Public Service Commission of Canada tables 2018–19 Annual Report
From: Public Service Commission of Canada
February 6, 2020 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Service Commission of Canada
According to the Public Service Commission of Canada’s 2018–19 Annual Report, more hiring managers are modernizing and streamlining their staffing processes, using innovative ways to hire new talent.
Over the coming year, the Public Service Commission will continue to work with departments and agencies to reduce the time it takes to staff positions in the federal public service through innovation and experimentation. This includes transforming the GC Jobs recruitment platform, and exploring the use of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, to improve recruitment.
The public service must also continue to build a talented, inclusive and diverse workforce that is representative of all Canadians. With the adoption of the Accessible Canada Act, federal departments and agencies will collaborate on solutions to identify, remove and prevent accessibility barriers, and increase the hiring, retention and development of persons with disabilities in the public service.
“An impartial, merit-based and efficient staffing system is essential to meeting Canadians’ expectations of a high-performing public service. While progress has been achieved over the last year, much work remains to recruit the best talent from across the country, reduce excessive delays in the staffing process and remove barriers to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and in our workplaces.”
– President Patrick Borbey and Commissioners Fiona Spencer and Daniel Tucker
- hiring is up across the federal public service, and student hiring grew with close to 14 000 hires
- persons with disabilities and Indigenous peoples applied at rates lower than their workforce availability
- the Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity enabled 226 Indigenous students to find employment, up from 186 in 2018
- the Employment Opportunity for Students with Disabilities had 115 hires, up from 61 in 2018
- external hiring is the highest it has been in the last 10 years
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