Programs and Services

Explore the many programs and services Tourism HR Canada offers.

Propel Student Work Placement Program

Funded by the Government of Canada, Propel offers post-secondary students opportunities to develop work-ready skills and provides qualifying employers with wage subsidies.


The Belong initiative will strengthen tourism's capacity to offer inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, leading (IDEAL) workplaces.

Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism (CATT)

Free resources to introduce tourism to high school students across Canada: curriculum materials, hands-on learning activities, and career exploration tools.

Emerit Skills Training and Certification

Developed by industry for industry, Emerit provides National Occupational Standards, flexible online and paper-based training, and professional certification for tourism and hospitality employees in a wide range of occupations.

Workforce Management Engine

In 2023, this online portal will be the gateway to industry-validated National Occupational Standards, customized occupational profiles, and more, providing the pan-Canadian standard for all skills required to effectively perform tourism roles. ​

SMART Accreditation Program

Providing national recognition to tourism-related programs that meet or exceed industry standards, plus benchmarks that tourism program providers can use to assist them in continually improving their programs.

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