Global Learning & Language Centre

Global Workforce Skills

1+1 Program Option


Extend your learning and advance your career with a graduate-level credential


Gain highly valued skills and stand out in the job market by completing our two-year dual-credential option, the Certificate in Global Workforce Skills and the Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organizational Leadership.

  • Learn techniques for successfully planning managing, and leading projects
  • Gain useful tools and techniques needed to manage risk, time and costs
  • Develop leadership qualities for high-performance
  • Explore team dynamics, stakeholder relations, project leadership and negotiations
  • Learn strategies for leading teams through change
  • Examine innovative approaches to strategy development

Boost your credentials at a reduced cost. International students who choose the dual-credential option pay a reduced tuition rate for their second year of studies.

Program Intake Program Dates *1 + 1 Program Tuition
September 2024
Sep 02, 2024 - Aug 23, 2026 $ 10,400 CAD (Year 1)
TBD (Year 2)
January 2025
Application deadline Sep 06, 2024
Jan 02, 2025 - Mar 14, 2027 $ 10,600 CAD (Year 1)
TBD (Year 2)
March 2025
Application deadline Dec 13, 2024
Mar 31, 2025 - Mar 14, 2027 $ 10,720 CAD (Year 1)
TBD (Year 2)

TOTAL estimated program tuition (2 years) $26,089.00 CAD

*Rates are subject to annual increase. Student fees and textbooks are additional to the program tuition stated above.

Admission Requirements

If you intend to complete the 1 + 1 Program Option, you must meet the Admission Requirements below:

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree in arts, business, or environmental studies (or another acceptable alternative, including either a masters or doctoral level degree), plus some related experience, typically a minimum of two years' work in relevant leadership, management, communication, training, marketing, or consultant roles, etc.
  • *Minimum English language proficiency of Academic IELTS 6.0, Duolingo 105, or TOEFL iBT 79

*Students who complete Global Workforce Skills with a passing grade in all courses will be considered to have met the English language requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organizational Leadership.

Application Requirements

With 1 + 1, you only need to provide two essential documents:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary (higher education) institutions currently or previously attended
  • Detailed résumé

Flexible Admission

  • Applicants who do not meet the standard admission requirements need a minimum of four full-time years' relevant work experience and some post-secondary education.
  • Applications will be adjudicated based on a consideration of standard supporting documents (academic transcripts and resumé), with a broad focus on work, life and volunteer experience as well as any academic work or credentials.

All flexible admission applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to Global Workforce Skills

If you're interested in pursuing the 1+1 Program, your first step is to apply for Global Workforce Skills. Here's how to get started:

  • Complete your online application for Global Workforce Skills.
  • During the application process, indicate your intention to complete the 1+1 Program option.
Step 2: Admission to Global Workforce Skills

Upon successful admission to the Global Workforce Skills program, you will receive detailed instructions on how to proceed with the second step of your application, the Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organizational Leadership.

Step 3: Apply to the Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organizational Leadership

You will need to submit additional documentation with your application for the Graduate Diploma, which is the second part of the 1+1 Program. The good news is that the application fee will be waived, and you'll only be required to pay one tuition deposit for your two-year program. 1 + 1 applicants are not required to provide an official English language proficiency score report, reference letters, or personal statement.

Plan ahead! While the admissions team strive to complete applications within a shorter timeframe, please allow up to 10 weeks in some cases for admission decisions regarding your application to the Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organizational Leadership.

Step 4: Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organizational Leadership

If you are offered admission into the Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organization Leadership program, you will be required to pay one $5,000 tuition deposit to secure your seat in both components of the dual-credential program. The tuition deposit is a pre-payment towards your program tuition and will be applied to the Graduate Diploma portion of your studies. You will receive one Letter of Acceptance for Global Workforce Skills + the Graduate Diploma program. Following your submission of the Offer Acceptance Form and payment of the tuition deposit, your Global Workforce Skills registration will be processed and you will receive an invoice for this portion of your program. Payment for your first term’s tuition for Global Workforce Skills is due 28 calendar days prior to the start of the program.

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