Labor shortage: a joint degree in management and tourism offered

Labour Shortage: A Joint Degree in Management and in tourism offered


A diploma for tourism and hospitality management is now issued by the School of Management Sciences of the University of Quebec in Montreal (ESG UQAM) and the Institute of Tourism and d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), a way of providing qualified labor to deal with the shortage of workers in this sector. 

If the baccalaureate is offered in collaboration for more than 30 years, this joint degree will combine theory and practical experience in this field where 40,000 positions are to be filled in Quebec.

“Our graduates in tourism management and of the hotel industry have contributed, over the years, to shaping and renewing this sector, whether in terms of the attractiveness of the sites, the quality of the services or the excellence of the establishments”, mentioned Thursday by press release Magda Fusaro, Rector of UQAM.

“With the implementation of this unique diploma, ESG UQAM and ITHQ are strengthening their ties p privileged and demonstrate the extraordinary complementarity that unites them for the benefit of the training of our students, the development of Quebec expertise and the influence of Quebec here and abroad,” declared Liza Frulla, Executive Director of the 'ITHQ.

Remember that the tourism and hospitality sector is struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the establishment closures that have forced the majority of its workforce to change sector.