Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and province / territory of work - 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 province / territory of work - Indigenous peoples (as of )

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.0%
Province / territory of work All employees Inuit Métis North American
Indian/First
Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,906 38 1.0 63 1.6 150 3.8 27 0.7 278 7.1
Prince Edward Island 2,208 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 21 1.0 31 1.4 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 58 2.6
Nova Scotia 9,266 26 0.3 193 2.1 274 3.0 54 0.6 547 5.9
New Brunswick 9,046 10 0.1 134 1.5 139 1.5 56 0.6 339 3.7
Quebec (without the NCR) Table 1 Footnote 1 23,963 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 260 1.1 215 0.9 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 605 2.5
NCR (Quebec) Table 1 Footnote 1 31,207 38 0.1 754 2.4 594 1.9 275 0.9 1,661 5.3
NCR (Ontario) Table 1 Footnote 1 74,096 43 0.1 1,084 1.5 980 1.3 563 0.8 2,670 3.6
NCR Table 1 Footnote 1 105,303 81 0.1 1,838 1.7 1,574 1.5 838 0.8 4,331 4.1
Ontario (without the NCR) Table 1 Footnote 1 27,363 16 0.1 409 1.5 760 2.8 160 0.6 1,345 4.9
Manitoba 7,377 6 0.1 670 9.1 382 5.2 45 0.6 1,103 15.0
Saskatchewan 5,017 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 484 9.6 355 7.1 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 903 18.0
Alberta 11,466 12 0.1 426 3.7 412 3.6 72 0.6 922 8.0
British Columbia 19,018 7 0.0 443 2.3 575 3.0 114 0.6 1,139 6.0
Yukon 339 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 30 8.8 8 2.4 52 15.3
Northwest Territories 454 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 25 5.5 30 6.6 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 79 17.4
Nunavut 268 124 46.3 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 6 2.2 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 134 50.0
Outside Canada 1,304 0 0.0 14 1.1 13 1.0 27 2.1 54 4.1
Not available Table 1 Footnote 2 2,047 4 0.2 31 1.5 38 1.9 15 0.7 88 4.3
Total 228,345 357 0.2 5,026 2.2 4,984 2.2 1,610 0.7 11,977 5.2

Table 2 Footnotes

Table 2 Footnote 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario.

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Table 2 Footnote 2

A portion of the geographic data is not available due to changes in the central data systems.

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Table 2 Footnote *

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 province / territory of work - Indigenous peoples (as of )

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.0%
Province / territory of work All employees Inuit Métis North American
Indian/First
Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,493 32 0.9 60 1.7 120 3.4 33 0.9 245 7.0
Prince Edward Island 2,046 0 0.0 19 0.9 24 1.2 7 0.3 50 2.4
Nova Scotia 8,874 26 0.3 189 2.1 232 2.6 55 0.6 502 5.7
New Brunswick 8,574 8 0.1 115 1.3 122 1.4 59 0.7 304 3.5
Quebec (without the NCR) Table 2 Footnote 1 22,129 8 0.0 252 1.1 174 0.8 117 0.5 551 2.5
NCR (Quebec) Table 2 Footnote 1 29,205 32 0.1 669 2.3 511 1.7 261 0.9 1,473 5.0
NCR (Ontario) Table 2 Footnote 1 69,291 39 0.1 977 1.4 884 1.3 520 0.8 2,420 3.5
NCR Table 2 Footnote 1 98,496 71 0.1 1,646 1.7 1,395 1.4 781 0.8 3,893 4.0
Ontario (without the NCR) Table 2 Footnote 1 25,781 9 0.0 372 1.4 701 2.7 153 0.6 1,235 4.8
Manitoba 6,966 6 0.1 585 8.4 341 4.9 58 0.8 990 14.2
Saskatchewan 4,793 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 465 9.7 307 6.4 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 854 17.8
Alberta 10,573 13 0.1 381 3.6 345 3.3 95 0.9 834 7.9
British Columbia 17,640 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 399 2.3 530 3.0 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 1,053 6.0
Yukon 326 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 38 11.7 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 51 15.6
Northwest Territories 411 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 24 5.8 28 6.8 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 69 16.8
Nunavut 252 99 39.3 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 6 2.4 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 113 44.8
Outside Canada 1,439 0 0.0 16 1.1 13 0.9 20 1.4 49 3.4
Not available Table 2 Footnote 2 2,327 1 0.0 48 2.1 23 1.0 23 1.0 95 4.1
Total 214,120 298 0.1 4,585 2.1 4,399 2.1 1,606 0.8 10,888 5.1

