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Certificate in Human Resources Management – Online

Certificate in Human Resources Management – Online

Master key human resources disciplines and prepare for your CHRP designation faster

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September 19th, January 23rd




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In this 100% online program, you will develop key insights and applied skills in human resources and complete the nine courses to meet the course work requirement to earn a CHRP designation

What is Human Resources Management?

Human resources management professionals are an essential part of organizations throughout the private and public sectors. They develop and implement policies, programs, and procedures related to human resource planning, recruitment, collective bargaining, training and development, occupation classification, and pay and benefits administration.

Although a specialized knowledge of human resources theories and practices is essential to getting hired, it’s not enough if you want to excel. Our curriculum moves beyond the basics to take you to the next level in your career.

What you will learn

As a pioneer in designing university courses for working professionals, we have the expertise to offer you a vibrant, meaningful education. You will enhance skills that employers value including communication, critical thinking, data literacy, and ethics. Our online program is designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and core competencies for human resources professionals as determined by Human Resources Professional Association—Canada’s leading professional association.

You will study:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Training and Development
  • Labour Relations
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation
Program Benefits

Our unique program design ensures that you will earn your Certificate in just under two years. Through our student-cohort program model, you will advance through the program with the same set of peers, allowing you to develop a rich network of professional contacts and join a support community of learners.

You will also practice the skills and explore the knowledge that will help you establish or advance your career through our interactive courses taught by expert practitioners, all while balancing your professional and personal responsibilities through our online delivery platform.

Format: Part-Time, 100% online
Delivery: Fully online coursework
Program Length: 1 year, 8 months (9 courses)
Term Starts: Fall, Winter, Summer


Instructors in the Certificate in Human Resources Management – Online all possess industry experience
with companies such as
Ernst & Young and Maple Leaf Foods.

Delivery Format

Part-Time- Online (Asynchronous)

Courses instruction and peer interactions are done online through our course management system, Moodle. Course delivery is asynchronous, which means that while students have set deadlines to complete their work each week, they do not have any required “live” components (e.g. class at 7pm on Tuesdays).  There may be optional, live sessions, via Zoom, throughout the course for the instructor to provide additional coaching and support.  These optional sessions may be recorded and shared with students who cannot attend.

Students complete one course at a time which helps to balance multiple priorities such as work, home life, personal responsibilities, etc.  Students should expect to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours of effort per course, each week, for readings, discussions boards, practice opportunities, assignments, etc.

Students can expect to write exams/quizzes, complete assignments (individual and group), and participate in live and online discussions with their peers.

Career Potential

This program qualifies you to seek positions such as human resources generalist, recruiter, learning and development specialist, health and safety officer and many more. The program also prepares you to pursue future management roles in the field of human resources.

Professional Associations

Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)
The Certificate in Human Resources Management is recognized by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) as meeting the coursework required for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. This requirement is met by students who complete all nine courses in the Certificate with a grade of 70% or better, with no single course below 65% within ten years of the date they are registered to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1(CKE1).

Note: It is the responsibility of the students to comply with the requirements of the HRPA. The HRPA has its own requirements regarding application, admission, program and membership. Students should contact the HRPA directly for more information.

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
The CHRP is the most recognized human resources professional designation in Canada. CHRPs earn more and get promoted faster than non-designated human resources  professionals. Earning a CHRP designation has become an integral step to building a successful human resources career in Canada.

Learn more about the benefits of meeting the CHRP qualifications.

Get hired for jobs like:

Human Resources Consultant
Organizational Development Specialist
Human Resources Generalist

Gain these skills:

Strategic and Critical Thinking
Labour Data Analysis
Verbal and Written Communications

Who should take this program?

This program is ideal for you if you are pursuing a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP™) designation or Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation, or if you are a working professional interested in expanding your knowledge and pursuing a career in human resources management.

Enrolment Requirements

This is a direct enrolment program you can register for online. This certificate is designed for adult learners from diverse career and educational backgrounds. To qualify for admission to this program, you must be:

  • a mature student (over 21 and out of school for at least 2 years with no significant post-secondary education); OR
  • have successfully attended at least one year of college or university; OR
  • otherwise be eligible for admission to the University

If you are not sure, please contact us so we can advise you of your options.

In this program, you will build cross-functional competencies such as:
  • Critical thinking, situational analysis, proposing viable solutions, and developing  human resources business cases.
  • Practice exercising influence across an organization with confident communication and negotiation.
  • Grasp how to use financial and organizational data to build your case.
  • Understand how to gather and analyze relevant productivity data, and leverage these metrics to solve organizational problems.

“The online HRM program allowed me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge of HR through a focus on very specific content areas that were relevant to the work that I was doing on a daily basis. This program fit perfectly into my busy schedule – balancing a full time career, along with raising a family and being active within my community, doesn’t leave a lot of time to get to a classroom on a specific day and time.”

