Knowledge Hub

CPHR BC & Yukon works to support an increase in the knowledge, strategic capability and impact of the association’s members and increase the perceived importance and contribution of HR to the organization and economy.

Part of this work includes creating and partnering on various research articles, whitepapers and tools.

CPHR BC & Yukon Resources

CPHR BC & Yukon and CPHR Canada each provide resources to help you prepare for the National Knowledge Exam® (NKE).

CPHR BC & Yukon Prep Course

In this two-day workshop, participants review and discuss important HR theory for each functional dimension in the CPHR Competency Framework. Sample exam questions will be analyzed, enabling participants to identify knowledge gaps. Participants will have an opportunity to practice in a simulated exam setting and discuss techniques for passing. For details on course locations, dates and fees, please refer to CPHR BC & Yukon’s online calendar.

Online Prep Courses

The Captus Online NKE Prep Course is the only online learning course fully endorsed and recognized by CPHR BC & Yukon. If you’re looking to prepare to take the National Knowledge Exam, we recommend you invest in this online course. Read more about the important features of the NKE Prep Course from Captus.

Available exclusively to CPHR BC & Yukon members, the Career Advancement Network (CAN) provides a networking forum for members who are in job transition, actively seeking employment or simply seeking to learn from other HR professionals. There are two separate components to CAN as follows:

CAN Roundtables

The CAN Roundtables (available in select regions) are member-driven monthly meetings, chaired by members in those regions, that create an opportunity to meet, share ideas, learn new strategies and network with other like-minded members in a collaborative and supportive environment.

  • Find out more about CAN Roundtables by searching for them in our Calendar.

CAN Profiles

Members can promote themselves and their services to other CPHR BC & Yukon members and employers by posting short summaries of their career objectives and competencies on the CPHR BC & Yukon website.

  • View CAN profiles
    This information is searchable and viewable in the public domain on the Internet.
  • Submit a CAN profile
    Submissions are added to the CAN Profiles page within two weeks of receipt and remain live for three months unless removal is requested within this time. (Please ‘Enable Macros’ when prompted in the pop-up window to be able to fill out the check boxes on the form.)

Contact Member Services for more information.

HR Book Club – past discussion guidelines and books read by the HR Book Club.

CPHR BC & Yukon also provides access to study groups. These are a free resource and a great place to ask questions, compare study tips, and connect with people in your area. Study groups are self-directed and are not instructed sessions, but might be just the study aid you need! TBD when upcoming sessions will be posted.

Test your knowledge with practice questions from a sample NKE exam.

There are several textbooks related to human resources management that may be useful when studying for the NKE.

General Resources

North America Human Resources Management Association (NAHRMA) 25th Anniversary spotlight on key HR perspectives.

This 25th anniversary Guidebook contains the perspectives of a powerful cross-section of NAHRMA’s impressive membership.

  • ESA Employment standards: The law in B.C. sets standards for payment, compensation, and working conditions in most workplaces. The standards promote open communication, fair treatment, and work-life balance for employees.
  • Labour Relations Board: The Labour Relations Board is an administrative tribunal that resolves issues that arise under the Labour Relations Code. It functions as a court. However, its processes are less formal than a court’s.
  • Human Rights BC: Human Rights Code protects all people 19 and over from discrimination because of their age.
  • BC Human Rights Tribunal: The BC Human Rights Tribunal deals with human rights complaints in BC.
  • Employment standards and workplace safety: Employment standards and workplace safety are of utmost importance to understanding employment standards and knowing where to go if one needs help or advice.
  • Overview of the Pay Equity Act: The Act introduces a new proactive pay equity regime for federally regulated workplaces with 10 or more employees. This includes federally regulated private and public sectors, parliamentary workplaces, and the Prime Minister’s and ministers’ offices.
  • Paid sick leave: The vast majority of workers in B.C. no longer have to choose between going to work sick or losing wages, as B.C.’s first-ever permanent paid sick leave comes into effect with 5 paid sick days each year. Both full- and part-time employees are eligible for this benefit.
  • Reconciliation: To learn how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, please visit their Reconciliation page.
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) provided those directly or indirectly affected by the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools system with an opportunity to share their stories and experiences.
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Business & Reconciliation: To Learn about Government of Canada’s response to Call to Action 92, please visit the Business and Reconciliation page of Government of Canada.
  • Government of Canada – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

Workplace Wellness Program: The Workplace Wellness Program available on HealthLinkBC has great resources to aid employers find a program to beneficial for their employees.

Employment Insurance benefits and leave: Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and leave information page of Government of Canada provides the “know-how” to apply and submit reports.

Mental Health

Occupational Health and Safety


  • Ergonomic Workstation Evaluation Request (WorkSafeBC)- Using the resources from WorkSafeBC employers can prevent musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) such as sprains and strains that effects the wellbeing of their employees.
  • Office Ergonomics: HealthLink BC provides great resources related to ergonomics that aid in creating the work environment and setting up the office space to aid the employees be comfortable and safe in their workspace. Click here to learn more.
  • ESA Employment Standards: Yukon’s legislation establishes guidelines for remuneration, recompense, and employment conditions within most workplaces. These regulations encourage transparent communication, equitable treatment, and the cultivation of a healthy work-life balance for all employees.
  • Yukon Human Rights: Yukon safeguards human rights through the Canadian Constitution, as well as through various international, federal, and territorial agreements and mechanisms. Learn more at the link.
  • Workers’ Safety and Compensation Board: The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Board is a government agency responsible for safeguarding the well-being of workers. It oversees and enforces safety regulations, provides compensation for workplace injuries, and promotes a safer working environment.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Yukon: The Canadian Mental Health Association is present nationwide voluntary organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.