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Kingston

Nicknamed ‘Limestone City’, Kingston is located on the eastern end of Lake Ontario at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and the mouth of the Cataraqui River (south end of Rideau Canal). The city is midway between Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Kingston is known for its historic properties as well as World Heritage Sites, National Historic Sites – just to name a few. Kingston has 1211 properties listed on the heritage register pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act. In 2007, the Rideau canal along with the fortifications at Kingston were designated a World Heritage Site, one of only 15 in Canada.

Destination Dynamics: Real-time Local Tourism Revenue & Labour Forecasting for Kingston

  • The Covid-19 pandemic led to a drop of 28% in tourism and hospitality revenues in Kingston
  • Accommodation revenues fell by 28% when the pandemic hit. The sector experienced some early recovery with the easing of restrictions in 2020-2021
  • Revenues from food services dropped by 26%; followed by recreation which experienced a drop of 19% in 2019-2021
  • As per forecasts, the region is expected to lose 4770 tourism and hospitality jobs over 2020 – 2025

Ontario Tourism Education Corporation. (2022). Destination Dynamics: Real-time local Tourism Revenue & Labour Forecasting model [data v1. 2022].

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TSNO funded training opportunities at work in Kingston

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Future-proof your business with the Resiliency Training Series

The Resiliency Series focuses on addressing skill gaps and building a more adaptable workforce within the uncertain COVID-19 environment.

Managers & Supervisors

The Leadership Excellence series focuses on developing the skills of new, emerging, and experienced managers and supervisors for success.

Hospitality Career Catalyst

TSNO members have access to a work-ready pool of candidates through the Hospitality Career Catalyst program. Participants learn many in-demand skills and industry-recognized certifications

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