Tourism HR Canada – Propel Student Work Placement 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.


Employer eligibility criteria:

  • Registered Canadian businesses, startups, and not-for-profits related to the tourism and hospitality sector.
  • The position must be a work-integrated learning placement. Student must be hired as an employee of the company (not as an independent contractor). 

Student eligibility criteria:

  • Be registered at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution in a program that includes a work placement;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Be legally able to work in Canada according to the laws and regulations of the province or territory where you live.

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.

Documentation Needed:

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.

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