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First Nations Human Resource Management Program

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Program Description

This one-year certificate or two-year diploma program will prepare students to effectively manage all aspects of the major Human Resource Management (HRM) functions in First Nations communities and organizations. The modular program covers topics such as job design/job analysis; recruitment/selection; training/development; compensation/benefits; performance management; and compliance with labor legislation.

This program is designed to accommodate learners who are currently employed. Students have the option of completing 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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