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Subject matters added through a monthly communication report
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- TIAC is seeking a well-funded and balanced national tourism marketing agency and will continue to work with the government to ensure that Canada's marketing efforts in mature and emerging markets are adequately funded, including co-investments with industry, and that campaigns are aligned with industry priorities.
- TIAC will advocate for improvements to the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program as it pertains to volume or group leisure travel to Canada. This program provides GST relief to volume leisure tour groups and meetings and conventions being held in Canada. TIAC will work with Finance Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to refashion the tour operator rules to ensure that they function as the incentive scheme they are intended to be.
Policies or Program
- Arranging meetings between my client and public office holders to create relationships for future discussion.
- Modernizing Canada's visitor visa process in order to meet international demand for travel to Canada. These initiatives include reinvestment of visa processing fees into increased capacity, expanding transfer without visa, augmenting the Visa Application Centre ("VAC") network into new priority source markets and utilizing electronic travel authority as an alternative visa stream for lower-risk countries while using security treaties like Beyond The Border to develop visa reciprocity agreements with the US. TIAC is also advocating for a separate visa process and designation for business and leisure travellers outside of the temporary residence system.
- TIAC wil work to ensure that sufficient numbers of human resources are available to staff postions within the travel, accommodations and attractions sectors in Canada. This may necessitate advocating on behalf of changes to the Foreign Workers Program and other federal labour market initiatives. We will work closely with the Canadian Tourism Human Resouces Council to effect such changes.
The lobbyist has arranged or expects to arrange one or more meetings on behalf of the client between a public office holder and any other person in the course of this undertaking.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Canadian Heritage (PCH)
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)
Finance Canada (FIN)
Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
Health Canada (HC)
House of Commons
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
Parks Canada (PC)
Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Senate of Canada
Transport Canada (TC)
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
No government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
Client Contact Information
116 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0C2
Principal representative of the client
Marcela Diaz, Director Public Affairs & Communications
Parent Company Information
Tourism Industry Association of Canada / L’Association de l’industrie touristique du Canada is not a subsidiary of any other parent companies.
Coalition Members Information
Tourism Industry Association of Canada / L’Association de l’industrie touristique du Canada is not a coalition.
Person or Organization with a Direct Interest Beneficiary Information
The activities of Tourism Industry Association of Canada / L’Association de l’industrie touristique du Canada are not controlled or directed by another person or organization with a direct interest in the outcome of this undertaking.
Subsidiary Beneficiary Information
Tourism Industry Association of Canada / L’Association de l’industrie touristique du Canada does not have any subsidiaries that could have a direct interest in the outcome of the undertaking
Public offices held
1404-222 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9
Consultant Firm and Address
Impact Public Affairs
1404-222 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9