Tourism Education Programs

Education with a destination

Whether you’re looking to connect with people, rekindle your sense of adventure or be at the centre of the action, a career in tourism will take you anywhere you want to go.

Manitoba is home to many people who have used education to secure their dream job in the tourism and hospitality sector. People like Laniel Smith, co-owner and operator of Marion Street Eatery in Winnipeg, found community and mentorship through Red River College while accelerating her career in tourism.

“I’m really grateful that I took the program,” says Smith. “I was young and looking for an opportunity to learn and to grow in the industry, and the program was a perfect stepping stone for me to do that.”

Sylvie Foidart, tourism coordinator at Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) and graduate of Université de Saint-Boniface’s tourism management program, found her first job in the tourism industry through education.

“The program accelerated my career by at least five years,” says Foidart. “It really helped to create connections with industry members, and it gave me the foundational blocks and confidence I needed for the variety of work I do today.

It was a great leap forward for my career.”

Hear more stories about how tourism education helped accelerate careers in tourism and hospitality.

Explore an education in tourism and hospitality and take your career anywhere you want to go.

Educational Programs

Manitoba Tourism Education College

Tourism, Hospitality and Retail Training

Access a wide variety of training programs with practicum experiences through Manitoba Tourism Education College. You’ll find training programs to prepare you for positions in tourism, hospitality and retail industries.

Red River College Polytechnic

Hospitality and Tourism Management Diploma

Earn your diploma and gain core business and customer service skills in hospitality and tourism management.

Red River College Polytechnic

Hotel and Restaurant Management Diploma

Become business savvy and learn hotel and restaurant management skills to help you build a career in the food and beverage and accommodation areas of the tourism industry.

Red River College Polytechnic

Tourism Management Diploma

Develop your skills to work in a variety of tourism business models including attractions, events and tourism services.

Assiniboine Community College

Hospitality Certificate

Gain a solid foundation in marketable skills for a fast-paced career in the hospitality industry. Earn your WHMIS, FoodSafe and Smart Choices certificates.

Red River College Polytechnic

School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Hone your culinary and baking prowess through classroom-based and lab-based practice. At the end of two years, you’ll also earn certifications in Food Handler and Smart Choices.

Université de Saint-Boniface

Tourism Diploma

Prepare for a career in tourism by developing your customer service, planning, research, and marketing skills and entrepreneurial initiative while learning in a Francophone environment.

Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology

Hotel and Hospitality Services Training

Develop the knowledge and skills for a range of career opportunities in Manitoba’s tourism sector—from front desk to housekeeping, food and beverage service to line cooks, and management training.

Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology

Hospitality Management Diploma

Take the next step in your career as a supervisor or manager in hospitality services with courses rooted in leadership theory, hands-on training and professional work exposure.