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2 Terms
Program Delivery
Canada is a country where many immigrants and refugees choose to make their new home.
Students will discover how to best welcome newcomers, and gain the skills to help them fit in safely and happily in Canada. Students will interact with qualified instructors and serve hands-on in the community to develop key competencies.

Courses in this program are available only to students in the program.

Campus Quick Look.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition 30 crs/year
Total (2 Terms)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program open to international students?

Yes, it is. International students can do their practicum at approved organizations and should confirm before enroling.

I am an international student. Do I need a study permit to take this certificate?

This is an online program, and you can participate remotely, pending approval of the practicum location.

Are scholarships available for this certificate program?

Not at this time.

What are the entrance requirements?
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • English 30-1 with a minimum grade of 55% or English 30-2 with a minimum grade of 65% or equivalent
  • Mature students will be admitted based on the university policy for mature students.
  • International students whose first language is not English may have to demonstrate language proficiency
What courses are included in each program?
  • Safety and Life Skills for Newcomers
  • Understanding Family Dynamics in Settlement Work/Bridging the Divide
  • Newcomer Needs and Effective Counselling
  • Canadian Law, Human Rights, and Community Development
  • Biblical Approach to Wholistic Care for Newcomers
  • Individual and Family Finances for Newcomers
  • Dynamics of Intercultural Relationship
  • Health, Well-being, and Canadian Sports
  • Understanding Existing Welcoming Patterns
  • Settlement Studies Practicum
How are the courses offered?

Instructors are in different provinces across Canada, and courses will be a mix of asynchronous and hybrid, depending on the individual course.

  • Understanding Family Dynamics | Hybrid (Monday 6 ET)
  • Newcomer Needs and Effective Counselling | Hybrid (Thursday 6 ET)
  • Safety & Life Skills | Hybrid (Newfoundland Time– Wed.)
  • Canadian Law and Human Rights | Asynchronous/couple meetings during the term (ET Wed.)
  • Biblical Approach to Wholistic Care | Asynchronous/hybrid (Tues.)
Are Certificate Programs eligible for scholarships?

No, Certificate Programs are not eligible for scholarships or any discounts.

If you have more questions

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