Considered one of Québec’s flagships, the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) is the country’s leading institution for training in tourism, hospitality and restaurant services.
The mission of the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) is to provide high-calibre training in tourism, hotel management and restaurant services, as well as to conduct research, provide technical assistance, produce information and provide services in this field. Its training activities include professional development for the industry.
The Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, is a world-class hotel school, unique in Canada.
Recognized as a centre of excellence for specialized teaching in the tourism, hotel management and restaurant services sectors, the ITHQ boldly focusses on a distinctive and leading-edge teaching approach, applied research activities and ongoing collaboration with the industry. Thanks to its expertise and status, the ITHQ ensures the training of the next generation of top-level professionals, including future managers and leaders in the hospitality industry.
Since its creation in 1968, the ITHQ has grown from a cooking school to one of the world’s best hotel schools.
The ITHQ in figures
3 levels of education:
vocational, technical and university
3 areas of expertise:
tourism, hospitality and restaurant services
1 500 students
60% of whom are enrolled in management programs
300 staff members
including 120 instructors
15 500 graduates
21 000 m2
of cutting-edge facilities
1 hotel school
unique in the country
2 teaching restaurants
Nearly 100 000 guests
who visit our hotel and restaurants each year
2 research units
in Québec gastronomy and customer experience
50 000 professionals
trained at the hospitality consulting centre since 2007
30 000 participants
in the Ateliers SAQ par ITHQ since 2015
Being much more than just a great school, the ITHQ is also a deeply socially-committed player who wishes to transmit strong values to the next generation.
Board of Directors
Our school is fortunate to count on the involvement of passionate volunteers to ensure its sound management and development.
An international outreach
Hosting the world is part of our DNA. Find out how the ITHQ stands out and gets involved around the globe.
A vast network of partners
Including prestigious hotel groups, educational institutions and professional associations, the ITHQ makes it a point to maintain its network here and abroad in order to benefit its student community.
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