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New Student Work Placement Program Helps Tourism Businesses Connect with Talent

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tourism HR Canada has launched a federally funded Student Work Placement Program offering paid work-integrated learning opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector.

The new Propel program helps students gain paid hands-on learning and mentoring in their field of study and assists employers with wages to acquire much-needed early talent to support the recovery of the industry. 

Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada through the Student Work Placement Program, Propel offers employers a wage subsidy of up to 75% of a qualifying student’s wages, to a maximum of $7,500. Students enrolled at a recognized post-secondary institution can apply for a paid position to fulfil the co-op or internship component of their program.

Details on the Propel Student Work Placement Program can be found at