The College & Internship Program combines a period of in-class study at a top Vancouver college, followed by a period of paid co-op, ideal to practice and develop your practical skills. Moreover, you can work part-time up to 20 hours/week during the whole duration of the program, perfect to earn money and pay off your living expenses (rent, food etc.)
50% College Study Term + 50% (Paid Hospitality Experience)
Work up to 20 hours/week
Note: For the 2 year program only, you may be able to begin the internship after 6 months of in class study.
In-class Study Term
During the first component of the program, you will be studying at one of Vancouver ‘s top colleges. Their campus is located right in the middle of downtown, closed to the neighborhood of Gastown and also only 1 block from our office. They offer a great learning environment, featuring small class sizes, which is perfect to get the right amount of support from your teacher. They are accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia (PCTIA) and received the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation, which is the provincial brand of quality for post secondary education.
Co-op Internship Term
6 weeks prior to the start of your co-op internship, one of our coordinators will ask you to come to our office to begin the unpaid internship placement process. Stepwest will guarantee your paid work experience in the Hospitality industry. Our coordinator will revise your resume to North American standards, prepare you for the internship interview with one on one meeting(s), schedule the work experience interview(s), confirm your job placement and monitor you until the end of your program. We ensure that you
will get the most out of your internship to allow you to put your studies to practical use
You are allowed to work during the whole duration of the program, using your study permit. This is a great way to earn money to pay off your living expenses (rent, food etc.). You can work up to 20 hours per week during regular in-class study period, and full time during scheduled breaks and holidays (i.e. spring break). Most students find jobs with flexible schedule such as entry-level job positions in the service and hospitality industry such as; waiter, hostess, busser, dishwasher, barista, cook, room attendant, store clerk, cashier, room attendant, food counter clerk. Minimum wage is $10.85/hr.
6 Months Certificate – Hospitality Management
(3 months study + 3 months paid hospitality internship)
The Hospitality Management courses provide a link between the academic sphere and the global hospitality industry and gives students the applied, real-world knowledge employers seek. Our goal is to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on training necessary to excel in an exciting industry, which continues to grow exponentially around the world.
1 year Diploma – Hospitality Management
(6 months study + 6 months paid hospitality internship)
This specialization is designed to equip graduates with both applied and theoretical Hotel and Tourism management skills necessary to compete successfully in a highly competitive global environment.
2 years Honours Co-op Diploma in Business Management with specialization in Hospitality | (12 months study + 12 months paid hospitality internship)
Courses include all classes from the above 1 year programs plus: Business English, Leadership, Accounting 1,2,3, Economics (Micro and Macro), Social Media Marketing & MS Office Suite, along with elective courses like: Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations, Managing Front Office Operations, Supervision in the Hospitality Industry, Managing Housekeeping Operations, Convention Management, International Hotel Management & more!
Higher level education at a top Vancouver college
Option to work part-time during study period
Guaranteed paid work experience in the Hospitality Industry
Visa application assistance
Canadian-style resume revision & Interview preparation workshop
Assistance with Social Insurance Number, free bank account, cell phone etc.
Ongoing support for the duration of the program
Intermediate English Level: TOEFL 510, IELTS 5.0, TOEIC 700 or equivalent*
Graduation from a secondary school (high school)
At least 19 years old.
*Note: A free pre-enrollment English test will be required to candidates not able to provide verified copy of their English level scores.
Service & Hospitality Industry: waiter, hostess, busser, dishwasher, barista, cook, room attendant, store clerk, cashier, room attendant, food counter clerk
6 months ( 3 months Study + 3 months internship)
1 year ( 6 months Study + 6 months internship)
2 years ( 12 months Study + 12 months internship)
Visa Application Assistance
Visa fee at embassy not included.
Insurance & Support
Travel & medical insurance included
24/7 line: 1 866-6ABROAD.
Vancouver ‘s top colleges
Minimum wage is $10.85/hr.