Employment Equity in the Public Service of Canada for the fiscal year 2016 to 2017: Statistical tables

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Table 1. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group according to department or agency

Financial Administration Act, Schedules I and IV indeterminates, terms of 3 months or more, and seasonal employees (as at )

Table 1. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group according to department or agency
Department or agency All employees Women Aboriginal peoples Persons with disabilities Members of a visible minority group
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
Employment and Social Development Canada 22,525 15,466 68.7 971 4.3 1,382 6.1 4,706 20.9
National Defencetable 1 note 22,060 8,732 39.6 757 3.4 1,381 6.3 1,826 8.3
Correctional Service Canada 16,780 8,014 47.8 1,766 10.5 1,075 6.4 1,714 10.2
Canada Border Services Agency 13,148 6,277 47.7 477 3.6 504 3.8 2,096 15.9
Public Services and Procurement Canada 11,790 6,913 58.6 420 3.6 698 5.9 1,621 13.7
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 1 note 9,479 3,601 38.0 458 4.8 471 5.0 590 6.2
Health Canada 8,856 5,912 66.8 768 8.7 507 5.7 1,982 22.4
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff) 6,561 5,098 77.7 394 6.0 271 4.1 855 13.0
Environment and Climate Change Canada 5,983 2,894 48.4 169 2.8 287 4.8 939 15.7
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 5,647 3,712 65.7 218 3.9 279 4.9 1,526 27.0
Global Affairs Canada 5,596 3,117 55.7 270 4.8 220 3.9 1,133 20.2
Shared Services Canada 4,901 1,550 31.6 168 3.4 317 6.5 782 16.0
Statistics Canada 4,807 2,434 50.6 122 2.5 285 5.9 1,104 23.0
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4,629 2,357 50.9 146 3.2 217 4.7 854 18.4
Transport Canada 4,585 1,988 43.4 179 3.9 202 4.4 699 15.2
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,516 2,254 49.9 140 3.1 181 4.0 642 14.2
Department of Justice Canada 4,280 2,934 68.6 163 3.8 249 5.8 764 17.9
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada 4,144 2,682 64.7 1,200 29.0 238 5.7 561 13.5
Natural Resources Canada 3,894 1,777 45.6 108 2.8 166 4.3 515 13.2
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,559 1,881 73.5 106 4.1 211 8.2 210 8.2
Public Health Agency of Canada 2,014 1,390 69.0 60 3.0 125 6.2 392 19.5
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,702 1,045 61.4 48 2.8 114 6.7 308 18.1
Canadian Heritage 1,603 1,058 66.0 72 4.5 85 5.3 215 13.4
Public Safety Canada 989 596 60.3 53 5.4 77 7.8 136 13.8
Public Prosecution Service of Canada 970 645 66.5 62 6.4 57 5.9 122 12.6
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 875 547 62.5 39 4.5 48 5.5 277 31.7
Library and Archives Canada 803 490 61.0 28 3.5 37 4.6 77 9.6
Public Service Commission of Canada 724 483 66.7 33 4.6 70 9.7 120 16.6
Department of Finance Canada 715 333 46.6 17 2.4 30 4.2 130 18.2
Privy Council Office 705 406 57.6 32 4.5 32 4.5 104 14.8
Courts Administration Service 601 402 66.9 20 3.3 32 5.3 103 17.1
Canadian Space Agency 569 238 41.8 9 1.6 33 5.8 91 16.0
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 560 362 64.6 15 2.7 34 6.1 25 4.5
Canada School of Public Service 540 359 66.5 22 4.1 40 7.4 81 15.0
Elections Canada 531 276 52.0 19 3.6 34 6.4 78 14.7
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 435 235 54.0 18 4.1 14 3.2 64 14.7
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada 425 274 64.5 8 1.9 25 5.9 54 12.7
Canadian Grain Commission 420 188 44.8 24 5.7 23 5.5 83 19.8
Parole Board of Canada 381 305 80.1 17 4.5 20 5.2 54 14.2
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 298 176 59.1 table 1 note * table 1 note * 8 2.7 46 15.4
Infrastructure Canada 289 164 56.7 12 4.2 11 3.8 50 17.3
Western Economic Diversification Canada 258 152 58.9 13 5.0 13 5.0 51 19.8
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 255 167 65.5 18 7.1 9 3.5 24 9.4
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 235 140 59.6 11 4.7 11 4.7 30 12.8
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 197 61 31.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * 6 3.0 17 8.6
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 196 121 61.7 8 4.1 13 6.6 16 8.2
Canadian Transportation Agency 190 116 61.1 5 2.6 13 6.8 26 13.7
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 188 115 61.2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 18 9.6 40 21.3
Canadian Human Rights Commission 163 116 71.2 9 5.5 29 17.8 26 16.0
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 149 95 63.8 7 4.7 10 6.7 14 9.4
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 135 84 62.2 0 0.0 8 5.9 16 11.9
Status of Women Canada 83 74 89.2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 6 7.2 13 15.7
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 72 42 58.3 18 25.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * 9 12.5
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 71 54 76.1 table 1 note * table 1 note * 7 9.9 table 1 note * table 1 note *
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 67 39 58.2 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * 10 14.9
Canadian Dairy Commission 57 33 57.9 table 1 note * table 1 note * 0 0.0 8 14.0
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 56 39 69.6 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * 8 14.3
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP 55 30 54.5 table 1 note * table 1 note * 5 9.1 6 10.9
Military Grievances External Review Committee 39 26 66.7 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note *
International Joint Commission 25 12 48.0 0 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note *
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 10 43.5 0 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note *
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 17 77.3 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note *
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 22 15 68.2 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * 0 0.0
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 20 8 40.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * 0 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note *
Copyright Board Canada 12 table 1 note * table 1 note * 0 0.0 0 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note *
RCMP External Review Committee 5 table 1 note * table 1 note * 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 185,484 101,136 54.5 9,726 5.2 10,259 5.5 28,058 15.1

