Tourism & Hospitality Resources for the Thompson

Okanagan Region

The tourism and hospitality industry in the Thompson Okanagan region employed approximately 33,000 people in 2021, of which 47% were employed in the food and beverage sector and 22% in the recreation and entertainment sector. The region accounted for roughly 11% of the total provincial tourism and hospitality workforce (298,250), and its workforce distribution across sectors is similar to the provincial distribution. In the both the Thompson Okanagan and across BC, the tourism and hospitality industry accounts for approximately 11% of total employment

Ginger Brunner

Thompson Okanagan Located in Vernon, BC

HR Advisory Services

Are you a tourism and hospitality business in the Thompson Okanagan region needing HR help? Reach out to Ginger Brunner, the regional HR Consultant for the Thompson Okanagan region. Ginger began her career in the hospitality industry more than 30 years ago. Over the years, Ginger advanced here career within different operational and senior leadership roles in travel services, events, food and beverage, hotels and resorts across Canada, before transitioning into HR over 20 years ago. She is an experienced tourism and hospitality college instructor and past small business owner in BC and holds the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.

Project funded by Government of BC

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Thompson Okanagan Workforce Profile

In 2021, the tourism and hospitality industry employed around 33,000 people in the Thompson Okanagan region. That accounts for 11% of total employment! Broken down by sector, that looks like:

Want to learn more about the workforce that powers the Thompson Okanagan region? Download the Thompson Okanagan workforce profile today!

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Key Resources

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Keep up with the latest occupational health & safety (OHS).

Human Resources

Human Resources

Resources to recruit, develop, and retain a workforce.

Training

Training

SUPERHOSTĀ®, FOODSAFE, Safer Spaces, and more.

Research

Research

Labour market information and the future of tourism.

Strategy

Strategy

Consulting to apply the latest HR research and frameworks.

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Similkameen Country Development Association

Economic Development Consultant

Thompson Okanagan

Not Applicable

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

Ski Equipment Repairer

Thompson Okanagan

Full Time

Sun Fun Tours

Reservations and Tour Coordinator

Thompson Okanagan

Full Time

Sun Fun Tours

Reservations and Tour Coordinator

Thompson Okanagan

Full Time