Human Resources Analyst

NOC #11200

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary diploma
  • Average salary $68,000 to $114,000

Career profile

The primary responsibility of human resources analysts is to collect, analyze and manage data related to an organization’s workforce, labour dynamics and their impacts on companies’ financials. Human resources considerations in the energy sector have steadily evolved from an administrative function to a strategic consideration that has significant impacts on business operations. Human resources analysts provide crucial analysis and insights that allow companies to develop workforce strategies that will contribute to overall corporate objectives.

Human resources analysts deal with data including compensation trends, workforce demographics, pensions, benefits, turnover, and training. They also lead and coordinate projects related to compensation programs, workforce planning, and recruitment.

In larger organizations, human resources analysts work within the human resources team by contributing to both day-to-day operations and strategic projects such as recruitment, onboarding, offboarding, talent management, and human resources systems.

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:

  • Analyzing compensation data and studying labour market trends
  • Preparing or maintaining employment records related to events such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers and promotions
  • Assisting with the maintenance of internal database files and developing custom reports to meet the requirements of Human Resource management and staff

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

  • Advising management teams on how to address the people-related aspects of business decisions
  • Advising management on organizing, preparing or implementing recruiting or retention programs
  • Evaluating selection or testing techniques by conducting research or follow-up activities and conferring with management or supervisory personnel


  • 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 analytical thinking, creativity, as well as verbal and written communication skills equip you to find ways that inform business decisions that impact workforce strategies. You have software literacy.

  • Attention to detail
  • Computer use
  • Clerical
  • Human resources knowledge
  • Active listening
  • Planning and organizing
  • Collaborative
  • Leading/Living the vision and values
  • Administration and management
  • Complex problem solving