Helping immigrants with Human Resources training in Canada

Human resources (HR) professionals are in demand in many parts of Canada. The Government of Canada’s job prospect projection information suggests the employment outlook for human resources professionals across the country is strong.

What makes a Windmill loan unique?

Our loans offer two years of interest-only payments and up to three years of
principal + interest payments depending on the length of your career plan.

Loans up to $15,000

Fixed low-interest rate
as low as 6.7%

Zero loan processing fees

Success coaching support and mentorship program

Start your application today!

More than just a loan

As a Windmill client, you benefit from a range of services, at no additional cost!

One-on-one coaching to support you on your career path

Career and educational resource supports

Financial planning and budgeting tools

The Windmill Mentorship Program

Exclusive access to our Community Success Hub

How to become an HR professional in Canada with an affordable loan from Windmill Microlending

If you’re an internationally-trained human resources professional in Canada, career opportunities are looking promising for you. 

Windmill Microlending can provide the financial support you need to pay for the costs of your HR designation or certification in Canada.

How Windmill Microlending can help you achieve your Canadian HR career goals

Windmill is a Canadian charity offering skilled immigrants and refugees affordable loans to help you achieve career success.  

A Windmill microloan can help you pay for the costs of HR training and certifications, education, professional development courses and online learning modules to help you achieve career success in roles like:

  • Human resources manager;
  • Human resources officer;
  • Talent acquisition coordinator;
  • Talent retention manager; and
  • Human capital director.

Our impact on our clients

Over 3x

Growth in income

Newcomers take on low-income jobs to survive. Windmill helps our clients return to their trained profession to boost their income by over 3 times.


Historical repayment rate

Our affordable loans and repayment structure support clients like you. The impressive rate of repayment showcases our client's determination and the impact of their success.


Decrease in unemployment

As our borrowers take their next steps, employment opportunities soar upon loan repayment, marking the start of a remarkable journey and booming economy.

Map your pathway to becoming a human resource professional

The human resources profession is regulated in some parts of Canada meaning employers may prefer candidates with HR designations like CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional), CHRL (Certified Human Resources Leader) or CHRE (Certified Human Resources Executive) offered through the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). HR professionals with these certifications have experienced greater income growth and career advancement opportunities. Download an education pathway today.

Here are some of the clients who benefited from a Windmill loan

As a social worker, Anoop understands the importance of supporting those who are in need. When he and his family arrived in Canada from India, his master’s degree wasn’t recognized or valued by employers. In a difficult financial situation, Anoop needed help and after being referred to Windmill Microlending by his university professor, he found it.


Social Worker

Additional links and resources

Helpful information to support newcomer human resource (HR) professionals on their career success journey in Canada.