Sheridan College - Graduate Programs

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Human Resource Management

Sheridan College - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Pilon School of Business
Degree:Certificate; Co-op
Field of Study:Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,780

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges. The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first 2 academic terms of study at Sheridan; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. Co-op students must pay an additional fee of $535 in the term prior to each co-op work term.

Careers:Human Resources/Personnel ManagersHuman Resources and Recruitment OfficersPersonnel and Recruitment Officers


The role of the HR manager has grown steadily in importance. Today's HR management professionals contribute on a strategic level, dealing with talent acquisition, total rewards management, training and This program includes nine courses required by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Students who achieve an average of 70% on these courses with no mark below 65% will meet the coursework requirement to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE), making significant progress on the path to become a Certified Human Resources Professional in Ontario.

In order to be granted the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation, you must take the nine courses, pass the CKE and the Employment Law exam, and document three years' experience in HR. To qualify for the CHRL, you must also have a degree in any discipline. Requirements for the CHRL are evolving and you're urged to check the HRPA website for the latest developments. development, employment law, health and safety, labour relations, change management and HR metrics. At Sheridan, you'll learn to navigate the complexities of this role.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Postsecondary diploma or degree and/or demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience.

    Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience. Eligible applicants will be requested to submit a résumé and cover letter, and a brief essay describing two accomplishments that illustrate the applicant's suitability for a career in human resources. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to at the time of application. Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A comprehensive (course-by-course) post-secondary credential assessment is required. Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

    Students in this program may apply to the co-op program during their second academic semester. Enrolment in the Co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place at the end of the first year. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete three co-op work terms prior to graduation. The program-specific academic standard required for participation in co-op can be found here: Academic Standards for Co-op and Internship.
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 28, 2022