Workplace Writing, Certificate | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, Canada
1095 CAD/full
1095 CAD/full
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This Workplace Writing program offered by University of Ottawa focuses on real-world writing, applied skills, and continuous improvement.


What you will learn

This Workplace Writing program offered by University of Ottawa provides a solid foundation to help you plan and structure documents that work and write them with clarity, conciseness, and correctness. Here is a sampling of what you will learn during the program:

  • Demystify grammar and learn to use it as a tool to ensure accuracy as well as correctness
  • Write clearly and precisely
  • Plan your communications
  • Understand your readers and your purpose
  • Structure your documents effectively
  • Modulate your tone
  • Breathe new life into noun-heavy, bureaucratic, abstract prose
  • Edit and proofread your own writing
  • Reduce wordiness
  • Know when plain language is required and how to produce it without “dumbing down”
  • Debunk common myths about writing

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Briefing Notes That Work
  • Grammar Demystified: Building Confidence in Writing
  • Grammar Demystified: Advanced Writing Mechanics
  • The Basics of Business Writing
  • Writing in Plain Language
  • Writing Well 

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





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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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Enrollment is open to everyone.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1095 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 CAD for the full programme
  • National

    1095 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 CAD for the full programme

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 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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