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Discover Labour Studies at McMaster - Apply for BA in 2022!

McMaster’s School of Labour Studies is Canada’s premier Labour Studies program and widely respected as one of the best in the world.

Undergraduate Programs

  • BA in Work and Labour Studies
  • BA Honours in Work and Labour Studies
  • Minor in Work and Labour Studies
  • A variety of combined programs

Graduate Programs - Online application portal opens in mid-October, application deadline: January 15th

  • Master of Arts in Labour Studies
  • Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Labour Studies

Knowledge for Transforming the World of Work

Certificate Programs

  • HDLC-McMaster Labour Studies Certificate
  • Unifor-McMaster Labour Studies Certificate

The world of labour is constantly changing. Our labour studies certificate programs are designed to provide the most current labour education in an ever changing world of labour. 

Life in #HamOnt

McMaster is situated in Hamilton, Ontario, a city of more than half a million wrapped around the western most shore of Lake Ontario, approximately equal distance between the cities of Toronto and Buffalo, New York.

A City that Values the Heritage of Workers

Hamilton is also home to the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre. Conceived in the late 1980’s by a dynamic group of labour historians, artists, and union and community activists who gathered together to discuss the need for a place where workers’ history could be celebrated. In 1996, after intense work by a volunteer board of directors, the (Ontario) Workers Arts and Heritage Centre purchased the historic Custom House on Stuart Street in the north end of Hamilton. The WAHC aims to preserve, honour and promote the culture and history of all working people. The WAHC Board always includes a member of the School of Labour Studies.

Arts & Culture

Once characterized as an industrial center, Hamilton is experiencing a period of intense revitalization. The downtown is now home to one of the most exciting arts and culture scenes in the country, with new shops, galleries, collectives, and restaurants opening all the time.