Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and tenure - 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 tenure - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 9.0%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 204,455 1,023 0.5 1,988 1.0 261 0.1 888 0.4 1,672 0.8 7,440 3.6 11,694 5.7
Term 23,890 71 0.3 198 0.8 15 0.1 63 0.3 114 0.5 899 3.8 1,199 5.0
Total table 1 note 1 228,345 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 Notes

Table 1 Note 1

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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and tenure - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 9.0%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 194,903 882 0.5 1,622 0.8 220 0.1 743 0.4 1,481 0.8 6,099 3.1 10,242 5.3
Term 19,217 44 0.2 119 0.6 15 0.1 40 0.2 82 0.4 616 3.2 845 4.4
Totaltable 1 note 1 214,120 926 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 Notes

Table 1 Note 1

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.

Return to table 1 note 1 referrer

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and tenure - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities (2016 Census and the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability): 9.0%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 186,159 886 0.5 1,641 0.9 213 0.1 728 0.4 1,468 0.8 5,735 3.1 9,893 5.3
Term 17,109 44 0.3 96 0.6 11 0.1 39 0.2 81 0.5 510 3.0 729 4.3
Totaltable 2 note 1 203,268 930 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 Notes

Table 2 Note 1

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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and tenure - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.4%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 176,896 903 0.5 1,676 0.9 207 0.1 746 0.4 1,490 0.8 5,304 3.0 9,533 5.4
Term 15,571 31 0.2 70 0.4 8 0.1 24 0.2 58 0.4 474 3.0 648 4.2
Totaltable 3 note 1 192,467 934 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 Notes

Table 3 Note 1

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.

Return to Table 3 note 1 referrer

Distribution of public service of Canada employees by designated sub-group and tenure - Persons with disabilities (as of )

Workforce Availability for Persons with Disabilities Population (2011 Census and the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability): 4.4%
Tenure 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 %
Indeterminate 171,477 969 0.6 1,764 1.0 216 0.1 799 0.5 1,562 0.9 5,265 3.1 9,684 5.6
Term 14,007 39 0.3 76 0.5 8 0.1 25 0.2 54 0.4 391 2.8 575 4.1
Totaltable 4 note 1 185,484 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 Notes

Table 4 Note 1

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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