Employment equity public service representation for Indigenous peoples by department / agency with departmental workforce availability estimates

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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.

2021 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for Indigenous peoples by department / agency (as of ) with departmental workforce availability estimates (Census 2016 and 2017 Survey on Disability)

About the data

When reading the table 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 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.
Department or agency  All employees  Indigenous peoples
Designated group members  Expected numbertable 1 note 6 Gaptable 1 note 7 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 1 note 8
Employment and Social Development Canada 30,711 1,390 1,102 288 4.5% 3.6%
National Defencetable 1 note 1 25,442 899 1,035 -136 3.5% 4.1%
Correctional Service Canada 17,489 1,866 1,310 556 10.7% 7.5%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 16,253 567 512 55 3.5% 3.2%
Canada Border Services Agency 14,241 539 536 3 3.8% 3.8%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 1 note 2 12,650 619 594 25 4.9% 4.7%
Health Canadatable 1 note 3 8,486 214 220 -6 2.5% 2.6%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff) 8,162 475 461 14 5.8% 5.6%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 7,850 237 303 -66 3.0% 3.9%
Shared Services Canada 7,095 250 199 51 3.5% 2.8%
Environment and Climate Change Canada 6,943 214 170 44 3.1% 2.5%
Global Affairs Canada 6,371 448 222 226 7.0% 3.5%
Indigenous Services Canadatable 1 note 3 6,273 1,790 348 1,442 28.5% 5.5%
Statistics Canada 5,946 168 123 45 2.8% 2.1%
Transport Canada 5,942 244 172 72 4.1% 2.9%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5,231 154 136 18 2.9% 2.6%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,882 183 184 -1 3.7% 3.8%
Department of Justice Canada 4,832 207 129 78 4.3% 2.7%
Natural Resources Canada 4,296 124 102 22 2.9% 2.4%
Veterans Affairs Canada 3,622 152 145 7 4.2% 4.0%
Public Health Agency of Canada 2,713 94 99 -5 3.5% 3.6%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 2,215 66 61 5 3.0% 2.8%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canadatable 1 note 3 1,864 325 129 196 17.4% 6.9%
Canadian Heritage 1,776 81 51 30 4.6% 2.9%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 1,584 50 30 20 3.2% 1.9%
Public Safety Canada 1,130 54 45 9 4.8% 4.0%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada 1,049 69 61 8 6.6% 5.8%
Privy Council Office 964 35 32 3 3.6% 3.3%
Library and Archives Canada 909 38 29 9 4.2% 3.2%
Elections Canada 876 24 26 -2 2.7% 3.0%
Public Service Commission of Canada 840 35 26 9 4.2% 3.1%
Department of Finance Canada 817 21 21 0 2.6% 2.6%
Courts Administration Service 718 19 21 -2 2.6% 3.0%
Canadian Space Agency 638 10 7 3 1.6% 1.1%
Infrastructure Canada 628 16 15 1 2.5% 2.4%
Canada School of Public Service 598 26 22 4 4.3% 3.6%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 593 25 20 5 4.2% 3.4%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 512 26 14 12 5.1% 2.7%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada 494 12 15 -3 2.4% 3.0%
Canadian Grain Commission 433 21 21 0 4.8% 4.8%
Impact Assessment Agency of Canadatable 1 note 4 423 22 11 11 5.2% 2.6%
Parole Board of Canada 418 24 16 8 5.7% 3.9%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 350 24 15 9 6.9% 4.3%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 337 table 1 note * 5 table 1 note * table 1 note * 1.5%
Canadian Transportation Agency 301 6 7 -1 2.0% 2.4%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 297 15 9 6 5.1% 3.2%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 292 12 11 1 4.1% 3.9%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 272 10 5 5 3.7% 1.8%
Canadian Human Rights Commission 218 8 8 0 3.7% 3.7%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 218 table 1 note * 7 table 1 note * table 1 note * 3.1%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 209 11 6 5 5.3% 3.0%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 153 table 1 note * 5 table 1 note * table 1 note * 3.5%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 141 table 1 note * 5 table 1 note * table 1 note * 3.6%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 105 27 31 -4 25.7% 29.5%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 74 table 1 note * 2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 2.9%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP 74 table 1 note * 3 table 1 note * table 1 note * 3.4%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 70 table 1 note * 1 table 1 note * table 1 note * 1.8%
Canadian Dairy Commission 69 table 1 note * 2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 2.6%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 58 table 1 note * 2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 3.1%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 39 table 1 note * 1 table 1 note * table 1 note * 3.8%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 33 table 1 note * 1 table 1 note * table 1 note * 2.9%
International Joint Commission 26 0 1 -1 0.0% 2.8%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 0 1 -1 0.0% 3.2%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 0 1 -1 0.0% 3.7%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 20 table 1 note * 1 table 1 note * table 1 note * 4.0%
Copyright Board Canada 15 0 0 0 0.0% 2.5%
RCMP External Review Committee 14 0 0 0 0.0% 3.4%
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 6 0 0 0 0.0% 1.7%
Totaltable 1 note 5 228,345 11,977 8,906 3,071 5.2% 3.9%

