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Sprott Shaw College

Vancouver , British Columbia ,Canada

Diploma in Tourism / Hospitality Management & Business Administration Principles Accelerated

This accelerated program offering combines the adaptability and general business knowledge of professional business management with the focus and excitement of the Hospitality and Tourism Management diploma, condensed into a 53-week program.

This diploma program offers AHLA (American Hotel and Lodging Association) certificates.

If you are interested in working in the accommodation industry, positions as a front desk agent, housekeeper or bell person are great ways to get an introduction to this sector.

Along with meeting people from around the world, these front-line staff members have the advantage of learning about the various aspects of the hotel business (and an opportunity to climb the corporate ladder).

For those who are more interested in being behind the scenes, the accommodation industry also requires workers for business and trade-related positions – including accountants, marketers, cooks, bakers and carpenters.

The two most recent labour market studies in BC have both come to the same conclusion – tourism in BC is a growth industry.

There has been speculation that there will be an increase of about 100,000 new jobs by 2020 due to new jobs and current workers retiring.

Although this is great news, it does pose some challenges, not the least of which is establishing a strategy to make sure that BC has enough skilled people in the right place at the right time.

With thousands of events being hosted at BC properties each year – such as conferences, weddings, seminars and so on – the accommodation sector also requires sales, support and event staff.

An integral part of any hotel team includes sales representatives, concierges, event coordinators and others who help bring business to the property and ensure all of the events run smoothly.

So, whether you’re interested in being on the front lines or behind the scenes, working at a mountain resort, wilderness campground or a cosmopolitan hotel in the heart of a bustling city – a career in this dynamic industry can definitely accommodate you.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Established in 1903, Sprott Shaw College is a private post-secondary institution with 16 government-designated campuses across British Columbia. We take great pride in educating and preparing our students for rewarding and relevant careers in Administration, Business, Trades & Design, Nursing & Healthcare, and Child, Family & Community Support.

Sprott Shaw College is the subsidiary company of CIBT Education Group, one of the fastest-growing companies in BC according to Business in Vancouver. As an organization, we cultivate professional growth and positive working environments for our employees, which fosters our values of Community, Diversity, Integrity, Quality, Respect, and Results-Oriented.

We are a proud partner of Pride at Work Canada. Pride at Work Canada was founded in May 2008 by a group of dedicated individuals with a vision — to improve the climate of inclusiveness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans–identified (LGBT) employees in the workplace.

Sprott Shaw understands the importance of a sustainable and meaningful career so we make it a priority to help our current and graduated students find permanent employment positions in their dream career path.

PSW Opportunity

Eligibility for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP):
Graduated from a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada.
Desire to stay in Canada temporarily for work.

Important Note:
Graduating from a DLI doesn't automatically qualify you for a PGWP.

Validity of PGWP:
Depends on the length of the study program or the expiry date of your passport, whichever comes first.

Duration of PGWP Based on Study Program Length:
Less than 8 months (or 900 hours for Quebec credentials): Not eligible for PGWP.
At least 8 months (or 900 hours for Quebec credentials), but less than 2 years: PGWP may be granted for the same length as the study program (e.g., a 9-month program results in a 9-month PGWP).
2 years or more: PGWP may be valid for 3 years.

Completion of Multiple Programs:
PGWP may combine the lengths of each program if:
Each program is PGWP eligible.
Each program is at least 8 months (or 900 hours for Quebec credentials) in length.

Important Restriction:
You cannot obtain a PGWP if you already had one after completing an earlier program of study.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

All Business Programs
All Tourism/Hospitality Programs
All ECE Programs
All CSW Programs
All SETA/EA Programs
Note: exceptions are listed below

• Sprott Shaw College’s English Language Assessment (minimum
score or 20/40); OR
• IELTS overall score of 5.5 (minimum); OR
• TOEFL iBT score of 46; OR
• Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partner ESL
schools; OR
• Equivalent on the table listed below

Global Business Management (Post
Graduate Diploma)

Diploma or degree from an accredited college or university

• Diploma or degree from an accredited college or university
• Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment with a minimum
score of 25/40; OR
• Minimum IELTS Score 6.0 Overall or IBT TOFEL Score 6.0; OR
• Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL