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Welcome to the ITHQ!

The best place in Canada to start your career in the tourism, hospitality and restaurant industry

  • Diplomas recognized by leaders in the hotel and restaurant industry
  • One hundred expert instructors who are on top of the latest trends 
  • Internships in all programs so that you can get real experience before entering the job market
  • A teaching hotel and 2 teaching restaurants, 16 kitchens and workshops with the best available equipment, a specialized library, 6 computer and language labs, and a gastronomy research centre with a food chemistry lab, a skills development centre, and much more!

Discover all the advantages of studying at the ITHQ. 

Montreal: world's best student city

As North America’s cosmopolitan and bilingual metropolis with the highest number of postsecondary students, Montreal is the destination of choice for 45,000 international students because of its low cost of living, high-quality education programs, incredible cultural life, and openness to diverse communities. Moreover, the QS Best Student Cities 2017 report ranked Montreal 1st on its list of the most student-friendly metropolises from around the world.

The ITHQ is located next to the Plateau Mont-Royal above the Sherbrooke metro and just a few minutes from the Quartier latin, the Quartier des spectacles, downtown to the south, and Mile End to the north.

Language of instruction

All ITHQ programs are taught in French, with the exception of the Hautes Études en gestion hôtelière internationale/Advanced Studies in International Hotel Management (French and English) and the Wine and Spirit Certificate (English only). Depending on your profile, the ITHQ may also require that you take either the Test de français international (TFI) or the Test de connaissance du français (TCF).

Testimonials from international students

 Adrien Touzot (France)

Adrien Touzot (France)
Formation internationale en service et sommellerie de restauration (International Restaurant Service and Sommelier Training)
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Eduardo Reyes Marquez (Mexique)

Eduardo Reyes Marquez (Mexico
)
Formation internationale en service et sommellerie de restauration (International Restaurant Service and Sommelier Training)
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Rowel Masy (Madagascar)

Rowel Masy (Madagascar)

Cuisine professionnelle enrichie (Enriched Professional Cuisine)
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Daven Chowreemootoo (République de Maurice)

Daven Chowreemootoo (Mauritius)
Graduate of Cuisine professionnelle enrichie (Enriched Professional Cuisine)
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Magali Vincent (France)

Magali Vincent (France)
Hautes Études en gestion hôtelière internationale / Advanced Studies in International Hotel Management (ASIHM)
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Rodrigo de Sousa Adriao (Brazil)

Cuisine professionnelle enrichie (Enriched Professional Cuisine)
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