Employee Total Rewards

Learn the value of a total rewards strategy in the attraction, engagement and retention of employees. You will explore intrinsic and extrinsic motivational theories that drive organizational engagement.

In this course, you'll learn methods for creating internal and external equity and assess your personal values and motivators. You'll examine the labour market and determine an organization’s market positioning in relation to compensation, and also relate the impact of an organization’s financial performance on total rewards policies.

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

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

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Start DateMon, Sep 25, 2023
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What you will learn

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

  • Apply the value of total rewards to HR programs and offerings
  • Discuss direct compensation as a form of total rewards
  • Discuss indirect compensation as a form of total rewards 
  • Explain how aligning total rewards with organizational accounting and finance enables strategic HR planning

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
  • Connect with the instructor via email, online posts, and optional live Q&A Zoom sessions scheduled by the instructor (summaries/recordings available)

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:

Long, R.J., Singh, P. Strategic Compensation in Canada, 7th Edition. Nelson, 2021. Available as an e-book from the publisher


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.