Recent & Potential Grads – Analysts Recruitment and Development Program – Social Statistics and Economics (EC)

  • Location: Various Locations
  • Deadline: February 27, 2022

Analysts Recruitment and Development Program – Social Statistics and Economics (EC)

Reference number: STC22J-020666-000403
Selection process number: 22-STC-EA-NCR-531-029B
Statistics Canada
Various locations
EC-02, EC-04
Employment tenure: Permanent and temporary
$62,168 to $85,778 (EC-02: $62,168 to $71,275/ EC-04: $74,122 to $85,778)For further information on the organization, please visit Statistics CanadaClick here! Want to learn more about the Analysts Development Program?How to apply? Cracking the code.

Closing date: 28 February 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

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.

In your questionnaire responses, clarity, coherence, conciseness as well as appropriate attention to detail (spelling, grammar and relevance to the factor being substantiated) will be used to evaluate the essential qualifications.

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.

PORTABILITY OF RESULTS: If you have previously applied on the selection process: 21-STC-EA-NCR-531-029, you do not need to apply on this selection process as the initial evaluation of candidates will be the same for both processes.



Recruits in this stream start at the EC-02 level and graduate at the EC-04 level. The EC Recruitment and Development Program (RDP) at Statistics Canada combines practical, on the job experience (rotational assignments) with formal training including language training. Recruits acquire the knowledge and skills to move from entry level to working/graduation level positions. Generally, recruits spend a minimum of 24 months in the program.

As an Economist/Sociologist/Analyst at Statistics Canada, you will have the opportunity to conduct analyses of socio-economic trends and developments, to assess the feasibility and impact of new or modified statistical program and to undertake the analysis of statistical programs. As an Economist/Analyst at Statistics Canada, your role is to undertake the analysis of statistical program data and assist in the preparation of analytical material for internal use and publication purposes. The nature of your work will depend on which program or survey you are placed with.

Do any of the following fields pique your interest? Accounting, Agriculture, Criminology, Commerce, Data Science/Analytics, Demography/Population Studies, Environmental Sciences, Economics, Education, Epidemiology, Finance, Geography, Health, Sociology, or Statistics.

If yes, expand your knowledge, and help us grow our organization. Our work supports Canada’s economy, environment, and social programs, and assists decision makers in formulating needed policies for our society and our economy.

Are you ready?

Work environment

Why join Statistics Canada?

• Winner of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2021
• Winner of Canada’s Top Employers for Young Professionals 2021
• Winner of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers Award, yet again, in 2021
• Work/Life balance (flexible and telework options are available)
• Career development opportunities

Statistics Canada’s Recruitment and Development programs provide you with the tools you need to succeed. You will work with some of the best minds in the world, and they are the folks who will be your mentors and coaches. You will learn leading-edge techniques and gain a stronger understanding of survey methods, systems and processes. Through this program, you will have a unique opportunity to:
• expand your existing knowledge and know-how
• explore your analytical and quantitative capabilities
• strengthen your teamwork and project management skills
• propose innovative ideas
• and much more!

As well, the development program offers a unique opportunity for employees and managers alike to invest in language development for recruits to fulfil future linguistic requirements. Employees within a development program are also offered priority enrolment for language training.

We support talent. Let your talents and interests shine. And even discover and grow new ones. If you’re looking for a place to build a career, you’ve found it!

Intent of the process

Applicants may be considered for two (2) different types of employment within this selection process:

EC-02 positions:
Indeterminate (permanent) EC-02 positions within Statistics Canada’s EC Recruitment and Development Program, for which applicants must demonstrate in their application that they meet the essential qualifications (education and experiences) listed for the EC-02 positions.

Applicants appointed to an EC-02 position within Statistics Canada’s EC Recruitment and Development Program may, upon successful completion of the program, be appointed to an indeterminate (permanent) EC-04 position.

EC-04 positions:
Applicants wishing to also be considered for an EC-04 position must demonstrate in their application that they meet the essential qualifications (education and experiences) for the EC-04 position (in addition to the ones listed for the EC-02 positions).

