About HRMA


Recognized as ‘The Place’ for Leading People Practices


Keep people first in the decisions of leaders


Promote and enhance the profession and advance member value

What We Do

The Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) is your source for Human Resources information and services in the province. HRMA, committed to providing leadership in HR excellence, is the foremost professional association for those involved in the business of people. HRMA is a member association of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA). In collaboration with our provincial colleagues across the country, we contribute to setting the national standards for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

As the certifying body of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in BC and the Yukon, the association is responsible for upholding industry standards and is dedicated to advancing professional people practices.

Over the past seven decades HRMA has grown to include more than 5,500 members encompassing CEOs, Directors of HR, consultants, educators, students, HR generalists, and small-business owners. The association is a democratic organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the membership.

HRMA, the largest HR association in Western Canada, offers professional development and networking opportunities including workshops, symposia, roundtables, events, and an annual conference & tradeshow.

Be informed with our HR Metrics Service, the largest HR data source in Canada. Be in depth with our HR library on key trends and effective HR practices. Be in the know and stay informed with HRVoice.org and our quarterly PeopleTalk communications. Develop your career with HRMA’s job board, exclusive to our members. Finally, make lasting connections with our Professional Mentorship Program and recognize your fellow professionals through our Professional Awards.