Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council

November 22, 2007 16:34 ET

Discover Tourism "Win a Dream Job" Contest Launched Nationally

Partnership Presents Invaluable Opportunity to Enter Thriving Tourism Industry

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2007) - The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) has partnered with the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) and Sun Peaks Resort to provide an opportunity to Win a Dream Job. By entering online at www.discovertourism.ca before December 14, 2007, contestants have the opportunity to win a position at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, British Columbia, complete with transportation to the Resort. Nine secondary prizes of Discover Tourism clothing packages will also be awarded.

Generously assisted by the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), the contest offers individuals looking at working in the tourism industry an opportunity to gain relevant on-the-job experience and make beneficial contacts. Sun Peaks is the second largest four-season destination resort in British Columbia and one of the industry leaders within the North American destination resort community. With 300,000 new tourism-related jobs projected over the next five years, Win a Dream Job provides job seekers with a chance to start working in a thriving and exciting sector.

"Sun Peaks Resort is excited to meet and work with the winner of the Win a Dream Job contest," said Joanne Foster-Stoner, Chief Financial Officer at Sun Peaks. "We know that the participants are people passionate about working in the industry, and we have a lot to offer them. The winner has a multitude of learning and training opportunities available to them; one option could be an internship program that offers a chance to experience four departments - lift operations, retail, food and beverage, and guest services."

Sun Peaks and the winner will work together to determine a position that will best suit the skills and interests of the individual. With year-round festivals and activities such as golfing, skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking, the chances to gain valuable work experience are endless.

"There is great energy at Sun Peaks," says Foster. "We embrace a work & play culture that allows employees to fully experience the mountain resort lifestyle. Staff members are able to work flexible shifts to suit their lifestyle - they can snowboard in the morning and assist guests in the afternoon or cook in the evening. This is the place to be."

About the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)

The Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) is a national organization that facilitates and coordinates human resources development activities which support a globally competitive and sustainable Canadian tourism sector. The Council conducts labour market research (www.cthrc.ca), offers training and recognition under the emerit tourism training brand (www.emerit.ca), promotes the advantages of working in the sector through Discover Tourism (www.discovertourism.ca), and helps identify companies with positive HR practices, through its employee-rated Employer of Choice program.

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