Training Program: Submit your Applications

Tourism Skills Training Program: Now Accepting Applications


Online Course Dates:

February 8 – May 5, 2021 (Mon – Thurs, 9 AM – 4 PM)


Application Deadline:

February 3, 2021


Limited seats available


Do you know someone looking for a new job or ready to dive into a fun, fast paced career bringing joy to people’s lives? Someone eager to develop the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to thrive in the evolving world of responsible tourism?


TOTA is offering the Tourism Skills Training Program FREE of charge to unemployed, seasonal, part-time, and casual workers. This 13-week intensive LIVE online learning program pairs practical Canadian tourism skills with key industry certifications so participants can jump into a local tourism role or grow a tourism business in 2021.


Students will learn about current hospitality trends from local tourism leaders through interactive learning sessions, online mentoring, and digital tours of leading companies.


Spring is around the corner, which is peak hiring season for Thompson Okanagan wineries, golf courses, tour operators, visitor centres, hotels, campgrounds, resorts, restaurants, and transportation services. The program will conclude with a virtual job fair so participants can take what they learn and put it into action this summer.



Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Living in Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia (including Shuswap, Boundary Country, Similkameen, and Gold Country/Nicola Valley)
  • Legally able to work in Canada
  • Currently unemployed or working casual, seasonal, or part-time
  • Over 15 years of age


Learn More & Apply


For more information:



Phone: (778) 752-5877


Delivered by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) in cooperation with the University of Victoria-Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and supported by the Province of British Columbia.


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The Indigenous communities cited in the Mission Statement are People living within the Thompson, Shuswap, Nicola, Fraser Canyon, Lillooet and Okanagan areas.

This includes persons, groups, or businesses living both on and off reserves as well as in urban or rural settings. The Boards' main objectives include the creation and strengthening Indigenous business development and formation of programming and support measures to prepare Indigenous people entering the labour market.

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