Advantages of the CPHR Designation
- Proven Expertise: HR professionals who pursue the CPHR must meet all requirements set out by their provincial HR association, which aim to measure their competence and experience as HR professionals. By pursuing the CPHR designation, you will prove your ability to tackle all aspects of HR and demonstrate to employers and colleagues alike that you are a true HR expert.
- Continual Learning: To maintain your designation, you will continually update your knowledge and skills in HR. As a CPHR, you will gain expertise and leading edge knowledge to help you manage complex and dynamic HR issues and, ultimately, become a strategic advisor.
- Demonstrated Commitment: CPHRs must undergo rigorous studies, a comprehensive national exam and ongoing learning. By pursuing your CPHR, you demonstrate your commitment to constantly updating your HR skills and highlighting your long-term passion for the profession. You join the class of HR professionals that employers seek out.
- Knowledge Community: As a CPHR, you are part of an exclusive, nation-wide community of HR experts. Through special events, conferences, publications and websites, you can connect with other HR professionals from across Canada. This powerful network proves invaluable as HR professionals look for solutions, ideas and the ability to connect with others in the field.
- Ethical Behaviour: CPHRs commit themselves to high standards of ethical behaviour. They are held to the CPHR Saskatchewan Professional Code of Conduct that covers a range of important professional issues including confidentiality, conflict of interest, professional growth and more. You gain confidence from your employer, colleagues and peers with the knowledge that you are committed to a Code of Conduct that demands the highest standards for the profession.
The average annual salary for a CPHR in Canada in 2016 is $93,000 compared to the annual salary of a non-CPHR human resource professional at $72,000.