McMaster Continuing Education is committed to thoughtful and responsive action to support adult learners in their learning and career lives. We are committed to achieving this through a values-based approach including respect for all, integrity, innovation, evidence-informed decision-making, and accountability. The vision and mission statements guide the work we do through collective aspiration and commitment.
To be a leader in professional, continuing education and lifelong learning by delivering superior learning experiences that transform lives and communities and contribute to societal health and well-being.
Advancing adult learners’ ambitions, transforming careers, and enriching communities through educational excellence, innovation, inclusion, and partnerships.
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Online Programs and Courses
We offer a wide range of online learning options for adult learners, employers, industry, community, organizations and more.
We offer a variety of flexible services to support our students’ busy lives and demands. These include career, mental health support services and more.
What else does McMaster Continuing Education offer?
Work with our team of experts in educational practices and skills training to provide your organization with a superior educational experience and develop a program that fits your organizational needs.
- Experts in designing and delivering innovative online, virtual and blended learning modules and courses
- Industry expertise in adult education practices and skills training
- Beautiful rooms in downtown Hamilton to rent for your next workshop, conference or team meeting
- Proven experience in partnership
- No- and low-cost community programming
Map and Directions
McMaster Continuing Education is located at One James North (OJN) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
OJN is located on James Street North, between King and King William streets.
Take Hwy #403 to the Main St W/Hamilton Regional Rd 8 exit. Follow Main Street W to James Street S. Turn left onto James Street S.
Take the QEW to Nikola Tesla Blvd. Take exit 90 from QEW. Continue straight onto Nikola Tesla Blvd. Continue onto Industrial Dr. Continue onto Burlington Street Overpass, then turn left onto Wellington Street N. Turn right onto Cannon Street E, turn left onto James Street N.
Take the #403 E to Main Street W/Hamilton Regional Rd 8. Take the exit toward Ontario 8/Main Street E. Follow Main Street W/Hamilton Regional Rd 8 to James Street S. Turn left onto James Street S.
There are numerous parking lots surrounding One James North. Please visit this interactive map for parking and transit options.
There are many HSR bus routes servicing the area around One James North. The MacNab Transit Terminal is less than 300 meters from our location.
The Hamilton GO Centre (train station and bus terminal) is conveniently located three blocks from McMaster Continuing Education. There are also GO bus pick-up locations on King St., in close proximity to One James North.
COVID-19 Information and Updates
McMaster University is deeply committed to supporting our community during the rapid changes taking place worldwide due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). These frequently asked questions are specific to McMaster University Continuing Education students. We will continue to update the FAQs as needed. McMaster Continuing Education wishes each of you health and wellness as we navigate to easier and more confident times.
If you are a McMaster Continuing Education student who is learning entirely remotely and there is no expectation to attend campus for any reason, you are strongly encouraged but not required to upload proof of vaccination to the MacCheck digital tool, unless you plan on accessing the campus or a McMaster-affiliated site. If you decide to take an in-person course in a future semester, you must upload proof of vaccination to the MacCheck digital tool before enrolling
For McMaster university-wide updates, please visit covid19.mcmaster.ca.
Frequently Asked Questions
McMaster Continuing Education’s One James Street North building is closed until further notice. If you have a question or inquiry please contact one of our Information Specialists by visiting our Contact Us page.
All current courses are offered in Online and Virtual Classroom formats and will remain in this format until the end of the calendar year. Any information beyond the current calendar year is to be determined.
All online courses will continue as scheduled.
If you are a McMaster Continuing Education student who is learning entirely remotely and there is no expectation to attend campus for any reason, you are strongly encouraged but not required to upload proof of vaccination to the MacCheck digital tool, unless you plan on accessing the campus or a McMaster-affiliated site. If you decide to take an in-person course in a future semester, you must upload proof of vaccination to the MacCheck digital tool before enrolling.
There is no disruption to services. McMaster Continuing Education staff are doing their very best to support you while they are working remotely from home. However, the in-person services will be impacted until staff physically return to the office.
All McMaster Continuing Education courses and programs are offered online until further notice. Online courses can be completed from abroad and you would not be required to come to Canada for any part of the program.
Future offerings of in-person courses have yet to be determined. For further information regarding study permits or PGWP, please contact Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Please visit our Contact Us page and we will be happy to assist you. Our regular business hours, which are Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.