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The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification, and offer professional development, education and networking opportunities.


Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Canada
1111 West Hastings Street, Suite 1101
Vancouver, BC
V6E 2J3
Phone: +1 (604) 684-7228 or (800) 665-1961
Email: [email protected]


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British Columbia
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources British Columbia and Yukon
1111 West Hastings Street, Suite 1101
Vancouver, BC
V6E 2J3
Phone: +1 (604) 684-7228 or (800) 665-1961
Email: [email protected]

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Alberta
105 Ave SE , Suite 990
Calgary, AB
T2G 1A1
Phone: +1 (403) 209-2420 or (800) 668-6125
Email: [email protected]

Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals (SAHRP)
2106 Lorne Street
Regina, SK
S4P 2M5
Phone: +1 (306) 522-0184
Email: [email protected]

Chartered Professionals in Human Resource Management Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
275 Portage Avenue, Suite 1800
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 2B3
Phone: +1 (204) 943-2836
Email: [email protected]

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 1902
Toronto, ON
M4W 3E2
Phone: +1 (416) 923-2324 or (800) 387-1311 (Ontario only)
Email: [email protected]

New Brunswick
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick
36 Albert Street
Moncton, NB
E1C 1A9
Email: [email protected]

Nova Scotia
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3S 1A2
Phone: (902) 446-3660

Newfoundland and Labrador
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Newfoundland & Labrador
PO Box 21454
St. John’s, NL
A1A 5G6
Phone: (709) 351-4134
Email: [email protected]

Ordre des   CRHA et CRIA du Québec (ORHRI)
1200,   av. McGill College
Bureau 1400
Montréal (Québec)
H3B 4G7
Phone : 1514-879-1636 or 1-800-214-1609
Email : [email protected]

Sector councils

The HRSDC website defines the sector councils as “national partnership organizations that   bring together business, labour and educational stakeholders. Operating at an   arm’s length from the Government of Canada, sector councils are a platform   for these stakeholders to share ideas, concerns and perspectives about human   resources and skills issues, and find solutions that benefit their sector in   a collective, collaborative and sustained manner.”

HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector (HR Council)
201-291 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 7E5
Phone: 1-613-244-8332 or 1-866-594-8332 (toll   free)
Email: [email protected]

Apparel Connexion
460 Place Jacques-Cartier
Suite 200
Montreal, QC
H2Y 3B3
Phone: 514-388-7779
Email: [email protected]


Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council
202-1283 Algoma Road
Ottawa, ON
K1B 3W7
Phone: 613-745-7457 or 1-866-430-7457 (toll free)
Email: [email protected]

Tourism HR Canada
4 – 71 rue Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5N2
Phone:  1-613-231-6949
Email: [email protected]

Trucking HR Canada
104 – 720 Belfast Road
Ottawa, ON
K1G 0Z5
Phone: 613-244-4800
Email: [email protected]

Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCHRSC)
151 Slater St, Suite 505
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5H3
Phone: 1-613-239-3100

Cultural Human Resources Council
201-17 York Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J6
Phone: 1-613-562-1535 or 1-866-562-1535
Email: [email protected]

Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC)
3030 Conroy Road, Suite 201
Ottawa, ON K1G 6C2
Phone: +1-613-237-7988 Toll Free: 1-877-963-7472

Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)
260 Hearst Way, Suite 401
Kanata, ON
K2L 3H1
Phone: 1-613-270-9696

Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI)
5055 – 11 Street NE Calgary, AB
T2E 8N4
Phone: 403-516-8100 Toll free: 1-866-537-1230

Immigrant networks

Professional immigrant networks are organized, volunteer-run member-based associations or networks created by and for immigrant professionals that seek to:

  • create a forum to contribute to and enrich their respective communities; and
  • provide opportunities for their members to find meaningful employment and achieve their professional goals.

Activities of networks include networking events, mentoring, information sessions, professional development opportunities such as workshops, speaker events and training and connections to employment opportunities.

The professional immigrant networks mentioned below do not serve the human resources sector exclusively, but include many immigrant human resources professionals among their membership:

Nova Scotia
isans: Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
isans helps newcomer professionals with their full economic and social integration in the province of Nova Scotia.

Chinese Professionals Association of Canada
EXATEC Ontario
Javeriana University Professional Alumni Association in Canada
Women of Success