Who Works in Tourism?

The people who work in the Canadian tourism sector come from many different backgrounds.

Are they mostly men or women?

Tourism is an equal opportunity industry; in 2001, just over 50% of the employees in the Canadian tourism sector were women.

How old are they?

People of all ages work in tourism. Approximately 33% of workers in tourism are between 15 and 24 years old, 42% are between 25 and 44 years old, and 25% are 45 years old and older.

What language do they speak?

Close to 20% of people working in tourism speak a first language other than French or English.

Where do they come from?

Slightly more than 20% of people working in tourism were born outside Canada.

What kind of jobs do they have?

Most people work in jobs in the Food and Beverage Services industry group. These jobs include:

Do they work full-time or part-time?

Many tourism jobs have flexible schedules, and are a good choice for people who attend school or are caregivers for their family. In fact, approximately 40% of workers in the tourism sector work part-time; many work only during the tourism season in their area.

With more than 400 occupations to choose from, tourism has a position for all sorts of employees, including you!