Please note:

To effectively participate in this program, students must have reliable Internet access and a device that meets these requirements.

About the program

This program will emphasize theories, concepts and business applications as they apply to strategic benefits management. It will provide a formal background in practical skill competencies as they relate to total reward strategies. The program will assist individuals in the human resources field to develop benefit management skills as well as an opportunity for further professional development. Overall, the focus is in the design, delivery and evaluation of materials in the strategic benefits management field.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older, AND CHRP designation
  • Graduate of Conestoga College Human Resources Management (Co-op, graduate certificate) program or Human Resources (part-time) program or equivalent
  • The following three courses:
    • BUS1020 Organizational Behaviour
    • HRM1020 Human Resources Management or HRM1140 Organizational Behaviour for Human Resource Managers
    • ACCT1020 Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Five (5) years of work experience in the area of human resources and compensation

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students should be aware that excellent reading and comprehension skills are required for success in this program.
  • Many of the courses in this program are delivered on-line. Basic computer skills are an asset.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Submit proof of Admission Requirements. Review Apply to a Program to learn how.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Communicate accurately using appropriate terminology and tailoring benefits concept’ description in a manor that meets the needs of specific stakeholders.
  • Compare and contrast various rewards strategies that support employers’ benefit plan administration activities
  • Explain the integration and relationship between government and benefits programs.
  • Explain the process of the benefits program design including financial, cost and administration components to support an employer’s choice of a benefit program.
  • Calculate payroll contributions, deductions, remittances for government and employer sponsored plans.
  • Articulate process involved in benefits plan administration.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education

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Fall registration: Opens July 24, 2023
Winter registration: Opens November 27, 2023