Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and province / territory of work - Persons with disabilities

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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 - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 9.0%
Province / territory of work All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,906 16 0.4 26 0.7 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 11 0.3 26 0.7 142 3.6 199 5.1
Prince Edward Island 2,208 10 0.5 23 1.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 11 0.5 31 1.4 82 3.7 142 6.4
Nova Scotia 9,266 52 0.6 138 1.5 12 0.1 47 0.5 106 1.1 442 4.8 689 7.4
New Brunswick 9,046 34 0.4 80 0.9 14 0.2 36 0.4 82 0.9 328 3.6 494 5.5
Quebec (without the NCR) Table 1 Footnote 1 23,963 58 0.2 119 0.5 27 0.1 63 0.3 114 0.5 563 2.3 871 3.6
NCR (Quebec) Table 1 Footnote 1 31,207 177 0.6 250 0.8 36 0.1 118 0.4 260 0.8 1,234 4.0 1,856 5.9
NCR (Ontario) Table 1 Footnote 1 74,096 341 0.5 776 1.0 101 0.1 303 0.4 579 0.8 2,842 3.8 4,340 5.9
NCR Table 1 Footnote 1 105,303 518 0.5 1,026 1.0 137 0.1 421 0.4 839 0.8 4,076 3.9 6,196 5.9
Ontario (without the NCR) 1  27,363 171 0.6 323 1.2 33 0.1 148 0.5 225 0.8 1,008 3.7 1,667 6.1
Manitoba 7,377 51 0.7 83 1.1 6 0.1 36 0.5 65 0.9 288 3.9 465 6.3
Saskatchewan 5,017 22 0.4 38 0.8 9 0.2 21 0.4 43 0.9 195 3.9 283 5.6
Alberta 11,466 58 0.5 143 1.2 17 0.1 56 0.5 98 0.9 457 4.0 720 6.3
British Columbia 19,018 90 0.5 160 0.8 11 0.1 80 0.4 115 0.6 623 3.3 952 5.0
Yukon 339 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 0 0.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 8 2.4 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 23 6.8
Northwest Territories 454 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 0 0.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 17 3.7 21 4.6
Nunavut 268 0 0.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 0 0.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 10 3.7
Outside Canada 1,304 0 0.0 6 0.5 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 8 0.6 21 1.6 39 3.0
Not available Table 1 Footnote 2 2,047 11 0.5 15 0.7 3 0.1 14 0.7 20 1.0 76 3.7 122 6.0
Total Table 1 Footnote 3 228,345 1,094 0.5 2,186 1.0 276 0.1 951 0.4 1,786 0.8 8,339 3.7 12,893 5.6

Table 1 Footnotes

Table 1 Footnote 1

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

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Table 1 Footnote 2

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

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Table 1 Footnote 3

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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Table 1 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 - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 9.0%
Province / territory of work All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,493 12 0.3 20 0.6 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 7 0.2 23 0.7 116 3.3 174 5.0
Prince Edward Island 2,046 9 0.4 20 1.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 10 0.5 27 1.3 71 3.5 124 6.1
Nova Scotia 8,874 44 0.5 104 1.2 13 0.1 36 0.4 93 1.0 382 4.3 621 7.0
New Brunswick 8,574 28 0.3 64 0.7 9 0.1 26 0.3 68 0.8 239 2.8 395 4.6
Quebec (without the NCR) Table 1 Footnote 1 22,129 51 0.2 99 0.4 24 0.1 51 0.2 115 0.5 444 2.0 744 3.4
NCR (Quebec) Table 1 Footnote 1 29,205 149 0.5 206 0.7 33 0.1 103 0.4 225 0.8 943 3.2 1,537 5.3
NCR (Ontario) Table 1 Footnote 1 69,291 292 0.4 621 0.9 80 0.1 247 0.4 505 0.7 2,280 3.3 3,713 5.4
NCR Table 1 Footnote 1 98,496 441 0.4 827 0.8 113 0.1 350 0.4 730 0.7 3,223 3.3 5,250 5.3
Ontario (without the NCR) Table 1 Footnote 1 25,781 144 0.6 258 1.0 29 0.1 130 0.5 203 0.8 839 3.3 1,482 5.7
Manitoba 6,966 39 0.6 64 0.9 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 35 0.5 55 0.8 236 3.4 398 5.7
Saskatchewan 4,793 18 0.4 34 0.7 7 0.1 16 0.3 36 0.8 149 3.1 240 5.0
Alberta 10,573 43 0.4 114 1.1 16 0.2 41 0.4 74 0.7 371 3.5 612 5.8
British Columbia 17,640 78 0.4 117 0.7 11 0.1 64 0.4 100 0.6 507 2.9 828 4.7
Yukon 326 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 2.1 15 4.6 22 6.7
Northwest Territories 411 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 0 0.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 13 3.2 21 5.1
Nunavut 252 0 0.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 0 0.0 0 0.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 6 2.4 10 4.0
Extérieur du Canada 1,439 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 0 0.0 Table 1 Footnote * Table 1 Footnote * 10 0.7 22 1.5 40 2.8
Outside Canada Table 1 Footnote 2 2,327 11 0.5 13 0.6 3 0.1 11 0.5 16 0.7 82 3.5 126 5.4
Total Table 1 Footnote 3 214,120 926 0.4 1,741 0.8 235 0.1 783 0.4 1,563 0.7 6,715 3.1 11,087 5.2

