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, in turn receiving a wage subsidy of up to 75% (maximum of $7,500). 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. Employers who have already had students working with them for work-integrated learning placement can apply for the subsidy dating back to June 1, 2021.
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 through the Into the WILderness podcast or by attending the following webinar:
- Thursday, April 21 | Propel Info Session | 10 a.m. PST
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.