Employment equity public service representation for persons with disabilities 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 persons with disabilities 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  Persons with disabilities
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 known as the 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 2,060 2,939 -879 6.7% 9.6%
National Defencetable 1 note 1 25,442 1,419 2,287 -868 5.6% 9.0%
Correctional Service Canada 17,489 1,156 1,636 -480 6.6% 9.4%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 16,253 925 1,521 -596 5.7% 9.4%
Canada Border Services Agency 14,241 603 1,335 -732 4.2% 9.4%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 1 note 2 12,650 512 1,042 -530 4.0% 8.2%
Health Canadatable 1 note 3 8,486 508 718 -210 6.0% 8.5%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff) 8,162 343 768 -425 4.2% 9.4%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 7,850 378 745 -367 4.8% 9.5%
Shared Services Canada 7,095 502 689 -187 7.1% 9.7%
Environment and Climate Change Canada 6,943 407 563 -156 5.9% 8.1%
Global Affairs Canada 6,371 239 582 -343 3.8% 9.1%
Indigenous Services Canadatable 1 note 3 6,273 373 561 -188 5.9% 8.9%
Statistics Canada 5,946 343 505 -162 5.8% 8.5%
Transport Canada 5,942 264 491 -227 4.4% 8.3%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5,231 274 458 -184 5.2% 8.8%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,882 250 416 -166 5.1% 8.5%
Department of Justice Canada 4,832 310 397 -87 6.4% 8.2%
Natural Resources Canada 4,296 201 354 -153 4.7% 8.2%
Veterans Affairs Canada 3,622 282 342 -60 7.8% 9.4%
Public Health Agency of Canada 2,713 154 222 -68 5.7% 8.2%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 2,215 147 194 -47 6.6% 8.8%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canadatable 1 note 3 1,864 106 162 -56 5.7% 8.7%
Canadian Heritage 1,776 117 163 -46 6.6% 9.2%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 1,584 79 151 -72 5.0% 9.5%
Public Safety Canada 1,130 83 100 -17 7.3% 8.8%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada 1,049 59 88 -29 5.6% 8.4%
Privy Council Office 964 37 84 -47 3.8% 8.7%
Library and Archives Canada 909 43 77 -34 4.7% 8.5%
Elections Canada 876 54 82 -28 6.2% 9.3%
Public Service Commission of Canada 840 83 77 6 9.9% 9.2%
Department of Finance Canada 817 41 65 -24 5.0% 8.0%
Courts Administration Service 718 38 67 -29 5.3% 9.4%
Canadian Space Agency 638 42 54 -12 6.6% 8.4%
Infrastructure Canada 628 34 53 -19 5.4% 8.5%
Canada School of Public Service 598 42 54 -12 7.0% 9.1%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 593 42 56 -14 7.1% 9.4%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 512 29 47 -18 5.7% 9.3%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada 494 29 46 -17 5.9% 9.4%
Canadian Grain Commission 433 16 34 -18 3.7% 7.8%
Impact Assessment Agency of Canadatable 1 note 4 423 29 35 -6 6.9% 8.3%
Parole Board of Canada 418 24 40 -16 5.7% 9.6%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 350 12 32 -20 3.4% 9.2%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 337 17 32 -15 5.0% 9.5%
Canadian Transportation Agency 301 17 28 -11 5.6% 9.2%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 297 13 27 -14 4.4% 9.2%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 292 17 26 -9 5.8% 8.9%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 272 25 25 0 9.2% 9.3%
Canadian Human Rights Commission 218 36 20 16 16.5% 9.0%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 218 10 17 -7 4.6% 7.9%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 209 19 18 1 9.1% 8.7%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 153 table 1 note * 14 table 1 note * table 1 note * 9.3%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 141 10 13 -3 7.1% 9.3%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 105 table 1 note * 10 table 1 note * table 1 note * 9.1%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 74 table 1 note * 6 table 1 note * table 1 note * 8.7%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP 74 table 1 note * 7 table 1 note * table 1 note * 8.8%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 70 7 7 0 10.0% 9.6%
