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Reasons for the Restaurant Labour Shortage

Chefs, cooks and other professionals in the restaurant field are rare. The stakes are high, with about 30,000 positions that will not be filled in Quebec by 2030, according to HR Tourism Canada. The reasons involve both society and the restaurant industry itself. Demographics and tourism The restaurant sector mainly employs young people, sometimes part […]


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Hotel Sector: How Is the Guest’s Experience to Be Optimized?

In the hotel sector there are as many expectations as there are guests. We must not lose sight, however, of some essential elements to provide a successful stay. Warm welcome From the moment a guest sets foot in a hotel he needs to feel that his arrival is anticipated. “A warm welcome begins with a […]


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Job Search: How to Get Remotivated After the Summer Holidays

So you have taken a bit of a summer break in your job search, and that’s great – it’s important to recharge your batteries. But now you are having a hard time getting back into it… Here are some tips to get back into the game. Take stock If you have let go of your […]


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Risks to Manage While Seeking a Job

Lack of money is the biggest risk faced by job seekers. Here are our tips of what to look out for and to reduce other risks from your lack of work. Financial risk The fear of financial fiasco may make you want to shorten your search by accepting the first job that comes along. No […]


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What Happens at the Second Job Interview?

Employers are requiring a second job interview more and more frequently. This is an opportunity for you to present yourself in more depth and ask your nagging questions. Here are our five tips to make the most of this second meeting. Be glad Being called to a second interview is excellent news, and it means […]


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New Jobs in the Tourism Industry

In the age of exponential tourism, travellers’ expectations have changed and new jobs are emerging: personal host at the hotel, digital facilitator for a territory, territorial reporters, or various sustainable tourism professions. Overview. It has been a long time now that tourists have not been simply content to see a monument or to photograph it […]


Training

Sommelier: the importance of continuing education

Like good wine, sommeliers improve over time or, more accurately, as they gain experience. It’s not simply a matter of getting a diploma. If you aspire to a career in the world of wines and spirits, here are some tips to achieve a higher level of competence. Pier-Alexis Soulière, named Quebec’s best sommelier in 2017, […]


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Working in the Kitchen With No Diploma: How Can You Advance Your Career? 

The restaurant sector currently has a labour shortage. What realities do job seekers without a diploma have to consider to make their mark in this industry, namely a kitchen career? At the end of 2018, the Institut de la statistique du Québec revealed that there were on average more than 116,000 vacancies across the province […]


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Server Testimonials: Some Comical Situations

Under cover of anonymity (for good reason), servers and waitresses shared with us some waitresses’ comical testimonials  situations they had in carrying out their dutie…  When you are a server or waitress, there is no shortage of anecdotes. In fact, there are so many it is even hard to choose the best… So here are […]


Oddly enough

Server Testimonials: Some Comical Situations

Under cover of anonymity (for good reason), servers and waitresses’ comical testimonials are shared, in carrying out their duties… When you are a server or waitress, there is no shortage of anecdotes. In fact, there are so many it is even hard to choose the best… So here are three, taken from three different backgrounds. […]


Training

Training to Become a Barista

Serving coffee has become an art! And to get a job in a trendy café or a large hotel, barista training or training in latté art can be an asset. Here are three places for training with great reputation, for amateurs or professionals, individuals or merchants, experts or beginners! Saint-Henri Microtorréfacteur Jean-François Leduc, founder of […]


Oddly enough

Tourism During Retirement… As an Employee!

Slippers and the lounge, nothing much for new retirees to do… More than half of Canadian retirees consider returning to work part time or seasonally, in a tourism job during retirement, to be more intellectually and socially active (and not minding the extra income). Which industry attracts them the most? Tourism! Pierre, at 64 years […]


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