Key Facts

Credential Awarded

Credential Awarded:

Graduate Certificate



1 Year (2 terms)




Program Start

Program Start:

Winter (January)
Spring (May)
Fall (September)

Program Code

Program Code:


Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees:

Per academic year (2 terms) estimate*


Are you a working professional with a focus on human resources (HR) or management who dreams of playing a lead role in caring for an organization’s most important asset – its people?

Pursue your aspirations with our comprehensive Human Resources Management program. As a Human Resources Management graduate, you possess specialized knowledge in labour law, occupational health and safety, labour relations and compensation and recruitment, enabling you to work in all aspects of HR.


  • Designed to complement prior education in other disciplines.
  • Study in the heart of downtown Toronto and gain access to the significant employment and entertainment opportunities offered by Canada's largest and most multicultural city.
  • Professors have significant HR industry experience.
  • Applied learning opportunities including an internship with 300 hours of practical HR experience.
  • Connect with industry leaders via guest speakers, alumni, industry events and associations including the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Courses required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Examination (CKE) in order to achieve your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, must have an overall average of 70 percent, with no course mark below 65 percent.

A Career in Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management (HRM) plays a pivotal role in shaping organizations and in the realm of people management and employee engagement. The HRM program places a strong emphasis on experiential learning and focuses on applying HR principles and strategies in hands-on and real-world settings.

You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue the following career options in human resources management:

  • Benefits coordinator
  • Compensation specialist
  • Human resources generalist
  • Labour relations officer
  • Occupational health and safety coordinator
  • Pension and benefit administrator
  • Recruitment coordinator or recruiter
  • Talent acquisition specialist
  • Training and development coordinator

Admission Requirements

  • Post-secondary education transcripts and graduation diploma* (minimum of 2 years of post-secondary studies; 2-year College diploma or a Bachelor's degree) AND
  • Proof of English proficiency

*Please check country-specific program requirements as graduation diploma may not be applicable and only transcripts are required.

Selection and Ranking

Testing or other supplemental evaluation may be required.

Program Requirements


  • Students are responsible for their own transportation in order to complete program requirements which may not be readily accessible by public transportation.

Program requirements could include co-ops, placements, volunteer requirements, practical labs, field projects, assignments, clinicals, or any other off-campus visits required as part of the program’s curriculum.

Computer/Technology Requirements

In order to successfully progress through your studies at Niagara College - Toronto, it is recommended that you have access to a personal computer or laptop. TSoM offers access to computer labs on campus, but availability cannot be guaranteed and some program software may not be available on all open access computers.

 All costs associated with program requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Program Start

  International Applicants Apply

Intake Status
Jan 2024 Closed
May 2024 Closed
Sept 2024 Closed


Accepting applications


Eligible applications will be placed on a waiting list


Not accepting applications


No longer offered this term

Scholarships and Awards

International Applicants

Entrance scholarships and awards are available to International applicants and students.

Apply for International Scholarships

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention plans and processes
  • Administer and contribute to the design and evaluation of the performance management program
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate employee orientation, training, and development programs
  • Facilitate and support effective employee and labour relations in both nonunion and union environments
  • Research and support the development and communication of the organization’s total compensation plan
  • Collaborate with others in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational health and safety policies and practices
  • Research and analyze information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness
  • Present and evaluate communication messages and processes related to the human resources function of the organization
  • Manage own professional development and provide leadership to others in the achievement of ongoing competence in human resources professional practice
  • Facilitate and communicate the human resources component of the organization’s business plan
  • Conduct research, produce reports, and recommend changes in human resources practices

Professional Certifications

Graduates of the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate program may wish to pursue the following professional certifications:

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and/or
  • Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL)

Field Placement

You will gain exposure and insight into career positions by completing an internship, work integrated learning or a course-based project in a Human Resources environment. This learning activity will provide you with an opportunity to participate in day-to-day activities or a course-based project as well as to contribute to the host company's work environment. The timing of the internship is flexible, however it must be completed by the end of the designated period in order to meet graduation requirements.


Are there any professional certifications or licenses associated with human resources management?

The program prepares you for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and/or Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designations.

Can I complete the Human Resources Management program part-time?

The Human Resources Management program is a full-time graduate certificate program with no part-time study options. The program is designed to be completed on a full-time basis within one year.

What are current industry trends in human resources management?

Some of the key industry trends in HR at the moment are:

  • Employee Well-being and Mental Health Support
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Data-driven HR and People Analytics
  • Agile HR and Talent Management
  • Skills development and Upskilling
  • Employer Branding and Employee Experience
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation

Can I pursue the Human Resources Management program online?

  • This program is offered in a blended format where 40% of the courses are delivered online and 60% of the courses are delivered in-person, requiring students to be in Toronto, Canada in order to complete the program.


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