Canadian Dairy Commission 69 table 1 note * 6 table 1 note * table 1 note * 8.9%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 58 table 1 note * 5 table 1 note * table 1 note * 8.9%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 39 table 1 note * 4 table 1 note * table 1 note * 9.4%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 33 table 1 note * 3 table 1 note * table 1 note * 8.5%
International Joint Commission 26 table 1 note * 2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 8.5%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 table 1 note * 2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 9.2%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 table 1 note * 2 table 1 note * table 1 note * 8.8%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 20 0 2 -2 0.0% 9.7%
Copyright Board Canada 15 table 1 note * 1 table 1 note * table 1 note * 8.5%
RCMP External Review Committee 14 0 1 -1 0 8.4%
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 6 0 0 0 0.0% 7.2%
Totaltable 1 note 5 228,345 12,893 20,612 -7,719 5.6% 9.0%

2020 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for persons with disabilities 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  Persons with disabilities
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). 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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Employment and Social Development Canada 25,553 1,561 2,441 -880 6.1% 9.6%
National Defencetable 2 note 1 24,943 1,388 2,242 -854 5.6% 9.0%
Correctional Service Canada 17,253 1,067 1,615 -548 6.2% 9.4%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 15,940 798 1,494 -696 5.0% 9.4%
Canada Border Services Agency 13,666 508 1,282 -774 3.7% 9.4%
Fisheries and Oceans Canadatable 2 note 2 11,909 489 980 -491 4.1% 8.2%
Health Canadatable 2 note 3 10,553 519 901 -382 4.9% 8.5%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff) 7,740 311 730 -419 4.0% 9.4%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 7,452 338 708 -370 4.5% 9.5%
Environment and Climate Change Canada 6,849 341 555 -214 5.0% 8.1%
Shared Services Canada 6,686 400 649 -249 6.0% 9.7%
Global Affairs Canada 6,180 240 564 -324 3.9% 9.1%
Transport Canada 5,443 241 447 -206 4.4% 8.2%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5,160 228 453 -225 4.4% 8.8%
Statistics Canada 5,071 291 425 -134 5.7% 8.4%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canadatable 2 note 3 4,879 245 440 -195 5.0% 9.0%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,810 223 408 -185 4.6% 8.5%
Department of Justice Canada 4,670 279 385 -106 6.0% 8.2%
Natural Resources Canada 4,188 192 345 -153 4.6% 8.2%
Veterans Affairs Canada 3,136 223 298 -75 7.1% 9.5%
Public Health Agency of Canada 2,142 119 175 -56 5.6% 8.2%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 2,085 129 183 -54 6.2% 8.8%
Canadian Heritage 1,709 88 157 -69 5.1% 9.2%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 1,402 64 133 -69 4.6% 9.5%
Public Safety Canada 1,157 74 103 -29 6.4% 8.9%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada 987 54 83 -29 5.5% 8.4%
Library and Archives Canada 963 46 82 -36 4.8% 8.5%
Privy Council Office 910 37 79 -42 4.1% 8.7%
Public Service Commission of Canada 863 73 79 -6 8.5% 9.2%
Department of Finance Canada 792 36 63 -27 4.5% 8.0%
Courts Administration Service 719 40 68 -28 5.6% 9.4%
Elections Canada 713 46 66 -20 6.5% 9.2%
Canada School of Public Service 607 36 55 -19 5.9% 9.1%
Canadian Space Agency 606 36 51 -15 5.9% 8.5%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 566 27 53 -26 4.8% 9.4%
Infrastructure Canada 539 23 46 -23 4.3% 8.5%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 493 23 46 -23 4.7% 9.2%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada 438 24 41 -17 5.5% 9.4%
Parole Board of Canada 425 22 41 -19 5.2% 9.7%
Canadian Grain Commission 418 16 33 -17 3.8% 7.8%
lmpact Assessment Agency of Canadatable 2 note 4 389 14 32 -18 3.6% 8.3%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 319 10 29 -19 3.1% 9.1%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 303 10 29 -19 3.3% 9.4%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 263 11 24 -13 4.2% 9.2%
Canadian Transportation Agency 260 14 24 -10 5.4% 9.3%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 237 21 22 -1 8.9% 9.3%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 226 13 20 -7 5.8% 8.9%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 211 10 17 -7 4.7% 7.9%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 205 14 18 -4 6.8% 8.7%
