Admission Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Work and Labour

On this page, you will find a guide to submitting an application and next steps for those granted admission to program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Acting Administrator Tabbatha Malouin.

Admission Requirement:

A four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least a B+ average in an undergraduate university degree in a social sciences, humanities, or a relevant discipline. Applicants without these qualifications may be considered for admission with a BA General degree and significant relevant work or volunteer experience in the area of labour issues.

Application Process:

  1. Two confidential Referee Appraisal Forms. These are generated electronically to those listed on your Carleton 360 Application form. Ensure the information is correct and the referees have been informed of their role. Referees should be able to comment on your academic background and aptitude for graduate school.
  2. One copy of Academic Transcripts/Audits from the university or universities you have attended. If you are currently completing your undergraduate degree, upload an interim transcript/audit before the February 1 deadline. Upon recommendation of admission, original official transcripts will be required.
  3. One Statement of Intent outlining your interests and objectives in the Political Economy program. The statement should point to who you are, why you wish to study political economy, what you hope to achieve in our program, and how it can satisfy your own interests.


  1. One Resumé/Curriculum Vitae.
  2. One Writing Sample – a written work or essay that you feel displays your skills as a writer, researcher or thinker.

Refer to the Carleton University graduate calendar for more information concerning general admission procedures.

Still have questions? Contact the IPE Institute Administrator!