HRPA FAQ

Important HRPA Updates - COVID-19


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Office of the Registrar

  1. How do I register a complaint against an HRPA registrant?

  2. How do I determine if an individual is a registrant of HRPA?

  3. How do I achieve the CHRP designation?

  4. How do I achieve the CHRL designation?

  5. How do I achieve the CHRE designation?

  6. What Schools Offer Courses that HRPA will Recognize?

  7. How do I Register for the CKE1 or CKE2?

  8. What is required to maintain my designation?

  9. How do I know what qualifies for CPD?



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Membership

  1. How do I renew my membership?

  2. How do I join as a new member?



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Chapters

  1. How do I register for a Chapter event?

  2. What if I am not an HRPA member and want to attend a Chapter event?

  3. How do I cancel a Chapter event registration?

  4. How do I change my chapter?



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Professional Development

  1. How do I register for an HRPA Professional Development event/webinar?

  2. Can you tell me if you have any courses on (subject)?

  3. I can't find the CPD code?

  4. Will I receive a recording for a webcast if I register and cannot attend?

  5. How do I become a speaker at HRPA events?



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Annual Conference & Sponsorship

  1. I did not get my confirmation/receipt, can someone please resend?

  2. Which hotels available have a special rate?

  3. Does HRPA allow badge sharing?

  4. How many CPD hours do you get for attending the Annual Conference?

  5. Is the Social Event an additional fee?

  6. How do I apply to become a speaker at the Annual Conference?

  7. How do I become an Exhibitor or a Sponsor?



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HRPA Online Communities 

  1. Having troubles logging into the HRPA Online Communities page?

  2. Having troubles applying to a volunteer opportunity?

  3. What volunteer opportunities are available?

  4. I am not a member of HRPA. Can I still apply to volunteer with the organization?



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Communications

  1. Where can I update my email preferences?

  2. Not receiving emails

  3. Not an HRPA member and want to receive HRPA information?

  4. Not a HRPA member and want to receive Chapter information?

  5. I am not a HRPA member. How do I unsubscribe from receiving HRPA information?

  6. I am not a HRPA member. How do I unsubscribe from receiving Chapter information?

  7. How do I make an editorial contribution?

  8. How can I advertise with HRPA?


Hire Authority Job Board

  1. How Can I access HRPA's Job Board Hire Authority?

  2. How do I login to Hire Authority as a Jobseeker?

  3. What is the cost to post a job on Hire Authority and is there a discount for members?

  4. How do I login to Post a Job on Hire Authority?

  5. How can I pay for my job posting?

  6. When are Job Postings advertised to HRPA members?


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Resource Centre

  1. Do you still provide customized research?

  2. Why is the Resource Centre moving to a fully-digital model? 

  3. Where can I go to access HR resources and best practice materials?

  4. Where can I obtain more information about the Resource Centre?





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HRPA Online Communities

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Important HRPA Updates - COVID-19


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Office of the Registrar

  1. How do I register a complaint against an HRPA registrant?

  2. How do I determine if an individual is a registrant of HRPA?

  3. How do I achieve the CHRP designation?

  4. How do I achieve the CHRL designation?

  5. How do I achieve the CHRE designation?

  6. What Schools Offer Courses that HRPA will Recognize?

  7. How do I Register for the CKE1 or CKE2?

  8. What is required to maintain my designation?

  9. How do I know what qualifies for CPD?



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Membership

  1. How do I renew my membership?

  2. How do I join as a new member?



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Chapters

  1. How do I register for a Chapter event?

  2. What if I am not an HRPA member and want to attend a Chapter event?

  3. How do I cancel a Chapter event registration?

  4. How do I change my chapter?



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Professional Development

  1. How do I register for an HRPA Professional Development event/webinar?

  2. Can you tell me if you have any courses on (subject)?

  3. I can't find the CPD code?

  4. Will I receive a recording for a webcast if I register and cannot attend?

  5. How do I become a speaker at HRPA events?



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Annual Conference & Sponsorship

