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

29 May, 2023

Earlier this month we welcomed back Dezi Singh as part of our Safka Speaker Series.  Dezi graduated from the Master of Industrial Relations program in 2007 and is now the VP of Labour Relations and Human Resources at Maple Leaf Foods.
Dezi shared the challenges and opportunities he faced in his career and spoke candidly about the obstacles he had to overcome.  He shared some personal stories and spoke about the importance of networking, seeking out mentors, and taking risks in order to succeed in today's competitive job market.

28 April, 2023

We had a great time catching up with alumni the Fairmont on Wednesday. It was great to see everyone doing so well, and hear everyone's updates. Looking forward to staying in touch and seeing everyone again soon!

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