Statistics Canada
Senior managers at Statistics Canada handing out coffee to employees  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2020):

  • 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 as well as take advantage of onsite child care at the organization's main office in Ottawa
  • Statistics Canada's Workplace Wellness Committee arranges a variety of activities to support well-being across the department, including events for Mental Health Week and Mental Illness Awareness Week, weekly lunchtime running and walking groups, and an annual wellness fair -- additionally, head office employees can take advantage of subsidized access to an onsite fitness facility
  • Statistics Canada reaches out to the next generation of talent through co-op placements and summer student roles and also maintains a dedicated StatCan Young Professionals Network to help foster community, leadership and excellence among the organization's young professionals
Statistics Canada employees have a casual meeting  

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 4,972
Part-time employees in Canada 750
Average age of employees in Canada 32.16 years
Longest serving employee 51.48 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% 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 in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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
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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