Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and level of second language proficiency required - oral interaction

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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 level of second language proficiency required) 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 level of second language proficiency required - oral interaction (as of March 31, 2021)

Level of second language proficiency requiredTable 2021 note 3 All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSLPRTable 2021 note 1 % of EETable 2021 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2021 note 1 % of EETable 2021 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2021 note 1 % of EETable 2021 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2021 note 1 % of EETable 2021 note 2 group
Level C 34,795 37.2 21,101 60.6 37.7 1,446 4.2 37.6 1,828 5.3 37.5 4,975 14.3 33.1
Level B 57,108 61.1 34,021 59.6 60.8 2,367 4.1 61.6 2,996 5.2 61.5 9,945 17.4 66.1
Level A 331 0.4 59 17.8 0.1 14 4.2 0.4 11 3.3 0.2 29 8.8 0.2
Other 1,262 1.3 742 58.8 1.3 14 1.1 0.4 36 2.9 0.7 94 7.4 0.6
TotalTable 2021 note 4 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

LSLPR: Level of second language proficiency required

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Table 2021 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2021 Note 3

The levels required in second language proficiency refer only to oral interaction (understanding and speaking). The “Other” category refers to positions that require Code P (specialized proficiency) or that do not require any oral interaction skills in the second language.

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Table 2021 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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and level of second language proficiency required - oral interaction (as of March 31, 2020)

Level of second language proficiency requiredTable 2020 note 3 All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSLPRTable 2020 note 1 % of EETable 2020 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2020 note 1 % of EETable 2020 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2020 note 1 % of EETable 2020 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2020 note 1 % of EETable 2020 note 2 group
Level C 32,182 36.3 19,467 60.5 37.0 1,268 3.9 36.5 1,497 4.7 36.7 4,270 13.3 31.8
Level B 54,765 61.8 32,334 59.0 61.4 2,182 4.0 62.8 2,527 4.6 61.9 9,029 16.5 67.2
Level A 329 0.4 59 17.9 0.1 9 2.7 0.3 12 3.6 0.3 25 7.6 0.2
Other 1,381 1.6 812 58.8 1.5 18 1.3 0.5 46 3.3 1.1 119 8.6 0.9
TotalTable 2020 note 4 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

LSLPR: Level of second language proficiency required

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Table 2020 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2020 Note 3

The levels required in second language proficiency refer only to oral interaction (understanding and speaking). The “Other” category refers to positions that require Code P (specialized proficiency) or that do not require any oral interaction skills in the second language.

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Table 2020 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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and level of second language proficiency required - oral interaction (as of March 31, 2019)

Level of second language proficiency requiredTable 2019 note 3 All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSLPRTable 2019 note 1 % of EETable 2019 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2019 note 1 % of EETable 2019 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2019 note 1 % of EETable 2019 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2019 note 1 % of EETable 2019 note 2 group
Level C 30,122 35.6 18,268 60.6 36.3 1,189 3.9 35.3 1,429 4.7 36.3 3,728 12.4 31.1
Level B 52,893 62.4 31,126 58.8 61.9 2,152 4.1 63.9 2,460 4.7 62.4 8,158 15.4 68.0
Level A 344 0.4 69 20.1 0.1 10 2.9 0.3 14 4.1 0.4 20 5.8 0.2
Other 1,349 1.6 795 58.9 1.6 15 1.1 0.4 38 2.8 1.0 90 6.7 0.8
TotalTable 2019 note 4 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

LSLPR: Level of second language proficiency required

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Table 2019 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2019 Note 3

The levels required in second language proficiency refer only to oral interaction (understanding and speaking). The “Other” category refers to positions that require Code P (specialized proficiency) or that do not require any oral interaction skills in the second language.

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Table 2019 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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and level of second language proficiency required - oral interaction (as of March 31, 2018)

Level of second language proficiency requiredTable 2018 note 3 All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSLPRTable 2018 note 1 % of EETable 2018 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2018 note 1 % of EETable 2018 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2018 note 1 % of EETable 2018 note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2018 note 1 % of EETable 2018 note 2 group
Level C 28,657 35.4 17,435 60.8 36.3 1,137 4.0 35.7 1,379 4.8 36.5 3,316 11.6 30.9
Level B 50,702 62.6 29,727 58.6 61.9 2,025 4.0 63.5 2,343 4.6 62.1 7,331 14.5 68.2
Level A 354 0.4 85 24.0 0.2 9 2.5 0.3 16 4.5 0.4 22 6.2 0.2
Other 1,271 1.6 751 59.1 1.6 18 1.4 0.6 35 2.8 0.9 75 5.9 0.7
TotalTable 2018 note 4 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

LSLPR: Level of second language proficiency required

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Table 2018 Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2018 Note 3

The levels required in second language proficiency refer only to oral interaction (understanding and speaking). The “Other” category refers to positions that require Code P (specialized proficiency) or that do not require any oral interaction skills in the second language.

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Table 2018 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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Distribution of public service of Canada employees in bilingual positions by designated group and level of second language proficiency required - oral interaction (as of March 31, 2017)

Level of second language proficiency requiredTable 2017note 3 All employees Women Indigenous peoples Persons with disabilities Members of visible minorities
Number % of all employees Number % of LSLPRTable 2017note 1 % of EETable 2017note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2017note 1 % of EETable 2017note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2017note 1 % of EETable 2017note 2 group Number % of LSLPRTable 2017note 1 % of EETable 2017note 2 group
Level C 27,081 35.4 16,466 60.8 36.5 1,073 4.0 35.8 1,375 5.1 36.8 3,009 11.1 31.3
Level B 47,811 62.5 27,864 58.3 61.7 1,899 4.0 63.3 2,313 4.8 61.9 6,515 13.6 67.8
Level A 338 0.4 91 26.9 0.2 10 3.0 0.3 14 4.1 0.4 21 6.2 0.2
Other 1,279 1.7 746 58.3 1.7 17 1.3 0.6 34 2.7 0.9 68 5.3 0.7
TotalTable 2017note 4 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 2017Notes

Table 2017Note 1

LSLPR: Level of second language proficiency required

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Table 2017Note 2

EE: Employment Equity

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Table 2017Note 3

The levels required in second language proficiency refer only to oral interaction (understanding and speaking). The “Other” category refers to positions that require Code P (specialized proficiency) or that do not require any oral interaction skills in the second language.

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Table 2017Note 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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