Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada employees Sandra Mackie and Jessica Julius from the Statistical Registers and Geography Division taking part in an innovative GPS and digital mapping project

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • 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 -- additionally, the organization extends health benefits to retirees (with no age limit)
  • 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)
  • Statistics Canada encourages ongoing employee development through tuition subsidies for job-related courses, subsidies for professional accreditation, opportunities for formal mentoring, and a variety of in-house and online training programs
Gilbert Côté, Rosalie Barbeau and Michael Hinds proofreading an issue of 'The Daily', Statistics Canada's official release bulletin

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 5,239
Part-time employees in Canada 397
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 49 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why Statistics Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • Statistics Canada manages a dedicated development program to recruit recent IT graduates -- the 2-year program features diverse project assignments, which may include the design, development and enhancement of systems and information technology infrastructure to produce statistical information
  • Additionally, the organization maintains a 3-year program to help individuals interested in a career in finance gain practical on-the-job experience -- the program includes developmental work assignments and formal training in a variety of areas, such as budgeting, financial systems, accounting operations, financial policy and costing
  • The StatCan Young Professionals Network has helped create and organize a number of events and resources for young people, including the inaugural Big Ideas Conference, a quarterly newsletter for young professionals, 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
Employees of Statistics Canada participating in a team meeting

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 5,239
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives dedicated recruitment and development programs for HR, mathematical statistics, and social statistics and economics, programs typically combine formal training with on-the-job experience through developmental assignments

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
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 5,000 to 10,000
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
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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