HRPA helps you be the best you can be by offering the tools, resources and access to professional development programs needed to jump-start your HR career.

Join our HRPA Student Members now to gain access to career-launching opportunities and programs for emerging HR professionals. Most of our events are FREE for our HRPA Student Members. Learn more about our special discounted membership rates for students.

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Want to make a difference in the HR community? Now you can as an HRPA Student Ambassador! The Student Ambassador program is an opportunity, for enthusiastic, career-driven HR students to act as a bridge between HRPA and their post-secondary school.

It’s a win-win opportunity. When you become a Student Ambassador, you get the chance to inspire other students, while enhancing your own HR experience. You can receive formal recognition by HRPA, build upon your resume and professional network and gain access to free events and resources.

To learn more, visit: or email Boski Verma at

The Student Success Forum is the smart start for post-secondary students looking to develop and advance their career in HR. The virtual format will bring together the HR community and provide HR students access to the latest trends and best practices from some of the industry’s greatest thought leaders.

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Get your resume reviewed by a professional career and resume consultant. You must be a full-time student member to participate.

Exclusive to HRPA student members, you’ll be brought face-to-face with prospective employers ready to meet you through an interactive virtual environment.

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Every year, the HRPA hosts the Student Case Competition through its Toronto Chapter. This one-day event engages the best and brightest upcoming HR leaders and professionals and challenges them to tackle real-life business and HR situations.

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Have questions about joining the HRPA, pursuing your designation or filing a complaint against an HRPA registrant?

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Grab your coffee (or any drink you prefer) and get ready to hear from a curated lineup of speakers who will break down the hot topics impacting up and coming HR professionals now.

Upcoming Coffee Chat – Tips and Tricks for Virtual Interviewing: March 1

As the world navigates this new online world – we know one thing for sure, remote hiring is here to stay. If you’re currently job hunting, chances are you’re also interviewing online.

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Did you know that Designated HR Professionals earn more and have better career advancement opportunities than HR professionals without HRPA Designations? Read the article for more information.

HRPA Designations  signal to clients and employers that you, as an HR professional, have the knowledge and expertise needed to to excel in the HR profession.

The HRPA is the regulatory body of the HR profession in Ontario.

To better understand why regulation is important and how it benefits HR professionals and protects the public interest, check out the following resources:


Whether you are an emerging professional or levelling up in your HR career, mentorship can make a difference in your HR career journey. Access these benefits and more with the HRPA Mentorship Program. It’s one of the largest HR community mentorship programs that allows you to connect with other professionals in the HR field.

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