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CIM | Chartered Manager Canada is Canada's senior professional association, certification body and academic institute for managers and leaders.

CIM Chartered Managers Canada
Founded1942, Federal Charter 1956



CIM | Chartered Managers Canada was founded in 1942 as the Society of Industrial Methods Engineers and in 1946 became the Canadian Industrial Management Association. It became the Canadian Institute of Management in 1970. In 2016 it became CIM | Chartered Managers Canada to reflect its role as Canada's certifying body for chartered management professionals.

As a Federally Chartered not-for-profit organization, CIM | Chartered Managers Canada operates through and Head Office and 14 chapters across Canada.

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada collaborates with the University of London to offer a dual-credential Global MBA and Chartered Manager program to students in Canada.

The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies provides in-class and online delivery of the Chartered Management Program (CMP).

National Accreditation Framework (NAF)Edit

Through the National Accreditation Framework, CIM | Chartered Managers Canada accredits academic programs within Canadian colleges, polytechnics and universities as meeting the requirements for the Chartered Management Program (CMP) leading to Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) and the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) professional designations.

Certificate in Supervisory Management (CSM)Edit

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada offers a 4-course Certificate in Supervisory Management (CSM) through various partner institutions across Canada consisting of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Managerial Communications
  • Optional Courses (2)

Chartered Management Program (CMP)Edit

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada offers the CMP leading to the Certificate in Management and Administration through various partner institutions across Canada; consisting of the following curriculum:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Managerial Communications
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Optional Courses (4)

Professional DesignationsEdit

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada offers the following post-nominal designations:

  • Certified in Management (C.I.M.)
  • Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.)

Certified in Management (C.I.M.)Edit

The Certified in Management (C.I.M.) designation is awarded upon completion of the 8-course CMP leading to the Certificate in Management and Administration and 24 months of validated professional management experience. The academic requirement for the C.I.M. designation are offered through the CIM and partner institutions across Canada.

Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.)Edit

Chartered Manager is the CIM's senior management qualification and chartered professional designation. It is abbreviated as C.Mgr. and used as a post-nominal to accredited members in good standing. The designation also gives the holders an exclusive right to use the full title of "Chartered Manager" in Canada.

The formation process begins with a recognized undergraduate or graduate degree in management, commerce or business administration. If the candidate has a degree in a field other than management, commerce or business administration they will be required to complete the 8-course Chartered Management Program (CMP) to ensure they have the requisite technical skills. A graduate degree in management will also satisfy this requirement.

Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Management (F.CIM)Edit

The Fellowship Designation is an honorary award to individuals with a record of distinction and achievement in their community, locally, regionally and nationally.

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