Income and Expenditure Accounts Technical Series
Human Resource Module of the Tourism Satellite Account, 2009
Conclusion and future work
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In 2009, jobs in tourism industries declined 0.6%, a smaller decline than for all industries in Canada (-1.7%) and a smaller decline than for jobs generated by tourism demand (-2.2%). Jobs in tourism industries were not affected as much because of sustained local consumption of tourism commodities.
With this update, it has been possible to improve the timeliness of the data. The data can now be published six months after the reference period. Estimates were provided up to and including 2009, an addition of two years of data. The methodology for imputing the labour portion of mixed income was also improved through the exclusion of Supplementary Labour Income (SLI).
The feasibility of extending the Human Resources Module (HRM) to a regional dimension has been explored and has been successful for Ontario. Another pilot is planned to look at the feasibility of using the methodology of the HRM for a province with a smaller population.
Currently the HRM provides information on the total number of jobs due to the production of commodities in tourism industries whether the commodities are consumed by visitors or by local residents. Work is currently underway to develop detailed estimates that identify separately, at the national level, jobs due to production serving visitors from jobs due to production serving local residents.