On June 20, The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, announced funding for an innovative pilot project that will connect newcomers with jobs in the hotel industry.
Tourism HR Canada will receive nearly $7 million for a 3-year pilot project, in partnership with the Hotel Association of Canada, which will assist up to 1,300 newcomers to Canada in gaining job experience, while developing and testing an innovative settlement service delivery model.
Addressing labour shortages in the tourism industry is one of TIAC’s key priorities, and we believe this is a win-win for newcomers and Canadian business.
We will work very closely with our partner TourismHR and the Government of Canada to implement TIAC's labour policy recommendations to find additional solutions for the tourism sector's labour shortages.
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