People are organizations’ most important asset. 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 (HR) 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 National Knowledge Exam for its CHRP designation. In 2014, the fee was $275 plus HST.
Get first-hand experience with a four-week work placement (minimum 160 hours required).