Human Resource Management & Labour Relations

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Options available

  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Management as a Second Degree
  • Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management
  • Management Certificate
  • Combined degrees with Management (Lethbridge campus)


  • Calgary


Fall & Spring

Program description

*** The Human Resource Management and Labour Relations major is available at ULethbridge in Calgary only. This major will be offered on the Lethbridge Campus in 2026-2027.***

As a human resources management and labour relations (HRMLR) professional, you’ll manage the greatest resource of organizations – its people! Competent, culturally sensitive and highly organized, HRMLR professionals add significant value and display competence in an array of specialized areas, including talent management, employment law, health and safety, performance management, training and development and diversity and inclusion.

With a major in HRMLR you’ll be a strategic leader in your organization. You’ll be critical for the successful management of complex and constantly evolving environments and you’ll work with both employers and employees to create productive and fair workplaces.

In this major you’ll study a broad range of topics including human behaviour, organizational change management, career development, managing in unionized environments, leadership, workplace safety and managing in diverse workplaces.

You can also choose a minor to enhance your knowledge in a secondary line of study. Many minors complement human resource management and labour relations well including family and small business management, Indigenous business management, mental health, marketing and sociology. Learn more about our available minors.


Why take human resource management and labour relations (HRMLR) at the Dhillon School of Business?

Being a HRMLR major at the Dhillon School of Business has it advantages. Our HRMLR major is accredited by the Chartered Professional In Human Resources (CPHR). That means you can waive the CPHR National Knowledge Exam, a requirement for individual CPHR designation. You also only require three years of professional human resources experience to receive the full CPHR designation, whereas those who do not graduate with a degree from an accredited institution require eight years of experience.

Many of our students enrol in co-operative education while at the Dhillon School of Business. Co-op allows you to get paid work experience before you graduate and can even help you land a job immediately after graduation.

Note: Students should take Research Methodology (MGT 2700) as early as possible, as it provides a foundation for the senior-level courses. Because a wide variety of electives are offered, not all are offered every term. Plan in advance with an academic advisor to ensure you can take all of the courses that interest you.


Employment stats for a career in human resource management and labour relations*


Dhillon School of Business - Finance job postings

Job postings in the last 12 months


  • Canada: 21,010
  • Alberta: 2,579


Dhillon School of Business - Finance salary

Average salary 


  • Canada (zero to five years of experience): $71,000
  • Canada (six years of experience or more): $101,200
  • Alberta (zero to five years of experience): $79,700
  • Alberta (six years of experience or more): $110,300


Dhillon School of Business - Finance

Top employers hiring



  • Scotiabank
  • Sun Life Financial
  • TD Bank
  • Stantec
  • Government of B.C.


  • Government of Alberta
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Stantec
  • Suncor Energy
  • City of Edmonton

* Employment data provided by Lightcast 2023. 


The advantages of being a Dhillon School of Business student

Experiential learning

You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply the theories you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life, hands-on situations as well as programs to help you connect with our student community. As a Dhillon student, you'll have access to these experiential programs and more:

Visit our Dhillon School of Business website to learn more about student experience opportunities.

Education that’s personal

Our students say they chose the Dhillon School of Business because of the smaller class sizes and more personal and supportive approach to teaching. Here you’ll get many opportunities to connect and interact with your professors and peers to set you up for success.

Flexible study options

Whether you’re a traditional student interested in our Lethbridge campus with full-time classes during the day or a working professional interested in the Calgary Campus’s evening and weekend classes, we have a flexible study option for you.

Internationally recognized for quality

As an AACSB accredited business school, the Dhillon School of Business have met very rigorous quality standards proven to provide you with the best in business education worldwide. You can trust that your education here will give you a distinct advantage in the real world including more competitive salaries, more employers interested in you after graduation and more. See all our professional accreditations and designations.


Possible careers

Dhillon School of Business - Finance job postings

Top job titles in Alberta and/or Canada*

  • Human resources manager
  • Human resources generalist
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Talent acquisition specialist
  • Human resources advisor

Other possible careers

  • Organizational development specialist
  • Compensation and benefits analyst
  • Occupational health and safety specialist
  • Learning and development coordinator
  • Staffing and HR planner
  • Labour relations consultant
  • Outplacement specialist
  • Industrial relations specialist/manager
  • Recruiter
  • Job analyst
  • Mediator
  • Negotiator/ advisor

Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


This program also requires

One of the courses you include must be:

  • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2



First year cost estimator

For Human Resource Management & Labour Relations

Let us help you understand your tuition and fees for your first year at the University of Lethbridge.

“I added HRMLR to my degree in my second year at uLethbridge. The [Dhillon School of Business​] has given me many occasions to further myself, and better my future. I am currently involved in a role in the Management Students’ Society, which has brought forth great networking opportunities while working with many amazing students. I’m very eager for my future with a career in human resources.“
- Leila, BMgt Human Resource Management & Labour Relations / BSc Psychology

Sample classes

  • HRLR 3315: Diversity in Employment
  • HRLR 4390: Leading Organizational Change
  • HRLR 3310: Collective Labour Relations
  • HRLR 3312: Strategic Compensation
  • HRLR 4355: Training and Development 

For a complete list of courses available in our Human Resource Management and Labour Relations program, check out our program planning guide (PDF).