Human Resources Officer Salary Canada

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Average Human Resources, Personnel and Recruitment Officer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Personnel and Recruitment Officers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1223.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: human resources officer, personnel officer and recruitment officer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Toronto – Ontario at $30.77 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $24.04 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $60,000.

Employment prospects for human resources, personnel and recruitment officers 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, Personnel and Recruitment Officers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 21.1529.1167.132017
Edmonton – Alberta* 16.8325.7742.902017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 17.7927.0038.462016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.6925.1347.382016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 12.85 26.15 39.00 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 19.3126.37 34.622016
Toronto – Ontario 16.0030.7745.642016
Ottawa – Ontario 16.00 28.72 37.632016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 16.00 30.00 45.642016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.00 30.00 45.642016
Prince Edward Island 15.00 24.04 34.622016
Montreal – Quebec 17.0024.0028.212016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)16.5025.2844.18 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Collecting and screening job applications
›› Advising job applicants on employment requirements
›› Notifying applicants of results of selection processes and preparing job offers
›› Preparing staff handbooks
Comparison with employment unit

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes human resources, personnel and recruitment officers, is $26.37. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $945, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $49,000.

Number In Employment

There are over 35,000 human resources, personnel and recruitment officers working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Executive Assistants
Personnel Clerks
Specialists in Human Resources

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