Exploring salary trends and job profile of HR Coordinators in Canada for 2021.

HR Coordinator salary trends in Canada

The country with the 9th largest GDP in the world, and the 2nd largest area hosts hundreds of multinational companies that employ millions of employees. These companies require HR Coordinators to take care of employee relationships, hiring, firing, payroll management, onboarding, and more.

Salary trends for HR Coordinators

In Canada, salary starts between 30,000 CAD to 40,000 CAD for HR Coordinators. This is the starting salary at less than a year’s work experience. The minimum and maximum salary grow slowly till around 4-5 years work experience. This is where the salary hits the 50,000 CAD mark.

HR Coordinator salary trends in Canada
Fig: Salary in CAD per years of experience for HR Coordinators in Canada, Souce: Data from JobsPikr

After this, the salary grows rapidly and hits as much as 125,000 CAD after around 6-10 years of work experience. The rapid growth can be attributed to progression to senior positions after a certain number of years in the job. This is similar to the software industry where developers get a big salary bump when moving on to senior developer positions. 

Search results for HR Coordinator Jobs

The job-post data that we mined for the post of HR Coordinator positions in Canada, showed more than 8k job posts. These positions were advertised by almost 2k companies.

HR Coordinator job postings in Canada
Fig: HR Coordinator Job Postings and Metrics in Canada, as recorded in 0ct 2021  Souce: Data from JobsPikr

The average number of job posts per company for the top 5k companies was calculated to be 4. The unique skill sets were more than 1200. The large count of skills and job titles are justified since HR Coordinators need to undertake different types of responsibilities based on the type of the company, its location, the working conditions, and the sector in which the company operates.

Top skills in demand for HR Coordinators

The most in-demand skill among HR Coordinators in Canada is management. This is similar to the data seen in other countries. Management capabilities are usually the top requirement from HR Coordinators. Onboarding activity comes close, and even overtakes management at some points. 

Having experience in operational activities comes third and is not far from onboarding. This is because taking care of the day-to-day processes related to employees, payroll management and handling employee-related incidents is very vital. That’s because taking care of your existing employees is just as important as bringing in new ones.

HR Coordinator skills in Canada
         Fig: Top skills mentioned in HR Coordinator job posts in Canada, Source: Data collected by JobsPikr

In many companies, especially human-facing ones, like the hotel industry or universities and colleges, HR Coordinators play a special role. They act as intermediaries between companies and their customers (which can be students or guests). In such situations, the role of the HR Coordinator is twice as important since they would be the face of the company, and their actions and interactions would affect people’s perception of the companies and organizations that they work for. This makes customer service a very important HR skill and is at number 4 in the frequency graph. 

However, its rank is not very stable since Employee Relationship comes close and has even overtaken it in recent months. Managing employee relationships helps improve coordination between teams and plays a major role in retention. While companies often think that pay difference is the only thing that makes employees leave, the truth is far from it. Effective employee relationship management, when undertaken by HR Coordinators can go a long way towards helping individuals feel comfortable at their workplace.

Job Types for HR Coordinators

Entry-level positions make up more than 45% of the job posts for HR Coordinators in Canada. The rest is mostly made up of mid-level positions.

HR Coordinator job seniority levels in Canada
Fig: HR Coordinator Jobs based on seniority in Canada, Source: Data collected by JobsPikr

Executive-level positions make up less than 1% of the jobs for HR Coordinators. Since most HR Coordinators act as a branch of the management itself, they usually move up the management ladder and take up positions in the leadership team after some years of work experience. This is the reason behind the low percentage of executive-level jobs among HR Coordinators in Canada.

HR Coordinator job types in Canada
Fig: HR Coordinator Jobs (Full time vs the rest) in Canada, Source: Data collected by JobsPikr

HR Coordinator jobs in Canada are mostly full-time, although a lot of the jobs positions are also undefined. The number of undefined jobs has increased in recent months, but it would be difficult to filter these jobs into full-time and part-time. Few jobs are also contractual or part-time. Almost no internships or volunteer positions exist. 

Top Regions for HR Coordinator Jobs

To identify the top regions for HR Coordinator jobs in Canada, you can just look at the top cities for corporate jobs in the country. Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Saskatoon, and Mississauga are the top 5 locations for HR Coordinator jobs in Canada. The order is however not stable, and demand for one city ofter rises over another but taking the average job posts across months would result in this sequence.

HR Coordinator region wise job posting in Canada
Fig: HR Coordinator Jobs based on location in Canada, Source: Data collected by JobsPikr

Being the capital of the Ontario province in Canada, Toronto is the most populous city and also its financial capital and a major commercial center. It is also one of the top cities in the world for universities and research centers. Thus, its top position in our graph can easily be justified even without looking at the minute data points.

Canada and HR Coordinator Jobs

The surge in jobs for HR professionals in Canada has not just created opportunities for individuals in the country, but also helped individuals from other countries immigrate for better opportunities. This has been due to the exponential increase in job opportunities. 

Canada has multiple major cities which host large banks, financial institutions, consultancies, IT companies, and research institutes. All of them provide job opportunities to thousands. But these industries need HR Coordinators to help them grow their workflow and take care of them. The post covid phase will help these industries grow further and leverage HR Coordinators who can harness their digital skills to provide better support in this hybrid work environment with dynamic challenges. 

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