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First Nations Human Resource Management Program

Program Description

This program is aimed at preparing students to efficiently manage all aspects of the major Human Resource Management (HRM) functions in First Nations communities and organizations. The program is designed to be flexible and modular, covering various topics such as job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, performance management, and compliance with labor legislation. 

The program is structured to accommodate learners who are currently employed, and it offers two options for completion: a one-year certificate or a two-year diploma.

Program Module Outline

Year One

Effective Written Communication for the Workplace 1

Computer Applications

Job Analysis & Design

Recruitment and Selection

Training and Development

Human Resource Management and the Legal Environment

First Nation Human Resource Management Perspectives

Management Essentials 1

Human Resource Management Policies and Procedures

Payroll Administration (Pension and Benefit Packages)


Year Two

Effective Written Communication for the Workplace 2

Program and Project Planning Level 1

Program and Project Planning Level 2

Introduction to Proposal Writing ​

Interpersonal skills for the Workplace

Human Resource Case Management 1

Human Resource Case Management 2

Management Essentials 2

Management Essentials 3

Networking and Marketing Fundamentals


Admission Requirements

You are invited to apply if you have:

  • Senior 4 or equivalent education standing, or

  • Achieved a combination of education and experience as a mature student

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