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Looking to hire your next hospitality superstar, searching for team training materials, or brushing up on industry best practices?
Welcome to TIANS’ Industry Resources, a collection of tools, tips, and links designed to help you staff, market, and promote your tourism business successfully.

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Clean It Right

Industry Programs

Clean It Right is an online program that provides education on cleaning best practices. Business designations are provided when 100% of the cleaning staff complete the program.
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Nova Scotia Tourism Talent

Industry Programs

A provincially focused tourism recruitment site where Industry can post available positions and job seekers can view positions online.
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Best Practice Mission Program

Industry Programs

The Tourism Best Practices Mission Program is a Pan-Atlantic initiative supported by ACOA Atlantic, four Tourism Industry Associations and Provincial Tourism Departments.
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Now Hiring: A Guide to Help Employers Attract and Retain Workers

Industry Programs

The labour shortage is here to stay, and tourism operators need to adapt and use multiple strategies to address staffing needs.
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Industry Programs

Scholarships to support educational opportunities for current and future workforce. Available for graduating high school students and professionals pursuing tourism education.
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Pineapple Awards

Industry Programs

The Pineapple Awards are a Celebration of our Pride in Service and a recognition of the individuals who go above and beyond what is expected to enrich a visitor's stay in Nova Scotia.
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Developing A Skilled and Professional Workforce


The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) promotes and enhances professionalism in the Nova Scotia tourism sector. The mission of the Council is to develop a skilled and professional workforce for the Nova Scotia Tourism Industry.

Training & Programs

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Master a new skill, obtain an industry certification, and get ready for your most successful tourism season yet.

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    National Training & Certification

    Emerit training and credentials are based on National Standards which outline the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be considered competent in an occupation.
  • Online Training

    NSTHRC offers a suite of online training to support staff and management advance their skills in a variety of skills and knowledge related to tourism.
  • Serve Right

    Serve Right provides operators and staff of licensed establishments with knowledge and skills to provide a safe, quality service experience to guests.
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    Serve it Up

    High School students who are interested in pursuing a career in the culinary receive hands-on, paid experience while working being mentored by a Red Seal Cook or Baker.
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    Service Excellence Training

    The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council offers a suite of service excellence training available for supervisors, managers and front-line employees.
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