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For Employers

​Every business wants to be stronger, smarter and more successful. When it comes to planning, building, motivating, engaging and retaining the top talent you're going to need, you want an HRPA certified professional who can make a quantifiable difference.

HR designations that mean business

HRPA’s 23,000​ members are true professionals, bound by the regulatory association’s Rules of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics, committed to career-long continuing professional development and holding designations based on an HR competency framework and body of knowledge that address modern business demands.  Designations that...

  • Reflect the requirements of today’s workplace

  • Include up-to-date knowledge of HR, business, and workplace and employment law

  • Rigorous validation of that knowledge and the ability to apply it

  • Supervised professional practice experience requirement

  • Designed to address the needs of the HR professional at every career level

  • Designations that are valued by HR professionals, employers and other stakeholders alike

Compare the preparation HRPA-certified HR professionals receive with that of other jurisdictions:

PREPARATION
HRPA
CHRP
HRPA
CHRL
Quebec
CHRP
​Other
CPHR*
​SHRM​HRCI
​Recognized Nationally

YES​

YES​

YES​

​NO

NO​

NO​

Academic curriculum consistent with HRPA's Professional Competency Framework

YES

YES

Degree requirement 

YES

YES

​With exceptions

Demonstrated knowledge of workplace and employment law

YES

YES

​Rigorous examination of HR knowledge

YES​

​YES

Some Jurisdictions

YES​

​YES

​Rigorous examination of  legal knowledge

YES​

YES​

​Professional program to assess ability to apply HR knowledge to business solutions

YES​

​Supervised professional experience requirement

​YES

​Career-long commitment to continuing professional development

YES​

YES​

​YES

​YES

YES​

YES​​

* Not recognized in Ontario​

HR designations that mean business

HRPA’s 23,000​ members are true professionals, bound by the regulatory association’s Rules of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics, committed to career-long continuing professional development and holding designations based on an HR competency framework and body of knowledge that address modern business demands.  Designations that...

  • Reflect the requirements of today’s workplace

  • Include up-to-date knowledge of HR, business, and workplace and employment law

  • Rigorous validation of that knowledge and the ability to apply it

  • Supervised professional practice experience requirement

  • Designed to address the needs of the HR professional at every career level

  • Designations that are valued by HR professionals, employers and other stakeholders alike

Compare the preparation HRPA-certified HR professionals receive with that of other jurisdictions:

PREPARATION
HRPA
CHRP
HRPA
CHRL
Quebec
CHRP
​Other
CPHR*
​SHRM​HRCI
​Recognized Nationally

YES​

YES​

YES​

​NO

NO​

NO​

Academic curriculum consistent with HRPA's Professional Competency Framework

YES

YES

Degree requirement 

YES

YES

​With exceptions

Demonstrated knowledge of workplace and employment law

YES

YES

​Rigorous examination of HR knowledge

YES​

​YES

Some Jurisdictions

YES​

​YES

​Rigorous examination of  legal knowledge

YES​

YES​

​Professional program to assess ability to apply HR knowledge to business solutions

YES​

​Supervised professional experience requirement

​YES

​Career-long commitment to continuing professional development

YES​

YES​

​YES

​YES

YES​

YES​​

* Not recognized in Ontario​

It is a myth that anyone can do HR and that all HR professionals are equally qualified
To plan, build, engage and retain the employees your business depends on, and to keep you compliant with all workplace and employment legislation and regulation, you need an HR professional. Only HRPA certified professionals meet the rigorous standards required to call themselves Certified Human Resources Professionals, Certified Human Resources Leaders and Certified Human Resources Executives.  

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Hire Authority Canada

When you are looking to hire the best HR talent, look no further than Hire Authority Canada, your introduction to HRPA's 22,000 members. Included in your basic posting:

  • 60 day posting (most job boards let your posting expire after only 30 days)

  • Your company logo for additional brand recognition

  • A tweet from @hireauthorityca and a retweet by @hrpa

  • Email broadcast to every HRPA member

Learn more about Hire Authority

 

​World-class professional designations

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

Canada's best known HR designation and available exclusively from HRPA, the CHRP is for HR professionals in roles that are mostly administrative in nature, such as a contributing role in a larger HR function, or a sole HR practitioner in a smaller organization. Knowledge of HR and workplace and employment law. Job ready.

 

Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL)

The professional-level designation. HR and business knowledge and the skills to lead—projects, programs, functions, people—and drive organizational performance. In-depth knowledge of HR and workplace and employment law. Decision ready.​

 

Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE)

High level of experience and responsibility such as leading the HR function in large organizations, developing and executing significant HR projects, working with Boards or HR Committees, dealing with executive compensation, and having responsibility for HR strategies in support of long-​term organizational goals. Leadership proven.

 

Learn more about HR Designations

EZ HR for small business
​For small businesses who need access to an HR professional to answer an occasional question or to obtain policies, checklists, or other HR best practices, check out EZ HR for Small Business​.
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