Internationally educated professionals with a background in HR may apply to join HRPA for a reduced price if they can provide proof that they have:
- Have obtained landed immigrant status or an open work permit in Canada within the past 24 months.
Gaining the CHRP, CHRL or CHRE designation can help prepare HR IEPs for the realities of the Ontario labour market, and signals to employers that you have the knowledge and expertise needed to excel in the HR profession.
To learn more about the benefits and requirements for earning the CHRP, CHRL & CHRE designations, visit our Designations page.
Certified Human Resources Professional
Certified Human Resources Leader
Certified Human Resources Executive
Other support for HR IEPs
In order to help HR IEPs understand the process for earning the CHRP, CHRL and CHRE, HRPA has developed the Designation Guide for Internationally Educated Professionals (PDF).
In addition, HR IEPs should know:
- The experience requirement for the CHRL and the CHRE can be met entirely with professional-level HR experience from outside Canada
- The degree requirement for the CHRL can be met with a degree from outside Canada (international degrees must be assessed by an approved provider for equivalence to a Canadian degree)
- Internationally educated professionals are eligible to pay lower registration dues for their first year of membership in HRPA
The Designation Guide for Internationally Educated Professionals (PDF)should be used together with the Guides for the CHRP designation, the CHRL designation and the CHRE designation, which provide more detailed information about the certification process for each designation.
Please visit the HR Designations section of our website for more information or contact us by phone at 416-923-2324 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For your convenience, you may book an appointment to speak with someone from the Office of the Registrar by phone. Please note that an appointment is not needed to call HRPA.
Human Resources Connections
Human Resources Connections is a seven-week employment outcome program designed to integrate internationally trained HR professionals into their field of expertise. The ACCES Employment model includes strong employer interaction, an academic curriculum delivered by Sheridan College focusing on Canadian context, mentoring opportunities, job placement, and post-hire supports.
For more information, Apply Now (PDF)
Important Documents & Resources
- Working in Canada Canadian Government Job Bank: The Working in Canada Tool can help newcomers to Canada make well-informed decisions about where to live and work.
- Global Experience Ontario An Access and Resource Centre for the Internationally Trained
- World Education Services: Accurate research and intelligence about foreign academic credentials
- Comparative Education Services (CES)
- International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
- org: Information Newcomers Can Trust
- 211 Ontario: Easy access to community, social, health and related government services in Ontario