Distribution of public service of Canada executive employees (Executives (EX) and Law Management (LC)) by designated group and level with workforce availability estimates (WFA)

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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:
    • non-executives,
    • 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.
  • Workforce availability estimates have been provided for the overall executive group only as they are not available by executive level.

Distribution of public service of Canada executiveFootnote 1 employees (Executives (EX) and Law Management (LC)) by designated group and level (March 31, 2022) with workforce availability estimatesFootnote 2 (WFA)

Executives by Level Executive employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Overall EX WFA 48.2% 5.2% 5.3% 11.2%
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
EX 01 3,695 2,071 56.0 202 5.5 253 6.8 542 14.7
EX 02 1,876 969 51.7 77 4.1 116 6.2 253 13.5
EX 03 1,235 592 47.9 53 4.3 80 6.5 161 13.0
EX 04 270 144 53.3 11 4.1 Footnote * Footnote * 37 13.7
EX 05 124 54 43.5 7 5.6 Footnote * Footnote * 12 9.7
ExecutivesFootnote 3 7,200 3,830 53.2 350 4.9 471 6.5 1,005 14.0

Distribution of public service of Canada executiveFootnote 1 employees (Executives (EX) and Law Management (LC)) by designated group and level (March 31, 2021) with workforce availability estimatesFootnote 2 (WFA)

Executives by Level Executive employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Overall EX WFA 48.1% 5.2% 5.3% 10.4%
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
EX 01 3,405 1,913 56.2 173 5.1 191 5.6 427 12.5
EX 02 1,753 848 48.4 65 3.7 99 5.6 224 12.8
EX 03 1,172 571 48.7 45 3.8 66 5.6 141 12.0
EX 04 256 122 47.7 Footnote * Footnote * 14 5.5 26 10.2
EX 05 131 59 45.0 Footnote * Footnote * 7 5.3 12 9.2
ExecutivesFootnote 3 6,717 3,513 52.3 297 4.4 377 5.6 830 12.4

Distribution of public service of Canada executiveFootnote 1 employees (Executives (EX) and Law Management (LC)) by designated group and level (March 31, 2020) with workforce availability estimatesFootnote 2 (WFA)

Executives by Level Executive employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Overall EX WFA 48.0% 5.2% 5.3% 10.5%
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
EX 01 3,157 1,706 54.0 142 4.5 152 4.8 381 12.1
EX 02 1,601 788 49.2 63 3.9 74 4.6 183 11.4
EX 03 1,090 515 47.2 38 3.5 51 4.7 116 10.6
EX 04 240 114 47.5 Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * 21 8.8
EX 05 124 49 39.5 Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * 13 10.5
ExecutivesFootnote 3 6,212 3,172 51.1 254 4.1 291 4.7 714 11.5

Distribution of public service of Canada executiveFootnote 1 employees (Executives (EX) and Law Management (LC)) by designated group and level (March 31, 2019) with workforce availability estimatesFootnote 2 (WFA)

Executives by Level Executive employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Overall EX WFA 48.0% 5.1% 5.3% 10.6%
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
EX 01 2,976 1,591 53.5 129 4.3 135 4.5 368 12.4
EX 02 1,513 749 49.5 67 4.4 64 4.2 156 10.3
EX 03 1,049 465 44.3 34 3.2 53 5.1 102 9.7
EX 04 234 103 44.0 Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * 20 8.5
EX 05 115 48 41.7 Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * 10 8.7
ExecutivesFootnote 3 5,887 2,956 50.2 239 4.1 268 4.6 656 11.1

Distribution of public service of Canada executiveFootnote 1 employees (Executives (EX) and Law Management (LC)) by designated group and level (March 31, 2018) with workforce availability estimatesFootnote 2 (WFA)

Executives by Level Executive employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Overall EX WFA 47.9% 5.0% 2.3% 9.7%
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
EX 01 2,830 1,456 51.4 109 3.9 140 4.9 319 11.3
EX 02 1,426 707 49.6 63 4.4 68 4.8 127 8.9
EX 03 970 424 43.7 29 3.0 47 4.8 89 9.2
EX 04 229 102 44.5 Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * 19 8.3
EX 05 108 44 40.7 Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * 10 9.3
Unknown 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
ExecutivesFootnote 3 5,565 2,733 49.1 207 3.7 269 4.8 564 10.1

Distribution of public service of Canada executiveFootnote 1 employees (Executives (EX) and Law Management (LC)) by designated group and level (March 31, 2017) with workforce availability estimatesFootnote 2 (WFA)

Executives by Level Executive employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Overall EX WFA 47.8% 5.1% 2.3% 9.6%
Number Number % Number % Number % Number %
EX 01 2,730 1,367 50.1 115 4.2 154 5.6 313 11.5
EX 02 1,396 672 48.1 57 4.1 70 5.0 126 9.0
EX 03 912 400 43.9 28 3.1 41 4.5 81 8.9
EX 04 204 90 44.1 Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * 15 7.4
EX 05 99 37 37.4 Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * Footnote * 8 8.1
ExecutivesFootnote 3 5,341 2,566 48.0 206 3.9 276 5.2 543 10.2

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