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.

HRPA has an Alternate Route to meeting the coursework requirement for obtaining your HRPA Designation. ​The Alternate Route is intended for individuals with advanced HR education.

The requirements necessary to write the HRPA Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE 1 or CKE 2) can now be met with your Master of Industrial Relations degree.

For full details on the process for applying for your HRPA designation, please see the HRPA Alternate Route page. 

Now, more than ever, is the time for you to apply to our Master's programs. Find out more today by accessing the relevant Program page for your best step forward in your career goals!

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.

It's no surprise that people remain silent at work in the face of problems - fear of retribution can be an effective muzzle. But what motivates people to put aside any potential personal costs and voice their concerns?

As part of his For Better or Worse series, Professor Weinberg's 'Til Dissoultion Do Us Part article argues there is little evidence to suggest one type of first contract arbitration is better than another at promoting sustainable bargaining relationships.

Recent News

17 January, 2023

alumni panel

13 January, 2023

Last night, we had the pleasure of hosting an alumni social gathering in Toronto. The event brought together current students and graduates from all different classes, who were excited to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and reminisce about their time in the MIR program.

It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces. We are looking forward to the next alumni event and hope to see even more graduates in attendance.

6 December, 2022

Emma Frappier speaking to students

Last week we wrapped up the fall term with the Safka Speaker Series in Industrial Relations featuring guest lecturer Emma Frappier (MIR'18), Labour Relations Specialist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). 

Upcoming Events

7 February, 2023 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Speaking Events

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If you would like to attend the lecture in person, please RSVP to Tanya at ligthart@queensu.ca  by January 27.  A light lunch will be provided to those who register.

8 February, 2023 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual information session on Wednesday, February 8 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM (EST) where we will discuss our full-time MIR program.

Meet faculty, alumni, and staff, to discuss the program structure, trajectory of completion, learning expectations, and more.

Register today by clicking this link: https://queensu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrceygqzgvGNxZB8jkmRtoXTmNZ2p6IsGP 

The deadline for applications is March 1!

27 February, 2023 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Information Sessions

Meet faculty, staff, and alumni to discuss the program structure, trajectory of completion, campus locations, learning expectations, and more.

Register now by clicking the link: https://queensu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpce-orDgoEtJBNvaawWc-wAJXpWmnLAw7