  1. I did not get my confirmation/receipt, can someone please resend?

  2. Which hotels available have a special rate?

  3. Does HRPA allow badge sharing?

  4. How many CPD hours do you get for attending the Annual Conference?

  5. Is the Social Event an additional fee?

  6. How do I apply to become a speaker at the Annual Conference?

  7. How do I become an Exhibitor or a Sponsor?



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HRPA Online Communities 

  1. Having troubles logging into the HRPA Online Communities page?

  2. Having troubles applying to a volunteer opportunity?

  3. What volunteer opportunities are available?

  4. I am not a member of HRPA. Can I still apply to volunteer with the organization?



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Communications

  1. Where can I update my email preferences?

  2. Not receiving emails

  3. Not an HRPA member and want to receive HRPA information?

  4. Not a HRPA member and want to receive Chapter information?

  5. I am not a HRPA member. How do I unsubscribe from receiving HRPA information?

  6. I am not a HRPA member. How do I unsubscribe from receiving Chapter information?

  7. How do I make an editorial contribution?

  8. How can I advertise with HRPA?


Hire Authority Job Board

  1. How Can I access HRPA's Job Board Hire Authority?

  2. How do I login to Hire Authority as a Jobseeker?

  3. What is the cost to post a job on Hire Authority and is there a discount for members?

  4. How do I login to Post a Job on Hire Authority?

  5. How can I pay for my job posting?

  6. When are Job Postings advertised to HRPA members?


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Resource Centre

  1. Do you still provide customized research?

  2. Why is the Resource Centre moving to a fully-digital model? 

  3. Where can I go to access HR resources and best practice materials?

  4. Where can I obtain more information about the Resource Centre?





Office of the Registrar

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  1. How do I register a complaint against an HRPA registrant?

A complaint against an HRPA registrant can be filed by anyone, including a member of the public, a fellow HRPA registrant or the Registrar on behalf of HRPA. All complaints must be submitted in writing by completing the Complaint FormMore information on the complaint process at HRPA >>


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  1. How do I determine if an individual is a registrant of HRPA?

  2. We are obligated under the  Registered  Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013  to outline, through a public register, and list the status of all members current and past.


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  1. How do I achieve the CHRP designation?

There are five requirements to achieve the CHRP:

  1. Membership requirement

  2. The various categories for membership and registration are listed on the HRPA website. You may register online.

  3. Coursework requirement
    There are two ways to complete the coursework requirement – Course-by-Course or Alternate Route

    • Course by Course Approach - This requires completion of credit(course) in the following academic areas: HR Management, Organizational Behaviour, Finance & Accounting, HR Planning, Occupational Health & Safety, Training & Development, Labour Relations, Recruitment & Selection, Compensation. The ways to do this are:
    • If you have taken any courses from outside of Ontario you may consider using our Courses Approval Process as a means for HRPA to evaluate the content of those courses to see if they match our curriculum for a particular subject area.
    • Take a challenge exam in a particular subject area.  A challenge exam is an alternative to completing specific course requirements is the Challenge Exams. Challenge Exams are designed to assess an applicant’s academic currency in an individual subject area and are similar to a final exam in the subject. They enable an applicant to achieve credit in a required subject area without retaking a course, giving them credit for previous academic or experiential knowledge in a subject.  
    • Take an HRPA recognized course -  A listing of recognized courses per institution is available through our  school search tool.
    • HRPA also offers these courses through our Online Academic Program.
    • Combination of the above.

    OR



  1. Exam requirement

    Write and pass the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1). Dates for the CKE 1 are outlined on the HR Designation section of the website. They are typically held February, June and October. Once you pass the CKE 1 you are eligible to site the CHRP Employment Law Exam.

  2. Employment Law Exam

    The CHRP Employment law exam is typically held January, May and September.  It test Ontario employment legislation.

  3. Job Ready Program

    You will be given access to the Job Ready Program by HRPA once you have passed the Employment Law Exam. The job ready program is a series of 4 online modules and 12 required readings. To fulfill this requirement, you must complete all modules. The program takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

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  1. How do I achieve the CHRL designation?

  2. To obtain the CHRL, the following requirements would need to be met.

    1. Membership requirement

    2. The various categories for membership and registration are listed on the HRPA website. You may register online.

    3. Coursework requirement
      There are two ways to complete the coursework requirement – Course-by-Course or Alternate Route

      • Course by Course Approach - This requires completion of credit(course) in the following academic areas: HR Management, Organizational Behaviour, Finance & Accounting, HR Planning, Occupational Health & Safety, Training & Development, Labour Relations, Recruitment & Selection, Compensation. The ways to do this are:
        • If you have taken any courses from outside of Ontario you may consider using our Courses Approval Process as a means for HRPA to evaluate the content of those courses to see if they match our curriculum for a particular subject area.
        • Take a challenge exam in a particular subject area.  A challenge exam is an alternative to completing specific course requirements is the Challenge Exams. Challenge Exams are designed to assess an applicant’s academic currency in an individual subject area and are similar to a final exam in the subject. They enable an applicant to achieve credit in a required subject area without retaking a course, giving them credit for previous academic or experiential knowledge in a subject.  
        • Take an HRPA recognized course -  A listing of recognized courses per institution is available through our  school search tool.
        • HRPA also offers these courses through our Online Academic Program.
        • Combination of the above.

