Human Resources Advisor

NOC #11200

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary diploma
  • Average salary $69,000 to $126,500

Career profile

Human resources advisors are instrumental in shaping the workforce landscape of the energy industry. These professionals play a vital role in translating an organization’s vision into reality by identifying, attracting and retaining the right people for the right jobs in small companies to large, integrated corporations. Fostering positive employee relations, ensuring fairness, and nurturing a constructive work environment are central elements of the role.

Human resources advisors are experts at identifying, recruiting, and onboarding exceptional individuals, ensuring that the organization’s employees and contractors remain the most qualified and efficient in the industry. Additionally, they are the architects of training programs, procedural frameworks, and policies that optimize employee talents, equipping the workforce to adapt and excel in an ever-evolving energy landscape. Their expertise in organizational development and change management strategically aligns companies’ structures with the evolving dynamics of the sector.

Exploration and production, Oil and gas services, Pipelines, Oil sands, Carbon capture, utilization and storage, Emissions reduction, Well site decommissioning, Engineering, design and procurement, Contracted and turnaround maintenance, Construction, Start-up and commissioning, Modular fabrication, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

When you start in this occupation activities may include:

  • Advertising job vacancies, interviewing job applicants and preparing offer letters.
  • Updating and maintaining the HR Information System
  • Advising employers and employees on the interpretation of human resources policies, compensation and benefit programs and collective agreements.
  • Negotiating terms and conditions of employment with new and current staff

As you advance in this career, you may take on additional tasks including:

  • Addressing poor performance or disciplinary matters
  • Advising managers on recruitment and selection strategies
  • Providing advice and participating in work reviews and change processes
  • Providing advice and assistance on policies, procedures, legislation and enterprise agreements
  • Negotiating settlements of appeals and disputes and coordinating the termination of employment process.


  • A post-secondary diploma or degree in human resources management or a related field is typically required.


  • Some employers may require human resources professionals to hold a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.
  • Specific health and safety certifications will be determined by job requirements

  • Travel likely required
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding

Your company looks to you for guidance on issues and decisions related to its workforce. This means you have strong interpersonal, research, problem and analytical skills.

  • Attention to detail
  • Collaborative
  • Human resources knowledge
  • Active listening
  • Leading/Living the vision and values
  • Managing conflict
  • Administration and management
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Management of personnel resources
  • Building a successful team
  • Social perceptiveness