Table 2 Footnotes

Table 2 Footnote 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario.

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Table 2 Footnote 2

A portion of the geographic data is not available due to changes in the central data systems.

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Table 2 Footnote *

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 province / territory of work - Indigenous peoples (as of March 31, 2019)

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.0%
Province / territory of work All employees Inuit Métis North American
Indian/First
Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,315 28 0.8 60 1.8 107 3.2 32 1.0 227 6.8
Prince Edward Island 1,903 0 0.0 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 23 1.2 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 44 2.3
Nova Scotia 8,587 23 0.3 179 2.1 225 2.6 48 0.6 475 5.5
New Brunswick 8,172 7 0.1 118 1.4 114 1.4 59 0.7 298 3.6
Quebec (without the NCR)Table 3 Footnote 1 21,324 9 0.0 243 1.1 155 0.7 113 0.5 520 2.4
NCR (Quebec) Table 3 Footnote 1 28,705 31 0.1 696 2.4 520 1.8 236 0.8 1,483 5.2
NCR (Ontario) Table 3 Footnote 1 64,073 37 0.1 930 1.5 788 1.2 461 0.7 2,216 3.5
NCR Table 3 Footnote 1 92,778 68 0.1 1,626 1.8 1,308 1.4 697 0.8 3,699 4.0
Ontario (without the NCR) Table 3 Footnote 1 24,452 12 0.0 352 1.4 684 2.8 151 0.6 1,199 4.9
Manitoba 6,687 6 0.1 577 8.6 325 4.9 60 0.9 968 14.5
Saskatchewan 4,654 6 0.1 453 9.7 289 6.2 76 1.6 824 17.7
Alberta 10,135 12 0.1 385 3.8 330 3.3 95 0.9 822 8.1
British Columbia 16,931 6 0.0 388 2.3 494 2.9 118 0.7 1,006 5.9
Yukon 305 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 38 12.5 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 52 17.0
Northwest Territories 410 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 26 6.3 27 6.6 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 69 16.8
Nunavut 236 87 36.9 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 7 3.0 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 105 44.5
Outside Canada 1,375 0 0.0 17 1.2 13 0.9 15 1.1 45 3.3
Not available Table 3 Footnote 2 2,004 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 35 1.7 25 1.2 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 82 4.1
Total 203,268 279 0.1 4,491 2.2 4,164 2.0 1,501 0.7 10,435 5.1

Table 3 Footnotes

Table 3 Footnote 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario.

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Table 3 Footnote 2

A portion of the geographic data is not available due to changes in the central data systems.

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Table 3 Footnote *

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 province / territory of work - Indigenous peoples (as of March 31, 2018)

