Study Hospitality Management in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the best coastal cities with pleasant weather, instagramable natural sceneries and authentic Asian cuisines. Over the decades, it has always been ranked among the best in the ‘world livable cities’

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Vancouver, a tourist-friendly city

According to Tourism Vancouver, the Greater Vancouver area has over 10,000 hotel rooms and about 23,000 hotel beds (n.a). Tourism has also brought in $ 4.5 billion in annual income and more than 70,000 full-time work opportunities. Therefore, if you are a newcomer in Vancouver who wants to look for a job, you might consider studying hospitality management courses and working in the tourism industry.

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This blog will first feature three of Vancouver’s popular hotels, and second introduce how it is like to study hospitality management in Vancouver.

River Rock Casino Resort is located in the city of Richmond, Vancouver’s largest Chinese community, with dazzling Asian cuisines, secure neighbourhood and convenient transportation.

The hotel has a show theatre, Vancouver’s largest casino, leisure pool, buffet restaurant and yacht marina. It is also worth mentioning that every summer, the largest Asian summer night market in North America is just a 5-minute walk from this hotel.

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Locations and Distances

To YVR : 3 SkyTrain stops, or 5 minutes driving distance

To Downtown Vancouver: 20 minutes by the SkyTrain, or 15 minutes driving distance

To McArthurGlen Designer Outlet: 1 SkyTain stop, or 5 minutes driving distance

The hotel is located in Yaletown, a European-style zone of Vancouver. It was opened in the summer of 2017 with 8 international restaurants, a casino and Vancouver’s largest hotel ballrooms. As most tourists said, you will feel the Las Vegas vibe when you enter the hotel because of its luxurious design and golden colour appearance.

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Locations and Distances

To Downtown Vancouver: 8 minutes walking distance

To Rogers Arena (Vancouver’s largest ice hockey arena): 6 minutes walking distance

To BC Place (Football Stadium): 4 minutes walking distance

The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is a 5-star hotel in Vancouver’s financial district. Additionally, it’s just steps away from the Canada Place and Vancouver Exhibition Center. There is a free shuttle bus opposite the hotel that takes visitors to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver to experience the beauty of the forest.

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In targeting the North American tourism industry, Create Career College launched hospitality management courses in the year of 2013. Through the classroom lessons, company visits, and paid internships, students would build a solid knowledge of the hospitality industry. Additionally, our instructor will use ‘role play’ to examine the student’s communication and customer service.

Hospitality Management Courses included but not limited to:

  • Theories and Methods of Hotel Management
  • Leadership in Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource in Hotels
  • Financial Management
  • Hotel marketing
  • Laws and regulation in the tourism industry

You may find the detailed hospitality management program information here: Diploma in Hospitality Management_With 48 weeks of Co-op 

At Create Career College, there are a total of 12 academic courses under the diploma in hospitality management. Upon completion of each course, students will receive one certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). 

AHLEI is the global leader in hospitality training and hotel management certification. The AHLEI certificate is recognized by 54 countries, therefore, students can capitalize on this advantage and work globally.

Hotel Visit to the River Rock Casino Resort

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In August 2019, the instructor at Create Career College took the hospitality management students for a hotel visit at the River Rock Casino Resort. During the 3-hour visit, students stopped at the backstage of the River Rock Theatre, entered the luxury suite, and the hotel manager taught everyone to fold the bedding based on the 5-star hotel standard. Finally, everyone enjoyed a feast at The Buffet.

Paid Internship for the Hospitality Management Program

The internship can enable college students to practice their in-class theory. Whether students choose a one-year certificate program or a two-year diploma program, Create Career College would provide them with work opportunities (up to 48 weeks). Our career advisor will help students to tailor their resume and provide mock interviews. Some of our previous students worked as a coffee barista at a local coffee shop and other students worked at the Hilton Hotel as a front desk assistant.

Vancouver is a tourist city, if a job seeker speaks two or more languages, it will add points to the job search. According to the Vancouver Tourism Bureau, Chinese tourists are the second largest tourist group by volume, so the hospitality industry needs employees who can understand the Chinese culture.

In August 2020, Create Career College will launch the hospitality management courses again, students are free to choose between the 1-year certificate or 2-year diploma program. Both programs contain local paid work terms.

Additionally, when students are studying full time at Create Career College (with a study permit), they can work part-time for local companies.

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