EC Recruitment and Development – Analysis Stream

1. What does an EC Analyst do at Statistics Canada?

EC Recruitment and Development Program (EC‑RDP) – Analysis Stream

Are you looking for a productive working environment with excellent job mobility and diverse opportunities for growth? If you are, this is the opportunity for you!

The EC Recruitment and Development Program (Analysis Stream) combines practical, on-the-job experience, which usually consists of two 12-month rotational assignments, with mandatory formal training. While in the program, you will be assigned a mentor and work closely with a human resources program manager. Recruits must successfully meet all program requirements and complete their mandatory training prior to graduating from the program.

As an EC recruit, you will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of economic or social topics, such as Demography, Criminology, Education, Geography, Epidemiology, International Trade, Labour, Agriculture, National Accounts, Public Finance, Service Industries, Small Business, Transportation and the Census.

The EC Analyst stream at Statistics Canada is highly diversified and requires a large amount of creativity and adaptability. Most analysts develop, analyse or integrate survey results within well-defined frameworks. This allows them to maintain their skills in analytical research, empirical research and operational work.

2. Pay Rates

Please find below the link to the rates of pay for the EC group.

3. How to apply

STEP 1: Apply online

STEP 2: You will be invited to complete standardized tests. There are two rounds of tests – an unsupervised session that you can complete at home, and a supervised session that you complete at a testing centre.

What’s next?

STEP 3: Depending on your results on the standardized tests, you will be invited to a testing session by Statistics Canada to evaluate your knowledge on material relevant to the position.

STEP 4: Successful candidates will be invited to an interview.

Upon request, you must be able to provide the following documents:

  • a copy of your official university transcript;
  • proof of Canadian equivalency if you have a foreign degree or degrees.

4. Qualifications

Qualifications that are necessary for the work to be performed and that must be met in order for a person to be appointed.


Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics. (Degree earned by June 30, 2016).

* An acceptable specialization must include at least four semester-based courses (or an equivalent of two year-long courses) in one of the following areas: economics, sociology, or statistics.

These courses do not need to be part of a degree program in economics, sociology, or statistics. Equivalent courses in other programs for example, but not limited to: accounting, agriculture, criminology, commerce, data science /data analytics, demography/population studies, environmental sciences, education, epidemiology, finance, geography or health may be applicable.

Note: The term “degree” refers to the bachelor’s level or higher, as established by educational authorities.


  • Experience in analyzing social, demographic, economic, business, financial or environmental data.
  • Experience in using statistical analysis software, such as SAS, SPSS, STATA or other similar analytical software packages.
  • Experience in using quantitative methods.

*Experience can be demonstrated through employment (student or other) or academic activity.

Candidates who wish to also be considered for an EC-04 indeterminate position (not part of Statistics Canada EC Recruitment and Development Program) must meet the following essential experience criterion:

Recent and significant experience** in analyzing and interpreting social, demographic, economic, business, financial or environmental data.

**Recent and significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with

a) the publication of research or the completion and presentation of a thesis within the last three years, as part of a Master’s or Ph.D. program.


b) work experience acquired within the last three years during which the candidate performed a wide range of complex analyses and interpretations of social, demographic, economic, business, financial or environmental data.