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In-Demand Human Resource Management Career in Canada

There has been a shift in the in-demand occupations in Canadian. Due to the global pandemic, consumer, and business habits have evolved, and with these changes so have the job demands. Human Resource Management is now one of the professions highly sought after employers. So what exactly do HR Managers do?

What does a Human Resources Manager Do?

A Human Resource Manager works with the people of a company. It is a great role for leaders who are friendly, honest, and confident in taking disciplinary actions when needed. They manage the lifecycle of employees including recruiting, hiring, developing, disciplining, and firing. While tasked with some of the unpleasant sides of the business, they have the joy of leading many of the fun sides! The HR Manager is the person responsible for organizing company events and making the workplace a pleasant and productive environment. When employees need support, for conflicts at work or life changes, HR is there to find solutions.

Human Resources Management at a Glance:

  • Recruiting employees
  • Hiring Employees
  • Supporting employee’s growth in the business; providing training, access to continuing eduction and skills building
  • Process Payroll
  • Mitigating employee conflicts
  • Liaising between Employer and employees
  • Keeping employee records(required by law), including emergency contacts, and as to develop the diversity of the business
  • Problem solving workplace conflicts
  • Enact disciplinary action, when appropriate
  • Review and update company policies if they no longer sever the business or employees
  • Review company benefits, to stay current and appealing to employees
  • Support the health and wellbeing of employees, including meeting personal circumstance needs for mental health, pregnancies, and accessibility
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Human Resources Management Salary

HR Managers cover a lot! With this hard work and dedication comes a healthy wage. The average base pay for Human Resource Managers in Canada is $47.69 an hour, or approximately 99K a year. HR Managers generally get excellent benefits and bonuses as well. So, how do you become a Human Resource Manager?

How to Become a Human Resources Manger

Firstly, you need the right personality traits. If you are a natural-born leader who loves people, honesty, integrity, and organization you are a great fit. Most Human Resource managers in Canada also have a Bachelors’s degree and are expected to be excellent in English.

A Bachelors’s degree is an excellent place to start your Canadian career path. If HR sounds like a good fit for you, learn the skills needs in programs such as these:

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management

This degree program from KPU is designed to prepare students for a wide range of human resource roles as well as the widely recognized Required Professional Capabilities of the Certified Human Resources Practitioner (CHRP) designation. KPU also offers a co-op option with this degree for students interested in gaining practical, paid work experience in this field.

Learn more about Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s BBA in Human Resources Management 

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Business Diploma, Human Resource Speciality

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers a Business Diploma with a Human Resource specialty at their Moose Jaw campus. Human Resource students at Sask Poly also have a co-op option. The Business human resources specialty diploma from Sask Poly may also be used as a credit towards a degree from several Canadian universities for those looking to expand their education further.

Learn more about Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Business diploma in Human Resources


Okanagan College

Bachelor of Business Administration,Human Resources Management Specialty

Okanagan College offers several programs for those pursuing Human Resources Management. The BBA degree in Human Resources from Okanagan College is accredited by Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) British Columbia and Yukon. Okanagan College also offers honor degree options. You can take this degree program at the Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, and Kelowna campuses.

Learn more about Okanagan College’s Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resources Management Specialty

Business Administration Diploma, Human Resources Management Option

The Business Administration diploma from Okanagan College focuses on management, offering several specialties, including Human Resources Management. This program is offered at the Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, and Kelowna campuses.

Learn more about Okanagan College’s Business Administration Diploma, Human Resources Management Option

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management

For those who hold a bachelor’s degree outside of Human Resources, but are looking to move into the field Okanagan College offers a post-baccalaureate diploma in Human Resources Management. This two-year program, given at the Kelowna campus provides an opportunity for students to be exempt from the National Knowledge Exam (NKEJ, as administered by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia & Yukon, should they graduate with an average of 70% or higher. The NKE is one of the requirements to become a designated professional in Human Resources Management, known as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

Learn more about Okanagan College’s Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management

A Career in Human Resources

A career in Human Resources is a rewarding pathway to make direct improvements to the lives of people and companies. As the demand for this profession increasing in Canada, studying the skills to succeed as an HR Manager is an important step towards a fulfilling and profitable career.

Sources: 10inDemandJobsCanada2021 CanadaTop15JobsafterCovid CanadaJobBankMarketReport HRJobProfile HRJobDetails TraitsofaHRManager MedianWageofHRMangerCanada

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