PG Diploma in Project Management in Canada

PG Diploma in Project Management in Canada

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Study Info CentreSun Dec 05 2021

While Engineering Management is offered as a master degree program, project management is mostly offered as a postgraduate program in Canada. PG Diploma in Project Management in Canada is 1 year or 2 years long depending on the college offering it. 

The career outlook for project management graduates includes project manager, project coordinator, project leader, project scheduler, project analyst and business analyst. 

(Major Intakes for Postgraduate diploma in PM: January, May and September)

The tuition fees for this course ranges between CAD 12,000 to CAD 27,000 per year. Many colleges offer internships or placements that last from 3 to 6 months as a part of this subject’s curriculum. 

Many Canadian Colleges have partnered with Flywire to make international tuition payments easier for international students. Domestic students are also welcome to use Flywire.

Benefits of studying PG Diploma in Project Management in Canada

  • Work placements and internships via Co-op Programs
  • Affordable tuition fees. 
  • Can study with lower grades as well (55% and above). 
  • No GRE/GMAT Scores required
  • 1-3 years of post-study work permit. 
  • Pain internships
  • No demanding English test scores requirements. 
  • Application fees waiver. 
  • Course variations
  • Many options in colleges and universities

Project Management Courses in Canada for international students

University/ College

Project Management degree

University of British Columbia

Master of Project and Construction Management

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Graduate Certificate in Project Management- Information Technology

Graduate Certificate in Project Management- Environmental Studies

Canadore College

Graduate Certificate in Project Management- IT

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Georgian College

Ontario College Graduate Certificate in PM

Centennial College

A Graduate Certificate in PM (3-month co-op)

Douglas College

Post-Degree Diplomas in Project Management and Marketing

Post-degree Diplomas in Project Management and Information and Communication Technology

Post degree Diplomas in Project Management and Financial Analysis

Post degree in Diplomas in Project Management and Accounting

Post degree Diplomas in Project Management

Durham College

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Canadore College

Graduate Certificate in Project Management- IT

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Fanshawe College

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management

Royal Roads University

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Similar courses 

  • Master of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (MTME)
  • The MBA concentration in Management Analytics
  • Graduate Certificate in Management

Admission Requirement for PG Diploma in Project Management in Canada

The public colleges don’t necessarily ask for prior education in project management. However, it is recommended that students have mathematics and English as coursework. 

In addition, proficiency in Microsoft office (word, excel, PowerPoint), computer skills and business communication skills is also preferred. 

University/ College

Academic

English Requirement

Centennial College

Bachelor degree/3-year Diploma with a minimum of 55%. 

TOEFL PBT: 580

TOEFL IBT: 88 (minimum 22)

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0)

PTE: Minimum 60

Duolingo: 125

Fanshawe College

A 2 year or 3-year college diploma or degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5. C+ 

TOEFL IBT: 88 (minimum 22)

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0)

PTE: Minimum 60

Royal Roads University

Completion of a 3 to a 4-year bachelor degree or graduate degree in a relevant field. 

2 years of full-time work experience

TOEFL IBT: 88 (minimum 22)

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0)

PTE: 60 (minimum of 58)

Canadore College

A bachelor degree/ diploma in IT

IELTS: 6 (Minimum 5.5)

TOEFL IBT: 79 (minimum 20)

TOEFL PBT: 550

PTE: 51+

Duolingo: 115+

University of Brunswick (MBA Concentration in Management Analytics)

Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA out of 4.3.


GMAT Score of 550 or equivalent GRE scores.

IELTS: 7 

TOEFL IBT: 94 (minimum 25)

TOEFL PBT: 550

PTE: 65

Seneca College

A bachelor degree or diploma degree in environmental studies, earth sciences, or life science or IT Field depending upon the degree. 

TOEFL PBT: 580

TOEFL IBT: 88 (minimum 22)

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0)

PTE: Minimum 60

Duolingo: 125

Mohawk College

College diploma, Bachelor degree or advanced diploma or an acceptable combination of diplomas with work experience.

CAEL: Overall 70, minimum 60

TOEFL IBT: 88 (minimum 22)

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0)

PTE: Minimum 58

Sault College

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent.

TOEFL IBT: 88

IELTS: 6.5

PTE: Overall 60

St. Lawrence College

Applicants to the program must have an Ontario College Diploma, an Ontario College Advanced Diploma or a degree from a recognized college or university.

TOEFL PBT: 550

TOEFL CBT: 213

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0)

CAEL: Overall 60

The other documents required for admission include: 

  • Academic documents such as character certificate, provisional certificate and transcripts from bachelor, intermediate level and class 10 (optional). 
  • Detailed resume with education, experience, other relevant information
  • Letter of recommendations (for PG Courses offered by Universities)

Project Management Courses in Canada Fees

University/ College

Annual Tuition Fees (CAD)

Royal Roads University

8,505

Fanshawe College

15,806 

Centennial College

22,135 (for 1 year/3 semesters)

Canadore College

14,667.52

Durham College

15,000

Seneca College

15,133- 17,624 (2 semester/ 8 months)

Mohawk College

27,000

Sault College

17,531

St. Lawrence College

15,000- 18,000

Scholarships

Since a Graduate Certificate in Project Management is offered mostly by public colleges in Canada, there are not many scholarships available for international students. On a positive note, the tuition fees of colleges are not that high. 

Universities, however, offer scholarships to deserving students for the graduate programs in Project Management. Check out these scholarships offered by Canadian universities for graduate certificates in Project Management. 

  • Student of Graduate Studies Merit Scholarship
  • Academic Achievement Awards
  • Affiliated Fellowships Programs, 
  • International Student Tuition Fee Award

Scope of Project Management in Canada

You can get a project management degree in different specializations like healthcare, Information and Technology, and Engineering. Depending on your area of specialization, the areas of employment include, but is not limited to- 

  • Health
  • Engineering
  • IT-Information Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Advertising 
  • Marketing
  • Manufacturing. 
  • Finance
  • Business Professional/ Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Education

The sectors mentioned above could be government or private sector. Common future career options upon graduation are: 

  • Project Manager 
  • Scrum Master 
  • Product Owner 
  • Operations Analyst 
  • Quality Assurance Analyst 
  • Software Tester 
  • Analytics Professional 
  • Data Analyst 
  • Business Systems Analyst 
  • Change Management Specialist 

Project Management jobs and salaries in Canada: 

Jobs in Canada after PG in Project Management

Salary/year (CAD)

Business Development Manager

133,000 

Head of Projects

129,000 

Construction Project manager

107,000

Information Technology Asset manager

100,000 

Assistant Project Manager

100,000 

Risk and Capital Manager

99,800 

Logistics manager

97,300 

Administration Manager

95,700 

Area Manager

91,000 

 

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