Part-time Distance Education
Ontario College Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Program Code: 2110


A career in human resources involves helping an organization manage its people. This includes a wide range of activities including hiring and terminating, training, compensation, administering benefits and many other issues.

This is an exciting career area. An effective human resources department finds the employees who are the best fit for a given position, which results in giving the company a competitive advantage. Sault College`s Human Resource Practices Certificate gives you the tools to launch your career in human resources. The courses within this Certificate also provides you with the opportunity to gain a national designation from Human Resource Professional Association (HRPA) and Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP).

All courses are offered online via the internet. Online courses begin every January, May and September. Some courses are also offered starting each month.

To graduate from this program, learners must achieve a minimum of 65% in each course within the program and an overall average of 70% or better in the program. 

This program is available on a course by course basis. Students may choose to complete one or more courses each semester. Students in this program are not eligible for OSAP funding. Courses within this program must be completed within 7 years, unless otherwise specified.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 English (C) ENG4C or mature student status.


Successful completion of the ten Sault College courses will earn you a Sault College Human Resource Practices Certificate. These courses are also accepted by Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA) - Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP). There may be other requirements beyond the courses that you will need to investigate. More information can be found at

Career Path

Graduates find employment in human resources departments.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:


For graduates of Business Diploma and Degree programs and possibly others, advanced credit standing is a possibility. Should you wish courses to be evaluated for equivalencies, forward your request to the Continuing Education Office.

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