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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Professional Writing and Communications

Humber College

12 months
15568 CAD/year
4608 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Professional Writing and Communications certificate at Humber College supports you as you learn and practise the craft of writing while building a professional portfolio.

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This unique Professional Writing and Communications certificate at Humber College  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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  The Writing Process: Editing for Writers
  • Writing Principles: Advanced
  • Strategic Writing
  •  Writing in the Digital Age: Advanced
  •  Developing Form and Repurposing Writing
  •  Project Management and Team Collaboration
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline for equal consideration in the admission process: February 1. Post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.
  • Please submit a one-page letter of intent (350 words) outlining your interest in this field of study. Your letter should express why you have an interest in professional writing and communications and in Humber's Professional Writing and Communications graduate certificate program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15568 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7784 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4608 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2304 CAD per semester during 12 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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