Employment equity public service representation for members of visible minorities 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 members of visible minorities 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  Members of visible minorities
Designated group members Expected numbertable 1 note 6 Gaptable 1 note 7 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 1 note 8

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

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 1 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 Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency).

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Table 1 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 1 Note 6

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

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Table 1 Note 7

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

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Table 1 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 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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Employment and Social Development Canada 30,711 7,878 6,021 1,857 25.7% 19.6%
National Defencetable 1 note 1 25,442 2,679 3,007 -328 10.5% 11.8%
Correctional Service Canada 17,489 2,117 1,631 486 12.1% 9.3%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 16,253 2,941 2,186 755 18.1% 13.4%
Canada Border Services Agency 14,241 2,656 2,222 434 18.7% 15.6%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 1 note 2 12,650 983 1,402 -419 7.8% 11.1%
Health Canadatable 1 note 3 8,486 2,524 1,621 903 29.7% 19.1%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff) 8,162 1,284 1,166 118 15.7% 14.3%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 7,850 2,612 1,508 1,104 33.3% 19.2%
Shared Services Canada 7,095 1,473 1,250 223 20.8% 17.6%
Environment and Climate Change Canada 6,943 1,309 1,282 27 18.9% 18.5%
Global Affairs Canada 6,371 1,636 1,026 610 25.7% 16.1%
Indigenous Services Canadatable 1 note 3 6,273 1,107 1,019 88 17.6% 16.2%
Statistics Canada 5,946 1,421 1,463 -42 23.9% 24.6%
Transport Canada 5,942 1,118 1,046 72 18.8% 17.6%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5,231 1,234 961 273 23.6% 18.4%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,882 909 702 207 18.6% 14.4%
Department of Justice Canada 4,832 1,020 752 268 21.1% 15.6%
Natural Resources Canada 4,296 739 809 -70 17.2% 18.8%
Veterans Affairs Canada 3,622 370 361 9 10.2% 10.0%
Public Health Agency of Canada 2,713 671 526 145 24.7% 19.4%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 2,215 466 415 51 21.0% 18.8%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canadatable 1 note 3 1,864 309 304 5 16.6% 16.3%
Canadian Heritage 1,776 294 306 -12 16.6% 17.3%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 1,584 578 451 127 36.5% 28.5%
Public Safety Canada 1,130 207 189 18 18.3% 16.7%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada 1,049 175 157 18 16.7% 14.9%
Privy Council Office 964 192 162 30 19.9% 16.8%
