Statistics Canada is hiring Indigenous community members to join their census team.

Canada’s next census will take place in the spring of 2021. Statistics Canada is hiring approximately 32,000 people to count every person in Canada. The census provides highquality
data that your community can use to plan housing, emergency services, employment skills programs, schools, daycare, and more.

As an Indigenous community member, you are best suited to collect census data from local inhabitants and verify that all dwellings are counted. Use your local knowledge while sharpening skills that are sought after by employers.

Type of work

Census jobs are short-term positions collecting census questionnaires from residents in your community. Job start and end dates vary by position and location, between March and July 2021.

  • Crew Leaders (supervisors): As a crew leader, you will train, supervise and motivate a team of enumerators.
  • Enumerators: As an enumerator, your primary responsibility will be to complete census questionnaires with residents.

Rates of pay

Enumerators (or equivalent) are paid $17.83 per hour, and supervisors are paid $21.77 per hour.

In select Northern and Remote communities, enumerators (or equivalent) are paid $29.25 per hour, and supervisors are paid $31.25 per hour.

Employees are paid for authorized expenses.

Applicants must be

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen or otherwise eligible to work in Canada
  • available to work flexible hours during days, evenings, and weekends.

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Benefits of the 2021 Census for Indigenous peoples

Data collected from First Nations people, Métis and Inuit across Canada help communities and governments plan for the development of Indigenous language programs, school programs, and community health and social services. Census data are used to evaluate existing programs and new service needs, such as housing.

In the current context of COVID-19, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our employees at all times.

Help your community to plan for the future—apply now!