Program Description

Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge and the skills required to become a successful practitioner of Human Resources Management in the areas of recruitment, training, performance management, compensation, health and safety, and labour relations.

Human Resources National Certification Process

The nine courses required in this program are those approved by the Human Resources Professional Association (opens in new window) to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP). Please be aware each course expires 10 years after completion.

To receive the CHRP designation you must:

  1. Be a member of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario
  2. Complete the nine required courses (minimum average of 70% with no course grade below 65%)
  3. Pass the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1).
  4. Pass the CHRP Employment Law Exam
  5. Complete the HRPA Job Ready Program 

For detailed information, please refer to the HRPA website (opens in new window) or call 1-800-387-1311.

Continuing Education students usually complete this program in sixteen to thirty-six months.

Courses in this program cost approximately $500 each. Textbooks are extra.

All courses are offered online each term with multiple intakes and accelerated course deliveries to provide flexibility.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

green checkmark Bursary funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.


Career Opportunities

  • Human Resources Generalist, Administrative Assistant, or Coordinator
  • Human Resources Management Entry-level positions
  • Recruiter
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Training and Development Coordinator
  • Compensation and Benefits Administrator
  • Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Labour Relations Assistant
  • Health and Safety Assistant

Randstad reports (opens in new window) that “…there are currently over 130,000 human resources professionals in Canada. There was an increase of 3,925 jobs in HR in the past year, indicating healthy growth.” 

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

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Completion Requirement

9 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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