Library and Archives Canada 909 81 119 -38 8.9% 13.1%
Elections Canada 876 186 137 49 21.2% 15.6%
Public Service Commission of Canada 840 187 125 62 22.3% 14.9%
Department of Finance Canada 817 153 173 -20 18.7% 21.1%
Courts Administration Service 718 180 116 64 25.1% 16.2%
Canadian Space Agency 638 117 126 -9 18.3% 19.8%
Infrastructure Canada 628 118 129 -11 18.8% 20.5%
Canada School of Public Service 598 110 82 28 18.4% 13.7%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 593 37 33 4 6.2% 5.6%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 512 100 85 15 19.5% 16.6%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada 494 79 67 12 16.0% 13.5%
Canadian Grain Commission 433 114 98 16 26.3% 22.6%
Impact Assessment Agency of Canadatable 1 note 4 423 82 64 18 19.4% 15.2%
Parole Board of Canada 418 63 49 15 15.1% 11.6%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 350 89 68 21 25.4% 19.5%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 337 66 45 21 19.6% 13.2%
Canadian Transportation Agency 301 57 51 6 18.9% 16.8%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 297 39 43 -4 13.1% 14.4%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 292 65 48 17 22.3% 16.3%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 272 78 45 33 28.7% 16.5%
Canadian Human Rights Commission 218 45 33 12 20.6% 15.0%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 218 26 36 -10 11.9% 16.7%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 209 20 28 -8 9.6% 13.4%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 153 17 20 -3 11.1% 13.2%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 141 21 21 0 14.9% 14.6%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 105 19 9 10 18.1% 9.0%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 74 13 13 0 17.6% 17.4%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP 74 15 12 3 20.3% 15.6%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 70 table 1 note * 3 table 1 note * table 1 note * 4.9%
Canadian Dairy Commission 69 11 15 -4 15.9% 21.3%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 58 7 9 -2 12.1% 15.1%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 39 table 1 note * 5 table 1 note * table 1 note * 14.0%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 33 table 1 note * 4 table 1 note * table 1 note * 12.4%
International Joint Commission 26 table 1 note * 5 table 1 note * table 1 note * 18.2%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 table 1 note * 3 table 1 note * table 1 note * 14.7%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 6 3 3 27.3% 12.7%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 20 table 1 note * 2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 12.2%
Copyright Board Canada 15 table 1 note * 3 table 1 note * table 1 note * 17.1%
RCMP External Review Committee 14 table 1 note * 2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 11.5%
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 6 0 2 -2 0.0% 26.8%
Totaltable 1 note 5 228,345 43,122 35,875 7,247 18.9% 15.7%