Rebecca Kapogiannis – Human Resources Business Planner, 3M

“When looking for HR professionals, it is important to find individuals that have core HR expertise, but also the soft skills and knowledge to apply that knowledge across various businesses they may support. With the right training, the HR business partner supporting the retail environment today could transfer to the financial services organization and continue to add value to the company as a whole.”

Dwayne Conrod – Human Resources Director, Enbridge (Advisory Council Member)

2 Ways The Certificate in Human Resources Helps Students Get Jobs

Mahyar Zand – Certificate in Human Resources Management Graduate


CSHR1010 Human Resources Management

This course introduces you to the basic principles and concepts of human resources management, and provides a context for the challenges facing HR managers in contemporary Canadian organizations. You are given opportunities to identify organizational problems, and to prescribe and implement corrective actions.

39 Hours

CSHR1020 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Explore individual and group behaviour as it impacts performance in organizations and guides management thinking today. You will learn to recognize, analyze, and suggest solutions to organizational problems as an HR manager. Topics include motivation, communication, decision-making, leadership and structural issues.

39 Hours

CSHR1030 Training and Development

Understand the role and function of learning and development in organizations, and how employee learning contributes to an organization’s success. You will explore the corporate training process of needs analysis, objective setting, program design, adult education, equity in training, methods and evaluation, learning initiatives such as mentoring, coaching and leadership development, and the role of stakeholder.

39 Hours

CSHR1040 Occupational Health and Safety Management

Explore the broad field of occupational health and safety management within the context of the healthy workplace. You will investigate hazard management, Canadian OHS legislation, safety programs, and current issues within the OHS field.

40 Hours

CSHR1050 Human Resources Planning

Develop an understanding of the personnel planning process, including the needs, methods, uses, and risks, and future trends in human resources planning. This course will provide a general overview of common approaches in the field of Human Resources Planning, and will help you understand the planning processes used by HR professionals as part of an organization’s overall strategy.

39 Hours

CSHR1060 Compensation

Learn about the objectives of compensation and how to manage compensation programs within an organization. Explore issues such as wage and salary determination, incentive systems, and benefits and services. This course will reflect a mix of research and practice.

39 Hours

CSHR1070 Recruitment, Selection and Performance Appraisal of Personnel

Learn about the issues and procedures used in the recruitment, selection and performance appraisal of employees. This course discusses measurement issues, methods, and procedures of recruitment, screening, testing, interviewing, performance appraisal, and hiring decision-making.

39 Hours

CSHR1080 Industrial Relations

Investigate a topic that impacts everyone in Canada. Learn to analyze and apply concepts of industrial relations from both a national and workplace context.

39 Hours

CSHR1090 Introduction to Accounting - Analysis & the Use of Financial Information

Examine the concepts, language, and uses of financial accounting, management accounting, and finance; and examine their interrelationships. You will explore financial statements used inside and outside of the enterprise, and how this information impacts a manager’s day-to-day decisions.

39 Hours


Bartosz Amerski Business Management Instructor

Bartosz Amerski

Mark Carbonelli HR Management Instructor

Mark Carbonelli

Joanna Drakakis Business Management Instructor

Joanna Drakakis

Steve Fletcher HR Management Instructor

Steve Fletcher

Airan Friedman HR Management Instructor

Airan Friedman

Su Yan Gay HR Management Instructor

Su-Yan Gay

Antonia Toni Kaltsounis HR Management Instructor

Antonia (Toni) Kaltsounis

Jeff May Advanced Accounting Instructor

Jeff May

Chris Rotolo Accounting Instructor

Chris Rotolo

Jason Russell HR Management Instructor

Jason Russell

Belinda Schuler-Chin HR Management Instructor

Belinda Schuler-Chin

Dezi Singh HR Management Instructor

Dezi Singh

Nadira Singh HR Management Instructor

Nadira Singh

Indira Somwaru Business Management Instructor

Indira Somwaru

Oxana Svergun HR Management Instructor

Oxana Svergun

Instructor or Advisory Council Placeholder Image

Carol Tristani

Advisory Council

Cindy Bush HR Management Advisory Council

Cindy Bush

Mark Carbonelli HR Management Instructor

Mark Carbonelli

Dwayne Conrod HR Management Advisory Council

Dwayne Conrod

Joanna Drakakis Business Management Instructor

Joanna Drakakis

Instructor or Advisory Council Placeholder Image

Fiona Gardner

Julie Giraldi HR Management Advisory Council

Julie Giraldi

Tanya Piazza Hughes HR Management Advisory Council

Tanya Piazza-Hughes

Cindy Zarnett HR Management Advisory Council

Cindy Zarnett

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