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Masters Certificate in Project Management (Victoria and Vancouver)

Join over 12,000 leaders nationwide who selected this program to advance their careers
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The Masters Certificate in Project Management (MCPM) provides a fast-track, in-depth approach to the delivery of project management training. Canadian in its roots and location, it recognizes the shortage of time which most project managers face.

Offered in Spring and Fall, this 9 module, 18 day program is developed around the latest edition of the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (The PMBOK®). Cases studies, lectures, simulations, in-class exercises and discussions teach you timely, pertinent topics while giving you the chance to apply the teaching to your real life projects.

Space is limited so please register soon to avoid dissapointment.


Program Overview

    9 Course Modules - 18 days over 4.5 months

    Upcoming Victoria Programs:

  • October 3, 2017 - February 22, 2018
  • February 6, 2018 - June 9, 2018

    Upcoming Vancouver Programs: 

  • October 4, 2017 - February 24, 2018
  • February 7, 2018 - June 11, 2018

    Program Fee: $8,100 (plus G.S.T.) Includes nine module program tuition, all teaching materials, iPad Air 2, lunches and refreshments.  Note that our programs are management development courses and do not qualify for personal tax exemption from CRA

    Provides over 120 hours of in-depth PM education - much more than the 35 contact hours required to write the Project Management Professional (PMP)®  exam

    Attendees of this program who are PMPs are entitled to 126 Professional Development Units (PDUs)®  from the Project Management Institute upon completion.


Take the next step to advance your Project Management career:

MCPM Program Director Overview

Results and (PMP) Preparedness


92.3% of past participants in post program survey reported that the program had a positive impact on their careers. 97.4% improved the way they perform as project managers.

Upon completion of the program, you'll be ready and able to write the Project Management Professional (PMP)® final exam (provided you meet the eligibilty requirements specified by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. With both certificates, your career potential in project management knows no boundaries!

Statistics from our partners at Schulich School of Business noted a 44.2% chose to write a PMP® exam, 95.5% of them passed it on the first try and the rest passed it the second time.

Assignments, Exam and Simulation

A short assignment is handed out after each module, creating about an hour of homework over the two weeks between classes. These assignments tie the whole  program together and help prepare for the project simulation you will run through at the end of the program. An exam is administered at the end of the program.

  “I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in pursuing the project management field. It was challenging, very informative, and has inspired me to continue with this new path."

- Dan Germishuys, Technician, Shaw Communications

  This is a great course if you really want to learn project management by doing. The case study that runs throughout the course translates learning into practical application which reinforces the learning. It is also a great introduction to higher level management/business courses.”

- Victoria Smith, Special Projects and Sustainability Manager, Strathcona Regional District

  This course gave me the “why” to all the various leadership, planning, monitoring, and even operations plans that I deal with on a constant basis. MCPM weaves all these threads into a coherent fabric that leadership can use to propel their organizations to the next level.”

- Jason Cheney, Commanding Officer, DND

“Absolutely fantastic. Taking the course has resulted in my career taking an rewarding new path in project management.”

- Jeff Nordick, Federated Insurance Company of Canada

“Absolutely fantastic. Taking the course has resulted in my career taking an rewarding new path in project management.”

- Jeff Nordick, Federated Insurance Company of Canada

“Absolutely fantastic. Taking the course has resulted in my career taking an rewarding new path in project management.”

- Jeff Nordick, Federated Insurance Company of Canada

  MCPM taught me the science behind project Management and “why” to many of the tools commonly used. Class sessions provided immediate application opportunities to my roles as a project manager."

- Matthew Cronmiller, Manager of Facilities Capital Construction, Island Health


  Taking this program after having led a number of projects helped me put the work I had been doing in better perspective and prepared me to take the next step in leading projects.”

Robert Stewart, Manager, Dispatch Training, Development & QI, BC Emergency Health Services

  This program provides excellent value both through its content and the way it is structured. Great topics, instructors and very good opportunities to share experience and knowledge with other participants.”

Laura Stoicescu, PMP, Project Manager, Fraser Stream Software

  The MCPM was great opportunity to learn from educated professionals in the fields and collaborate with team members of very different backgrounds to provide a fantastic learning experience.”

- Muhammad Azam, CEO, Project Native

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MCPM Spring 2017 Graduating class


Tuition Assistance

Did you know there are grants available to businesses to offset training costs for individual employees and for in-company training for groups?

