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YWCA Tourism Essentials

720 E Hastings Street

Unit 200

Vancouver, BC V6A1R5


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Interested in launching your career in the booming tourism industry?

Get paid to attend a 6-week training program and a 6-week practicum!

YWCA Tourism Essentials is a FREE 12-week, employment and training program that could kick-start your career in tourism or hospitality.

Participants receive bi-weekly payments to attend a 6-week training program 6 weeks of work experience with local employers.

Sign up for an intake informational interview now!


- No fee to participate
- 6 weeks of PAID skills training (participants are paid bi-weekly while they attend the 6-week in-class training)
- 6 weeks of PAID work experience
- Transportation supports (ie. compass card)
- Child care supports
- Weekly Grocery Shopping Budget
- Free in-demand, professional certifications (First Aid, Superhost, Serving It Right, Food Safe etc.)
- $250 bonus after program completion
- Follow-up support for an additional 12 weeks
- Access to other YWCA program supports (e.g. fitness center)

To be eligible, attendees must be:

- Self-identified women
- Between 15-30 years old
- Interested in exploring and working within the tourism and hospitality sector
- Unemployed and able to participate in the full-time training program and paid work experience
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or confirmed refugee status
- Legally entitled to work in Canada

NOTE: Those who are currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or are in full-time school, are not eligible for this program.

Program starts on September 30, 2019

Training: Monday to Friday - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Work Placement: Dates and times may vary

For more information, please contact 604-216-1670 |

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