National Standards

CPHR Canada’s ‘Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct’ expresses the commitment that CPHR Associations make to the ethical delivery of human resources practice by their members.

The Code of Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct sets out the ethical standards human resource professionals are expected to meet. These standards require ethical conduct, competent service and good character and provide both broad general principles and some details about how those principles should be applied in practice.

The Code sets out the duties owed by human resources Professionals to employers, clients, employees, other Professionals, the Association, and the public. It applies to all Members whether working as employees, consultants, or independent practitioners. The Code applies when a Member provides services outside of their own jurisdiction but other jurisdictions may impose their own local standards and, to the extent they differ from the Code, local standards take precedence over the Code.