Industry Connections

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Valued Connections

The School of Human Resources strongly values its industry connections and is always working towards securing new partnerships. Our industry partners provide students with endless opportunities to be more prepared for a competitive workforce. They help students by:

  • providing the essential work experience and professional connections
  • preparing them for a competitive workforce
  • sharing valuable advice on what type of professionals are currently in demand
  • hiring graduates
  • providing mentoring
  • guest lecturing
  • sponsoring student awards

Memberships and Affiliations

Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)

Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) logo

The successful completion of a School of Human Resources program allows you to work towards obtaining the professional designation by Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).

The following programs enable you to work towards the designation:

The Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL)

The Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) logo

While completing our programs, students of the School of Human Resources may pursue a Training and Development Stream of study. Upon successful completion of the Training and Development Stream, students are eligible for a credit of one year toward the work experience requirement of the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation offered through the Institute for Performance and Learning. Students are also eligible for a student membership with the I4PL.

For more information, visit The Institute for Performance and Learning.

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) logo

The CPA is the only association in Canada offering payroll certifications including the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and the Certified Payroll Manager (CPM). George Brown College has been recognized by the CPA as a provider of courses that are valid equivalents of PCP/CPM academic requirements. Students interested in gaining additional knowledge and practical experience in the area of Payroll Administration may pursue the Payroll Practitioner Stream (PPS) of study.

Learn more about the Canadian Payroll Association

Program Advisory Committee

We rely on industry experts to help inform our programming. These experts include prominent members of the HR business community, alumni, faculty and other leaders who come together as part of the Program Advisory Committee. In this capacity, the committee shares their thoughts on current needs and trends in their industries, recommending updates and changes to the curriculum.


Industry Partners

The School of Human Resources helps our students connect to industry and find work experience opportunities to gain essential employability skills and better transition to a competitive workforce. Being in the heart of the business district, George Brown College values its connections and is always growing its professional network. See some of the past examples where our students have completed their work experience terms:

  • Adecco Employment Services
  • Air Canada
  • Aon Canada Inc
  • Archer Recruitment Canada Inc
  • BlackBerry
  • Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd.
  • CIBC Human Resources
  • Corus Entertainment
  • Deloitte
  • Felix Global Corp
  • Government of Ontario - Ministry of
  • Government and Consumer Services
  • LM Staffing International
  • KPMG
  • People 2 Work
  • RBC - Royal Bank of Canada
  • Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
  • TAXI Canada Ltd.
  • The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids)
  • Ticketmaster Canada
  • Toronto Hydro Corporation
  • UPS Canada Rogers Communications Inc.
  • WilsonHCG Canada Inc. (formerly Head2Head Inc.)
  • Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto


Networking Events

Speed Mentoring events organized by the Human Resources Society are a great opportunity for students to meet with industry professionals, learn more about the job market, and build valuable business connections. Students get to meet multiple industry experts to network and expand their professional knowledge.