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.
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
- Candidates apply by completing the online recruitment application. https://census.gc.ca/jobs
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.