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Hospitality & Tourism SHSM

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The SHSM–Hospitality and Tourism enables students to build a foundation of career-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. Schools may focus on different areas within the sector, such as on tourism or hospitality.

The Hospitality & Tourism SHSM is currently offered at Ancaster, Bernie CustisNora Frances Henderson, Orchard Park, Sir Allan MacNab, and Sir Winston Churchill.

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Bundle of Grade 11 and 12 Courses

  • Four sector-specific courses such as Hospitality and Tourism, Travel and Tourism, Food and Culture, and Nutrition and Health
  • Three other required courses: English, Math, and Science or Business
  • Two Cooperative Education credits in a hospitality or tourism placement
    • Coop placements could include working at places like restaurants, food service providers for large organizations, banquet centres, hotels, spas, or tourist attractions

Speak to your guidance counsellor or SHSM subject teachers for specific pathway courses for your school


Apprenticeship Training
Grades 11-12

Grades 11-12

Grades 11-12

Grades 11-12

Major Credits
One credit may be substituted with a cooperative education credit (additional to the 2 required co-op credits)
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
English including a CLA 1 1 1 1
Mathematics including a CLA 1 1 1 1
Business Studies or Science
including a CLA
May be substituted with 1 cooperative education credit (additional to the
2 required co-op credits)
1 1 1 1
Cooperative Education 2 2 2 2
Total number of credits 9 9 9 9


Four (4) compulsory

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C – includes automated external defibrillation (AED) customer service Standard First Aid Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (SHMIS) – generic (i.e., not site-specific) instruction


Two (2) electives from the list below

advanced training in a technique, (e.g., paddling) cash handling and register training compass/map/global positioning system (GPS) cook/line cook
event coordination fire safety and fire extinguisher use fishing guide Food Handler Certification
geographic information system (GIS) guest services heritage interpreter housekeeping services
introduction to hospitality management leadership skills life-saving (Bronze Cross or higher) portfolio development
project management safe food handling – basic Smart Serve spa etiquette
spa service ticket agent tour guide tourism – basic
wilderness first aid wilderness survival

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Tours of hospitality or tourism businesses.
  • Participation in local and provincial skills competitions.
  • Preparing and hosting school events.
  • Attending a hospitality conference or job fair.
  • Job shadowing, twinning or short term work experience with an industry professional

Reach Ahead Examples

  • Guest lectures and demonstrations from industry professionals
  • Interviewing a college or university student or apprentice
  • Visits to colleges and universities offering hospitality and tourism related programs

Occupations in the Hospitatlity & Tourism Sector

The following table provides examples of occupations in the arts and culture sector, with corresponding National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, sorted according to the type of postsecondary education or training the occupations would normally require.

Apprenticeship Training


  • Baker 6252
  • Butcher and Meat Cutter 6251
  • Chef 6241
  • Cook 6242
  • Special Events Coordinator 1226
  • Accommodation Service Manager 0632
  • Conference and Event Planner 1226
  • Food Service Supervisor 6212
  • Hotel/Resort Manager 0015
  • Restaurant and Food Service Manager 0631
  • Tourism Information Officer 5124
  • Travel Counsellor 6431



  • Dietician 3132
  • Food Bacteriologist 2121
  • Nutritionist 3132
  • Public and Environmental Health Officer 2263
  • Public Relations and Communications 5124
  • Executive Housekeeper 6213
  • Food and Beverage Server 6453
  • Food Counter Attendant and Kitchen Helper 6641
  • Food Stylist 5243
  • Hotel/Front Desk Clerk 6435
  • Hotel Valet 6683
  • Purser and Flight Attendant 6432
  • Receptionist and Front Desk Clerk 1414
  • Reservation Agent 6434
  • Sales Representative – Wine, Food,
  • Wholesale 6411
  • Ticket Agent 6434
  • Tour and Travel Guide 6441
  • Tourist Information Clerk 1453
Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
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