Propel

A Matter of WIL

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board of Directors It was only a few short years ago Tourism HR Canada was approved by Employment and Social Development Canada to deliver Propel—the first-ever Student Work Placement Program serving Canada’s diverse tourism sector. This meant employers could now access as much as $5,000 in wage subsidies per

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Propel Employer Stories: Roadside Hospitality

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 accompanying wage subsidies, helping to ensure they have a skilled team

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Propel Employer Stories: 9 Mile Legacy Brewing

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 accompanying wage subsidies, helping to ensure they have a skilled team

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Quality Work-Integrated Learning Relies on Quality Partnerships

By Joe Baker, Tourism HR Canada Board of Directors For as long as there have been tourism- and hospitality-focused post-secondary programs, there have been elements of work-integrated learning (WIL). Whether WIL manifested as apprenticeship, internships, practicums, or field placements, educators have known that careers in tourism and hospitality can be elevated through quality WIL experiences

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Propel Employer Stories: Melange

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

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Propel Employer Stories: Carmen’s Group Inc.

The Propel Student Work Placement Program connects tourism employers with post-secondary students looking to complete a paid work-integrated learning opportunity: a co-op placement, an internship, and more. Over the past year and a half, numerous employers have benefitted from these placements and the related wage subsidies as they sought to recover from the pandemic and

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Understanding Canada’s Tourism Industry: Importance, Impact, and Innovation

As of 2019, the Canadian tourism sector generated more than 100 billion dollars in economic activity and employed more than 2 million people, representing 1 in 10 working Canadians. The industry was statistically one of the hardest hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is fighting to rebuild and needs the collaborative support of higher

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More Than a Tagline: Propel Is Launching Careers in Tourism

March is National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Month, celebrating the successes and promoting awareness of these essential links between education and industry. Tourism, hospitality, and travel employers have access to a distinct Student Work Placement Program, Propel. Funded by the Government of Canada and coordinated by Tourism HR Canada, Propel connects employers with post-secondary

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