Many participants are eligible to receive funding through the Work BC Job Grant (up to 2/3rd's of a course tuition fee). Please click here to see if you are eligible:

BC Job Grant


We want to hear what training you need. Help us schedule programs and courses you want to take by filling out our quick survey:



The program is offered in partnership with:

Please email, call 250-721-6429 or send us your inquiry and a representative of Executive Programs will get in touch with you.

Did you know?

We are a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)® with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Project Managers with their PMP® designation can earn Professional Development Units (PDU's) through a number of our short term training courses to maintain their PMP® credential:

Convenient modules to fit your schedule:

The Masters Certificate course format appreciates the severe time limitations of today’s corporate employees and encourages active learning. The majority of this program is delivered in 2 or 3 day modules every second week! (Please contact for a Spring 2018 schedule).

Course Name




1. Program Introduction


Oct. 3, 2017

Oct. 4, 2017

2. Project Planning and Control


Thursday – Saturday,
Oct. 19 – 21, 2017

Sunday – Tuesday,
Oct. 22 – 24, 2017

3. Project Quality


Wednesday – Thursday,
Nov. 1 – 2, 2017

Friday – Saturday,
Nov. 3 – 4, 2017

4. Procurement & Contracting Management


Wednesday – Thursday,
Nov. 15 – 16, 2017

Friday – Saturday,
Nov. 17 – 18
, 2017

5. Leadership, Communication and Stakeholder Management


Wednesday – Thursday,
Dec. 6 – 7, 2017

Friday – Saturday,
Dec. 8 – 9, 2017

6. Effective Project Cost Management


Wednesday – Thursday,
Jan. 3 – 4, 2018

Friday – Saturday,
Jan. 5 – 6, 2018

7. Assessing & Managing Project Risk


Wednesday – Thursday,
Jan. 17 – 18, 2018

Friday – Saturday,
Jan, 19 - 20, 2018

8. Filling in the Gaps &
Final Exam


Wednesday – Thursday,
Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2018

Friday – Saturday,
Feb. 2 – 3, 2018

9.  Project Simulation


Wednesday – Thursday,
Feb. 21 – 22, 2018

Friday – Saturday,
Feb. 23 – 24, 2018


Module 1: Program Introduction (1 day)

What you will learn:
  • Overview of the knowledge areas of project management as defined by the Project Management Institute® and others
  • Introduction to the project simulation to be used throughout the program
  • Delivery of tools and technology to be used throughout the program
  • Discussion and exercise around team leadership and effectiveness

Module 2: Project Planning and Control (3 days)

What you will learn:
  • How to form a project team, scope projects and manage within a matrix environment
  • Developing detailed and high-level project management plans
  • Creating activity-based network diagrams and working with the critical path
  • Understanding earned value management
  • Meeting stakeholder requirements with various control strategies

Module 3: Project Quality Management (2 days)

What you will learn:
  • Quality: defined and measured
  • The basic process for achieving quality
  • How preventive quality action dramatically reduces project cost
  • Reducing total cost of quality through problem solving
  • Overcoming obstacles to front-end planning and achieving results

Module 4: Procurement and Contracting Management (2 days)

What you will learn:
  • Procurement and solicitation planning
  • Solicitation and negotiation principles
  • Source selection
  • Contract close-out and contract law

Module 5: Leadership, Communication and Stakeholder Management (2 days)

What you will learn:
  • Understanding communication dynamics and your communication style
  • Team development: understanding yourself, stakeholders and team members
  • Linking team life cycle stages with project communication needs
  • The impact of change curve stages on your project team and stakeholders
  • Building a communication plan and templates for your project
  • Communication strategies for virtual teams

Module 6: Effective Project Cost Management (2 days)

What you will learn:
  • Cost estimating: micro versus macro
  • Resource planning, budgeting and cost control
  • Earned value concepts
  • Fixed, variable and unit costs
  • Status reporting

Module 7: Assessing and Managing Project Risk (2 days)

What you will learn:
  • Project risk management framework
  • Risk management in project planning and execution
  • Quantitative and team facilitation techniques to identify risks and responses
  • Utilizing decision trees and expected monetary value
  • Applying techniques such as Delphi method and Monte Carlo simulation

Module 8: Filling in the Gaps and Final Exam (2 days)

What you will learn:

Review of complex issues in scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications and risk management

  • Review all areas covered in the program to-date
  • The PMBOK® Guide as a complete unit
  • Preparing for the masters certificate final exam
  • Preparing for the PMP® certification examination
  • Review question styles to improve your chances of success
  • Final exam spanning all program material (marks to be handed out the same day)

Module 9: Project Simulation (2 days)

What you will learn:
In project simulation, all participants apply their learning to propose, plan, execute and deliver a full-scale realistic project in teams


Many graduates tell us that this is the best part of the whole program.  It serves to pull it all together – all of the knowledge, tools, techniques and relationships coming together to complete the program and the student’s tool kit.

