What does a HR Assistant do?

Human resources (HR) assistants are certified professionals who handle daily administrative and human resources duties at an organization. They help human resources managers with recruitment, payroll employee processing, and employee record maintenance. They are responsible for providing clerical support to all employees.

HR assistants support internal and external requests related to the department; they will maintain digital and electronic records for employees and serve as the point person with benefits, vendors, and administrators. During the recruitment process, they assist by identifying qualified candidates and performing reference checks, and by issuing employment contracts. They oversee the completion of a company‘s compensation and benefits documentation and papers and assist with performance management procedures. They are responsible for coordinating training sessions and seminars, and they perform orientation and update records of new staff. HR assistants need a minimum bachelor's degree in human resources or related fields into years of experience as an HR assistant. They also need to be fluent in labor laws and employment equity regulations.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
12%
2 - 4
8%
5 - 7
0%
8+
80%

HR Assistant Seniority Levels

L2
HR Assistant
CA$45,813/yr
L3
L4
HR Assistant IV
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HR Manager
100% made the transition
HR Consultant
22% made the transition
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HR Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$45,813 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$36k
Median: CA$46k
CA$59k
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