Human resources professionals

Human resources professionals

NOC
1121

Develop and implement human resources and labour relations policies and programs and advise employers and employees on human resources matters.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

156
 

Median Hourly Wage

$30.77
$21.33
Low
$47.36
High

Median Salary

$56,262
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

1,761
 

% Working Full Time

94%
 

% Working Full Year

80%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Human resources professionals develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise employers and employees on human resources matters. Human resources professionals are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Human resources professionals perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations strategies including policies, programs and procedures to address an organization's human resource requirements
  • Advise employers and employees on the interpretation of human resources policies, compensation and benefit programs and collective agreements
  • Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, mediate labour disputes and grievances and provide advice on employee and labour relations
  • Research and prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, salary scales and competency appraisal measures and systems
  • Plan and administer staffing, total compensation, training and career development, employee assistance, employment equity and affirmative action programs
  • Manage programs and maintain human resources information and related records systems
  • Hire and oversee training of staff
  • Co-ordinate employee performance appraisal programs
  • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.

Also Known As

  • classification officer - human resources
  • classification specialist
  • compensation research analyst
  • conciliator
  • employee relations officer
  • employment equity officer
  • human resources consultant
  • human resources research officer
  • job analyst
  • labour organization business agent
  • labour relations officer
  • mediator
  • union representative
  • wage analyst
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in human resources management or a related field, such as business administration, industrial relations, commerce or psychology or Completion of a professional development program in human resources administration is required.
  • Some employers may require human resources professionals to hold a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

76.2%
Female
23.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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3.8%
15-24
21.1%
25-34
33.7%
35-44
25.1%
45-54
14.1%
55-64
2.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.5%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
10.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
2.5%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
36.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
50.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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52.6%
Public administration
9.0%
Finance and insurance
9.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services
29.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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25.60%
Northeast
39.40%
Southeast
12.80%
Southwest
18.10%
Central
4.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$57,273
Northeast
$58,392
Southeast
$54,839
Southwest
$59,307
Central
$43,732
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$31.62
$25.64
Low
$44.44
High

Southeast

$30.00
$16.17
Low
$45.64
High

Southwest

$27.18
$23.00
Low
$45.16
High

Central

$36.54
$20.00
Low
$49.78
High

Northwest

$30.22
$25.24
Low
$49.80
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$56,262

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$59,385

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$56,262

Newfoundland

$65,281

Prince Edward Island

$64,969

Nova Scotia

$58,302

Canada

$63,960
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

156
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

12
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

145
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

531
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

42
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

488