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 Calgary, Alberta at $40.46 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $29.14 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $75,000.

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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*22.4140.4669.202017
Edmonton – Alberta*23.3240.0571.292017
British Columbia 17.0030.7763.192016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 21.5431.79 54.952016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick16.3229.1438.262016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.9430.29 40.512016
Toronto – Ontario 20.98 32.05 53.852016
Ottawa – Ontario 24.0038.97 55.49 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 20.95 32.82 53.332016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.95 32.82 53.332016
Prince Edward Island18.2730.0042.052016
Montreal – Quebec 18.8031.7351.212016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan20.3833.6542.002016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in business and finance, which includes specialists in human resources, is $36.37. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1250, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $65,000.


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 90,000 human resources professionals working in Canada.

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