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Ignite Your Passion for Travel with CapU’s Diploma in Tourism Management International
ignite your passion for travel with capu’s diploma in tourism management international

Ignite Your Passion for Travel with CapU’s Diploma in Tourism Management International

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries. With an increasing number of people travelling for leisure, business and other purposes post-COVID-19, the demand for skill professionals in tourism management is only continuing to rise. And with 196,000 jobs currently available in the tourism industry in Canada, you could find yourself shaping the future of travel and creating unforgettable experiences for travelers. 

About Capilano University

Capilano University’s (CapU) main campus is located in North Vancouver, just steps away from local hiking trails and only a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. With approximately 8,833 students enrolled across its three campuses and 3,851 international students hailing from 86 countries, CapU is the perfect place for international students to kickstart their academic studies.  

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Diploma in Tourism Management International

Overview (Video)

With CapU’s Diploma in Tourism Management International, you’re not just learning about luxury hotels, exotic countries and sightseeing tours; you’re diving deep into consumer behaviour patterns, financial mathematics and industry partnerships to find out the driving forces behind tourism. As part of the 280-hour practicum, students will get to participate in real-world experiences and join their instructors and peers on field trips to learn from industry professionals and guest speakers. 

Program information

  • Credential: Diploma
  • Program length: 2 years
  • Tuition: $24,114 CAD (Year 1); $16,162 CAD (Year 2)
  • Intake dates: Fall 2024, Spring 2025

Courses

Each course is worth 3 credits. Each term, students will take 15 credits, for a total of 60 credits by the end of the 2-year program. Examples of courses in the program include:

  • USS 100 – University Success Strategies
  • CMNS 185 – Presentation Skills for Public Speaking
  • TOUR 190 – Destination Canada
  • TOUR 111 – Tourism & Hospitality Management: A Global Network
  • REC (Elective) – Outdoor Recreation

How to apply

To apply for this program, applicants should: 

  1. Review admission requirements below to check eligibility
  2. Gather documents that show proof of completion of secondary school, or that they are currently in the process of completion
  3. Apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia

See here for more information on CapU’s admissions process.  

Admission requirements

Basic 

All applicants will need to have completed their studies at the secondary level and have graduated high school before applying. 

Program-specific

Applicants will need to submit a resume alongside their application. 

English language

Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for all CapU applicants. For this program, applicants must demonstrate an appropriate level of English. Applicants whose primary language is not English or who have received their education in a language other than English must demonstrate proof of proficiency through one of the following: 

  • IELTS Academic: 5.5 overall, and no one score less than 5.0
  • TOEFL: 520 (Paper); 67 (Internet)
  • Duolingo English Test: 100, no sub-score below 90
  • CAEL: 50
  • PTE Academic: 50
  • CapU EAP 080, with a minimum B grade
  • Articulated level completion from approved Pathway Partner

Future career opportunities

Armed with a diploma in Tourism Management, graduates of the program can make their way into roles like: 

  • Tourism Manager
    • Overseeing operations of tourist destinations, attractions and travel agencies to enhance visitor experiences
      • National median wage of $52.85/hr
  • Event Planner
    • Organizing and coordinating events such as conferences, festivals, corporate retreats and more
      • National median wage of $26.44/hr
  • Marketing Specialist
    • Developing marketing strategies to promote tourist destinations, attract visitors and boost tourism revenues
      • National median wage of $31.19/hr
  • Hotel/Resort Manager
    • Managing day-to-day operations of hotels, resorts and/or accommodation facilities to ensure guest satisfaction and maintaining high standards of service
      • National median wage of $36.06/hr
  • Travel Consultant
    • Assisting clients in planning and booking their travel arrangements, and providing advice on destinations, transportation options, accommodations, etc.
      •  National median wage of $19.75/hr

Source: Capilano University – Diploma in Tourism Management International, Government of Canada – Job Bank – Labour Market Information

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