With the winter semester quickly approaching, now is the time to start planning your winter and spring employment strategy—and Tourism HR Canada has a way to help!
Many businesses across the country have been facing labour challenges while they look to ‘staff up’ to accommodate the ease of COVID-related capacity restrictions and a boost in business; student interns are a great solution to fill these roles while helping to train and solidify the future workforce for years to come. Supporting employers and students, Tourism HR Canada’s Propel—a federally funded student work placement program offering paid work-integrated learning opportunities—offers one of the hardest-hit sectors a chance to rebuild their workforce lost during the pandemic.
The program offers Canadian tourism employers a wage subsidy of up to 75 per cent of a qualifying student’s wages, to a maximum of $7,500. The position must be a work-integrated learning opportunity for a post-secondary student but can be accessed by any businesses in the tourism sector: accommodations, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, transportation, and travel services. This includes positions related to events, concerts, meetings and conventions, museums, galleries, cultural and heritage sites, destination marketing, and more.