Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and province / territory of work

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Representation data for Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities 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 employment equity group.

About the data

When reading the tables below, the following information applies:

  • Source: Pay System as of March 31st of each year and Employment Equity Data Bank (EEDB).
  • Internal representation for Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities is based on those who have voluntarily chosen to self-identify in one of the respective employment equity groups, while sex 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,
    • terms less than three months,
    • students and casual workers,
    • Governor in Council appointees,
    • Ministers’ exempt staff,
    • federal judges and
    • deputy ministers.

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and province / territory of work (as of March 31, 2021)

Province / territory of work All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,906 1,930 49.4 278 7.1 199 5.1 100 2.6
Prince Edward Island 2,208 1,439 65.2 58 2.6 142 6.4 87 3.9
Nova Scotia 9,266 4,372 47.2 547 5.9 689 7.4 629 6.8
New Brunswick 9,046 5,374 59.4 339 3.7 494 5.5 319 3.5
Quebec (without the NCR)table 2021 note 1 23,963 12,922 53.9 605 2.5 871 3.6 3,443 14.4
NCR (Quebec)table 2021 note 1 31,207 18,022 57.7 1,661 5.3 1,856 5.9 6,088 19.5
NCR (Ontario)table 2021 note 1 74,096 41,475 56.0 2,670 3.6 4,340 5.9 16,180 21.8
NCRtable 2021 note 1 105,303 59,497 56.5 4,331 4.1 6,196 5.9 22,268 21.1
Ontario (without the NCR)table 2021 note 1  27,363 15,493 56.6 1,345 4.9 1,667 6.1 6,860 25.1
Manitoba 7,377 4,291 58.2 1,103 15.0 465 6.3 1,043 14.1
Saskatchewan 5,017 3,085 61.5 903 18.0 283 5.6 487 9.7
Alberta 11,466 6,585 57.4 922 8.0 720 6.3 2,275 19.8
British Columbia 19,018 9,681 50.9 1,139 6.0 952 5.0 4,846 25.5
Yukon 339 219 64.6 52 15.3 23 6.8 30 8.8
Northwest Territories 454 279 61.5 79 17.4 21 4.6 44 9.7
Nunavut 268 169 63.1 134 50.0 10 3.7 31 11.6
Outside Canada 1,304 628 48.2 54 4.1 39 3.0 288 22.1
Not availabletable 2021 note 2 2,047 1,079 52.7 88 4.3 122 6.0 372 18.2
Totaltable 2021 note 3 228,345 127,043 55.6 11,977 5.2 12,893 5.6 43,122 18.9

Table 2021 Notes

Table 2021 Note 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario.

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Table 2021 Note 2

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

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Table 2021 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. Additionally, the sum of the provinces / territories does not equal the total as the information for the National Capital Region have been repeated.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and province / territory of work (as of March 31, 2020)

Province / territory of work All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,493 1,669 47.8 245 7.0 174 5.0 81 2.3
Prince Edward Island 2,046 1,295 63.3 50 2.4 124 6.1 73 3.6
Nova Scotia 8,874 4,130 46.5 502 5.7 621 7.0 566 6.4
New Brunswick 8,574 5,011 58.4 304 3.5 395 4.6 300 3.5
Quebec (without the NCR)table 2020 note 1 22,129 11,657 52.7 551 2.5 744 3.4 2,975 13.4
NCR (Quebec)table 2020 note 1 29,205 16,752 57.4 1,473 5.0 1,537 5.3 5,429 18.6
NCR (Ontario)table 2020 note 1 69,291 38,565 55.7 2,420 3.5 3,713 5.4 14,295 20.6
NCRtable 2020 note 1 98,496 55,317 56.2 3,893 4.0 5,250 5.3 19,724 20.0
Ontario (without the NCR)table 2020 note 1  25,781 14,403 55.9 1,235 4.8 1,482 5.7 6,092 23.6
Manitoba 6,966 4,011 57.6 990 14.2 398 5.7 917 13.2
Saskatchewan 4,793 2,911 60.7 854 17.8 240 5.0 420 8.8
Alberta 10,573 5,982 56.6 834 7.9 612 5.8 1,877 17.8
British Columbia 17,640 8,747 49.6 1,053 6.0 828 4.7 4,286 24.3
Yukon 326 204 62.6 51 15.6 22 6.7 28 8.6
Northwest Territories 411 253 61.6 69 16.8 21 5.1 36 8.8
Nunavut 252 156 61.9 113 44.8 10 4.0 29 11.5
Outside Canada 1,439 729 50.7 49 3.4 40 2.8 298 20.7
Not availabletable 2020 note 2 2,327 1,285 55.2 95 4.1 126 5.4 443 19.0
Totaltable 2020 note 3 214,120 117,760 55.0 10,888 5.1 11,087 5.2 38,145 17.8

Table 2020 Notes

Table 2020 Note 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario

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Table 2020 Note 2

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

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Table 2020 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. Additionally, the sum of the provinces / territories does not equal the total as the information for the National Capital Region have been repeated.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and province / territory of work (as of March 31, 2019)

