Hospitality and Tourism

Goderich District Collegiate Institute Mitchell District High School Stratford Northwestern Secondary School

The tourism industry presents many advantages for employees because it offers a selection of well over 400 occupations. Tourism jobs also tend to provide plenty of opportunities for advancement, widely transferable skills, and ongoing training.

The SHSM–Hospitality and Tourism enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Depending on local circumstances, this SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on tourism or hospitality.

Apprenticeship Training College
Baker Accommodation Service Manager
Butcher & Meat Cutter Conference & Event Planner
Chef Food Service
Cook Hotel/Resort Manager
Special Events Coordinator Restaurant & Food Service Manager
Tourism Information Officer
Travel Counselor
University Workplace
Dietician Executive Housekeeper
Food Bacteriologist Food & Beverage Server
Nutritionist Food Counter Attendant & Kitchen Helper
Public & Environmental Health Officer Food Stylist
Public Relations & Communications Hotel/Front Desk Clerk
Hotel Valet
Purser & Flight Attendant
Receptionist & Front Desk Clerk
Reservation Agent
Sales Representative – Wine, Food, Wholesale
Ticket Agent
Tour & Travel Guide
Tourist Information Clerk

Did You Know

In 2010, over 1.6 million full-year jobs were required to meet the demand for tourism goods and services. The projections for future spending suggest that, by 2030, demand for labour in the sector will grow to 2.1 million jobs, an increase of 33%.

- Canadian Tourism Human Resources Council, 2012

Required Components for the Hositality & Tourism Specialist High Skills Major

  • A bundle of nine grade 11 & 12 credits that comprises:
    • Four hospitality & tourism major credits
    • Three other required credits from the Ontario curriculum, in English, mathematics and a choice of business studies or science
    • Two cooperative education credits tied to the sector
  • Seven sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs (five compulsory and a choice of two electives)
  • Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  • Reach ahead experiences connected with the student’s post-secondary plans
  • Development of Essential Skills and work habits are required in the sector, and documentation of them using OSP

Hospitality & Tourism Pathways Charts

Mitchell District High School

Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
SHSM Major Credits (2 in each grade) TFJ3E, TFJ3C, SVN3E TFJ4E, TFJ4C, SCH4C TFJ3C, SBI3C TFJ4C, CGR4M, HSB4M, SCH4C TFJ3C, SBI3U, SCH3U CGR4M, HSB4M, SBI4U, SCH4U TFJ3E, CGG3O, SVN3E TFJ4E, PPL4O
English ENG3E, ENG3C ENG3C ENG3U ENG4E
Math MEL4E MAP4C MCV4U, MDM4U MEL3E
1 Credit in Science or Business BDI3C, SBI3C, SVN3E BAF3M, BDI3C, BDV4C, SBI3C, SCH4C BAF3M, BAT4M, BOH4M, SCH3U, SCH4U BTA3O, SVN3E
Co-op 2 credits 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector
Certifications and Training Standard First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary, Resuscitation (CPR) Level A, Smart Serve, Customer Service, General WHMIS, Safe Food

Stratford Northwestern Secondary School

Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
4 Major Credits Required, A Minimum of 1 Gr. 11 and 1 Gr. 12 Credit, (May Include 1 Coop Credit) CGG30, HPW3C, PPL30, SBI3C, SVN3E, TFJ3C, TFR3C, TXJ3E HPD4E, PLF4C, PPL4O, SCH4C, TFJ4C, TFR4C, TXA4E, TXJ4E HPW3C, HSP3U, SBI3C, TFJ3C, TFR3C HSB4U, PLF4C, SCH4C, TFJ4C, TFR4C HSP3U, SBI3U, SCH3U CGW4U, HSB4U, SBI4U, SCH4U CGG30, PPL3O, SVN3E, TXJ3E HPD4C, PPL40, TXA4E, TXJ4E
English 1 Credit 1 English 1 English 1 English 1 English
Math 1 Credit 1 Math 1 Math 1 Math 1 Math
Gr.11 or Gr.12 Social Sciences and Humanities or Science or Additional Coop Credit HPC3O, HPW3C, SBI3C, SVN3E SCH4C, SPH4C HPW3C, HSP3U, SBI3C HSB4U, SCH4C, SPH4C HSP3U, SBI3U, SCH3U, SPH3U HSB4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U HPC3O, SVN3E
Co-op 2 credits 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector
Certifications Certifications - Compulsory (4)
Standard First Aid, CPR, WHMIS, Customer Service
Certifications - Electives (3)
Safe Food Handling, Smart Serve

Sector-Recognized Certifications and/or Training Courses/Programs

Four Compulsory
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level A Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Customer Service Standard First-Aid
Three electives from the list below
Compass/Map/Global Positioning System (GPS) Cook/Line Cook event Coordinator Fishing Guide
Geographic Information System (GIS) Guest Services Heritage Interpreter Houskeeping Services
Life Saving Paddling Techniques Safe Foof Handling - Advanced Safe Food Handling - Basic
Smart Serve Spa Etiqutte Spa Service Ticket Agent
Tour Guide Tourism - Basic

Notice: elective certification & training offerings vary between schools

Bundle of Grade 11 & 12 Credits

SHSM Credits
Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
Hospitality & Tourism Major (may include maximum of 1 Cooperative Education credit) 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr.
English 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Math 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Business Studies or Science or Additional Cooperative Education Credit 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Cooperative Education 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr.
Total Number of Credits 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr.
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