Always in step with North American and international hospitality trends, the ITHQ is Canada’s center of excellence for education in tourism, hotel and restaurant services. Internationally recognized for the quality of its programs and the professionalism and expertise of its 15,000 graduates, the ITHQ teaches students advanced hospitality skills that they can use across the world.
Located in the heart of Montreal, a true crossroads between Europe and North America, the ITHQ lets students discover the realities of their future profession from day one so that they can enter the job market with solid professional experience, in particular through industry internships.
Innovative training, a 4-star teaching hotel, 2 teaching restaurants, a gastronomy research centre, a hospitality consulting center, and a strong network of contacts make the ITHQ the top choice for educating highly qualified staff who know what it takes to be the best.
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The Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) was founded in 1968 by the Government of Quebec. With more than 15,000 graduates, it has been the leading Canadian centre for specialized tourism, hospitality, food service and sommelier training for nearly 50 years.
Over 20 specialized and enriched study programs developed to industry standards, more than half of which are in a work-study format to provide as much practical experience as possible.
The ITHQ includes a gastronomy research centre with a food chemistry laboratory.