Table 1 Footnotes

Table 1 Footnote 1

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

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Table 1 Footnote 2

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

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Table 1 Footnote 3

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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Table 1 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 - Persons with disabilities (as of March 31, 2019)

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 9.0%
Province / territory of work All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,315 14 0.4 18 0.5 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 9 0.3 24 0.7 103 3.1 163 4.9
Prince Edward Island 1,903 7 0.4 20 1.1 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 10 0.5 23 1.2 65 3.4 115 6.0
Nova Scotia 8,587 43 0.5 103 1.2 11 0.1 36 0.4 90 1.0 371 4.3 609 7.1
New Brunswick 8,172 31 0.4 69 0.8 11 0.1 26 0.3 67 0.8 227 2.8 388 4.7
Quebec (without the NCR) Table 2 Footnote 1 21,324 54 0.3 103 0.5 24 0.1 49 0.2 112 0.5 406 1.9 715 3.4
NCR (Quebec) Table 2 Footnote 1 28,705 140 0.5 213 0.7 31 0.1 102 0.4 232 0.8 863 3.0 1,464 5.1
NCR (Ontario) Table 2 Footnote 1 64,073 280 0.4 583 0.9 70 0.1 235 0.4 501 0.8 2,103 3.3 3,488 5.4
NCR Table 2 Footnote 1 92,778 420 0.5 796 0.9 101 0.1 337 0.4 733 0.8 2,966 3.2 4,952 5.3
Ontario (without the NCR) Table 2 Footnote 1 24,452 154 0.6 263 1.1 27 0.1 133 0.5 201 0.8 781 3.2 1,437 5.9
Manitoba 6,687 43 0.6 67 1.0 7 0.1 35 0.5 52 0.8 211 3.2 378 5.7
Saskatchewan 4,654 19 0.4 34 0.7 8 0.2 16 0.3 39 0.8 149 3.2 244 5.2
Alberta 10,135 48 0.5 113 1.1 16 0.2 39 0.4 74 0.7 364 3.6 606 6.0
British Columbia 16,931 81 0.5 134 0.8 11 0.1 69 0.4 96 0.6 481 2.8 824 4.9
Yukon 305 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 2.6 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 23 7.5
Northwest Territories 410 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 0 0.0 0 0.0 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 16 3.9 25 6.1
Nunavut 236 0 0.0 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 0 0.0 0 0.0 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 8 3.4
Outside Canada 1,375 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 11 0.8 22 1.6 41 3.0
Not available Table 2 Footnote 2 2,004 9 0.4 10 0.5 Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * Table 2 Footnote * 12 0.6 65 3.2 94 4.7
Total Table 2 Footnote 3 203,268 930 0.5 1,737 0.9 224 0.1 767 0.4 1,549 0.8 6,245 3.1 10,622 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 3

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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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 - Persons with disabilities (as of March 31, 2018)

