Student Connections

CPHR Canada, in partnership with Captus Press, has set up the following online courses to help members obtain the required foundational coursework. Visit the CPHR Academic Program website to review these courses and to see which are open for

CPHR BC & Yukon is connected to several post-secondary institutions throughout the province which offer academic programs/studies in human resources management. CPHR BC & Yukon student members use this connection to support their educational pursuits toward a career in the human resources.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our recent student video contest. Congratulations to Amal Anup, a recent graduate of Capilano University on producing the winning video that we feel captured what it means to be a CPHR BC & Yukon student member perfectly!

Watch the winning entry here which has won Amul $400. We’d also like to congratulate Bharat Nayar of  Thompson Rivers University – TRU  who has been awarded the second place prize.

Program Courses

Course authors are leading academics from Canadian Universities. Course instructors need to have equivalent qualifications to those instructing undergraduate programs.

Course equivalencies may be offered at our Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions.

Get Involved

At CPHR BC & Yukon, there are eight regions throughout BC and the Yukon which have an Advisory Council and a Post Secondary Liaison whose role is to develop relationships with the regions’ post-secondary institutions. Through these strong links the student membership flourishes and programs and services are developed to support our future HR professionals.

Student Ambassadors, who are members of CPHR BC & Yukon, may be appointed to foster the relationships between the institution’s students, faculty, staff and CPHR BC & Yukon. These roles are typically available at the end of the school year in preparation for the next year. This provides an excellent opportunity for our student members to get involved with their professional association.

Student Events and Programs

CPHR BC & Yukon undertakes and supports many post-secondary events and programs across BC. These vary from region to region and may include:

  • HR Cafés or HR Industry Expos – speak directly with HR professionals about what it is like in their job and how they got there
  • On-campus HR Clubs – student-lead HR groups
  • Case Competitions – CPHR BC & Yukon has partnered with CPHR Alberta on HRC West – Western Canada’s premier HR case competition. CPHR BC & Yukon also supports business competitions such as Excalibur and Jeux du Commerce (JDC) West as well as the teams attending them.
  • Job Shadowing – join a HR professional on the job for a day (limited availability). Currently available in the Okanagan area.

Scholarships & Bursaries

CPHR BC & Yukon supports several annual scholarships and bursaries throughout the province. The size of the award, nature and terms of reference vary from region to region and school to school. For most scholarships & bursaries please contact your school directly for information and how to apply. We currently support a variety of scholarships & bursaries in the following schools:

Central Interior

  • Thompson Rivers University

Coastal Vancouver

  • Capilano University
  • University of British Columbia

Greater Vancouver

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Simon Fraser University

Fraser Valley

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • University of the Fraser Valley


  • University of Northern BC
  • Scholarship open to students at CNC

Southern Interior

  • Okanagan College
  • Scholarship open to students at UBCO and all other institutions in the Southern Interior

Vancouver Island

  • Camosun College

Contact your regional Member Relations Manager for more information.