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The mission of the Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council is to develop a skilled and professional workforce for the Nova Scotia Tourism Sector.

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) was established in 1989 to address labour market issues within the tourism sector in Nova Scotia. The council is a provincial not-for-profit organization that facilitates and coordinates human resources development activities that support a competitive and sustainable Nova Scotia tourism sector.

In addition to being a provincial sector council, NSTHRC is one of the founding members of Tourism HR Canada. As a division of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS), the Council is directed by sector leaders representing sector and regional industry associations, government agencies, educators, and industry at large.

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council has developed an information piece to help people ‘change the conversation’ about Tourism in Nova Scotia.

Prior to COVID-19, Tourism was one of the largest employers in Nova Scotia. The industry employs over 40,000 Nova Scotians every year – more than agriculture, mining, and forestry combined. Yet not many people are aware of just how large an employer the tourism industry has been. ‘Tourism Works’ is a promotional piece with important information to help us all ‘change the conversation’.

It’s up to all of us to ensure people are aware of the diverse employment opportunities that can meet lifestyle choices and foster entrepreneurship – and now is the time to spread the work as our sector will recover and when it does we will need people to fill positions!