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3 semesters | Barrydowne

Human resources professionals know all too well that a company is only as good as the people it employs. Get the skills and experience to become a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) by exploring recruiting opportunities, challenges, and strategies; organizational management; labour relations, and more.

The curriculum is designed to boost your existing qualifications and to support you if you intend to pursue your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. The nine core courses required to access the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) are approved by the Ontario Human Resources Professionals Association. Additional courses include mediation, practitioner seminars, and an eight-week placement in a professional human resources environment. Information on the Human Resources Professionals Association and the CHRP designation is available by visiting

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 3 semesters
  • 8-week placement
  • Includes the nine approved courses required to access the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) to become a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)


Semester three will be an eight-week, unpaid work placement.

CHRP Designation

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) regulates the human resources profession in Ontario and issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Completion of HRPA's certification process confers the right to use the title Certified Human Resources Professional and the right to use the initials C.H.R.P. or CHRP after one's name (excerpt from HRPA's website). It is the responsibility of the graduate to pursue certification. Information on the Human Resources Professionals Association and the CHRP designation is available by visiting

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate of a recognized two- or three-year postsecondary program.


  • computer competency in relevant software
  • some familiarity with basic accounting principles

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2018
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2019

Winter Semester

  1. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019
  2. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Winter 2020

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
HRP 7101Applied Mediation Skills - ADR 4
HRP 7106Organizational Behaviour 4
HRP 7110Human Resources Management 3
HRP 7120Occupational Health And Safety 4
HRP 7130Applied HR Practices I 2
HRP 7211Staffing 4
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 2
ACC 7300Managerial Accounting 4
HRP 7115Training and Development 4
HRP 7205Compensation Management 4
HRP 7210Human Resource Planning 4
HRP 7215Labour Relations 4
HRP 7230Applied HR Practices II 2
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 3
HRP 7301Field Placement 7
 Term Credits: 7
 Total Credits: 50


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 & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,400. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

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

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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