Industrial Relations and Human Resources offers students the opportunity to study the employment relationship in a Canadian context from the perspectives of economics, history, law, management, political science and sociology. The program provides students with a theoretical background and knowledge of current developments in the labour field that will serve as a basis for careers in employment relations and human resources or for further training at the graduate level.
Apply to the Social Sciences admission category on the St. George campus
- Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English, are required
- A senior level Math course is recommended preparation for first-year courses
- Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits
For detailed admission information to the Social Sciences admission category on the St. George campus please contact Enrolment Services. The Industrial Relations and Human Resources Program Office does not administer this process.
172 St. George Street Toronto, Ontario M5R 0A3
Bachelor of Arts
Employment Relations (specialist and major options)
There are no specific Employment Relations courses at the first-year level.
Advice For First Year
Faculty of Arts & Science students choose their program of study, such as Employment Relations, after completion of first year.
Students interested in enrolling in an Employment Relations program must complete at least two first-year, full-course equivalents in Economics (ECO100Y or ECO105Y) and Sociology/Psychology (any combination from this list is acceptable: SOC101Y/102H/ 103H/ PSY100H.) Admission to the major program will be based on the combined average in these courses. These requirements are listed under "Current Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George Campus)"
Some courses taken in the program are applicable to the program of studies leading to the designation of Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) awarded by the Human Resources Professionals Association.
The program provides students with a theoretical background and knowledge of current developments in the labour field that will serve as a basis for careers in employment relations and human resources, such as a Human Resources Generalist, Recruitment Specialist, Employment Equity Officer, Training and Development Consultant, Corporate Trainer, and Labour Relations Specialist. Some careers may require additional education and experience beyond the undergraduate level.
People with backgrounds in Employment Relations are found working in the following settings:
|Benefits assistant||Health and safety inspector|
|Compensation coordinator||Human resources assistant|
|Consultant||Labour relations advisor|
|Corporate trainer||Legal secretary|
|Employee relations representative||Payroll clerk|