BC’s Tourism & Hospitality Labour Recovery Framework (LRF)
Industry consensus on targeted, prioritized solutions to advance tourism and hospitality labour recovery and fuel BC’s economic strategy.
This labour recovery framework was built by representatives from industry associations and regional destination management organizations and go2HR. An industry Engagement Working Group was created to help build and shape a labour recovery framework. In our development of the framework, we challenged each other to move quickly to agree on a set area of focus area. We worked to establish priorities for each pillar. And, we designed initiatives that can be implemented immediately and over time.
Pre-pandemic, one in eight British Columbians worked in the tourism and hospitality industry. Like many other industries impacted by the pandemic, near-term recovery, longer term resilience and future growth of the tourism and hospitality sectors will rely on people power. Applying a realistic and pragmatic lens to our framework initiatives, we recognize that our initiatives will require capacity and investment. As an industry, we wanted to put time and effort into create a single framework that could serve as a pathway to partnership with governments as they continue to invest in our industry’s recovery and longer-term growth.