Notes

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total (“all employees”) because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

Table1 Notes

Table 1 Note 1

National Defence includes civilian staff only (data for members of the Canadian Armed Forces are not included because Treasury Board is not the employer).

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Table 1 Note 2

Fisheries and Oceans Canada data include data for the Canadian Coast Guard.

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Table 1 Note 3

Information for small numbers has been suppressed.

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Table 2. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and region of work

Financial Administration Act, Schedules I and IV indeterminates, terms of 3 months or more, and seasonal employees (as at )

Table 2. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and region of work
Region of work All employees Women Aboriginal peoples Persons with disabilities Members of a visible minority group
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,925 1,314 44.9 199 6.8 159 5.4 65 2.2
Prince Edward Island 1,657 1,066 64.3 46 2.8 104 6.3 45 2.7
Nova Scotia 7,979 3,586 44.9 440 5.5 596 7.5 509 6.4
New Brunswick 6,908 3,913 56.6 258 3.7 375 5.4 198 2.9
Quebec (without the NCR)table 2 note 19,834 10,356 52.2 464 2.3 694 3.5 2,152 10.9
NCR (Quebec)table 2 note 25,792 14,768 57.3 1,365 5.3 1,418 5.5 3,827 14.8
NCR (Ontario)table 2 note 56,032 31,206 55.7 1,897 3.4 3,160 5.6 9,825 17.5
NCR 81,824 45,974 56.2 3,262 4.0 4,578 5.6 13,652 16.7
Ontario (without the NCR)table 2 note 23,798 13,146 55.2 1,213 5.1 1,483 6.2 4,872 20.5
Manitoba 6,432 3,654 56.8 970 15.1 399 6.2 680 10.6
Saskatchewan 4,598 2,716 59.1 771 16.8 253 5.5 387 8.4
Alberta 9,777 5,513 56.4 827 8.5 607 6.2 1,447 14.8
British Columbia 15,942 7,839 49.2 953 6.0 832 5.2 3,518 22.1
Yukon 271 178 65.7 46 17.0 22 8.1 13 4.8
Northwest Territories 396 244 61.6 65 16.4 18 4.5 27 6.8
Nunavut 229 128 55.9 91 39.7 12 5.2 22 9.6
Outside Canada 1,304 611 46.9 38 2.9 43 3.3 265 20.3
Not availabletable 2 note * 1,610 898 55.8 83 5.2 84 5.2 206 12.8
Total 185,484 101,136 54.5 9,726 5.2 10,259 5.5 28,058 15.1

Notes

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total (“all employees”) because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

Table 2 Notes

Table 2 Note 1

A portion of the 2017 geographic data is not available due to changes in the central data systems.

