Human Resources - 825

Mohawk College Certificate
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Program Length ~ 16 - 36 months (click for annual course schedule) 
Cost ~$500 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process Students can register without applying. View the Admission & Registration tab for details.

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.

All courses are approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). 

All courses are offered online each term (Fall, Winter, and Spring) with multiple monthly intakes within those terms as well as accelerated course deliveries to provide flexibility. Refer to the OntarioLearn Courses page for upcoming start dates. Register early as courses often fill up quickly.

Human Resources National Certification Process

The nine courses in the Mohawk College Human Resources Certificate program are the required courses outlined by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP).

To receive the CHRP designation students 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 courses grade below 65%)
3. Pass the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1).
4. Pass CHRP Employment Law Exam
5. Complete HRPA Job Ready Program 

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

Effective October 2014 a University degree is no longer required for the CHRP designation.

Please be aware each course expires 10 years after completion. 

Program Contact
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You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below 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 contact Continuing Education - Business.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

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Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Many human resource management decisions represent important inputs to an organization's plans and operational results. In order to be able to make well rounded decisions, it is critical for human resource managers to understand measurement bases and reporting methodologies used in accounting and to appreciate the accounting dimension in the management of personnel functions.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: HRESHRM04
Course description: Explore the psychology of the learning process and the design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs within organizations.
Credits: 4
Equivalents: BUSNPIR16 or HRESHRM14
Course description: Functioning effectively as a member of a team or department within an organization demands understanding of the conceptual framework and some key behavioural skills. In this course, you will develop a range of individual and interpersonal skills, with emphasis on group problem solving; leadership, power and influence; conflict resolution; group dynamics and intergroup functioning.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: HRESHRM02 or BUSNOB371 or MGMTBPC01
Course description: Explore current trends, practices and ethical issues relating to compensation with emphasis on achieving a sustainable competitive advantage.
Equivalents: HRESHRM13
Course description: Students learn the principles and techniques of effective human resource planning. Particular attention is devoted to the assessment of organizational needs, the utilization of HRIS and the design of action plans by which staffing goals will be met.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: HRESHRM08
Course description: Recruitment and Selection, if conducted properly, can make a tremendous contribution to the overall effectiveness of an organization. This course examines the different means of recruiting applicants, the various screening techniques available and how to ensure that the accumulated information concerning the candidate is critically assessed in making the selection decision.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: HRESHRM11
Course description: Industrial relations in Canada is a rich and enlightening study. In this introductory course, you will gain a good grasp of industrial relations terminology and concepts, the historical development of the Canadian industrial relations system, contemporary trade unionism and collective bargaining.
Course description: Examine management challenges and strategic issues related to orientation and training, job analysis, appraisal and self-assessment, compensation and benefits.
Credits: 4
Equivalents: MGMTBPC01 or HRESHRM01
Course description: This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the Occupational Health & Safety Act. Students will gain a good grasp of all the pertinent legislation included in this Act.
Credits: 3

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
ACCTPIR23 Finance And Accounting




BUSN10180 Employee Training and Development




BUSNPIR22 Organizational Behaviour and Administration OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
HRESPIR11 Compensation and Benefits OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
HRESPIR17 Human Resources Planning and Staffing OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
HRESPIR20 Recruitment And Selection OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
LABRPIR08 Introduction To Industrial Relations OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
MGMT10156 Management in Human Resources OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
SAFEPIR21 Occupational Health and Safety OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
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Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

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Career Opportunities

Opportunities upon completing the Human Resources Certificate could include:

  • 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 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.”