Hospitality Management

Our Hospitality Management Co-op program allows international students to earn a diploma in hospitality management in Canada while getting hands-on professional work experience in Vancouver.

Start Dates

Year-round

Duration

12 - 24 months

Cost

From C$7,410

Program Overview

On our Hospitality Management program, earn a diploma in hospitality management in Canada while gaining international experience in the hospitality and tourism industry! British Columbia has become a world-class tourism destination and you have the opportunity to gain hands-on professional work experience in Vancouver while studying for your Hospitality Management Co-op Diploma.

This Hospitality Co-op Diploma is designed for different career paths in the hospitality and tourism industry. From a gastronomy professional to a graduate in hotel management; a tourism professional or even a business management graduate with interest in focusing in the hospitality industry. After completing the in-class study term of the program, you will get the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills during your guaranteed paid co-op work experience.

Practice your English in real work situations, build connections within the tourism and hospitality industry in Canada and launch a successful international career in the hospitality industry!

What’s Included

Pre-Departure

  • Get accepted at the hospitality management school. We will help you through the admissions process
  • Receive your Letter of Acceptance to apply for your study and work permit visa for Canada
  • Dedicated travel coordinator throughout your trip preparation
  • Housing assistance
  • Insurance assistance
  • Pre-departure orientation

In Canada

  • Welcome orientation
  • Interview & resume preparation
  • Guaranteed part-time job upon arrival to Canada
  • Work in the Canadian hospitality industry as soon as your start
  • You will learn from real-world experiences in Canadian hospitality related business
  • Graduate with an internationally-recognized American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) Diploma
  • Ongoing support throughout your time in Canada

The Fun Stuff!

  • Build a global network of hospitality and tourism contacts
  • Improve your business & professional communication skills
  • Get Canadian work references for your international career
  • An open work permit will allow you to grow during your time in Canada professionally
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Spend time off exploring Canada!

What’s Not included *

Flights, medical insurance, study and co-op work permits / visa application fees, local transportation, food and accommodation.

What Will I Do?

Wondering what to expect at college for Hospitality Management in Canada? During your course, you will develop a deep knowledge of the global hospitality and tourism industry. You’ll then get to apply this knowledge in real-life situations during your hospitality work experience in Canada, giving you the blueprint to launch a successful international hospitality career.

Skills You Will Learn in Hospitality Management:

  • Leadership and Management skills
  • Hotel and Restaurant Operations
  • Managing Human Resources
  • International Marketing for Hospitality Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Plus much more!

Let’s Get Started!

To participate you must have at least your high school diploma, although 95% of our participants are graduates from University degrees in their countries and an intermediate English language level (TOEFL 510, IELTS 5.0 or equivalent*).

You also must be eligible to apply for study and work permit for Canada (student visa). Please check our Am I Eligible? page to see if you are eligible to participate.

FAQ

Who Can Do the Hospitality Management Program in Canada?

Anyone interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the hospitality and tourism industry in Canada. Our Co-op program will give you hands-on experience in the North American hospitality industry with a paid hospitality job in Canada.

The students that normally apply to join our Hospitality Management Co-op program have graduated from hospitality, tourism or gastronomy programs in their home countries and want to get a good insight of the industry in Canada while improving their English. We also have candidates that have studied in different fields – like business, marketing and finance – and want to learn more about the hospitality industry. So all in all, you do not have to have a hospitality background to join the program.

Do I Need to Have a Hospitality Background to Participate in This Program?

No, you don’t have to have any previous studies or experience in hospitality or tourism to join the program. You will have classmates that have previous experience, but that does not mean that is a requirement.

What Subjects Will I Be Studying on the Hospitality Management Co-op Program?

Our Hospitality Management Co-op program will help you develop knowledge of the global hospitality and tourism industries. You will learn from experts in the field and broaden your knowledge on the complex needs of clients and how to resolve problems swiftly. You will develop the abilities to communicate clearly and manage a culturally diverse environment. Upon graduation, you will receive a diploma in hospitality management in Canada and be prepared to enter this rapidly expanding and dynamic industry, no matter the country where you want to work!

You will be studying subjects such as leadership, business management, business English, business communication, managing, housekeeping operations, hospitality facilities and design, managing service in food and beverage operations, convention management, marketing in the hospitality industry, and more!

Am I Guaranteed a Job Placement for My Co-op Experience?

Yes, we guarantee your work experience as it is mandatory for you to graduate. We will help you on every step, from resume, cover letter and interview preparation to gathering all the required documents for the co-op period.

Through the co-op you will get hands-on experience in the hospitality, tourism or gastronomy industry in Canada. This will help you build an international network and gain work references for your future career!

What Does the Schedule Look Like for the Hospitality Management Program?

Your schedule will be assigned to you during your first day of classes in Canada. The Hospitality program has a very concentrated schedule, where you might go to class for a few days all day, and then have free time to work.

Can I Do Any Job in Canada During My Co-op Experience?

Your work experience must be connected to your studies in hospitality. Before you make any payments, we organize a free consultation so that you can learn more about what roles and positions you can do in Canada as part of your program.

The most common roles that we help our participants with are entry-level positions such as:

  • Food and Beverage (hotel, restaurants, cafés, bars & venues)
  • Guest Services
  • Gastronomy and Culinary Arts
  • Retail and Customer Service
  • And more!

What Title Will I Graduate With From This Program?

You will graduate with a College Co-Op Diploma in Hospitality Management, that also allows you to earn an Internationally recognized certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA).