Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and tenure - 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.

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 tenure - 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%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 204,455 7,172 3.5 1,580 0.8 2,990 1.5 6,542 3.2 246 0.1 523 0.3 1,389 0.7 6,479 3.2 4,263 2.1 1,609 0.8 4,314 2.1 37,107 18.1
Term 23,890 1,582 6.6 289 1.2 500 2.1 699 2.9 25 0.1 119 0.5 252 1.1 1,167 4.9 576 2.4 268 1.1 538 2.3 6,015 25.2
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

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and tenure - 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%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 194,903 6,210 3.2 1,368 0.7 2,607 1.3 5,967 3.1 229 0.1 453 0.2 1,204 0.6 5,673 2.9 3,785 1.9 1,425 0.7 4,413 2.3 33,334 17.1
Term 19,217 1,217 6.3 217 1.1 392 2.0 538 2.8 20 0.1 82 0.4 206 1.1 827 4.3 533 2.8 212 1.1 567 3.0 4,811 25.0
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

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and tenure - 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%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 186,159 5,553 3.0 1,204 0.6 2,285 1.2 5,617 3.0 219 0.1 383 0.2 1,073 0.6 5,210 2.8 3,318 1.8 1,266 0.7 4,027 2.2 30,155 16.2
Term 17,109 915 5.3 183 1.1 283 1.7 425 2.5 16 0.1 65 0.4 158 0.9 589 3.4 371 2.2 166 1.0 678 4.0 3,849 22.5
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 tenure - Members of visible minorities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Members of Visible Minorities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 13.0%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 176,896 4,857 2.7 1,027 0.6 2,055 1.2 5,220 3.0 221 0.1 341 0.2 971 0.5 4,749 2.7 2,924 1.7 1,167 0.7 3,513 2.0 27,045 15.3
Term 15,571 681 4.4 143 0.9 172 1.1 372 2.4 8 0.1 42 0.3 124 0.8 473 3.0 260 1.7 126 0.8 827 5.3 3,228 20.7
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 tenure - Members of visible minorities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Members of Visible Minorities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 13.0%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 171,477 4,633 2.7 951 0.6 1,995 1.2 4,961 2.9 225 0.1 300 0.2 917 0.5 4,447 2.6 2,751 1.6 1,085 0.6 2,797 1.6 25,062 14.6
Term 14,007 585 4.2 123 0.9 158 1.1 404 2.9 9 0.1 42 0.3 110 0.8 502 3.6 233 1.7 135 1.0 695 5.0 2,996 21.4
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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