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International Students

Canadian Tourism College welcomes students from all over the world!

Over 150,000 international students come to Canada to study every year because of our diversity, multicultural environments, and natural beauty.

We have campuses in Vancouver, BC and in Surrey, BC.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and travel restrictions for International Students please click here to visit the Government of Canada website.

International Offices

Our international admissions advisors can help you with any questions you may have regarding our programs, applications or discuss financing options available to you.

You can reach out to one of our international admissions advisors below or contact us by requesting more information here or by contacting one of the advisors below directly and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Associate Director of Admissions

Hooman Ghahremani
Phone: +1-604-736-8000 
Mobile: +1 778 919 6360



Region Director (Vietnam)

Helen Hoang
Phone: +1-778-755-7599


International Student Admission Requirements

Our admission requirements are the same for domestic and international students. See Admission Requirements for complete details.

If English is not your first language, you must also have one of the following prerequisites:

Note: a Skype or telephone interview may be required.

Complete Your English Assessment

Online English Assessment

For CTC’s online English assessment, a passing grade is considered 70% or better.

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In-Person English Assessment

You can also complete the English assessment in-person at one of our campuses. In-person, on-campus tests require a passing grade of 65% or better.

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*Please note: All students are required to take the on campus English assessment test when they arrive. If you do not meet the requirements you will be referred to an ESL pathway school.

Visa Information

To find out if you need a temporary resident visa to study in Canada, please visit the link below:

Government of Canada Website

Health Insurance Coverage

International students may enroll for health insurance coverage through StudyInsured. Use the link below to register for coverage, submit claims, view what the plan covers and find additional support.

StudyInsured Website

*Beginning January 2020, coverage through StudyInsured will be mandatory, and this fee will be automatically included as part of international tuition.

Pathways to (Postgraduate Work Permit Program) PGWPP

Turn your CTC Diploma into a degree and work in Canada! We have established partnerships with Royal Roads University and Vancouver Community College that will allow you to transfer into a bachelors program when you graduate from CTC which will allow you to apply for the postgraduate work permit program (PGWPP). Applications for a PGWPP does not guarantee approval as it is up to the immigration officer to determine your eligibility. For more information please view this pathways chart link below.

Canadian Tourism College Pathways with RRU and VCC

British Columbia

We are known for our beautiful and abundant provincial parks and ocean views.

Take a look at everything the province of British Columbia has to offer – visit the Destination BC Tourism website at www.hellobc.com.

Video: BC’s Cities on the Edge of Wilderness (:15)

Video Source: Expedia – Vancouver Vacation Travel Guide


Our Vancouver campus is located in the heart of downtown – walking distance to public transit, shops, and some of the best restaurants in the world.

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Steps from public transits, our Surrey location is close to all the amenities you would need.

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Having a comfortable place to stay while you study is important to make the most of your time here. CTC does not currently provide accommodations on campus. “Homestay”, where you live with a local family while studying in Canada, is one popular accommodations option for many international students. Two homestay placement companies you may want to consider checking out are:

Health Care

It is essential that all international students have medical insurance to cover any health care costs while they are studying at CTC.

Your home country may offer student / travel medical insurance options. However, the benefit of purchasing coverage from a Canadian company ensures that Canadian hospitals are able to bill the insurance company directly, so you don’t have to worry about covering bills up front.

If you have questions about medical coverage, please speak to your Admissions Advisor who can help you with the process.