Population of the Federal Public Service by Province

About the Data

When reading the table below, the following information applies:

  • Source of Information: Pay System as of st of each year.
  • The Federal Public Service (FPS) consists of two population segments: the Core Public Administration (CPA) and Separate agencies (SA).
  • CPA departments and agencies are named in schedules I and IV of the Financial Administration Act. The Treasury Board is the employer of this segment of the FPS.
  • Separate agencies are named in Schedule V of the Act. Separate agencies conduct their own negotiations or set their own classification levels for their employees.
  • Included in this information are:
    • Active employees of all employment tenures (Indeterminate, Term, Casual and Student)
    • Governor-in-Council appointees
    • Deputy Ministers
    • Federal Judges
  • Excluded from this information are:
    • Inactive employees (i.e. employees on leave without pay)
    • Ministers' exempt staff
    • Employees locally engaged outside of Canada
    • RCMP Regular Force members
    • RCMP Civilian Members
    • Canadian Forces members
  • Population counts for the following separate agencies are not included because their employee information is not available in the Pay System:
    • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
    • National Capital Commission
    • Canada Investment and Savings
    • Canadian Forces Non-Public Funds
    • Security Intelligence Review Committee (before 2010)
Year Province
NL PE NS NB QCtable note 1 NCRtable note 2 ONtable note 3 MB SK AB BC YK NT NU Outside of Canada Not Availabletable note 4 Grand Total
2000 4,826 2,806 10,039 6,818 28,696 75,200 32,598 9,678 5,408 12,636 20,529 589 635 66 1,401 0 211,925
2001 4,857 3,098 10,548 7,202 29,936 80,061 34,525 10,494 5,734 13,211 21,485 582 629 146 1,425 0 223,933
2002 5,079 3,182 11,001 7063 31,306 87,154 36,647 10,628 5,847 13,809 22,623 631 650 192 1,439 0 237,251
2003 5,005 3,106 11,270 7,192 31,018 91,984 37,047 10,717 5,894 14,038 22,716 422 662 195 1,471 0 242,737
2004 4,862 3,237 11,179 7,194 31,178 93,548 36,561 10,873 5,983 14,243 22,503 395 673 216 1,513 0 244,158
2005 4,881 3,132 11,273 7,169 30,700 93,936 36,338 10,963 5,934 14,236 22,652 378 679 205 1,495 0 243,971
2006 5,021 3,157 11,534 7,458 31,068 96,934 37,041 11,176 6,028 14,725 22,972 382 691 215 1,530 0 249,932
2007 5,160 3,301 11,719 7,590 31,142 100,329 37,002 11,201 6,204 14,984 23,149 412 712 229 1,488 0 254,622
2008 5,425 3,401 11,678 7,934 31,719 105,093 37,590 11,561 6,462 15,276 24,141 423 729 235 1,447 0 263,114
2009 5,597 3,376 12,078 8,374 32,423 110,681 39,566 11,894 6,661 15,990 24,819 427 739 238 1,507 0 274,370
2010 5,489 3,381 12,088 8,565 33,446 114,950 40,851 11,963 6,683 16,520 26,035 425 768 253 1,563 0 282,980
2011 5,222 3,257 11,844 8,672 33,043 116,357 40,764 11,614 6,597 16,228 25,650 441 746 277 1,640 0 282,352
2012 5,162 3,289 11,630 8,173 32,421 114,656 40,767 11,518 6,476 15,651 25,377 423 680 287 1,582 0 278,092
2013 4,792 3,216 10,807 7,877 30,683 108,433 38,889 10,693 6,072 14,758 23,797 378 612 282 1,528 0 262,817
2014 4,605 3,119 10,598 7,899 29,742 107,247 37,746 10,326 5,957 14,447 22,801 363 487 285 1,516 0 257,138
2015 4,711 3,115 10,549 8,281 29,374 107,288 37,791 10,088 5,884 14,428 22,923 367 472 286 1,477 0 257,034
2016 4,562 3,135 10,436 8,328 29,548 107,375 37,906 10,019 5,902 14,803 22,824 378 491 281 1,450 1,541 258,979
2017 4,783 3,146 10,100 8,354 28,723 107,969 37,419 10,087 5,814 14,914 22,384 347 493 285 1,341 6,537 262,696

Province - Table Notes

Note 1

Quebec, excluding the National Capital Region

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Note 2

National Capital Region

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Note 3

Ontario, excluding the National Capital Region

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Note 4

A portion of the 2016 and 2017 geographic data is not available due to changes in the central data systems.

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These data present population counts by province for the Federal Public Service (i.e. all departments and agencies governed by the Financial Administration Act (FAA) Schedules I, IV and V) from to .

Glossary of Key Terms

To assist you with your analysis of Federal Public Service human resources data, we have compiled a glossary of key terms that are used in many of the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer's (OCHRO) demographic snapshots and reports. This glossary has been developed to help provide a common language across OCHRO's demographic snapshots and reports.

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