Project Management

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Ready to launch your project management career in Canada? The Certificate in Project Management at The Chang School provides the in-demand project manager training sought after by Canadian employers. The certificate equips you with the skill sets and knowledge to run projects seamlessly, manage teams and workflows effectively, and tackle any challenges that arise along the way. The courses in our certificate meet the Project Management Institute’s educational requirements, making it an ideal way to prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam and certification.

Whether you’re looking to jumpstart a career in project management or enhance your existing expertise, you’ll develop the skills to lead projects efficiently from start to finish with confidence. As an international student, you will be able to earn a Canadian university-level certificate and grow your professional network in Toronto with this transformative program.

Credential: Certificate in Project Management Program Length: Two semesters/one year (Full-Time)
Fall 2024 Start Date: September 3, 2024 (Accepting applications)
Winter 2025 Start Date: January 13, 2025 (Accepting applications)
Delivery Options: Classroom
Location: Toronto Metropolitan University campus

Study permit processing time may vary from country to country, and you may need to defer to a later term if your study permit is not approved in time. All acceptance letters will contain Toronto Metropolitan University's Designated Learning Institution number (O19395677651).

Industry and Careers

Project managers are in high demand and those skills are pivotal to many industries such as:

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Government/not-for-profit
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology/IT/software

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • International students with an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution are strongly preferred. For more information, see “Academic Criteria” below.

What Will You Learn?

  • Gain proficiency in the fundamental concepts and functions of project management principles
  • Develop project plans and schedules, employing a variety of techniques such as predictive, hybrid, and adaptive techniques
  • Utilize analytical tools and methods to effectively identify, plan, and manage project risk and quality standards
  • Implement financial controls for accounting, budgeting, and cost-management systems
  • Assemble self-managing teams capable of delivering products in agile and mobile project environments

Academic Criteria

An undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution is strongly preferred. An applicant’s complete academic record, including secondary school as well as all post-secondary studies (e.g. college, university, or other post-secondary institutions) will be reviewed and considered as part of the competitive selection process.

In alignment with university English Language Requirements, international student applicants must provide evidence of achieving a minimum of a 6.5 Academic IELTS or equivalent. Exemptions may apply for students who have completed programs where the primary language of instruction is English.

Program Structure

To earn the certificate in Project Management, completion of the following courses is required:

Project Management

Semester 1 Semester 2
CTEC210 Fundamentals of Project Management CKPM203 Planning and Scheduling
CCMN114 Short Management Reports CKPM209 Project Risk and Quality Management
CKPM217 Agile Project Management CKPM211 Leadership in Project Management
CMHR405 Organizational Behaviour CKPM212 Project Cost and Procurement Management

In addition to the above courses, The Chang School will provide skills-based workshops in leadership and career development on topics such as teamwork, conflict resolution, intercultural competency, and resume and interview skills.

The International Students Program does not accept transfer credits. Students are required to take the complete course schedule outlined above.


Fee Description Balance Due Fee Amount
Non-refundable application fee Upon application $155
Non-refundable tuition deposit Upon acceptance $2,350
Year 1 - 1st installment 60 days before first semester start date $6,825
Year 1 - 2nd installment 60 days before second semester start date $9,175
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) fee* 60 days before semester start date $756
Total Year 1   $19,261

All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars (CAD).

* Students in this program are required to purchase UHIP health insurance, which is currently $756 per year. Future annual rates are subject to change. UHIP provides coverage for the policy year, which is September 1 to August 31. All international students studying in Ontario with a valid study permit are required to be enrolled in UHIP.

There is no payment plan for this program; therefore, all tuition and UHIP fees outlined above must be paid in full according to the deadlines before you start your first class. If tuition and UHIP fees remain unpaid after the published deadlines, enrolment restrictions will be applied and students may be withdrawn from the program for current and future terms.


  • The non-refundable tuition deposit is only eligible for a full refund due to a study permit denial. You must present the denial letter from the government of Canada to be eligible for a refund.
  • In the case of a study permit denial, tuition payments are also eligible for a full refund minus the non-refundable application fee. You have to submit your request in writing or by email and include the study permit denial letter.
  • For all other reasons, students are eligible for a full refund minus the non-refundable application fee and non-refundable tuition deposit, provided the request comes in writing or by email at least ten (10) business days prior to the semester start date. After ten (10) business days prior to the start of the semester, no refunds will be provided. It may take up to 30 days to receive your refund. Exceptions to this policy will not be made for students who register late.
  • Currency rates fluctuate regularly. The amount of your refund may differ from the original amount paid based on the rate of exchange on the date of the transaction.
  • Refunds will be paid to your financial intermediary institution according to International Payments. For example, if you used WU GlobalPay for Students when you sent us the money, we will refund the money back to WU GlobalPay for Students. The financial intermediary institution may charge you a service fee to receive money.
  • You will need to contact the financial intermediary institution directly to find out how soon they would be able to release the money back to you. You will receive an email to your TMU university address with the directions to initiate the refund once we approve your refund request. You will need to log into the my.torontomu portal to access your university Gmail account. If you need help to reset your password, please contact Computing and Communications Services (CCS).

For further information or to request a refund please contact

Contact Us

Sui Chen

Questions? Contact Sui Chen, Director of International Program at

Note: Due to the recent Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) update on International Student Program reforms, The Chang School is not able to issue a provincial attestation letter (PAL) until further notice. We are only accepting applications from students in Canada who hold a study permit and work permit. This includes study permit holders who are applying for an extension. Toronto Metropolitan University provides information on how to access your Provincial Attestation Letter if you are applying for an undergraduate degree program. Please contact us at if you have any questions.