HR Update

Two great HR magazines have now become one!

The Ottawa Business Journal and The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Ottawa Chapter are pleased to announce that they have merged their respective publications. The OBJ and HRPA Ottawa partnership will jointly produce a bi-annual online and print newsmagazine called HR Update.

Read the spring 2018 edition here:


Connecting you with owners, HR professionals, managers & executives through six unique channels:

What is HR Update?

A bi-annual newsmagazine published in print and online, HR Update provides HR Professionals, business owners and executives with key information on issues rated to human resources.

  • Highlights issues and trends that impact and affect HR specialists, from novices to executives
  • Contains thought-provoking articles from prominent leaders from a wide-variety of industry sectors
  • Feature interview with a prominent individual who shares fresh, new insights into HR challenges and achievements
  • Opportunity to build brand awareness in front of this important audience and generate sales leads
  • Associate your business with a trusted media source
  • Published twice per year in Spring and Fall
  • Distributed as an advertising supplement inside the Ottawa
  • Business Journal newspaper to over 10,000 business owners, managers, and professionals
  • Distributed to 1,600+ members of the HRPA (Ottawa Chapter)
  • Digital magazine is posted to OBJ.CA for one year (70,000 unique visitors monthly) and posted to forever

HR Update in print

  • Published June and November and distributed inside the Ottawa Business Journal reaching over 50,000 readers
  • Distributed through Canada Post to 1600+ Ottawa Chapter HRPA members

HR Update E-Zine Online

  • e-magazine available online for one year as virtual edition at and 70,000 UV monthly

Social Media

  • Social reach through HRPA Ottawa Chapter and Ottawa Business Journal social media channels 15,000 plus followers.

Reach and Frequency

  • HR Update magazine and e-zine is promoted to all HRPA Ottawa Chapter members and OBJ readers through HRPA & OBJ newsletters, in print and online.

Why advertise in HR update?

  • Proven and effective marketing
  • Dedicated and loyal readers who are among the most influential and affluent in the city
  • Associate your business with a trusted media source
  • Build your brand and generate sales leads
  • Bi-annual publishing schedule means messages can be well-timed and make efficient use of marketing budget

Print advertising

  • Covers
  • Full page
  • 3/4 page
  • 1/2 page (vertical or horizontal)
  • 1/4 page (vertical, horizontal or square)

Sponsored content articles

  • a professional writer interviews a spokesperson from your company and writes a 300-word article
  • a professional photographer takes a head-and-shoulder photograph that is included with article
  • article can be reviewed by your company before publication
  • includes a 1/3 page advertisement to promote your company

Be an Ask the Expert Columnist

  • Submit a 300-word Ask the Expert question-and-answer format in 1/4 page size, and also include a head-and-shoulder photograph
  • Your contact information (name and title, company name, telephone) number and email address) is to appear in the column
  • For information on rates or specifications, please contact or call 613-238-1818 ext 226.