StatsCan planning to hire 32,000 people to work from home in northern and First Nations communities

By November 2020, Canada lost 1 in 33 jobs due to the pandemic. The agency is looking to boost employment by hiring people for a contact-free job, and has already hired over 600 staff members.
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StatsCan, Canada’s national statistical agency is planning to hire 32,000 field staff to survey Canadians this spring. The contact-free position is a new way to gather information as most of Canada follows social distancing requirements. 

This is the first year the agency will be conducting a census in the middle of a public health emergency. Statscan is offering $17.83 per hour for part-time, non-supervisory jobs and $21.77 per hour for full-time, supervisory jobs. 

Geoff Bowlby, Director General of the 2021 census, said public health authorities have been relying on census data to learn which neighbourhoods are most vulnerable to COVID-19. 

“More than ever, these data are necessary,” said Geoff Bowlby. 

According to StatsCan’s website, Canadians must be 18 years or older and need to be Canadian citizens or eligible to work in Canada. A security assessment will take place, which will include a criminal record check and a credit check. 

By November 2020, Canada had 574,000 fewer jobs than before the pandemic – that is, a loss of 1 in every 33 jobs. Bowlby said that the agency is looking to hire people in remote, northern and First Nations communities. Over 600 staff have already been hired. 

To apply for the position, visit the website below. 

https://census.gc.ca/jobs-emplois-eng.htm

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