​​​​​​​​​HR Professional Magazine

About HR Professional

HR-Professional-DigitalHR Professional magazine's mandate is to engage, inform and inspire its readers through original, topical content of importance to Canadian human resources professionals. By reading HR Professional, the audience will deepen their understanding of professional best practices – including the areas of certification, employment law, employee engagement, workplace culture, technology, OHS, policies and procedures and more – which will allow them to increase the positive impact they have in their departments and organizations.


HR Professional is the official flagship publication of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), the professional regulatory body and the professional association for HR professionals in Ontario. HRPA oversees more than 24,000 members in 27 chapters across the province. ​

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​The largest circulation HR magazine in Canada, published eight times each year and free for all members.

Got a story idea for HR Professional magazine?

Designated HR professionals and actively contribute to the success of their organizations, so why not share that success and inform and instruct others? All columns should offer the HR Professonal reader a concrete idea or process that they can implement either in their workplace or within themselves. Features must be well-researched and well-sourced and examine topical and strategic HR issues.

Content Guidelines

Submitting Queries​

Do not send a complete article. Please send your query to the Managing Editor, MaryBeth Mckenzie. The query should include two or three paragraphs that describe:

  • Theme: Be specific. We will not assign a story on “leadership” but we might use an article on a new form of leadership or a case study on leadership within a certain company.

  • Evidence: Please provide how you will prove your theme. For example, interviews with experts, a case study, numbers and statistics and quotes from cutting-edge research, books or topical studies.

  • Section: Identify the magazine section subhead, for example, “Strategy” or “Talent Management.”


We accept only original submissions. Do not pitch previously published material (Internet distribution included).


Images sent electronically must be 300 dpi resolution jpeg or tiff files.

Article Length

HR Professional publishes both features and columns. Features are approximately 1,200 to 1,800 words and columns are around 700 words. New products, trends, studies are used for the front of book section and are 250 words.​

Final Edit

We reserve the right to edit all articles as needed for content, tone and space, although we do make every effort to ensure contributors are happy with their pieces. Articles must never be promotional in nature. Anything construed as self-promotion will be edited out of the article.


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