Students have been working on the project simulation throughout the program and now they will execute the project – a unique, exciting and somewhat stressful experience. Just like real life.

*Please note the delivery order of modules 3-7 can vary from program to program

PMI's Talent Triangle

PMI Talent Triangle
The program is offered in partnership with:

Project Management practitioners and gifted teachers deliver intensive learning experience with proven results


Don Ball, PMP
Project Management Centre

Christine Beaulieu, PMP
Gestion Christine Beaulieu Inc

Clément Beaumont, MBA, PMP

Douglas B. Boebinger, PMP

Robert Broadbent, PMP
Atocrates Project Education and Research

Michel Cambron, PMP

Gladys Carroll, PMP
Leadership Advantage Corp.

Louise Chalupiak, B.Ed, M.Ed, PMP, CHRP

Chip Clark

Roy Cook, PMP
Atocrates Project Education and Research

Benoit De Grâce, PMP

Ariel Deluy, PMP

Claude Emond, PMP

Qualiscope Inc.

Roxanne Fast, CMA, PMP
Willow Bridge (Alberta) Inc.

Tom Flynn

Celine Goodine, PMP
Goodine Hellberg Consultant Services

Julie Grabb, PMP
J.A.G. Associates

Jeff Henry, MBA, PMP
Sinora International Research & Consulting Inc.

Gilles Lalonde, MBA
Qualitum Gestion-conseil

Douglas D. Land
Lobstick Project Solutions Inc.

Bud Lush, PMP
Atocrates Project Education and Research

John McIlroy

Karen Noftall

Quality Matters Inc.

Jim Ouellette, PMP
Atocrates Project Education and Research

Wally Peech, PMP
Earned Value Management Services Inc.

Kathryn Pottruff, PMP
Global Projectives Inc

Vicky Salisbury, PMP

Alan Williams
AJW Project Management and Consulting Inc.

Project Management Training Victoria and Vancouver

"Our seminar leaders are working professionals like you who are able to apply real-world experiences to their teaching. They are top industry professionals and leading independent consultants specializing in project management, and have experience managing large-scale projects."

David Barrett, National Program Director
Schulich Executive Education Center, Schulich School of Business, York University


The program is offered in partnership with:
Please email, call 250-721-6429 or send us your inquiry and a representative of Executive Programs will get in touch with you.

What participants say about the Masters Certificate in Project Management

Participant Perspective: Karen and Brent


Participant Perspective: Rob


“The Masters Certificate in Project Management was extremely well presented..."

“The Masters Certificate in Project Management was extremely well presented by seasoned facilitators with extensive project management expertise, particularly in the knowledge areas they presented. It provided me with a firm foundation to go one step further and subsequently achieve my PMP® designation.

I now view projects from a much more disciplined perspective, recognizing the benefits of approaching them from the PMBOK framework. Although not in the job market at present, I have noticed a number of key position postings which either require, or will give special consideration to, candidates who have the MCPMP and/or PMP® designations.

‘Life is a project,’ and the Gustavson Business program really helped me to view projects objectively and methodically and to apply the principals of project management, as the project requires. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Marie Sturman, PMP

“My clients and project sponsors understand the importance of getting things done right..."

“My clients and project sponsors understand the importance of getting things done right the first time and are willing to use the concepts learned in your courses. People have asked me to put on a quick project management overview for their work sections. It is great to see how they recognize you as an expert!

The training has brought all the previous ‘ad hoc’ jumbled project management processes learned on the job to a coherent framework that can be used no matter what the size or complexity of the project.

The course reference material, the suggested web pages, and other documentation form unlimited source material to draw upon to make your project successful. An incredible foundation to grow your PM skills!”

John Gallimore, Ministry of Forests, Government of BC

Start writing your own success story!

Please email, call 250-721-6429 or send us your inquiry and a representative of Executive Programs will get in touch with you.

Program Locations


Vancouver Island Technology Park

Collaboration Centre Conference Room

#2201 - 4464 Markham Street
Victoria, BC V8Z 7X8





Cotto Training Venue
(above Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria)
Second Floor, 6011 Hastings Street 
Burnaby, BC V5B 1R8

Parking: There is ample free parking in the lot just west of the restaurant (at the intersection of Hastings & Stratford), in the lot just behind the restaurant to the north and street parking too.




