Tourism HR Canada has announced the launch of a federally funded student work placement program offering paid work in the tourism and hospitality sector. Called Propel, this initiative provides post-secondary students with paid work positions that integrate with their education. Employers who hire students through this initiative receive a wage subsidy of 75% of the student’s wages, up to a maximum of $7,500.

This program will provide talent and financial assistance at a time when so many employers are struggling, and benefits everyone involved:

  • Employers acquire much-needed early talent to help with the recovery of the industry, as well as assistance with wages.
  • Students gain paid hands-on learning and mentoring in their field of study.
  • Post-secondary institutions complement their programming by connecting students and the workplace.

All qualifying employers — from small, independent operations to large, multi-property companies — are invited to apply at