HRDC is the abbreviation of Human Resources Development Canada which in 2003 was separated into two federal departments:

Social Development Canada - is mandated with managing Canada's income security programs, including the Canada Pension Plan, Child Tax Benefit, and disbility pensions.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - Which supports human capital development, labour market development , education and training programs including Employment Insurance benefits, students and those who need focused support to participate in the workplace. HRSD provides federal-level management of labour and homelessness issues, and supports students through the Canada Student Loans Program.