Province / territory of work All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,315 1,565 47.2 227 6.8 163 4.9 78 2.4
Prince Edward Island 1,903 1,215 63.8 44 2.3 115 6.0 63 3.3
Nova Scotia 8,587 3,946 46.0 475 5.5 609 7.1 538 6.3
New Brunswick 8,172 4,760 58.2 298 3.6 388 4.7 279 3.4
Quebec (without the NCR)table 1 note 1 21,324 11,115 52.1 520 2.4 715 3.4 2,648 12.4
NCR (Quebec)table 1 note 1 28,705 16,563 57.7 1,483 5.2 1,464 5.1 4,987 17.4
NCR (Ontario)table 1 note 1 64,073 35,484 55.4 2,216 3.5 3,488 5.4 12,436 19.4
NCRtable 1 note 1 92,778 52,047 56.1 3,699 4.0 4,952 5.3 17,423 18.8
Ontario (without the NCR)table 1 note 1 24,452 13,534 55.3 1,199 4.9 1,437 5.9 5,429 22.2
Manitoba 6,687 3,819 57.1 968 14.5 378 5.7 820 12.3
Saskatchewan 4,654 2,805 60.3 824 17.7 244 5.2 396 8.5
Alberta 10,135 5,684 56.1 822 8.1 606 6.0 1,710 16.9
British Columbia 16,931 8,424 49.8 1,006 5.9 824 4.9 3,948 23.3
Yukon 305 192 63.0 52 17.0 23 7.5 18 5.9
Northwest Territories 410 251 61.2 69 16.8 25 6.1 36 8.8
Nunavut 236 145 61.4 105 44.5 8 3.4 25 10.6
Outside Canada 1,375 677 49.2 45 3.3 41 3.0 274 19.9
Not availabletable 1 note 2 2,004 1,153 57.5 82 4.1 94 4.7 319 15.9
Totaltable 1 note 3 203,268 111,332 54.8 10,435 5.1 10,622 5.2 34,004 16.7

Table 1 Notes

Table 1 Note 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario

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Table 1 Note 2

A portion of the 2019 geographic data is not available due to changes in the central data systems.

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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. Additionally, the sum of the provinces / territories does not equal the total as the information for the National Capital Region have been repeated.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and province / territory of work (as of March 31, 2018)

Province / territory of work All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,111 1,456 46.8 209 6.7 166 5.3 67 2.2
Prince Edward Island 1,722 1,098 63.8 42 2.4 100 5.8 53 3.1
Nova Scotia 8,153 3,725 45.7 452 5.5 589 7.2 503 6.2
New Brunswick 7,546 4,400 58.3 279 3.7 374 5.0 213 2.8
Quebec (without the NCR)table 2 note 1 20,393 10,685 52.4 489 2.4 700 3.4 2,318 11.4
NCR (Quebec)table 2 note 1 27,886 15,982 57.3 1,466 5.3 1,446 5.2 4,505 16.2
NCR (Ontario)table 2 note 1 58,489 32,594 55.7 1,930 3.3 3,187 5.4 10,625 18.2
NCRtable 2 note 1 86,375 48,576 56.2 3,396 3.9 4,634 5.4 15,130 17.5
Ontario (without the NCR)table 2 note 1 24,036 13,351 55.5 1,208 5.0 1,411 5.9 5,107 21.2
Manitoba 6,503 3,701 56.9 940 14.5 382 5.9 723 11.1
Saskatchewan 4,597 2,739 59.6 770 16.8 245 5.3 378 8.2
Alberta 9,825 5,560 56.6 793 8.1 592 6.0 1,538 15.7
British Columbia 16,283 8,081 49.6 968 5.9 803 4.9 3,701 22.7
Yukon 306 189 61.8 50 16.3 22 7.2 14 4.6
Northwest Territories 398 245 61.6 60 15.1 16 4.0 32 8.0
Nunavut 237 140 59.1 100 42.2 9 3.8 22 9.3
Outside Canada 1,325 637 48.1 46 3.5 41 3.1 253 19.1
Not availabletable 2 note 2 1,657 882 53.2 74 4.5 98 5.9 221 13.3
Totaltable 2 note 3 192,467 105,465 54.8 9,876 5.1 10,181 5.3 30,273 15.7

Table 2 Notes

Table 2 Note 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario

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Table 1 Note 2

A portion of the 2018 geographic data is not available due to changes in the central data systems.

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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. Additionally, the sum of the provinces / territories does not equal the total as the information for the National Capital Region have been repeated.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and province / territory of work (as of March 31, 2017)

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and province / territory of work (as of March 31, 2017)
Province / territory of work All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
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 3 note 1 19,834 10,356 52.2 464 2.3 694 3.5 2,152 10.9
NCR (Quebec)table 3 note 1 25,792 14,768 57.3 1,365 5.3 1,418 5.5 3,827 14.8
NCR (Ontario)table 3 note 1 56,032 31,206 55.7 1,897 3.4 3,160 5.6 9,825 17.5
NCRtable 3 note 1 81,824 45,974 56.2 3,262 4.0 4,578 5.6 13,652 16.7
Ontario (without the NCR)table 3 note 1 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 3 note 2 1,610 898 55.8 83 5.2 84 5.2 206 12.8
Totaltable 3 note 3 185,484 101,136 54.5 9,726 5.2 10,259 5.5 28,058 15.1

Table 3 Notes

Table 3 Note 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario

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Table 3 Note 2

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

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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. Additionally, the sum of the provinces / territories does not equal the total as the information for the National Capital Region have been repeated.

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