2020 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for members of visible minorities 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  Members of visible minorities
Designated group members Expected numbertable 2 note 6 Gaptable 2 note 7 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 2 note 8

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). 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 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 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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Employment and Social Development Canada 25,553 6,210 5,056 1,154 24.3% 19.8%
National Defencetable 2 note 1 24,943 2,530 2,913 -383 10.1% 11.7%
Correctional Service Canada 17,253 1,986 1,599 387 11.5% 9.3%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 15,940 2,712 2,139 573 17.0% 13.4%
Canada Border Services Agency 13,666 2,455 2,169 286 18.0% 15.9%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 2 note 2 11,909 867 1,256 -389 7.3% 10.5%
Health Canadatable 2 note 3 10,553 2,581 1,925 656 24.5% 18.2%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff) 7,740 1,147 1,079 68 14.8% 13.9%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 7,452 2,413 1,417 996 32.4% 19.0%
Environment and Climate Change Canada 6,849 1,251 1,260 -9 18.3% 18.4%
Shared Services Canada 6,686 1,304 1,175 129 19.5% 17.6%
Global Affairs Canada 6,180 1,543 989 554 25.0% 16.0%
Transport Canada 5,443 979 957 22 18.0% 17.6%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5,160 1,159 945 214 22.5% 18.3%
Statistics Canada 5,071 1,235 1,283 -48 24.4% 25.3%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canadatable 2 note 3 4,879 816 799 17 16.7% 16.4%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,810 847 685 162 17.6% 14.2%
Department of Justice Canada 4,670 954 732 222 20.4% 15.7%
Natural Resources Canada 4,188 688 773 -85 16.4% 18.5%
Veterans Affairs Canada 3,136 280 283 -3 8.9% 9.0%
Public Health Agency of Canada 2,142 496 414 82 23.2% 19.3%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 2,085 418 390 28 20.0% 18.7%
Canadian Heritage 1,709 270 291 -21 15.8% 17.0%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 1,402 488 398 90 34.8% 28.4%
Public Safety Canada 1,157 198 195 3 17.1% 16.9%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada 987 149 150 -1 15.1% 15.2%
Library and Archives Canada 963 82 127 -45 8.5% 13.2%
Privy Council Office 910 172 154 18 18.9% 16.9%
Public Service Commission of Canada 863 195 128 67 22.6% 14.8%
Department of Finance Canada 792 147 167 -20 18.6% 21.1%
Courts Administration Service 719 169 118 51 23.5% 16.4%
Elections Canada 713 143 116 27 20.1% 16.3%
Canada School of Public Service 607 112 84 28 18.5% 13.9%
Canadian Space Agency 606 106 120 -14 17.5% 19.8%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 566 28 31 -3 4.9% 5.5%
Infrastructure Canada 539 108 109 -1 20.0% 20.2%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 493 86 82 4 17.4% 16.7%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada 438 65 59 6 14.8% 13.5%
Parole Board of Canada 425 61 50 11 14.4% 11.7%
Canadian Grain Commission 418 106 94 12 25.4% 22.5%
lmpact Assessment Agency of Canadatable 2 note 4 389 53 59 -6 13.6% 15.1%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 319 75 60 15 23.5% 18.9%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 303 53 40 13 17.5% 13.1%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 263 32 38 -6 12.2% 14.5%
Canadian Transportation Agency 260 50 43 7 19.2% 16.4%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 237 70 38 32 29.5% 16.1%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 226 52 38 14 23.0% 16.8%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 211 26 35 -9 12.3% 16.4%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 205 23 27 -4 11.2% 13.0%
Canadian Human Rights Commission 204 42 30 12 20.6% 14.8%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 147 14 20 -6 9.5% 13.3%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 139 22 20 2 15.8% 14.5%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 94 16 9 7 17.0% 9.9%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 75 11 13 -2 14.7% 17.5%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP 68 14 11 3 20.6% 15.6%
Canadian Dairy Commission 64 11 13 -2 17.2% 20.7%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 62 0 2 -2 0.0% 3.3%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 55 table 2 note * 8 table 2 note * table 2 note * 15.1%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 36 6 5 1 16.7% 13.7%
International Joint Commission 28 table 2 note * 5 table 2 note * table 2 note * 16.2%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 26 table 2 note * 3 table 2 note * table 2 note * 13.2%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 0 3 -3 0.0% 15.1%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 20 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 11.9%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 19 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 11.4%
Copyright Board Canada 14 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 15.6%
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 9 0 2 -2 0.0% 20.6%
RCMP External Review Committee 9 0 1 -1 0.0% 11.8%
Totaltable 2 note 5 214,120 38,145 33,245 4,900 17.8% 15.5%

