An economic engine of foremost importance for both major cities and a large number of more rural areas, the hospitality, travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s fastest growing sectors.
These industries combined cover a wide range of sectors including accommodation, restaurants, transportation, travel services, recreation, arts and entertainment. There are over one hundred skilled trades and professions in the field with exciting careers ranging from hotel front desk clerk to travel agent, customer service manager, chef, team leader, busboy, lifeguard, and so forth.
Whether it’s working in a hotel, manor house, inn, motel, restaurant or travel agency which is part of a large chain or simply a small family owned business, there are flexible and customized career prospects as well as opportunities for advancement at companies in all these sectors.
A number of vocational programs are offered at different educational institutions. They cater to the needs of all employers and labour market trends. Graduates acquire advanced skills that allow them to work at any type of establishment, both here in Quebec and all over the world.