Good day ladies and gentlemen, this is IRC news, I am Joy Stephen, a certified Canadian Immigration practitioner, and I bring to you this Provincial News Bulletin from the province of Alberta. This recording originates from the Polinsys studios in Cambridge, Ontario.

Alberta’s tourism and hospitality sector is a key driver of economic growth and jobs throughout the province, especially in rural areas and communities outside large urban centres, while showcasing the unique experiences and welcoming hospitality that attracts visitors from around the world.

In 2022, Alberta saw $10.7 billion in tourism spending, representing an increase of $600 million from 2019 levels. This growth is evidence of a full recovery from the downturn during the pandemic and puts the province on track to break visitor expenditures year over year. To support the growth in Alberta’s visitor economy, the province is launching a new immigration stream to attract a skilled workforce to the province’s tourism and hospitality industry.

The Tourism and Hospitality Stream, part of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program, will help relieve labour challenges and help Alberta businesses attract and retain much-needed workers. This will help ensure Alberta’s tourism and hospitality industry continues to strengthen and grow the economy.   

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