Human Resources Management (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Two semesters, beginning in September and January

Contact Information: 

Graeme Simpson
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3381

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


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $5,867.36
– international $14,800.

Amounts listed are 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. Refer to our detailed fee information.

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 here can be applied to any organization. Humber’s faculty draw on their many years of hands-on human resources (HR) experience and expertise to successfully guide students 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 human resources including its power to influence key business decisions.

Your Career

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.

Work Placement

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

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
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
Course Code Course Name
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