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Is personnel officer at company same as HR?

Hello,

I wanted to know if a personnel officer required by Canada is the same as HR. Or is it someone else?

They generally mean the same thing and both are mostly generic terms. Actual titles would normally be more specific, such as; “Director, Human Resources”, or “Manager, Personell”. Canada doesn’t “require” a personnel officer, as such, in corporate bylaws, it’s a matter of organizational custom.