Project Management and Professional Communication

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Keyano College offers the Project Management and Professional Communication Executive PD International program in collaboration with the MacEwan University School of Continuing Education. This program is a one-year international professional development certificate where students will develop project management and professional communication skills with a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution.

Every new project comes with its own set of challenges, but the skills you need to manage each of them are the same. Project managers are responsible for organizing and motivating the right team, delegating tasks, time and budget management, and strategic planning skills. Explore career opportunities such as Project Manager, Project Analyst, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Contractor, and Independent Consultant.

In addition to project management training, students will learn professional communication skills using a Canadian business context, including writing and speaking skills. Students also have the opportunity to work on a Capstone Project for a local organization and gain relevant experience in the Canadian industry. Students will work together in groups on a project from start to finish with the support of our instructors.


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Keyano College is a comprehensive community institution in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo with many campuses and learning centres. The College also supports the development of professional knowledge and skills in several sectors, including energy, construction, business, health and safety, sciences, education, human services, and transportation.

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Program Intake Dates

We are currently accepting applications for the January 2023 intake. 


Duration and Delivery

 Program Duration

Start Date: January & September

Length: 12 Months, Full-time

Term 1: January - April or September - December

Term 2: May - August or January - April

Term 3: September - December or May - August

 Program Delivery
This program will be delivered in the classroom/face-to-face with online components where acceptable, due to COVID-19 safety requirements. 


Professional Accreditation 

MacEwan University is an Authorized Training Partner (ATR) with the globally recognized Project Management Institute (PMI)®. PMI offers a unique and versatile series that provides essential project management training taught by certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs)®, delivering courses aligned with PMI PMBOK Guide. For more information regarding PMI® certification requirements, please visit

MacEwan University offers a guarantee that this program is offered in accordance with the academic standards required by the Project Management Institute PMI).

Please Note: the Project Management Institute (PMI) has released a new edition of the PMBOK Guide, Volume 7. 

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PMI, PMP, PMBOK, R.E.P. and the PMI Registered Education Provider Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Admission Requirements

 Education and Work Experience 
 Must have a post-secondary degree or diploma with at least one year work experience in industry.
 English Language Requirements

Require a minimum English language proficiency of Academic IELTS 6.0 on each band or TOEFL/CBT 80. 


Online testing in response to Covid-19:

The Duolingo English Test (online test) will continue to be an option to demonstrate fulfillment of the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for all international professional development programs for Winter 2023. The TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition Test and IELTS Indicator test will be accepted in the same way as the regular TOEFL and IELTS tests are today. The tests, which will be available until testing centres reopen, are not available in all countries.

 Work and Study Permits
 Applications must meet eligibility criteria for all necessary study and work permits.


Program Requirements

 Students will be placed in a select combination of Professional Communications Courses

 Project Management Courses
Basics of Project Management
Project Management and the Organization
Project Scope and Quality Management
Project Schedule & Cost Management
Project Stakeholder, Resources and Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Project Integration Management
Capstone Project Level I & II
 Professional Communication Courses
Business Writing I and II
Intercultural Communication Skills
Canadian Workplace Culture
Technical Development I and II (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
MS Visio
MS Project Essentials
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Advanced Business Presentations
The Job Hunt in Canada (cover letters, resumes, interview skills and public speaking workshop)

*Curriculum is subject to change


Program Fees

Tuition fees are $17,000.00 (CAD). Fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. Textbook costs/material fees are included. Program fee does not include accommodation or travel.

A non-refundable $110.00 (CAD) Application Fee is required to assess your credentials and evaluate the application.

In addition to your tuition and application fees, you will be required to pay non-academic fees to MacEwan University and to Keyano College.

Fee Breakdown for 2022/2023 academic year for all terms

 Non-Academic MacEwan Fees
  • Picture ID Fee: $10
  • SCE Tech Fee:$103.50
  • Medical Clinic Fee:$34.80
  • Special Student Membership Fee:$60
Total Fees
  • Total Non-Academic Fees:$208.30
  • Tuition Fee:$17,000
  • Application Fee:$110


Total Program Cost:$17,318.30

*All fees are subject to change without notice. Please contact the office for most up to date tuition and fee information.


How to Apply

Visit the MacEwan University website to apply for the Project Management and Profession Communication program.

  1. Register for a MacEwan account to get started. You will be asked to provide personal information including your name, date of birth, and home address.
  2. After you have registered and signed in, you will be asked to identify what program and term you are applying for.
  3. Applicants must submit four documents (if applicable, provide the colour copy of the document): 
    • Proof of academic credential. This includes a post secondary degree or equivalent in their original form, translated into English.
    • Your professional resume with at least one year work experience in industry.
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency. Successful applicants require a minimum English language proficiency of Academic IELTS 6.0 on each band or TOEFL/iBT 80.
    • Citizenship and immigration documents, which may include one of the following four options:
      • Landed Immigrant papers
      • Permanent Residency Card
      • Convention Refugee Documentation
      • Photocopy of Passport picture page
  4. Identify your country of citizenship, your primary language, and an emergency contact.
  5. Pay a non-refundable $110.00 application fee using credit card or Interac online to complete your application.

Contact Us

General and Program Inquiries

School of Continuing Education
Bob Lamb Building, Room 150
8115 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada T9H 2H7

Email Keyano Continuing Education 

Phone: 780-799-0535

Toll Free: 1-800-251-1408

Admissions, Applications, and Immigration Questions

Immigration Questions: Email MacEwan University SCE International
Admissions: Email MacEwan University Admissions


Toll-free: 1-855-797-4400