2019 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for members of visible minorities 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  Members of visible minorities
Designated group members Expected numbertable 3 note 6 Gaptable 3 note 7 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 3 note 8

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 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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Employment and Social Development Canada 24,142 5,553 4,722 831 23.0% 19.6%
National Defencetable 3 note 1 23,996 2,306 2,706 -400 9.6% 11.3%
Correctional Service Canada 17,071 1,827 1,574 253 10.7% 9.2%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 14,549 2,257 1,936 321 15.5% 13.3%
Canada Border Services Agency  13,246 2,274 2,113 161 17.2% 15.9%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 3 note 2 11,211 741 1,103 -362 6.6% 9.8%
Health Canadatable 3 note 3 10,122 2,421 1,838 583 23.9% 18.2%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff)  7,271 982 992 -10 13.5% 13.6%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 6,896 2,090 1,297 793 30.3% 18.8%
Environment and Climate Change Canada  6,436 1,112 1,179 -67 17.3% 18.3%
Shared Services Canada 6,071 1,120 1,069 51 18.4% 17.6%
Global Affairs Canada  5,873 1,345 927 418 22.9% 15.8%
Transport Canada 5,299 905 927 -22 17.1% 17.5%
Statistics Canada 5,008 1,216 1,268 -52 24.3% 25.3%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  4,986 1,031 904 127 20.7% 18.1%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,636 754 650 104 16.3% 14.0%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairstable 3 note 3 4,551 687 747 -60 15.1% 16.4%
Department of Justice Canada  4,433 880 696 184 19.9% 15.7%
Natural Resources Canada 4,095 643 748 -105 15.7% 18.3%
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,883 263 274 -11 9.1% 9.5%
Public Health Agency of Canada  2,112 452 405 47 21.4% 19.2%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,941 383 360 23 19.7% 18.5%
Canadian Heritage 1,700 241 289 -48 14.2% 17.0%
Public Safety Canada  1,150 180 195 -15 15.7% 17.0%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 1,083 362 302 60 33.4% 27.9%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada  970 137 144 -7 14.1% 14.9%
Privy Council Office  962 161 164 -3 16.7% 17.1%
Library and Archives Canada 897 77 118 -41 8.6% 13.1%
Public Service Commission of Canada 799 164 124 40 20.5% 15.5%
Department of Finance Canada 764 142 160 -18 18.6% 20.9%
Courts Administration Service  638 130 103 27 20.4% 16.1%
Canadian Space Agency 605 106 119 -13 17.5% 19.7%
Elections Canada  598 106 101 5 17.7% 16.8%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 551 26 30 -4 4.7% 5.4%
Canada School of Public Service  530 102 74 28 19.2% 13.9%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  446 72 70 2 16.1% 15.8%
Infrastructure Canada  442 84 92 -8 19.0% 20.8%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada  435 62 60 2 14.3% 13.8%
Canadian Grain Commission 418 101 96 5 24.2% 23.0%
Parole Board of Canada  388 58 45 13 14.9% 11.7%
Impact Assessment Agency of Canadatable 3 note 4 295 31 45 -14 10.5% 15.3%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 293 40 39 1 13.7% 13.2%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 281 56 52 4 19.9% 18.4%
Canadian Transportation Agency 243 46 40 6 18.9% 16.5%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 223 28 32 -4 12.6% 14.4%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario  208 51 34 17 24.5% 16.3%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 199 25 33 -8 12.6% 16.7%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 189 11 24 -13 5.8% 12.6%
Canadian Human Rights Commission  184 33 28 5 17.9% 15.2%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 153 16 20 -4 10.5% 13.2%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 123 17 19 -2 13.8% 15.1%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 117 25 20 5 21.4% 17.0%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  68 13 6 7 19.1% 8.2%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 68 10 12 -2 14.7% 18.2%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 65 0 3 -3 0.0% 4.2%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP  65 12 10 2 18.5% 15.4%
Canadian Dairy Commission 63 12 12 0 19.0% 19.4%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 54 7 8 -1 13.0% 14.9%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 32 table 3 note * 4 table 3 note * table 3 note * 13.7%
International Joint Commission  27 table 3 note * 4 table 3 note * table 3 note * 15.3%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 23 table 3 note * 3 table 3 note * table 3 note * 14.4%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 table 3 note * 3 table 3 note * table 3 note * 14.4%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 table 3 note * 3 table 3 note * table 3 note * 13.7%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  20 table 3 note * 2 table 3 note * table 3 note * 11.9%
Copyright Board Canada 14 table 3 note * 2 table 3 note * table 3 note * 15.7%
RCMP External Review Committee 7 0 1 -1 0.0% 10.9%
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 5 table 3 note * 1 table 3 note * table 3 note * 16.3%
Totaltable 3 note 5 203,268 34,004 31,184 2,820 16.7% 15.3%

2018 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for members of visible minorities 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  Members of visible minorities
Designated group members Expected numbertable 4 note 5 Gaptable 4 note 6 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 4 note 7

