The Destination Employment program helps newcomers gain meaningful employment in Canadian hotels, giving them the experience they need to build a successful future in Canada.
This initiative is a win-win for both hoteliers and newcomers. Hoteliers are faced with an existing problem filling the job vacancies they already have, and newcomers need opportunities to find employment once they settle in Canada.
In addition, the program is a win for the Government of Canada as it provides a new approach to help integrate newcomers (including refugees) and creates an opportunity for them to obtain their first Canadian workplace experience. The program may also be replicated in other areas of the tourism sector or in other sectors of the economy looking for labour.
Become an Employer
Employers should be willing to:
Join the Hotel Industry
To be eligible for this program, you must reside in Canada and are either:
Regional Delivery Partners
The Yukon Tourism Education Council facilitates and co-ordinates development initiatives and activities in order to support the Northern labour force. These activities include the administering of emerit – National Professional Certification and the delivery of settlement, integration, language, and foreign qualification recognition services.
The Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association is a trusted industry leader and advisor for hotels and lodging in Alberta, helping to build Canada’s tourism and hospitality industry.
Human Resource Development Coordinator
Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association
Tourism Saskatchewan is a Treasury Board Crown Corporation responsible for developing and promoting tourism in Saskatchewan. Our mandate includes marketing, visitor services, education and training, and product and industry development.
Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC) provides human resource products and services that enable Saskatchewan employers to maintain a highly qualified, professional workforce.
Workforce Development Consultant
Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC)
The Ontario Tourism Education Corporation is a leader in Hospitality and Customer Service Training and Community Workforce Development, OTEC is an independent, not-for-profit Training, Consulting, and Workforce Development organization that delivers innovative, high quality solutions for the development and growth of a professional, skilled workforce.
(416) 622-1975 ex. 240 / (1-800) 557-6832
The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council (NSTHRC) is a provincial sector council that promotes and enhances professionalism in the Nova Scotia tourism sector. The mission of the Council is to develop a skilled and professional workforce for the Nova Scotia Tourism Industry.
The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) works closely with partner associations and stakeholders to enable the development of the tourism industry at the regional, provincial, and national levels.
Phone: 613-231-6949 x 246