Human resources managers (NOC 0112)

About this job

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Human resources managers:

  • direct, control and run the operations of human resources and personnel departments
  • develop and carry out policies and procedures regarding human resource planning, hiring, training and development and pay and benefit management
  • represent management and take part in various joint committees to maintain relations between management and employees
  • work throughout the private and public sectors
Common job titles
  • chief safety officer - occupational health and safety
  • co-ordinator, health and safety
  • director, industrial relations
  • director, vocational training
  • manager, health and safety
  • occupational health and safety director
  • chief safety officer - occupational health and safety
  • co-ordinator, health and safety
  • director, industrial relations
  • director, pay-processing division
  • director, vocational training
  • manager, health and safety

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$78,210

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

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

  • direct the operations of human resources departments
  • develop human resource requirements with other managers
  • arrange internal and external training and hiring activities
  • develop and carry out labour relations policies and discuss agreements
  • organize employee development and health and safety programs
  • advise and help other managers to carry out human resource policies and programs
  • organize meetings on job policy as well as pay and benefits
  • follow laws and regulations such as the Pay Equity Act

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occuaption:

  • Human resources managers typically work in a conventional office environment.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to personnel management, such as business administration, industrial relations, commerce or psychology
    or
    Completion of a professional development program in personnel administration is required.
  • Several years of experience as a personnel officer or human resource specialist are required.

Skills

  • Innovative
  • Social
  • Directive
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Business Administration/Management/Commerce
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Psychology (Arts)
  • Psychology (Science)

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
70
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
60
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
4,110
Average annual employment growth:
1.4%
Expected number of job openings:
2,310
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
10
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
290
Average annual employment growth:
0.1%
Expected number of job openings:
140
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
760
Average annual employment growth:
1.4%
Expected number of job openings:
490

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience. Other committees led by human resources managers may focus on issues such as alcohol or drug addiction.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.