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Catalogue number: Catalogue number: 11-629-x

Issue number: 2015026

Release date: January 17, 2012
Join a world leader - Statistics Canada - Transcript

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Okay, stop.

We know lots of places out there are looking for the best and the brightest minds.

We understand that. And guess what? So are we.

We'd like to present our case to you. Calmly, quietly, and without a whole lot of bells and whistles.

Well, maybe one tiny bell.

We are Statistics Canada - providing Canadians access to a trusted source of information.

Information, data, and numbers are our passion.

We collect them. We analyze them. And we share our findings with Canadians, governments, institutions, and business.

So, what's this got to do with you?

We're looking for the next generation of economists, systems programmers, sociologists, mathematicians, health scientists, accountants, geographers, statisticians; to help us put together the numbers Canada needs to succeed.

We need new people in dozens of specialties who will help us to design great survey instruments, get them out, get the data in, analyze and interpret it and get it into the hands of Canadians so they can make informed decisions.

We need good people to help us generate good numbers.

You see, good numbers, properly interpreted and analyzed, translate to human impact on a major scale.

Statistics don't just record, statistics inform decisions.

They are used to make decisions on salaries, tuition, the environment, housing, employment programs, social programs, interest rates – every aspect of our society and economy.

It's huge. It requires talent. It requires innovation and high standards.

And you can be a part of it.

Still with us? Good. Here's where it gets even more interesting.

We've been recognized as one of Canada's top 100 employers, as one of Canada's best Diversity Employers, and as one of the top statistical agencies in the world.

Our headquarters is located on a single, campus-style community in one of the most amazing locations in the country.

If you do anything, you can do it here.

Speaking of amazing, we also have regional offices across the country offering tremendous opportunity from coast to coast.

The word "career" has meaning here.

You work with some of the best minds in the world, and they are the folks who are your mentors and coaches.

You'll have access to all senior managers including the Chief Statistician. That's just how we work.

You can stay in your specialty area or move around and learn new expertise as you go.

We support the idea of you letting your talents and interests shine, and even helping discover and grow new ones.

Now, if you were reading an old-fashioned brochure right now, this would be the part where it would say: "We offer stable employment, competitive packages, and a management team that fosters a positive environment."

Thing is, it's true. We do offer all that stuff, plus we offer flex time; we have on-site day care at our headquarters in Ottawa-Gatineau; we have a variety of strategies to help you fit in, learning and development programs, and people to help you get what you need.

And from fitness and sports opportunities to activities at lunch and a place for meditation well, we take our little community pretty seriously.

So here's what we really want.

We want you to come and work here.

The work you do at Statistics Canada has real meaning, with output that doesn't just disappear into thin air, or into some chamber of records.

Yes, we're all about good numbers – and good people, too.

We are passionate about being our nation's trusted source of information, helping Canada make good decisions, each and every day.

That takes teamwork, imagination, creativity, high standards, talent, and passion.

That's why we've been talking to you.

Now it's your turn. If you think you've got what it takes, then talk to us before you talk to anyone else because as the best, we want the best.

Join a world leader. Statistics Canada.

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