Toronto Metropolitan University

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Local Economic Development

Toronto Metropolitan University

Faculty:The Chang School
Degree:Certificate; Online
Field of Study:Development Economics and International Development


Enhance your skills and knowledge and thrive in public and private local economic development (LED) positions. This four-course certificate is designed for entry-level, experienced, and advanced economic development professionals. It will prepare you to successfully address the current and emerging area of LED in the Canadian context. You may apply courses towards the educational requirements for your Certified Economic Developer (EcD) certification.

This certificate provides skill development opportunities in creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, and collaboration and flexibility, allowing you to be able to respond to current LED challenges.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
It is recommended that applicants have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits (including English), with a minimum average of 60 percent, or equivalent; or an undergraduate degree; or a college diploma; or mature student status with a combination of relevant work and life experience.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 02, 2020