Embracing diversity and inclusion

We are all unique, and tapping into these differences makes Statistics Canada stronger. As an employer, we understand that a diversity of perspectives, experiences and cultures ultimately makes our business more efficient and innovative. As such, Statistics Canada promotes the advantages of diversity in the federal government and offers interesting career opportunities and rewarding challenges for everyone. Whether you are, younger, older, a person with a disability, a member of a visible minority group, an Aboriginal person, a woman or an advocate of diversity in any way, you can be assured that you will be welcomed, and valued in our workplace.

Values like respect, inclusivity, cooperation and participation are already part of our culture. Your contribution to our organization can make the manifestation of these values stronger and benefit our entire workforce, our clients, yourself and all future employees.

What makes this work?

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion works on all levels, from the top down and from the ground up.

Our Senior Managers truly get involved through an Employment Equity and Diversity Program championed at the Assistant Deputy Minister level, our Chief Statistician who actively paves the way for diversity in our workplace and senior management champions who advocate inclusive initiatives.

Volunteers who are stakeholders in the challenges and benefits of diversity get personally involved by participating in employee-led working groups. The mandate of these groups is to express the needs, concerns and priorities that our organization has to consider in order to ensure that everyone feels welcome in the workplace, has opportunities for development and can fully participate in reaching our objectives. These working groups also celebrate and value the efficiency of different viewpoints through the commemoration of events such as Aboriginal Awareness Week, the Visible Minority Consultative Group Exhibit of World Cultures, Francophonie Week, etc. Some of these groups include:

  • Aboriginal Advisory Circle
  • Subcommittee on Disability Issues
  • Visible Minority Consultative Group
  • Women’s Subcommittee
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+)/Diversity Group
  • Positive Space
  • Workplace Wellness Committee
  • Young Professionals Network
  • Chiefs Network

Employment Equity and Diversity professionals are dedicated to supporting the actions of the diversity groups. Together, we work to promote diversity and support initiatives that make our workplace more inclusive for all employees.

If your ideal workplace values and leverages diversity and promotes inclusion, consider joining us here at Statistics Canada!

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