Table 5 Notes

Table 5 Note 1

National Defence includes civilian staff only (data for members of the Canadian Armed Forces are not included because Treasury Board is not the employer).

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Table 5 Note 2

Fisheries and Oceans Canada data include data for the Canadian Coast Guard.

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Table 5 Note 3

Health Canada (HC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) have been impacted by the creation of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). The change in administrative systems occurred in September 2020. As a result, statistics related to ISC are now available separately from those of HC and CIRNAC.

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Table 5 Note 4

Renamed the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada in the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Registry of Applied Titles on September 3, 2019 (formerly known as the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency).

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Table 5 Note 5

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total ("All Employees") because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

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Table 5 Note 6

The expected number is based on the population (all employees) and on the workforce availability estimate.

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Table 5 Note 7

The gap is the actual representation (designated group members) minus the expected number.

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Table 5 Note 8

Departmental and overall workforce availability (WFA) is updated annually and may not align with the static WFA published in the Employment Equity Annual Report.

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Table 5 Note *

Information for small numbers has been suppressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be suppressed.

Return to table 1 note * referrer

2020 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for Indigenous peoples by department / agency (as of ) with departmental workforce availability estimates (Census 2016 and 2017 Survey on Disability)

About the data

When reading the table 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 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.
Department or agency  All employees  Indigenous peoples
Designated group members  Expected numbertable 2 note 6 Gaptable 2 note 7 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 2 note 8
Employment and Social Development Canada 25,553 1,125 915 210 4.4% 3.6%
National Defencetable 2 note 1 24,943 865 1,017 -152 3.5% 4.1%
Correctional Service Canada 17,253 1,800 1,298 502 10.4% 7.5%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 15,940 523 507 16 3.3% 3.2%
Canada Border Services Agency 13,666 485 515 -30 3.5% 3.8%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 2 note 2 11,909 569 566 3 4.8% 4.8%
Health Canadatable 2 note 3 10,553 902 380 522 8.5% 3.6%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff) 7,740 457 445 12 5.9% 5.7%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 7,452 226 290 -64 3.0% 3.9%
Environment and Climate Change Canada 6,849 196 166 30 2.9% 2.4%
Shared Services Canada 6,686 234 186 48 3.5% 2.8%
Global Affairs Canada 6,180 396 216 180 6.4% 3.5%
Transport Canada 5,443 211 159 52 3.9% 2.9%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5,160 144 136 8 2.8% 2.6%
Statistics Canada 5,071 127 90 37 2.5% 1.8%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canadatable 2 note 3 4,879 1,214 274 940 24.9% 5.6%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,810 162 184 -22 3.4% 3.8%
Department of Justice Canada 4,670 181 125 56 3.9% 2.7%
Natural Resources Canada 4,188 113 100 13 2.7% 2.4%
Veterans Affairs Canada 3,136 132 128 4 4.2% 4.1%
Public Health Agency of Canada 2,142 71 81 -10 3.3% 3.8%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 2,085 51 58 -7 2.4% 2.8%
Canadian Heritage 1,709 79 50 29 4.6% 2.9%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 1,402 43 27 16 3.1% 2.0%
Public Safety Canada 1,157 53 46 7 4.6% 3.9%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada 987 55 49 6 5.6% 4.9%
Library and Archives Canada 963 44 31 13 4.6% 3.2%
Privy Council Office 910 37 29 8 4.1% 3.2%
Public Service Commission of Canada 863 34 27 7 3.9% 3.1%
Department of Finance Canada 792 19 20 -1 2.4% 2.6%
Courts Administration Service 719 20 21 -1 2.8% 3.0%
Elections Canada 713 17 21 -4 2.4% 2.9%
Canada School of Public Service 607 29 22 7 4.8% 3.6%
Canadian Space Agency 606 9 6 3 1.5% 1.1%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 566 16 20 -4 2.8% 3.6%
