Type of Program:
Aimed squarely at the tourism and hospitality sector, the Propel Student Work Placement Program is a new initiative to help the hardest-hit sector recover from the devastating impacts of the pandemic.
The latest addition to the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program, Propel offers post-secondary students opportunities to develop the work-ready skills required to secure meaningful employment upon graduation.
Qualifying employers are provided with a wage subsidy of up to $7,500 for each student hired through the program (from June 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022).
Comments on Funding:
Funding is a wage subsidy of up to $7,500 per placement.
When It Ends:
Employer eligibility criteria:
Student eligibility criteria:
The post-secondary program can be full time or part time. Students enrolled in a post-graduate program are eligible. International students do NOT qualify for the Student Work Placement Program.
Employers participating in the program will follow this process:
Register on the Propel online portal;
Post the position they wish to fill;
Review student applications and hire a student;
Apply for a wage subsidy;
Submit paystubs and receive up to $7,500.
Applicants must submit paystubs to receive the subsidy.
Other Things to Note:
Currently, wage subsidies are available for student salaries paid from June 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.
Looking ahead to the 2022 summer season? If you’re seeking to employ a student on a work-integrated learning placement after March 31, 2022, please let us know via this webform.