Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Indigenous peoples

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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.
  • The latest estimates of workforce availability are based on information from the 2016 Census of Canada and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability.
  • Workforce availability estimates include only Canadian citizens in those occupations in the Canadian workforce that correspond to occupations in the core public administration.

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Indigenous peoples (as of )

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.0%
Age range All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/
First Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 95 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote *
20 to 24 6,167 23 0.4 97 1.6 106 1.7 49 0.8 275 4.5
25 to 29 21,591 48 0.2 307 1.4 337 1.6 219 1.0 911 4.2
30 to 34 23,801 42 0.2 446 1.9 413 1.7 213 0.9 1,114 4.7
35 to 39 30,916 51 0.2 698 2.3 576 1.9 222 0.7 1,547 5.0
40 to 44 35,502 40 0.1 824 2.3 726 2.0 210 0.6 1,800 5.1
45 to 49 34,124 53 0.2 801 2.3 855 2.5 242 0.7 1,951 5.7
50 to 54 31,248 53 0.2 826 2.6 890 2.8 199 0.6 1,968 6.3
55 to 59 26,612 31 0.1 676 2.5 661 2.5 138 0.5 1,506 5.7
60 to 64 13,041 13 0.1 260 2.0 311 2.4 80 0.6 664 5.1
65 to 69 4,116 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 73 1.8 89 2.2 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 197 4.8
70+ 1,131 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote *
Unknown 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 228,345 357 0.2 5,026 2.2 4,984 2.2 1,610 0.7 11,977 5.2

Table 1 Notes

Table 1 Note 1

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

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Indigenous peoples (as of )

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.0%
Age range All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/
First Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 116 table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * 0 0.0 6 5.2
20 to 29 24,577 48 0.2 338 1.4 345 1.4 291 1.2 1,022 4.2
30 to 34 22,030 34 0.2 417 1.9 352 1.6 229 1.0 1,032 4.7
35 to 39 29,342 43 0.1 626 2.1 493 1.7 210 0.7 1,372 4.7
40 to 44 33,762 36 0.1 773 2.3 680 2.0 210 0.6 1,699 5.0
45 to 49 32,181 44 0.1 785 2.4 781 2.4 246 0.8 1,856 5.8
50 to 54 30,284 61 0.2 754 2.5 819 2.7 188 0.6 1,822 6.0
55 to 59 25,519 21 0.1 601 2.4 586 2.3 138 0.5 1,346 5.3
60 + 16,307 10 0.1 289 1.8 340 2.1 94 0.6 733 4.5
Unknown 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 214,120 298 0.1 4,585 2.1 4,399 2.1 1,606 0.8 10,888 5.1

Table 2 Notes

Table 2 Note 1

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

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Indigenous peoples (as of )

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.0%
Age range All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/
First Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 104 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 * Table 3 note *
20 to 24 4,933 14 0.3 89 1.8 48 1.0 54 1.1 205 4.2
25 to 29 15,767 28 0.2 232 1.5 180 1.1 217 1.4 657 4.2
30 to 34 20,736 28 0.1 412 2.0 313 1.5 203 1.0 956 4.6
35 to 39 28,442 40 0.1 636 2.2 488 1.7 212 0.7 1,376 4.8
40 to 44 32,235 36 0.1 776 2.4 664 2.1 206 0.6 1,682 5.2
45 to 49 30,748 45 0.1 786 2.6 791 2.6 208 0.7 1,830 6.0
50 to 54 30,297 56 0.2 748 2.5 802 2.6 183 0.6 1,789 5.9
55 to 59 24,807 19 0.1 547 2.2 562 2.3 134 0.5 1,262 5.1
60 to 64 11,189 12 0.1 202 1.8 232 2.1 67 0.6 513 4.6
65 + 4,008 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * Table 3 note * Table 3 note * Table 3 note * Table 3 note * Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 161 4.0
Unknown 2 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 * Table 3 note *
Total 203,268 279 0.1 4,491 2.2 4,164 2.0 1,501 0.7 10,435 5.1

Table 3 Notes

Table 3 Note 1

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

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Indigenous peoples (as of )

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 3.4%
Age range All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/
First Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 89 table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note *
20 to 24 3,680 9 0.2 58 1.6 32 0.9 53 1.4 152 4.1
25 to 29 12,749 20 0.2 188 1.5 131 1.0 170 1.3 509 4.0
30 to 34 20,044 22 0.1 426 2.1 281 1.4 189 0.9 918 4.6
35 to 39 27,313 33 0.1 603 2.2 486 1.8 198 0.7 1,320 4.8
40 to 44 30,513 40 0.1 737 2.4 641 2.1 210 0.7 1,628 5.3
45 to 49 29,382 53 0.2 759 2.6 792 2.7 189 0.6 1,793 6.1
50 to 54 30,499 45 0.1 745 2.4 800 2.6 162 0.5 1,752 5.7
55 to 59 23,978 13 0.1 503 2.1 553 2.3 133 0.6 1,202 5.0
60 to 64 10,615 10 0.1 186 1.8 228 2.1 53 0.5 477 4.5
65 + 3,603 table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * 123 3.4
Unknown 2 table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note * table 4 note *
Total 192,467 247 0.1 4,253 2.2 4,008 2.1 1,368 0.7 9,876 5.1

Table 4 Notes

Table 4 Note 1

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

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and age range - Indigenous peoples (as of )

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 3.4%
Age range All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/
First Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Under 20 72 table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note *
20 to 24 2,807 table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * 114 4.1
25 to 29 10,944 18 0.2 197 1.8 116 1.1 131 1.2 462 4.2
30 to 34 19,616 23 0.1 422 2.2 309 1.6 156 0.8 910 4.6
35 to 39 26,833 27 0.1 623 2.3 484 1.8 158 0.6 1,292 4.8
40 to 44 29,028 39 0.1 694 2.4 698 2.4 186 0.6 1,617 5.6
45 to 49 28,556 50 0.2 762 2.7 837 2.9 162 0.6 1,811 6.3
50 to 54 31,142 46 0.1 739 2.4 829 2.7 146 0.5 1,760 5.7
55 to 59 23,128 18 0.1 455 2.0 552 2.4 125 0.5 1,150 5.0
60 to 64 10,022 7 0.1 188 1.9 248 2.5 50 0.5 493 4.9
65 + 3,335 table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * 116 3.5
Unknown 1 table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note * table 5 note *
Total 185,484 236 0.1 4,166 2.2 4,160 2.2 1,164 0.6 9,726 5.2

Table 5 Notes

Table 5 Note 1

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

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