The program is offered in partnership with:
Please email, call 250-721-6429 or send us your inquiry and a representative of Executive Programs will get in touch with you.

While the MCPM program is a part-time, non-credit program and is not eligible for assistance through Student Aid BC student loans, there are a number of grants awards and discounts available to our participants.

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant

Did you know the CJG is available to businesses to offset training costs for individual employees and for in-company training for groups?

This employer-driven, cost-sharing program, covers up to two-thirds of the cost of training an employee, to a maximum of $10,000 per participant, per fiscal year and can help you offset the expense of employee training and boost the effectiveness of your workforce.

How can it help me?

The Canada-BC Job Grant helps employers invest in their workforce and equip workers with the skills they need to make a business succeed. Employers can use the Canada-BC Job Grant to upgrade skills of a current employee or to train a new worker. It can be applied to a range of costs - from exams, textbooks and software to tuition and student fees. You choose the type of training that best suits your business needs. See more at:

Frequently asked questions

1. What is the Canada-B.C. Job Grant?

The Canada-BC Job Grant is a skills training program aimed at supporting the training of British Columbians for available jobs, assisted by employers participating meaningfully as partners in the skills training system and sharing the associated costs. Employers can receive up to two-thirds of the eligible cost of training for current and future employees, to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per eligible participant per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) (each a “Grant”); employers must contribute the remainder (at least one-third). For example, if an employer is seeking training valued at $1,500 per participant, the Grant will provide $1,000 and the employer will contribute $500.

The Canada-BC Job Grant is funded through the Canada-BC Job Fund Agreement and administered through the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training (“Ministry”).

2. Who is eligible to apply for the grant?

All individual employers or organizations acting on behalf of employers (e.g. employer consortia, union halls, industry associations and training coordinators), in the private and not-for-profit sectors in BC are  eligible to apply for the Grant to help fund training for jobs located within BC. First Nations organizations are also eligible. The employer or organization must not be a public sector organization. The employer must be a business registered or operating in British Columbia.

3. Can an individual apply for a grant directly?

No. Employers must apply for the Grant on behalf of their current or future employees.  An individual should work with an employer if they are interested in receiving training under the program.

4. Are individuals who are not yet employees eligible for training under the grant?

Yes. An employer may seek funding to upgrade the skills of a current employee or to train an individual for a future job. In the latter case, the employer must have a job available for the participant once the training has been completed.

5. Are self-employed individuals eligible for training under the grant?

Yes. Self-employed individuals and sole proprietorships can apply on their own behalf.

6. Are co-op students and interns eligible for training under the grant?

Yes, if the employer (not the student or intern) is paying the portion of the training not covered by the Grant and if the employer will be hiring the participant when the training is complete, then the student or intern is eligible.

7. Are high school students eligible for training under the grant?

High school students are generally not eligible, although there may be exceptions. Individuals must be at least 15 years of age to participate.  Only training costs associated with the non-high school portion of training would be eligible.  Any programs currently available without cost cannot be supported with Canada-BC Job Grant funds (e.g. Adult Basic Education or Adult Graduation Diploma Programs available through post-secondary institutions or online). As with all applications, the employer would have to cover the cost of training and would have to provide the participant with a job at the end of training.

8. Are contract workers eligible for training under the Grant?

Contracted employees are eligible if the employer pays for at least 1/3 of the training and there is a job available once the training has been completed.

9. Are temporary foreign workers eligible for training under the Grant?

No. Participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (as designated under the Canada Immigration and Refugee Protection Act) entitled to work in Canada and holding a valid work permit.

10. Are participants required to be BC residents?

There is no residency requirement per se. However, the employer must have employees in BC and the specific job the participant is trained for must be located in BC.

Training Requirements

1. What training costs are eligible for the grant?

Eligible training costs include:

  • tuition fees or fees charged by a third-party training provider;
  • mandatory student fees;
  • fees for textbooks, software and other required materials; and
  • examination fees.

Purchase of software must be directly related to training; i.e. a requirement for participation in the course.  The Grant cannot be used to purchase software for a business.

Applicable taxes charged on these items are considered eligible training costs. Employers intending to claim GST on their training costs should consult with their accountant for tax advice.

2. What types of training are covered by the grant?

The Grant works on the premise that the employer is in the best position to understand the skills needs of their business. A wide range of training is therefore eligible under the Grant. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Literacy and Essential Skills training;
  • Specialized or technical training, including short term certificates; and
  • Management or business training.

