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Study journalism in Canada

An in-depth guide to studying journalism in Canada as an international student

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  • Don Dickson

    Don Dickson

    St. Thomas University Instructor
    Don Dickson says

    Canada has a lively and free press, including a government-assisted TV and radio broadcaster as well as numerous commercial radio stations, TV networks, and newspapers.

    Studying journalism is Canada is beneficial to international students because they can compare the free pursuit of journalism to the practices in their country. Many news organizations operate in Canada and because of our proximity to the United States, students are also exposed to lively, commercially supported journalism in that country.

    A degree in journalism would benefit international students because good, fair journalism is essential to a democracy and it's important to do it well. All the journalism instructors at St. Thomas have worked as professional journalists in newspapers, radio, or TV.

    I spent 40 years working as a TV journalist in the USA, UK, Mideast, Far East, and Canada. We all pass along not only our experience but our love for and commitment to journalism.

    Good students find careers in journalism. More than a dozen of my former students now work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for example, and others work with the commercial networks.

    Many others have applied their journalistic skills to communications work with the government and with private organizations.

Top journalism programs in Canada

What are the top Journalism Undergraduate programs in Canada?

Bachelor's in journalism in Canada

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    Journalism - BJour/BA (Hons) Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,577 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,383 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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    Journalism - BA Trent University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,341 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,529 CAD

    Start date
    -
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    Journalism - BA St. Thomas University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,472 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,389 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Journalism - BJour Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,664 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,840 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism, Communications - BA Thompson Rivers University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,925 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,724 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in journalism in Canada

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    Communications, Culture, and Journalism Studies (Kelowna Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,870 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Journalism - Dip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,954 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,588 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Master's in journalism in Canada

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    Journalism - MMJ University of Regina, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,233 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,666 CAD

    Start date
    February, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, January
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Diploma in journalism in Canada

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    Journalism - Broadcast - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,664 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in journalism in Canada

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    Broadcast Journalism - Television News - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,327 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,430 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Sports Journalism - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,588 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Journalism - OCGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,669 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Journalism: New Media - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,270 CAD

    Start date
    September
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