¿Qué aprenderé?

Humber’s Professional Writing and Communications graduate certificate program supports you as you learn and practice the craft of writing while building a professional portfolio. This unique program provides you with the core transferrable skills you need to build a successful career in a variety of communications roles. Building on foundational skills such as storytelling, drafting, editing, pitching, interviewing and research, you will build proficiency in areas such as media writing, social media management, project management and design.

With a focus on writing for different audiences and purposes, as well as using current technologies to maximize the impact of your message, you will be well-positioned to enter the workplace with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a professional writer/communications specialist across a variety of sectors. You will also learn how to think strategically in preparation for taking on leadership positions within communications departments or starting your own freelance writing business.

The program will create a community of writers and support collaboration, networking, professional development and publication.

Work Placement

Students complete a twelve-week work placement beginning in May which allows them to gain valuable practical and professional experience.

Career Overview

Graduates of this program may find employment in the following areas:

Communications coordinator

Freelance writer

Web copywriter


Social media coordinator

Report writer

Proposal writer

This is a post-graduate certificate. You must already have a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a university or college.

Your Career

Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study.

According to the Conference Board of Canada, the ability to communicate tops the list of essential employability skills that employers require. The ability to read carefully, write effectively and think critically provides the foundation to get, keep and progress on a job.

Graduates are able to find employment in a variety of service industries such as finance, hospitality and health services, as well as in government, not-for-profit organizations, corporate communications, and publishing and digital media.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Innovative Learning

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 semestres)

Costos de estudio
CAD$18.048,00 (US$ 14.392) por año
CAN $8,092.84 per semester; Ancillary Fees: CAN $334.43
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Enero 2022


Lakeshore Campus

International Centre, Room H100A,

3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West,


Ontario (ON),

M8V 1K8, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma. English language requirement: IELTS scores overall 6.5 and no band below 6.0; TOEFL scores 580 for paper-based test or 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test; Pearson Language Test Evaluation (PTE): 61 – 64.

Para estudiantes internacionales


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

A bachelor’s degree

Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 580 for paper-based test OR 80 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test

Minimum PTE Score of 61 - 64

Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 80% in Level 8

Application deadline: 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.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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