Human Resources Management - 113

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
Develop strategic skills to effectively manage a diverse workforce in today’s ever-changing business environment.

Program Highlights

  • Seven-week, full-time work placement provides you with valuable hands on-experience working in a human resources department in municipal governments, hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, manufacturing firms and in the service sector.

What you'll learn

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to become a successful human resources management practitioner in the areas of recruitment, training, performance management, compensation, health and safety and labour relations.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 10 months)

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Program delivery

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Tuition and Fees

2020 - 2021 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $704.51 $698.20
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $2,070.91 $2,070.91
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,775.42 $2,769.11
Total 1st Year Fees $5,544.53

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2019 - 2020 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,376.00 $8,432.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,826.00 $8,807.00
Total 1st Year Fees $17,633.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • A university degree or three year College diploma

Applicant Selection:

  • Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of the following selection criteria:
    • Previous academic achievement
    • Demonstrated experience
  • Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted at the time of application
  • Applicants will be requested to submit a detailed resume and cover letter to illustrate their suitability for a career in Human Resources Management
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges

Application Process:

Interested individuals who have applied to Ontario Colleges (opens new window) should submit a resume and covering letter via e-mail to the Admissions Officer, Casandra Saiciuc at casandra.saiciuc [at]

In the subject line of the e-mail, please state - Program 113 Application and Ontario Colleges Number. Also include your Ontario Colleges number in the Covering Letter.

Your resume and covering letter should include:

  • An explanation of why you are interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources
  • A list of any relevant courses you have taken at the undergraduate level eg. Business, Labour Studies, Economics, Organizational Behaviour etc.
  • A list of accomplishments that demonstrate that you would be a strong candidate to work in the field of Human Resources.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 88
  • CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
  • PTE Academic 58
  • Mohawk College English Language Test (Accuplacer: Assessment for Success) aligned with CAEL Band
  • Completion of level 8 of the General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (GAS-EAP). Placement in the GAS-EAP program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) program where you will learn applicable software applications to support your learning. Please see Laptop Requirements under Additional Information.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Experience interactive HR simulations that utilize newly acquired knowledge in practical and applied frameworks. 

Field Placement

The placement component of the HR program is a vital aspect of your Program of Studies, and provides you with valuable hands on experience working in a Human Resources department. The unpaid placement involves full-time hours for 7 weeks in May and June. Previous students have been placed with municipal governments, hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, manufacturing firms (union and non-union) and in the service sector.




Mohawk Pathways

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies. Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Advanced Diploma and Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs are eligible to enroll into the Human Resources Management program:


  • Earn a degree:
    • Robert Gordon University - MSc Human Resource Management
  • View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
  • Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Your future career options

  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Recruiter
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Administrator
  • Labour Relations Assistant
  • Health and Safety Assistant
  • Human Resources Management Entry-Level Positions

Where you could work includes:

  • Municipalities, Hospitals, School Boards, Provincial and Federal Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing, Retail and Service Sectors
  • Consulting Firms and Placement Agencies

Opportunities for grads

  • Courses in this program include the nine courses required by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The CHRP designation is awarded to individuals who are members of HRPA of Ontario, have completed the nine required courses (minimum average of 70% with no course grade below 65%), passed the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1), passed the CHRP Employment Law Exam and successfully completed the Job Ready Program.
  • For information on the HR designations (CHRP, CHRL and CHRE), offered through HRPA, visit the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) website.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Bring-Your-Own-Device Suggested Specifications

Minimum Requirements

The settings below will allow completion of the curriculum.

Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU (Minimum) Intel Core i5 to i7
RAM (Minimum) 16 GB
Storage 500 GB to 1 TB
Screen Size 15” or 17”
Price $1650 - $1850 range

Dell Systems: DELL G3 15, DELL G3 17

The Dell Systems listed above meet the minimum specifications. A search of DELL’s website entering the various criteria for RAM will list laptops that will meet the specifications. Don’t forget to access Mohawk’s purchasing discount if buying online. You can do so by, logging to your MyMohawk account, on the right-hand navigation select Technology Solutions, Computer Store. Use your Mohawk College email to receive an exclusive coupon code.

Program Specific Software (subject to change)

Software listed below are available free to students while on campus; some software licenses may be purchased through the college at a discounted rate for use while offsite. Students will be advised how to access program specific software by their individual course instructors.

  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • Any other package for learning (e.g., HRIS in Advanced Software, etc.)

Human Resources Professionals Association

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) grants the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Visit Human Resources Professionals Association (opens new window).


Courses in this program include the nine courses required by the Human Resources Professional Association to obtain the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The CHRP designation is awarded to individuals who are members of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario, have completed the nine required courses (minimum average of 70% with no course grade below 65%), passed the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE1), passed the CHRP Employment Law Exam and successfully completed the Job Ready Program.

Effective October 2014 a University degree is no longer required for the CHRP designation. Graduates of the Mohawk College Human Resources Management Graduate program who have a university degree will be eligible to pursue the CHRL (Certified Human Resources Leader) designation. For information on the two HR designations (CHRP, CHRL), offered through the Human Resources Professional Association, visit Human Resources Professionals Association (opens new window).

