Learn more about our current plans for both the MIR program and the PMIR programs with regard to remote learning during Covid 19 restrictions.

undergraduate programs

Undergraduate programs

Gain a competitive edge in today’s job market and make a positive impact on any organization, in any industry. Pair a Minor in Employment Relations with a Major in any other discipline or choose a Certificate in Employment Relations. Learn more about contemporary workplace issues and develop in-demand skills that can be applied across a number of different fields. It's your future - have a say in what it looks like.

full-time graduate programs

Full-time graduate programs

The future is bright. Queen’s MIR graduates provide leadership, cutting-edge practice and policy direction to Canada’s leading corporations, unions, non-profit organizations and governments. For an exceptional learning experience and a one of a kind degree, our JD/MIR is Canada’s only dual degree program that combines graduate training in human resources management, employment and labour policy with a professional degree in law.

Professional graduate program

Professional graduate program

Finally, a professional graduate program that works for you: combine work life and personal life with graduate studies. For busy professionals working in labour relations or human resources management who are looking to advance their career opportunities with a competitive academic credential from Canada’s leading university in the field of employment relations. Elevate your career without overwhelming your life.

About Queen's Employment Relations

About Queen's Employment Relations

Queen’s Employment Relations prepares students for a meaningful career in Employment Relations, Human Resources and Labour Management. By connecting today’s top researchers and policy advisors to tomorrow’s leaders, Queen’s Employment Relations is shaping the world of work - making it a better place for all Canadians.

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Innovative research drives better workplace policies which improves the quality of life for Canadian workers. Learn more about how our faculty are shaping the world of work.

Long before COVID-19 changed the world, our faculty were studying the importance of compassionate care and compassion in the workplace.

A major research project which evaluated a ten-year effort by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) to enhance workforce development and HR strategies in Ontario’s social services sector.

Recent News

30 September, 2020

Reopening Safely: Preventing Novel Coronavirus Transmission at Work'.  We heard from Professor Andrea Ferro, Professor Robert Hickey, Professor Katherine Lippel and Professor Xavier St-Denis who explored what are the risks of aerosol transmission of the Corona virus in indoor workplaces, how they can be mitigated, which workers are most at risk of infection, how management practices and workplace relations affect risks of transmission, and where and how regulators and policy makers should focus initiatives to ensure prevention of transmission of the Novel Corona Virus at work.

1 September, 2020

Curious about the value of a graduate degree? A new study from Statistics Canada breaks down the most profitable graduate degrees of the last five years by fields of study and reveals some surprising results.

28 August, 2020

How will our graduate MIR courses be delivered in Fall 2020/ Winter 2021 period? Here are some questions you may be asking as we begin the 2020-21 year of remote learning.

Upcoming Events

5 December, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Speaking Events

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9 December, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Information Sessions