18 months
17468 CAD/year
5688 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The International Development certificate at Humber College is designed for individuals who want to address inequities and other problems that the world faces in the 21st century.

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This International Development certificate at Humber College provides students with the skills and knowledge required to manage, develop and grow international development and disaster relief projects anywhere in the world. Graduates may find themselves in some of the most difficult environments in the world, or they may work in developed countries changing policies to make a difference in the Global South. Faculty are chosen for their field expertise and experience in international development – most continue to work with numerous international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or United Nations agencies while teaching at Humber part time.

Your Career

Agencies in Canada and abroad are in need of skilled individuals to write policy, advocate to developed nations’ governments and to manage programs around the world. In addition, global disasters (such as Covid-19), conflict and climate change create an enormous need for humanitarian assistance and for the people who can deliver it.

Our program will prepare you for a variety of career paths. As most international development work is contract based, one can expect to have a variety of positions over a multi-year career. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to be:

  • administrator for the UN Peacekeeping mission to Democratic Republic of Congo
  • communications officer for World Vision Canada
  • founder of their own NGO
  • liaison to the US Mission at World Food Programme
  • logistics officer for food security related to Covid-19 in Toronto
  • program manager for a major UK charity

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Development
  • Management Skills for International Development
  • Project Design and Planning
  • Management Information Systems
  • Communication Skills for Managers
  • World Geography and Cultures
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Management: Sectoral Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree

Applicants are required to submit answers to the following questions in the form of a 300-500 word essay.

  • Statement of Interest: What does the term “international development” mean to you? How do your interests, skills and previous activities make you a good fit for this program? How will this program prepare you for your career?
  • Travel and International Experience: Practitioners are often required to work with individuals of different cultures and nationalities and/or travel to different countries.
  •  Languages: The international nature of development works often requires languages other than English. Please describe any skills you have speaking, reading and/or writing languages other than English.
  •  Full-time and Summer Employment: Describe recent full-time employment, if any, and summer activities for the past three summers, especially any experience with children, youth, the elderly or other vulnerable persons.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17468 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26202 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    5688 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8533 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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