Labour Studies

What is the future of work? How will technology transform employment? These are the kinds of questions that you will tackle as you learn about our economic system and the role of workers within it. Labour Studies is committed to the study and understanding of labour, working people, and their organizations from a comprehensive social, cultural, historical, political, and economic perspective.


The Labour Studies program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is administered by the Morgan Centre for Labour Studies.

Credential: Major, Minor or Certificate

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Admission requirements for Labour Studies

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Labour Studies


Contact your faculty advisor after being admitted to your major program.


Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Account Representative
  • Dispute Resolution Specialist
  • Employee Relations Representative
  • Employee Welfare Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Labour Organizer
  • Labour Relations Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Training Specialist
  • Union Staff Representative