Destination Employment is a multifaceted national program providing newcomers to Canada with the support, services
and training they require to find employment and gain Canadian workplace experience once they settle in Canada. It
is also designed to support hoteliers with finding skilled workers as they face increasing labour shortages in the
preliminary pilot markets of Ottawa, the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, Windsor and Kingston.

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Program Components

Destination employment program flyer

  • Skills training program designed to help newcomers find employment in the Hospitality Industry
  • 5 Training certifications in Food Safety, Service Excellence, Smart Serve, emerit Workplace Essentials and WHMIS

Program Benefits

  • Get an individualized personality portrait, called ALiGN, for career exploration
  • Effective job search strategies including market research techniques, resume development, interview skills and
    targeting your job search to companies that require your specific skills and experience
  • Referrals to job openings and connections to employers
  • Invitations to attend recruitment and networking events
  • Post-hire support – job retention, business communication/language coaching

Program Eligibility

  • Permanent resident of Canada residing in Canada (with PR card or confirmation of permanent residence letter); Or
  • A Protected Person and/or Convention refugee with a valid work permit residing in Canada

Program Fees

There are no fees associated with
this program.