Industry Resources

  • Canadian Star Quality Accommodation
  • Tourism BC
  • Federal Tourism Strategy
  • WorldHost Training Services
  • Alliance of Beverage Licensees
  • Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada
  • BC Hospitality Foundation
  • LinkBC
  • go2
  • Emerit Tourism Training Certification
  • Chemistry International Recruitment Service

Canadian Star Quality AccommodationCanadian Star Quality Accommodation

Canada's new national accommodation rating program with one to five stars awarded based on the property’s services, facilities, amenities and quality; supported with professionally-branded products.

Includes a consumer website featuring a searchable accommodation directory that encourages direct property reservations and integrates customer-generated content to meet the needs of your guests. 

Click here for more information on Canadian Star Quality Accommodation.

Looking for a room? 

Find a star rated hotel with Canadian Star Quality Accommodation.

Destination BC

As a crown corporation, Destination BC's mandate is to support and promote the business of tourism throughout the province. As a destination marketing organization, Tourism BC is structured to develop and deliver programs and services that attract visitors to BC and help ensure that the quality of their vacation experience keeps them coming back for more.  

Tourism BC has a number of resources and opportunities available to assist tourism industry operators in growing and developing their businesses.  

Click here to view the publications and resources available from Destination BC.

Federal Tourism Strategy

A whole-of-government approach that will enhance the federal government's role as an effective partner with industry and other levels of government in support of an internationally competitive tourism sector.

Click here for more information on the Federal Tourism Strategy.

WorldHost Training ServicesWorldHost Training Services

With more than 20 years expertise in training individuals to deliver a memorable customer service experience, WorldHost Training Services provides engaging customer service workshops that position tourism-related businesses for success.

This internationally recognized program sets the standard for customer service training excellence. Interactive and informative workshops address a variety of customer service training needs, from service fundamentals to more specialized skills. WorldHost offers a diversity of training options, including in-classroom training and e-Learning solutions to meet business’ unique training needs.   Customized training solutions can also be developed on request.

Visit the WorldHost Training Services website to learn more about the training opportunities available for your business.

Alliance of Beverage LicenseesABLE

ABLE BC is the industry advocate for issues affecting pubs, bars and private liquor stores throughout the province.

ABLE BC works with industry stakeholders and members to ensure a responsible liquor industry.

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada

SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective that administers the performing rights of more than 100,000 composer, author and music publisher members by licensing the use of their music in Canada. We collect licence fees on their behalf and distribute royalties to them.

Click here to learn more about SOCAN. BC Hospitality Foundation

BC Hospitality Foundation

Provides support for individuals within the hospitality community, coping with extraordinary costs arising from a serious health crisis. The Foundation also awards scholarships and bursaries to students enrolled in Hospitality programs.


LinkBC is a value-added service organization working with tourism and hospitality programs across LinkBCBritish Columbia, Canada. LinkBC promotes best practices in tourism education, shares research findings, tourism knowledge, and resources. The result? A stronger, smarter provincial tourism & hospitality industry.



The Resource for people in Tourism - go2 can help you find employees, improve your hiring practices, enhance the management of your employees and learn about the tourism industry and career paths — all with a unique British Columbia perspective.

Cook Apprenticeship Training Program

A progressive credentialing systems that allows flexible training, an opportunity for your cooks to receive the training and recognition your business requires – tax credits and grants available!  Click here for more information.

Certificate of Recognition Program

Earn up to 15% rebate on your WorkSafeBC premiums.   The COR program provides monetary incentives to employers who go beyond the legal requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation by taking the "best practice" approach to implementing health and safety programs and return-to-work programs. Click here for more information.

Health & Safety Resources for Hotel

Tools, publications and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses specifically in the accommodation sector. Click here to access the resources from go2's website.

Emerit Tourism Training Certification

emerit was been developed by the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) in collaboration with tourism industry professionals and is one of the most recognized tourism training brands in Canada.    

When employees meet emerit standards, they rank among the most exceptional in the tourism sector.  

Visit the emerit website for more information, free downloads and HR Tools.

Chemistry International Recruitment Service

Chemistry Consulting began operating its foreign worker recruitment service in 2007 and is not only endorsed by the BC Hotel Association, but also by the Canadian Restaurant & Foodservices Association, go2, and the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association.

Chemistry International Recruitment focuses on the staffing needs of hospitality employers in Western Canada.  If you are having difficulty finding Canadians to fill your positions, we can assist you with foreign worker recruitment.  We understand that good customer service – the key to success in the hospitality industry – relies on many factors and that a stable core of staff is one of the most important.  We want to help you by easing your staffing concerns, and allowing you to spend your valuable time more effectively in your business.

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