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 3.4%
Province / territory of work All employees Inuit Métis North American
Indian/First
Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,111 26 0.8 52 1.7 98 3.2 33 1.1 209 6.7
Prince Edward Island 1,722 0 0.0 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 24 1.4 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 42 2.4
Nova Scotia 8,153 18 0.2 177 2.2 210 2.6 47 0.6 452 5.5
New Brunswick 7,546 8 0.1 106 1.4 110 1.5 55 0.7 279 3.7
Quebec (without the NCR) Table 4 Footnote 1 20,393 7 0.0 220 1.1 165 0.8 97 0.5 489 2.4
NCR (Quebec) Table 4 Footnote 1 27,886 33 0.1 693 2.5 537 1.9 203 0.7 1,466 5.3
NCR (Ontario) Table 4 Footnote 1 58,489 28 0.0 833 1.4 685 1.2 384 0.7 1,930 3.3
NCR Table 4 Footnote 1 86,375 61 0.1 1,526 1.8 1,222 1.4 587 0.7 3,396 3.9
Ontario (without the NCR) Table 4 Footnote 1 24,036 12 0.0 358 1.5 678 2.8 160 0.7 1,208 5.0
Manitoba 6,503 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 556 8.5 320 4.9 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 940 14.5
Saskatchewan 4,597 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 426 9.3 268 5.8 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 770 16.8
Alberta 9,825 10 0.1 366 3.7 326 3.3 91 0.9 793 8.1
British Columbia 16,283 7 0.0 369 2.3 482 3.0 110 0.7 968 5.9
Yukon 306 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 35 11.4 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 50 16.3
Northwest Territories 398 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 20 5.0 27 6.8 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 60 15.1
Nunavut 237 78 32.9 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 9 3.8 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 100 42.2
Outside Canada 1,325 0 0.0 15 1.1 15 1.1 16 1.2 46 3.5
Not available Table 4 Footnote 2 1,657 0 0.0 30 1.8 19 1.1 25 1.5 74 4.5
Total 192,467 247 0.1 4,253 2.2 4,008 2.1 1,368 0.7 9,876 5.1

Table 4 Footnotes

Table 4 Footnote 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario.

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Table 4 Footnote 2

A portion of the geographic data is not available due to changes in the central data systems.

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Table 4 Footnote *

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 province / territory of work - Indigenous peoples (as of March 31, 2017)

Workforce Availability for Indigenous Peoples (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 3.4%
Province / territory of work All employees Inuit Métis North American
Indian/First
Nation
Other Indigenous Peoples
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,925 26 0.9 52 1.8 93 3.2 28 1.0 199 6.8
Prince Edward Island 1,657 0 0.0 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 27 1.6 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 46 2.8
Nova Scotia 7,979 19 0.2 161 2.0 226 2.8 34 0.4 440 5.5
New Brunswick 6,908 10 0.1 96 1.4 103 1.5 49 0.7 258 3.7
Quebec (without the NCR) Table 5 Footnote 1 19,834 7 0.0 204 1.0 167 0.8 86 0.4 464 2.3
NCR (Quebec) Table 5 Footnote 1 25,792 29 0.1 638 2.5 546 2.1 152 0.6 1,365 5.3
NCR (Ontario) Table 5 Footnote 1 56,032 19 0.0 834 1.5 706 1.3 338 0.6 1,897 3.4
NCR Table 5 Footnote 1 81,824 48 0.1 1,472 1.8 1,252 1.5 490 0.6 3,262 4.0
Ontario (without the NCR) Table 5 Footnote 1 23,798 17 0.1 345 1.4 714 3.0 137 0.6 1,213 5.1
Manitoba 6,432 6 0.1 556 8.6 352 5.5 56 0.9 970 15.1
Saskatchewan 4,598 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 423 9.2 281 6.1 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 771 16.8
Alberta 9,777 10 0.1 387 4.0 346 3.5 84 0.9 827 8.5
British Columbia 15,942 7 0.0 366 2.3 488 3.1 92 0.6 953 6.0
Yukon 271 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 10 3.7 34 12.5 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 46 17.0
Northwest Territories 396 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 23 5.8 29 7.3 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 65 16.4
Nunavut 229 68 29.7 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 11 4.8 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 91 39.7
Outside Canada 1,304 0 0.0 11 0.8 15 1.2 12 0.9 38 2.9
Not available Table 5 Footnote 2 1,610 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 36 2.2 22 1.4 Table 5 Footnote * Table 5 Footnote * 83 5.2
Total 185,484 236 0.1 4,166 2.2 4,160 2.2 1,164 0.6 9,726 5.2

Table 5 Footnotes

Table 5 Footnote 1

NCR stands for National Capital Region and includes NCR Québec and NCR Ontario.

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Table 5 Footnote 2

A portion of the geographic data is not available due to changes in the central data systems.

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Table 5 Footnote *

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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