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Human Resources Management

Ontario Graduate Certificate
The Business School
Application Program Code 02541
Humber Lakeshore Campus
Two semesters, beginning in September and January

Your Career

People are most organizations' key asset. Yet between the 2001 and 2006 census, the group aged 15 to 24 grew more slowly than the national average of 5.4 per cent and population projections indicate that in about 10 years, Canada may have more people ready to retire than to begin working. Demographics and other factors revolutionizing industry are putting HR professionals on the front lines as Canadian companies vie for a competitive edge. The choices available within human resources are so extensive, your career will remain interesting and challenging for many years. Find a crucial position as a health and safety officer, recruiter, benefits administrator, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator, HRIS administrator, labour relations specialist and HR generalist.

Potential employers include Rogers Media, CIBC, Loblaw, Weston Bakeries, Ontario Government, Peel Regional Police, Home Depot, Deloitte, City of Toronto, Fairmont Hotels, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Siemens and Air Canada.

Our Program

Humber's comprehensive program covers all the key bases in this diverse field, including policies and ethics of the field, theory and practical skills. The expertise, knowledge and management tools you acquire can be applied to any organization. Humber's faculty draw on their many years of hands-on HR experience and expertise to successfully guide students through this program.

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at for up-to-date information.

Work Placement

Get first-hand experience with a four-week field placement (minimum 160 hours required). Placements can be completed on a part-time basis throughout the academic year, or full-time once classes finish at the end of April.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

All courses are accredited by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). This program also prepares graduates for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The HRPA charges a fee to write the National Exam for its CHRP designation. In 2009 that fee was $250.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit our Web site at or refer to the Humber Transfer Guide.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or relevant three-year postsecondary diploma
  • Computer literate with the ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the Internet for research
  • Basic-level accounting courses are recommended
  • If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy in this publication.

Note: Refer to the Selection Procedures for more information

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.


The 2009/2010 fee for two semesters is
- domestic $4,322.85
- international $11,730.

For further information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance in this publication.

Curriculum - Human Resources Management

Semester 1 (19 hours/week)Credits
HRPD 501 HRPD Seminar 1 1
HRPD 504 Labour Economics 3
HRPD 507 Human Resource Management 3
HRPD 508 Compensation 3
HRPD 511 Recruitment and Selection 3
HRPD 513 Occupational Health and Safety 3
HRPD 514 Employment Law 3
Semester 2 (24 hours/week)Credits
HRPD 500 HRM Management Finance 4
HRPD 502 HRPD Seminar 2 1
HRPD 503 Labour Relations 3
HRPD 505 Training and Development 3
HRPD 506 HR Planning 3
HRPD 509 Pension and Benefit Plans 3
HRPD 512 Organizational Behaviour 3
HRPD 515 Field Placement 4

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