Our program provides tailored training to individuals who show an interest in working in the Tourism or Hospitality sector. 

We provide the program participants with tools to successfully access a job in the sector. Our specialized employment team has connections in the industry to support clients with successfully getting into a variety of roles in the Tourism and Hospitality industry.  

Our Service 

We provide the following services and supports to clients: 

  • One-on-one support to clients interested in getting a job in the Tourism and Hospitality sector 
  • Support with exploring your career goals and preparing a plan to find opportunities in the Tourism and Hospitality sector 
  • Connections with specialized employment and training programs to upgrade your soft and sector-specific skills 
  • Support with creating resumes, cover letters, and reference lists to apply for job opportunities 
  • Help with learning and practicing interview skills  
  • Support with understanding employer and workplace expectations 
  • Access to career-relevant volunteer opportunities 
  • Support with assessing your digital skill gaps and learning needs for employment and receiving relevant training and support 
  • Mentorship opportunities for clients to gather knowledge about the Tourism and Hospitality sector from industry experts 
  • Flexible e-learning programs with in-person support 

For Employers 

We provide unique training opportunities to employers on the following topics and areas:  

  • Learnings on how to increase the retention of workers 
  • Skills to integrate newcomers into the Tourism and Hospitality industry 
  • Learnings on how to support the HR department by providing qualified candidates for key positions 

Our expert team develops connections with industry leaders in the Tourism and Hospitality sector to create opportunities to talk about and share resources and tools to start or continue your career in the sector. We support you in developing the necessary skills, confidence, and knowledge to launch and succeed in your career. 

Inquire Now

Contact Us

Email: gateway2tourism@issbc.org
Phone (604) 809-7103
or visit us at
612 – 333 Terminal Ave., Vancouver

Funded by:

  • Naturalized Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident (within the last 5 years) -or- Protected Persons with a Work Permit valid for one year (from the date joining the program)
  • Live in British Columbia -Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria, Okanagan, the Kootenays, and Prince George regions
  • Newcomers seeking entry-level work within the Tourism & Hospitality sector; newcomers that worked in the field and were laid off due to COVID; and Newcomers already working in the industry and may require some re-skilling and/or upskilling to improve and retain the job, or for advancement purposes
  • English Level - Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5
Locations Available (Newcomers and Employers)
  • Lower Mainland
  • Prince George
  • Kootenays


What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson