Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and tenure (employment type)

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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 tenure (employment type) (as of March 31, 2021)

Tenure All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of tenure % of EETable 2021 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EETable 2021 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EETable 2021 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EETable 2021 note 1 group
Indeterminate 204,455 89.5 112,124 54.8 88.3 10,958 5.4 91.5 11,694 5.7 90.7 37,107 18.1 86.1
Term 23,890 10.5 14,919 62.4 11.7 1,019 4.3 8.5 1,199 5.0 9.3 6,015 25.2 13.9
TotalTable 2021 note 2 228,345 100.0 127,043 55.6 100.0 11,977 5.2 100.0 12,893 5.6 100.0 43,122 18.9 100.0

Table 2021 Notes

Table 2021 Note 1

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2021 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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and tenure (employment type) (as of March 31, 2020)

Tenure All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of tenure % of EETable 2020 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EETable 2020 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EETable 2020 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EETable 2020 note 1 group
Indeterminate 194,903 91.0 105,853 54.3 89.9 10,064 5.2 92.4 10,242 5.3 92.4 33,334 17.1 87.4
Term 19,217 9.0 11,907 62.0 10.1 824 4.3 7.6 845 4.4 7.6 4,811 25.0 12.6
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

EE: Employment Equity

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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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and tenure (employment type) (as of )

Tenure All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of tenure % of EEtable 1 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EEtable 1 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EEtable 1 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EEtable 1 note 1 group
Indeterminate 186,159 91.6 100,851 54.2 90.6 9,649 5.2 92.5 9,893 5.3 93.1 30,155 16.2 88.7
Term 17,109 8.4 10,481 61.3 9.4 786 4.6 7.5 729 4.3 6.9 3,849 22.5 11.3
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

EE: Employment Equity

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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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and tenure (employment type) (as of )

Tenure All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of tenure % of EEtable 2 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EEtable 2 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EEtable 2 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EEtable 2 note 1 group
Indeterminate 176,896 91.9 95,699 54.1 90.7 9,185 5.2 93.0 9,533 5.4 93.6 27,045 15.3 89.3
Term 15,571 8.1 9,766 62.7 9.3 691 4.4 7.0 648 4.2 6.4 3,228 20.7 10.7
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

EE: Employment Equity

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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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated group and tenure (employment type) (as of )

Tenure All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of tenure % of EEtable 3 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EEtable 3 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EEtable 3 note 1 group Number % of tenure % of EEtable 3 note 1 group
Indeterminate 171,477 92.4 92,551 54.0 91.5 9,115 5.3 93.7 9,684 5.6 94.4 25,062 14.6 89.3
Term 14,007 7.6 8,585 61.3 8.5 611 4.4 6.3 575 4.1 5.6 2,996 21.4 10.7
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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