Tourism SkillsNet North


Tourism SkillsNet North (TSNN)

In collaboration with Destination Northern Ontario, Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation, Ontario Employment Service Providers and Northern Ontario Workforce Planning Boards, Tourism SkillsNet North is designed to identify specific workforce labour gaps, train up to 200 potential employees and match them with available job opportunities within Northern Ontario’s tourism sector.

Qualified employers will be eligible for a 50% wage subsidy up to:

  • Seasonal employer (new TSNN employee): $3,000
  • Seasonal employer or year-round employer (returning TSNN employee): $2,500
  • Year-round employer (new TSNN employee): $5,000

Each organization is eligible to receive wage subsidies for up to a maximum of 10 employees for the program. Training  is encouraged for as many employees as possible and is not limited to 10.

Unfortunately, employers cannot hire his/her spouse, sibling or child.

Registration Closed


Due to an overwhelming response, we are unable to accept any additional registrations at this time for Spring, Summer and Fall.  However, Tourism SkillsNet North is pleased to still offer free training with a value of over $1,000 to employees of Tourism SkillsNet North registered employers. Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario can still support operators who need help filling vacant positions through their Indeed job board.

If you are currently sitting on the waitlist, your staff are on a first come first serve basis depending on the completion of training.

If you have already registered for the program, you will continue to receive regular updates on your staff’s training progress and wage subsidy eligibility status.

We have reserved a number of wage subsidies for our winter tourism operators and will update the industry come November. Thank you for your cooperation and your interest in Tourism SkillsNet North.  We hope the training has been invaluable to you and your staff!

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Complete the registration form to be included in the program. If you would like to inquire about your registration status, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at:

The Government of Ontario and its agencies are in no way bound by any recommendations contained in this document.