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International Students

Canadian Tourism College welcomes students from all over the world!

Over 150,000 international students come to Canada to study every year because of our diversity, multicultural environments, and natural beauty.

We have the campus in Vancouver, BC.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and travel restrictions for International Students please click here to visit the Government of Canada website.

International Offices

Our international admissions advisors can help you with any questions you may have regarding our programs, applications or discuss financing options available to you.

You can reach out to one of our international admissions advisors below or contact us by requesting more information here or by contacting one of the advisors below directly and we will get back to you as soon as we can!


Associate Director of Admissions

Hooman Ghahremani
[email protected]
Phone: +1-604-736-8000 
Mobile: +1 778 919 6360


Sales & Recruitment Manager

Suji Jeong
[email protected]
Phone: +1-604-736-8000 


International Student Admission Requirements

Our admission requirements are the same for domestic and international students. See Admission Requirements for complete details.

If English is not the first language of the student, one of the following prerequisites is required to be admitted into the Hospitality or Travel and Tourism programs:

  • IELTS score of 6.0 or higher with no band below 5.5, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 semesters full-time of non-ESL studies at an English-speaking secondary or post-secondary institution.
  • Canadian Tourism College English Assessment (written onsite) with a score of 70%
  • Canadian Tourism College online English assessment with a score of 75%

If English is not the first language of the student, one of the following prerequisites is required to be admitted into the Flight Attendant program:

  • International English Language Testing System IELTS score of 5.5 or higher or equivalent English language benchmark verified by the institution.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL score CBT 163, IBT 57 or equivalent verified by the institution.
  • Level 5 ESL training from Vancouver International College or equivalent from another ESL school, or a minimum of 2 semesters full-time of non-ESL studies at an English speaking secondary or post-secondary institution.
  • Canadian Tourism College English Assessment (written onsite) with a score of 65%.
  • Canadian Tourism College online English assessment with a score of 70%.

If you don’t meet the IELTS entry requirements or need to take the test, you can book with ILAC IELTS. You also have the option to prepare for IELTS with ILAC. Please visit ILAC IELTS Vancouver for more information. 

Note: a Skype or telephone interview may be required.

Complete Your English Assessment

Online English Assessment

For CTC’s online English assessment, For Hospitality and Tourism programs a passing grade of 75% or better is considered a passing grade. For Flight attendant programs a passing grade of 70% or better is considered a passing grade.

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In-Person English Assessment

You can also complete the English assessment in-person at one of our campuses. In-person, on-campus tests require a passing grade of 65% or better.

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*Please note: All students are required to take the on campus English assessment test when they arrive. If you do not meet the requirements you will be referred to an ESL pathway school.

Visa Information

To find out if you need a temporary resident visa to study in Canada, please visit the link below:

Government of Canada Website

Pathways to (Postgraduate Work Permit Program) PGWPP

Turn your CTC Diploma into a degree and work in Canada! We have established partnerships with Capilano University, Royal Roads University and Vancouver Community College that will allow you to transfer into a bachelors program when you graduate from CTC which will allow you to apply for the postgraduate work permit program (PGWPP). Applications for a PGWPP does not guarantee approval as it is up to the immigration officer to determine your eligibility. For more information please view the pathways page

Canadian Tourism College Pathways

British Columbia

We are known for our beautiful and abundant provincial parks and ocean views.

Take a look at everything the province of British Columbia has to offer – visit the Destination BC Tourism website at www.hellobc.com.

Video: BC’s Cities on the Edge of Wilderness (:15)

Video Source: Expedia – Vancouver Vacation Travel Guide


Our Vancouver campus is located in the heart of downtown – walking distance to public transit, shops, and some of the best restaurants in the world.

Helpful Links


Having a comfortable place to stay while you study is important to make the most of your time here. CTC does not currently provide accommodations on campus. “Homestay”, where you live with a local family while studying in Canada, is one popular accommodations option for many international students. Two homestay placement companies you may want to consider checking out are:

Health Care

It is essential that all international students have medical insurance to cover any health care costs while they are studying at CTC.

Your home country may offer student / travel medical insurance options. However, the benefit of purchasing coverage from a Canadian company ensures that Canadian hospitals are able to bill the insurance company directly, so you don’t have to worry about covering bills up front.

If you have questions about medical coverage, please speak to your Admissions Advisor who can help you with the process.