Statistics Canada – Job Opportunities

We realize this week has been another tough one in a difficult year for our membership and your Union remains here to support you. Yesterday Statistics Canada reached out to our Component Secretary-Treasurer to discuss job opportunities for our laid-off members and asked that we pass along some information as they felt Flight Attendants would make a perfect fit for these short-term opportunities. Please see the information below sent from Statistics Canada:

Statistics Canada is looking to fill approximately 32,000 positions across the country. When you work for Statistics Canada, you gain valuable work experience at one of the top statistical agencies in the world.

Most census jobs involve doing the field work associated with data collection. Field positions include both supervisory and non-supervisory roles, but most census jobs are enumerator positions (non-supervisory).

  • Enumerator (non-supervisory)
  • Crew leader (supervisory)

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

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

As an enumerator, you 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 your area to complete a census questionnaire;
  • ship completed questionnaires.

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

As a crew leader, you will:

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

Be part of the team that collects the data that will shape Canada’s future!

The hiring process
Step 1: Application

Step 2: Screening follow-up with candidates being considered for a position

  • We call candidates who are being considered for a position to ask follow-up questions.

Step 3: Security assessment

  • Candidates receive an email containing the “Personnel Screening, Consent and Authorization” form, which they fill out and submit electronically.
  • Candidates undergo a criminal record check and a credit check. See The security screening for more information.
  • We contact two references (work or volunteer) to see if the candidates are a good fit for the job.

Step 4: Interview (crew leader candidates only)

  • Candidates who applied for a crew leader position and have been screened in are interviewed.

Step 5: Qualification

  • Candidates who successfully completed all the previous steps are included in a pool of qualified candidates and may be offered a position.

The security screening
All people working for Statistics Canada must agree to security screening. The process includes:

  • verifying previous employment
  • verifying references
  • conducting a criminal record check and a credit check.

Jobs are only offered after successful completion of the security screening. For more information about the security screening, see the 2021 Census jobs FAQ.
We will continue to pass on any opportunities we are made aware of and encourage you to share this information with your colleagues.

In solidarity,

Component Secretary-Treasurer & Local 4092 Trustee Election Results

The voting closed at 12:00 pm EST today for the Component Secretary-Treasurer and Local 4092 Trustee Elections.

The candidate elected to fill the Component Secretary-Treasurer position is:

Alex Habib

The candidate elected to fill the Local 4092 Trustee position is:

Robert Hatfield

If you participated in this election, you were issued an anonymous voting receipt code (accessible only online for 14 days after the vote closes). The results & breakdown will be published to the Air Canada Component of CUPE voting website for viewing, and a spreadsheet of vote data will be made available for download to track your receipt.

We thank all of the members who exercised their right to vote.

In solidarity,

Component Tabulating Committee

Canada’s Flight Attendants Call for Action Plan From Trudeau Government for Airline Sector

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Canada’s flight attendants are calling on the Trudeau government to stop stalling and provide urgently-needed support for Canada’s airline sector, and a plan for a safe return to domestic and international air travel.

“The aviation industries in other countries around the world have now received over $200 billion in aid from their governments, but not here in Canada,” said Wesley Lesosky, President of the Airline Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 15,000 flight attendants at nine Canadian airlines. “Canada remains the only country in the G7 without a comprehensive plan to support their airline sector through the pandemic.”

“Supporting this sector will be critical to backstopping the tens of thousands of workers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic,” continued Lesosky. “We need to make sure there’s an industry for these workers to return to when this pandemic is over.”

The sector also needs the government to provide guidance on when it will reopen borders and allow for international travel to resume. “Protecting the health and safety of Canadians must remain the absolute priority,” said Lesosky. “But we also need to see a proactive plan from the government to help our industry get back on track. We want a dialogue with the government to ensure we don’t miss another year and leave thousands more workers out of a job.”

Mitigation Awards & Layoff Notices

The Company completed the mitigation process and sent out the resulting layoff notices last night. Please check your Air Canada emails. The results are as follows:

Resignation 7 Mainline (all inactive)
3-month RBP 115 Mainline, 15 Rouge
3-month SPLOA 80 Mainline, 0 Rouge

Following the Mitigation Program, the resulting layoff was 601 Active Mainline Members and 87 Active Rouge Members. Layoff Notices were sent to your Air Canada email. We encourage you to reference the layoff notice you received for any questions regarding the layoff process.

Please be mindful that the numbers quoted above refer to active members, whereas the seniority list also includes inactive members. The most junior member to remain active at mainline has seniority #14410, which does mean this round of layoffs did not go as high as the June 2020 layoffs. The most junior member to remain active at Rouge has seniority #19900.

For those of you awarded an RBP, please be mindful that bidding closes tomorrow morning, January 21, 2021, so you may wish to adjust your bid based on your reduced blocking window.

We know that this news is going to have a profound impact on the lives of those that were laid off. What affects one of us affects us all. Your Union will continue to be here for you.  We will get through this together and are continually available. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need.

In solidarity,

Last Full Day of Voting!

Voting for the Air Canada Component Secretary-Treasurer and Local 4092 Trustee closes at 12:00pm EST tomorrow, Thursday, January 21, 2021.

The candidates running for the Air Canada Component-Secretary position are:

Alex Habib
Kamal Touffaha

The candidates running for the Local 4092 Trustee position are:

Robert Hatfield
Jessica Maisonneuve

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: You should have received a letter by email, and by regular mail for those that did not opt out of physical mailings, directly from Simply Voting prior to the vote opening. This letter will contain a new Elector ID and Password, along with detailed instructions on how to vote online and by telephone.

If you have not received either the letter from Simply Voting by regular mail, or the email this morning from Simply Voting, please email us at Please include ALL of the following information: your full name, your employee number, your telephone number, your mailing address, and your email address.

You have the option of voting by web, or by phone, as per Component Bylaws. You will need your new Elector ID and Password to access the system.

Once you have submitted your vote, the Simply Voting system will issue a printable electronic receipt. If you are voting by phone, you can only access your electronic receipt by logging into the Simply Voting system online.

If you are experiencing difficulties registering your vote, please e-mail or call 1-877-411-3552, extension 254 or (416) 798-3399, extension 254. Please provide us with your name, employee number, phone number, e-mail address, and postal code. We will respond as quickly as possible during business hours (weekdays 9:00am – 4:00pm EST), however, please allow us 1 business day to respond.

We ask that everyone click HERE to review the Election Guidelines.  These guidelines pertain not only to the candidates, but to the entire membership.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee