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Graduate Certificate of Career Development Practitioner
Graduate Certificate of Career Development Practitioner

Graduate Certificate of Career Development Practitioner

  • ID:GBC010063
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$743.99
  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$743.99
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • A two- or three-year diploma or a bachelor's degree from a college or university

 English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 9
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 84 (online) minimum 21 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 85
  • PTE (Academic), 60, overall minimum
    55 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 70 overall (writing 60)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)
  • George Brown Admissions Test (Mature applicants only), Not Available
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 115

Course Information

Leadership Claims

Career Development Practitioner is the only Career Development graduate certificate program in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Graduation from the program provides the full academic component and partial fulfillment of work experience hours for certification by the Career Development Practitioners' Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO).

Program Overview

Career Development Practitioners provide advice and guidance related to career exploration, skill acquisition, job search and maintenance. This one-year post-diploma certificate program provides training to enter and/or advance in the field of career development.


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Required Courses


  • semester courses

  • CDPR4000, Trends in Career Development

  • CDPR4001, Needs Assessment

  • CDPR4002, Professional Practice

  • CDPR4003, Ethics

  • CDPR4004, Theories of Career Development

  • CDPR4005, Work Search

  • CDPR4006, Human Rights, Diversity and Equity


  • semester courses

  • CDPR4007, Group Facilitation

  • CDPR4008, Employer Engagement

  • CDPR4009, Career and Employment Resources

  • CDPR4010, Accessibility in the Workplace

  • CDPR4011, Individual Counselling and Coaching

  • CDPR4012, Advanced Work Search

  • CDPR4013, Informal Assessment Tools


  • semester courses

  • CDPR4014, Work-Integrated Learning Seminar

  • CDPR4015, Practicum

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates may hold a variety of job titles within the field of Career Development including:

  • employment consultant/counsellor

  • career consultant/counsellor/coach

  • employment information specialist

  • job developer/employment placement specialist/employment marketing consultant

  • workshop facilitator

  • academic advisor

  • career education specialist

  • career coach/career management professional

  • outreach specialist/worker

  • recruitment advisor

  • employee assistance counsellor

These positions may be held in the community-based, post-secondary and private sector as well as labour organizations, vocational rehabilitation programs and government departments.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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