Canadian Human Rights Commission 204 32 18 14 15.7% 9.0%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 147 table 2 note * 14 table 2 note * table 2 note * 9.3%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 139 9 13 -4 6.5% 9.4%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 94 table 2 note * 9 table 2 note * table 2 note * 9.1%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 75 table 2 note * 7 table 2 note * table 2 note * 8.8%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP 68 table 2 note * 6 table 2 note * table 2 note * 9.0%
Canadian Dairy Commission 64 table 2 note * 6 table 2 note * table 2 note * 9.0%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 62 6 6 0 9.7% 9.7%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 55 table 2 note * 5 table 2 note * table 2 note * 8.9%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 36 table 2 note * 3 table 2 note * table 2 note * 9.4%
International Joint Commission 28 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 8.5%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 26 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 8.3%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 9.0%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 20 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 8.7%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 19 table 2 note * 2 table 2 note * table 2 note * 9.6%
Copyright Board Canada 14 0 1 -1 0.0% 8.3%
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 9 0 1 -1 0.0% 7.7%
RCMP External Review Committee 9 0 1 -1 0.0% 8.7%
Totaltable 2 note 5 214,120 11,087 19,314 -8,227 5.2% 9.0%

2019 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for persons with disabilities 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  Persons with disabilities
Designated group members Expected numberTable 3 note 6 GapTable 3 note 7 Representation Workforce availability estimate (WFA)Table 3 note 8

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.

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Employment and Social Development Canada 24,142 1,502 2,303 -801 6.2% 9.5%
National DefenceTable 3 note 1 23,996 1,418 2,154 -736 5.9% 9.0%
Correctional Service Canada 17,071 1,015 1,599 -584 5.9% 9.4%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 14,549 747 1,358 -611 5.1% 9.3%
Canada Border Services Agency  13,246 468 1,242 -774 3.5% 9.4%
Fisheries and Oceans CanadaTable 3 note 2 11,211 465 922 -457 4.1% 8.2%
Health CanadaTable 3 note 3 10,122 544 865 -321 5.4% 8.5%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff)  7,271 285 688 -403 3.9% 9.5%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 6,896 310 654 -344 4.5% 9.5%
Environment and Climate Change Canada  6,436 308 522 -214 4.8% 8.1%
Shared Services Canada 6,071 364 590 -226 6.0% 9.7%
Global Affairs Canada  5,873 220 536 -316 3.7% 9.1%
Transport Canada 5,299 224 435 -211 4.2% 8.2%
Statistics Canada 5,008 293 420 -127 5.9% 8.4%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  4,986 220 439 -219 4.4% 8.8%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,636 197 393 -196 4.2% 8.5%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern AffairsTable 3 note 3 4,551 240 411 -171 5.3% 9.0%
Department of Justice Canada  4,433 278 365 -87 6.3% 8.2%
Natural Resources Canada 4,095 186 337 -151 4.5% 8.2%
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,883 222 274 -52 7.7% 9.5%
Public Health Agency of Canada  2,112 116 173 -57 5.5% 8.2%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,941 123 170 -47 6.3% 8.8%
Canadian Heritage 1,700 89 157 -68 5.2% 9.2%
Public Safety Canada  1,150 76 102 -26 6.6% 8.9%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 1,083 50 102 -52 4.6% 9.5%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada  970 62 81 -19 6.4% 8.4%
Privy Council Office  962 35 84 -49 3.6% 8.7%
Library and Archives Canada 897 40 76 -36 4.5% 8.5%
Public Service Commission of Canada 799 55 73 -18 6.9% 9.1%
Department of Finance Canada 764 26 61 -35 3.4% 7.9%
Courts Administration Service  638 40 60 -20 6.3% 9.3%
Canadian Space Agency 605 33 51 -18 5.5% 8.4%
Elections Canada  598 37 55 -18 6.2% 9.2%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 551 31 52 -21 5.6% 9.4%
