Construction Law, Certificate | Online (optional) | York University | Toronto, Canada
2 months
4495 CAD/full
4495 CAD/full
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The Construction Law course offered by York University will provide a comprehensive understanding of the key issues and potential liability exposures in this high-stakes area is essential.


What you will study

In this Construction Law course offered by York University , join 30+ senior legal and construction professionals to learn what you need to know about crucial construction law concepts, from contract formation to dispute resolution. Developed for the construction industry and legal professionals, this information-packed and highly practical program will highlight real-world situations to enhance learning and provide ample opportunity for questions and class discussion. 

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Various project delivery models in Canada and when to use them, including the roles of key participants
  • Foundations in construction contracts and how to deal with complex issues
  • Bidding and tendering core concepts and advanced principles
  • Crucial construction liens and builders’ liens and trusts concepts and terminology, including the preservation and perfection of liens and the holdback system
  • Tips for dealing with important trends, legal developments and technology impacting the construction and engineering industries
  • Recurrent issues in construction claims
  • Specialized insurance and surety/bonding issues
  • Key occupational health and safety principles and liabilities 
  • Essential labour law principles and special issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 2 months
  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and/or in Canada, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Owners and developers
  • Builders and construction professionals
  • Project managers
  • Contract managers and professionals
  • Operations and facilities professionals
  • Architects
  • Engineers, Consulting Engineers
  • Procurement professionals
  • Construction, municipal and real estate lawyers or legal or business professionals
  • In-house counsel
  • Construction industry consultants
  • Mediators and arbitrators of construction disputes
  • Anyone engaged with construction projects, whether as a project sponsor, manager, risk officer, analyst, auditor or other stakeholder

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4495 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4495 CAD for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    4495 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4495 CAD for the full programme during 2 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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