Employee and Labour Relations in Canada

Examine employee and labour relations in Canada through a holistic view that bridges the gap between union and non-union environments.

You'll learn to apply employment laws and accommodation legislation to make an informed objective assessment of workplace issues. You'll explore contemporary issues in employee relations and discuss the impact of equity, diversity and inclusion on performance management. You'll also learn to assess organizational risk tolerance and interpret the Canada and B.C. labour codes to identify legal trends.

Core topics include: employment law, collective agreements, grievances and disputes, and risk tolerance.

Note: If you're new to the field of human resources, you should take Human Resources Management in Canada (CHRM200) before taking this course.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 8 weeks
Tuition: $749
Can be applied to:
Human Resources Management Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

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What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Compare and contrast the holistic views of employee relations and labour relations in Canada
  • Interpret and advise on principles of employee relations in Canada
  • Interpret and advise on principles of labour relations in Canada
  • Assess an organization’s risk tolerance for disciplinary decisions

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 7–10 hours per week on coursework
  • Expect readings and other assignments on a weekly basis
  • Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and class discussions

You will be evaluated on:

  • Assignments (individual and group)
  • Participation in online discussions

To earn the certificate, complete all courses with a minimum average grade of C.

Learning Materials

Course fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve registered. We will provide additional course materials online.

Required textbook:

Williams-Whitt, K., Letourneau, A., Schmaltz, T.J., Anderson, R., Filsinger, K.J. Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals Alberta and British Columbia, 4th Edition. Emond Publishing, 2021.


Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.