Indigenous Student Application Stream Information

The Indigenous Student Application Stream (ISAS) is an optional application stream for applicants of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) ancestry to the Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources (MIRHR) programs. This application stream aims to increase and support Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) MIRHR student representation at the University of Toronto.  The intention is to have members of the Indigenous community, including faculty, HR and IR practitioners and members of the public, take part in the admission file review process. This program reflects the CIRHR’s strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To apply through this application stream, you must meet the same minimum requirements as all other applicants for GPA and course prerequisites for the advanced standing MIRHR stream. Note that this application stream does not have a designated quota for admission. You must submit admission materials as per the regular MIRHR admission process plus the following additional materials by the March 1, 2022 application deadline. These materials can be uploaded in your application status page after you submit your application form:

1. Self-declared Indigenous status on the MIRHR application (checkboxes below).

2. You must provide one of the following as proof of Indigenous ancestry to apply to the ISAS at the CIRHR:

  • A copy of a Status or Treaty card
  • A copy of a Nunavut Trust Certificate card, roll number or any other proof accepted by Inuit communities
  • A copy of a membership card in a Métis registry recognized by the Métis National Council (the Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, Métis Nation of Alberta and Métis Nation British Columbia)
  • Proof that an ancestor’s name has been entered in the Indian Register according to the Indian Act, on the band list of an individual band or the Inuit roll
  • Written confirmation of Indigenous ancestry from the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Written confirmation of membership in a band council that has its own membership code
  • Other acceptable documentation

3. The ISAS Personal Essay: This essay is an opportunity for you to explain your connection to your Indigenous community. We recommend this essay be 250-500 words.

Students accepted through the ISAS will automatically be considered for the Indigenous Student Entry Award ($5000).

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