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CTC (Canadian Tourism Commission) Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Canadian Tourism College"

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    Former Employee - ICT Teacher in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - ICT Teacher in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CTC (Canadian Tourism Commission) part-time

    Pros

    Lots of work 8 hours teaching

    Cons

    thirty minute lunch break needed and less stress

    Advice to Management

    Pay more do not slave drive your teachers


  2. "Tourism Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - TOurism Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - TOurism Instructor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CTC (Canadian Tourism Commission) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Great staff and students

    Cons

    Salary is according to industry standards but too less for vancouver


  3. "Horrible Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary plus government employee benefits

    Cons

    They treat their employees like crap whenever they want

    Advice to Management

    Figure out why so many people working there are so unhappy


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  5. "Churn, churn, churn..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Writer in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Writer in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CTC (Canadian Tourism Commission) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary was excellent, enjoyed commuting downtown on bike. Nice people working in a challenging environment.

    Cons

    Seems top heavy with management; everyone obsessed with their various performance reviews and 'balanced scorecards.' Many of the people I know who used to work there have either been let go or moved on. Change was the only constant; too bad, tourism is a critical growth industry for Canada. Official bilingualism could add several days to getting things done on time, but this was due to the heavy workload for the translators. Note: NOT a defined benefit pension!

    Advice to Management

    Utilize more people from the actual tourism industry, not just other Crown corp staff.


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    "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CTC (Canadian Tourism Commission) as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office and tons of perks

    Cons

    Disconnect between management and lower level employees, excessive amount of work, unrealistic expectations, too many projects going on at the same time. Very complex and time consuming policies for travel and expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to actually know what people have on their plate, hire more people


  7. "Not a destination for your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CTC (Canadian Tourism Commission) (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great subject matter (Canada vacations)

    Cons

    Appalling senior management, from VPs to almost all executive directors. Unbelievably top heavy organization


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CTC (Canadian Tourism Commission) full-time

    Pros

    Great place to get NTO Experience

    Cons

    High turnover, low morale in staff


  9. "Global Marketing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CTC (Canadian Tourism Commission) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Team and Innovative environment

    Cons

    Hard to deal with government budget cut

    Advice to Management

    Provide more "positive" feedback


  10. "great place to work, creative, positive experience, enthusiastic people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CTC (Canadian Tourism Commission) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pure Marketing organization. Driven to get results. Open to creative thinking

    Cons

    Crown corporation so government rules apply


  11. "Working for the CTC is one of the best jobs in the world."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Recommends

    Pros

    The Canadian Tourism Commission represents the No. 1 Country Brand in the world. The level of commitment in very high on the team to all levels and there are many satisfactions to work with the Canadian travel industry.

    Cons

    There are not much possibilities for grouth when you work overseas. Small teams make us work long hours during some seasons.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if the Canadian Tourism Commission develops a carrier plan for overseas employees including some time in Head Quarters