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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

Next Enrolment

May 27th, September 23rd




Learn how to take charge of your HR career in this 100% online certificate. Develop key insights and applied skills in human resources by completing the nine courses to meet the coursework requirement for the CHRP designation

What you will learn

In our online Certificate in Human Resources Management, you will learn core human resources competencies as determined by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), including:

  • 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

  • This program is recognized by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)
  • Fulfill the coursework required for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation
  • Develop your HR Management skills through experiential assignments and projects
  • Learn from practicing HR instructors
  • Advance through the program with the same cohort of peers and build your professional network
  • Complete the online certificate in less than two years
  • Prepare for jobs like Human Resource Consultant, Organizational Development Specialist, Human Resource Generalist, and more.

Format: Part-Time, Asynchronous
Delivery: Fully online coursework
Program Length: 1 year, 10 months (9 courses)
Term Starts: Fall, Winter, Summer

Who Should Take This Program?

The Online Certificate in Human Resources Management is ideal for:
  • Professionals pursuing a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP™) designation or Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation
  • Working professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in human resources management

“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)

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

Delivery Format

Part-Time- Online (Asynchronous)

  • Course delivery is asynchronous and are completed through the course management system, Moodle.
  • Students have set deadlines to complete their work each week, but do not have any “live” in-class components.
  • Courses are completed one at a time and students should expect to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours of effort per course, each week, for readings, discussions boards, practice opportunities, assignments, etc.


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.

39 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.

40 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

Airan Friedman HR Management Instructor

Airan Friedman

Steve Fletcher HR Management Instructor

Steve Fletcher

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

Yuliya Miakisheva

Yuliya Miakisheva

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


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

Julie Giraldi HR Management Advisory Council

Julie Giraldi

Dezi Singh HR Management Instructor

Dezi Singh

Cindy Zarnett HR Management Advisory Council

Cindy Zarnett

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