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Graduate Certificate in Retirement Home Management Humber College - North Campus Humber College - North Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, Sep 2023

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CAD 18058

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 75

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12 months


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Program Overview

The Canadian Retirement Home (also known as Retirement Communities) industry is made up of multiple private residences within a single dwelling where residents live independently but interact frequently for recreation, meals and common interests. It is important to note that retirement homes are not long-term care or nursing homes where support is provided on a daily basis and residents may be housed in multi-resident spaces. The Canadian Retirement Home industry is expected to double in the next five years as Canada experiences a surge in aging baby boomers. This rapid expansion is creating an industry-wide need for qualified staff and retirement home managers. 

Students in the Retirement Home Management Graduate Certificate program will be trained to fill this need by developing foundational skills in the areas of leadership, administration, hospitality, financial management, sales and marketing, health, wellness and recreation, food and nutrition, and human resources management. This program was developed with industry professionals from companies (Verve Senior Living, Chartwell Retirement Residences, Revera Retirement Living and others) of various sizes and scopes within the Retirement Home Management industry. 

The program is ideal for students interested in this rapidly growing area, as well as those already working in the senior living industry who want to increase their level of responsibility or progress in their career. The program is also suited to those interested in related industries such as recreation, hospitality, food and beverage, nutrition, and sales. 

Work Placement
This program will provide students with the hands-on practical exposure to the retirement home industry and the opportunity to specialize in their chosen area. It consists of a 200 hour placement in an approved retirement community of the student's choice. Students will have an opportunity to observe and learn from experienced professionals in a real-life work setting, while integrating their classroom learning in order to gain required hands on experience.  Students have the support of a faculty internship co-ordinator and are able to apply to a variety of retirement communities run by our industry partners. They also have the opportunity to seek an employer for an approved internship. This work placement will take place after the second semester. 

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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 75

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88.0  Minimum Listening - 22.0  Minimum Reading - 22.0  Minimum Writing - 22.0  Minimum Speaking - 22.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 61
    • Minimum Overall Score - 125.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma, diploma, or equivalent.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
61 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
125 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 75

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12000 Per year

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