Mandatory training for new employees is eligible under the Grant.

All training:

  • should meet a business need of the business (training that is for personal interest is excluded); and,
  • must be delivered by a third-party trainer that is independent of the employer and whose main business activity is to provide training (including but not limited to universities, community colleges, career colleges, industry associations, trade union training centres, and private trainers).

Training can take place in a variety of settings, including classroom, workplace or online.

3. Are conferences or seminars eligible as training?

The employer determines the kind of training the employee requires. Conferences and seminars are eligible as long as the other eligibility criteria are satisfied and costs are eligible.

4. Is in-house training eligible?

Training that takes place in-house and is taught by an employee is not eligible. Training that takes place at the work site and is delivered by a third-party trainer, however, is eligible. If the trainer incurs travel costs to deliver the in-house training, these travel costs are considered part of the training fee and are therefore eligible costs. However, these costs must be included in tuition or fees charged to the employer as they will not be reimbursed separately.

5. Can my employees participate in training outside of BC?

The trainer/training must be located in BC. Training outside of BC may be eligible if the employer can demonstrate, in advance, that the training is not offered or not available in BC. Any travel costs associated with attending such training are not eligible.

6. Is there a list of approved training institutions eligible for grant funding?

No.  The employer may choose the specific trainer that meets their business needs.  However, all trainers must be third-party trainers in BC that meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be independent of the employer.
  • The training organization’s or individual’s main business activity must be to provide training.
  • Must not create a conflict or a perceived conflict.

All BC Public Post-Secondary institutions are eligible.
All Organizations run by BC’s School Districts are eligible.
All registered BC private post-secondary institutions are eligible.
All unions and industry associations that provide training are eligible.

Trainers outside of BC are eligible if the employer can demonstrate, in advance, that the training is not offered or not available in BC.

7. How can I find the right training options for my employees?

The Province is partnering with organizations to help employers assess skills needs and develop training plans. Visit the Delivery Partner Program webpage to find the list of available delivery partners. Please note that the involvement of a “Delivery Partner” is at no cost to the employer.

Grant Amount

1. Is there a $10,000 government contribution limit per Grant Application?

No, the $10,000 government contribution limit is per individual to be trained per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). The maximum government contribution is 2/3 of the cost of training to a maximum of $10,000 per individual per fiscal year. If employers have multiple individuals to be trained, they may apply for multiple Grants on a single Employer Application Form.

2. Is there a limit on how many employees can get a grant or a cap on the overall dollar value in grants a business can access?

There is currently no maximum number of employees from any one business that can access the Grant, nor a cap on the overall dollar value of Grants that any one business can receive (subject to available funds). The maximum government contribution is 2/3 of the cost of training to a maximum of $10,000 per individual per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). If an employer has received a Grant in the past, they are still eligible for additional Grants if they have fulfilled all requirements of the previous Grant agreement to date at the time of applying for the subsequent Grant. The Province reserves the right to set additional limits in the future.

3. Is the Canada-BC Job Grant considered business income that would need to be declared for tax purposes?

Employers should consult their accountant for tax advice.

4. Do people who have their tuition paid from the Canada-BC Job Grant have to pay tax?

One of the requirements of the Canada-B.C. Job Grant program is a guarantee by employers that a supported participant will complete the training that has been proposed. If this does not occur, the employer will not be eligible to receive reimbursement for training and will be required to repay any training funds already allocated under the program.

5. Can an employer get more than one Grant for a single employee requiring various types of training?

A single participant may participate in multiple training programs. However, the maximum Grant amount an individual can receive per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31)  is $10,000.

6. What if the participant does not complete the training?

If a participant does not complete the training and the trainer reimburses the employer for all or any portion of this participant’s fees or costs, this funding will be considered to be an overpayment payable to or offset by the Province. If the trainer will not reimburse the employer for the expense, depending on the circumstances, both the employer and the participant may not be eligible for future Canada-BC Job Grant funding. 

7. Can I apply for other government funding to cover the cost of training?

You may not be in receipt of funding from another government program that duplicates the costs you are requesting through the Canada-BC Job Grant application.

8. What should I do if the cost of the training is in US dollars?

If the cost of the training is in a currency other than Canadian, you must enter the amount on the Application form in Canadian dollars.  This will be the maximum amount that you will be entitled to receive as reimbursement should your Application be approved.  The Ministry will use receipts submitted in another currency to calculate the reimbursement based on the value of the Canadian dollar at time of payment of the Training.  If the amount, due to currency fluctuations, is greater than the approved amount, the employer assumes the risk and is responsible for any expenses incurred above the approved amount.

