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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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NSTHRC Research


Are you wondering what your competition from across the country is paying in wages and benefits, or what the short-term and long-term supply/demand projections are?

Labour Market Information


Tourism HR Canada collect and analyze a range of comprehensive research aimed at understanding both the current and future labour market.

Tourism Sector Compensation


If you want to attract, recruit, and retain skilled workers for peak performance in your workplace, you need to know that your total compensation package is competitive.

Improving Accessibility in Tourism


An initiative to support the tourism industry to identify, prevent, and eliminate accessibility barriers so that travellers of all abilities can experience Nova Scotia.

TNS Research Reports


TNS publishes a variety or research reports related to the Nova Scotia tourism industry. Visitors stats, accommodation activity and other metrics can be located on this page.

Occupancy Reports


Accommodation operators are required to provide an occupancy report on a monthly basis. TNS gathers and reports accommodations statistics on behalf of tourism operators.
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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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