Tourism Talk - June

Introducing  TIANB's new CEO

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of  Carol Alderdice as the new CEO for TIANB , as of June 11, 2018. Carol brings vast knowledge and experience to the position with 16 years working within the Government of New Brunswick, including 14 years within the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. Carol has always been a strong advocate for the industry within the department and instrumental in delivering our message. Prior to her government work, Carol held the position of Corporate Relations with Nortel Networks, leading to a Senior Management role.

The selection committee and Board of Directors welcome Carol to the TIANB team. We strongly feel that she has the respect and admiration of both industry and government and will bring a fresh new perspective to our evolving industry.

Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Carol.

Best Regards,


Dan Myers,
Chair of the Board of Directors

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Join The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce for our 2018 Political Leadership series featuring the leaders from five of New Brunswick's political parties:

June 8 - David Coon (Green Party of New Brunswick)
June 22 - Jennifer McKenzie (New Brunswick NDP)
All sessions will be held at the Fredericton Convention Centre on the following schedule:
7:30 am - Coffee/ Networking
8:00 am - Leader's Remarks
8:30 am - Q & A
June 29- Premier Brian Gallant (Liberal Party of New Brunswick)
Wu Conference Centre:
Coffee/Tea will be served at 10:00 am. Premier Gallant will speak at 10:30 am, followed by a Q & A session

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Brewing since the last  century, husband & wife  team Shaun & Lilia Fraser  poured the very first Pump  House beer on September  3, 1999. The Pump House  Brewery & Restaurant,
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Today, Pump House has over 50 full time employees & distributes beer throughout the
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The company is an agricultural company, more precisely in bee-keeping. It operates 170 ┬▒hives. It collected 12,000 lbs honey in 2009 and transported, (100) hives for pollination of the bleuberry crops in the Acadien Peninsula and in the Renous area.


News Release

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour 
Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors launched
01 June 2018
SAINT ANDREWS (GNB) - The provincial government is investing $2.1 million in a wage supplement pilot program to be known as the Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors.
The fund will encourage the hiring of seniors, helping to use their experience and their desire to remain active and independent longer. It will also help tourism operators extend their season into the fall.
"Tourism is a key component of your government's multi-year economic growth plan that aims to grow the economy and create job opportunities for New Brunswickers," said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. "This program will target seasonal tourism operators that typically downsize or close at the end of the summer season."
Ames spoke on behalf of Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage.
The fund will provide seasonal tourism operators that operate up to eight months of the year with wage supplements to hire unemployed New Brunswickers who are 55 or older. Placements will last up to 12 weeks at a maximum of 40 hours of work per week. The program is expected to provide between 600 and 850 placements in the tourism sector this year.
"The Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick is confident that the Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors, geared towards creating a more resilient and inclusive labour market, is a positive step towards filling the labour gap we are faced with," said Dan Myers, chair of the association's board of directors.
Employers in the non-profit sector will be eligible to receive a 100 per cent wage reimbursement. Private sector employers will be eligible for wage supplements of 50 per cent of the minimum wage for placements.
Employers who are approved for a wage supplement will hire workers directly and are encouraged to top up wages beyond the minimum wage and to provide additional weeks of employment.
"I am pleased that our beautiful Kinsgbrae Garden was the setting for this announcement to assist tourism operators in hiring more seniors in our industry," said the attraction's director of sales and marketing, Brad Henderson. "Kingsbrae Garden is also working with partners to make Saint Andrews an age-friendly community, and this new initiative from the Government of New Brunswick will assist us in making that objective happen."
More information on the fund is available online.

To help, we have created a downloadable 
PDF advocacy kit, with useful tips and tactics to make sure your voice is heard!


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Due to exceptional demand, the deadline for nominations for the Canadian Tourism Awards (CTA) 2018 has been extended until June 26th! For details,

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