Federal Public Service Inclusive Appointment Lens

Inclusive appointment processes designed for a diverse workforce

“Canada will […] continue to gain from a public service that strives for excellence, that is representative of Canada’s diversity and that is able to serve the public with integrity and in their official language of choice”

“[t]he public service, whose members are drawn from across the country, reflects a myriad of backgrounds, skills and professions that are a unique resource for Canada”

Public Service Employment Act (Preamble)

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The Federal Public Service Inclusive Appointment Lens aims to build diversity, accessibility and inclusion into appointment decisions.

If you’re a hiring manager, or involved in an appointment process, the lens provides some key questions and areas for reflections for you to consider at each stage of the staffing process.



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Have you considered taking training on unconscious bias and on diversity and inclusion? The Canada School of Public Service offers a variety of courses on the subject.

Have you considered consulting the following Public Service Commission products?

Diversity and inclusion statistics are available on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s website to support departments and agencies in their planning.

For more information, please talk to your human resources advisor.

Some of the information in this document was inspired by the Ontario Public Service Recruitment Inclusion Lens.

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