Learn job-ready skills and knowledge to prepare you for the Canadian workplace! We offer 5 non-credit International Professional Development Certificate programs.
In-person classes on NAIT’s vibrant campus
Fall or winter start dates
Qualifies for Canada’s study permit program
Qualifies for Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit program
Advances your career options in Canada
The Leadership and Project Management for IT Professional Development Certificate Program at NAIT helps you better understand team dynamics and its impact on projects.
This certificate will help you prepare for a leadership role in site-based construction trades professions.
Develop soft skills needed to become a leader in the healthcare field! From professionalism and ethics to management and leadership, build on existing education to become an effective supervisor.
Explore the unique impact of business intelligence projects and what decision-makers need to know about implementation. Investigate challenges around people, processes, managing data and more!
Learn job-ready skills in clean fuels including hydrogen, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, biofuels and sustainable aviation fuel.
Non-credit programs are specifically designed to supplement previous education and experience and provide professional training for university and college graduates that focus on work-essential skills and training to best meet industry needs. These programs are governed by professional bodies in Alberta and are designated learning programs.
Non-credit programs qualify for the Post-Graduation Work Permit.
Yes! These programs qualify for Canada’s study permit and Post-Graduation Work Permit program, as they are designated programs in Alberta.
After you apply:
Fall program applications open on November 1
Example: Fall 2024 applications open November 1, 2023
Applications close 30 days before the program's start date or when the program is full.
Programs range from $6,000 to $10,000 per term. Each program page will list the tuition costs for the program.
The tuition deposit is the same as the cost of the first term of the program. Students are required to pay the Term 1 tuition of their program to secure their spot in the program. Tuition costs can be found on each program page. Once the tuition deposit has been received, accepted students will receive their Letter of Acceptance.
No. The tuition for these programs includes all materials and book costs.
Students have until 30 days before the program’s start date to request a refund minus a $1,000 administrative fee. Refund requests made after this deadline will not be issued a refund for their Term 1 tuition.
Students who have been denied a study permit are the only exception to the above deadline. See the study permit denial section for more.
Students with proof of study permit denial have two options:
Students who have been accepted into their program and paid their Term 1 fees can request a deferral to the next available intake up to 30 days before the program’s start date. Students must submit this request in writing to ContinuingEducation@nait.ca before the deadline to qualify. Late deferral requests will not be accepted.
Students who have been denied a study permit are the only exception to the above deadline. See the study permit denial section for more information.
All students must arrive in Canada in time to start their program on the first day of classes. After the second week of classes, students will be dropped from the program with no refund or opportunity to defer.
These programs are structured as cohorts, meaning students will progress through each program as a group. Students will be enroled into courses by the program area in a set schedule. Class schedules will be determined after enrolment occurs in March each year. General class schedules can be found on each program page.
It is mandatory that students attend 100% of their courses to qualify for completion.
Students who miss courses are required to make up for those missed courses. Students who miss multiple courses may be required to pay additional tuition for these.
Yes! All full-time students in Alberta get basic free health care coverage with Alberta Health Care once they apply for and receive an Alberta Health Care card. Find more information about applying for health care here.
No. Students registered in non-credit programs do not qualify for the NAITSA extended health and dental. IPDC students can select from a variety of extended healthcare providers. Options include (but are not limited to) Alberta Blue Cross, AMA, or SunLife.
No. Students registered in non-credit programs do not qualify for the UPass. If IPDC students require a transit pass, it can be purchased at NAIT’s OneCard office or the NAIT bookstore. Transit passes can also be purchased at most convenience or grocery stores.
NAIT provides many supports and services for international students! Home to hundreds of international students, NAIT is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and supportive space for all students. When you’re a student at NAIT, there are many international services and resources you can access.
NAIT’s International and Intercultural Community Centre (IICC) is NAIT’s hub for international and intercultural community-building, capacity development, outreach and connection. At the IICC, students can access:
International Peer Mentors
International Engagement Events
International Academic Advising
NAIT’s IICC team actively meets with current NAIT students to support and celebrate their learning journey!
NAIT.ca/immigration is an excellent international and immigration resource for prospective and current international NAIT students. Information that can be found here includes:
Post-Graduation Work Permits
Online videos and resources;
Visit nait.ca/immigration to begin your immigration research!
Have you been accepted to NAIT and are planning to travel to Edmonton, Alberta? If so, NAIT offers many helpful resources and information for this exciting journey. Find information about:
Travel tips and tricks
Living in Edmonton
Healthcare in Alberta
We are here to support your journey to Edmonton, Alberta!
Are you interested in joining NAIT? Our NAIT representatives travel around the world, attending education fairs and conducting NAIT seminars. Join us to learn more about studying, working and living in Edmonton, Canada. Come meet with us at:
Online events; or
Connect with one of our Student Ambassadors
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