Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and language requirements of the position

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Representation data for Indigenous peoples, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability is based on voluntary self-identification. Public servants can choose whether or not to self identify; it is not mandatory. This means that the data may not provide an accurate reflection of the total number of public servants in each EE group.

About the data
  • Source: Pay System as of March 31st of each year and Employment Equity Data Bank (EEDB).
  • Internal representation for Indigenous peoples, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability is based on those who have voluntarily chosen to self-identify in one of the respective employment equity groups, while gender information is taken from the pay system.
  • The data in these tables cover employees identified for the purpose of employment equity in the Regulations to the Employment Equity Act.
  • The information includes indeterminates, terms of three months or more, and seasonal employees of organizations captured under the Financial Administration Act, Schedules I and IV (Core Public Administration).
  • Excluded from this information are:
    • employees on leave without pay,
    • students and casual workers,
    • Governor in Council appointees,
    • Ministers’ exempt staff,
    • federal judges and
    • deputy ministers.
  • Language requirements of position are extracted from the position classification information system.

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and language requirements of the position (as of )

Language requirement of the position All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LRPtable 1 note 1 % of EEtable 1 note 2 group Number % of LRPtable 1 note 1 % of EEtable 1 note 2 group Number % of LRPtable 1 note 1 % of EEtable 1 note 2 group Number % of LRPtable 1 note 1 % of EEtable 1 note 2 group
Bilingual positions 84,708 41.7 50,258 59.3 45.1 3,366 4.0 32.3 3,941 4.7 37.1 11,996 14.2 35.3
English essential 98,362 48.4 50,645 51.5 45.5 6,381 6.5 61.1 5,680 5.8 53.5 18,151 18.5 53.4
French essential 6,935 3.4 3,649 52.6 3.3 181 2.6 1.7 238 3.4 2.2 575 8.3 1.7
English or French essential 8,303 4.1 3,883 46.8 3.5 279 3.4 2.7 490 5.9 4.6 2,447 29.5 7.2
Incomplete records 4,960 2.4 2,897 58.4 2.6 228 4.6 2.2 273 5.5 2.6 835 16.8 2.5
Totaltable 1 note 3 203,268 100.0 111,332 54.8 100.0 10,435 5.1 100.0 10,622 5.2 100.0 34,004 16.7 100.0

Table 1 Notes

Table 1 Note 1

LRP: Language requirement of the position

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Table 1 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 1 Note 3

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.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and language requirements of the position (as of )

Language requirement of the position All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LRPtable 2 note 1 % of EEtable 2 note 2 group Number % of LRPtable 2 note 1 % of EEtable 2 note 2 group Number % of LRPtable 2 note 1 % of EEtable 2 note 2 group Number % of LRPtable 2 note 1 % of EEtable 2 note 2 group
Bilingual positions 80,984 39.8 47,998 59.3 43.1 3,189 3.9 30.6 3,773 4.7 35.5 10,744 13.3 31.6
English essential 93,656 46.1 48,213 51.5 43.3 6,082 6.5 58.3 5,488 5.9 51.7 16,478 17.6 48.5
French essential 6,639 3.3 3,506 52.8 3.1 175 2.6 1.7 218 3.3 2.1 451 6.8 1.3
English or French essential 7,277 3.6 3,427 47.1 3.1 228 3.1 2.2 440 6.0 4.1 1,987 27.3 5.8
Incomplete records 3,911 1.9 2,321 59.3 2.1 202 5.2 1.9 262 6.7 2.5 613 15.7 1.8
Totaltable 2 note 3 192,467 100.0 105,465 54.8 100.0 9,876 5.1 100.0 10,181 5.3 100.0 30,273 15.7 100.0

Table 2 Notes

Table 2 Note 1

LRP: Language requirement of the position

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Table 2 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2 Note 3

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.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and language requirements of the position (as of )

Language requirement of the position All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LRPtable 3 note 1 % of EEtable 3 note 2 group Number % of LRPtable 3 note 1 % of EEtable 3 note 2 group Number % of LRPtable 3 note 1 % of EEtable 3 note 2 group Number % of LRPtable 3 note 1 % of EEtable 3 note 2 group
Bilingual positions 76,509 37.6 45,167 59.0 40.6 2,999 3.9 28.7 3,736 4.9 35.2 9,613 12.6 28.3
English essential 88,710 43.6 45,055 50.8 40.5 6,012 6.8 57.6 5,512 6.2 51.9 15,048 17.0 44.3
French essential 6,262 3.1 3,242 51.8 2.9 154 2.5 1.5 216 3.4 2.0 400 6.4 1.2
English or French essential 5,771 2.8 2,615 45.3 2.3 181 3.1 1.7 372 6.4 3.5 1,536 26.6 4.5
Incomplete records 8,232 4.0 5,057 61.4 4.5 380 4.6 3.6 423 5.1 4.0 1,461 17.7 4.3
Totaltable 3 note 3 185,484 100.0 101,136 54.5 100.0 9,726 5.2 100.0 10,259 5.5 100.0 28,058 15.1 100.0

Table 3 Notes

Table 3 Note 1

LRP: Language requirement of the position

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Table 3 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 3 Note 3

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.

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