Build a skilled workforce. Training and education programs for more profitable business.

Our retention suite of programs gives operators the tools to reduce turnover and reward valued employees.


Facilitated HR Planning

Identify your business needs  and zero in on HR solutions

STEC-facilitated session between management and key stakeholders let you identify and prioritize your business needs and zero in on HR solutions. After the session, STEC will take care of all the work, including follow-up consultations by phone or email, to prepare a written HR plan tailored to your organization’s needs.

HR Essentials

Create a more productive workplace and reduce staff turnover

With your own copy of the emerit HR Toolkit, you’ll learn how to prepare job advertisements that get results, create application forms that ask the right questions and weed out unqualified job applicants, conduct interviews that identify outstanding candidates, and build a winning team that keeps your business competitive. Also available in French.

Employer of Choice

Do you have exceptional HR practices? Prove it!

Earn recognition as a leading tourism employer. STEC's Employer of Choice program encourages employers to engage in best practices, increase staff training, improve human resources practices, and become leaders in the tourism sector. Visit to register.

Tourism Professional Recognition Dinners

Celebrating tourism professionals in Saskatchewan

Tourism Professional Recognition Dinners in Saskatoon and Regina recognize Saskatchewan workers who have obtained professional Certification or Journeyperson in the past year. The dinners also recognize emerit properties, Employers of Choice, and Service Best businesses. The highlight of each dinner is the Tourism Ambassador Awards.

Tourism Apprenticeships

Weather shortages of skilled workers

Apprenticeships increase productivity and quality, improve workplace safety, boost customer satisfaction and reduce staff turnover. Tourism apprenticeships are offered through STEC in partnership with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. In addition, supported tourism apprenticeship projects may be available once per year. Employers may receive up to $1600 in funded training for eligible employees.

emerit National Occupational Standards, Professional Certification and Specialist Certification

emerit standards are recognized professional standards available to the Canadian tourism industry

National Occupational Standards are available for 41 tourism occupations. emerit Professional Certification is available for frontline, service-based professions. emerit Specialist Certification is available for tourism management professionals. Visit for more information.

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Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council
Suite 102, 202 Fourth Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Tel: (306) 933-5900
Fax: (306) 933-6250
Toll Free: 1-800-331-1529