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Average Human Resources Specialist Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Specialists in Human Resources.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this employment is 1121.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: human resources professional, human resources consultant, wage analyst, conciliator and industrial relations officer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario at $38.75 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $30.77 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.
Employment prospects for specialists in human resources are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Human Resources in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||25.00||37.50||75.06||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||25.96||38.39||75.91||2019|
|Vancouver Island & Coast – British Columbia||23.00||35.00||63.19||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||19.23||31.15||52.80||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||20.00||32.82||51.65||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||19.23||32.31||44.11||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||18.00||35.16||54.87||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||23.08||34.87||54.95||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||19.00||35.71||55.38||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||21.76||38.75||61.54||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||21.00||30.77||43.85||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||19.71||33.65||53.33||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||21.63||37.00||49.04||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in business and finance, which includes specialists in human resources, is $39.57. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,400, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $73,000.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
There are over 100,000 human resources professionals working in Canada.