Video Resources

Izabela Spagnuolo – Mohawk College Human Resources Management Graduate

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"Rich and I both learned a great deal during our time in the Human Resource Management Program.  It provided us with the fundamental background to succeed as Learning and Development Coordinators at ArcelorMittal Dofasco.  This program taught more than just the foundational knowledge as it helped develop many of the competencies that are expected of employees in the workforce.  Not only were the teachers highly competent in their respected fields, but they were also extremely helpful and approachable.  They were able to provide valuable insight into the industry and the assignments provided a realistic preview of what to expect in the work force.  This preparation allowed us to hit the ground running and succeed early on, which is highly important in today’s labour market.

We both enjoyed a number of great experiences throughout the program.  One of the best things about this program is that you are able to connect with many of the other students and faculty as you are required to work closely with one another.  To this day many of us have remained in contact and continue to help one another succeed."

Kevin and Richard, Human Resources Management, 2013 


"The Human Resources Management Program was a valuable educational achievement and helped facilitate my first professional experience in HR. I really appreciated the structure of the program and the relevant practical experience gained through various projects and case studies in combination with the most recent theories and research related to HR. The program provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge to practice Human Resources Management not only in Canada but also globally. Additionally, the various group projects helped me to strengthen my team work and communication skills, which add great value in the workplace. The internship component of the program also proved to be a great experience. I am fortunate to have been hired at Mondelēz International Canada Inc. (formally Kraft Foods Inc.) post internship. I work alongside an incredible HR team, two of which are graduates of the Human Resources Management at Mohawk College. I am thankful to have been part of the HR program at Mohawk College as it has prepared me well for the world of HR!"
Christina, Human Resources Management, 2013

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"I have a great respect for the Mohawk College approach to practical education.   Each of the students we've sponsored over the years has made a positive contribution to our operation and lasting impression with our colleagues. Exposing students to many real learning and developing situations is a personal goal for me.  I encourage Companies to support these interns as we learn from them as they do from us and that's a win-win for all."

Tony Saltarelli, Human Resources Manager, Mondelēz International Canada Inc.


"As a student at Mohawk College I was taught most essential skills and knowledge that were easily transferable to my job. The theoretical knowledge in combination with the assignments prepares the students to handle multiple priorities with great deal of patience and hard work. Additionally, the program also provides excellent career services and gives an opportunity to all students to get critical career advice. The interview processes help in building important professional relationships, and the placements provide hands on experience in diverse fields of HR. Studying at Mohawk College has greatly influenced my work ethic and competencies. I was able to learn new processes and contribute efficiently to the team. As a result, my seven weeks placement turned into a contract position!

It was through the program at Mohawk that I got the opportunity to work at such a great company! Every student in this program gets an equal opportunity to build some of the best professional and personal relationships. I hope the Human Resources Graduate Certificate program at Mohawk College, continues to provide excellent HR Practitioners to the Canadian Workforce."

Tanvi, 2013 Graduate of the HRM Post Graduate Certificate Program


"My decision to undertake The Human Resources Management post-graduate program at Mohawk College has been a very rewarding one. Right from the very start we were highly engaged and exposed to tremendous depths of practical knowledge. The professors facilitated a positive learning environment and were always available to guide us along. Hence when I got accepted into ArcelorMittal Dofasco, a world class steel manufacturing company for the HR placement program I was eager and prepared to explore the Canadian work environment for the very first time as an international student. Getting retained after the placement program was the icing on the cake. Mohawk College has given me the platform to build a network of indispensable professional friendships and equipped me with the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to relentlessly pursue a lifelong career in the Human Resources Management."

Efua, 2013 Graduate of the HRM Post Graduate Certificate Program


"The Human Resources Certificate Program has provided me with the opportunity to apply the knowledge, gain collaboration among my fellow students and allow me to obtain the necessary experience to work in the environment and believe it will help me determine which area in the field that I would like to pursue."
William, 2009 Graduate of the HRM Post Graduate Certificate Program


"The Human Resources Management post-grad program has provided me with an excellent learning experience and has prepared me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue a career and become successful in the field of Human Resources.  The knowledgeable instructors are always willing to help, have provided the most current information and have shared their valuable experiences from the field.  They have offered a realistic insight into the world of HR, preparing me for the issues and decisions I will be making in the future.  This program has given me a great opportunity to build a network of friends who I will continue to associate with as we move into the professional world. Through a positive learning environment, up-to-date theoretical knowledge and practical experience, Mohawk’s HRM program has prepared me for a dynamic career in Human Resources. "
Jennifer, 2009 Graduate of the HRM Post Graduate Certificate Program


My decision to undertake The HR Management post-graduate program at Mohawk College has been rewarding. When I got accepted into ArcelorMittal Dofasco, for the HR placement program, I was eager and prepared. Getting retained after the program was great. Mohawk has given me the platform to build a professional network and equipped me with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in HR.