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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Employment and Social Development Canada 23,355 5,073 3,766 1,307 21.7% 16.1%
National Defencetable 4 note 1 22,644 2,058 2,096 -38 9.1% 9.3%
Correctional Service Canada 16,770 1,742 1,311 431 10.4% 7.8%
Canada Border Services Agency  13,107 2,122 1,821 301 16.2% 13.9%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 12,854 1,804 1,461 343 14.0% 11.4%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 4 note 2 10,347 679 744 -65 6.6% 7.2%
Health Canadatable 4 note 3 9,180 2,077 1,393 684 22.6% 15.2%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff)  6,986 929 778 151 13.3% 11.1%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 6,146 1,780 974 806 29.0% 15.8%
Environment and Climate Change Canada  6,131 1,025 983 42 16.7% 16.0%
Global Affairs Canada  5,724 1,206 798 408 21.1% 13.9%
Shared Services Canada 5,334 906 798 108 17.0% 15.0%
Transport Canada 4,956 793 731 62 16.0% 14.7%
Statistics Canada 4,852 1,126 1,037 89 23.2% 21.4%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  4,798 865 751 114 18.0% 15.6%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,614 717 515 202 15.5% 11.2%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairstable 4 note 3 4,423 632 616 16 14.3% 13.9%
Department of Justice Canada  4,367 804 603 201 18.4% 13.8%
Natural Resources Canada 3,916 540 603 -63 13.8% 15.4%
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,617 221 187 34 8.4% 7.1%
Public Health Agency of Canada  1,966 400 313 87 20.3% 15.9%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,790 339 279 60 18.9% 15.6%
Canadian Heritage 1,661 220 244 -24 13.2% 14.7%
Public Safety Canada  1,036 157 148 9 15.2% 14.3%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada  987 127 122 5 12.9% 12.4%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 897 286 215 71 31.9% 23.9%
Privy Council Office  874 134 120 14 15.3% 13.7%
Library and Archives Canada 871 75 106 -31 8.6% 12.2%
Department of Finance Canada 753 138 130 8 18.3% 17.3%
Public Service Commission of Canada 738 140 94 46 19.0% 12.7%
Courts Administration Service  600 107 81 26 17.8% 13.4%
Elections Canada  596 93 97 -4 15.6% 16.3%
Canadian Space Agency 588 103 101 2 17.5% 17.3%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 556 24 23 1 4.3% 4.1%
Canada School of Public Service  511 78 60 18 15.3% 11.7%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada  425 59 47 12 13.9% 11.1%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  417 70 60 10 16.8% 14.5%
Canadian Grain Commission 415 95 90 5 22.9% 21.7%
Parole Board of Canada  372 49 32 17 13.2% 8.6%
Infrastructure Canada  355 59 61 -2 16.6% 17.2%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 290 47 32 15 16.2% 11.1%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 268 59 46 13 22.0% 17.0%
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency  258 27 33 -6 10.5% 12.9%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 234 32 30 2 13.7% 12.9%
Canadian Transportation Agency 209 35 31 4 16.7% 15.0%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario  206 48 28 20 23.3% 13.5%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 204 15 25 -10 7.4% 12.4%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 190 20 28 -8 10.5% 14.8%
Canadian Human Rights Commission  180 29 23 6 16.1% 12.8%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 150 16 17 -1 10.7% 11.5%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 127 15 17 -2 11.8% 13.2%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 91 19 12 7 20.9% 13.0%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  76 11 4 7 14.5% 5.4%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 70 table 4 note * 1 table 4 note * table 4 note * 1.9%
Canadian Dairy Commission 66 11 11 0 16.7% 16.9%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 61 7 8 -1 11.5% 12.3%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 57 10 9 1 17.5% 15.9%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP  54 table 4 note * 7 table 4 note * table 4 note * 12.7%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 29 table 4 note * 4 table 4 note * table 4 note * 12.5%
International Joint Commission  24 table 4 note * 3 table 4 note * table 4 note * 14.4%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 22 table 4 note * 3 table 4 note * table 4 note * 12.8%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 20 0 2 -2 0.0% 12.1%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  16 table 4 note * 2 table 4 note * table 4 note * 9.8%
Copyright Board Canada 15 table 4 note * 2 table 4 note * table 4 note * 10.3%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 15 table 4 note * 2 table 4 note * table 4 note * 12.2%
RCMP External Review Committee 6 0 1 -1 0.0% 10.5%
Totaltable 4 note 4 192,467 30,273 24,771 5,502 15.7% 12.9%

2017 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for members of visible minorities 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  Members of visible minorities
Designated group members Expected numbertable 5 note 4 Gaptable 5 note 5 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)table 5 note 6

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

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 4

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

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Table 5 note 5

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

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Table 5 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 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.

