|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 3 semesters, includes 1 work placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,918 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 following:
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:
Imagine having a job where every day you can make a difference in someone’s life while working with the young at heart, and you knew that your career future would be full of opportunity and growth.
If you have work experience, a diploma or degree in business, culinary, hospitality, health care, food and nutrition or finance, there is a career waiting for you in Retirement Home Management. In two semesters, plus a field placement, this Ontario Graduate Certificate program will give you the transferrable business skills you need to apply your prior experience and education so that you can launch your career into the booming Retirement Home industry.
Retirement Homes are very different from Long Term Care or Nursing Homes, where support is provided on a daily basis and residents may be housed in multi-resident spaces. A Retirement Home includes multiple private residences within a single dwelling where residents live independently but interact frequently for recreation, meals and common interests – some are even like working in a resort or on a cruise ship, where the guests live year-round!
The Canadian Retirement Home industry is forecast to double in the next five years as Canada experiences a surge in aging baby boomers. This rapid expansion is creating an industry-wide need for qualified staff and retirement home managers.
Guided by industry leaders (Verve Senior Living, Chartwell Retirement Residences, Revera Retirement Living, Delmanor, Schlegel Villages, Amica Senior Lifestyles, Sienna Senior Living and others) and taught by faculty experts, courses include the foundational skills in the areas of leadership; hospitality; sales and marketing; health, wellness and recreation; food and nutrition; finance; and human resource management.
A 160-hour field placement in a retirement home community allows you to fully apply and reinforce your learning in order to launch your career.
If you are ready to prepare for an exciting role that provides just as much personal reward as career success, then apply now to the Humber Retirement Home Management Ontario Graduate Certificate Program.
This program will provide students with the hands-on practical exposure to the retirement home industry and the opportunity to specialize in their chosen area. It consists of a 160-hour placement in an approved retirement community of the student’s choice. Students will have an opportunity to observe and learn from experienced professionals in a real-life work setting, while integrating their classroom learning in order to gain required hands on experience. Students have the support of a faculty internship co-ordinator and are able to apply to a variety of retirement communities run by our industry partners. They also have the opportunity to seek an employer for an approved internship. This work placement will take place after the second semester.
The Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) anticipates that within the next five years the retirement home sector will grow dramatically. New homes are being built, and others are expanding. This growth means that there will be additional 5,000 jobs in the sector. With this industry growth on the horizon, career prospects in this area are very promising.