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CPHR BC & Yukon provides meaningful connections and valuable resources to both HR professionals and business leaders alike. Whether you’re a student just starting out in your career or a seasoned professional with 30+ years experience, or you fall somewhere in between, we have programs, education and resources that will be beneficial to you as a professional.
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Download and complete a Membership Application Form and submit to the address below. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon
1101 – 1111 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2J3
CPHR BC & Yukon is a provincial association divided into eight geographical areas to maximize our ability to address the needs of our membership and to create an efficient and effective model to offer services and networking opportunities.
What Region Are You?
|Central Interior||100 Mile House, 108 Mile Ranch, Ashcroft, Blind Bay, Bridge Lake, Cache Creek, Forest Grove, Kamloops, Knutsford, Logan Lake, MacKenzie, Merritt, Mica Creek, Princeton, Pritchard, Sun Peaks and Westwold|
|Coastal Vancouver||Bowen Island, Brackendale, Furry Creek, Garibaldi Highlands, Gibsons, Halfmoon Bay, Lions Bay, Lund, Madiera Park, Mayne Island, North Vancouver, Pemberton, Pender Harbor, Port Alice, Port Hardy, Port Mellon, Powell River, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Squamish, Vancouver, West Vancouver and Whistler|
|Greater Vancouver||Anmore, Belcarra, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, North Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Richmond|
|Fraser Valley||Abbotsford, Agassiz, Aldergrove, Chilliwack, Cloverdale, Delta, Fort Langley, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Ladner, Langley, Maple Ridge, Matsqui, Milner, Mission, Newton, North Delta, Pitt Meadows, Rosedale, Sardis, South Delta, South Surrey, Surrey, Tsawwassen, Walnut Grove and White Rock|
|Northern||Blue River, Burns Lake, Chetwynd, Clearwater, Coldstream, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. James, Fort St. John, Fraser Lake, Hazelton, Houston, Kitimat, Kitamaat Village, Likely, MacKenzie, Masset, McLeese Lake, New Aiyansh, Port Clements, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Smithers, Taylor, Terrace, Tumbler Ridge, Vanderhoof and Williams Lake|
|Southern Interior||Armstrong, Blind Bay, Canoe, Castlegar, Cherryville, Christina Lake, Chase, Clearwater, Coldstream, Coleman, Cranbrook, Creston, Elkford, Enderby, Falkland, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Field, Fruitvale, Grand Forks, Invermere, Kaleden, Kaslo, Kelowna, Keremeos, Kimberley, Lake Country, Naramata, Nelson, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Oyama, Panorama, Peachland, Penticton, Radium Hot Springs, Revelstoke, Rossland, Salmon Arm, Silver Star Mountain, Slocan Park, Sparwood, Summerland, Sun Peaks, Trail, Vernon, Westbank, LaSalle, West Kelowna, Windermere and Winfield|
|Vancouver Island||Gabriola Island, Hornby Island, Pender Island, Salt Spring Island, Vancouver Island and Crescent Valley|
Memberships and Fees
|Member Type||Application Fee||Annual Dues|
|Professional Member – Chartered Professional in Human Resources||N/A||$555.00|
|New Graduate Member||N/A||$200.00|
|Retired Professional Members – Retired CPHRs||N/A||$60.00|
All fees and dues are subject to applicable taxes according to the member’s province of residence. In BC and Yukon, all fees and dues are subject to 5% GST.
Annual membership dues are payable on a one-year period basis commencing on the member’s admission date and every successive anniversary date. Such membership dues are considered fully-earned, are not transferable (unless an Industry Partner Member), non-refundable, and ineligible for suspension or postponement (in instances of maternity leave or work separation for example). Other CPHR BC & Yukon fees such as the NKE Registration Fee are likewise considered fully-earned; eligible however for deferral upon communication with the Registrar. Industry Partner memberships are based on a calendar year and are payable no later than January of the calendar year.
Student Members are individuals enrolled in two or more courses per semester in any degree or diploma program in a recognized post-secondary institution.
Any students enrolled in programs accredited by CPHR BC & Yukon are automatically eligible for student membership.
Student member pricing is intended to alleviate some of the costs associated with membership for those who intend to progress to a professional membership upon graduation*.
Proof of current student status must be supplied at time of application and renewal. Proof of current student status is either an unofficial transcript, confirmation of current registration or a letter confirming enrollment details. All documentation must be on the post-secondary’s letterhead and include the student’s name, program title and course details.
