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Humber’s comprehensive Human Resources Management graduate certificate program covers all the key functions in this diverse field, including employment law, labour relations, training and development, pension and benefit plans, occupational health and safety, compensation, recruitment and selection. The expertise, knowledge and management skills you acquire can be applied to any organization. Humber’s faculty draw on their many years of hands-on human resources experience and expertise to successfully guide you through this program.

The first of its kind in Canada, our program is in high demand because it prepares you to work in all areas of human resources. Core concepts are studied in a classroom setting and applied in a work placement to help you gain a practical understanding of human resources.

In two semesters, you will gain the knowledge, skills and experience to become a highly marketable human resources professional. Our program offers a comprehensive exploration of all the core components of the field including its power to influence key business decisions.

Professional Accreditations

This program is approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) as meeting the course-work component for eligibility to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 - the exam requirement for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The HRPA charges a fee to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE) for its CHRP designation.


Semester 1
• BISM 5000: Computer Analytic Skills
• HRM 5000: HRPD Seminar 1
• HRM 5003: Human Resources Management
• HRM 5004: Compensation
• HRM 5005: Recruitment and Selection
• HRM 5006: Occupational Health and Safety
• HRM 5007: Employment Law
• HRM 5008: Organizational Behaviour

Semester 2
• HRM 5500: HRM Management Finance
• HRM 5501: HRPD Seminar 2
• HRM 5502: Labour Relations
• HRM 5503: Training And Development
• HRM 5504: Human Resources Planning
• HRM 5505: HR Business Project
• HRM 5506: Pension And Benefit Plans
• WORK 5508: Field Placement

Work Placement

Get first-hand experience with a four-week work placement (minimum 160 hours required).

Your Career

People are organizations’ most important assets. Changing demographics and other factors revolutionizing industry are putting human resources professionals on the front lines as Canadian companies vie for a competitive edge. Human resources departments across all industries need trained professionals who understand the business of people and who know how to recruit, train, compensate, motivate and retain employees. The choices available within human resources are so extensive, your career will remain interesting and challenging for many years. The program equips you for roles such as health and safety officer, recruiter, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator and benefits administrator.

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, Habitat for Humanity, Hudson's Bay Company, L.A. Fitness, Mazda Canada Inc., Rexall, SNC-Lavalin, Thomson Reuters, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., Enersource and Air Canada.

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