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Professional Communication in the                 Canadian Workplace

When English is Your Second Language

Learn How to Succeed in the Canadian Workplace

Admission Requirements



The Professional Communication in the Canadian Workplace program ​is an open enrolment program that serves the learning needs of working adults interested in improving their professional communication skills. Potential students will not be required to apply to the program for admission; however, students who wish to enter the program must:

  • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent; or
  • Be a mature student as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University


In order to ensure that students have the basic capabilities necessary to be successful in their courses, they are required to have the following pre-requisite knowledge and/or skills:

  • Knowledge and skills with general computer applications, such as keyboarding, file management, video talks, and word processing;
  • Familiarity with internet browsers and web surfing
  • English Language Proficiency requirements: Completion of TOEFL exam with minimum acceptable score of IBT: 86 overall with minimum score of 20 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening) valid for 2 years OR reside in an English speaking country for at least four years OR upon recommendation/approval of supervisor