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.4%
Province / territory of work All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,111 14 0.5 21 0.7 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 10 0.3 25 0.8 101 3.2 166 5.3
Prince Edward Island 1,722 7 0.4 15 0.9 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 10 0.6 21 1.2 54 3.1 100 5.8
Nova Scotia 8,153 45 0.6 112 1.4 10 0.1 38 0.5 88 1.1 339 4.2 589 7.2
New Brunswick 7,546 27 0.4 62 0.8 10 0.1 28 0.4 65 0.9 219 2.9 374 5.0
Quebec (without the NCR) Table 3 Footnote 1 20,393 49 0.2 106 0.5 23 0.1 50 0.2 114 0.6 389 1.9 700 3.4
NCR (Quebec) Table 3 Footnote 1 27,886 145 0.5 219 0.8 28 0.1 105 0.4 236 0.8 826 3.0 1,446 5.2
NCR (Ontario) Table 3 Footnote 1 58,489 267 0.5 552 0.9 66 0.1 222 0.4 495 0.8 1,859 3.2 3,187 5.4
NCR Table 3 Footnote 1 86,375 412 0.5 771 0.9 94 0.1 327 0.4 731 0.8 2,685 3.1 4,633 5.4
Ontario (without the NCR) Table 3 Footnote 1 24,036 164 0.7 262 1.1 29 0.1 134 0.6 200 0.8 751 3.1 1,411 5.9
Manitoba 6,503 43 0.7 72 1.1 9 0.1 36 0.6 54 0.8 204 3.1 382 5.9
Saskatchewan 4,597 20 0.4 35 0.8 7 0.2 16 0.3 41 0.9 150 3.3 245 5.3
Alberta 9,825 50 0.5 119 1.2 15 0.2 40 0.4 75 0.8 341 3.5 592 6.0
British Columbia 16,283 85 0.5 147 0.9 11 0.1 72 0.4 92 0.6 445 2.7 803 4.9
Yukon 306 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 2.3 14 4.6 22 7.2
Northwest Territories 398 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 0 0.0 0 0.0 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 16 4.0
Nunavut 237 0 0.0 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 0 0.0 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 9 3.8
Outside Canada 1,325 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 12 0.9 21 1.6 41 3.1
Not available Table 3 Footnote 2 1,657 13 0.8 17 1.0 Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * Table 3 Footnote * 15 0.9 54 3.3 98 5.9
Total Table 3 Footnote 3 192,467 934 0.5 1,746 0.9 215 0.1 770 0.4 1,548 0.8 5,778 3.0 10,181 5.3

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 3

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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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 - Persons with disabilities (as of March 31, 2017)

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.4%
Province / territory of work All employees Coordination or Dexterity Mobility Speech Impairment Blind or Visual Impairment Deaf or Hard of Hearing Other Disability Persons with disabilities
Number Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,925 12 0.4 21 0.7 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 9 0.3 23 0.8 100 3.4 159 5.4
Prince Edward Island 1,657 6 0.4 14 0.8 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 11 0.7 27 1.6 54 3.3 104 6.3
Nova Scotia 7,979 48 0.6 123 1.5 11 0.1 40 0.5 97 1.2 328 4.1 596 7.5
New Brunswick 6,908 31 0.4 67 1.0 9 0.1 28 0.4 68 1.0 210 3.0 375 5.4
Quebec (without the NCR) Table 4 Footnote 1 19,834 63 0.3 120 0.6 24 0.1 59 0.3 113 0.6 354 1.8 694 3.5
NCR (Quebec) Table 4 Footnote 1 25,792 150 0.6 221 0.9 31 0.1 109 0.4 245 0.9 786 3.0 1,418 5.5
NCR (Ontario) Table 4 Footnote 1 56,032 272 0.5 565 1.0 65 0.1 233 0.4 512 0.9 1,806 3.2 3,160 5.6
NCR Table 4 Footnote 1 81,824 422 0.5 786 1.0 96 0.1 342 0.4 757 0.9 2,592 3.2 4,578 5.6
Ontario (without the NCR) Table 4 Footnote 1 23,798 183 0.8 281 1.2 32 0.1 146 0.6 214 0.9 778 3.3 1,483 6.2
Manitoba 6,432 51 0.8 79 1.2 7 0.1 39 0.6 61 0.9 205 3.2 399 6.2
Saskatchewan 4,598 22 0.5 38 0.8 6 0.1 21 0.5 44 1.0 147 3.2 253 5.5
Alberta 9,777 57 0.6 134 1.4 18 0.2 43 0.4 74 0.8 337 3.4 607 6.2
British Columbia 15,942 95 0.6 154 1.0 13 0.1 73 0.5 105 0.7 448 2.8 832 5.2
Yukon 271 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 2.6 14 5.2 22 8.1
Northwest Territories 396 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 0 0.0 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 18 4.5
Nunavut 229 0 0.0 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 0 0.0 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 12 5.2
Outside Canada 1,304 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 10 0.8 23 1.8 43 3.3
Not available Table 4 Footnote 2 1,610 9 0.6 14 0.9 Table 4 Footnote * Table 4 Footnote * 9 0.6 7 0.4 53 3.3 84 5.2
Total Table 4 Footnote 3 185,484 1,008 0.5 1,840 1.0 224 0.1 824 0.4 1,616 0.9 5,656 3.0 10,259 5.5

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 3

These totals do not match with the disability total in the annual reports since these tables are a breakdown of all disability sub-groups and one person can have multiple disabilities.

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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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