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Program Code: 20831
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 3 semesters
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Humber is proud to have the highest graduate employment and employer satisfaction rate of the GTA colleges based on Colleges Ontario’s key performance indicators for college graduates in 2022-2023.

Program Overview

Humber’s International Development graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who want to address global inequities. In a post-colonial world, this program is guided by the industry trend towards localization and the development of authentic partnerships with agencies in the Global South. This management program provides students with the hard and soft skills required and requested by industry partners to develop and grow international development and disaster relief projects globally. Contemporary issues such as climate change, gender disparity and conflict are cross-cutting themes in courses focused on training managers for the international development field.

Faculty are chosen for their industry field expertise and expertise in international development – many continue to work with numerous international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or United Nations agencies while teaching at Humber part time.

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Courses

At Humber, courses are delivered in a variety of formats:

In-Person - An in-person course is delivered fully on campus.

Online Asynchronous (A) - An online asynchronous course has no fixed class schedule and allows students to engage with the course at different times according to their needs. Faculty provide modules, which are completed independently by the students according to established deadlines.

Online Synchronous (S) - An online synchronous course is delivered fully online and requires faculty and students to participate in real-time according to a fixed schedule. Classes are scheduled for a specific day and time.

Hybrid - A hybrid course is a combination of in-person and online classes and follows a set schedule. Students must be available to attend in-person classes at scheduled times during the semester.

The chart below outlines the delivery options available for each course in this program, by campus. For some academic terms, there may be more than one delivery option available. You’ll be able to select your preferred options when building your course schedule during open enrolment. Preferences for course delivery will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Some Humber programs are also delivered fully online, where all courses are delivered online.

International students: the impact of studying from outside of Canada on Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility differs significantly based on when you start your program. Please review the PGWP eligibility before choosing your program and course delivery.

Course code and Name Delivery Type by Location
Course Code Course Name North Lakeshore IGS DL/Online
Semester 1
BUS 5012 Introduction to Development in the Canadian Context N/A In-Person N/A N/A
BUS 5013 Management Skills for International Development N/A In-Person N/A N/A
BUS 5014 Project Design and Planning N/A In-Person N/A N/A
BUS 5015 Management Information Systems N/A Online (A) N/A Online (A)
BUS 5017 Data Analytics and Storytelling N/A N/A N/A N/A
WORK 5017 Career Orientation N/A In-Person
TBD
N/A N/A
Semester 2
BUS 5027 Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning N/A In-Person N/A N/A
BUS 5506 Project Design and Planning: Simulation N/A In-Person N/A N/A
BUS 5528 Humanitarian Assistance N/A In-Person N/A N/A
FIN 5502 Financial Management N/A In-Person N/A N/A
MGMT 5503 Operations Management N/A In-Person N/A N/A
Semester 3
BUS 5016 Communications, Fundraising and Impact Investment N/A In-Person N/A N/A
BUS 5501 Issues and Sectors in International Development N/A In-Person N/A N/A
WORK 5018 Field Experience - International Development N/A TBD N/A N/A

Work-Integrated Learning  

You will gain industry experience and build your international development network with an eight-week (minimum) mandatory within the community development, international development or humanitarian sectors. Many students choose to do this field experience overseas, but it can also be done here in Canada.

With the program co-ordinator’s support, field experiences are found through a combination of your interests and contacts with alumni and industry partners. The educational foundation for the field experience 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.

Humber Advantages

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International Students can Stack and Stay Longer™ in Canada!

Double your employability with 2 times the education and experience!
Apply now for your first Graduate Certificate and get the opportunity for early admittance* into a second program in the following year. Stack your education to potentially earn credits that will lessen your course load in year two, allowing you to work or spend more time immersing yourself in Canadian culture! Extend your stay and double your employability skills through two work terms across two business programs. The extra year of studies will give you qualifications for a potential 3-year postgraduate work permit.

International Development Institute

Humber is home to the International Development Institute (IDI), an institute with over 30 years of international development experience that brings new ideas from the field to the classroom. Projects that Humber graduates have been involved in have focused on building the capacity of Southern partner institutions in a range of sectors, including entrepreneurship, small enterprise development, microfinance, public management, applied technology and vocational education.

Initiatives & Events

IDI initiatives also include events such as the IDI Symposium held at Lakeshore Campus involving faculty, students and many key representatives from the NGO industry. Students participate in breakout sessions alongside NGOs to discuss current international development issues. International Development Week is another enriching experience held annually at Humber and organized by students. This week long event includes industry guest speakers, a marketplace developed with industry partners as well as interactive workshops and events.

International Development Post Grad Program Goes to CFB Trenton

Woman shaking hands with Canadian Military Officer onTrenton Base

Watch this video of Humber’s International Development Students teaming up with the Canadian Armed Forces for a three-day simulation exercise and experiential learning experience.

Study Abroad

Many students choose to do their field placement overseas with international development agencies or the United Nations. These placements typically take place during July and August.  

Through the International Department at Humber, there are a limited number of study abroad bursaries for students who may need financial assistance to complete an international placement. There are also a limited number of bursaries available for students who are completing unpaid domestic placements. 

Your Career

Graduates may find themselves doing humanitarian assistance in some of the most difficult environments in the world, or they may work here in Canada to further the achievement of Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Agencies here in Canada and around the world are in need of skilled individuals to write policy, advocate to governments in the Global North and manage projects. Additionally, global disasters fueled by conflict and climate change create a growing need for humanitarian assistance workers with the skills to work in these difficult situations.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Sep 2024 Block-Based Lakeshore Open
Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for September 2024 start could be eligible for an automatic scholarship*. Apply now

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Block-Based Lakeshore Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Recruitment Events

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International Development Alumna, Sabrina Rubli

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Watch this video of alumna, Sabrina Rubli and the work she is doing with Femme International to defeat stigmas and taboos around menstruation while empowering women in East Africa to stay in school.


News Feed

International Development Students Tackle Simulated Disaster in "Central Humbolan Republic"

International Development Students Tackle Simulated Disaster in "Central Humbolan Republic"

Fri, April 26, 2024

International Development students delved into the complexities of responding to a global crisis unfolding in the "Central Humbolan Republic."

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Celebrating International Development Week at Humber

Celebrating International Development Week at Humber

Fri, March 08, 2024

The week of February 5th - 9th was a busy one for International Development students and alumni as Canada celebrated International Development Week.

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International Development Students Attend Xlerate Day for an Immersive Learning Experience

International Development Students Attend Xlerate Day for an Immersive Learning Experience

Tue, November 14, 2023

Students from the International Development program participated in Xlerate Day Toronto 2023.

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*This promotion is open to domestic applications for the September 2024 program intakes only. Offer not valid for existing applicants or applications.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by July 15, 2024 to receive your Application Fee Credit. Applications for September will remain open as long as the program availability status shows Open.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Susan MacGregor, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3032
susan.macgregor@humber.ca

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Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $8,838.33
  • international: $28,129.83

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Note: An additional registration fee of $440 applies to placements completed after the final semester of this program.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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