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

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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 salary range (as of March 31, 2020)

Salary range ($) All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of salary range % of EETable 2020 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EETable 2020 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EETable 2020 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EETable 2020 note 1 group
Under 5,000 61 0.0 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0
5,000 to 9,999 175 0.1 52 29.7 0.0 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note *
10,000 to 14,999 66 0.0 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note *
15,000 to 19,999 201 0.1 118 58.7 0.1 10 5.0 0.1 12 6.0 0.1 43 21.4 0.1
20,000 to 24,999 214 0.1 149 69.6 0.1 9 4.2 0.1 8 3.7 0.1 40 18.7 0.1
25,000 to 34,999 651 0.3 527 81.0 0.4 44 6.8 0.4 40 6.1 0.4 102 15.7 0.3
35,000 to 49,999 8,948 4.2 6,162 68.9 5.2 507 5.7 4.7 545 6.1 4.9 1,593 17.8 4.2
50,000 to 74,999 92,653 43.3 57,986 62.6 49.2 5,137 5.5 47.2 5,234 5.6 47.2 17,670 19.1 46.3
75,000 to 99,999 67,327 31.4 32,610 48.4 27.7 3,675 5.5 33.8 3,235 4.8 29.2 11,322 16.8 29.7
100,000 to 149,999 40,265 18.8 18,338 45.5 15.6 1,384 3.4 12.7 1,816 4.5 16.4 6,920 17.2 18.1
150,000 to 199,999 3,240 1.5 1,615 49.8 1.4 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * 170 5.2 1.5 406 12.5 1.1
200,000 to 249,999 314 0.1 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * 15 4.8 0.1 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note *
250,000 and over 5 0.0 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note *
TotalTable 2020 note 2 214,120 100.0 117,760 55.0 100.0 10,888 5.1 100.0 11,087 5.2 100.0 38,145 17.8 100.0

Table 2020 Notes

Table 2020 Note 1

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Table 2020 Note 2

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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Table 2020 Note 3

Information for small numbers has been suppressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be suppressed.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and salary range (as of March 31, 2019)

Salary range ($) All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of salary range % of EEtable 1 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EEtable 1 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EEtable 1 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EEtable 1 note 1 group
Under 5,000 70 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * 0 0.0 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note *
5,000 to 9,999 142 0.1 43 30.3 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * 6 4.2 0.1 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note *
10,000 to 14,999 92 0.0 45 48.9 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * 11 12.0 0.1 14 15.2 0.0
15,000 to 19,999 176 0.1 108 61.4 0.1 9 5.1 0.1 11 6.3 0.1 36 20.5 0.1
20,000 to 24,999 181 0.1 121 66.9 0.1 6 3.3 0.1 11 6.1 0.1 35 19.3 0.1
25,000 to 34,999 585 0.3 495 84.6 0.4 39 6.7 0.4 39 6.7 0.4 88 15.0 0.3
35,000 to 49,999 9,685 4.8 6,662 68.8 6.0 549 5.7 5.3 580 6.0 5.5 1,708 17.6 5.0
50,000 to 74,999 88,942 43.8 55,894 62.8 50.2 5,023 5.6 48.1 5,026 5.7 47.3 15,719 17.7 46.2
75,000 to 99,999 66,203 32.6 31,376 47.4 28.2 3,550 5.4 34.0 3,159 4.8 29.7 10,512 15.9 30.9
100,000 to 149,999 34,824 17.1 15,444 44.3 13.9 1,193 3.4 11.4 1,651 4.7 15.5 5,624 16.1 16.5
150,000 to 199,999 2,220 1.1 1,080 48.6 1.0 59 2.7 0.6 121 5.5 1.1 245 11.0 0.7
200,000 to 249,999 145 0.1 49 34.5 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * 7 4.7 0.1 15 11.5 0.0
250,000 and over 3 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note * 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 table 1 note * table 1 note * table 1 note *
Totaltable 1 note 2 203,268 100.0 111,332 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

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Table 1 Note 2

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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Table 1 Note 3