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Table 2 Note 2

“NCR” stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR (Quebec) and NCR (Ontario).

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Table 3. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and occupational group

Financial Administration Act, Schedules I and IV indeterminates, terms of 3 months or more, and seasonal employees (as at )

Table 3. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and occupational group
Occupational group All employees Women Aboriginal peoples Persons with disabilities Members of a visible minority group
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
Executives 5,341 2,566 48.0 206 3.9 276 5.2 543 10.2
EX (Executive)
5,054 2,395 47.4 197 3.9 254 5.0 522 10.3
LC (Law Management)table 3 note
287 171 59.6 9 3.1 22 7.7 21 7.3
Scientific and Professional 33,779 17,728 52.5 1,091 3.2 1,448 4.3 6,318 18.7
Administrative and Foreign Service 86,032 54,086 62.9 4,722 5.5 5,332 6.2 14,263 16.6
Technical 12,682 3,372 26.6 596 4.7 570 4.5 1,142 9.0
Administrative Support 19,302 15,095 78.2 1,349 7.0 1,429 7.4 3,218 16.7
Operational 28,342 8,286 29.2 1,762 6.2 1,204 4.2 2,573 9.1
Undetermined 6 3 50.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 16.7
Total 185,484 101,136 54.5 9,726 5.2 10,259 5.5 28,058 15.1

Notes

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total (“all employees”) because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

Table 3 Notes

Table 3 Note 1

LCs have been included in the Executive group since 2011 to 2012 fiscal year.

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Table 4. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and salary range

Financial Administration Act, Schedules I and IV indeterminates, terms of 3 months or more, and seasonal employees (as at )

Table 4. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and salary range
Salary range ($) All employees Women Aboriginal peoples Persons with disabilities Members of a visible minority group
Number % of all employees Number % of salary range % of EE grouptable 4 note Number % of salary range % of EE grouptable 4 note Number % of salary range % of EE grouptable 4 note Number % of salary range % of EE grouptable 4 note
Under 5,000 69 0.0 23 33.3 0.0 table 4 note * table 4 note * 0.0 table 4 note * table 4 note * 0.0 table 4 note * table 4 note * 0.0
5,000 to 9,999 130 0.1 43 33.1 0.0 table 4 note * table 4 note * 0.0 5 3.8 0.0 8 6.2 0.0
10,000 to 14,999 62 0.0 43 69.4 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 5 8.1 0.0 8 12.9 0.0
15,000 to 19,999 142 0.1 103 72.5 0.1 6 4.2 0.1 7 4.9 0.1 32 22.5 0.1
20,000 to 24,999 204 0.1 156 76.5 0.2 19 9.3 0.2 12 5.9 0.1 25 12.3 0.1
25,000 to 29,999 297 0.2 255 85.9 0.3 17 5.7 0.2 22 7.4 0.2 43 14.5 0.2
30,000 to 34,999 344 0.2 270 78.5 0.3 15 4.4 0.2 16 4.7 0.2 54 15.7 0.2
35,000 to 39,999 1,453 0.8 1,078 74.2 1.1 77 5.3 0.8 65 4.5 0.6 162 11.1 0.6
40,000 to 44,999 3,792 2.0 2,551 67.3 2.5 226 6.0 2.3 306 8.1 3.0 624 16.5 2.2
45,000 to 49,999 16,631 9.0 11,602 69.8 11.5 1,088 6.5 11.2 1,113 6.7 10.8 2,656 16.0 9.5
50,000 to 54,999 20,904 11.3 14,076 67.3 13.9 1,207 5.8 12.4 1,239 5.9 12.1 3,516 16.8 12.5
55,000 to 59,999 16,962 9.1 10,852 64.0 10.7 911 5.4 9.4 964 5.7 9.4 2,666 15.7 9.5
60,000 to 64,999 15,551 8.4 9,096 58.5 9.0 854 5.5 8.8 860 5.5 8.4 2,140 13.8 7.6
65,000 to 69,999 17,825 9.6 8,688 48.7 8.6 981 5.5 10.1 910 5.1 8.9 2,448 13.7 8.7
70,000 to 74,999 13,672 7.4 5,408 39.6 5.3 1,045 7.6 10.7 589 4.3 5.7 1,847 13.5 6.6
75,000 to 79,999 10,527 5.7 5,667 53.8 5.6 494 4.7 5.1 509 4.8 5.0 1,623 15.4 5.8
80,000 to 84,999 18,033 9.7 8,728 48.4 8.6 1,055 5.9 10.8 1,157 6.4 11.3 2,714 15.1 9.7
85,000 to 89,999 7,279 3.9 3,899 53.6 3.9 337 4.6 3.5 381 5.2 3.7 1,310 18.0 4.7
90,000 to 94,999 7,448 4.0 3,666 49.2 3.6 262 3.5 2.7 359 4.8 3.5 1,073 14.4 3.8
95,000 to 99,999 8,433 4.5 3,409 40.4 3.4 233 2.8 2.4 450 5.3 4.4 1,519 18.0 5.4
100,000 and over 25,726 13.9 11,523 44.8 11.4 893 3.5 9.2 1,288 5.0 12.6 3,587 13.9 12.8
Total 185,484 100.0 101,136 54.5 100.0 9,726 5.2 100.0 10,259 5.5 100.0 28,058 15.1 100.0

