What will I learn?

The Business Administration Human Resources program focuses on teaching the full range of human resources functions.

This advanced diploma program includes training in:

  • Human resources planning
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and development
  • Compensation
  • Performance management
  • Human resources management systems

Human resources, as a strategic partner, guarantees an organization has the best pool of talent to pioneer, compete and be at the top of its industry. Through Centennial College's Human Resources program, you learn how to enable a proactive perspective and, as a result, become adept at ensuring organizational success through the attraction, retention and development of any company's most vital asset its employees. You also explore trends to prepare for the challenges of today and tomorrow's work environment. Lastly, you complement your development of human resources skills with highly marketable payroll knowledge.

Program Highlights

  • The Human Resources program's small class settings allow for individual attention from instructors.
  • Hands-on teaching methods include case studies, simulations and project-based learning.
  • You will become comfortable with popular business software such as Microsoft Suite and SAP.
  • Faculty members have business world experience and up-to-date knowledge of current trends.
  • The resulting diploma reflects high standards of learning that are recognized in Canada and abroad, and will enhance your career opportunities.

Career Outlook

  • Human resources generalist
  • Compensation analyst
  • Trainer
  • Pensions and benefits administrator
  • Occupational health and safety officer

Areas of Employment

  • Payroll
  • Benefits
  • Labour relations
  • Employee relations
  • Health and safety
  • Mediation

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,531.80 (US$ 12,204) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 September 2020


Progress Campus

941 Progress Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M1G 3T8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)

Additional Requirements

Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

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About this uni

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment