Professional Mentoring Program

We are excited to announce that our Professional Mentoring Program for 2024 is now using an online platform that is powered by MentorCity. This platform makes it easy to connect mentors and protégés from all over the province and territory to make meaningful mentoring relationships.

Applications for mentors and proteges via our online store have been extended till 22nd January 2024.**

The platform will elevate your experience, providing a mentoring journey with greater autonomy and transparency for participants, and will allow for more a smoother and more seamless experience. 

The Professional Mentoring Program (PMP) is driven by a singular purpose – fostering your professional development and meaningful career growth. Whether you are a newcomer to the field of HR, a mid-level practitioner, or a senior-level HR professional, the PMP can support you to expand, refine, and build new skills.

If you have never participated in a mentoring program or wish to learn more about the role & responsibilities of a mentor or protégé and some of the new features for our 2024 program, please read our Professional Mentoring Program Information & FAQ Guide.

Timeline/Key Dates:

  • January 8th – 19th (extended till January 22nd) – Applications open for mentors and proteges via our online store
  • January 24th – 31st – Mentors and Proteges are given access to the MentorCity program to build out their mentor or protégé profiles
  • February 1st – 14th – Self matching opens in MentorCity
  • February 14th – Deadline for finding and accepting a match in MentorCity
  • February 19th – June 18th – 4 month mentoring cohort #1 begins

(Note: 2nd intake for our mentoring cohort #2 for 2024 is TBA. Likely intake will start early July for August – December program.)

*We will be offering two online information sessions to explain the new platform as well as the many improvements based on member feedback. These info sessions will be offered Monday, January 8 12:00pm – 1:00pm and Wednesday, January 17 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Attending an info session is not mandatory to apply to the program, however they will be helpful to set you up for success. We encourage you to participate in our upcoming informational sessions which will allow you to hear more details and ask any questions you may have before applying.

Info Session Recording

Here is the recording from the January 8, 2024 info session.

You can click here to download the presentation.

What’s New: 

  • The Professional Mentoring Program will be administered through an online platform
  • As always we encourage everyone to apply and express their interest in either being a mentor or a protégé or both; it’s a great opportunity to create new connections. The program length has been shortened to four months and a second intake will be added.
  • Participants will enjoy increased autonomy in choosing and agreeing to a match.
  • The online platform is designed to be user-friendly and equipped to facilitate a seamless mentoring process throughout your entire mentoring relationship. 
  • Mentors may choose to mentor a student 1:1 rather than in a cohort format.

The application processing fee: 

For Mentors: no charge 

For Protégé: $35 for General and CPHR members and $25 for Student members 

To stay informed about the program, as well as program deadlines, please monitor our website and be on the lookout for communications from your Member Relations Managers via their regional email newsletters. Additionally, we encourage you to participate in our upcoming informational sessions which will allow you to hear more details and ask any questions you may have before applying. 

How to Apply:

Log into your membership profile,

Go to Online Store and scroll down to find whichever is applicable then click “select item” and complete the transaction.:

  • Mentoring Program – Mentor Application
  • Mentoring Program – Protege Processing Fee
  • Mentoring Program – Both Mentor and Protege Processing Fee

You will receive a confirmation email from The application process is open till 19 January.

On 24 January you will receive an email from with a link and details to the MentorCity platform to start building your profile. At this time no one will have access to send or approve match requests.

Access for participants to send match requests from 1 February to 14 February. (Note: Protégés are tasked with sending invites to their mentors).

Note: The purpose of Professional Mentoring Program (PMP) is to facilitate more meaningful connections for participants. We do not have renewing pair applications. To participate in the formal Professional Mentoring Program – participants (mentors and proteges) have to apply.

Please send your questions to the PMP Manager.