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International Development (Optional Co-op)

Tuition fee CA$24,157 per program

The fees shown here are estimates only for three semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$22,406), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

More information

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Overview

The International Development Graduate Certificate Program prepares students for jobs in the Canadian and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as well as UN agencies. Some of our graduates also choose to pursue a doctoral or master’s degree in a relevant field.

If you previously earned an advanced diploma or degree, you may be eligible to benefit from the unique courses in the three-semester college program.

Through a “human rights-based approach to development,” you’ll examine the multiple dimensions of poverty, education for all, environmental protection, gender mainstreaming, Aboriginal people’s rights, and corporate social responsibility. You will also gain knowledge and skills related to financial management, results-based management as well as the participatory approach in project design, implementation and evaluation.

During their course of study, students are given the opportunity to travel abroad to experience the dynamic of development in the field and further develop their areas of interest. Students also participate in Canadian forums and events to improve their professional networks for future employment and to learn about Canada’s unique role and practices in the larger international development context.

After the completion of the program’s 19 courses, you have the option to pursue a Co-op opportunity of 14 weeks in Canada or internationally.

Career opportunities

  • Project manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Monitoring and evaluation officer
  • Corporate social responsibility officer
  • Research officer
  • Fieldwork facilitator

Areas of Employment

  • Canadian or international NGOs
  • United Nations agencies
  • Socially driven enterprises
  • Government aid agencies
  • International financial institutions (working on impact investments)
  • Private sector companies (working on corporate social responsibility)
  • Energy companies (working on environmental sustainability)
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Academic/research institutions
Apply Now! January 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 9, 2023
Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! January 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 9, 2023
Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States