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Employment and Social Development Canada 22,525 4,706 3,648 1,058 20.9% 16.2%
National Defencetable 5 note 1 22,060 1,826 2,004 -178 8.3% 9.1%
Correctional Service Canada 16,780 1,714 1,302 412 10.2% 7.8%
Canada Border Services Agency  13,148 2,096 1,831 265 15.9% 13.9%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 11,790 1,621 1,390 231 13.7% 11.8%
Fisheries and Oceans Canada table 5 note 2 9,479 590 641 -51 6.2% 6.8%
Health Canada 8,856 1,982 1,344 638 22.4% 15.2%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff)  6,561 855 741 114 13.0% 11.3%
Environment and Climate Change Canada  5,983 939 1,070 -131 15.7% 17.9%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 5,647 1,526 917 609 27.0% 16.2%
Global Affairs Canada  5,596 1,133 776 357 20.2% 13.9%
Shared Services Canada 4,901 782 735 47 16.0% 15.0%
Statistics Canada 4,807 1,104 1,014 90 23.0% 21.1%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  4,629 854 726 128 18.4% 15.7%
Transport Canada 4,585 699 673 26 15.2% 14.7%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,516 642 496 146 14.2% 11.0%
Department of Justice Canada  4,280 764 592 172 17.9% 13.8%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs 4,144 561 573 -12 13.5% 13.8%
Natural Resources Canada 3,894 515 596 -81 13.2% 15.3%
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,559 210 201 9 8.2% 7.8%
Public Health Agency of Canada  2,014 392 319 73 19.5% 15.8%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,702 308 265 43 18.1% 15.6%
Canadian Heritage 1,603 215 234 -19 13.4% 14.6%
Public Safety Canada  989 136 137 -1 13.8% 13.9%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada  970 122 121 1 12.6% 12.4%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 875 277 212 65 31.7% 24.2%
Library and Archives Canada 803 77 100 -23 9.6% 12.4%
Public Service Commission of Canada 724 120 92 28 16.6% 12.7%
Department of Finance Canada 715 130 122 8 18.2% 17.1%
Privy Council Office  705 104 94 10 14.8% 13.4%
Courts Administration Service  601 103 81 22 17.1% 13.4%
Canadian Space Agency 569 91 98 -7 16.0% 17.2%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 560 25 24 1 4.5% 4.4%
Canada School of Public Service  540 81 62 19 15.0% 11.5%
Elections Canada  531 78 84 -6 14.7% 15.9%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  435 64 63 1 14.7% 14.4%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada  425 54 51 3 12.7% 12.0%
Canadian Grain Commission 420 83 89 -6 19.8% 21.2%
Parole Board of Canada  381 54 32 22 14.2% 8.5%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 298 46 32 14 15.4% 10.9%
Infrastructure Canada  289 50 50 0 17.3% 17.2%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 258 51 42 9 19.8% 16.2%
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency  255 24 34 -10 9.4% 13.1%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 235 30 31 -1 12.8% 13.2%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 197 17 29 -12 8.6% 14.8%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 196 16 24 -8 8.2% 12.2%
Canadian Transportation Agency 190 26 28 -2 13.7% 14.9%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario  188 40 25 15 21.3% 13.4%
Canadian Human Rights Commission  163 26 21 5 16.0% 12.9%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 149 14 17 -3 9.4% 11.7%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 135 16 18 -2 11.9% 13.1%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 83 13 10 3 15.7% 12.3%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  72 9 3 6 12.5% 4.2%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 71 table 5 note * 1 table 5 note * table 5 note * 1.1%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 67 10 10 0 14.9% 15.1%
Canadian Dairy Commission 57 8 9 -1 14.0% 16.2%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 56 8 7 1 14.3% 12.0%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP  55 6 7 -1 10.9% 13.3%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 39 table 5 note * 5 table 5 note * table 5 note * 12.9%
International Joint Commission  25 table 5 note * 4 table 5 note * table 5 note * 14.2%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 table 5 note * 3 table 5 note * table 5 note * 13.5%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 table 5 note * 2 table 5 note * table 5 note * 11.1%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 22 0 3 -3 0.0% 12.3%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  20 table 5 note * 2 table 5 note * table 5 note * 10.3%
Copyright Board Canada 12 table 5 note * 1 table 5 note * table 5 note * 11.2%
RCMP External Review Committee 5 0 1 -1 0.0% 10.0%
Totaltable 5 note 3 185,484 28,058 23,967 4,091 15.1% 12.9%
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