Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

Program Overview

If you’re hoping to move into positions that require skills in employee recruitment and training, or knowledge of labour relations, organizational behaviour, health and safety, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Human Resources Management certificate program will interest you. It’s practical training in critical HR functions, from payroll and benefits to recruitment and labour relations. Take the program to develop in-demand knowledge and skills in the growing field of human resources management.

The Human Resources Management certificate program is offered on a course-by-course basis through The School of Continuing Education on evenings and Saturdays, as well as through distance education. You’ll study key areas in HR management such as:

  • Compensation and benefits
  • Conflict management
  • Employee and labour relations
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and development
  • Leadership development
  • Project management

Courses integrate demonstrations, projects and practical exercises to help you translate theory into practice. For example, you’ll develop a proposal to help management enhance employee relations; you’ll discuss current trends in labour relations; you’ll use role-play to develop conflict resolution skills; you’ll participate in simulations and experiential exercises to build practical skills.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Human resources professionals work for large companies, municipalities, government departments, health authorities, university and school systems. You might start as an entry-level HR assistant, or you might move into a general management position that demands HR skills. Your certificate prepares you to work in different areas of human resources management, including classifications, recruitment, benefits, employment equity, job analysis, employee relations, staff training and administration.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Human Resources SpecialistHuman Resources Professionals (1121)$45,000 - $102,100
Personnel OfficerHuman Resources and Recruitment Officers (1223)$52,000 - $89,500
Payroll ClerkPayroll Administrators (1432)$36,100 - $69,800

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies - Part-Time Studies

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Length: 12 courses


  • Online/Distance
  • Other

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

  • It is offered on a course-by-course basis through Continuing Education (evenings and Saturdays, and by distance)

Part-time Delivery

Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) through Enrolment Services once all courses are completed.


Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12


Note: You do not apply or have admission requirements assessed for this program. You will take courses through Continuing Education. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate.

Admission Method

Not applicable at this time

Tuition and Fees

Get Credit for What You Know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.  See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for courses in this program.

Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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