Professional Master of Industrial Relations (PMIR)


Applications are accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

The normal minimum academic qualification for admission to the PMIR program is a four-year bachelor’s degree with upper second-class standing (B+), or equivalent, from a recognized university.

Professional MIR candidates must also have three years of full-time employment experience in the field (or equivalent).

Candidates, with significant employment experience, who do not meet the normal minimum academic qualification, must provide additional evidence of strong academic potential. This evidence normally involves completion of two courses at the senior undergraduate or graduate level, with a minimum B+ standing in each course, or completion of the Graduate Record Admission Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), with a minimum score at the 75 percentile in the verbal and analytical categories.


Advanced Standing

Students in the PMIR program must complete 11 courses. PMIR applicants may be eligible for advanced standing (course credit) based on prior academic experience.

Request for advanced standing should be made at the time of application. Courses credited towards another academic degree will not be considered for advanced standing.


Program Application

Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Early application is encouraged.

For more information about admissions, please contact:


Anne Marie Bergman, Program Administrator
Rm. 237, Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Queen's University
Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6 CANADA
Tel: 613.533.6000 ext. 79319
Fax: 613.533.2135

Meet our Students

Benjamin Turner

Benjamin Turner

Masters of Industrial Relations FT

Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) Candidate 2017 at Queen's University

I am a bilingual Master of Industrial Relations candidate who is specifically interested in recruitment and talent acquisition. I believe that an organization's most valuable asset is its human capital. This value is realized when effective testing and selection methods are utilized in the recruitment process. My human capital approach to human resource management is aimed at acquiring new talents who are not only exceptional candidates but also are the most suited individuals to an organization. This results in both high employee retention and a boost in organizational productivity. Further, human capital management is reactive to the modern business complexity's trends, gaps and changes. Therefore, as a human resource professional I will act as an organization's sensor in order to allow the organization to continue to progress without interruption.

My capacity in talent acquisition and recruitment lies in my ability to super-connect. Super connectors are individuals who build close relationships with diverse people very quickly. As a super connector I can match people with opportunities and, in doing so, leave my connections with a positive opinion of myself and my own abilities. Moreover, I always strive to stay '​in the know'​. This way I know what each of my connections is capable of, who is in their network, and what my connections need or are looking for. This allows me to instantaneously connect people based on needs and abilities, while increasing their own value.



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