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What will I learn?

Learn skills to improve productivity in any organization - Launch your human resources career.

The one-year Human Resources Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you to be a human resources practitioner. This program offers you applied and theoretical lessons focusing on building human resources management graduate-level knowledge and skills needed to attract, select and retain the best organizational talent.

In addition, you learn the foundational knowledge required to act as a strategic partner in an organization. Faculty includes credentialed academics and practitioners from across the spectrum of human resources practice who are dedicated to preparing you for career success.

Acquire essential knowledge and skills related to finance and accounting, organizational behaviour, project management and employment law. Explore the psychology of the workplace, the legal environment, accounting, and economics.

Take a hands-on approach, exploring:

  • recruitment and selection
  • compensation
  • employee and labour
  • industry relations

In your second semester, you may qualify to complete an unpaid work placement. This gives you the opportunity to practice your skills and integrate your knowledge in a real-world organization.

Work toward your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) accreditation from the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA). The nine certified human resources professional coursework requirements from the HRPA are within this certificate and approved by HRPA.

Upon graduation, you are ready for a rewarding career in human resources management. You could find employment in many for-profit and non-profit organizations, such as hi-tech, manufacturing or retail. You could assume the role of:

  • human resources generalist
  • human resources coordinator
  • human resources business partner
  • occupational health and safety specialist
  • recruiter
  • training and development specialist
  • industrial relations specialist
  • compensation analyst

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Semester 1: CAN $7,820.64; Semester 2: CAN $7,778.64; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $15,599.28(Fall 2021, Winter 2022)
Start date

10 January 2022


Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
Semester 1: CAN $7,414.27; Semester 2: CAN $7,372.27; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $14,786.54 (Fall 2021, Winter 2022)
Start date

10 January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to submit University Degree and transcripts. English Language Proficiency Requirements: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0); TOEFL iBT - Total 88 (no score below 22); Cambridge English – 176; Pearson (PTE) - Overall 60; MELAB - Overall 85 Minimum of 80 AND Speaking 3Al; gonquin’s EAP - International EAP: Level 8 with a grade of B Canadian EAP: Level 3 with a grade of B.

For international students

Entry Requirements may vary from county to county, Applicants must have an Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree or equivalent.

International applicants must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

Deadline: Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration.