Request for information — Government

Under the authority of the Statistics Act, Statistics Canada is hereby requesting the following information, which will be used solely for statistical and research purposes and will be protected in accordance with the provisions of the Statistics Act and any other applicable law. This is a mandatory request for data.

Employment and remuneration

List of employees and work email addresses for Government of Canada employees working in Nunavut

What information is being requested?

Statistics Canada is requesting employee information for federal government employees working in Nunavut in order to create the 2021 Nunavut Government Employee Survey (NGES) survey frame. Information requested includes lists of employees, including their Personal Record Identifier (PRI), full name, sex, date of birth, department name and work email addresses.

What personal information is included in this request?

This request contains personal information such as the employee’s PRI, first name, last name, sex, date of birth, work email address and department name.

Personal identifiers including PRI, first name, last name, sex, date of birth and department name are required to update the survey frame and to perform data linkages for statistical purposes only. The data will be linked to the federal employee payroll files; data that is currently received and used by Statistics Canada, to create the 2021 NGES survey frame. Once the data are linked, direct identifiers – names, addresses, telephone numbers or other means of identifying an individual – are removed from the other data and anonymized.

What years of data will be requested?

Data from September 2020 to June 2021 is being requested.

From whom will the information be requested?

This information will be requested from federal departments with offices located in Nunavut.

The federal government in Nunavut has shifted over the years and as a result the list of departments varies over time. The list of departments with offices in Nunavut has included:

Parks Canada, Polar Knowledge Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada), Justice Canada, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Health Canada, Correctional Service Canada, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Natural Resources Canada, Public Service and Procurement Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, Privy Council Office, Public Health Agency and Public Safety Canada.

It is possible that federal departments currently not on this list may establish offices in Nunavut before the start of the 2021 NGES collection in April 2021 and therefore become part of the target population.

Why is this information being requested?

Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement aims to increase Inuit participation in government employment to a representative level through an ongoing Nunavut Inuit Labour Force Analysis (NILFA). By strengthening Inuit representation in public institutions in Nunavut, the NILFA is supporting Inuit self-determination. As a signatory to the Nunavut Agreement, the NILFA is a federal government obligation.

Statistics Canada is requesting this data to verify and update employee payroll data (already held by Statistics Canada’s Labour Statistics Division) which is used to create the Government of Canada component of the NGES frame. Work email address will also be used to send the electronic questionnaire link to Government of Canada employees in Nunavut.

As part of the NILFA, the NGES was designed to collect data on Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement regarding their availability, interest and level of preparedness for government employment. This data informs the development of Inuit Employment Plans and Pre-Employment Training Programs within both the Government of Nunavut, as well as the Government of Canada within Nunavut.

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, which represents the interests of Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, and a member of the NILFA Technical Working Group, supports this data acquisition. Without the acquisition of these data, Statistics Canada would not be able to ensure all individuals in the 2021 NGES target population are identified on the survey frame. Furthermore, the agency would not be able to send out the electronic questionnaire link to the survey sample of Government of Canada employees in Nunavut, ultimately excluding them from the survey.

Statistics Canada may also use the information for other statistical and research purposes.

Why were these organizations selected as data providers?

These organizations meet the definitions in Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement because they are Federal departments that have offices in Nunavut, and Treasury Board is their employer.

When will this information be requested?

September, 2020 to June, 2021

When was this request published?

October 16, 2020

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