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Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec

As an expert in its field for 50 years now, the ITHQ is Canada’s leading hotel management school specializing in tourism, hospitality, food service and sommelier training.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



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.


Over 20 specialized and enriched study programs developed to industry standards, more than half of which are in a work-study format to provide as much practical experience as possible.


The ITHQ includes a gastronomy research centre with a food chemistry laboratory.


Internationally recognized for program excellence and the professionalism and expertise of its 15,000 graduates, the ITHQ, like other major international educational institutions, teaches students advanced skills that can be used anywhere in the world.

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Housing services

While the ITHQ doesn’t offer accommodation on campus, there are plenty of housing options nearby. Compared to most other cities, rent is very affordable in Montreal.

Library services

The Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec offers a specialized multimedia library.

ICT services

The Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec provides 6 computer and language laboratories.

Medical services

As an international student, you must be covered by health and hospital insurance for the duration of your studies. This insurance must provide coverage in Quebec and any other country where you may do an internship. If you do not have sufficient insurance, you will need to join the ITHQ group insurance plan for international students.

Student Life

Campus life

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. 

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