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Human Resources Management

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: 02541Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.


    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.


    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.


    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.


Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Software Requirements

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


The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $6,361.42
  • international: $16,051.00

Fees are subject to change.


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140


Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.



  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Leadership and Public Administration

Humber and Centenary University have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of Humber graduates with appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades for advanced standing into Centenary University.  

Graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or 75% in one of Humber's Graduate Certificates:

  • Human Resource Management
  • International Development
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Public Relations
  • Global Business Management
  • Public Administration

may receive up to 6 credits towards Centenary's Masters of Business Adminstration (MBA) program.  Thirty-three (33) remaining credits may be required for program completion.  Final advanced standing granted to an applicant requires an assessment of transcripts and electives taken.

Humber applicants are required to submit the following to Centenary:

  • a completed application form (with essay where applicable) along with the application fee
  • official Humber transcript sent directly to Centenary from Humber
  • verification of high school graduation
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Humber Program Coordinator, specifying why the student is a good candidate for the program.

For more information, contact:

Tina Tang, Associate Director of International Admissions

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.


  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Humber and Northwood University have partnered to create educational opportunities and pathways for Humber students.  Students who possess a Bachelor's degree and who have successfully completed one of Humber's designated Graduate Certificate programs (Global Business Management, Public Relations, Human Resources Management, Public Administration, and Sport Business Management) will be able to transfer up to fifteen (15) credits towards Northwood's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree.  

Northwood shall accept as transfer credits all qualifying coursework within the conpleted Humber Graduate Certificate program that meets the requirements as evidenced by an official (original) institutional transcript certifying completion of the Humber program.  

When students decide to apply for the MSOL program (face to face delivery mode only), Northwood will issue the F-1 visa (student visa).  After students successfully complete the program in the USA, they will be eligible for up to 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT).

For further information, please contact:  Ms. Lauren Bess, Admissions Representative, 
DeVos Graduate School, at


  • Master of Business Administration

Humber and the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) have entered into an agreement to facilitate the transfer of students from select graduate certificate programs:

  • Global Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Public Relations
  • International Development

for a block transfer of twelve (12) credit hours into UIW's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.  Applicants may have the option to apply for a General MBA or a MBA with a specific concentration including Finance, International Business, or Marketing.

Applicants will be considered for acceptance into the MBA based on requirements as set forth in the UIW Graduate Bulletin for international students including:

  • successful completion of one of the above graduate certificate programs with a GPA of 70% or higher;
  • submission of an official Humber transcript;
  • submission of proof of completion of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university.  

For further information, please contact:  

Amy C DeStefano
Associate Director, International Admissions & Recruiting
University of the Incarnate Word
847 East Hildebrand
San Antonio, TX 78212
WhatsApp #: +1 210-427-7403
WeChat: uiwtx1881
Skype: uiw.intl.admissions


Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Parveen Gill, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3381

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

Admissions Road Map >

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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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, performance management, recruitment and selection, and human resources planning. 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 the classroom and applied in a work placement to help you gain a practical understanding of human resources.

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.

Courses Program Standards Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention plans and processes.
  • Administer and contribute to the design and evaluation of the performance management* program.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate employee orientation, training, and development programs.
  • Facilitate and support effective employee and labour relations in both non-union and union environments.
  • Research and support the development and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan*.
  • Collaborate with others, in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational health and safety policies and practices.
  • Research and analyze information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development* strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  • Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization.
  • Manage own professional development and provide leadership to others in the achievement of ongoing competence in human resources professional practice.
  • Facilitate and communicate the human resources component of the organization’s business plan.
  • Conduct research, produce reports, and recommend changes in human resources practices.


Work Placement

Get first-hand experience with a short-term or long-term work placement (minimum 160 hours required).

Program Availability

January 2019LakeshoreOpenClosed
September 2019LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2020LakeshoreOpenOpen

The Humber Advantage

Humber's program is the longest running HR business graduate certificate program in Canada (established in 1988) and is well regarded by employers.

Your Career

People are organizations’ most important assets. Changing demographics and other factors including technology are revolutionizing the industry and placing human resources professionals as strategic business partners when Canadian companies vie for a competitive edge. Human resources departments across all industries need trained human resources professionals who have business acumen and can help organizations to recruit, train, compensate, motivate and retain the best-fit 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, talent acquisition co-ordinator, human resources co-ordinator, labour relations assistant, compensation analyst, training co-ordinator, and benefits administrator.

Potential employers can be startups, small- to medium-sized enterprises and large organizations including Collage HR, Randstad, Rogers, Bell Canada, Loblaw, Ontario Government, Peel Regional Police, Home Depot, Deloitte, TJX, City of Toronto, City of Barrie, City of Mississauga, WSIB, CAMH, Fairmont Hotels, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC, Siemens, Habitat for Humanity, Hudson's Bay Company, L.A. Fitness, Mazda Canada Inc., Rexall, Enersource, Toronto Hydro and Air Canada.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

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.

HRPA is currently reviewing its curriculum requirements for the CHRP and CHRL designations.  Consult the HRPA website for updates on this review.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Scholarships & Awards


Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

Faculty Volunteer Abroad

Parveen Gill has been actively involved in The Mentoring Partnership program offered by TRIEC for seven years. This time, Parveen’s passion for giving back to society, empower people, enhance capacity and stimulate her own learning pursuit took her to Hanoi, Vietnam. She volunteered through Leave for Change program.

Graduate Success

At the Business School, we're always thrilled to hear about our graduate's post-Humber successes. Recently, we heard from five of our Human Resources Management Business Graduate Certificate alumni about the exciting positions they've secured. Congratulations to Rachel Brown, Chris Chung, Rachael Goulding, Kayla Small and Karam Tafiq on your new positions.

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