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Continuing Education International Professional Programs are full-time, professional development certificate programs that provide students with skills sought by employers. International students in these designated programs are eligible to apply for study permits. Upon completion, students can apply for post-graduate work permits that will allow them to work in friendly and beautiful Calgary, or elsewhere in Canada. All International Professional Programs require in-person attendance.

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Let us prepare you for the shifting demands of the Canadian workplace

We have two program formats for international students wishing to study and work in Canada...

These eight-month programs include two certificates: a 300-hour certificate in Professional Management or Human Resource Management, and a 100-hour Leadership Certificate that focuses on building skills in the areas of coaching, communication, building relationships, personal effectiveness, and professional skills.

These programs will take two terms to complete. Each term is four months. There are three admission periods per year: fall, winter, and spring/summer. Students should expect approximately 200 course hours per term in order to complete the program in 8 months.


Admission Requirements

Admission requires the following:


Fees

  2023 Fees 2024 Fees
Application Fee: $200 $200
Program Fee*: $9,900 ($4,950 per term) $10,500 ($5,250 per term)
Leadership Certificate: $4,350 – $6,400 $4,350 – $6,400
TOTAL: $14,450 – $16,500 $14,850 – $16,900

* Includes fees for the Human Resource or Professional Management certificate, and student fees.

Textbooks are not included in the fee.

For more fee information, please see Fees and Payment Deadlines and International Refunds and Transfers.

Students completing Eight-Month Program may be eligible for an eight month Post Graduate Work Permit.

How to Register

These programs are designed to provide you with expertise in a chosen professional field and the skills needed to lead a team, increase employee engagement, enhance performance and productivity, and contribute to the overall success of an organization. Each specialization will provide the graduate with a leadership certificate and multiple complementary technical certificates that include shared courses, allowing the student to achieve their credentials in less time.

These programs will take three four-month terms to complete. There are three admission periods per year: fall, winter, and spring/summer. Students should expect approximately 215 course hours per term. Due to course transferability, many streams have courses that can be used for more than one certificate. For example, the Project Management stream has 640 total course hours resulting in certificate credit totalling 760 hours.


Admission Requirements

Admission requires the following:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must meet our English language proficiency requirements
  • You must have completed a post-secondary degree or diploma (minimum 2 years in length) from a college or university

Fees

2023 Fees 2024 Fees
Application Fee: $200 $200
Program Fee: $22,050 $23,250
TOTAL: $22,250 $23,450

Textbooks are not included in the fee.

For more fee information, please see Fees and Payment Deadlines and International Refunds and Transfers.

How to Register

1+1 Program Options

Students can complete more than one program consecutively. For example, a student may choose to take the Business Analysis, Intelligence and Analytics program followed by the Digital Media and Marketing program. If you choose to take consecutive programs, we recommend that you apply for all programs at the same time. This allows you to apply for a study permit that covers the duration of both programs. Students completing consecutive one-year programs may be eligible for a three-year Post Graduate Work Permit.

Students who consecutively take two one-year programs have reduced tuition fees and course loads. For tuition details on 1+1 programs please see Fees and Registration.



University of Calgary Downtown Campus

Learn at the Downtown Campus

International Professional Program students attend classes at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus, a unique intellectual and corporate hub in the downtown core.

The Downtown Campus is a place for learning and community engagement. The fresh and collaborative meeting and event spaces are designed to facilitate new, innovative thinking.

The Downtown Campus is an ideal location from which to explore downtown Calgary's cuisine, park spaces, events, music, and entertainment. It is only a 12 minute train ride from the main UCalgary campus.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Explore Calgary

Before you get started, take a quick tour of Calgary. Learn more at www.lifeincalgary.ca.

Located in Canada's energy capital and close to the majestic Rocky Mountains, the University of Calgary is a world-class university that inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines.

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