Today’s HR leaders face many competing priorities— while reimagining the future of work and ensuring employees stay engaged, and more.

The HRPA is here to partner with you through this constantly changing landscape. We are dedicated to empowering HR professionals, ensuring that you, alongside our 23,000 members, remain equipped to respond in an ever-evolving world.

Joining the HRPA means becoming part of a dynamic community of HR professionals dedicated to ethical practice, continuous learning, and advancing the HR profession.

By giving you the tools you need to create positive change, we’re empowering members, inspiring prosperity, and reshaping the future of HR in Ontario and beyond.


Join the HRPA for a range of professional development resources specifically designed to enhance your skills and keep you informed, including certificate programs, workshops, conferences, and on-demand programs.

As an HRPA member, you’ll stay at the forefront of the HR field with members-only resources such as research papers, best practices, and policy guidance—and keep yourself well-prepared for upcoming challenges and opportunities.

HRPA’s vibrant community of more than 23,000 HR professionals allows you to network with peers and colleagues, learn from mentors, and discuss HR hot topics with other HR professionals.  Regional Chapters allow you to connect with colleagues in your own area and discuss local issues.

The HRPA hosts dozens of events to engage and inspire members, provide networking opportunities, and create a community where attendees stay abreast of the latest critical issues in HR.

Obtaining an HRPA designation can significantly boost your career. HRPA-certified professionals earn 17% more than their non-certified counterparts and are 29% more likely to be in leadership roles.

By joining HRPA, you’ll have the tools you need to develop HR practices that are fair, robust, and consistent. You’ll also build trust among colleagues and stakeholders by committing to the Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct and Practice Standards. The HRPA also offers Practice Guidelines in areas of high risk for HR professionals. By meeting the highest ethical and professional standards, you’ll mitigate risk.

Get job alerts, upload your résumé and apply for positions, or read career news and advice at Hire Authority, HRPA’s exclusive job board.

Access Knowledge Bank, an online toolkit full of articles, videos, infographics, top tips, self-assessments, and much more—all of it created to support your performance and development as an HR professional.

See even more member benefits available exclusively to HRPA members.

Annual dues to join the HRPA vary by registration class and are pro-rated based on the month you join. The registration year starts on June 1 and ends on May 31 of each year. For a detailed list of dues by class, location, and month (including the dues applicable to non-Ontario residents), please see our complete dues information page.

Our annual dues for Ontario residents, by category, are set out below.

New to Canada? See the bottom of this page for more information!

  • Practitioner: $629.64
  • Student: $100
  • Allied Professional: $292.56

Note: Dues to renew are different for some categories.

Who can Join


Most HR professionals join the HRPA as a practitioner.


If you are enrolled in an HR program on a full-time basis in college or university in Ontario and arnot working full-time, join the HRPA as a student.

Allied Professionals

Join as an allied professional if you are a current member of another self-regulated profession in Ontario.

For more information on how to apply, read about the application process.

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Enhance your HR career and show your dedication to the future of HR. 

New to Canada

If you are new to Canada, meaning you have received permanent resident status or an open work permit within the last two years, you may be eligible for Internationally Educated Professional (IEP) dues for your initial registration. Learn more