Connecting talents and building careers

Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver, BCDestination Indigenous is delighted to launch to help address the labour crisis for Indigenous-led tourism businesses and job seekers to find exciting opportunities within Canada’s vibrant tourism industry. Moreover, Destination Indigenous thanks Tourism HR Canada for making the new website possible.

Launched in 2020 by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), Destination Indigenous markets the best Indigenous tourism experiences from coast to coast to coast. was featured at the 10th North American Indigenous Games (NAIG 2023) to athletes of 756 Indigenous Nations in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) at the Opening Ceremonies held on Sunday, July 16, 2023.

“We’re thrilled to introduce as a powerful platform that will revolutionize the way we connect passionate Indigenous community members with Canada’s Indigenous tourism industry,” says ITAC President and CEO Keith Henry. “The website opens up many opportunities for all businesses across the tourism industry and paves the way to preserving Indigenous cultures, fostering economic growth and creating strong connections.”

Here are some of the key features that make this new platform truly empowering for Indigenous tourism in Canada.

Advantages for both Indigenous-led and Non-Indigenous-led Tourism Businesses: Indigenous tourism careers also bring numerous benefits

  • Access to Talent: The platform connects businesses with a pool of passionate and qualified individuals, ensuring they can find the right candidates to contribute to their success. Spend less time searching for your ideal team member.
  • Increased Visibility: Through job listings and the website’s online presence, businesses gain increased exposure and recognition, attracting a wider audience and potential customers. Create job postings that highlight your company’s values, offerings and opportunities.
  • Enhanced Cultural Integrity: By emphasizing the culturally rich Indigenous tourism industry in Canada, the platform can support your business in maintaining the authenticity of its offerings and enriching the experience for visitors.

Benefits for Job Seekers: Indigenous tourism careers offer a multitude of advantages

  • Unique Opportunities: Job seekers gain access to a range of exciting and job opportunities, enabling them to contribute to the preservation and celebration of Indigenous cultures. Whether job seekers are new to the workforce, experienced professionals, or are simply looking for a career change.
  • Community Connection: By engaging with a vibrant community of Indigenous tourism professionals and enthusiasts, job seekers can build valuable connections, receive mentorship, and access a support network.

Destination Indigenous and ITAC invite the association’s members and partners to join their community of passionate individuals dedicated to preserving Indigenous cultures, fostering economic growth, and creating unforgettable experiences for visitors.