In 2021, Tourism HR Canada launched Propel, a work placement program designed specifically for the tourism and hospitality sector to work with post-secondary students as they prepare for careers in the industry.

Through the program, which is funded by the Government of Canada's Student Work Placement Program, eligible employers can hire qualifying students as part of their team to receive a wage subsidy. Multiple students can be hired through the program, so long as each has a “meaningful work-integrated learning experience.”

Placements must provide each student with a minimum of 20 hours a week for at least 4 weeks. Applications are now being accepted for winter 2022-23, with summer applications opening soon. Employers who have already had students working with them for work-integrated learning placement can apply for the subsidy dating back to April 1, 2022.

More information about the program and access to the application portal is available on the Tourism HR Canada website. You can also learn more about the program by attending the following webinar:

Email with any questions you may have or for resources to help set up and execute a successful placement.

For information on additional wage subsidy programs available through the Government of Canada, visit the Student Work Placement website.