Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and linguistic status of incumbents

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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.

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When reading the tables below, the following information applies:

  • Source: Pay System and Position Classification Information System as of March 31st of each yesr 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.
  • Overall population data is from the Pay System while official language information (language requirements of the position and linguistic status of incumbents) is from the position classification information system. Please note that because the pay system is the source for the base population, the data shown here will not match that shown in the Official Languages Annual Report.

Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and linguistic status of incumbents (as of March 31, 2021)

Linguistic status of incumbents All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSTable 2021 note 1 % of EETable 2021 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2021 note 1 % of EETable 2021 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2021 note 1 % of EETable 2021 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2021 note 1 % of EETable 2021 note 2 group
Meets 90,270 96.5 54,209 60.1 96.9 3,733 4.1 97.2 4,678 5.2 96.0 14,473 16.0 96.2
Exempt 2,266 2.4 1,189 52.5 2.1 72 3.2 1.9 148 6.5 3.0 407 18.0 2.7
Must Meet 50 0.1 15 30.0 0.0 Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * 15 30.0 0.1
Incomplete 910 1.0 510 56.0 0.9 Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * Table 2021 note * 148 16.3 1.0
TotalTable 2021 note 3 93,496 100.0 55,923 59.8 100.0 3,841 4.1 100.0 4,871 5.2 100.0 15,043 16.1 100.0

Table 2021 Notes

Table 2021 Note 1

LS: Linguistic status of incumbent

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Table 2021 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2021 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 2021 Note 4

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

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and linguistic status of incumbents (as of March 31, 2020)

Linguistic status of incumbents All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSTable 2020 note 1 % of EETable 2020 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2020 note 1 % of EETable 2020 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2020 note 1 % of EETable 2020 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2020 note 1 % of EETable 2020 note 2 group
Meets 84,795 95.6 50,614 59.7 96.1 3,352 4.0 96.4 3,881 4.6 95.1 12,727 15.0 94.7
Exempt 3,247 3.7 1,748 53.8 3.3 103 3.2 3.0 175 5.4 4.3 593 18.3 4.4
Must Meet 35 0.0 12 34.3 0.0 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * 0 0.0 0.0 7 20.0 0.1
Incomplete 580 0.7 298 51.4 0.6 Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * Table 2020 note * 26 4.5 0.6 116 20.0 0.9
TotalTable 2020 note 3 88,657 100.0 52,672 59.4 100.0 3,477 3.9 100.0 4,082 4.6 100.0 13,443 15.2 100.0

Table 2020 Notes

Table 2020 Note 1

LS: Linguistic status of incumbent

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Table 2020 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2020 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 2020 Note 4

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

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and linguistic status of incumbents (as of March 31, 2019)

Linguistic status of incumbents All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSTable 2019 note 1 % of EETable 2019 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2019 note 1 % of EETable 2019 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2019 note 1 % of EETable 2019 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2019 note 1 % of EETable 2019 note 2 group
Meets 80,331 94.8 47,935 59.7 95.4 3,202 4.0 95.1 3,713 4.6 94.2 11,232 14.0 93.6
Exempt 3,127 3.7 1,689 54.0 3.4 106 3.4 3.1 160 5.1 4.1 535 17.1 4.5
Must Meet 40 0.0 14 35.0 0.0 Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * 8 20.0 0.1
Incomplete 1,210 1.4 620 51.2 1.2 Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * Table 2019 note * 221 18.3 1.8
TotalTable 2019 note 3 84,708 100.0 50,258 59.3 100.0 3,366 4.0 100.0 3,941 4.7 100.0 11,996 14.2 100.0

Table 2019 Notes

Table 2019 Note 1

LS: Linguistic status of incumbent

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Table 2019 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2019 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 2019 Note 4

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

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and linguistic status of incumbents (as of March 31, 2018)

Linguistic status of incumbents All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSTable 2018 note 1 % of EETable 2018 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2018 note 1 % of EETable 2018 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2018 note 1 % of EETable 2018 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2018 note 1 % of EETable 2018 note 2 group
Meets 76,875 94.9 45,853 59.6 95.5 3,031 3.9 95.0 3,528 4.6 93.5 10,054 13.1 93.6
Exempt 2,878 3.6 1,522 52.9 3.2 105 3.6 3.3 170 5.9 4.5 447 15.5 4.2
Must Meet 112 0.1 57 50.9 0.1 Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * 30 26.8 0.3
Incomplete 1,119 1.4 566 50.6 1.2 Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * Table 2018 note * 213 19.0 2.0
TotalTable 2018 note 3 80,984 100.0 47,998 59.3 100.0 3,189 3.9 100.0 3,773 4.7 100.0 10,744 13.3 100.0

Table 2018 Notes

Table 2018 Note 1

LS: Linguistic status of incumbent

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Table 2018 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2018 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 2018 Note 4

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

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Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and linguistic status of incumbents (as of March 31, 2017)

Linguistic status of incumbents All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSTable 2017 note 1 % of EETable 2017 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2017 note 1 % of EETable 2017 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2017 note 1 % of EETable 2017 note 2 group Number % of LSTable 2017 note 1 % of EETable 2017 note 2 group
Meets 73,312 95.8 43,555 59.4 96.4 2,880 3.9 96.0 3,531 4.8 94.5 9,123 12.4 94.9
Exempt 2,561 3.3 1,290 50.4 2.9 91 3.6 3.0 163 6.4 4.4 412 16.1 4.3
Must Meet 154 0.2 73 47.4 0.2 Table 2017 note * Table 2017 note * Table 2017 note * 7 4.5 0.2 20 13.0 0.2
Incomplete 482 0.6 249 51.7 0.6 Table 2017 note * Table 2017 note * Table 2017 note * 35 7.3 0.9 58 12.0 0.6
TotalTable 2017 note 3 76,509 100.0 45,167 59.0 100.0 2,999 3.9 100.0 3,736 4.9 100.0 9,613 12.6 100.0

Table 2017 Notes

Table 2017 Note 1

LS: Linguistic status of incumbent

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Table 2017 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2017 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 2017 Note 4

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

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