Human Resources Management

Algonquin College
1 year
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Algonquin College

About this program

Human Resources Management

The one-year Human Resources Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you to be a human resources management professional. This program offers you applied and theoretical lessons focusing on building human resources management graduate-level knowledge and skills needed to attract, select and retain the best organizational talent.

In addition, you learn the foundational knowledge required to act as a strategic partner in an organization. Faculty includes credentialed academics and practitioners from across the spectrum of human resources management who are dedicated to preparing you for career success.

Acquire essential knowledge and skills related to finance and accounting, organizational behaviour, project management and employment law. Explore the psychology of the workplace, the legal environment, accounting, and economics.

Adopt an applied approach, exploring:

  • recruitment and selection
  • compensation
  • employee and labour relations
  • training and development
  • human resources strategic planning
  • industrial relations

In your second semester, you may qualify to complete an unpaid field placement. This gives you the opportunity to practice your skills and integrate your knowledge in a real-world organization.

Admission requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subjectspecific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Thrive in team-based environments.
  • Are interested in how people drive organizational strategy and performance.
  • Possess advanced people, communication, and project management skills.
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Are motivated to lead, advocate for and champion organizations and employees.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resources Management
  • Project Management

Level: 02

  • Total Rewards
  • Labour Relations
  • Training and Development
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Human Resources Management Research and Information Systems
  • Employee Relations
  • Occupational Safety and Health

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  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.
  13. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Career paths

Graduates may pursue careers as human resources management assistants, generalists, coordinators, advisors, or business partners

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Algonquin College

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Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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