• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The part-time Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law gives students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the theory, policies and principles that underlie labour and employment law. Students will develop the skills to consider, at an advanced level, the social, economic and political forces shaping this dynamic field today.


The Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law gives you the chance to step away from the daily grind to think critically about what you know. Learn from Canada’s top law professors and international faculty, which have included Alan Bogg (Oxford), Ruth Dukes (Glasgow), and Bruce Kaufman (Georgia State). You’ll dive into a wide variety of subject areas, including collective bargaining law, the common law of employment, freedom of association, human and equality rights, and international labour law, among other subjects.

Programme Structure

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals located across Canada and abroad, the majority of courses in this program are available via videoconferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions (based on EST or Toronto time) or 3 day intensives. Students in the two year part-time specialization may need to travel to Toronto for courses that require in-person attendance. This specialization is a cohort based specialization where courses progressively build upon one another. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper.Courses Include:
  • Theories and Perspectives in Labour & Employment Law 
  • The Charter and Human Rights in Labour Law
  • Labour and Employment Law in International Law
For more information, please visit the program website.


            Who is the Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law for?

            • Law graduates with legal work experience in the labour and employment field.
            • Professionals without a law degree who have excellent academic credentials and significant and senior related professional experience.


            Program Director(s): 
            • David Doorey
            • John D. R. Craig
            Program Faculty:
            • Daphne Taras
            • Bruce E. Kaufman
            • Gillian Demeyere
            • Kevin Banks
            • Michael Lynk
            • Christopher C. Rootham
            • Eric Tucker
            • Dr. Ruth Dukes

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • More details: New students are only accepted into the specialization once every three years – the next start is Fall 2018.
            • Programme intensity Part-time
              • Average part-time duration 24 months
              • Intensity 3 hrs/week
              • Part-time variant
                Evening, Weekend, Residential
              • Duration description

                Courses are structured structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3 day intensives. Videoconferencing options are available for distance learners.

            • Credits
              36 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              • Time flexibility
                Fully structured
            • More information Go to the programme website
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            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:


              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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            • Minimum required score:


              The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

            • Minimum required score:


              The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score:
            Recommended score:

            Overall B (75%) average (or equivalent). Applicants with a lower GPA will be considered provided they have 5 years or more of relevant professional experience.

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            Academic Background
            • LLB or JD Degree
            • OR Strong academic record (Masters Degree Preferred) + Significant related professional experience
            Required Supporting Application Documents
            • Required Supporting Application Documents
            • Writing Sample
            • Two References
            • The LLM Supplementary Form
            • Proof of English Language Proficiency (if required) 
            • Transcripts

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              35537 CAD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 35537 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • National Applies to you

              24132 CAD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 24132 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


            Check the programme website for information about funding options.

            StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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