A key pillar of HRPA's mission is to advance our members' careers. HRPA membership provides you with the designations, education, resources and tools to help you bring real value to the HR role in your organization; career resources like job search, networking, and professional development to help you establish and grow your career; plus regulatory oversight to protect the public and heighten credibility around the HR profession.
Professional Designations (CHRP, CHRL and CHRE)
In Ontario, HRPA issues
three competency based HR designations: the entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), the professional level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), and the senior level Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE). 86% of jobs advertised on Hire Authority require that the candidate have, or be working toward, their CHRP, CHRL or CHRE. HR professionals with these designations are promoted faster, earn more and have a greater range of career options.
Online Academic Program
Online Academic Program provides the academic courses required for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in a convenient online format.
Rules of Professional Conduct (PDF)
HRPA is a
community of professional peers that assist each other with career advice, mentoring, HR problem solving and more. Between HRPA, its chapters and online communities, the Association connects you with more than 23,000 members from across Ontario.
Hire Authority HR Job Board
Hire Authority HR job board is Canada's Number One HR job bank, with thousands of registered employers and more than 20,000 active resumes.
Choosing a Career in HR
career resource portal features links to career planning and job search tools, free webinars on starting, advancing and leveraging your HR career, plus access to individual consultations with a career advisor.
HRPA's chapters each participate in the association's mentoring program, helping younger professionals grow by paring them with experienced members.
New CHRPs can enrol in HRPA Edge, HRPA's paid internship program operated in partnership with the Career Edge Organization who arranges short-term HR department internships with host organizations to help you launch your career by gaining practical, real world experience.
Connecting with the
largest professional community in Canada helps create a life-long professional network.
Making a Contribution
From serving on the HRPA board to volunteering at HRPA's Annual Conference & Trade Show, the Association provides members with
volunteer opportunities to build their network, learn new skills and give back to the HR profession.
At the chapter level or via HRPA’s online mentoring matching tool, the Association provides mentoring opportunities—either as a mentor or protégé—to pick up professional guidance from an experienced professional or share hard-won knowledge to those starting out. Contact your chapter executive for more information.
Enhancing Skills and Capabilities
HRPA provides the professional development members need to stay current and advance in their careers. From workshops, seminars, webinars to certificate and executive programs, HRPA provides education on every facet of HR practice: HR law, Total Rewards, Organizational Development, Health & Safety, Recruitment, Talent Management and more.
HRPA also provides it members with a variety of tools for CPD needs self-assessment tool, a departmental needs analysis tool (including optional 360 feedback), and CHRP and CHRL benchmarking to compare their knowledge and skills with those of their peers.
Online Academic Program
HRPA's Online Academic Program provides the academic courses required for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in a convenient online format.
Contact HRPA's customized research request service and our team of Information Specialists will guide you to the most relevant, recent research on business and HR topics, as well as salary survey and benchmarking data.
HR Hotline is an HRPA phone service that connects members with veteran CHRPs who can provide fast and knowledgeable answers to your general HR/employment-related questions.
HR Professional, HRPA's official member magazine, is Canada's largest-circulation HR publication. Featuring news, opinion and commentary, HR Professional provides in-depth analysis on news, trends, challenges and opportunities facing HR in the Canadian workplace.
Member Savings Partners
HRPA combines the buying power of its more than 23,000 members with its extensive business partnerships to bring you exclusive savings at work, home and play. Taking advantage of HRPA's Member Savings deals can easily offset the price of your membership.