Income and Expenditure Accounts Technical Series
Human Resources Module of the Tourism Satellite Account, 2007
Conclusions and future work
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The Human Resources Module (HRM) provides a rich source of information for the planning and analysis of tourism employment in Canada. The linking of the HRM with other tourism databases such as the Canadian Tourism Satellite Account (CTSA) and the National Tourism Indicators (NTI), allows for even greater analysis. Variables such as labour productivity (GDP divided by hours worked) can now be calculated.
The priority going forward is to improve the timeliness of the HRM by moving to quarterly estimates. In addition, with the national database now on a sound footing, consideration is being given to building a regional dimension to enable use of the HRM for the monitoring, planning and analysis of tourism employment at the provincial/territorial level. The feasibility of such an extension will be explored through pilot studies for selected jurisdictions.