Canada School of Public Service  530 31 49 -18 5.8% 9.2%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  446 15 41 -26 3.4% 9.3%
Infrastructure Canada  442 22 38 -16 5.0% 8.5%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada  435 27 41 -14 6.2% 9.3%
Canadian Grain Commission 418 18 33 -15 4.3% 7.8%
Parole Board of Canada  388 22 37 -15 5.7% 9.6%
Impact Assessment Agency of CanadaTable 3 note 4 295 7 25 -18 2.4% 8.3%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 293 11 27 -16 3.8% 9.4%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 281 11 26 -15 3.9% 9.2%
Canadian Transportation Agency 243 13 22 -9 5.3% 9.2%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 223 7 20 -13 3.1% 9.2%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario  208 18 19 -1 8.7% 9.3%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 199 8 16 -8 4.0% 7.9%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 189 12 16 -4 6.3% 8.7%
Canadian Human Rights Commission  184 32 17 15 17.4% 9.1%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 153 7 14 -7 4.6% 9.4%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 123 11 11 0 8.9% 9.3%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 117 Table 3 note * 10 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 8.9%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  68 Table 3 note * 6 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 9.2%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 68 Table 3 note * 6 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 8.8%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 65 7 6 1 10.8% 9.6%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP  65 Table 3 note * 6 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 9.3%
Canadian Dairy Commission 63 Table 3 note * 6 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 9.3%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 54 Table 3 note * 5 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 8.8%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 32 Table 3 note * 3 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 9.3%
International Joint Commission  27 Table 3 note * 2 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 8.6%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 23 Table 3 note * 2 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 8.5%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 Table 3 note * 2 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 9.1%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 Table 3 note * 2 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 8.8%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  20 Table 3 note * 2 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 9.7%
Copyright Board Canada 14 0 1 -1 0.0% 8.3%
RCMP External Review Committee 7 0 1 -1 0.0% 7.6%
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 5 Table 3 note * 1 Table 3 note * Table 3 note * 7.6%
TotalTable 3 note 5 203,268 10,622 18,317 -7,695 5.2% 9.0%

2018 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for persons with disabilities 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  Persons with disabilities
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 *

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Employment and Social Development Canada 23,355 1,380 962 418 5.9% 4.1%
National DefenceTable 4 note 1 22,644 1,383 1,044 339 6.1% 4.6%
Correctional Service Canada 16,770 1,063 793 270 6.3% 4.7%
Canada Border Services Agency  13,107 473 667 -194 3.6% 5.1%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 12,854 694 538 156 5.4% 4.2%
Fisheries and Oceans CanadaTable 4 note 2 10,347 460 464 -4 4.4% 4.5%
Health CanadaTable 4 note 3 9,180 494 381 113 5.4% 4.2%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff)  6,986 280 316 -36 4.0% 4.5%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 6,146 291 257 34 4.7% 4.2%
Environment and Climate Change Canada  6,131 282 254 28 4.6% 4.1%
Global Affairs Canada  5,724 219 223 -4 3.8% 3.9%
Shared Services Canada 5,334 334 216 118 6.3% 4.0%
Transport Canada 4,956 217 213 4 4.4% 4.3%
Statistics Canada 4,852 286 200 86 5.9% 4.1%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  4,798 199 196 3 4.1% 4.1%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,614 189 199 -10 4.1% 4.3%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern AffairsTable 4 note 3 4,423 242 180 62 5.5% 4.1%
