In May 2019, the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) unveiled the New Brunswick Tourism Workforce Development Plan for the period 2019 to 2024. In recent years, the tourism industry has faced increased difficulties recruiting staff. The job vacancy rate rose sharply between 2016 and 2019 and there was serious concern the shortage could ultimately impact the tourism industry’s ability to grow in the future.
Updated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: New Brunswick Workforce Development Plan.
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Propel Student Work Placement
Propel offers tourism and hospitality employers access to up to $5,000 in wage subsidies when they hire a post-secondary student for work-integrated learning: an internship, a co-op placement, a work experience placement, and more.
The many benefits? Students gain paid hands-on learning and mentoring in their field of study. Employers acquire much-needed early talent to help with the recovery of the industry, as well as assistance with wages. Post-secondary institutions complement their programming by connecting students and the workplace.