- Aboriginal Affairs
- Arts and Culture
- Consumer Issues
- Employment and Training
- International Relations
- Small Business
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policies or Program
- A Tax Incentive Program as it pertains to inbound leisure travel to Canada. This program provides GST relief to volume leisure tour groups and meetings and conventions being held in Canada.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic - Seeking changes on EI reform and other policy and support measures during the pandemic. Ensuring access to financial impact measures for its members. Expansion of the RRRF funding program for tourism businesses. Monitoring developments and assessing impacts on members. Advocating for the implementation of a Canadian Travel Incentive Program to encourage domestic travel recovery.
- Federal Tourism Strategy – supports government initiatives toward industry growth
- 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.
Policies or Program
- Employment/Immigration – TIAC advocates for a permanent-residency path as a part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and an industry focused Municipal Nominee Program
- Immigration - 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
- Transportation – TIAC advocates for the reduction and elimination of fees related to air travel including airport rents and CATSA fees paid for by travellers
Policies or Program, Regulation
- Regulations and policies in regards to marine mammals and waterways
- Regulations and policies in regards to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
- TIAC will work to improve Canada's competitiveness of Canada's aviation sector and the important role it serves in economic development and job creation. TIAC supports efforts to expand the number and scope of Canada's air liberalization agreements however Canada's ability to attract international business and leisure travellers is impeded, in part, by the layers of taxes, fees and levies imposed on the traveling public. TIAC is working to reform Canada's aviation cost structure.
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)
Bank of Canada
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)
Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat (IGA)
Justice Canada (JC)
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Parks Canada (PC)
Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Privy Council Office (PCO)
Public Safety Canada (PS)
Senate of Canada
Statistics Canada (StatCan)
Transport Canada (TC)
Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
No government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
Client Contact Information
600 - 116 rue Lisgar Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0C2
Vince Accardi, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Parent Company Information
Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) / Association de l'industrie touristique du Canada (AITC) is not a subsidiary of any other parent companies.
Coalition Members Information
Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) / Association de l'industrie touristique du Canada (AITC) is not a coalition.
Individual, organization or corporation with a Direct Interest Beneficiary Information
The activities of Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) / Association de l'industrie touristique du Canada (AITC) are not controlled or directed by another individual, organization or corporation with a direct interest in the outcome of this undertaking.
Subsidiary Beneficiary Information
Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) / Association de l'industrie touristique du Canada (AITC) 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 / Impact Affaires Publiques
1404 - 222 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9