Personnel clerks (NOC 1415)

About this job

Personnel clerks:

  • help personnel officers and human resources specialists by compiling, maintaining and processing information relating to staffing, recruitment, training, labour relations, performance evaluations and classifications
  • work in personnel departments throughout the private and public sectors
Common job titles
  • assistant, human resources / staffing
  • clerk, classification - human resources
  • clerk, employment
  • clerk, human resources / personnel
  • clerk, identification
  • clerk, labour relations


Personnel clerks:

  • process, check and register documentation relating to personnel activities such as staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations and classifications
  • maintain and update manual and computerized filing and registration systems
  • compile and prepare reports and documents relating to personnel activities
  • answer telephone and written questions from staff and the general public regarding personnel matters
  • arrange for advertising or posting of job vacancies, assist in screening and rating of job applicants, and conduct reference checks
  • carry out and score employment tests, such as keyboarding and proofreading tests
  • arrange for internal and external training activities

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, hospital or school.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to supervisory and officer level positions is possible with experience and additional training.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.