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Say Yes to Opportunities in South Eastern Ontario

With the success from the Tourism SkillsNet North initiative, Regional Tourism Organization 9 joined forces with Destination Northern Ontario, Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation, Ontario Employment Service Providers and Northern Ontario Workforce Planning Boards, to train and prepare employees or job seekers for a career in the tourism industry. 

Tourism SkillsNet 9 has been crafted to reshape the trajectory of careers in tourism. Identifying specific workforce labour gaps and crafting a comprehensive training initiative aimed at nurturing job seekers or employees. Seamlessly bridging the gap between talent and job availability, Tourism SkillsNet 9 seeks to connect you with exciting employment prospects across South Eastern Ontario’s vibrant tourism landscape.

Tourism SkillsNet 9 is designed to:

  • Identify specific workforce labour gap
  • Train up to 100 potential employees
  • Match job seekers with available opportunities within South Eastern Ontario Tourism sector
  • Help build a new and/or upskilled workforce
  • Program can be used for new hires and/or re-hires

Learning Outcomes include:

  • Service Excellence
  • Effective Communications
  • Smart Serve
  • Food Safety
  • De-escalation
  • WHMIS

For additional information please visit RTO9:

About Regional Tourism Organization (RTO 9)

RTO 9 is a Regional Tourism Organization established in 2010 that is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. RTO 9 actively promotes tourism for the South Eastern Ontario region and works to support and grow the tourism industry through marketing, product development, investment attraction, and workforce development initiatives. RTO9 is a member of our TSNO Provincial Advisory Council as well as 3 regional working groups within South Eastern Ontario.