Information for small numbers has been suppressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be suppressed.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and salary range (as of March 31, 2018)

Salary range ($) All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of salary range % of EEtable 2 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EEtable 2 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EEtable 2 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EEtable 2 note 1 group
Under 5,000 83 0.0 25 30.1 0.0 table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note *
5,000 to 9,999 129 0.1 33 25.6 0.0 table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note *
10,000 to 14,999 57 0.0 31 54.4 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 6 10.5 0.1 9 15.8 0.0
15,000 to 19,999 160 0.1 108 67.5 0.1 table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * 9 5.6 0.1 24 15.0 0.1
20,000 to 24,999 160 0.1 113 70.6 0.1 8 5.0 0.1 9 5.6 0.1 28 17.5 0.1
25,000 to 29,999 252 0.1 220 87.3 0.2 20 7.9 0.2 18 7.1 0.2 33 13.1 0.1
30,000 to 34,999 376 0.2 319 84.8 0.3 19 5.1 0.2 20 5.3 0.2 62 16.5 0.2
35,000 to 39,999 592 0.3 448 75.7 0.4 41 6.9 0.4 26 4.4 0.3 75 12.7 0.2
40,000 to 44,999 2,144 1.1 1,534 71.5 1.5 117 5.5 1.2 108 5.0 1.1 340 15.9 1.1
45,000 to 49,999 6,873 3.6 4,655 67.7 4.4 405 5.9 4.1 459 6.7 4.5 1,177 17.1 3.9
50,000 to 54,999 17,345 9.0 12,184 70.2 11.6 1,014 5.8 10.3 1,055 6.1 10.4 2,965 17.1 9.8
55,000 to 59,999 21,616 11.2 13,983 64.7 13.3 1,201 5.6 12.2 1,216 5.6 11.9 3,780 17.5 12.5
60,000 to 64,999 16,539 8.6 10,737 64.9 10.2 888 5.4 9.0 922 5.6 9.1 2,649 16.0 8.7
65,000 to 69,999 20,799 10.8 11,359 54.6 10.8 1,086 5.2 11.0 995 4.8 9.8 3,014 14.5 10.0
70,000 to 74,999 18,553 9.6 8,108 43.7 7.7 1,436 7.7 14.5 991 5.3 9.7 2,491 13.4 8.2
75,000 to 79,999 9,028 4.7 4,234 46.9 4.0 364 4.0 3.7 381 4.2 3.7 1,345 14.9 4.4
80,000 to 84,999 10,793 5.6 5,927 54.9 5.6 539 5.0 5.5 507 4.7 5.0 1,802 16.7 6.0
85,000 to 89,999 16,294 8.5 7,740 47.5 7.3 953 5.8 9.6 1,008 6.2 9.9 2,335 14.3 7.7
90,000 to 94,999 8,631 4.5 4,731 54.8 4.5 368 4.3 3.7 429 5.0 4.2 1,685 19.5 5.6
95,000 to 99,999 7,658 4.0 3,830 50.0 3.6 281 3.7 2.8 355 4.6 3.5 1,182 15.4 3.9
100,000 and over 34,385 17.9 15,146 44.0 14.4 1,128 3.3 11.4 1,661 4.8 16.3 5,267 15.3 17.4
Totaltable 2 note 2 192,467 100.0 105,465 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

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Table 2 Note 2

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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Table 2 Note 3

Information for small numbers has been suppressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be suppressed.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and salary range (as of March 31, 2017)

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and salary range (as of March 31, 2017)
Salary range ($) All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of salary range % of EEtable 3 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EEtable 3 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EEtable 3 note 1 group Number % of salary range % of EEtable 3 note 1 group
Under 5,000 69 0.0 23 33.3 0.0 table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note *
5,000 to 9,999 130 0.1 43 33.1 0.0 table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note *
10,000 to 14,999 62 0.0 43 69.4 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 table 3 note * table 3 note * table 3 note * 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
Totaltable 3 note 2 185,484 100.0 101,136 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

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 3 Note 2

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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Table 3 Note 3

Information for small numbers has been suppressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be suppressed.

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