Canadian Tourism College (Surrey), SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Surrey, British ColumbiaLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1980established year

    Canadian Tourism College (Surrey): Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Canada Tourism College has been a destination for training in hospitality, travel and tourism services. It is a reputed higher education institute of Canada that goes back to 1980 becoming the first college to get accredited in British Columbia. The programs are meeting the demand for high-end solutions in the globally rising travel community. The campuses are located in Vancouver and Surrey. 

    Canada Tourism College offers admissions to a range of diploma and certificate programs. Students can be sure of the institute as it is a fully accredited college by Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia. It was the first college to be accredited in 1995. 

    The College is also a recipient of the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation earned by education institutions only when they meet assurance standards. It is an ideal institute for students interested in travel and tourism. The institute has over 150,000 students coming from foreign countries to Study in Canada every year. 

    COVID-19 Admission Updates

    • Taking in account the pandemic situation, International students involved within essential services are allowed 20 hours of work every week.
    • In case of losing a job, students can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit as an international student or work permit holder.


    Type of University Public
    Year of Establishment 1980
    Mode of Application Online/Offline
    Application fee 300 CAD
    Work Study permit Allowed
    Housing facilities Not available
    Official website


    • Canadian Tourism College has two campuses within Canada one in Vancouver and the other in Surrey, British Columbia. 
    • The campus is equipped for students of the courses. 
    • Over 150,000 international students come to Canada because of the multicultural environment, A lot of South Asians reside here. 
    • Each campus has a Campus Administrator, Campus Advisor, Instructor, Campus Director and Work Experience Coordinator to help students in every day issues. 

    Housing Facilities/Housing

    • CTC does not provide for on campus housing but provides for various options 
    • Renting, Home stays are some of the recommended housing options. 
    • The website also gives a detailed analysis as to how students should decide which option to go for. 


    • Academic programs are the best in travel, tourism and hospitality education. 
    • Travel and Tourism program include travel and tourism business management and also a Coop certificate. 
    • Hospitality program includes the resort business management diploma as well. Flight Attendant diploma is also available 
    • Online certificate programs include Travel Agent certificate, Event and Meeting planning certificate. 
    • Furthermore, for those who are not so fluent in English, the University offers CTC's online language course and a 4 week English for Tourism certificate program at the college. 

    Canadian Tourism College Application Process

    Application portal: The applicants can either Apply Online or by contacting the Admission Advisor. 

    Application fee: Domestic- 100 CAD, International- 300 CAD

    Basic Admission Requirements: 

    • Grade 12 graduation from a Canadian High School or an equivalent level institution Worldwide; 
    • Successful completion of the Government Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D). 
    • The student must be over 19 years of age and successfully complete the Canadian Tourism College Entrance Exams to study in Canada with a passing grade of 65%. 
    • Have completed a tourism or hospitality related program at Canadian Tourism College, or another institution. 
    • English Language Proficiency Test Scores are required for international students. 

    English Proficiency Test Scores

    If English is not the first language a test in English proficiency is required. The minimum scores required are tabulated below. 

    Tests accepted Minimum Scores
    IELTS 5.5
    TOEFL (CBT) 163
    TOEFL (iBT) 57
    ESL Level 5
    Canadian Tourism College Assessment 65%
    Canadian Tourism College online English Assessment 70%

    Note: A Skype or a telephonic interview may be required 

    College provides for admission advisors who guide you through the process of admissions. Students can contact Associate Director of Admissions (International)- Jasna Sulentic at and phone: +1604-736-8000 ext. 116 . 

    Canadian Tourism College Cost of Attendance

    The table below mentions the cost of living in Canada while studying in the University. These are the costs of some of the courses offered by the University. 

