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Hospitality Recruitment Initiative for Youth In early 2014, The City of Toronto, the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group (TWIG) and the Ontario Tourism Education Centre (OTEC) will deliver a joint …

Hospitality Recruitment Initiative for Youth In early 2014, The City of Toronto, the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group (TWIG) and the Ontario Tourism Education Centre (OTEC) will deliver a joint Hospitality Recruitment Initiative designed to connect job seekers under 30 with employment opportunities in the restaurant/hospitality industry. Attached are the slides from the December 10, 2013, presentation.

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  • Background/context
  • Tourism in Toronto plays an important role in the city’s economy; generating employment, foreign exchange earnings, investment and regional development.Statistics released by Tourism Toronto show the city’s hotels rented out more rooms in 2010 than ever before.The approximate number of “hotel room nights sold” in Toronto in 2010 was 8.93 million, giving the city’s hotels an annual occupancy rate of 68.3 per cent, up 9.7 percentage points from 2009.
  • Accommodation as well as food and beverage services are large, fast growing sectors on the tourism industry in Toronto. Between 2005 and 2011, employment in these services experienced growth of 3.2% in Toronto CMA. In the last five years employment in Accommodation sector increased by 57.4% for the 15-19 age group and 74.4% for the 55-64 age group.
  • One-quarter (24%) of the people working in the tourism sector in Canada were born outside of Canada. The majority are working in recreation and entertainment as well as in the Tourism sector; hard to differentiate, there is much overlap between these groups.
  • Toronto depends on the foreign-trained to populate the hospitality industryTo attract and retain workers from outside of Canada, tourism employers are using Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the provincial/territorial nominee programs more than in the past.Currently, there are approximately 31,000 people employed in the hotel industry in the GTA. An additional 63,415 food service and hospitality-related jobs exist outside of the hotel industry. Employment in this industry grew approximately 2% in the first half of 2010, and this number is expected to increase and, the demands on the sector are also growing. Employers and customers expect higher levels of service, more sophisticated use of technology is required, workers are always learning new skills and tools.
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    • 1. An Innovative Partnership: Labour and Management Serve Newcomers The Hospitality Workers Training Centre 12/10/2013 1
    • 2. Contribution of the sector to Toronto's economy • • • • Toronto ranks in the top 10 of the world’s top tourist destinations, with over 25 million people visiting (both overnight and same day visitors) Toronto has over 35,000 hotel rooms, 4 new luxury hotels 9.9 million visitors (39% of total) account for 77% of all spending, generated $1.08 billion in total taxes Toronto has over 24,000 tourism related businesses employing 224,000 people (Source: Tourism Toronto 2010) 12/10/2013 2
    • 3. Tourism in Toronto 12/10/2013 3
    • 4. SECTOR DATA 2010 • $4.35 billion in total spending by visitors • $1.08 billion in total taxes generated by visitor spending • Over 24,000 tourism related businesses employing 224,000 people. • Toronto region welcomed 9.9 million overnight visitors • 574,000 room nights were booked for future meetings and conventions from 2011 through 2029. • Toronto had the 6th highest hotel occupancy rate (68.3%) among major North American cities • A record 8.9 million room nights were sold throughout the year 12/10/2013 4
    • 5. A BIT MORE DATA • Increase in number of overseas visitors by 11%, making it the most rapidly expanding market segment. Brazil (59%), India (28%), South Korea (26%) and China (26%) were the fastest growing markets. • Three major types of travellers – pleasure, business and visiting friends and relatives – with spending by the three types in nearly equal proportion • Canadians are the largest geographic group of Toronto’s overnight visitors, 6.6 million visitors in 2010. 12/10/2013 5
    • 6. Who’s Working in Hospitality Accomodation Services Employment by Age Group Toronto CMA 2001- 2011 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 2001 15-19 12/10/2013 2006 20-24 2007 25-34 2008 2009 35-44 2010 45-54 2011 55-64 6
    • 7. Immigrants vs. Canadian Born in Tourism and Hospitality Source: Statistics Canada Census 2006, Custom tabulation 12/10/2013 7
    • 8. Who’s Working in Hospitality Accomodation Services Employment by Age Group Toronto CMA 2001- 2011 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 2001 15-19 12/10/2013 2006 20-24 2007 25-34 2008 2009 35-44 2010 45-54 2011 55-64 8
    • 9. Trained to Serve 12/10/2013 9
    • 10. Workforce In Toronto Hotels 12/10/2013 10