Infrastructure Canada 539 15 13 2 2.8% 2.4%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 493 24 13 11 4.9% 2.6%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada 438 11 13 -2 2.5% 3.0%
Parole Board of Canada 425 21 16 5 4.9% 3.8%
Canadian Grain Commission 418 23 20 3 5.5% 4.9%
lmpact Assessment Agency of Canadatable 2 note 4 389 23 10 13 5.9% 2.6%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 319 28 14 14 8.8% 4.3%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 303 table 2 note * 5 table 2 note * table 2 note * 1.5%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 263 14 8 6 5.3% 3.2%
Canadian Transportation Agency 260 table 2 note * 6 table 2 note * table 2 note * 2.4%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 237 9 4 5 3.8% 1.8%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 226 9 9 0 4.0% 3.8%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 211 table 2 note * 6 table 2 note * table 2 note * 3.0%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 205 10 6 4 4.9% 3.0%
Canadian Human Rights Commission 204 8 7 1 3.9% 3.7%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 147 6 5 1 4.1% 3.4%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 139 table 2 note * 5 table 2 note * table 2 note * 3.7%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 94 21 28 -7 22.3% 29.9%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 75 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 2.8%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP 68 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 3.3%
Canadian Dairy Commission 64 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 2.6%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 62 table 2 note * 1 table 2 note * table 2 note * 1.6%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 55 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 3.1%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 36 table 2 note * 1 table 2 note * table 2 note * 3.7%
International Joint Commission 28 0 1 -1 0.0% 2.8%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 26 table 2 note * 1 table 2 note * table 2 note * 2.9%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 0 1 -1 0.0% 3.0%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 20 0 1 -1 0.0% 3.7%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 19 table 2 note * 1 table 2 note * table 2 note * 4.1%
Copyright Board Canada 14 0 0 0 0.0% 2.9%
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 9 0 0 0 0.0% 3.0%
RCMP External Review Committee 9 0 0 0 0.0% 3.4%
Totaltable 2 note 5 214,120 10,888 8,412 2,476 5.1% 3.9%

Table 2 Notes

Table 2 Note 1

National Defence includes civilian staff only (data for members of the Canadian Armed Forces are not included because Treasury Board is not the employer).

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Table 2 Note 2

Fisheries and Oceans Canada data include data for the Canadian Coast Guard.

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Table 2 Note 3

Health Canada (HC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) have been impacted by the creation of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). Change in administrative systems have yet to occur so departmental statistics do not reflect this change. As a result, statistics related to HC and CIRNAC include employees that are now part of ISC. Statistics related to ISC are not yet available.

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Table 2 Note 4

Renamed the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada in the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Registry of Applied Titles on September 3, 2019 (formerly known as the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency).

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Table 2 Note 5

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total ("All Employees") because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

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Table 2 Note 6

The expected number is based on the population (all employees) and on the workforce availability estimate.

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Table 2 Note 7

The gap is the actual representation (designated group members) minus the expected number.

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Table 2 Note 8

Departmental and overall workforce availability (WFA) is updated annually and may not align with the static WFA published in the Employment Equity Annual Report.

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Table 2 Note *

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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2019 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for Indigenous peoples by department / agency (as of March 31, 2019) with departmental workforce availability estimates (Census 2016 and 2017 Survey on Disability)

