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Graduate Certificate in Retirement Communities Management Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus Algonquin College - Ottawa Campus, Canada

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CAD 17988

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 95

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12 months


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Program Overview

The Retirement Communities Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides the specialized skills and knowledge to help you meet the demand for skilled managers in the retirement communities field.

Learn from seasoned industry professionals. The program aligns curriculum with Ontario`s Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and prepares you for entry into this expanding field, or advancement within retirement communities.

Discover the organizational structures and day-to-day operations within the industry, including:

  • Human resources
  • Recruitment
  • Fiscal management
  • Resident care
  • Food service operations
  • Marketing
  • Recreation activities
  • Legislation and regulatory bodies

Apply management skills related to all of these areas through activities, case studies and industry work. Plan, implement and execute fiscal and operational strategies to optimize organizational efficiency. Focus also includes knowledge of resident care best practices.

A three-week field placement in the industry expands your real-world experience. During this time, you make valuable industry contacts.

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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024, Jan 2025


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 22
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 53

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent in one of the preferred subject areas;


  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant management/work experience: Applicants will be assessed individually and will be required to complete an Eligibility Package. Eligibility Package submission details can be found on the Algonquin College Additional Admission Requirements website:

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 95

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11000 Per year

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