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Human Resources Professionals Association

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.

Reports / Applications

2018

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2018

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

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2017

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

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2016

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

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2015

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

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2014

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 Professionals22,727
Number of Internationally Trained Human Resources Professionals1,045

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


Location of Training, 2018

Ontario21,121
Other Canadian Provinces471
USA106
Other International939
Unknown90
Total22,727
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)5%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Human Resources Professionals, 2018

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberU.K.
Third Largest NumberNigeria
Fourth Largest NumberUnited Arab Emirates
Fifth Largest NumberPakistan
Number of Applicants300

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.