Created specifically for the tourism sector, the Propel Student Work Placement Program connects employers with post-secondary students looking to complete a paid work-integrated learning opportunity: a co-op placement, an internship, and more.
Numerous tourism-related businesses across Canada are benefitting from these placements and the related wage subsidies, helping them emerge from the pandemic and ensure they have a skilled team ready to meet the growing influx of travellers.
Nanaimo restaurant Melange tapped into the Propel program. Serving delicious meals made from scratch, the restaurant showcases and supports local farmers, brewers, producers, suppliers, bakers, and gelato makers. Head Chef Kellie Callender recently shared tips on hosting a work-integrated learning placement and how the placements fit in to their recruitment strategy.