Statistics Canada / Statistique Canada
Statistics Canada employees at the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign closing ceremony  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada / Statistique Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

  • Statistics Canada focuses on the longer term welfare of its employees with a health benefits plan that extends to retirees (with 50 per cent premium coverage) and offers further peace of mind through a defined benefit pension plan
  • Statistics Canada offers a mental health practitioner benefit of up to $2,000 annually and maintains a workplace wellness committee responsible for organizing internal awareness events and activities
  • Statistics Canada supports employees who are new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (up to a full year of paid leave) and provides parental top-up to new fathers and adoptive parents (to 93 per cent of salary for up to 37 weeks) -- new parents can also take advantage of onsite child care when they are ready to return to work
Statistics Canada employees attend a staff lunch to celebrate the launch of the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, statistical agency
Established in Canada 1918
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Gatineau QC, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Sturgeon Falls ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Regina SK, Sherbrooke QC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,311
Part-time employees in Canada 359
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 53 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada / Statistique Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

  • Statistics Canada manages a variety of recruitment and development programs for new and recent graduates in various disciplines, including computer systems, economics and social sciences services, financial management, mathematics and methodology, and human resources -- as part of these programs, recent grads are required to complete various in-house training courses
  • The StatCan Professionals Network manages a "Living Library" to encourage students and new professionals to collaborate with and learn from experienced managers, and to build intergenerational partnerships within the organization -- workplace leaders submit a short biography about their expertise and experiences, interested students seek out leaders with careers that inspire them, and ask questions about their journey
Statistics Canada employees took part in a wellness day event last year  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, statistical agency
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Gatineau QC, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Sturgeon Falls ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Regina SK, Sherbrooke QC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,311
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unique training and development opportunities online orientation through Klick, in-house training programs include language training and statistical training, learning road map for new employees lists learning and training resources, manages a "Living Library" to connect workplace leaders with students and new professionals (leaders submit a short biography about their expertise and experiences and students seek out leaders with careers that interest and inspire them)
Additional highlights hires students through the Federal Student Work Experience Program and Co-operative Education and Internship Program, recruits post-secondary students that need experience in research related to their program through the Research Affiliate Program, recruits participants to write a statistical paper for the International Association for Official Statistics
Dedicated employee resource group StatCan Professionals Network (SPN) provides general and students memberships with opportunities to participate in over 10 internal events as well as multiple external Young Professionals Network events
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Statistics Canada / Statistique Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Statistics Canada employees participate in a group fitness session during the organization's Wellness Day

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, statistical agency
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Gatineau QC, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Sturgeon Falls ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Regina SK, Sherbrooke QC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Other info for new grads Statistics Canada's recruitment and development programs include a combination of training sessions, workplace rotations, mentoring, on-the-job training and off-site training. The department also maintains a formal network for young employees, called the StatCan Young Professionals Network, which acts as a forum to discuss and take on initiatives to promote positive change within the agency.
Typical new grad positions Economist, Financial Analyst, Methodologist, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Junior Human Resources Officer, Junior Financial Officer
Starting salary $40K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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