Diploma in Human Resources

Working in the public, non-profit and private sector, Human Resource practitioners ensure that employee rights, legislation and internal procedures are effectively communicated and upheld within an organization

Human Resources professionals serve an important function within all organizations. Collective bargaining, hiring, compensation, financial management and training and development are some of the many facets within this dynamic field. 

Designed for

Graduates with a passion for business management, strong interpersonal skills, values ethics and integrity, and upholds a high degree of professionalism.

Program Details

 Duration: One-year full-time | September to August

  Location: Blended: online & in-class

  Cost: $6500 Western ancillary fees       Financial Aid: Not OSAP eligible

  Program: 10 required courses and one, 560-hour practicum

Human Resources is a one-year full-time program, combining eight months of learning in-class/online (Sept-April) and four months in a practicum placement (May-Aug). 

Note: International Students will pay $6500, ancillary fees and UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan). 


To pursue a Post-Degree Diploma you need to apply.

Application Deadline

March 15

What you will learn

The nine required courses are taught and developed by industry professionals to connect theory to practice.  You will develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects used throughout your career. 

What you will learn

  • The history and ever-evolving role of Human Resources practice in Canada
  • The importance of HR practice in the employment life-cycle, including recruitment, selection, and training and development
  • The legal responsibilities of organizations, including labour relations, compensation, and occupational health and safety

Hands-on experience

Through the practicum, you will gain valuable hands-on experience, a strong network of industry contacts, and an edge in the job search process. It is the culmination of your work in the classroom and the bridge to a great career in your target industry