Get the Recognition you deserve!  NSTHRC is pleased to offer Individual Recognition programs for Tourism Professionals who want to pursue professional development through emerit national certification.  emerit is the pinnacle in Canadian tourism training and provides individuals with the opportunity in 27 occupations including front line, supervisory and management.

NSTHRC also offers Company Recognition Programs that celebrate and support Tourism organizations that commit to service excellence and on-going staff development. These annual programs are aimed at helping organizations turn their service commitment into a marketing advantage! Our goal is to increase consumer awareness towards the commitment to excellent service that goes along with the Nova Scotia BEST Service Excellence and emerit Business Recognition Logos.

Employee Recognition

Be nationally recognized as a leading tourism professional – become emerit certified!

Certification is a demonstration of competency, which means that certified professionals meet job standards set by industry. Earning this important credential means that you will be recognized as a leading professional in your industry. By achieving emerit certification you earn the right to display your professional designation on business cards and résumés.

Increase job confidence by having your mastery of occupational knowledge and experience rewarded with a professional designation.  Click here for more information on becoming nationally certified.

Employer/Business Recognition Programs

Tourism 1 to 1 Mentorship Program

The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council developed a Tourism 1 to 1 Mentorship Program to provide members of the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) with an opportunity to connect with experienced Tourism Industry operators who are willing and able to share their expertise with their Industry colleagues. For more information on how to become a mentor or to find a mentor that meets your needs, check out the website at

The National Business Recognition Program

emerit Certified Property status is achieved when at least 60% of employees are emerit Professionally Certified.

NSTHRC recognizes these efforts by providing the business with the following:

  • Framed certificate
  • Congratulatory advertisement in regional newspaper
  • Company mention on the NSTHRC website
  • Companies are also recognized in the province Doers and Dreamers Guide

2018 Property Recognition Recipients

  • Best Western PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel
  • Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax
  • Coastal Inn Dartmouth
  • Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores, Visitor Information Centre
  • Grand Pré National Historic Site
  • Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
  • Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre
  • Pictou Lodge Beach Resort
  • Town of Digby, Visitor Information Centre
  • The Prince George Hotel
  • Tourism Nova Scotia
  • White Point Beach Resort