IMPORTANT: EC-04 positions are not part of Statistics Canada’s EC Recruitment and Development Program. Applicants appointed to EC-04 determinate (temporary) positions will also remain in the pool to be considered for indeterminate (permanent) EC-02 positions within the EC Recruitment and Development Program or an EC-04 indeterminate (permanent) position.

A pool of partially qualified candidates resulting from this process will be used to staff positions at the EC-02 or EC-04 levels within Statistics Canada with various linguistic profiles, tenures and security clearances and various work locations, which may vary according to the position being staffed.

Additional qualifications may be required by the hiring manager(s). Applicants will be provided the opportunity to submit information or be assessed in relation to any additional qualifications that may be applied.

Please provide the name, title, organization, phone number, and email address for two references as follows:
1. A current supervisor,
2. A previous supervisor,
*Academic references are acceptable

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation by August 31, 2022, with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization* in economics, sociology or statistics.

*All applicants must hold a degree. An acceptable specialization must include at least two semester-based courses (or an equivalent of 1 year-long course) in one of the following areas: economics, sociology, or statistics. These courses do not need to be part of a degree program in economics, sociology, or statistics. Equivalent courses in other programs for example, but not limited to: accounting, agriculture, criminology, commerce, data science/data analytics, demography/population studies, environmental sciences, education, epidemiology, finance, geography or health may be applicable. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience defined on the statement of merit criteria.

Degree equivalency

Applicable to both EC-02 and EC-04 positions:
1.Experience using quantitative methods to analyze and/or interpret business or socio-economic data
2.Experience using analytical software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, R or other similar analytical software packages

Applicable to the EC-04 positions ONLY:
3. Significant* experience in AT LEAST ONE (1) of the following activities:

• Producing, analyzing and interpreting data from survey or other data sources using statistical methods to produce outputs;
• Analyzing or developing economic or social data product activities (e.g., publication, statistical linkage, quality assurance, paradata, improvement of statistical infrastructure** or feasibility study).

*Significant is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally acquired over a period of two (2) years

**Examples of statistical infrastructure include tax and administrative data, statistical registers, information management, geography, statistical metadata and statistical classifications.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Unilingual: English Essential or French Essential
Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC
Bilingual non-imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual non-imperative CBC/CBC

EC-04 : Use of unilingual will be subject to role, responsibilities and geographic placement. Priority to staff bilingual positions where possible will be sought

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

Applicable to both EC-02 and EC-04 positions:
C1- Thinking things through
C2- Working effectively with others
C3- Showing initiative and being action-oriented
C4- Demonstrating integrity and respect

Applicable to the EC-04 positions ONLY:
C5- Application of analytical and statistical concepts, theories and techniques

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

AEDU1. A degree from a recognized post- secondary educational institution, with a specialization in one of the following: accounting, finance, business administration, industrial and mining, engineering, epidemiology, environmental science, health sciences, public health, population health, communications, web design, journalism, data science, econometrics, prices, geography/geomatics or psychology.

AEDU2. A degree from a recognized post- secondary educational institution in economics, sociology or statistics

AEDU3. Masters Degree and/or Ph.D with *significant emphasis on statistical analysis of large microdata set.
*Significant is defined as having acquired at least one course in statistical analysis at the graduate level, or the completion of an evidence-based thesis using statistical analysis as the main line of inquiry.

AEDU4. Project Management Certification or Chartered Professional Accountant designation

Degree equivalency

You will be asked to answer a series of pre-screening questions relating to the areas that are of interest to you such as:

• Data production and analysis
• The use of analytical and statistical tools.

This does not mean that you must possess all the asset qualifications; however, they may be a deciding factor when selecting candidates for the positions available. Depending on the position being staffed, certain operational requirements and/or conditions of employment could apply.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Please note that any information provided through this selection process may be considered in the assessment of any of the essential or other qualifications.

Candidates selected for a potential opportunity could be further assessed according to the position requirements.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information