About the data

When reading the table 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 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.
Department or agency  All employees  Indigenous peoples
Designated group members  Expected numbertable 3 note 6 Gaptable 3 note 7 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 3 note 8
Employment and Social Development Canada 24,142 1,091 875 216 4.5% 3.6%
National Defencetable 3 note 1 23,996 845 992 -147 3.5% 4.1%
Correctional Service Canada 17,071 1,775 1,276 499 10.4% 7.5%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 14,549 506 460 46 3.5% 3.2%
Canada Border Services Agency  13,246 464 502 -38 3.5% 3.8%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 3 note 2 11,211 529 545 -16 4.7% 4.9%
Health Canadatable 3 note 3 10,122 825 363 462 8.2% 3.6%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff)  7,271 425 430 -5 5.8% 5.9%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 6,896 230 269 -39 3.3% 3.9%
Environment and Climate Change Canada  6,436 192 158 34 3.0% 2.4%
Shared Services Canada 6,071 202 167 35 3.3% 2.8%
Global Affairs Canada  5,873 336 204 132 5.7% 3.5%
Transport Canada 5,299 199 157 42 3.8% 3.0%
Statistics Canada 5,008 127 89 38 2.5% 1.8%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  4,986 144 133 11 2.9% 2.7%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,636 151 181 -30 3.3% 3.9%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairstable 3 note 3 4,551 1,209 266 943 26.6% 5.8%
Department of Justice Canada  4,433 178 113 65 4.0% 2.6%
Natural Resources Canada 4,095 108 98 10 2.6% 2.4%
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,883 117 119 -2 4.1% 4.1%
Public Health Agency of Canada  2,112 65 80 -15 3.1% 3.8%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,941 55 56 -1 2.8% 2.9%
Canadian Heritage 1,700 78 49 29 4.6% 2.9%
Public Safety Canada  1,150 54 46 8 4.7% 4.0%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 1,083 43 22 21 4.0% 2.0%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada  970 63 51 12 6.5% 5.3%
Privy Council Office  962 37 30 7 3.8% 3.1%
Library and Archives Canada 897 37 29 8 4.1% 3.2%
Public Service Commission of Canada 799 36 25 11 4.5% 3.1%
Department of Finance Canada 764 16 20 -4 2.1% 2.6%
Courts Administration Service  638 15 19 -4 2.4% 3.0%
Canadian Space Agency 605 7 7 0 1.2% 1.1%
Elections Canada  598 18 17 1 3.0% 2.9%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 551 14 19 -5 2.5% 3.5%
Canada School of Public Service  530 20 19 1 3.8% 3.5%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  446 24 12 12 5.4% 2.7%
Infrastructure Canada  442 14 10 4 3.2% 2.4%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada  435 11 13 -2 2.5% 3.0%
Canadian Grain Commission 418 25 20 5 6.0% 4.8%
Parole Board of Canada  388 26 15 11 6.7% 3.9%
Impact Assessment Agency of Canadatable 3 note 4 295 16 8 8 5.4% 2.7%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 293 table 3 note * 5 table 3 note * table 3 note * 1.6%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 281 19 13 6 6.8% 4.7%
Canadian Transportation Agency 243 table 3 note * 6 table 3 note * table 3 note * 2.5%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 223 10 7 3 4.5% 3.2%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario  208 table 3 note * 4 table 3 note * table 3 note * 1.8%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 199 table 3 note * 7 table 3 note * table 3 note * 3.3%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 189 12 6 6 6.3% 3.2%
Canadian Human Rights Commission  184 8 7 1 4.3% 3.7%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 153 table 3 note * 5 table 3 note * table 3 note * 3.2%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 123 table 3 note * 4 table 3 note * table 3 note * 3.6%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 117 table 3 note * 5 table 3 note * table 3 note * 3.9%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  68 20 22 -2 29.4% 32.5%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 68 table 3 note * 2 table 3 note * table 3 note * 2.7%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 65 table 3 note * 1 table 3 note * table 3 note * 1.7%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP  65 table 3 note * 2 table 3 note * table 3 note * 3.4%
Canadian Dairy Commission 63 table 3 note * 2 table 3 note * table 3 note * 2.7%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 54 table 3 note * 2 table 3 note * table 3 note * 3.1%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 32 table 3 note * 1 table 3 note * table 3 note * 3.5%
International Joint Commission  27 0 1 -1 0.0% 2.8%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 23 table 3 note * 1 table 3 note * table 3 note * 3.4%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 0 1 -1 0.0% 3.5%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 table 3 note * 1 table 3 note * table 3 note * 2.9%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  20 table 3 note * 1 table 3 note * table 3 note * 3.9%
Copyright Board Canada 14 0 0 0 0.0% 2.9%
RCMP External Review Committee 7 0 0 0 0.0% 3.8%
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 5 table 3 note * 1 table 3 note * table 3 note * 4.1%
Totaltable 3 note 5 203,268 10,435 8,069 2,366 5.1% 4.0%

Table 3 Notes

Table 3 Note 1

National Defence includes civilian staff only (data for members of the Canadian Armed Forces are not included because Treasury Board is not the employer).

