Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and occupational category - Members of Visible Minorities

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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.

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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 Census of Canada and the 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 - Members of visible minorities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Members of Visible Minorities Population (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 15.3%
Occupational category All employees Black Non-White Latin American Person of Mixed Origin Chinese Japanese Korean Filipino South Asian/East Indian Non-White West Asian, North African  or Arab Southeast Asian Other Visible Minority Group Members of visible minorities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Executivetable 1 note 1 6,717 128 1.9 25 0.4 114 1.7 99 1.5 7 0.1 12 0.2 13 0.2 186 2.8 129 1.9 31 0.5 86 1.3 830 12.4
Scientific and Professional 44,756 1,495 3.3 346 0.8 905 2.0 2,242 5.0 74 0.2 194 0.4 231 0.5 1,912 4.3 1,313 2.9 349 0.8 961 2.1 10,022 22.4
Administration and Foreign Service 115,114 5,443 4.7 1,062 0.9 1,820 1.6 3,826 3.3 135 0.1 318 0.3 911 0.8 3,928 3.4 2,770 2.4 1,139 1.0 2,670 2.3 24,022 20.9
Technical 14,014 161 1.1 66 0.5 112 0.8 341 2.4 17 0.1 29 0.2 89 0.6 291 2.1 129 0.9 87 0.6 155 1.1 1,477 10.5
Administrative Support 18,705 972 5.2 217 1.2 263 1.4 429 2.3 17 0.1 56 0.3 235 1.3 634 3.4 279 1.5 167 0.9 424 2.3 3,693 19.7
Operational 29,029 554 1.9 153 0.5 276 1.0 304 1.0 21 0.1 33 0.1 162 0.6 695 2.4 219 0.8 104 0.4 556 1.9 3,077 10.6
Undetermined 10 1 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 10.0
Total 228,345 8,754 3.8 1,869 0.8 3,490 1.5 7,241 3.2 271 0.1 642 0.3 1,641 0.7 7,646 3.3 4,839 2.1 1,877 0.8 4,852 2.1 43,122 18.9

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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and occupational category - Members of visible minorities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Members of Visible Minorities Population (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 15.3%
Occupational category All employees Black Non-White Latin American Person of Mixed Origin Chinese Japanese Korean Filipino South Asian/East Indian Non-White West Asian, North African  or Arab Southeast Asian Other Visible Minority Group Members of visible minorities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Executivetable 2 note 1 6,212 99 1.6 21 0.3 87 1.4 97 1.6 table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * 13 0.2 174 2.8 110 1.8 23 0.4 73 1.2 714 11.5
Scientific and Professional 41,355 1,247 3.0 295 0.7 749 1.8 2,022 4.9 73 0.2 156 0.4 196 0.5 1,624 3.9 1,152 2.8 300 0.7 1,002 2.4 8,816 21.3
Administration and Foreign Service 105,165 4,467 4.2 894 0.9 1,555 1.5 3,365 3.2 122 0.1 260 0.2 773 0.7 3,217 3.1 2,472 2.4 986 0.9 2,605 2.5 20,716 19.7
Technical 13,640 147 1.1 55 0.4 100 0.7 317 2.3 table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * table 2 note * 73 0.5 272 2.0 114 0.8 76 0.6 159 1.2 1,354 9.9
Administrative Support 18,794 961 5.1 185 1.0 255 1.4 419 2.2 15 0.1 52 0.3 205 1.1 590 3.1 277 1.5 153 0.8 498 2.6 3,610 19.2
Operational 28,940 505 1.7 135 0.5 253 0.9 285 1.0 20 0.1 28 0.1 150 0.5 622 2.1 193 0.7 99 0.3 643 2.2 2,933 10.1
Undetermined 14 1 7.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 7.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 14.3
Total 214,120 7,427 3.5 1,585 0.7 2,999 1.4 6,505 3.0 249 0.1 535 0.2 1,410 0.7 6,500 3.0 4,318 2.0 1,637 0.8 4,980 2.3 38,145 17.8

Table 2 Notes

Table 2 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 2 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 - Members of visible minorities (as of March 31, 2019)

Workforce Availability for Members of Visible Minorities Population (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 15.3%
Occupational category All employees Black Non-White Latin American Person of Mixed Origin Chinese Japanese Korean Filipino South Asian/East Indian Non-White West Asian, North African  or Arab Southeast Asian Other Visible Minority Group Members of visible minorities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %

Table 3 Notes

Table 3 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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Executivetable 3 note 1 5,887 96 1.6 18 0.3 84 1.4 89 1.5 6 0.1 9 0.2 12 0.2 159 2.7 100 1.7 19 0.3 64 1.1 656 11.1
Scientific and Professional 38,612 1,086 2.8 259 0.7 621 1.6 1,889 4.9 69 0.2 133 0.3 163 0.4 1,472 3.8 985 2.6 248 0.6 907 2.3 7,832 20.3
Administration and Foreign Service 96,616 3,689 3.8 753 0.8 1,325 1.4 3,046 3.2 106 0.1 217 0.2 646 0.7 2,748 2.8 2,061 2.1 833 0.9 2,338 2.4 17,762 18.4
Technical 13,475 148 1.1 46 0.3 93 0.7 293 2.2 14 0.1 25 0.2 71 0.5 262 1.9 119 0.9 70 0.5 159 1.2 1,300 9.6
Administrative Support 19,900 971 4.9 186 0.9 220 1.1 445 2.2 21 0.1 37 0.2 209 1.1 565 2.8 248 1.2 170 0.9 606 3.0 3,678 18.5
Operational 28,775 478 1.7 125 0.4 225 0.8 280 1.0 19 0.1 27 0.1 130 0.5 593 2.1 176 0.6 92 0.3 631 2.2 2,776 9.6
Undetermined 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 203,268 6,468 3.2 1,387 0.7 2,568 1.3 6,042 3.0 235 0.1 448 0.2 1,231 0.6 5,799 2.9 3,689 1.8 1,432 0.7 4,705 2.3 34,004 16.7

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and occupational category - Members of visible minorities (as of March 31, 2018)

Workforce Availability for Members of Visible Minorities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 13.0%
Occupational category All employees Black Non-White Latin American Person of Mixed Origin Chinese Japanese Korean Filipino South Asian/East Indian Non-White West Asian, North African  or Arab Southeast Asian Other Visible Minority Group Members of visible minorities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %

Table 4 Notes

Table 4 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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Executivetable 4 note 1 5,565 78 1.4 15 0.3 58 1.0 84 1.5 7 0.1 10 0.2 7 0.1 145 2.6 81 1.5 15 0.3 64 1.2 564 10.1
Scientific and Professional 35,920 975 2.7 215 0.6 555 1.5 1,734 4.8 59 0.2 107 0.3 139 0.4 1,291 3.6 854 2.4 226 0.6 783 2.2 6,938 19.3
Administration and Foreign Service 90,144 3,087 3.4 619 0.7 1,145 1.3 2,797 3.1 109 0.1 190 0.2 570 0.6 2,473 2.7 1,783 2.0 755 0.8 2,077 2.3 15,605 17.3
Technical 12,988 136 1.0 44 0.3 85 0.7 280 2.2 15 0.1 21 0.2 67 0.5 247 1.9 102 0.8 60 0.5 154 1.2 1,211 9.3
Administrative Support 19,651 809 4.1 159 0.8 178 0.9 413 2.1 19 0.1 28 0.1 186 0.9 513 2.6 210 1.1 148 0.8 653 3.3 3,316 16.9
Operational 28,198 453 1.6 118 0.4 206 0.7 284 1.0 20 0.1 27 0.1 126 0.4 553 2.0 154 0.5 89 0.3 609 2.2 2,639 9.4
Undetermined 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 192,467 5,538 2.9 1,170 0.6 2,227 1.2 5,592 2.9 229 0.1 383 0.2 1,095 0.6 5,222 2.7 3,184 1.7 1,293 0.7 4,340 2.3 30,273 15.7

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and occupational category - Members of visible minorities (as of March 31, 2017)

Workforce Availability for Members of Visible Minorities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 13.0%
Occupational category All employees Black Non-White Latin American Person of Mixed Origin Chinese Japanese Korean Filipino South Asian/East Indian Non-White West Asian, North African  or Arab Southeast Asian Other Visible Minority Group Members of visible minorities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %

Table 5 Notes

Table 5 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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Executivetable 5 note 1 5,341 73 1.4 15 0.3 56 1.0 80 1.5 9 0.2 10 0.2 7 0.1 138 2.6 80 1.5 15 0.3 60 1.1 543 10.2
Scientific and Professional 33,779 929 2.8 190 0.6 512 1.5 1,627 4.8 61 0.2 92 0.3 125 0.4 1,186 3.5 800 2.4 202 0.6 594 1.8 6,318 18.7
Administration and Foreign Service 86,032 2,815 3.3 565 0.7 1,114 1.3 2,679 3.1 108 0.1 162 0.2 509 0.6 2,304 2.7 1,638 1.9 708 0.8 1,661 1.9 14,263 16.6
Technical 12,682 137 1.1 36 0.3 86 0.7 261 2.1 13 0.1 19 0.1 66 0.5 233 1.8 101 0.8 56 0.4 134 1.1 1,142 9.0
Administrative Support 19,302 791 4.1 149 0.8 173 0.9 443 2.3 22 0.1 30 0.2 193 1.0 529 2.7 220 1.1 147 0.8 521 2.7 3,218 16.7
Operational 28,342 472 1.7 119 0.4 212 0.7 275 1.0 21 0.1 29 0.1 127 0.4 559 2.0 145 0.5 92 0.3 522 1.8 2,573 9.1
Undetermined 6 1 16.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 16.7
Total 185,484 5,218 2.8 1,074 0.6 2,153 1.2 5,365 2.9 234 0.1 342 0.2 1,027 0.6 4,949 2.7 2,984 1.6 1,220 0.7 3,492 1.9 28,058 15.1
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