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Human Resources Management

Fanshawe College
30 weeks
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)

Program description

Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management program is a one-year graduate certificate designed for university and college graduates looking for a career in human resources. This program provides you with functional knowledge in core areas of human resources: recruitment and selection, training and development, human resources planning, occupational health and safety, organizational behaviour, finance and accounting, principles in human resources management, compensation and benefits, and labour relations.

A part-time version of this program is also available.

Admission requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree

(Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)


Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*


Five years of work experience in the human resources field as judged by the College to be equivalent*

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Principles in Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Training & Development
  • Organizational Performance
  • Recruitment Strategy & Selection
  • Advanced Professional Communication
  • HRIS & Advanced Software Applications
  • Canadian Labour Relations

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • Compensation & Reward Strategy
  • Canadian Employment Law
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic Human Resources Planning
  • Canadian Occupational Health & Safety

Level 2 - Add'l Req

Students will be enrolled in one of the following groups:

Group 1

  • Managing Strategic HR Projects
  • HR & Current Business Processes

Group 2

  • Innovation Applications 4
  • HR & Current Business Processes

Group 3

  • Human Resources Community Consultancy

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

Available 100% online or in a traditional in-class format with a September and January start

If you are thinking about completing your diploma online you can assess your readiness with Fanshawe's Online Readiness Indicator, a measure of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology-rich environment is the right fit for you. We also have a handy checklist to guide you along the way to becoming an online learner.

In-class students can also apply for the opportunity to further develop their human resources consulting skills, with the option of substituting two courses for the intensive community consultancy program, working with real business live clients.

All nine courses for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation are included in this program so you begin your career with the confidence you need to succeed.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,163.64 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 8,642.86 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Credential - Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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 nonunion 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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Human Resources Management program are prepared to enter the human resources field in all sectors (e.g., manufacturing, health care, education, government). Graduates are suited to a variety of junior-level and intermediate-level positions, including HR Manager, HR Administrator, HR Generalist, HR Consultant, HR Analyst, Labour Relations Consultant, HRIS Administrator, Pension and Benefits Administrator, Recruiter and Training and Development Administration.

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

Contact info

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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