Gain a Competitive Edge

The certificate in Employment Relations is an exciting opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a rapidly evolving world of work. It is open to both Queens’ students and anyone outside Queen’s who meets the university’s admission requirements. The certificate can be completed online.

"My current role provides me the opportunity to work in an ever evolving environment that demands and facilitates a mix of exposure, interaction, problem solving, strategy and research. I get the opportunity to work independently, and on a team while being supporting and being supported by my colleagues."

~ Emilio Frometa, EMPR, MIR
Program Manager, Quickstart Early Years

What will I learn?

  • Theories and practices that shape contemporary workplaces including labour and employment relations, labour policy and employment law, human resource management and organizational behavior.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate and address contemporary work-related problems.
  • Communication and creative problem-solving skills

What career opportunities will I have?

The Certificate in Employment Relations complements a variety of career paths; it provides the skillset that employers are looking for. Regardless of the field, the labour market requires individuals who can understand, communicate about, and tackle workplace issues.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from current Queen’s students or anyone from outside of Queen’s who meets the university’s admission requirements. The Faculty of Arts and Science Online offers several admission categories, making the Certificate in Employment Relations an accessible program to applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.

Certificate Structure

This certificate program consists of 15 units (5 courses) selected from any of the following 200-level EMPR courses or above. Click here to find out more.

Admission requirements

For new students, you will need ONE of the following (whichever is most recent):

  • A minimum of a 75% average on your high school diploma with ENGL4U, plus two additional 4U courses. Additional three required courses may be either 4U or 4M; OR
  • A 2-year college diploma with a minimum 2.9 GPA; OR
  • A 3-year college diploma with a minimum 2.6 GPA; OR
  • At least one full year of university with a minimum 2.6 GPA.

If you do not meet any of these requirements or are currently a Queen’s student who would like to add the online certificate to your degree, please visit Arts and Science Online to learn more about the various admissions categories.