1121- Human resources professionals

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Human resources professionals

Job Description: 

Human resources professionals develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise managers and employers 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 managers 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.

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
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.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to management positions is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Human resources and recruitment officers (1223)
Human resources managers (0112)
Personnel clerks (1415)
Professional occupations in business management consulting (1122)
Training officers and instructors (in 4021 College and other vocational instructors)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X