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Human Resources Professionals Association

Human Resources Professionals Association

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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 Human 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 HRPAto 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.


 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

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

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

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

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

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

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 Professionals22,873
Number of Internationally Trained Human Resources Professionals1,275

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


Location of Training, 2019

Ontario21,052
Other Canadian Provinces444
USA106
Other International1,169
Unknown102
Total22,873
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)6%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Human Resources Professionals, 2019

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberU.K.
Third Largest NumberNigeria
Fourth Largest NumberPakistan
Fifth Largest NumberUnited Arab Emirates
Number of Applicants306

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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