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Are you looking to increase your career advancement or employability into project management roles? This flexible certificate program will prepare professionals with technical backgrounds to become employed in middle-level management (MLM) project management positions. Gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise to help catapult your career and prepare you to write the Project Management Professional® examination offered by the Project Management Institute.

Industry and Careers

This certificate can lead to career paths in roles such as:

  • Development manager
  • Project control officer 
  • Project coordinator
  • Project leader
  • Project manager
  • Team leader
  • Technical lead

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Professionals with technical backgrounds in information technology, engineering, science, finance, and other similar fields. 
  • Internationally educated professionals with an undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in one of above fields. 
  • Individuals who want to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination.

What Will You Learn?

After completing this certificate, you will able to:

  • Describe the concepts and basic functions of the project management body of knowledge
  • Manage project scope, quality, time, cost, risk, procurement, resources, and communication
  • Assemble self-managing teams to build products while responding to ever-changing requirements
  • Prepare a project schedule, and install and operate a planning and scheduling system
  • Utilize solid leadership and other soft skills and apply them to project situations
  • Refine your analytical, writing, presentation, and problem-solving skills

Certificate Requirements

  • 2 required course
  • 4 electives*
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

*Select 3 courses from Electives – Group A and 1 course from Electives – Group B


Admission Criteria


Internationally Educated Professionals

  • An undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a related field
  • Be an accepted and registered participant in the Gateway for International Professionals’ Middle-level Managers (MLM) with Technical Background Bridging Program
  • Be a legal resident of Ontario at the time of application, and be eligible to work in Canada
  • Have resided in Canada for no more than 10 years
  • Be an internationally educated professional in a suitable technical discipline
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency through any of Toronto Metropolitan University’s approved English language proficiency test scores


All Other Applicants*

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits

*If you do not have these requirements, you will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account your work-related experience and maturity.

Admission Application
An admission application is required for this program. A pre-approval process will be conducted by the program manager, including an orientation/information session, a one-on-one interview, and a language assessment.

For more information, contact mlm@torontomu.ca.


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