Connecting today’s top researchers and policy advisors to tomorrow’s leaders. Queen’s Employment Relations is shaping the world of work.

Employment Relations is a multi-disciplinary field of study that includes economics, law, psychology, sociology, management and history. Our programs combine theory and practice and provide students with a solid foundation in labour/employment law, human rights law, labour-management relations, conflict management and negotiations, human resources management, and labour policy. 

Queen’s Employment Relations prepares students for a meaningful career in human resources and labour management. We offer an exceptional academic experience and an unparalleled alumni network. Learn from internationally recognized scholars and prominent policy advisors and develop the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges and opportunities in today’s workplaces.


Undergraduate programs

Gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. Pair a Minor in Employment Relations with a Major in any other discipline or choose a Certificate in Employment Relations and develop in-demand skills that can be applied across a number of different industries. It's your future - have a say in what it looks like. 

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. 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

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.