*Student members, upon graduation from a program, will receive a 50% discount on their general or professional membership dues for the first-year post-graduation (New Graduate Membership). For an individual to access this post-graduation discount, CPHR BC & Yukon records must show that they have held a student membership for a minimum of 12 months. Please note that Student Members are non-voting members of the association whereas New Graduate Members are voting members.
Learn more about CPHR BC & Yukon Student Connections.
General Members are engaged in the practice of human resources or have a professional interest in the mission of the association.
General membership includes the right to vote, hold elected office and take advantage of volunteering, professional development and networking opportunities. CPHR BC & Yukon General Members are eligible to apply for the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.
Chartered Professional in Human Resources members are actively maintaining their CPHR or FCPHR designation. Membership includes the right to vote, hold elected office and access volunteering, professional development and networking opportunities.
You must be a current General or Student member in order to embark on the CPHR path.
For more details on the process of becoming a CPHR we encourage you to visit the CPHR Designation section of our website.
To transfer your CPHR designation from another association to CPHR BC & Yukon, you must complete and submit the CPHR Membership Application Form and also contact your current association for the transfer of your CPHR records.
If you wish to earn and/or maintain the CPHR designation but you reside outside of BC and the Yukon, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on non-resident membership options.
Industry Partner Membership
Industry Partner Members are individuals from organizations that recognize the impact human resources has on business outcomes. These members may not be HR professionals themselves, but work for companies that provide products and services to HR professionals and are connected to the practice of Humans Resources. Industry Partner Membership gives an individual and their company influence within the HR community and recognition as a supporter of strong professional people practices. Industry Partner Members are permitted to display the CPHR BC & Yukon logo on the company’s website and marketing materials. Learn more about additional benefits of becoming an Industry Partner on the accordion below.
Industry Partner Benefits
This membership provides organizations the opportunity to demonstrate to the business community that they support the HR profession while strengthening their own business opportunities. Gain member-to-member access to buyers and decision makers in the HR community. Unique to our Industry Partner members, you receive discounts on advertising and your organization is profiled on CPHR BC & Yukon’s searchable Industry Partner directory.
- One individual membership
- Company listing in the Industry Partner Directory, CPHR BC & Yukon’s searchable online business directory of HR goods and service providers
- Exclusive Industry Partner rate on digital ads
- 10% savings on a booth at CPHR BC & Yukon’s annual HR Conference & Expo
- Recognition of a company’s Industry Partner membership at the annual HR Conference & Expo, on social media and in PeopleTalk
- Consideration to be featured in CPHR BC & Yukon’s Community Showcase program
- Opportunity to submit content for consideration as a presentation topic or for publication in PeopleTalk
- Permission to display the CPHR BC & Yukon Industry Partner logo on your company’s website and marketing materials as an Industry Partner Member
New Graduate Member
CPHR BC & Yukon recognizes the importance for new graduates to stay connected to their profession at a time which can often be financially challenging as they start their career path. The Association offers a special one-time reduced membership fee of $200 to existing CPHR BC & Yukon Student Members for their first membership renewal following post-secondary graduation.
The New Graduate rate only applies to students who were already Student Members of CPHR BC & Yukon before graduation. Those joining for the first time as new members after graduation must join as General Members, even if they are in their first year after graduation.
All privileges of General Membership are included. New Graduate Members are eligible and encouraged to begin the process to apply for the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. If a new graduate is already a CPHR Member, the regular CPHR Member fees will apply. However, the New Graduate rate will apply to members who are CPHR Candidates.
Retired Professional Members – Retired CPHRs
CPHR BC & Yukon members that are fully retired from human resources practice and have been members of the Association or have held the CPHR designation for at least five continuous years immediately prior to retirement are eligible for discounted member dues of $60/year. All privileges of general membership are included. If applicable, the CPHR designation changes to CPHR Retired. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
CPHR BC & Yukon continually strives to provide more benefits to our members. Working with affinity partners allows the association to offer opportunities to save money for you and your organizations.
Interested in becoming an affinity partner? Submit a proposal today.
Our current affinity partners:
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
As a CPHR BC & Yukon member, you can join the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade at a discounted rate and the activation fee will be waived.
Get access to exclusive entertainment, travel, shopping and lifestyle brands, attractions and more.
CPHR BC & Yukon members get access to preferred insurance rates on home insurance coverage.
The Business Source
This program offers summaries of two great business books every month.