Notes

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total (“all employees”) because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

Table 4 Notes

Table 4 Note 1

EE: employment equity

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Table 4 Note 2

Information for small numbers is suppressed.

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Table 5. Hirings and promotions into the public service of Canada by designated group and separations from the public service of Canada by designated group

Financial Administration Act, Schedules I and IV indeterminates, terms of 3 months or more, and seasonal employees ( to )

Table 5. Hirings and promotions into the public service of Canada by designated group and separations from the public service of Canada by designated group
Action type All employees Women Aboriginal peoples Persons with disabilities Members of a visible minority group
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
Hirings 16,081 9,281 57.7 703 4.4 603 3.7 2,875 17.9
Promotions 17,487 10,120 57.9 836 4.8 693 4.0 2,788 15.9
Separations 12,706 7,378 58.1 609 4.8 919 7.2 1,515 11.9

Notes

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total (“all employees”) because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated groups, and men are included in the total.

“Hirings” refers to employees who were added to the public service of Canada payroll between , and .

Data on promotions are obtained from the Public Service Commission of Canada and include information from departments and agencies that fall under both the Financial Administration Act, Schedules I and IV, and the Public Service Employment Act.

“Separations” refers to employees who left the public service of Canada payroll between , and .

Percentages are that designated group’s share of all actions of the given type.

See the definitions of “hirings,” “promotions” and “separations” under “Definitions” in Appendix C.

Table 6. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and age range

Financial Administration Act, Schedules I and IV indeterminates, terms of 3 months or more, and seasonal employees (as at )

Table 6. Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and age range
Age range All employees Women Aboriginal peoples Persons with disabilities Members of a visible minorities group
Number % of all employees Number % of age range % of EE grouptable 6 note Number % of age range % of EE grouptable 6 note Number % of age range % of EE grouptable 6 note Number % of age range % of EE grouptable 6 note
Under 20 72 0.0 18 25.0 0.0 table 6 note * table 6 note * table 6 note * table 6 note * table 6 note * table 6 note * table 6 note * table 6 note * 0.0
20 to 24 2,807 1.5 1,692 60.3 1.7 114 4.1 1.2 54 1.9 0.5 577 20.6 2.1
25 to 29 10,944 5.9 6,325 57.8 6.3 462 4.2 4.8 235 2.1 2.3 2,253 20.6 8.0
30 to 34 19,616 10.6 10,834 55.2 10.7 910 4.6 9.4 619 3.2 6.0 3,562 18.2 12.7
35 to 39 26,833 14.5 15,155 56.5 15.0 1,292 4.8 13.3 951 3.5 9.3 4,683 17.5 16.7
40 to 44 29,028 15.6 16,337 56.3 16.2 1,617 5.6 16.6 1,350 4.7 13.2 4,740 16.3 16.9
45 to 49 28,556 15.4 15,881 55.6 15.7 1,811 6.3 18.6 1,633 5.7 15.9 4,296 15.0 15.3
50 to 54 31,142 16.8 16,794 53.9 16.6 1,760 5.7 18.1 2,283 7.3 22.3 3,681 11.8 13.1
55 to 59 23,128 12.5 11,879 51.4 11.7 1,150 5.0 11.8 1,902 8.2 18.5 2,489 10.8 8.9
60 to 64 10,022 5.4 4,834 48.2 4.8 493 4.9 5.1 923 9.2 9.0 1,197 11.9 4.3
65 to 69 2,705 1.5 1,155 42.7 1.1 99 3.7 1.0 248 9.2 2.4 457 16.9 1.6
Over 70 630 0.3 232 36.8 0.2 17 2.7 0.2 59 9.4 0.6 118 18.7 0.4
Not available 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 1 100.0 0.0
Total 185,484 100.0 101,136 54.5 100.0 9,726 5.2 100.0 10,259 5.5 100.0 28,058 15.1 100.0

Notes

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total (“all employees”) because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

Table 6 Notes

Table 6 Note 1

EE: employment equity

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Table 6 Note 2

Information for small numbers is suppressed.

