LL.M in Labour Relations and Employment Law

  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: Fall
  • Tuition Fee: 25,000 - 30,000 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Part-time
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specialization: Labour
  • Application deadline: May 09, 2018

Program Overview

The 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.


This specialization is available 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.

Degree requirements

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals located across Canada and abroad, the majority of Labour Relations and Employment Law courses are available via video conferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3 day intensives.

Students in this in the two year part-time specialization may need to travel to Toronto once a year for courses that require in-person attendance. The Labour Relations and Employment Law specialization is a cohort based specialization where courses progressively build upon one another.

New students are only accepted into the specialization once every three years – the next specialization start is Fall 2018. 

Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper.


Total credits needed: 36


Note that students without a law degree from a Canadian institution are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term. For detailed degree requirements see Student Handbook.

Duration & Format

Program Duration


The Labour Relations and Employment Law LLM can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.


1. Part-time Labour Relations and Employment Law LLM: Part-time students can complete the specialization over two years (6 credits per term over six terms). 


Program Format


This two-year, part-time degree requires completion of 36 credits obtained through coursework and a Major Research Paper, or through coursework only.

There is no thesis requirement and your progress and performance is evaluated through short papers, presentations and take-home assignments. Each LLM incorporates a research requirement, which is typically evaluated on the basis of one or more papers. 

Program Starts & Deadlines

Program Start: Fall 2018
Applications Due: May 9, 2018