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Niagara

The Niagara region, often referred to as a ‘location of wonder’, occupies most of the Niagara Peninsula. It is bordered by Lake Ontario to the north and Lake Erie to south. Unique natural landscapes make the Niagara region an important centre for agriculture and tourism in Canada. The Niagara Wine Route connects visitors to dozens of wineries, while the internationally renowned Niagara Falls is one of Canada’s major tourist attractions. Along with the Shaw Festival held annually in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Welland Canal, the Niagara region boasts as many as 12 million visitors each year.

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

  • The Covid-19 pandemic led to an overall shortfall of $514M in tourism and hospitality revenues in St. Catharine’s – Niagara
  • As one of the hardest hit sectors of the region, revenues in the accommodation sector fell 20% in 2020-2021 with nearly 63% less jobs due to the pandemic
  • With the easing of restrictions in 2020 -2021 sectors such as recreation and transportation services experienced some initial recovery – 13% and 18.75% respectively
  • As per forecasts, the region is expected to lose nearly 30,000 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 Niagara

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

Hospitality Career Catalyst

The TSNO Alliance creates dynamic partnerships that connect employers with the employment services they need to recruit and advance workers with the right, essential, technical and employability skills. Workers also benefit by getting the training they need, in order to qualify for the jobs in the first place. It’s a win-win.

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.

Recommend TSNO

TSNO members are actively working in Niagara to help future-proof the tourism and hospitality sector. We contribute to the economic development in Niagara 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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DateMay 19, 2022
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DateMay 23, 2022
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RegionGreater Sudbury And Manitoulin District
DateMay 24, 2022
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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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DateSeptember 08, 2022
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DateNovember 15, 2022
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DateFebruary 07, 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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DateFebruary 21, 2023
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DateFebruary 21, 2023
EventRegional Working Group Meeting: Timmins
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DateFebruary 21, 2023
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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