The tourism sector will be challenged in the coming years by a shortage of workers. The Future of Canada’s Tourism Sector: Shortages to Resurface as Labour Markets Tighten found that 228,000 jobs in the tourism sector could go unfilled by 2030 due to a lack of workers. The consequences of the predicted labour shortage, such as lack of investor interest in the sector and inability of tourism sector businesses to meet demand, could cost Canada billions of dollars.
With data broken down by industry, city, province and occupation, highlights of the report include:
- Spending on tourism goods and services in Canada could rise to more than $293 billion in 2030
- Labour demand could grow 33%
- The food and beverage industry could see 136,000 jobs