Industrial Relations - 824

Mohawk College Certificate
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Program Length ~ 1-2 years
Cost ~$425 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process Students can register without applying

Intended for practitioners and those with a general interest in Industrial Relations, the program provides a solid foundational study in Canadian theory and practice. Develop practical skills through a combination of discussion,  simulations, group exercises, films and case studies.

Courses are all online, providing students flexibility when completing course work on a weekly basis.

Continuing Education at Mohawk

Students can take just one or as many courses in the Program of Studies as they would like. If students complete all required courses from the Program of Studies, they can apply for the certificate. For further information on our Continuing Education programs click here. For information on credentials and how they differ from one another click here.

Online Experience

Students have free access to Microsoft Office 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013Lynda, and many other technological resources.

Financial Information

With Continuing Education, each course is priced individually and students only pay for the course(s) they choose to register for. For financial assistance related inquiries please click here or contact 1-844-767-6871. Keep in mind, course prices do not include textbook fees. Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks

Student Services

Peer Tutoring:

Students can access up to three hours of FREE peer tutoring per week of additional academic support, from a student who has successfully completed the course. For more information, click here.


Our Accessible Learning Services Counsellors, Accessibility Support Officers, and Learning Skills Advisor/Adaptive Technologist work with students with disabilities to develop a personalized program of services and academic accommodations. For more information, click here.

Library Resources:

Find out about library computers available and how to borrow laptops and Chromebooks. For more information, click here.

How to Register:

Click on the Program of Studies tab to register for courses that are available. You can register up until 6 days after a course starts.

  • Develop practical skills
  • Collaborative discussions
  • Simulations
  • Group exercises, films and case studies
Program Contact
Continuing Education Business
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

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 2018/19 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.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: This course provides an introduction to the regulatory framework governing the employment relationship in Ontario. Students will develop a working knowledge of the main features of legislation pertaining to labour relations, employment standards, employment equity, workers' compensation and human rights. Other relevant statutes and regulations are discussed. The impact of this regulation on human resource management is considered in-depth.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: HRESHRM12
Course description:
Equivalents: HRESHRM06
Course description: Develop in-depth understanding of the structure and process of collective bargaining in Canada.
Credits: 3
Course description:

Select 1 from the next 3 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: The structure and process of grievance arbitration is the focus of this course. Major issues and important trends in arbitrator awards are highlighted. Practical organizational and presentation skills are developed through the use of a simulation. On completion of the course, you will be able to assist in preparing a case for an arbitration hearing.
Credits: 3
Course description:
Equivalents: HRESHRM02 or BUSNOB371 or MGMTBPC01
Course description:
Equivalents: HRESHRM13
  • Develop a solid foundation in Canadian Industrial Relations theory and practice

Industries of Employment:

  • Steel Industry, Union companies

Occupational Categories:

  • Union representatives, bargaining units, human rights

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