Hospitality Management (Co-op)


Program Information

This post graduate program prepares international graduates for an exciting career in Canada’s tourism and hospitality industry. Students develop the highly in-demand skills of leadership, cultural intelligence, and a managerial approach to business operations in one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Exploding demand for tourism combined with a skilled labour shortage creates dynamic opportunities for rapid career advancement for graduates.

Trained professionals enjoy career success creating experiences for corporate and entrepreneurial tourism organizations including destination marketing organizations, world class hotels and resorts, tourism attractions, entertainment venues, gaming organizations, and all businesses that value the "customer experience."

Lambton College’s Hospitality Management student experience delivers

  • a unique, educational experience offering skill development and industry experience (3 academic terms + 1 paid, co-operative work term)
  • student-centered curriculum with active, engaging and applied learning opportunities
  • transferable skill development that opens doors to all areas of the tourism industry and beyond
  • leadership development through experiential learning and human relations
  • cultural intelligence skill building
  • a foundation for socially responsible, environmentally sustainable, and ethical decision making
  • opportunities to kick start career advancement through a paid co-operative work term across Canada and around the world

Device Requirements

This program requires a mobile device (laptop or tablet).

See full device requirements.

Admission Requirements

A college diploma, university degree or equivalent experience in a business setting is required.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 69

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Employment Opportunities

Tourism and Hospitality industry professionals are in global demand. Employers of our graduates include

  • Tourism Sarnia-Lambton
  • Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Marriott Hotels and Resorts
  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Gateway Entertainment and Casinos
  • Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation
  • Self-Employment: Inns, Adventure Tourism, Food and Beverage, Retail, etc.

For more information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.


Students in the Hospitality program will be given the opportunity to achieve these nationally recognized certifications:

  • SmartServe Ontario
  • TrainCan Food Safety Service
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) - Planning and Control for Food and Beverage Operations
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015)
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Customer Service Standard Training

The certification fee for three of these credentials are not included in the program tuition. Students are required to pay these fees separately.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus

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