Department of Justice Canada  4,367 244 178 66 5.6% 4.1%
Natural Resources Canada 3,916 149 161 -12 3.8% 4.1%
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,617 202 109 93 7.7% 4.1%
Public Health Agency of Canada  1,966 109 81 28 5.5% 4.1%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,790 104 69 35 5.8% 3.9%
Canadian Heritage 1,661 80 67 13 4.8% 4.0%
Public Safety Canada  1,036 73 41 32 7.0% 4.0%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada  987 54 42 12 5.5% 4.2%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 897 42 38 4 4.7% 4.2%
Privy Council Office  874 40 34 6 4.6% 3.9%
Library and Archives Canada 871 39 36 3 4.5% 4.2%
Department of Finance Canada 753 28 28 0 3.7% 3.7%
Public Service Commission of Canada 738 63 30 33 8.5% 4.0%
Courts Administration Service  600 37 25 12 6.2% 4.2%
Elections Canada  596 38 24 14 6.4% 4.0%
Canadian Space Agency 588 33 24 9 5.6% 4.1%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 556 32 22 10 5.8% 4.0%
Canada School of Public Service  511 38 21 17 7.4% 4.0%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada  425 28 17 11 6.6% 4.0%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  417 14 17 -3 3.4% 4.0%
Canadian Grain Commission 415 24 18 6 5.8% 4.4%
Parole Board of Canada  372 22 16 6 5.9% 4.2%
Infrastructure Canada  355 14 14 0 3.9% 3.9%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 290 12 12 0 4.1% 4.0%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 268 12 11 1 4.5% 4.0%
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency  258 9 10 -1 3.5% 4.0%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 234 10 9 1 4.3% 3.9%
Canadian Transportation Agency 209 15 8 7 7.2% 3.9%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario  206 21 8 13 10.2% 4.0%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 204 13 8 5 6.4% 4.1%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 190 7 8 -1 3.7% 4.3%
Canadian Human Rights Commission  180 36 7 29 20.0% 4.0%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 150 9 6 3 6.0% 3.9%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 127 9 5 4 7.1% 4.2%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 91 Table 4 note * 4 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 3.9%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  76 Table 4 note * 3 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 3.8%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 70 8 3 5 11.4% 4.0%
Canadian Dairy Commission 66 Table 4 note * 3 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 3.9%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 61 Table 4 note * 2 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 3.8%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 57 Table 4 note * 2 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 3.9%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP  54 Table 4 note * 2 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 4.0%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 29 Table 4 note * 1 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 4.0%
International Joint Commission  24 Table 4 note * 1 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 4.0%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 22 Table 4 note * 1 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 3.8%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 20 Table 4 note * 1 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 3.8%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  16 0 1 -1 0.0% 3.9%
Copyright Board Canada 15 0 1 -1 0.0% 3.8%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 15 Table 4 note * 1 Table 4 note * Table 4 note * 3.9%
RCMP External Review Committee 6 0 0 0 0.0% 3.7%
TotalTable 4 note 4 192,467 10,181 8,330 1,851 5.3% 4.3%

2017 dataset: Employment equity public service representation for persons with disabilities 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  Persons with disabilities
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 1

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 1,382 931 451 6.1% 4.1%
National DefenceTable 5 note 1 22,060 1,381 1,022 359 6.3% 4.6%
Correctional Service Canada 16,780 1,075 795 280 6.4% 4.7%
Canada Border Services Agency  13,148 504 668 -164 3.8% 5.1%
