Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management (2016-2017)

Program Code




September 2016: Open
January 2016: Open

Program Length

Two semesters, beginning in September and January


Contact Information

Graeme Simpson, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3381


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters was
– domestic $5,867.36
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Additional Requirements

• Proficiency in the use of word processing, database and spreadsheet software

Our Program

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.

List of Courses

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 and Air Canada.

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 Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE) for its CHRP designation. In 2015, the fee was approximately $275.

Work Placement

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


Students work on each other in the Humber Spa
October 7, 2015 - 1:58pm

Students get hands-on experience in the Humber Spa

Manicures are a popular service at the Humber Spa – and definitely bring a literal meaning to the term “hands-on learning.”

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