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Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence

A professional member who is granted parental or disability leave from their place of employment or who has suddenly become unemployed, may apply for the following types of relief:


CPHR Canada requires that persons holding the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHRTM) designation must maintain their provincial association membership in good standing. CPHR Nova Scotia members whose membership renewals come due while they are on parental or disability leave or unemployed (for a minimum of six months) from their workplace are entitled to apply and receive membership dues waiver. Requests for waiving membership dues must be accompanied by written confirmation from the employer of the type and term of leave granted. In the case of self-employed members, confirmation from a physician is required. In the case of unemployed, we will accept a variety of forms of confirmation including but not limited to: EI, an ROE, direct contact with your former workplace.  

Waiving membership dues relieves members from paying dues for a maximum one membership year. Members are still entitled to member benefits while their membership dues are waived and they are considered to remain in good standing for the purposes of maintaining their CPHR designation.

Continuing Professional Development

CPHR Canada requires that CPHR holders maintain the validity of their designation by annually reporting CPD hours. In cases where a chartered member is confirmed to be on parental or disability leave, members will be granted CPD credits of no more than one year. Chartered members on leave due to unemployment are still responsible for their regular CPD log submissions (no credits are offered for this type of leave). 

Continuing Professional Development Leave Notification Form

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: 902-446-3660
Toll Free: 1-888-678-3805 
Fax: 902-446-3677