Statistics Canada
Senior managers at Statistics Canada handing out coffee to employees  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • Along with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, Statistics Canada offers retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options to help those nearing retirement transition -- and the organization also extends health benefits to retirees (with no age limit and 50% premium coverage)
  • Statistics Canada supports employees who are new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (up to a full year of paid leave) and provides parental top-up to new fathers and adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for up to 37 weeks)
  • Additionally, new parents can extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence and employees working at the organization's main office in Ottawa can take advantage of onsite daycare
Statistics Canada employees showing off their wellness calendars  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, statistical agency
Established in Canada 1918
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Gatineau QC, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Sturgeon Falls ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Regina SK, Sherbrooke QC
Full-time employees in Canada 5,275
Part-time employees in Canada 396
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 50 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Scope of charitable involvement national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

  • Statistics Canada manages a variety of recruitment and development programs for new and recent graduates in various roles, including financial advisor, human resources, information technology, and economics and sociology
  • Programs typically feature extensive in-house training and a variety of workplace rotations to provide participants with diverse assignments
  • The StatCan Young Professionals Network has helped organize a number of events and resources for young people, including the inaugural Big Ideas Conference, a quarterly newsletter, Coffee with the Chief Statistician, speed mentoring, job shadowing, and the creation of the Student Survival Guide to Working Successfully -- the network has also been consulted as a focus group by corporate committees, project teams, and other working groups
Governor General Julie Payette (centre) meeting members of Statistics Canada's young professionals employee network  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, statistical agency
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Gatineau QC, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Sturgeon Falls ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Regina SK, Sherbrooke QC
Full-time employees in Canada 5,275
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives participates in the Public Service Commission's annual post-secondary recruitment campaign and visits a number of campuses in the fall

The Career Directory

Statistics Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Lila Turenne, Timothee Nsiama and Carmille Brown from the Communications and Dissemination Branch of Statistics Canada

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, statistical agency
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Gatineau QC, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Winnipeg MB, Toronto ON, Sturgeon Falls ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Regina SK, Sherbrooke QC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Other info for new grads Statistics Canada's recruitment and development programs include a combination of training sessions, workplace rotations, mentoring, on-the-job training and off-site training. The department also maintains a formal network for young employees, called the StatCan Young Professionals Network, which acts as a forum to discuss and take on initiatives to promote positive change within the agency.
Typical new grad positions Economist, Financial Analyst, Methodologist, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Junior Human Resources Officer, Junior Financial Officer
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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