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Human Resources Management

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Program Code: 02541
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Program Length: 3 semesters
Start Dates: January, May, September

Program Overview

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 benefits, 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 and effective 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.

The online delivery offering of this program is not available to international students.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

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


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Work Placement

Get human resources management work experience with a work placement (minimum 160 hours required). The placement is completed full-time in the third semester.

The Humber Advantage

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Double your employability with 2 times the education and experience!
Apply now for your first Graduate Certificate and get the opportunity for early admittance* into a second program in the following year. Stack your education to potentially earn credits that will lessen your course load in year two, allowing you to work or spend more time immersing yourself in Canadian culture! Extend your stay and double your employability skills through two work terms across two business programs. The extra year of studies will give you qualifications for a potential 3-year postgraduate work permit.

Program Highlights

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 and a prime force in building, improving and sustaining organizational resilience. 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 acquire talent, train, compensate, motivate and retain the best-fit employees. The choices available within human resources are 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.

Graduates have found employment with startups, small- to medium-sized enterprises and large organizations including Collage HR, Randstad, Rogers, Air Canada, Bell Canada, University Health Network (UHN), Loblaws, Ontario Government, Peel Regional Police, Home Depot, Deloitte, TJX, City of Toronto, City of Barrie, City of Mississauga, WSIB, CAMH, Fairmont Hotels, Hilton Mississauga, Mavencare, AEC Property Tax Inc, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC, Hudson's Bay Company, Sick Kids Foundation, Rexall, Enersource, Toronto Hydro, OMD, Fidelity Investments, Fuze HR, SCI Logistics, Publicis Media, Blue Ant Media, Nestle Canada, KPMG Canada and Access Employment.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) recognizes the program as meeting the coursework requirements for the HRPA designations - Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), and Certified Human Resources Leader. Additional requirements may apply. Note: The additional credential(s) requirements are determined by the granting body, which is independent of the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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International students can now apply to this program at Humber’s new International Graduate School (IGS).

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Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Parveen Gill, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3381
parveen.gill@humber.ca

Campus Information

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

View Instructions 

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

Visit OYAP 

How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

Need Advice?

Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

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 three 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 all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    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.

    Degrees

    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.

    Degrees

    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.

International Academic Equivalency

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.

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Dual-core processor Quad-core processor
OS Window 10 or IOS Window 10
Memory 8 GB of RAM 16 GB of RAM
Storage 100 GB HDD 512 GB SSD
Monitor Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months Laptop computer (not a notebook such as a Chromebook or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months
Other Built-in WiFi, a microphone and a webcam Built-in WiFi, a microphone and a webcam. Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Parveen Gill, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3381
parveen.gill@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for three semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,966.40
  • international: $18,058.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Note: An additional registration fee of $440 applies to placements completed after the final semester of this program.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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