How to apply

Application Form

First things first, to be completed online here.

Personal Statement

This is second step which takes approximately 90 minutes, mainly focusing on an applicant’s written communication skills and sense of maturity and professionalism.

Formal Interview

The is the third and final assessment conducted either in person or over the telephone. If an applicant is admitted, we will issue the conditional acceptance with the understanding that the required documentation and paperwork from the applicant will be submitted in due course.

Tuition Payment

The final step before we issue the Formal Letter of Acceptance.


While our vision is to assist all future hoteliers with a passion in the industry, we do have admission requirements to ensure that there is a good fit between applicants and the program.

Applicant must:

  1. Hold a high school diploma, or G.E.D., or be at least 19 years of age, as a mature student with qualifications equivalent to high school education.
  2. Complete the Application Form, Personal Statement and the Formal Interview.
  3. Hold legal status to study in Canada (proof of Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status, or a valid student visa.)
  4. Submit proof of English proficiency if English is not the first language. TOEFL score of 500 and above, or an equivalent (e.g. TOEFL CBT 173, TOEFL IBT 61, IELTS 6, TOEIC 600, or CAEL 50), or pass the IHMC language proficiency evaluation.
  5. Submit all the required documents, and pay the required fees.

The hospitality industry is a global industry and we enrol students from all over the world; since the academic material is delivered in English and students are placed in English speaking hotel work environments, applicants are expected to have a certain level of English skills.

For those interested in the industry but are concerned with their language ability, they may join our series of Hospitality English certificate program (typically 4 parts in 12 weeks, $3,600 for 156 hours) to help gain confidence in the area, especially on terminology used in the industry.

We look for individuals who are passionate about the hotel industry. Mature students who are serious about a career in the global industry would benefit most from the experience. We have accepted students from all over the world and have graduates working in more than 26 different countries.

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Financial Options

With the Conditional Letter of Acceptance, qualified applicants may apply for government backed student loans. For more information regarding financing, visit one of the provincial or federal program sites in your respective province (BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island).

We are accredited by PCTIA under the Ministry of Advanced Education of British Columbia , as well as being a British Columbia Education Quality Assurance qualified institution (details).

For international students, we are also a designated learning institute recognized by Immigration and Citizenship, Government of Canada.

In addition to the public funding, due to the track record of many of our graduates being able to obtain employment promptly upon graduation, many applicants have successfully seeked financial assistance from various business banking institutions in addition to the government loan.

The bursary also offers internal student loans and grants to qualified individuals, please get in touch with the Admissions Office if you would like additional information.


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