|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 3 semesters, includes 1 work placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$27,507 per program
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$375 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two full years of successful study in an accredited university degree program/college diploma program in a country OR in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Applicants are required to submit answers to the following questions in the form of a 300-500 word essay.
1. Statement of Interest
What does the term “international development” mean to you? How do your interests, skills and previous activities make you a good fit for this program? How will this program prepare you for your career?
2. Travel and International Experience
Practitioners are often required to work with individuals of different cultures and nationalities and/or travel to different countries. Please describe any experiences you have had where you had to work with people from cultures other than your own and how this experience enhanced your desire to work in the International Development field.
The international nature of development works often requires languages other than English. Please describe any skills you have speaking, reading and/or writing languages other than English.
4. Full-time and Summer Employment
Describe recent full-time employment, if any, and summer activities for the past three summers, especially any experience with children, youth, the elderly or other vulnerable persons. Also note any extracurricular activities, including when you were involved in the activity, extent of involvement and level achieved. This document is available in an alternate format upon request.
Humber’s International Development graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who want to see the world and make a difference within it. This program provides graduates with the skills and knowledge required to manage, develop and grow international development and disaster relief projects anywhere in the world. Graduates may find themselves in some of the most difficult environments in the world, or they may work in developed countries changing policies to make a difference in the Global South. Faculty are chosen for their field expertise and experience in international development – most continue to work with numerous international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or United Nations agencies while teaching at Humber part-time.
You will gain industry experience and build your international development network with an eight-week (minimum) work placement within the development/humanitarian sectors. Many students choose to do this placement overseas but it can also be done here in Canada.
With the program co-ordinator’s support, placements are found through a combination of your interests and contacts with graduates and industry partners. The educational foundation for the work placement includes learning how to optimize resumés, LinkedIn profiles and cover letters, as well as covering the broad set of skills needed to be comfortable and safe working outside of Canada.
Agencies in Canada and abroad are in need of skilled individuals to write policy, advocate to developed nations’ governments and to manage programs around the world. In addition, global disasters, conflict and climate change create an enormous need for humanitarian assistance and for the people who can deliver it.
This program will prepare you for a variety of career paths. As most international development work is contract-based, one can expect to have a variety of positions over a multi-year career. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to be:
- liaison to the US Mission at World Food Programme
- relief co-ordinator for Samaritan’s Purse
- communications officer for World Vision Canada
- program manager for a major UK charity
- founder of their own NGO
The potential is limitless.