Human Resources Specialist Salary Canada

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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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Hiring and overseeing training of staff
›› Planning and administering staffing, training and career development
›› Negotiating collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers
Comparison with employment unit

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.

Visa

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Number in employment

There are over 100,000 human resources professionals working in Canada.

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