Certificate in Employment Relations

The Certificate in Employment Relations is designed as an additional credential to support those seeking entry-level jobs in labour relations and human resources management. Students will be introduced to the theory, policy and legal frameworks behind the employment relationship, and how these can be applied to assess workplace challenges and problems. This certificate program is only open to Queen's students.



  • Theories and practices that shape contemporary workplaces including labour and employment relations, labour policy and employment law, human resource management and organizational behavior.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate and address contemporary work-related problems.
  • Communication and creative problem-solving skills

This certificate program consists of 15 units (5 courses) at the 200 level. 

Please refer to the FAS Academic Calendar for a list of eligible courses.

  • If you are also enrolled in an online degree program, only 6.0 units from your degree program or the certificate can count towards both. In other words, to graduate with both an online degree and the EMPR certificate, you would need a total of 99.0 units (instead of 90.0 units).
  • No more than 6.0 units of core courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.

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