Postgraduate Certificate Blended

Human Resources Management

8 months
18999 CAD/full
8249 CAD/full
Tuition fee
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Develop a deep knowledge of human resources plus the business and influence skills to take you to the next level in your new HR management career with this Human Resources Management Postgrad Cert. offered at York University School of Continuing Studies. Two delivery modes available: Online and Full-time!


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 Human Resources Management Postgrad Cert 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
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at York University and/or in Canada, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    18999 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18999 CAD for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    8249 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8249 CAD for the full programme during 8 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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