The Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) was founded in 1968 by the Government of Quebec. With more than 15,000 graduates, it has been the leading Canadian centre for specialized tourism, hospitality, food service and sommelier training for nearly 50 years.
The ITHQ's vocational and technical programs are enhanced by internships and educational content that go beyond the requirements of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur. Through the ITHQ Signature programs, our students see and do more. Your combined diploma will give you a big leg up when it comes to standing out in the industry.
The Centre multifonctionnel de recherche en alimentation (food research centre) is founded in 1998 to better meet the industry’s needs for applied research in gastronomy.
The ITHQ’s Centre d’expertise et de recherche (centre for expertise and research) is divided into two entities: a hospitality consulting centre, which provides skills development courses for professionals and consulting services for businesses, and a research centre for applied research in gastronomy.
Studying at the ITHQ gives you big tools for your professional toolbox before you even enter the job market. All programs include practical internships, some of which are paid. With partners such as Fairmont, Club Med and Relais & Châteaux, these internships will boost your CV while letting you develop your sense of leadership.
You also have many opportunities to learn your job without having to leave school: with a café, bar, two restaurants and a 4-star hotel operated by students, the ITHQ is an incredible training environment!
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The ITHQ is located in the heart of Montréal, a stone’s throw from the Quartier des Spectacles, between Quartier Latin and Plateau Mont-Royal.
Our campus has a teaching hotel and 2 teaching restaurants, 16 kitchens and workshops with the best available equipment, a specialized library, 6 computer and language labs, and a gastronomy research centre with a food chemistry lab, a skills development centre, and much more!
The ITHQ becomes the first Québec establishment to be accredited by London’s Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) to offer WSET®’s exclusive intermediate training program and its associated diploma.