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Interested in pursuing a career in the publishing industry? Nearly all new employees who enter the book publishing industry have completed a publishing program. The following links provide information on publishing programs offered in Canada. All are postgraduate programs that usually require an undergraduate degree for admittance.

Simon Fraser University - Summer Publishing Workshops

The SFU Summer Publishing Workshops offer participants the chance to learn from and work with some of North America's top publishing professionals. Each July and August, participants and faculty gather at SFU Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver for immersion and seminar workshops in books, magazines, editing, design, and new media.

Simon Fraser University - Master of Publishing Program

Founded in 1987, Simon Fraser University's Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing (CCSP) is a university/industry initiative dedicated to the development of publishing in Canada and internationally. Our special focus is on books, magazines and electronic media.

Centennial College - Book & Magazine Publishing Certificate

The Book & Magazine Publishing Program at Centennial College is one of the oldest and most prestigious programs of its kind in Canada. Now in its 30th year, the program has won awards and accolades for academic excellence and for the career success of its graduates. This unique post-graduate program specializes in practical, hands-on studies and prepares you for a wide variety of jobs in the exciting world of book and magazine publishing.

Ryerson Polytechnic University - Publishing Certificate

This program teaches the skills necessary to publish books successfully. The program will be of interest to:

  • those who want to enter the publishing industry
  • those who are employed in the publishing industry or in areas where publishing skills are required
  • those who are working as freelancers in publishing-related fields
  • those who wish to upgrade their credentials with a view to career change
Humber College - Creative Book Publishing Graduate Certificate

This graduate certificate program, combining creativity and entrepreneurship, is an opportunity for students interested in book publishing and book-related enterprise. This intense concentration on books will provide an unprecedented knowledge base, and will examine niche publishing, conventional houses, freelance operations, educational publishing, regional publishers, retail and freelancing.