|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||2 years, includes 1 work placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$15,874 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$14,431), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|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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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
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 years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Humber’s Funeral Director Class 1 (Embalming) diploma program draws students from around the world, preparing them to make a difference in the lives of people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This is the only English-speaking Funeral Service Education program in Ontario.
Courses are designed with industry input, ensuring that what you’re learning is current and relevant. You will learn all aspects of the funeral home operation, as well as the practical and theoretical sides of the funeral service. Embalming lab courses will prepare you for the technical side of the program, while courses in issues of grief and bereavement prepare you for the emotional side. Courses in arranging, ethics and embalming will enable you to explain all options to families. Business courses will help you understand the challenges of operating a business.
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario, the provincial regulator, has approved that students of the program shall complete a one-year work placement before they can be licensed.
To progress into Semester 3, students must start a full-time (paid) work placement in a funeral home after they have successfully completed exams in Semester 2. During Semesters 3 through 5, students complete their learning by distance, and many of their assignments are based on the practical experience they are gaining in the funeral home. Humber assists students to find their placements by working with our industry partners to identify openings. Students are responsible for finding their own work placement with a licensed Ontario funeral establishment.
Take your passion for caring for people into a career in funeral services. If you are a compassionate and creative person with a strong desire to help people of all sociocultural backgrounds, you may have a fulfilling career in this field. Graduates can work as a junior licensed funeral director, funeral pre-planner, transfer service sales representative and in other roles. Graduates are also prepared for ownership and management opportunities. Our graduate employment rate is approximately 85 percent.
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO)
Humber is recognized as one of two programs (the only English program) in Ontario approved by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario – BAO. After completing the program and placement, graduates must complete an entry-to-practice exam in order to be licensed. Once licensed, graduates are eligible to work in any of Ontario’s funeral homes and can apply to transfer their Ontario license to other provinces. Examinations are administered by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.