Job prospects Accommodation Services Manager in Ontario

Job opportunities for Accommodation service managers (NOC 0632) are good in Ontario over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an accommodation services manager.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in Ontario

accommodation services manager
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Accommodation service managers (NOC 0632) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Employment in this occupation experienced significant growth in Ontario over the past decade. Most accommodation service managers work in traveler accommodations such as hotels, motels, resorts and bed and breakfast establishments. A small share are employed by recreational vehicle (RV) parks and recreational camps, and nursing and residential care facilities.

Ontario is the main destination for travellers to Canada and accounts for about half of the non-residents entering the country. The majority of visitors are from the United States, and the number of these travellers has been increasing. Accommodation services will also benefit from the high level of Canadian tourists returning from abroad. In addition, new hotels are being constructed or planned in different areas of the province.

Further over the last few years, a substantial amount of funding has been committed to expand or establish new nursing care facilities, especially to care for the ageing population, as well as for individuals with development and physical disabilities.These investments should result in a few opportunities for managers.

This occupation has a fairly high rate of self-employment (30%). Self-employment is more prevalent in smaller municipalities and rural areas than large urban centres. Accommodation demands of less populated regions can generally be met by smaller, less costly establishments such as motels and bed and breakfast businesses. Generally, the accommodation services industry in Ontario is experiencing new and emerging competition from non-traditional sources such as the 'by owner' listings of accommodation services, which may reduce some of the potential guest counts in traditional services.

Within the hotel and related services industry, employment prospects should be favourable for individuals with a substantial level of hospitality experience and those educated in hospitality management. Experience in managing staff in a unionized environment is sought by some employers as well as readiness to work evenings and weekends during busy periods. Managers in nursing and residential care facilities may be expected to have at least a Personal Support Worker certification.

Workers in this occupation have an older age profile, thus, some job openings are expected to arise due to retirements. This occupation is also seasonal and job opportunities are better in the summer months.

Here are some key facts about Accommodation service managers in the Ontario region:

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