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Table 3 Note 2

Fisheries and Oceans Canada data include data for the Canadian Coast Guard.

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Table 3 Note 3

Health Canada (HC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) have been impacted by the creation of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). Change in administrative systems have yet to occur so departmental statistics do not reflect this change. As a result, statistics related to HC and CIRNAC include employees that are now part of ISC. Statistics related to ISC are not yet available.

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Table 3 Note 4

Renamed the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada in the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Registry of Applied Titles on September 3, 2019 (formerly known as the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency).

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Table 3 Note 5

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total ("All Employees") because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

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Table 3 Note 6

The expected number is based on the population (all employees) and on the workforce availability estimate.

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Table 3 Note 7

The gap is the actual representation (designated group members) minus the expected number.

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Table 3 Note 8

Departmental and overall workforce availability (WFA) is updated annually and may not align with the static WFA published in the Employment Equity Annual Report.

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Table 3 Note *

Information for small numbers has been suppressed (counts of 1 to 5). Additionally, to avoid residual disclosure, other data points, may also be suppressed.

Return to table 3 note * referrer

2018 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for Indigenous peoples by department / agency (as of March 31, 2018) with departmental workforce availability estimates (Census 2011 and 2012 Survey on Disability)

About the data

When reading the table 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 estimates of workforce availability are based on information from the 2011 Census of Canada and the 2012 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.
Department or agency  All employees  Indigenous peoples
Designated group members  Expected numbertable 4 note 5 Gaptable 4 note 6 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 4 note 7
Employment and Social Development Canada 23,355 1,026 851 175 4.4% 3.6%
National Defencetable 4 note 1 22,644 799 721 78 3.5% 3.2%
Correctional Service Canada 16,770 1,786 1,041 745 10.6% 6.2%
Canada Border Services Agency  13,107 456 446 10 3.5% 3.4%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 12,854 448 310 138 3.5% 2.4%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 4 note 2 10,347 485 348 137 4.7% 3.4%
Health Canadatable 4 note 3 9,180 696 296 400 7.6% 3.2%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff)  6,986 416 341 75 6.0% 4.9%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 6,146 225 233 -8 3.7% 3.8%
Environment and Climate Change Canada  6,131 185 127 58 3.0% 2.1%
Global Affairs Canada  5,724 286 181 105 5.0% 3.2%
Shared Services Canada 5,334 180 144 36 3.4% 2.7%
Transport Canada 4,956 185 93 92 3.7% 1.9%
Statistics Canada 4,852 119 71 48 2.5% 1.5%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  4,798 129 101 28 2.7% 2.1%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,614 141 158 -17 3.1% 3.4%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairstable 4 note 3 4,423 1,184 223 961 26.8% 5.0%
Department of Justice Canada  4,367 167 95 72 3.8% 2.2%
Natural Resources Canada 3,916 99 78 21 2.5% 2.0%
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,617 105 75 30 4.0% 2.9%
Public Health Agency of Canada  1,966 60 71 -11 3.1% 3.6%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,790 45 49 -4 2.5% 2.8%
Canadian Heritage 1,661 76 40 36 4.6% 2.4%
Public Safety Canada  1,036 53 40 13 5.1% 3.9%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada  987 63 52 11 6.4% 5.2%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 897 41 16 25 4.6% 1.8%
Privy Council Office  874 42 25 17 4.8% 2.8%
Library and Archives Canada 871 34 24 11 3.9% 2.7%
Department of Finance Canada 753 19 18 1 2.5% 2.4%
Public Service Commission of Canada 738 35 20 15 4.7% 2.7%
Courts Administration Service  600 22 15 7 3.7% 2.4%
Elections Canada  596 19 15 4 3.2% 2.4%
Canadian Space Agency 588 9 7 2 1.5% 1.2%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 556 15 10 5 2.7% 1.9%
Canada School of Public Service  511 23 17 6 4.5% 3.4%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada  425 13 10 3 3.1% 2.4%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  417 19 10 9 4.6% 2.3%
Canadian Grain Commission 415 24 17 7 5.8% 4.0%
Parole Board of Canada  372 14 10 4 3.8% 2.8%
Infrastructure Canada  355 12 8 4 3.4% 2.3%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 290 table 4 note * 6 table 4 note * table 4 note * 2.0%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 268 15 10 5 5.6% 3.6%
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency  258 16 6 10 6.2% 2.4%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 234 12 6 6 5.1% 2.6%
Canadian Transportation Agency 209 table 4 note * 5 table 4 note * table 4 note * 2.5%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario  206 table 4 note * 3 table 4 note * table 4 note * 1.2%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 204 9 5 4 4.4% 2.6%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 190 table 4 note * 3 table 4 note * table 4 note * 1.5%
Canadian Human Rights Commission  180 10 6 4 5.6% 3.5%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 150 6 4 2 4.0% 2.8%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 127 table 4 note * 4 table 4 note * table 4 note * 3.0%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 91 table 4 note * 3 table 4 note * table 4 note * 3.8%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  76 19 20 -1 25.0% 26.6%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 70 table 4 note * 0 table 4 note * table 4 note * 0.7%
Canadian Dairy Commission 66 table 4 note * 2 table 4 note * table 4 note * 2.5%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 61 table 4 note * 2 table 4 note * table 4 note * 2.8%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 57 table 4 note * 2 table 4 note * table 4 note * 2.8%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP  54 table 4 note * 2 table 4 note * table 4 note * 3.0%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 29 0 1 -1 0.0% 3.5%
International Joint Commission  24 0 0 0 0.0% 2.0%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 22 0 1 -1 0.0% 2.7%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 20 table 4 note * 1 table 4 note * table 4 note * 3.6%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  16 table 4 note * 0 table 4 note * table 4 note * 2.9%
Copyright Board Canada 15 0 0 0 0.0% 1.9%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 15 table 4 note * 0 table 4 note * table 4 note * 2.9%
RCMP External Review Committee 6 table 4 note * 0 table 4 note * table 4 note * 3.2%
Totaltable 4 note 4 192,467 9,876 6,503 3,373 5.1% 3.4%

