Gain a competitive edge

A Minor in Employment Relations gives students the opportunity to learn more about contemporary workplace issues and is a great complement to any Major Plan. Students will develop a highly transferable set of skills and knowledge that will give them the confidence they need to make a positive impact on any organization, in any industry.

What will I learn?

  • A solid foundation that supports effective employment relations: labour policy, employment law, collective bargaining and labour relations, organizational behaviour, and human resources practice
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Critical thinking
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation

What career opportunities will I have?

A Minor in Employment Relations complements a number of possible career paths and gives you the in-demand skills needed to set you apart in any field. Whether you choose medicine, engineering, education, philosophy, commerce, media or law, the job market will always be in need of graduates who can communicate clearly, empathize with others, think independently, and analyse and problem solve.

Who can apply?

The Minor in Employment Relations is open to all Queen's undergraduate students. In combination with a Major Plan in another subject, the Minor Plan in Employment Relations (with sufficient electives) will lead to an Honours Bachelor Degree. The Employment Relations General Plan (with sufficient electives to total 90 units) will lead to a 3-year Bachelor of Arts degree.

Program Structure

A total of 30 credits are required to complete the Minor program. Click here to find out more.

Admission requirements

All students that have successfully completed 24 units or more must declare a Plan.

  • For first-year students going into second-year, the minimum GPA required to be placed on a pending list for Employment Relations is 1.7
  • For upper-year students wishing to change their Plan, applications are pending departmental approval.

For more information on selecting a Plan, please see the Faculty of Arts and Science Plan Selection.