    Program International Materials/Supplies Uniform Grad/Archive Total International
    Flight Attendant Diploma 6,305 CAD 400 CAD 350 CAD 75 CAD 7,674 CAD
    Hospitality & Resort Business Management Diploma + Co-Op 20,760 CAD 1,995 CAD 350 CAD 75 CAD 24,005 CAD
    Hospitality & Resort Business Management Diploma 15,610 CAD 1,995 CAD 350 CAD 75 CAD 18,855 CAD
    Hospitality Certificate 6,045 CAD 1,100 CAD 350 CAD 75 CAD 8,114 CAD
    Hospitality + Co-Op Certificate 7,405 CAD 1,100 CAD 350 CAD 75 CAD 9,596 CAD
    Tourism Certificate 5,510 CAD 495 CAD 350 CAD 75 CAD 6,974 CAD

    Note: This international total fee includes health insurance and application fees. An approximate amount might change. Co-Op here means paid work experience included within the program. 

    Scholarships/Financial Aid

    • Canadian Tourism College offers various scholarships in Canada for international students. The scholarship amount ranges from 500 to 10,000 CAD in annual scholarships per high school. Students must provide the following documents for the same:
    • British Columbia scholarships vary across various subjects and qualifications. It is a storehouse of various scholarships like the Gen M Quarterly scholarship, UNBC leadership awards, President’s scholarship and many more. It is one in all portal.
    • Canada and British Columbia Student loans- The applications are open in July, students will receive help with loans, grants and scholarships. They also have programs to help with loan repayment 
    • Engagement and Social Development Canada- A portal by the government of Canada which helps students plan for an education save and budget and explore student aid opportunities. It also provides repayment assistance and varied service 
    • The Requirements for applying to the award are:
      • An essay about the Travel and tourism industry and future goals. 
      • Letter of accomplishments stating personal achievements, volunteer activities. 
      • Applicants must be enrolled in class 12. 
      • Letter of recommendation. 
      • High school transcripts. 

    Note: Only Canadian citizens can apply for it. 

    Alumni Network

    • The CTC referral program is a great way to utilize and tie up the alumnus of the institute 
    • Any alumnus who refers CTC to other new students receive amount from 75 CAD to 150 CAD 
    • 75 CAD is meant for every student you referred the University to and have registered in a certificate programs and 150 CAD to students registering in diploma programs. 


    CTC students and alumni have access to CTC’s career hunter services. These services have many opportunities within the industry. The portal reaches out to employers for them to post about opportunities. An exhaustive list of employers within the cruise liners to hotels to resort and airlines is also available. The portal has several open job and internship opportunities.


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    Canadian Tourism College (Surrey) Overview

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    Average Cost of Attendance
    $5,283 / Year

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
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    $5,283 / Year

    College Rating

    Based on 2 Students Rating

    8.4 out of 10
    7.0/10Social Life


    9.7 /10

    I had planned out my career path around the hospitality field from 11th standard and wanted to pursue a diploma in the field before getting into the bachelor's program. Also getting a diploma in Canada itself would give me an added advantage to enroll myself in any university here. I got to know about the college from a University fair. This college has the perfect curriculum to help me understand the field inside out. I applied for the course online and paid an application fee of around $300.

    Course Curriculum


    My course is designed for 47 weeks of which 160 hours are dedicated to practical work. It is constructed in such a way that it has helped me understand my strong points and work on my comparatively weaker points. The curriculum is modern and is based on the current industry needs. It touches upon every subject which might be of significance in the near future for me. It gives me a lot of options to explore and experiment with, as I know now which work is related to which field. The subjects offered in the curriculum are- Resort management, organizational behavior, accounting for the hospitality industry, etc. All the subjects have helped me develop the necessary managerial skills and capability of quick thinking.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.2 /10

    I had no plan of studying tourism until my friend told me about this course. After securing a GPA of 8, I had applied at this college. I had done some research and had applied at this college as my course had a 5-star level endorsement from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA). My admission procedure was quite simple through an online application form, after paying an application fee of around $500.

    Course Curriculum


    My diploma course the first program of its kind where the curriculum included an all-expense familiarization Trip To Europe! This program gave me a diverse set of skills to work in all the different travel and tourism sectors-think land, air, or sea. In my course, I learned about different cultures, problem-solving while helping others travel, and sight-seeing. My course was a 47-week program and included Professional Development, Ground Transportation, Career Development, Lifestyle Tourism, and Tour Guiding.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    10362 King George Blvd #320, Surrey, BC V3T 2W5

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