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

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

  • 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 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 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 extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence or phase in their return to work
Statistics Canada employees attended a staff lunch last year  

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 5,469
Part-time employees in Canada 456
Average age of employees in Canada 42.47 years
Longest serving employee 52.49 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
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 6 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

COVID-19

Pandemic response "Tales from the Home Front" initiative with employee stories and photos, employee donations to an emergency fund launched by the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign and its partners, United Way Centraide and HealthPartners, public COVID-19 portal with data highlights and infographics

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

  • Statistics Canada manages a variety of recruitment and development programs for new and recent graduates in various roles, including financial advisor, human resources, information technology, and economics and sociology (programs typically feature extensive in-house training and a variety of workplace rotations to provide participants with diverse assignments)
  • The StatCan Professionals Network has helped organize a number of events and resources for young people, including the CANDEV Data Challenge, a series of nation-wide problem-solving events for students enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions, and a speed mentoring event
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 5,469
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unique training and development opportunities Corporate Assignments Centre offers opportunities for employees to build new skills and gain practical experience in other areas of the organization, in-house training programs include language training, informatics training, statistical training, subject-matter training, and corporate training, KLICK internal e-learning portal
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, participated in a recruitment event for students with disabilities hosted by the David C. Onley Initiative for Employment & Enterprise Development
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • Statistics Canada actively tracks employment equity data by occupational category and occupational group, and also conducts mobility analysis of hires, separations and promotions, in order to determine barriers and gaps in workforce representation
  • Statistics Canada maintains a women's subcommittee to provide employees with a forum to discuss and create change related to workplace issues specific to gender -- the subcommittee's roles is to investigate issues raised in employee opinion surveys, or to identify new obstacles, study the options and recommend initiatives that promote an inclusive workplace to senior management
  • Statistics Canada also manages a visible minority consultive group tasked with generating greater awareness of initiatives and issues relating to visible minorities -- the group acts as a consultative body to senior management on issues affecting the employment, retention, career development and advancement of visible-minority employees
Statistics Canada employees attended a Women and the Economy workshop  
“As an analyst, I use GBA+ to challenge myself when I claim to represent and study the lives of people in Canada. Starting early in the analytical design process, I seek out perspectives that expand my views and engage with a diversity of literatures, scholars and other sources of knowledge to ensure my own blind spots are covered. I keep a focus on the needs of Canadians, and consider implications of my research on communities of which I may not be part.” Elena Prokopenko, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division

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 5,469
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Diversity Champion
Formal commitment women's subcommittee (to create change related to workplace issues specific to gender), persons with disabilities committee (helps to identify and communicate issues faced within the workplace), visible minority consultative group (to create greater awareness of initiatives and issues), Indigenous Advisory Circle (advises on recruitment and retention initiatives), LGBTQ2+ inclusion diversity group
Recruitment initiatives participated in a recruitment event for students with disabilities (hosted by the David C. Onley Initiative for Employment & Enterprise Development)
Retention and development programs Lean In circles to facilitate professional development for women
Diversity highlights Positive Space initiative to maintain and enhance an accountable, welcoming, affirming and inclusive work environment for all employees, organized a workshop on Women and the Economy with academics, government researchers and policy-makers from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, in honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a Statistics Canada analyst presented Canadian disability data from the past 35 years (with a focus on the employment experiences of people with a range of different disability types including physical, sensory, learning, and mental health-related)

The Career Directory

Statistics 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 placements in HR, finance, economics, social statistics, data analytics, and communication, to name a few, 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 $60K to $65K
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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