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Careers in tourism

As the destination marketing and management organization for Canada’s capital, Ottawa Tourism understands the importance of the local tourism industry, and how a strong workforce is vital to its success.

Join an industry that has meaningful career opportunities and is all about people, fun, and memories! Tourism is Ottawa’s third biggest employment-generating sector; and working in tourism and hospitality is as varied and unique as you are. Some quick facts about the importance of tourism to Ottawa’s economy (all figures are pre-pandemic):

  • Ottawa welcomes on average 11 million visitors per year
  • Tourism generates $2.2 billion in visitor spending per year, supporting all kinds of local businesses and all levels of government
  • The tax revenues that tourism generates reduces each taxpayer’s burden by over $750 per person for a range of amenities and services that we need and enjoy

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