Entry Senior

Human Resources Analyst

About This Career

Human Resources (HR) Analysts in the oil and gas industry collect, study and manage data and information related to labour issues and costs that affect their companies.  This includes data management and analysis of information such as compensation trends, workforce demographics, pensions and benefits, turnover, training etc. These analysts are responsible for leading and coordinating projects and activities specifically related to the development and administration of an organization's compensation programs as well as workforce planning and recruitment. In large companies the HR Analyst is often responsible for collaborating and supporting the HR team on day-to-day responsibilities in addition to projects. These responsibilities are often related to recruiting, on-boarding/off-boarding, talent management and HR systems. The HR Analyst assists in managing the process flow of all HR related forms and documents.

One of their primary responsibilities is to advise and make recommendations to management on compensation, information which is then incorporated into operations planning and strategies.

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

Employment: This occupation is found in onshore environments and is typically employed in the exploration and production (E&P), oil sands, oil and gas services, and pipeline sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Example titles: Compensation Research Analyst, Employment Equity Officer, Job Analyst, Labour Relations Analyst, Wage Analyst

Work Activities
Analyzing Data or Information
Analyzing compensation data and studying labor market trends to use in decision making of future compensation practices.
Applying Information
Executing compensation related changes within the human resource information system (HRIS).
Documenting/Recording Information
Preparing or maintaining employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers and promotions, using human resources management system software.
Interacting With Computers
Assisting with the maintenance of internal database files and developing custom reports to meet the requirements of Human Resource management and staff.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
Preparing routine and non-routine HR metrics reporting.
Attention to Detail
Leading/ Living The Vision And Values
Human Resources
Computer use
Active Listening
Career Path
  • Examples of progressive or lateral occupations within the Oil and Gas Industry:
  • HR Advisor/HR Generalist to HR Specialist to HR Manager
  • HR Analyst to Specialist roles such as Compensation Analyst or Learning and Development Analyst
  • Lateral movement to other roles such as Communications Coordinator, Community Relations
  • Telecommunications
Related Careers
How Can I Work in LNG?

As Canada prepares for the launch of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, this occupation will play a key role in:

  • Off-site fabrication
  • LNG export facility construction
  • LNG export facility operations
  • Natural gas pipeline construction

When the LNG industry takes off, you can be a part of the action!

Working Conditions
  • Field 2
    Field Visits
  • Office
    Office Based
  • Steeringwheel
    Driving Required
  • Road
    Remote Locations
  • Overtime
    Some Overtime Required
Transferable Sectors
  • Provincial and Territorial public administration
  • Educational services
  • Professional scientific and technical services
  • Credit intermediation and related activities
  • Publishing industries (except Internet)
  • Administrative and support services
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Transportation (air, rail etc.)
  • Manufacturing
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction
  • Mining
  • Federal government public administration
  • Insurance carriers and related activities
  • Securities commodity contracts and other financial investment/ finance and related activities
  • Support activities for transportation
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Utilities – including renewable energy
Job Details

Job Category

Business and Operations Support


Exploration and production

Oil and gas services

Oil sands




Qualifications + Experience


  • Post-secondary diploma


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