StatCan on a massive hiring spree – with salaries up to $76K

The recruitment drive follows a wave of vacancies calling for data specialists

StatCan on a massive hiring spree – with salaries up to $76K

Statistics Canada is set to hire a total of 32,000 workers ahead of its spring 2021 census of population. Some data specialist roles offer salaries of up to $76,000.

Other vacancies call for census enumerators who will collect and compile questionnaires, as well as crew leaders who will supervise a team of up to 18 enumerators full time between March and July.

In some cases, census workers may also be assigned to visit the residence of respondents to follow up on their answers. Workers will therefore be required to follow public health protocols strictly, wearing personal protective equipment and maintaining proper physical distancing.

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Supervisors working on a full-time basis will receive $21.77 per hour (up to $31.25 per hour in select Northern and remote communities), while part-time team members will get $17.83 per hour.

This follows the wave of vacancies announced in December, when the federal agency was looking for data production and dissemination staff, as well as operations officers and coordinators in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

Candidates are asked to be open to accepting any assignment since a number of positions will reportedly take on similar tasks, such as “editing, validation, marketing and dissemination of data and in the conduct of manual and automated operations,” a StatCan job listing said.

“When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment,” the agency said.

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Some roles will be working remotely in the meantime, but will likely move back into the office in the coming months. Pay ranges from $54,700 to $76,500 depending on the position and qualifications of the new hires.

Candidates must have completed two years of post-secondary education, specializing in social sciences (economics, political science, sociology, psychology, etc.), statistics, library or information science, or a law-related field; or have a year of education plus a year of training or experience.

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