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

Note: Students enrolled in full-time HR studies get a very low membership fee. The best part is whether you join HRPA in
the first year of your post-secondary program or last, you can keep the student pricing for up to two years.

The Value of Student Membership in Motion

Interested in learning more about the benefits of an HRPA student membership? As a faculty member of an HR department you can Book a Student Info Session(If you’re an HR student, let an HR faculty member know about this opportunity.)

How to Get Started

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Upcoming Student Initiatives!

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

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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Professional Development

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

Book an appointment with the OOTR

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.


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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A must-attend event that will teach you how to build a high-quality professional network for career development and success

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What Other Registrants Say

"Networking is such a huge contribution to our career success, and I appreciate that HRPA organized this [Fall Social] for students. I was nervous to put myself out there and meet other people, but I am glad I did! Getting out there and networking with people around you gives you the confidence to be yourself when you're ready to start your job hunt."

— 2022 Student Fall Social Attendee

"I want to be the best HR professional I can be in order to support others in thriving, succeeding and actualizing their potential in the workplace. To do so, learning from different people and their experiences is important.”

[Read his full member story to learn more about the rewards of an HRPA student registration.]

— Kaddeem Williams, HRPA Student Registrant


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