    OR



    1. Exam requirement

      Write and pass the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). Dates for the CKE 2 are outlined on the HR Designation section of the website. They are typically held February, June and October. Once you pass the CKE 2 you are eligible to site the CHRL Employment Law Exam.

    2. Experience requirement 

      Three years of professional level experience in HR, this is assessed by completing the Validation of Experience application form.

    3. Degree requirement

      The degree requirement ensures that HR professionals possess the generic competencies necessary to perform HR Roles at a professional level.  The degree requirement is separate from the coursework requirement. 

    4. Employment Law Exam

      The This Exam is typically held January, May and September, testing employment legislation in Ontario. As of this year, additional requirements for the CHRL will also be rolled out over a period of several years: 

    • A Professional Program is currently being developed. It will be an expanded version of the Job Ready Program for the CHRP, an online program that is focused on professionalism and ethics.

    • Supervised experience is intended to be integrated into the current validation of experience. 

    • Final Performance Exam:

      • This requirement is in the very early planning stages. The details of these requirements and their exact implementation dates are currently being worked on. HRPA will provide advanced notice (via the website) once dates and specific details have been finalized. 

  3. How do I achieve the CHRE designation?
  4. Achievement of the CHRE is a two-step process:

    • Online self-assessment – there is no cost to attempting this self-assessment. You do not need to be a member of HRPA to attempt this assessment.
    • Phase 2 application – application – if you are successful in step 1, HRPA forwards you a phase 2 application for completion. Individuals interested in pursuing the CHRE designation are required to register as a member of HRPA (under the practitioner membership category) and submit a non-refundable application fee of $350+HST prior to submitting their Phase 2 CHRE application.
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  1. What Schools Offer Courses that HRPA will Recognize?
  2. More than 40 post-secondary academic institutions across Ontario offer HRPA-approved courses, which can be used toward the coursework requirement for both the CHRP and CHRL designations. A complete listing per institution is available online through our school search tool.

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  1. How do I Register for the CKE1 or CKE2?

    HRPA must assess your original hardcopy transcript of the prerequisite subjects for eligibility prior to you being able to register for the exam. Once you have registered for membership (cost outlined online), complete the online transcript assessment form and forward your original transcript via mail to HRPA.

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  1. How do I know what qualifies for CPD?
  2. HRPA must assess your original hardcopy transcript of the prerequisite subjects for eligibility prior to you being able to register for the exam. Once you have registered for membership (cost outlined online), complete the online transcript assessment form and forward your original transcript via mail to HRPA




Membership

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  1. How do I renew my membership?
  2. Please go to the HRPA Guide to Renewal and follow the instructions. You must have your HRPA login ready to do this, and complete the entire renewal in one session (typically takes about 10-15 minutes). If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Team.

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  3. How do I join as a new member?
  4. Please go to HRPA New Application and review the Guide for New Members for further instructions. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Team.
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Chapters

  1. How do I register for a Chapter event?
  2. Please select your event from either the HRPA Calendar of Events or the Chapter website > MENU (top left) > Chapter Events. Once you select the event you wish to attend, please click onRegister-Onlineand log in with your HRPA login details to obtain member pricing and complete the registration. Once you clickComplete-Registrationyou will be sent a confirmation email receipt of your event registration. If you do not receive this email within 12 hours of registering, please go here and email your Chapter contact.

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  3. What if I am not an HRPA member and want to attend a Chapter event?
  4. If the event is also open to non-members, you can create a non-member profile with the HRPA by clickingCreate-New-User-Accountand completing your address and email section. Non-member profiles do not cost anything but every Chapter event will have a charge for non-members to register.

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  5. How do I cancel a Chapter event registration?
  6. Please email the chaptercancellations@hrpa.ca with your HRPA member ID and the event you wish to cancel. Please note that all cancellations are subject to the Chapter Cancellation Policy.

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  7. How do I change my chapter?
  8. Please email the Membership Team with an email stating which chapter you want to move to. You can view the HRPA list of chapters contact the Membership Team to see where would best suit you. Remember: you can attend ANY HRPA Chapter event regardless of which Chapter you belong to.



Professional Development

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  1. I would like to register for an HRPA Professional Development event/webinar.
  2. You can register online by accessing the Professional Development Calendar, or by emailing the Professional Development Team.

