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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

Take a moment to learn more about our partners and what they’re actively working on in Kingston.

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

Recommend TSNO

TSNO members are actively working in Kingston to help future-proof the tourism and hospitality sector. We contribute to the economic development in Kingston by helping to get the right training, to the right people where it is needed the most. Why not recommend us today and help us expand our network?

Top reasons to recommend TSNO

EmployersLead the way in recruitment, training, upskilling and reskilling your future workforce.
Industry PartnersAccess funding and programs designed for your region and sector.
Employment Service PartnersAccess to HR tools like SkillsPass and sector-specific training that prepares and develops workers for a career in tourism and hospitality.
Community Organizations Helping Job SeekersRefer clients to sector-specific opportunities.

Become a TSNO member

Over 270 Members and counting! Top reasons to become a member

  • Builds collaborative partnerships between industry and the workforce development system
  • Supports attraction, retention and advancement of tourism and hospitality workers
  • Leverages data and technology to help businesses, destinations and workers navigate the labour market with intelligence
  • Ensures quality assurance across training networks through industry-led programming standards and strong evaluation
  • Leverages data and evidence to support targeted investments and consistent communications across the network
  • Provides economies of scale to businesses, destinations and training partners pursuing data, training and technology infrastructure to support their workforce development goals
  • Provides a framework for local strategic workforce planning and the support required for effective implementation

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RegionThunder Bay
DateMay 23, 2022
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DateMay 24, 2022
EventEEC: Hospitality Career Catalyst
RegionLeeds/Grenville/Brockville/Cornwall
DateMay 30, 2022
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DateMay 30, 2022
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DateMay 31, 2022
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DateJune 06, 2022
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DateJune 08, 2022
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DateJune 13, 2022
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DateJune 15, 2022
EventService Excellence with COVID – 19: Part 1
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DateJune 21, 2022
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DateJune 22, 2022
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DateJune 23, 2022
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DateJune 28, 2022
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DateJune 29, 2022
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DateSeptember 08, 2022
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DateSeptember 13, 2022
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DateSeptember 27, 2022
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DateNovember 01, 2022
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DateNovember 02, 2022
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DateNovember 10, 2022
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DateNovember 15, 2022
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RegionGreater Sudbury And Manitoulin District
DateNovember 16, 2022
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DateFebruary 07, 2023
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DateFebruary 08, 2023
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DateFebruary 14, 2023
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DateFebruary 15, 2023
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DateFebruary 16, 2023
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RegionTimmins
DateFebruary 21, 2023
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DateFebruary 21, 2023
EventRegional Working Group Meeting: Timmins
RegionTimmins
DateFebruary 21, 2023
EventRegional Working Group Meeting: Greater Sudbury & Manitoulin District
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DateFebruary 22, 2023
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DateFebruary 22, 2023
EventRegional Working Group Meeting: Greater Sudbury & Manitoulin District
RegionGreater Sudbury And Manitoulin District
DateFebruary 22, 2023
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DateFebruary 22, 2023
EventRegional Working Group Meeting: Kawarthas / Northumberland / County of Peterborough
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DateFebruary 22, 2023
EventRegional Working Group Meeting: Kawarthas / Northumberland / County of Peterborough
RegionKawarthas/Northumberland/County of Peterborough
DateFebruary 22, 2023