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7 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 recruitment, training, organizational management, compensation,  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 program provides all nine necessary courses required to complete the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario's (HRPA) coursework requirement, the first step in obtaining the CHRP designation. 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

  • 2 years - 7 semesters
  • 8-week placement
  • Includes the nine approved courses required to access the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 and CHRP Employment Law Exam to become a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)


Semester seven 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

Full-time Pathway

Students may choose to complete this program in three semesters by studying full-time.  For more information on the full-time pathway click here.  

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

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

Highly Recommended:

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

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Fall 2021
  5. SEMESTER 5 Winter 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Spring 2022
  7. SEMESTER 7 Fall 2022

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Spring 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Fall 2022
  7. SEMESTER 7 Winter 2023

Spring Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Spring 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Winter 2022
  4. SEMESTER 4 Spring 2022
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2022
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2023
  7. SEMESTER 7 Spring 2023

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

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
HRP 7110 Human Resources Management 3
HRP 7211 Staffing 4
Semester 2
HRP 7106 Organizational Behaviour 4
HRP 7120 Occupational Health And Safety 4
Semester 3
HRP 7101 Applied Mediation Skills - ADR 4
HRP 7130 Applied HR Practices I 2
Semester 4
ACC 7300 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 4
HRP 7205 Compensation Management 4
Semester 5
HRP 7115 Training and Development 4
HRP 7210 Human Resource Planning 4
Semester 6
HRP 7215 Labour Relations 4
HRP 7230 Applied HR Practices II 2
Semester 7
HRP 7301 Field Placement 7
 Total Credits50


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

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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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