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  3. Can you tell me if you have any courses on (subject)?
  4. Please access the Professional Development Calendar for a listing of courses.

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  5. I can't find the CPD code.
  6. A survey is emailed to all participants at the conclusion of each event. The CPD code can be found in the last question of the survey. Members have the option to manually enter the program information into their log. A CPD code is not mandatory in order to receive the PD hours.

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  7. Will I receive a recording for a webcast if I register and cannot attend?
  8. Registered participants will receive a copy of the recording for most webcasts. Note: Access to the recording expires 48 hours after you select the link.

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  9. How do I become a speaker at HRPA events?
  10. For Chapter events, go to the HRPA Speakers Bureau.

    For HRPA professional development events please submit at the Speaker Proposal page.

    For the Annual Conference, please email AC Speakers.




Annual Conference & Sponsorship

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  1. I did not get my confirmation/receipt, can someone please resend?
  2. Please email registration@conexsys.com and a new confirmation will be sent out.

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  3. Which hotels available have a special rate?
  4. Intercontinental, The Delta, Fairmount Royal York and Radisson Admiral have special rates until further notice. The cut-off dates vary per hotel:

    • InterContinental Hotel: December 27, 2019
    • Delta Hotel: January 9, 2020
    • Hyatt Regency Toronto: January 9, 2020
    • Radisson Admiral: January 4, 2020

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  5. Does HRPA allow badge sharing?
  6. While some companies may decide to share badges, HRPA does not facilitate the exchange of badges between attendees. It is the responsibility of the individuals to do so.

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  7. How many CPD hours do you get for attending the Annual Conference?
  8. CHRP, CHRL and CHRE conference delegates earn one hour of instruction at the conference.

    “Delegates earn 1 hour per hour of instruction to a maximum of 8 hours per day.“Attendance at HRPA’s Annual Conference should be recorded under Section A3 of the Continuing Professional Development Log, and Members are required to provide a brief description of the course content describing how the activity furthers your ability as an HR practitioner. Members can log up to a maximum of 24 hours for 3 days attendance at the HRPA conference.”

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  9. Is the Networking Event an additional fee?
  10. No - It is included in the full conference package and the Wednesday package.

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  11. How do I apply to become a speaker at the Annual Conference?
  12. Thank you for your interest to become a speaker. The deadline to submit a Speaking Proposal was March 21, 2019 for our 2020 Conference.

    Please email mmcquillan@hrpa.ca if you would like to receive speaker updates.

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  13. How do I become an Exhibitor or a Sponsor?
  14. Thank you for your interest to become an Exhibitor or Sponsor.

    Please find more details here >>


HRPA Online Communities 

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  1. Having troubles logging into the HRPA Online Communities page?
  2. Your login credentials are the same username and password that you use to log in to the main site. If you have forgotten your login credentials, or need assistance with accessing your account, please contact HRPA Online Communities.

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  3. Having troubles applying to a volunteer opportunity?
  4. Usually, issues around applying for volunteer opportunities arise from the following:

    • The user is not logged into their account. Depending on which browser you are using, your connection will be 'timed out' after a while. Before applying for the opportunity, please ensure that you are logged into your account. You can check this at any time by looking near the top right corner of your screen. If you are not logged into your account, you will only be able to view the listing.

    • Members using browsers such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer have reported that they have difficulties with certain functions on the website; this includes applying for volunteer opportunities. Please ensure that you are using an updated browser. We recommend that members use Google Chrome.

If you're still experiencing issues applying for any of volunteer opportunities, please contact HRPA Online Communities.

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  1. What volunteer opportunities are available?
  2. We are adding new opportunities across the province every day! Be sure to visit our current opportunities page to see what opportunities are available in and around your community.

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  3. I am not a member of HRPA. Can I still apply to volunteer with the organization?
  4. Currently, only members of HRPA can apply for the volunteer opportunities listed on our site. If you would like to find out more about membership with HRPA, please contact our Membership Team.



Communications

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  1. Where can I update my email preferences?
  2. The preferences can be updated at any time by clicking on "Manage Subscription" at the footer of your HRPA emails:
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    Once you are on the preferences page, you can select the topics you are interested and hit "Save" when you are done.

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  3. Not receiving emails
  4. Please check your email account "Spam" or "Junk" folder to ensure that our emails are not being filtered. If the message was caught by the spam filter, you may find an option to mark it as 'not a Spam' or to 'Add sender to white-list.' This will aid in receiving future emails from HRPA.

