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Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Offered through our distinguished schools, faculties and centres, Laurier provides a rich variety of personal and professional development opportunities. With classroom, online and blended learning opportunities available, acquiring new knowledge is rewarding and flexible.

Certificates and courses are not eligible for degree credit but may be considered as an equivalent by industry-specific organizations. Visit our academic programs and options page if you're interested in degree-credit courses, diplomas or programs – many may be completed part-time.

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Are you interested in earning a degree or diploma on a part-time basis? Learn more about studying part-time at Laurier.

Choose Laurier

  • Our certificates meet Laurier's rigorous, senate-approved guidelines, modelling exemplary academic integrity.
  • We offer and host a diverse range of professional development opportunities to help advance your career.
  • From conferences to workshops to certificates, there will be something of interest to you.

Your Student Status

  • Register and go! Most of our non-credit programs don't have admission requirements or an application process.
  • You don't have to pay regular student fees. Our non-credit, professional development program participants are not regular students of the university. Note: Registration fees are not tuition fees; therefore, they are not eligible for T2202A tax forms.

Grant Opportunities

Laurier is a recognized training provider under the Canada Job Grant Agreement.

This grant provides direct financial support (up to two-thirds of the cost of training, with a maximum of $10,000 per grant) for employers who wish to purchase training for their workforce.

For more information about eligibility and the application process, visit the Employment and Social Development Canada website.

Good to Know

All professional development certificates, courses and programs have their own cancellation and registration guidelines. Be sure to check each program's page for relevant information.


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