Public Services and Procurement Canada 11,790 698 491 207 5.9% 4.2%
Fisheries and Oceans CanadaTable 5 note 2 9,479 471 427 44 5.0% 4.5%
Health Canada 8,856 507 369 138 5.7% 4.2%
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Civilian Staff)  6,561 271 297 -26 4.1% 4.5%
Environment and Climate Change Canada  5,983 287 248 39 4.8% 4.2%
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 5,647 279 235 44 4.9% 4.2%
Global Affairs Canada  5,596 220 218 2 3.9% 3.9%
Shared Services Canada 4,901 317 198 119 6.5% 4.0%
Statistics Canada 4,807 285 199 86 5.9% 4.1%
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada  4,629 217 190 27 4.7% 4.1%
Transport Canada 4,585 202 197 5 4.4% 4.3%
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 4,516 181 194 -13 4.0% 4.3%
Department of Justice Canada  4,280 249 174 75 5.8% 4.1%
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs 4,144 238 169 69 5.7% 4.1%
Natural Resources Canada 3,894 166 160 6 4.3% 4.1%
Veterans Affairs Canada 2,559 211 106 105 8.2% 4.1%
Public Health Agency of Canada  2,014 125 83 42 6.2% 4.1%
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 1,702 114 66 48 6.7% 3.9%
Canadian Heritage 1,603 85 64 21 5.3% 4.0%
Public Safety Canada  989 77 39 38 7.8% 4.0%
Public Prosecution Service of Canada  970 57 41 16 5.9% 4.2%
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 875 48 37 11 5.5% 4.2%
Library and Archives Canada 803 37 33 4 4.6% 4.2%
Public Service Commission of Canada 724 70 29 41 9.7% 4.0%
Department of Finance Canada 715 30 26 4 4.2% 3.7%
Privy Council Office  705 32 28 4 4.5% 4.0%
Courts Administration Service  601 32 25 7 5.3% 4.1%
Canadian Space Agency 569 33 23 10 5.8% 4.1%
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 560 34 22 12 6.1% 4.0%
Canada School of Public Service  540 40 22 18 7.4% 4.0%
Elections Canada  531 34 21 13 6.4% 4.0%
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  435 14 17 -3 3.2% 4.0%
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada  425 25 17 8 5.9% 4.1%
Canadian Grain Commission 420 23 18 5 5.5% 4.4%
Parole Board of Canada  381 20 16 4 5.2% 4.2%
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions 298 8 12 -4 2.7% 4.0%
Infrastructure Canada  289 11 11 0 3.8% 3.9%
Western Economic Diversification Canada 258 13 10 3 5.0% 4.0%
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency  255 9 10 -1 3.5% 4.0%
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 235 11 9 2 4.7% 3.9%
Transportation Safety Board of Canada 197 6 8 -2 3.0% 4.3%
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 196 13 8 5 6.6% 4.1%
Canadian Transportation Agency 190 13 7 6 6.8% 3.9%
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario  188 18 8 10 9.6% 4.0%
Canadian Human Rights Commission  163 29 7 22 17.8% 4.0%
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 149 10 6 4 6.7% 3.9%
Office of the Governor General's Secretary 135 8 6 2 5.9% 4.2%
Women and Gender Equality Canada 83 6 3 3 7.2% 4.0%
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency  72 Table 5 note * 3 Table 5 note * Table 5 note * 3.9%
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 71 7 3 4 9.9% 4.1%
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada 67 Table 5 note * 3 Table 5 note * Table 5 note * 3.9%
Canadian Dairy Commission 57 0 2 -2 0.0% 3.9%
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada 56 Table 5 note * 2 Table 5 note * Table 5 note * 3.9%
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP  55 Table 5 note * 2 Table 5 note * Table 5 note * 4.0%
Military Grievances External Review Committee 39 Table 5 note * 2 Table 5 note * Table 5 note * 3.9%
International Joint Commission  25 Table 5 note * 1 Table 5 note * Table 5 note * 4.0%
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada 23 Table 5 note * 1 Table 5 note * Table 5 note * 3.9%
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 22 Table 5 note * 1 Table 5 note * Table 5 note * 3.9%
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada 22 Table 5 note * 1 Table 5 note * Table 5 note * 3.9%
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat  20 0 1 -1 0.0% 4.0%
Copyright Board Canada 12 0 0 0 0.0% 3.8%
RCMP External Review Committee 5 0 0 0 0.0% 3.6%
TotalTable 5 note 3 185,484 10,259 8,047 2,212 5.5% 4.3%
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