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Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN)

Say yes to opportunities in Northern Ontario

Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN) is designed to train up to 300 potential employees and match them with a minimum of 150 employers within Northern Ontario’s tourism sector. Qualified employers will be eligible for a 30% wage subsidy up to $3,000 per employee. Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN) works with a number of different partners across Northern Ontario to really look at what the marketplace really needs and then tries to deliver solutions to address those gaps. The idea is to ensure that employers have a skilled pool of candidates that are able to meet their needs.

Funding for Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN) is provided by:

  • Ministry of Labour
  • Training and Skills Development Fund
  • Ministry of Heritage, Sports Tourism and Cultural Industries.

Here’s how Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN) Aims To Help

Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN) is dedicated to developing the tourism and hospitality sector in Northern Ontario by:

  • Enabling partnerships to form at the community level
  • Empowering employers to provide job placements after the internship period is done
  • Identifying long-term career opportunities for jobseekers

How employers benefit from Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN)

Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN) helps employers by:

  • Recruiting qualified candidates looking to work in tourism and hospitality
  • Upskilling, reskilling, and providing sector-specific training that is specific to the needs of business in Northern Ontario
  • Putting marketing efforts behind tourism and hospitality in Northern Ontario to attract jobseekers
  • Supporting diverse career pathways Enabling smooth labour market transitions
  • Scaling opportunities for job seekers to build transferable skills
  • Connecting like-minded tourism and hospitality professionals to one another to create a stronger network, and an exceptional customer experience

How jobseekers benefit from Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN)

Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN) helps participants by offering

  • Free training so they can qualify for a career in tourism and hospitality
  • Hands-on training with an employer through the wage subsidy portion of this program
  • Job matching so participants are placed in positions that interest them the most
  • Referrals to the nearest Employment Ontario office near them
  • Ongoing support from the Employment Service Provider

Programs available to employers and candidates alike

Training project partners

  • 11 virtual instructor-led and e-learning courses
  • Participants must complete all workshops to be matched with an employer
  • Participants will receive certification upon completion as well as individual industry certifications

Training hosted on SkillsPass

  • Learning Plans For Front Desk (PDF LINK)
  • Learning Plans For Food, Beverage, Servers (PDF LINK)

Stay tuned for impact data from Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN)

  • Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC)
  • Destination Northern Ontario
  • Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario
  • District Social Services Administration Boards
  • Northern Ontario Workforce Planning Boards

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