Table 4 Notes

Table 4 Note 1

National Defence includes civilian staff only (data for members of the Canadian Armed Forces are not included because Treasury Board is not the employer).

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Table 4 Note 2

Fisheries and Oceans Canada data include data for the Canadian Coast Guard.

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Table 4 Note 3

Health Canada (HC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) have been impacted by the creation of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). Change in administrative systems have yet to occur so departmental statistics do not reflect this change. As a result, statistics related to HC and CIRNAC include employees that are now part of ISC. Statistics related to ISC are not yet available.

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Table 4 Note 4

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total ("All Employees") because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

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Table 4 Note 5

The expected number is based on the population (all employees) and on the workforce availability estimate.

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Table 4 Note 6

The gap is the actual representation (designated group members) minus the expected number.

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Table 4 Note 7

Departmental and overall workforce availability (WFA) is updated annually and may not align with the static WFA published in the Employment Equity Annual Report.

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Table 4 Note *

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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2017 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for Indigenous peoples by department / agency (as of March 31, 2017) with departmental workforce availability estimates (Census 2011 and 2012 Survey on Disability)

About the data

When reading the table 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 estimates of workforce availability are based on information from the 2011 Census of Canada and the 2012 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.
Department or agency  All employees  Indigenous peoples
Designated group members  Expected numbertable 5 note 4 Gaptable 5 note 5 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 5 note 6
Employment and Social Development Canada 22,525 971 765 206 4.3% 3.4%
National Defencetable 5 note 1 22,060 757 720 37 3.4% 3.3%
Correctional Service Canada 16,780 1,766 1,057 709 10.5% 6.3%
Canada Border Services Agency  13,148 477 448 29 3.6% 3.4%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 11,790 420 284 136 3.6% 2.4%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 5 note 2 9,479 458 340 118 4.8% 3.6%
Health Canada 8,856 768 288 480 8.7% 3.3%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff)  6,561 394 325 69 6.0% 5.0%
Environment and Climate Change Canada  5,983 169 106 63 2.8% 1.8%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 5,647 218 202 16 3.9% 3.6%
Global Affairs Canada  5,596 270 177 93 4.8% 3.2%
Shared Services Canada 4,901 168 136 32 3.4% 2.8%
Statistics Canada 4,807 122 72 50 2.5% 1.5%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  4,629 146 97 49 3.2% 2.1%
Transport Canada 4,585 179 86 93 3.9% 1.9%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,516 140 157 -17 3.1% 3.5%
Department of Justice Canada  4,280 163 92 71 3.8% 2.2%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs 4,144 1,200 214 986 29.0% 5.2%
Natural Resources Canada 3,894 108 79 29 2.8% 2.0%
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,559 106 71 35 4.1% 2.8%
Public Health Agency of Canada  2,014 60 72 -12 3.0% 3.6%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,702 48 47 1 2.8% 2.7%
Canadian Heritage 1,603 72 39 33 4.5% 2.4%
Public Safety Canada  989 53 38 15 5.4% 3.9%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada  970 62 48 14 6.4% 4.9%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 875 39 16 23 4.5% 1.8%
Library and Archives Canada 803 28 22 6 3.5% 2.7%
Public Service Commission of Canada 724 33 20 13 4.6% 2.8%
Department of Finance Canada 715 17 18 -1 2.4% 2.5%
