Statistics Canada hiring 32,000 census workers

Agency also recruiting 1,000 people for entry-level, supervisory and managerial office jobs

Statistics Canada hiring 32,000 census workers
Enumerators may follow up with respondents by calling or visiting people in their area to complete a census questionnaire.

Statistics Canada is hiring 32,000 people across the country who will join the 2021 census team.

Applicants can apply to be an enumerator (non-supervisory) or a crew leader (supervisory).

Enumerators work part-time and their schedules vary, with most of the work being in the evening and on weekends. They are paid $17.83 per hour, plus eligible expenses. However, in select Northern and remote communities, enumerators are paid $29.25 per hour.

They work out of their home offices and must have basic computer skills, says the government.

“It is an exciting, challenging and rewarding job. Census date are important for health care, labour market and emergency planning.”

An enumerator will:    

  • collect questionnaires from households
  • capture addresses and drop off letters inviting residents to complete their census questionnaire online
  • follow up with respondents by calling or visiting people in their area to complete a census questionnaire
  • ship completed questionnaires

Crew leaders, meanwhile, work full-time and their schedules also vary, with most of the work being in the evening and on weekends. They are paid $21.77 per hour, plus eligible expenses. And in select Northern and remote communities, crew leaders are paid $31.25 per hour.

A crew leader will:

  • train, lead and supervise a team of up to 18 enumerators
  • monitor the progress and productivity of their team
  • call or visit people in their area to work with them to complete a census questionnaire
  • receive and ship questionnaires and other census documents.

The job start and end dates vary by position and location, but will be between March and July 2021.

Interested parties can apply here.

Statistics Canada is also hiring about 1,000 people for entry-level, supervisory and managerial office jobs across the country. To be eligible, applicants must live in the hiring location identified on the job posting.

Canada’s employment numbers dropped by 63,000 (0.3 per cent) in December, the first drop since April, StatCan’s Labour Force Survey (LFS). Ottawa created a Labour Force Survey (LFS) expert panel composed of national and international experts from government, academia and non-governmental agencies that same month.

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