The innovative pilot project to connect newcomers with jobs in the hotel industry.
The Canadian government announced a new pilot project on June 20th, World Refugee Day, to help newcomers find jobs in the country. The project targets specific regions (Atlantic Canada, Southern Ontario, Saskatoon/Regina, Banff/Lake Louise/Southern Alberta, and the Yukon) and its goal is to help people get jobs in the hotel industry.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Tourism HR Canada will receive nearly $7 million to run a 3-year pilot project, in partnership with the Hotel Association of Canada. The project will assist up to 1,300 newcomers – many of them refugees – in gaining job experience, while developing and testing an innovative settlement service delivery model. Newcomers will also have the opportunity to improve their English or French through informal learning, which will be supplemented by formal language training.
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