Becoming an individual member
Do I have to be an HR professional to join?
You do not have to be an HR professional to join. In addition to HR professionals, our membership includes consultants, lawyers, instructors, students and professionals from a variety of other disciplines.
How long does it take to become a member?
Once you are logged into your online profile, it is easy to purchase a membership from the Online Store. Member benefits will begin immediately upon receipt of membership payment. Submission of a manual membership application form requires three business days for processing.
How can I ask my employer to pay for my membership dues?
Use this template letter to request reimbursement of your CPHR BC & Yukon membership dues from your employer.
Is there a membership discount for students?
Student member rates are available to part-time or full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate or Masters program including HR courses. Applications for student membership must include proof of enrolment and expected completion date.
What is considered proof of enrolment?
We require an unofficial transcript or letter from your school confirming your current registration in the educational institution and enrolment in a qualifying program. All documentation must include your name, program and course details, including your expected completion date.
Maintaining my individual membership
When does my membership come up for renewal?
Your membership comes up for renewal every year on the anniversary of your join date.
How do I renew my membership?
You will receive renewal emails with options to pay your membership. You can also renew your membership through My Memberships in your online profile. Payment options include: credit card, cheque payment, pay by bank transfer, or Interac e-Transfer. Details are provided on your invoice.
Also under My Memberships you have the option to enroll in auto-renewal so you have one less thing to worry about.
How do I make changes to my online profile?
Log in and click on My Full Contact Info and then click on Edit.
Where can I find my CPHR BC & Yukon payment invoices?
All payment invoices are stored in your online profile. Log in and click on My Invoices.
I am moving. Can I transfer my membership to another HR Association?
Your membership is NOT transferable across provincial associations. Your CPHR status can be transferred to your membership in another provincial association. Please review the CPHR Policies for more information.
Can an employer transfer a membership from one employee to another?
Yes, as long as the first employee permits the transfer. Memberships are held by individuals, not companies.
Do you provide a membership directory?
Our directory is online and accessible only to members. The directory is searchable and lists members by name and company.
Can you verify information about a member?
CPHR BC & Yukon does not give out information about its members. Members have access to each other’s contact information via the member directory, although they are strictly forbidden from using this information for marketing purposes.
Do you offer financial assistance on renewing membership dues if I’m not working full-time in the HR profession?
CPHR BC & Yukon understands that our member’s lives take many twists and turns during the course of their membership. We offer renewal dues assistance for a variety of scenarios.
Renewal dues assistance only applies when you are renewing your membership. It is designed to assist members for their dues during times when they may not be working full-time in the HR profession. No refunds will be given on already paid dues.
Suspended membership status relieves members from paying dues until the expiration date of their leave. Their renewal dates will be advanced to the end date of the leave up to a maximum of 18 months, and in the interim their membership will be placed on suspended status.
Learn more about renewal dues assistance by downloading the form.