• Application Deadline
  • 8 months


A specialized knowledge of human resources theories and practices is essential to getting hired, but it’s not enough if you want to excel. Our curriculum moves beyond the basics to get you where the best employers want you to be.

Our advisory committee of senior human resources executives from many of Toronto’s leading firms has helped us craft a program to prepare you for excellence, both in Canada and internationally. 

But unlike other programs, the Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management offered at York University School of Continuing Studies will teach you to apply these competencies through real-life scenarios in a practical, interactive, and engaging classroom environment.

  • You will learn to think critically, analyze problems, propose viable solutions and develop HR business cases.
  • You will practise exercising influence across an organization with confident communication and negotiation.
  • You will learn to use financial and organizational data to build your case.
  • You will understand how to gather and analyze relevant productivity data, and leverage the metrics to solve problems.

These competencies are critical to success but not taught in any other human resources certificate program.

Career opportunities

The program qualifies graduates to seek positions such as those listed below and prepares graduates for future management roles:

  • Human resources (HR) generalists
  • Recruiters
  • Learning and development specialists
  • Health and safety officers
  • Compensation specialists
  • Industrial relations specialists
  • Career counselors
  • Corporate trainers
  • Human Resources (HR) consultants
  • Human Resources (HR) officers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Accounting: Analysis & Use of Financial Information
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Recruitment, Selection and Performance Appraisal of Personnel
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation
  • Business Foundations for Human Resources Professionals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

To be admitted to the all full-time CPE Certificate Programs (Human Resources, Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Business Administration), applicants must have:

  • minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 60% average (C)
  • official transcripts (International students: please provide original English translated copy of University degree and transcripts.)
  • completed online application form
  • proof of language proficiency (international students only)

There is an application fee of $79 payable upon submission of your application. Applicants will be notified directly if additional information or documentation is required.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18999 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18999 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    8249 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8249 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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