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Table 7. Representation of public service of Canada employees by designated groups and fiscal year

Financial Administration Act, Schedules 1 and IV indeterminates, terms of 3 months or more, and seasonal employees

Table 7. Representation of public service of Canada employees by designated groups and fiscal year
Public service representation All employees Women Aboriginal peoples Persons with disabilities Members of a visible minority group
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
As at 185,484 101,136 54.5 9,726 5.2 10,259 5.5 28,058 15.1
As at 181,674 98,846 54.4 9,358 5.2 10,092 5.6 26,336 14.5
As at 180,681 98,051 54.3 9,232 5.1 10,204 5.6 24,849 13.8
As at 181,356 98,078 54.1 9,239 5.1 10,390 5.7 23,919 13.2
As at 188,342 102,124 54.2 9,491 5.0 10,871 5.8 23,812 12.6
As at 198,793 108,620 54.6 9,785 4.9 11,418 5.7 23,978 12.1
As at 202,631 111,051 54.8 9,486 4.7 11,388 5.6 22,998 11.3
As at 202,386 110,867 54.8 9,307 4.6 11,620 5.7 21,567 10.7
As at 195,667 107,089 54.7 8,892 4.5 11,468 5.9 19,264 9.8
As at 186,754 101,589 54.4 8,190 4.4 11,001 5.9 17,207 9.2
As at 179,540 96,816 53.9 7,610 4.2 10,192 5.7 15,787 8.8
As at 176,630 95,013 53.8 7,381 4.2 10,169 5.8 15,112 8.6
As at 165,856 88,702 53.5 6,886 4.2 9,626 5.8 13,498 8.1
As at 165,976 88,175 53.1 6,723 4.1 9,452 5.7 13,001 7.8
As at 163,314 86,162 52.8 6,426 3.9 9,155 5.6 12,058 7.4
As at 157,510 82,663 52.5 5,980 3.8 8,331 5.3 10,772 6.8
As at 149,339 77,785 52.1 5,316 3.6 7,621 5.1 9,143 6.1
As at (Revenue Canada excluded)table 7 note * 141,253 72,549 51.4 4,639 3.3 6,687 4.7 7,764 5.5
As at (Revenue Canada included) 178,340 91,856 51.5 5,124 2.9 8,137 4.6 10,557 5.9
As at 179,831 90,801 50.5 4,770 2.7 6,943 3.9 9,260 5.1
Workforce availability
2011 National Household Survey and 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability Not applicable Not applicable 52.5 Not applicable 3.4 Not applicable 4.4 Not applicable 13.0
2006 Census and Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) Not applicable Not applicable 52.3 Not applicable 3.0 Not applicable 4.0 Not applicable 12.4
2001 Census and PALS Not applicable Not applicable 52.2 Not applicable 2.5 Not applicable 3.6 Not applicable 10.4
1996 Census and 1991 Health and Activity Limitation Survey (HALS) Not applicable Not applicable 48.7 Not applicable 1.7 Not applicable 4.8 Not applicable 8.7
1991 Census and HALS Not applicable Not applicable 47.3 Not applicable 2.6 Not applicable 4.8 Not applicable 9.0

Notes

The data in this and other tables in this report cover employees identified for the purpose of employment equity in the Regulations to the Employment Equity Act. The estimates of workforce availability are based on information from the 2011 Census of Canada and the 2012 post-Census Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS). They include only Canadian citizens in those occupations in the Canadian workforce that correspond to occupations in the federal public service.

Internal representation is based on those who have voluntarily chosen to self-identify to date as an Aboriginal person, a person with disability and/or a person in a visible minority group.

Table 7 Notes

Table 7 Note 1

Revenue Canada became a separate employer, the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, on .

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