Community Economic Development Officer

College Diploma Program Program Duration: 3 Semesters/52 Weeks
Full-time/Part-time Online Academic Year: 2015/2016

This program is available starting every Monday.

Our Program

Your First Nation supports and enhances business in the community, and is always looking for ways to improve communication with the business sector. The Economic Development Officer (EDO) works directly with clients, site selectors and consults to help facilitate business development and the site selection process. The Economic Development Officer  Diploma Program (EDO) provides skills and competencies to help the community businesses grow and prosper in your EDO position and career. Let us be your first point of contact for business development and career advancement.

In this program we will look at Rural Development and Principles, Policies and Management comprehensively addresses the basic concepts, elements, paradigms, determinants, policy instruments strategies, programs and management of rural development.

Students have fifty-two (52) weeks to complete their program requirements, starting from the date of their first course.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED); OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

Fees & Expenses

Tuition fees listed are in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Application Fee: $100.00
  • Textbooks: $975.00
  • Postal Fee: $49.00
  • Tuition Fee: $3,825.00

Total Tuition & Fees: $4,949.00

Your Career

The Economic Development Officer is responsible for continuously developing and maintaining knowledge required to-do the job by understanding, embracing, and contributing to the community’s economic development plan, as an approach towards effective planning, by collaborating effectively to coordinated economic development.

The EDO must be familiar with background materials and information relating to the First Nation Community and the political processes. Must demonstrate a non-political approach to communicate and foster relationships with politicians, elders and community members.

He/ she must use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to perform continuous assessment of economic development needs, including maintaining an inventory of existing businesses, sector activities and current human resources (Labor force) in the community.


2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name
Study Skills Strategies
Office Applications I
Office Applications I
Workplace Safety
General Education Elective I
Semester 2 Course Name
Introducing Economic Development: A Global Perspective
Comparative Economic Development
Classic Theories of Economic Growth and Development
Contemporary Models of Development and Underdevelopment
Population Growth and Economic Development: Causes, Consequences, and Controversies
Urbanization and Rural-Urban Migration: Theory and Policy
Human Capital: Education and Health in Economic Development
Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development
The Environment and Development
Balance of Payments, Debt, Financial Crises, and Stabilization Policies
Finance and Fiscal Policy for Development
Aboriginal Economic Development in Canada
Economic Development Toolkit for First Nations
Semester 3 Course Name
Principles of Economics
Interdependence and the Gains from Trade
The Market Forces of Supply and Demand
The Monetary System
Money Growth and Inflation
Open-Economy Macroeconomics: Basic Concepts
Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
The Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand
Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development

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