12101 – Human resources and recruitment officers

Broad Occupation Category

1 –Business, finance and administration occupations


2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major Group

12 – Administrative and financial supervisors and specialized administrative occupations

Sub-major group

121 – Specialized administrative occupations

Minor group

1210 – Administrative and regulatory occupations

Human resources and recruitment officers identify and advertise job vacancies, recruit candidates, and assist in the selection and reassignment of employees. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

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Example Titles

  • Human resources officer

  • Personnel officer

  • Recruitment specialist

  • Staffing analyst

  • Staffing coordinator

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Identify current and prospective staffing requirements, prepare and post notices and advertisements, and collect and screen applications

  • Advise job applicants on employment requirements and on terms and conditions of employment

  • Review candidate inventories and contact potential applicants to arrange interviews and transfers, redeployment and placement of personnel

  • Recruit graduates of colleges, universities and other educational institutions

  • Coordinate and participate in selection and examination boards to evaluate candidates

  • Notify applicants of results of selection process and prepare job offers

  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures

  • Organize and administer staff consultation and grievance procedures

  • Determine eligibility to entitlements, arrange staff training and provide information or services such as employee assistance, counselling and recognition programs

  • May manage and follow up on the opening of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) files

  • May supervise personnel clerks performing filing and record-keeping duties.

Employment Requirements

  • A college diploma in a field related to personnel management such as business administration, industrial relations, commerce or completion of a professional development program in personnel administration is usually required.

  • Certification as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) may be required.

  • Some experience in a clerical or administrative position related to personnel administration may be required.