    Whitelist on Hotmail, Windows Live and MSN

    Click on "Options" in the upper right corner of your Hotmail screen > In the body of the page right under "Junk e-mail" click on the link Safe and Blocked Senders > Click on the link Safe Senders > Enter our email address: reply@membermail.hrpa.ca > Click "Add to list".

    Whitelist on Gmail

    1. Open the email in your Gmail inbox
    2. Click on the Settings cog in the top-right corner and go to Mail settings.
    3. Select the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab from the choices that load.
    4. Click on Create a new filter, near the bottom of this area.
    5. In the From field, add the e-mail addresses or names of people or companies you never want to land in your spam folder, using capital OR between each address/name. ("hrpa" OR reply@membermail.hrpa.ca)
    6. Click the Next Step button after you're finished entering all the information.
    7. Check the box next to Never send it to spam and then click Create Filter.

    Whitelist on Yahoo

    1. Open your mailbox and click on "Mail Options" (upper right hand corner).
    2. Select "Filters" under the Management column.
    3. Click the "Add" button on the Filters page.
    4. In the "From header:" row, make the drop down "contains" and put the mailer's from our address reply@membermail.hrpa.ca in the box.
    5. At the bottom of the page Click the "Choose Folder" pull down menu and select "Inbox".
    6. Click the "Add Filter" button.

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  5. Not an HRPA member and want to receive HRPA information?
  6. HRPA is pleased to provide non HRPA members and the public with our latest news and information. Click here to subscribe.

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  7. Not a HRPA member and want to receive Chapter information?
  8. HRPA is pleased to provide non HRPA members and the public with the latest news and information from a chosen HRPA Chapter. Click here to subscribe.

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  9. I am not a HRPA member. How do I unsubscribe from receiving HRPA information?
  10. You may unsubscribe to receive news and information at any time here.

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  11. I am not a HRPA member. How do I unsubscribe from receiving Chapter information?
  12. You may unsubscribe to receive news and information at any time here.

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  13. How do I make an editorial contribution?
  14. Please contact: MaryBeth McKenzie, Director, Public Relations and Communications at 416.923.2324 ext: 356

    Note – we are not accepting submissions at this time 

  15. How can I advertise with HRPA?
  16. To learn more, please contact: Adam Hart, HRPA Business Development Lead at 416.923.2324 ext: 353


Hire Authority Job Board

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  1. How can I access HRPA's Job Board Hire Authority?

  2. Jobseeker Website

    Employer Website

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  3. How do I login to Hire Authority as a Jobseeker?
  4. Only HRPA members or registrants can sign into Hire Authority. You can gain access by visiting Hire Authority and signing in with your HRPA username and password.

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  5. What is the cost to post a job on Hire Authority and is there a discount for members?
  6. The cost to post a standard job on Hire Authority is $450+HST. We do offer discounted packages.

    The prices are the same for both members & non-members.

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  7. How do I login to Post a Job on Hire Authority?
  8. The Jobseeker & Employer site are two separate entities. The Jobseeker site is for HRPA members and Registrants and can be accessed with ones HRPA login details.

    To sign in as an employer one must either sign in to an existing account or create a new account. This would require separate login credentials not one's HRPA user details. If you try to create an Employer account and it already exists in our system you will receive a message that an email has been sent to the account administrator.

    If you do not know who that person is, or they may no longer be with the company please contact Hire Authority and they will assist you in accessing your employer profile.

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  9. How can I pay for my job posting?
  10. Hire Authority is an e-commerce platform and all payments are made online via credit card. We accept all major credit cards.

    If your organization does not have a credit card, Hire Authority will review requests for invoices on a case by case basis. Contact Hire Authority for more information.

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  11. When are Job Postings advertised to HRPA members?
  12. All NEW job postings are advertised in HRPA's daily email on Tuesday and Thursday.



Resource Centre

  1. Do you still provide customized research?

    Beginning December 1st, we will no longer be conducting custom research requests as we move to a fully digital model; however you will still be able to access a wide range of our most commonly used resources on our website here


  2. Why is the Resource Centre moving to afully-digital model? 

    Information needs are changing and we've evolved our online Resource Centre to meet this need. We are pleased to offer comprehensive, free, and up-to-date HR resources, which include current employment legislation, government resources, member survey data, and best practices.  

  3. Where can I go toaccess HR resources and best practice materials?

    Please consult the online Resource Centre, here.


  4. Where can I obtainmore information about the Resource Centre?

    Questions and comments can be forwarded to: resourcecentre@hrpa.ca 






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