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 Students.

Note: Students enrolled in full-time HR studies get a very low registration 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.

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Upcoming Professional Development Events to Help You Level Up!

2024 Student Coffee Chats

Grab your coffee (or any beverage 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.

Register for the 2024 Student Coffee Chats Now:

Other Professional Development & Student Initiatives

HRPA Student Ambassadors help connect HR students in Ontario post-secondary schools with the HRPA including our HR-related opportunities and resources.

Learn more | View Current 2023/24 Student Ambassadors

Simplify your job hunt by joining the HRPA Student Career Fair! Here you’ll connect with top employers, who are actively recruiting students and recent grads for entry-level and internship positions in HR. This event is FREE for HRPA student registrants.

View the 2023 event recap video

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.

View past event.

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

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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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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