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Human Resources Professionals Association

Human Resources Professionals Association

Phone  
416.923.2324

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is the governing body for human resources professionals in Ontario. The HRPA was established through the Registered Hu​man Resources Professionals Act, 2013, and is represented by its board of directors.​

The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) will oversee the certification practices of the HRPA to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a certified human resources professional in this province. The OFC will work closely with the Registrar.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2016

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.




 2022

​The Fair Registration Practices (FRP) report for the Human Resources Professionals' Association is publicly available and may be accessed by clicking 2022 OFC Report_FINAL2 (hrpa.ca) which will take you directly to their website.​

 2021

​The Fair Registration Practices (FRP) report for the Human Resources Professionals' Association is publicly available and may be accessed by clicking 2021-Fair-Registration-Practices-Report-Accessible.pdf (hrpa.s3.amazonaws.com) which will take you directly to their website.​

 2020

2019

Human Resources-Fair-Registration-Practices-Report-2020.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the HRPA in 2020
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received756
123101
3
875
Applicants who became members000000

 2019

2019

Human Resources-Fair-Registration-Practices-Report-2019.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the HRPA in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,4541238721,558
Applicants who became members000000

 2018

2018

Human Resources-Fair-Registration-Practices-Report-2018.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the HRPA in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,0661835911,147
Applicants who became members000000

 2017

2017

Human Resources-Fair-Registration-Practices-Report - 2017.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the HRPA in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received8303422137924
Applicants who became members000000

 2016

2016

​​​Please contact the Regulator directly.​

Applications to Practise Processed by the HRPA in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,4415175901,558
Applicants who became members000000

 2015

2015

​​Please contact the Regulator directly.

Applications to Practise Processed by the HRPA in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received2,066291335492,192
Applicants who became members000000

 2014

2014

​​Please contact the Regulator directly.

Applications to Practise Processed by the HRPA in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,150226513401,569
Applicants who became membersN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Quick Facts

Number of Human Resources Professionals22,197
Number of Internationally Trained Human Resources Professionals810

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2020

Ontario
20,277
Other Canadian Provinces
433
USA
94
Other International716
Unknown94
Total22,197
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)
3.64%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Human Resources Professionals, 2020

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberNigeria
Third Largest NumberPakistan
Fourth Largest NumberBrazil
Fifth Largest NumberJamaica
Number of Applicants278​

The Human Resources Professionals Association does not fall under the jurisdiction of any ministry. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the HRPA for further information about your ability to practise as a Human Resources Professional in Ontario.

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