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Environmental Land Management – Canadian Context

Contribute to healthy, inclusive, and sustainable communities through environmental land management and planning. This is the only post-grad program of its kind in Ontario.

Program Information

Start Date

May 05, 2025

Domestic Availability

Closed

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

ELM

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Location

Frost Campus

Program Contact

Geoff Clark

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$8733.07 per semester*

International Tuition

$9329.73 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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Our graduate certificate will turn your passion for creating more liveable, sustainable communities into a career in Canada’s environmental sector.

Throughout this intense program you will gain:

  • Expertise in supporting the planning development of lands according to municipal, provincial and federal legislation and industry standards/procedures
  • Practical experience in conducting environmental assessments and environmental impact studies
  • Knowledge of industry standards for collection and analysis of water and soil samples in the field to aid in the study and modelling of environmental problems
  • The ability to present spatial information using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications
  • Project management skills as well as negotiation, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills to achieve goals within land use development projects and associated plans

This high demand skill set will prepare graduates for a wide variety of settings in the public, private or non-profit sectors. This program is specifically designed to support students transitioning into the Canadian environment.

You will complete a comprehensive applied project in the final semester, which is intended to meet all current and relevant legislations and standards.

Graduates have the skills to work in the planning and development industry within Ontario and beyond in roles of assistant or junior planner positions in career areas such as:

  • Municipal land use planning
  • Urban planning
  • Parks and recreation planning
  • Transit planning
  • Environmental planning
  • Management consultancy

*Note that students will not be awarded Registered Professional Planner (RPP) or Certified Planning Technician (CPT) designations through this Fleming College program.

The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is an option available to students in this program. To qualify for an IPD, you must take and successfully complete a series of required Indigenous Studies courses as well as participate in a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences. Your transcript will indicate the IPD upon graduation, a designation that provides you with a comprehensive understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions to our shared society within the context of your program of study. The IPD provides a valuable skill set sought after in today's employment sector.

  • Support the development of plans according to relevant municipal, provincial and federal legislation and industry standards and/or procedures.
  • Conduct environmental assessments and environmental impact studies according to relevant municipal, provincial and federal legislation and industry standards and/or procedures.
  • Communicate spatial information using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications to inform decision making in the environmental planning process.
  • Explain environmental policy and planning intentions in a clear and professional manner to various audiences.
  • Apply negotiating, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills to achieve goals within land use development projects and associated plans.
  • Recognize and adhere to the unique planning processes of Indigenous communities as related to municipal, provincial, and federal legislation.
  • Develop a variety of land use and environmental plans using project management tools and principles to achieve project goals and timelines.
  • Apply industry standard procedures for collecting and analyzing water and soil samples in the field to aid in the study and modelling of environmental problems.
  • Assess the Canadian landscape for the presence of at-risk species and habitats requiring conservation efforts in accordance with industry and government standards.
  • Apply computer file management principles to organize the statistical and geospatial information required for complex decision-making related to environmental planning.
  • Integrate a broad knowledge of the Canadian environment, landscape, economic geography, and political systems to inform land use management decisions.

Students applying to Environmental Land Management – Canadian Context must meet the following requirements:

  • A University degree or College diploma in a related field such as biology, ecology, geography, geoscience, engineering, or a related discipline.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline.
  • The program is offered face-to-face (Nathan campus).
Transfer Credit
  • 40 credit points out of a 160 credit point degree.
  • Review the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Griffith University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Griffith University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Program Code: EMT

Ontario College Diploma

Frost Campus

September 2024, January 2025, September 2025, January 2026

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