Proposed Ontario law moves HR profession forward: HRPA

Bill 138 mimics legislation governing accountants
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/14/2011

HR professionals would be regulated in the same manner as accountants under a new act introduced in Ontario. Bill 138, a private member’s bill introduced before Christmas, would establish a new act governing Ontario’s Human Resource Professionals Association.

“Bill 138 is virtually identical to the Certified Management Accountants Act, 2009,” said Claude Balthazard, director of HR excellence and registrar at the HRPA. “And when I say ‘virtually identical,’ I mean word for word, clause for clause.”

It is a further sign the HR profession has arrived, he said.