Privy Council Office  705 32 20 12 4.5% 2.9%
Courts Administration Service  601 20 15 5 3.3% 2.5%
Canadian Space Agency 569 9 6 3 1.6% 1.1%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 560 15 11 4 2.7% 1.9%
Canada School of Public Service  540 22 18 4 4.1% 3.4%
Elections Canada  531 19 13 6 3.6% 2.4%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  435 18 10 8 4.1% 2.3%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada  425 8 11 -3 1.9% 2.7%
Canadian Grain Commission 420 24 17 7 5.7% 4.0%
Parole Board of Canada  381 17 11 6 4.5% 2.8%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 298 table 5 note * 6 table 5 note * table 5 note * 2.1%
Infrastructure Canada  289 12 6 6 4.2% 2.2%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 258 13 9 4 5.0% 3.6%
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency  255 18 6 12 7.1% 2.3%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 235 11 6 5 4.7% 2.6%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 197 table 5 note * 3 table 5 note * table 5 note * 1.5%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 196 8 5 3 4.1% 2.4%
Canadian Transportation Agency 190 table 5 note * 5 table 5 note * table 5 note * 2.5%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario  188 table 5 note * 2 table 5 note * table 5 note * 1.2%
Canadian Human Rights Commission  163 9 6 3 5.5% 3.7%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 149 7 4 3 4.7% 2.8%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 135 0 4 -4 0.0% 3.0%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 83 table 5 note * 3 table 5 note * table 5 note * 3.5%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  72 18 21 -3 25.0% 29.2%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 71 table 5 note * 0 table 5 note * table 5 note * 0.5%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 67 table 5 note * 2 table 5 note * table 5 note * 2.8%
Canadian Dairy Commission 57 table 5 note * 2 table 5 note * table 5 note * 2.8%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 56 table 5 note * 2 table 5 note * table 5 note * 3.0%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP  55 table 5 note * 2 table 5 note * table 5 note * 3.1%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 39 table 5 note * 1 table 5 note * table 5 note * 3.2%
International Joint Commission  25 0 0 0 0.0% 1.9%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 0 1 -1 0.0% 2.8%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 table 5 note * 1 table 5 note * table 5 note * 3.0%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 22 table 5 note * 1 table 5 note * table 5 note * 3.2%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  20 table 5 note * 1 table 5 note * table 5 note * 2.9%
Copyright Board Canada 12 0 0 0 0.0% 2.3%
RCMP External Review Committee 5 0 0 0 0.0% 3.2%
Totaltable 5 note 3 185,484 9,726 6,267 3,459 5.2% 3.4%

Table 1 notes

Table 1 note 1

National Defence includes civilian staff only (data for members of the Canadian Armed Forces are not included because Treasury Board is not the employer).

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Table 1 note 2

Fisheries and Oceans Canada data include data for the Canadian Coast Guard.

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Table 1 note 3

The sum of designated groups does not equal the total ("All Employees") because employees may have chosen to self-identify in more than one designated group, and men are included in the total.

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Table 1 note 4

The expected number is based on the population (all employees) and on the workforce availability estimate.

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Table 1 note 5

The gap is the actual representation (designated group members) minus the expected number.

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Table 1 note 6

Departmental and overall workforce availability (WFA) is updated annually and may not align with the static WFA published in the Employment Equity Annual Report.

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Table 1 note *

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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