Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and occupational category - 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 occupational category – Indigenous peoples (as of )

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.0%
Occupational category All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/First Nation Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Executivetable 1 note 1 6,717 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 135 2.0 110 1.6 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 297 4.4
Scientific and Professional 44,756 38 0.1 555 1.2 773 1.7 233 0.5 1,599 3.6
Administration and Foreign Service 115,114 202 0.2 2,755 2.4 2,504 2.2 894 0.8 6,355 5.5
Technical 14,014 38 0.3 254 1.8 318 2.3 60 0.4 670 4.8
Administrative Support 18,705 54 0.3 486 2.6 552 3.0 151 0.8 1,243 6.6
Operational 29,029 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 840 2.9 727 2.5 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 1,812 6.2
Undetermined 10 0 0.0 1 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 10.0
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

The LCs (Law Management) have been included as part of the Executive workforce since 2011 to 2012 fiscal year.

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Table 1 Note 2

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 sub-group and occupational category – Indigenous peoples (as of )

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.0%
Occupational category All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/First Nation Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Executivetable 2 note 1 6,212 table 2 note * table 2 note * 117 1.9 88 1.4 table 2 note * table 2 note * 254 4.1
Scientific and Professional 41,355 30 0.1 480 1.2 648 1.6 220 0.5 1,378 3.3
Administration and Foreign Service 105,165 165 0.2 2,473 2.4 2,159 2.1 842 0.8 5,639 5.4
Technical 13,640 table 2 note * table 2 note * 242 1.8 285 2.1 table 2 note * table 2 note * 631 4.6
Administrative Support 18,794 46 0.2 458 2.4 528 2.8 169 0.9 1,201 6.4
Operational 28,940 21 0.1 815 2.8 691 2.4 258 0.9 1,785 6.2
Undetermined 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 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 suppressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be suppressed.

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Table 2 Note 2

The LCs (Law Management) have been included as part of the Executive workforce since 2011 to 2012 fiscal year.

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and occupational category – Indigenous peoples (as of March 31, 2019)

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.0%
Occupational category All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/First Nation Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %

Table 3 Notes

Table 3 Note 1

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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Table 3 Note 2

The LCs (Law Management) have been included as part of the Executive workforce since 2011 to 2012 fiscal year.

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Executivetable 3 note 1 5,887 table 3 note * table 3 note * 111 1.9 88 1.5 table 3 note * table 3 note * 239 4.1
Scientific and Professional 38,612 25 0.1 455 1.2 586 1.5 194 0.5 1,260 3.3
Administration and Foreign Service 96,616 159 0.2 2,368 2.5 2,000 2.1 729 0.8 5,256 5.4
Technical 13,475 table 3 note * table 3 note * 255 1.9 275 2.0 table 3 note * table 3 note * 637 4.7
Administrative Support 19,900 42 0.2 502 2.5 533 2.7 200 1.0 1,277 6.4
Operational 28,775 18 0.1 800 2.8 682 2.4 266 0.9 1,766 6.1
Undetermined 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 203,268 279 0.1 4,491 2.2 4,164 2.0 1,501 0.7 10,435 5.1

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and occupational category – Indigenous peoples (as of March 31, 2018)

Workforce availability for Indigenous peoples (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 3.4%
Occupational category All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/First Nation Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %

Table 4 Notes

Table 4 Note 1

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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Table 4 Note 2

The LCs (Law Management) have been included as part of the Executive workforce since 2011 to 2012 fiscal year.

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Executivetable 4 note 1 5,565 table 4 note * table 4 note * 88 1.6 83 1.5 table 4 note * table 4 note * 207 3.7
Scientific and Professional 35,920 27 0.1 422 1.2 547 1.5 152 0.4 1,148 3.2
Administration and Foreign Service 90,144 129 0.1 2,195 2.4 1,897 2.1 667 0.7 4,888 5.4
Technical 12,988 table 4 note * table 4 note * 240 1.8 254 2.0 table 4 note * table 4 note * 589 4.5
Administrative Support 19,651 40 0.2 514 2.6 545 2.8 205 1.0 1,304 6.6
Operational 28,198 19 0.1 794 2.8 682 2.4 245 0.9 1,740 6.2
Undetermined 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 192,467 247 0.1 4,253 2.2 4,008 2.1 1,368 0.7 9,876 5.1

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and occupational category – Indigenous peoples (as of March 31, 2017)

Workforce availability for Indigenous peoples (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 3.4%
Occupational category All employees Inuit Métis North American Indian/First Nation Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %

Table 5 Notes

Table 5 Note 1

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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Table 5 Note 2

The LCs (Law Management) have been included as part of the Executive workforce since 2011 to 2012 fiscal year.

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Executivetable 5 note 1 5,341 table 5 note * table 5 note * 91 1.7 83 1.6 table 5 note * table 5 note * 206 3.9
Scientific and Professional 33,779 20 0.1 389 1.2 550 1.6 132 0.4 1,091 3.2
Administration and Foreign Service 86,032 116 0.1 2,115 2.5 1,944 2.3 547 0.6 4,722 5.5
Technical 12,682 table 5 note * table 5 note * 237 1.9 274 2.2 table 5 note * table 5 note * 596 4.7
Administrative Support 19,302 45 0.2 528 2.7 592 3.1 184 1.0 1,349 7.0
Operational 28,342 21 0.1 806 2.8 717 2.5 218 0.8 1,762 6.2
Undetermined 6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 185,484 236 0.1 4,166 2.2 4,160 2.2 1,164 0.6 9,726 5.2
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