Human Resource Managers – NOC 0112 SDG


Number of People Who Work in this Industry


Median Income of People Working in this Occupation


Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade


Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016


Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7, 2016, when the unemployment rate was 7.8% in SDG and 5.3% in PR.


of People Working in this Occupation

47.1% of the workforce has a College, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma.

35.3% of the workforce has a university diploma or degree.

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

76.5% of the workforce is age 45 to 64.

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

24% of human resource managers work in each of the Manufacturing and Health Care and Social Assistance sectors.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions. Several positions will become available due to retirements. There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation. Bilingualism may be an asset.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: 7.1%-8%

More Information

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • Employment Outlook in the Ottawa Economic Region is fair. Over the next few years, human resource managers will continue to experience favourable demand in Ontario. However, they may be required to support more complex organisational issues in light of the changing role of their departments. Human resource units may be expected to acquire a more in-depth understanding of the organisation’s issues and challenges and better align human resources strategies with emerging company goals. Among the key considerations for future human resource planning are the cross-cultural and cross-generational work environment as well as strong competition in the marketplace, which is driving the need for a leaner, but more talented and productive workforce.
  • Many employers are seeking experienced leaders with over five years’ experience, preferably in a management role, and with specific knowledge of the firm’s business line. Individuals with a business-related master’s degree with some specialisation in personnel management and holders of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation will have enhanced job prospects. The Human Resources Professionals Association issues the CHRP designation and self-regulates the human resources profession in Ontario (Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013).
  • There would appear to be ample supply of these professionals to meet current demand, including a substantial number of graduates exiting from related studies. Recent graduates without industry knowledge may face increased competition from human resource generalists with work experience.
  • Human resource managers are employed in all industries; however the general tightening in public sector hiring and the loss of several large manufacturing companies may temper job opportunities as these industries are major employers in Ontario.
  • Technological advancement will continue to impact this occupation. While most employers require individuals skilled in applications such as the Human Resources Information System, the increased use of this computerised process and other software has made outsourcing easier for employers. Outsourcing human resources related functions to independent human resources consultancy firms will moderate job growth as efficiencies are gained.
  • For more information directly from employers, click on  “Healthcare & Social Assistance”, “Professional, Technical and Education”, and/or “Transportation and Warehousing”.