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Hello Tourism BizWiz,
With the hordes of refugees from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games now flooding the Canadian job market, what are some of the best resources, services or HR firms for those seeking work in the tourism industry?
There are plenty of job options in the tourism industry, even more so with summer coming up. Recent newspaper reports, including this one from the Globe and Mail, also point to the Canadian economy on an upswing with job creation higher than previously forecast.
Your first place to try should be Canada’s provincial and destination marketing organizations, such as Tourism Yukon, Tourism Calgary or Tourism Prince Edward Island. If you’re still out of luck after that, then either generic job websites, such as Workopolis or Monster, have tourism job postings, as do specialist sites such as Go2 for British Columbia.
Depending on your own resumé, some solid networking might do the trick. Or try joining some relevant professional groups on LinkedIn, a social-media network and database that more and more employers are using to fill their vacancies.
Sorry to be so general, but without knowing more about your own interests and experience, these are the best starting points we can suggest.
Best of luck in your search—hope something turns up soon. (If anyone else has suggestions, please feel free to chime in!)
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