Application Process

1. As an employer, how do I apply for a Grant?

After reviewing the eligibility criteria, electronically complete the Employer Application form and submit to the Ministry.  If the Application is approved, each individual who is to receive training must also electronically complete a Participant Information form. The Participant Information form must be submitted for each participant with or in advance of the employer’s claim for reimbursement. If a Participant Information form is not submitted, the employer will not be reimbursed for training expenses incurred for that participant.

2. How long does the Grant approval process take?

Employers will normally be notified of a decision within 30 days of submitting a completed application package.

3. What happens if I am approved and I need to make changes to what was proposed in the application?

Changes to start and end dates of training programs are permitted, as long as the training starts within the same fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) as set out in the application. Your approved costs may change as long as the costs are eligible and do not exceed the approved amounts per individual or in total. Please contact the Ministry if the start date of your program is moved to a different fiscal year than your originally approved application.

4. How does an employer apply for reimbursement of training costs?

The employer can submit a reimbursement package following the start of a training program. If there is more than one training program set out in the application, and these programs have different start dates, a reimbursement package can be submitted following the start of training for each program. The reimbursement package forms will be provided by the Ministry.

5. What conditions must be met for the Grant to be paid?

Before reimbursement is made, the employer must pay for the approved training; the participant(s) must start the training; and, a reimbursement package must be submitted by the employer to the Ministry.  If there is more than one training program set out in the application, and these programs have different start dates, a reimbursement package can be submitted following the start of training for each program. This package must include itemized receipts for approved expenses being claimed and a Participant Information form for each participant receiving training.  Reimbursement payments will normally be made between 30 and 60 days following receipt of the reimbursement package.  Payments made are conditional on the employer meeting the obligations outlined in their Grant agreement.

6. Can training begin before the Grant application is received?

No. An employer cannot apply for a Grant toward training that has already begun BEFORE an application is received by the Ministry. The Ministry requires 30 days to process an application; if training begins after a Grant application is received by the Ministry but before the application is approved, the employer is liable for all training related costs should all or any portion of their application be denied.

7. Will the employer be given a Grant agreement to sign?

The application itself contains information provided by the employer along with terms and conditions that will form a part of the agreement with the Ministry which comes into existence automatically upon the employer receiving a notice of Grant approval from the Ministry.  No separate Grant agreement will be provided to the employer for signature.  It is therefore very important that employers carefully read all of these terms and conditions, and seek clarification from the Ministry regarding any questions they may have, before submitting a Grant application.

For more information, contact the Ministry at

Group Discounts

When three or more team members from the same organization register for this program at the same time, they save 10% each on tuition. Seating is limited so register today! Please fill out the online registration form and select 10% group discount as the payment option.

Annual PMI-VI Education Award

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the PMI-VI® Vancouver Island Education Award.

This $1000 award is made available annually by the Vancouver Island chapter of the Project Management Institute to help offset tuition costs for the Masters Certificate in Project Management program. The award also includes a one-year local and national PMI® membership.

Award Criteria

The award is open to any resident of Vancouver Island who is pursuing, or desiring to pursue, a career in the field of project management, and who would be unable to participate in the Masters Certificate in Project Management Program without the assistance of this $1000 award. The funds must be used within one year of the award being granted. Find out more about the award.

Application Process

Applicants are required to provide a 250 - 500 word essay detailing their interest in project management and need for financial support.

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2017 award. The current award application deadline is March 31, 2018, and the successful applicant may apply the award to tuition in the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 programs.

Apply now by filling out the application form and submitting by email to Executive Programs. (Tecnical issues with form - Please note, if you are using Google Chrome or Firefox, the auto send button at the end of the application form will appear greyed out due to the internal default PDF viewers that come with these browsers. To enable this feature, please either download Reader and then disable your internal PDF viewer, save your completed form to your computer and email it to or, alternatively, use Internet Explorer).

PMI Local Chapter Membership Discount

Members of the local chapters of PMI (PMI Vancouver Island and the PMI Canadian West Coast Chapter) prior to registration in the MCPM will also receive a 10% ($850.50) discount on the tuition fee for this program.

Simply indicate that you are a member in the 'Notes' section of the registration form and email us a copy of your PMI membership card or dues receipt.

Contact: University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson, School of Business
   PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC V8W 2Y2, Canada
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