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What will I learn?

Through this two-year tourism diploma program, you will learn about the exciting and diverse tourism industry with courses in culinary tourism, heritage tourism, sustainable tourism and urban tourism planning. Graduates gain the skills required to be progressive leaders within the industry, enriching the experience of tourists. You will receive industry certifications in food safety, responsible alcohol beverage service, Safe Travel Planner Certification, TICO Travel Counsellor Certification and first aid (CPR).

As part of your fourth semester, you will complete a 14-week industry externship with your choice of a nationwide or international placement. This opportunity will enhance your knowledge with real-world experience and help you start building your network of contacts. Completing the Tourism and Hospitality Management program will make you the kind of multi-talented graduate the local and international tourism industry is seeking in today’s competitive environment.

To better hone your international tourism and hospitality management skills you have the option of participating in an exclusive European Study Tour.

This program has been accredited by the acclaimed Institute of Hospitality.

Your Field Education Options

As part of your fourth semester, you will complete a 14-week industry externship with your choice of a nationwide or international placement. This opportunity will enhance your knowledge with real-world experience and help you start building your network of contacts. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide learning opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.


The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

Provide professional guest services to enhance customer satisfaction by anticipating, meeting and/or exceeding individual and organizational standards and objectives.

Create marketing plans informed and supported by market research, social networks, product knowledge and sales strategies.

Contribute to effective management in hospitality, tourism and leisure settings by implementing leadership skills and strategies.

Evaluate and apply effective financial management and accounting practices to support operations in the tourism industry.

Comply with relevant organizational and workplace systems, processes, policies, standards, legal obligations and regulations, and use knowledge of risk management principles, to support and maintain efficient, productive, safe, secure, accessible and healthy tourism operations.

Apply principles of teamwork and constructive relationship management to support positive workplace culture.

Integrate hospitality skills and knowledge to promote ongoing personal and professional development.

Design and deliver inclusive tourism and hospitality programs, products and services that comply with all relevant legislation, conform to relevant ethical guidelines and promote best practices of corporate social responsibility.

Analyze and implement sustainability practices in the tourism and hospitality industry by adapting to environmental, social, cultural, political and economic trends and issues.


You will be prepared for a wide range of rewarding careers at locations that include:

  • Travel and Tour Companies
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Conference and convention centres
  • Private clubs
  • Wellness centres
  • Community Centres
  • Cruise Ships
  • Airlines
  • Government agencies

Which department am I in?

Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,190.00 (US$ 11,183) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, May, September 2023


St. James Campus

200 King Street East,


Ontario (ON),

M5A 3W8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (C, M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

Applicants may also qualify for admission through completion of the Hospitality Services (Pre-Hospitality) program (H101) with an overall grade point average of 3.0. There are a limited number of seats available and admission is not guaranteed.

** Mature Student Status (19 Years of Age or Older and No OSSD)

Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency.

  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program - Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL - 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB – 80
  • PTE (Academic) - 54, overall minimum; 50 in each skill band
  • CAEL - 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency) - 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)


About George Brown College

George Brown College is a diverse and welcoming community located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city.

  • Over 24,000 graduates of George Brown have leadership roles
  • Over 170 academic programs to choose from
  • 84% of graduates in employment six months after graduating
  • 98% of programs include a practical learning opportunity

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