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Research Analyst Graduate Certificate Program
Frequently Asked Questions

We have intakes in September and January at the Lakeshore campus, and September, January and May at the International Graduate School (IGS) campus.
For more information about the IGS, please visit

The program consists of two academic semesters of approximately 4 months each; after the successful completion of the academic semesters, students complete a 12-week (or 400 hour) work placement in semester three.

The program is available full-time; however, there is the possibility for students to progress through the program on a reduced course load, but certain stipulations apply. Please contact the Program Coordinator, Mary Takacs,, for more information

Yes, students in our program have a variety of academic backgrounds. The program provides students with a broad range of research skills and knowledge, to competitively position them for careers in marketing or social research.

Please review the courses offered by term and course descriptions on our RAP program page

To find out content topics by course outline, please visit the Transfer Options website

For questions regarding financial supports, please visit Student Fees & Financial Resources

Please visit our RAP program page and click on the fees ($) icon for the current fee schedule.

Please contact the Program Coordinator, Mary Takacs,, to ascertain whether you are eligible to apply for transfer credit (for university studies) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) for professional experience.

We have Placement Advisors who work with students in order to help them secure a placement and support them in their career-preparation journey. Students also take a placement and career preparation course to finesse their job-hunting, networking, interviewing, and cover letter and resume writing skills. Additionally, the Placement Advisors obtain a select number of placements, but keep in mind that these are competitive within the program. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged, with the support of our Placement Advisors and other Humber College resources, to seek and secure their own placements.

Depending on the research sector, and the level, duties, and responsibilities of the positions, many of the placements are paid. Bear in mind that others will be unpaid, so students should budget for the third semester accordingly. Please contact our Placement Advisor for more information:

Bhavi Gandhi,

Most students who want to continue seeking a career in the research sector usually are able to secure entry-level positions within the first year after graduation, and many students are able to secure more senior roles. There are a variety of careers that students can secure post-graduation such as: data analyst, data visualization consultant, policy analyst, program evaluator, research assistant, research associate, market researcher, research coordinator, research project manager, qualitative researcher, research grant writer, research consultant, social or market research analyst, survey researcher and business analyst.

Domestic students (those with permanent residency or Canadian Citizens) can apply through

International students can find out about the application process and other pertinent information from Humber’s International Centre.  

Please visit our RAP program page and review the information under Program Availability. It will indicate for which term applications are open, waitlisted, or closed. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible. Our program typically gets waitlisted two months prior to the start of semester.

Please visit Humber’s Academic Calendar to view important dates. 

Please contact the Program Coordinator, Mary Takacs,

For more information regarding placements, please contact Nicole Tonus-Conti, or Khadijah Peters,