Tourism Career

With an industry so diverse, tourism offers a long-term career fit for enthusiastic individuals wanting to put their education and skills to work in an exciting and varied environment. Learn more about the rewarding opportunities available in tourism.

Tourism Scholarships

Funding opportunities are available through a number of Tourism Scholarships. Whether you are a student or a tourism professional we welcome you to learn more. Application details, scholarship criteria, important deadlines – it’s all here.

Tourism Opportunity

Tourism Opportunity explores the fascinating stories of people whose work in Nova Scotia’s Tourism Industry has influenced their current career.   Whether considering a summer job, or a career, the opportunities and skill development presented by working in tourism are limitless.

Recognition Programs

Learn how your organization can become a recognized World Host property. Sign up to become an Employer of Choice or a Tourism Mentor. Provincial and National recognition opportunities exist for you and your staff!

Strategic Workforce Planning

Strategic workforce planning is commonly described as the process of making sure your business or organization has the right people with the right skills doing the right jobs at the right time.

Business Succession Planning

Succession planning is the process of compiling necessary information and analyzing options to plan for the future of your business or organization.

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) is excited to roll out a new way for our industry to train and upskill; a way to incorporate technology and continued learning to help our Industry through this difficult time.

Introducing SkillsPass – a training management platform offering a catalog of online courses, training, and webinars specific to our industry. Funded by Labour and Advanced Education (LAE) and the Tourism Sector Council (NSTHRC) the training is accessible to all people in our industry, and at no cost.

We invite Employers and Employees to take advantage of this training to advance their skillset. Visit the Nova Scotia Tourism Sector Council SkillsPass Training Centre above to find the course for you!

For other Training Courses including workshops and online, check out our Training Programs.

Serve it Up – High School Culinary Program

Serve it Up is a pre-apprenticeship program for High School Students; a partnership between the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council, Education and Apprenticeship. Serve it Up provides an opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the culinary trade to gain hands-on, paid experience – while working under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef. This innovative mentorship program meets immediate culinary labour needs and connects employers to future, long-term employees.