By participating in the Business Essentials Program, you will gain not only a chance to work in
Vancouver, one of Canada’s most dynamic cities, but you will also learn strategic hospitality
and/or business management skills, and strengthen your English level academically and
This course is designed to increase your familiarity with marketing, presentations, public
speaking, business communication, resumes and job interviews in North America. Having a
higher-level qualification from a Canadian-recognized college, along with a relevant work
experience, will allow you to become more confident, thrive in your career, and succeed in the
workplace. The program emphasizes learning by doing, and therefore students are regularly
required to work on actual projects. Students are exposed to an environment that encourages
two-way interaction between students and instructors.
The program is divided equally into two components: for the first 50% of the program you will
study, and in the next 50% of the program you will gain relevant work experience. Programs are
6 or 12 months in length. In addition, you may also work part time while studying for the entire
duration of your program. This will enable you to earn money to support your stay in Canada.
Internationally Recognized Industry Certificate
Students receive Certificates and Diplomas by completing the program that recognize the quality of the program:
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), an affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)
What is included?
- Higher level education at a top Vancouver college
- Option to work part-time during study period
- Guaranteed paid work experience in the Hospitality Industry
- Visa application assistance
- Canadian-style resume revision & Interview preparation workshop
- Welcome orientation
- Assistance with Social Insurance Number, free bank account, cell phone etc.
- Ongoing support for the duration of the program
What is not included?
Medical Insurance, Visa and/or Work Permits Application Fee, Transportation, Food, Accommodation, Books (not mandatory to complete your program but available for a total fee of CAD 200 aprox. for 12 months Program) or Hospitality Program Exam Fees (mandatory to obtain AH&LA Certification for CAD 300 (12 months Program) or for CAD 480 (24 months Program).
The College & Internship Program combines a period of in-class study at a top Vancouver college, followed by a period of paid co-op, ideal to practice and develop your practical skills.
Moreover, you can work part-time up to 20 hours/week during the whole duration of the program, perfect to earn money and pay off your living expenses (rent, food etc.)
50% College Study Term (Work up to 20 hours/week ) + 50% Paid Hospitality Work Experience (Work up to 40 hours/week)
Note: For the 2 year program only, you may be able to begin the internship after 6 months of in- class study.
In-class Study Term
During the first component of the program, you will be studying at one of Vancouver‘s top colleges. Their campus is located right in the middle of downtown, closed to the neighborhood of Gastown. They offer a great learning environment, featuring small class sizes, which is perfect to get the right amount of support from your teacher.
They are accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia (PCTIA) and received the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation, which is the provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education.
Co-op Internship Term
6 weeks prior to the start of your co-op internship, one of our coordinators will ask you to come to our office to begin the unpaid internship placement process. We will guarantee your paid work experience in the Hospitality industry.
Our coordinator will revise your resume to North American standards, prepare you for the internship interview with one on one meeting(s), schedule the work experience interview(s), confirm your job placement and monitor you until the end of your program. We ensure that you will get the most out of your internship to allow you to put your studies to practical use.
You are allowed to work during the whole duration of the program, using your study permit. This is a great way to earn money to pay off your living expenses (rent, food etc.). You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular in-class study period, and full time during scheduled breaks and holidays (i.e. spring break).
Most students find jobs with flexible schedule such as entry-level job positions in the service and hospitality industry such as; waiter, hostess, busser, dishwasher, barista, cook, room attendant, store clerk, cashier, room attendant, food counter clerk. Minimum wage is $10.85/hr.
6 Month Certificate in Hospitality Management
(3 months study + 3 months paid internship)
The Hospitality Management courses provide a link between the academic sphere and the global hospitality industry and gives students the applied real-world knowledge employers seek. Our goal is to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on training necessary to excel in an exciting industry, which continues to grow exponentially around the world.
1 year Diploma in Hospitality Management
(6 months study + 6 months paid internship)
This specialization is designed to equip graduates with both applied and theoretical Hotel and Tourism management skills necessary to compete successfully in a highly competitive global environment.
2 year Honors Co-op Diploma in Business Management with specialization in Hospitality
(12 months study + 12 months paid internship)
Courses include all classes from the above 1 year programs plus: Business English, Leadership, Accounting 1,2,3, Economics (Micro and Macro), Social Media Marketing & MS Office Suite, along with elective courses like: Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations, Managing Front Office Operations, Supervision in the Hospitality Industry, Managing Housekeeping Operations, Convention Management, International Hotel Management & more!
Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada
Eligibility & Visa
- Intermediate English Level: TOEFL 510, IELTS 5.0, TOEIC 700 or equivalent*
- Graduation from a secondary school (high school)
- At least 19 years old.
*Note: A free pre-enrollment English test will be required to candidates not able to provide verified copy of their English level scores.
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|Wednesday (September 20, 2017)|
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