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What will I learn?

Build on your diploma in human resources with the Fanshawe Business Administration - Human Resources advanced diploma program. With this HR certification, you will graduate with all the tools, skills and experience necessary to make an immediate impact within the human resources world. You will enter the workforce ready to contribute and implement your ideas in all of the key human resources competencies. Some of the human resources courses you will study include: recruitment and selection, occupational health and safety and labour relations. This program is available in a traditional in-class format with September admission.

You may apply for the opportunity to substitute two courses for the intensive community consulting program. This program will further develop your human resources consulting skills as you will work with real business clients.

Career opportunities in Human Resources Management

Graduates with this HR certification will typically work in an office environment and are suited to a variety of junior- and intermediate-level positions including: HR generalist, labour relations officer, employment equity officer and pension and benefits administrator and more.

Program pathways

There are options to transfer to the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Management) degree at Fanshawe.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Business Administration - Human Resources 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 generalist, HR consultant, labour relations officer, employment equity officer, Human Resources Information System (HRIS) administrator, pension and benefits administrator, payroll administrator, recruiter and training and development administration.

Program Description

Business Administration - Human Resources is a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program (laptop required). Building on the curriculum of the two-year Business - Human Resources program, students acquire and demonstrate industry standard skills in the core human resources functional areas: recruitment and selection, training and development, human resources planning, occupational health and safety, organizational behaviour, finance and accounting, human resources management, compensation and benefits and labour relations. Students have the opportunity to complete all nine Certified Human Resources Professional/Leader (CHRP/ CHRL) credits.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. contribute to the planning and implementation of employee recruitment, selection, and retention strategies.

2. administer and facilitate the performance management* program.

3. coordinate and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of employee orientation, training, and development programs.

4. implement and support effective employee and labour relations strategies in both non-union and union environments.

5. administer and communicate the organization's total compensation plan*.

6. collaborate with others, in the implementation and monitoring of organizational health and safety policies and practices.

7. contribute to the identification of information needs and apply current and emerging information technologies to support the human resources function.

8. contribute to organizational development* strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.

Which department am I in?

Lawrence Kinlin School of Business

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,023.30 (US$ 11,979) per year
Total fees due per term: CAN $8,011.65

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

Start date

September 2020


Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard,


Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Business - Human Resources Diploma from Fanshawe OR equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College OR a combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College. Minimum overall average of “C+” (2.5 cumulative GPA) is required.

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 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% 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 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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About this uni

90.3% of Fanshawe graduates find employment within 6 months of graduation, and 85.8% of employers are satisfied with their performances.

  • One of Ontario's largest colleges, offering 200 programs
  • Scenic campus set across 100 acres in the “Forest City”
  • High student satisfaction for education quality (KPIs)
  • Strong ties with leading industries and organizations