The average salary for a Recruiter in Canada is C$46,156.
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Job Description for Recruiter
Recruiters work in a variety of fields, with one of the most common positions being a job recruiter. A job recruiter is hired by a particular company to find qualified employees. They often explore popular resume-posting websites and seek out qualified candidates for interviews; many recruiters often travel to job fairs and various events for job seekers. Recruiters may work for a single company or for multiple companies at once as an independent contractor. Recruiters must be good at identif…Read more
- Evaluate candidates' strengths compared with clients' requirements, and recommend the best candidates to clients after a detailed screening and skill assessment.
- Stay current on trends, emerging technologies and new and hard to find skill sets.
- Network extensively to find potential candidates and clients.
- Source through internal candidate database as well as professional associations, referrals, and other networking resources.
- Negotiate wage rates and other terms and conditions of employment with candidates.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Recruiter
The top respondents for the job title Recruiter are from the companies Adecco, Randstad Ltd and Aerotek. Reported salaries are highest at Aerotek where the average pay is C$45,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Randstad Ltd, earning around C$40,000. Express Employment Professionals pays the lowest at around C$32,340. Adecco also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$39,278.
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Popular Skills for Recruiter
Oral / Verbal Communication
Human Resources (HR)
Skills in Recruiting, Full-Cycle Recruiting and Sourcing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources (HR) and Oral / Verbal Communication.
Pay by Experience Level for Recruiter
An entry-level Recruiter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$39,995 based on 80 salaries. An early career Recruiter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44,603 based on 668 salaries. A mid-career Recruiter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,443 based on 249 salaries. An experienced Recruiter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$62,188 based on 99 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$51,642.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Recruiter in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 13.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (11.3% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mississauga, Ontario (12.5% less).
Years of Experience
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