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Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay takes its name from the French ‘Baie du Tonnerre’ (Bay of Thunder), as indicated on an 18th century French map. Thunder Bay’s main tourist attraction is Fort William Historical Park, a reconstruction of North West Company’s fur trade post as it was in 1915, which attracts 100,000 visitors annually. The region has hosted many large sporting events including the Summer Canada Games in 1981, the Nordic World Ski Championships in 1995, the Continental Cup of curling in 2003 and the World Junior Baseball Championship in 2010 & 2017.

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

  • Thunder Bay forecasted to be operating with a revenue shortfall of $227M in 2021-2022
  • Accommodation revenues fell by 26% when the pandemic hit. Recovery remained slow in 2020-2021
  • Recreation revenues declined by 33% in 2019-2020 with the segment experiencing early recovery with the easing of restrictions in 2020-2021
  • Thunder Bay forecasted to lose 8501 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 Thunder Bay

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

Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN)​

TSNO members can tap into career-ready candidates who are looking to work in Northern Ontario. Candidates can select from positions such as Line Cook, Food and Beverage Server, Dock Hand, Housekeeper or Front Desk.

Freshwater Fishing Guide

TSNO members can tap into career-ready candidates who have graduated from Hard Ice Water Fishing, Freshwater Fishing Guide & Ambassador, and Hunting Guide & Ambassador programs.

Managers & Supervisors

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

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.

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.

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