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Project Management is a globally recognized profession which provides numerous pathways towards building and developing a successful career. Project Managers provide tangible value within public, private and non-profit organizations around the world. 

A project can be defined as a temporary activity undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. A Project Manager can initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and control as well as close a project as part of their ongoing responsibilities. Typically, a Project Manager works with various levels of management to develop a plan that meets stakeholder expectations and assembles a project team.

Studying project management will provide you with the necessary competencies and skills to work anywhere in the world. The profession is in high demand by top organizations globally, and Yorkville University is your pathway to this dynamic career.  

What is
Project Management?

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Key Duties​

  • Develop a project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Ensure all projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget
  • Organizing and managing a project team
  • Communicating with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure resources are available and allocated
  • Estimating cost and developing a budget
  • Analyzing and managing project risk
  • Monitoring the progress of a project
  • Managing reports

Work Environment​

  • Regular business hours, but may have to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines
  • Office setting, sometimes on site depending on the industry and project
  • Regular and moderate ongoing sensory exertion
  • Minimal physical exertion required
  • Minimal exposure to disagreeable or hazardous working conditions
  • Some travel may be required

According to a study completed by the PM Institute in 2017, the number of project management jobs in Canada will grow from 690,184 in 2017 to 779,828 in 2027, representing a 13% increase. By 2027, global demand for project management will be 87.7 million jobs.


“As opportunities are growing, much of the available talent is reaching retirement age. These factors are creating an extraordinarily positive job outlook for skilled project professionals”. Project Management: Job Growth and Talent Gap, 2017-2027

Professional Certification/Licenses

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMO-RMP)
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

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The average salary for a Canadian PM with a PMP designation is $92,640 CAD. A general PM without a designation can earn an average salary of $84,000, according to payscale.com.


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