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Human Resources Management

HMPDDouglas A. Smith Family School of Business

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

May 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates.

Program Delivery

Campus / Hyflex / Full-time


Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Duration

3 Semesters

Program Contacts

Brian Vendramin

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.7559
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Learn how to make your workplace effective and efficient

Employees are the heart of every organization, and human resources professionals are key to building and supporting an effective workforce. This program provides all nine core courses required to complete the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario’s (HRPA) coursework requirement, the first step in obtaining the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. 
Boost your existing qualifications as you explore recruitment, training, organizational management, compensation, labour relations, and more. Gain real-world experience with a seven-week placement in your final semester. 

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Complete in just 1 year
  • Includes the nine approved courses needed to access the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 and CHRP Employment Law Exam 
  • 7-week work placement in semester 3 


Admission requirements

Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree program from an Ontario College or equivalent.


Applicant must possess five years of work experience in a related field (or combination of education and work experience) as judged by the College to be equivalent. Applicants must submit a resume detailing their related experience and a cover letter outlining their competencies and preparedness for the program (any and all postsecondary transcripts must still be submitted).

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Additional admission requirements


  • Computer competency in relevant software
  • Some familiarity with basic accounting principles

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Spring 2025

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Winter 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for the 2024-25 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
HRP 7110Human Resources Management3
HRP 7112Staffing3
HRP 7116Organizational Behaviour3
HRP 7121Occupational Health And Safety3
BUS 1185Accounting for Non-Finance3
HRP 7225HR Spreadsheet Management2
IND 1181Indigenous Business Workshop1
Semester 2
HRP 7201Human Resource Planning3
HRP 7113Compensation Management3
HRP 7114Labour Relations3
HRP 7111Alternative Dispute Resolution3
HRP 7117Training and Development3
HRP 7131HR Seminar Series2
HRP 1010HR Information System1
Semester 3
HRP 7302

or HRP 7303
Field Placement

or Capstone Project
 Total Credits42


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$7,293.84Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$22,229.54Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

Douglas A. Smith Family School of Business

Cambrian’s Douglas A. Smith Family School of Business offers a wide range of programs designed to ignite your potential. Create your own narrative with programs that combine classroom knowledge with real-world experience. Cambrian gives you the tools to succeed in the compelling and fast-paced business sector.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information. 

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Specialists in human resources may work in medium- to large- sized organizations that have formal human resources departments. Some specific positions include:

  • Recruiter
  • Staff trainer
  • Human resource coordinator
  • Compensation analyst
  • Employee relations officer
  • Payroll administrator
  • Health and safety coordinator
  • Job analyst
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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