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​​Why choose a career in Human Resources?​​

The HR profession is quite possibly the most diverse of all professions. As one senior HR leader once put it:

“A career in HR meant I could combine my interest and aptitude for business, marketing, writing, and teaching all into one. In HR, you must understand every facet of a company and no other profession is like that – unless you are the CEO.” - Mardi Walker

And more than likely, it's a career that fits your socially conscious value system because, as a regulated professional, you make a commitment to practice HR competently and ethically, to deliver value for your organization, and to protect the public interest. 

Why HRPA?​​

HRPA is the regulatory association for HR professionals. If an HR career is for you, then HRPA is your professional association. HRPA Student registration is the first step in your HR career success. 

Joining now, as a student registrant, connects you with resources to help you find your first HR job through networking and volunteering; and to have HRPA member-exclusive access as a job seeker to Hire Authority Canada, the country's #1 HR job board.​

Most importantly, you gain the ability to earn the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP), the best known HR designation in Canada and available exclusively from HRPAand possibly advance to the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designations later on;.

The HR profession is quite possibly the most diverse of all professions. As one senior HR leader once put it:

“A career in HR meant I could combine my interest and aptitude for business, marketing, writing, and teaching all into one. In HR, you must understand every facet of a company and no other profession is like that – unless you are the CEO.” - Mardi Walker

And more than likely, it's a career that fits your socially conscious value system because, as a regulated professional, you make a commitment to practice HR competently and ethically, to deliver value for your organization, and to protect the public interest. 

Why HRPA?​​

HRPA is the regulatory association for HR professionals. If an HR career is for you, then HRPA is your professional association. HRPA Student registration is the first step in your HR career success. 

Joining now, as a student registrant, connects you with resources to help you find your first HR job through networking and volunteering; and to have HRPA member-exclusive access as a job seeker to Hire Authority Canada, the country's #1 HR job board.​

Most importantly, you gain the ability to earn the Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP), the best known HR designation in Canada and available exclusively from HRPAand possibly advance to the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designations later on;.

The CEO's View of HR
​“HR has a powerful seat at the table, on par with any part of the organization. Our leaders know that their most critical ally in getting things done is their HR partner. People first, marketing second.”​

Benefits​​ for HRPA Student Registration 

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)​​

Earning your CHRP has clear advantages. More employers are demanding it (it's the best known HR designation in Canada and available exclusively from HRPA) and CHRP-designated HR professionals earn more, advance faster, and enjoy a broader set of career opportunities than non-designated practitioners. Learn more about the CHRP designation​ and the process to attain it. ​

 

​Job Search

HRPA membership connects you to employment resources, Hire Authority Canada​, Canada's #1 HR job board, is available exclusively to HRPA-member​ job seekers. 

 

Professional Networking

HRPA's membership is largely made up of HR professionals, people who make hiring decisions every day. As an HRPA member, these are the people you'll meet and get to know and who will get to know you. These professional HR networks will help you tap into the hidden job market.

 

​Mentoring

By participating in the HRPA chapter mentoring program, you will:

  • Increase your knowledge of the profession and professional life

  • Pinpoint personal strengths, areas for improvement, interests and goals to help identify professional interests and future job possibilities

  • Gain experience and confidence talking to professionals

  • Establish networking opportunities in your field of interest

  • Reach out to your local chapter to become a mentee.

 

Volunteering

Get engaged with your local HR community by volunteering with your ​chapter. By joining your local chapter committees, you will work beside HR “the decision makers” in your area. Create your profile at iVolunteer.

 

HR Professional​ Magazine

With your membership you will receive a digital subscription to the largest circulation HR magazine in Canada, featuring current HR information affecting Ontario, Canada and North America. Get updates, opinions and commentary on HR trends, challenges and opportunities that will affect you and your employer. View HR Professional​ in digital format.

 

​​Professional Development

Continue your studies with career-long HR education. HRPA offers a variety of seminars, webinars, conferences, and certificate programs. Visit the Professional Development page to see details.

 

​​Resource Centre

From HR information services that give you access to salary surveys, labour statistics, policies, checklists, document templates, best practices--even an HR Hotline staffed by CHRL volunteers--your HRPA membership provides the professional tools to excel at school and kickstart your career. 

 

Member Savings

Saving the best for last, HRPA's member savings program saves you money on hundreds of products and services. When you take advantage of the program it more than pays for membership itself. ​​​

Designated HR Professionals
Earn more, advance faster, and enjoy a broader set of career opportunities than non-designated HR ​practitioners​.

​​Listen to what an HRPA student registrant has to say...

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