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Environnement efficace
Computer and Network Technician (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 November 2017
Favorable et un lieu de travail efficace et propice.
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Good place to work
Enumerator (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC16 November 2017
Lots of freedom, flexible hours, good management and decent wage - my only gripe is that it was so short-lived. I would work as an enumerator again in a heartbeat.
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casual employment doing census
Census Canada (Former Employee) –  lethbridge3 November 2017
Wonderful people to work for
Spent my days meeting and talking to exceptional people
Learned a great deal about our country
They were very considerate of the students working for them
Pros
wonderful people to work with
Cons
short term only
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Conducted statistical surveys in respondents homes
Computer Assisted Personal Interviewer (Former Employee) –  Vimy, AB2 November 2017
Surveyed multiple households on different studies such as labor force, health surveys, household spending etc. The surveys were assigned randomly by address.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Lots of travel with personal vehicle
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Set own hours and timeline
Elections Officer (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK2 November 2017
Great character building assignment. Met a lot of people from rural areas.

The day went by really fast. Driving from farm to farm and sometimes helping fill out the surveys.

The challenge was that it was right at seeding time and most of the farmers were busy, so if I didn't catch them in the yard it was too late as they would be in the field or working late.

Everyone was real friendly and that helped a lot.
Pros
own schedule
Cons
roads were sometimes closed.....had to navigate around closures
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Statistics Canada is a good place to work.
Senior analyst (Agriculture Division (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 November 2017
Statistics Canada is a good place to work. It provides opportunity to advance in your career. It also provides for a good work-life balance schedule.
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Dynamic field wokr
Data Collection Officer / Validator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 October 2017
Field work often involving large drive times and sometimes working with unpleasant people. Requires large amount of patience and thickness of skin to be unaffected by day to day operations.
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One time census enumerator
Census Enumerator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 October 2017
- Good summer job, there was lots of hours and as long as you get results, u kept getting hours. Nothing special, door to door filling out surveys, but they do give you your own ID card which was cool.
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Good for experience
Enumerator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 October 2017
Great experience in getting to know how statistics are collected and learning the way data is obtained and recorded. Great to create people skills as you have a lot of exposure to different kinds of people everyday in the field.
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efficace
intervieweur (Current Employee) –  Sherbrooke, QC9 October 2017
Je reçois souvent des annonces pour des offres d'emplois.
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Fun but that was about the Supervisor
Crew Leader (Former Employee) –  Goderich, ON5 October 2017
The training delivered by my specific supervisor really inspired me to inspire my troops. Made it very satisfying. Not sure it was like this for everyone.
Pros
Dynamic and interesting
Cons
when it was busy it was really busy.
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Great temp. work with flexible hours
Enumerator (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON29 September 2017
- Create own schedule, so long as you hit a required minimum of households
- Dealt with public in a very personal way (i.e. going to their own homes and asking them questions pertaining to their livelihoods)
-Mostly worked on own, unless circumstances asked for more than one enumerator
- Sometimes the public was hostile towards enumerators
- Generally easy-going, work was very flexible and felt very involved in the community
Pros
created own hours
Cons
often encountered hostility
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great opprotunity
enumerator (Former Employee) –  Walpole Island, ON28 September 2017
Loved working for statistics Canada, loved interviewing people. Didn't like the politics of the job. Did my best to do the job. which was an hour questionnaire and asking First Nations to participate in the census voluntarily. I met lots of great people and visiting was my favourite part of the job. I was welcome into the community and received with great hospitality. My boss wasn't that great.
Pros
paid by milage, and apprently its hard to find people to work with first nations people..I love it, and prefur it.
Cons
traveled for 2 hours each way to commute to work
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Cr 3 prepare stat's can, doc's.
CR 3 (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 September 2017
Open bundle of returns.
Check for errors & correct.
Not everyone like to fill out the forms.
Management was excellent.
As I was partly physically disabled, they gave me the choice of which job to do, and I chose high speed scanning.
Enjoyable workplace, mostly all business, no talking.
Hardest part of job was taking scanners apart & do a thorough cleaning twice a night & putting back together.
Enjoyed trying to be top scanner & almost did one million scans in a shift, and getting congratulations from management.
Pros
loved pressure
Cons
hated to leave when contract ended.
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Young atmosphere
Admin Assistant to Manager, Administration (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 September 2017
Busy environment
Learned about the census and the difficulties of obtaining accurate information for statistical purposes.
Management was easy to work with.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with.
Pros
Downtown Edmonton
Cons
Expensive Parking
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contract work
Telephone Interviewer, (Contract Position) (Former Employee) –  Sturgeon Falls, ON22 September 2017
worked there for a contract period only, was for census Canada, took down personal and confidential information pertaining to statistics of household information
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Ok
Enumerator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 September 2017
Pros
The pros of this job are:
-You are capable of setting your own schedule and resolving cases at your or the respondents' conveniences. Therefore, there's a good degree of flexibility in that regard.
-It's a very simple and easy-to-learn job; that is, the tasks associated with Enumeration are quite basic.
Cons
The cons of this job are:
-You don't get paid for the amount of non-response cases that you resolve unless you have the respondent's completed questionnaire with you to hand over to the supervisor (an hour of paid work = 3 short form questionnaires or 1 long form questionnaire). It doesn't count if you still managed to resolve the case, but don't have the physical questionnaire with you.
-It's advertised as …
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Advice to Management
Please be a bit more fair in how Enumerators are paid. It isn't always possible to get a physical copy of someone's questionnaire because they don't always want the involvement of an Enumerator in the completion and sending of their completed census questionnaires. This in turn makes it extremely difficult to earn one's hours and in fact requires for one to do far more than part-time hours in order to get the desired results to get paid for a comparatively smaller amount of time.
Moreover, please take reports of difficult respondents and buildings more seriously. Don't simply take the case away for a little bit and then assign it back to the Enumerator as if nothing had happened.
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productive and fun place to work
Crew Leader (Former Employee) –  Summerside, PE20 September 2017
excellent place to work, great co workers, amazing flexibility, always meeting new people. Work from home options are always available. perfect home life balance.
Pros
paid kilometers
Cons
not paid lunches
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Great job if Secondary Household Income
Computer Assisted Personal Interviewer (Former Employee) –  BC14 September 2017
Really liked the job, the flexibility, working from home ,travelling to many areas & cities of the province, meeting the survey respondents, and understanding the meaning of the outcome of the interviews.

Unfortunately the workload and income was not predictable enough to maintain a single income household, securing a car loan or mortgage was difficult.
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working hard at all times working with youth keeping a strong relationship with all clients Making sure all around are safe within the company and the
Aboriginal Field Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 September 2017
working hard at all times
working with youth
keeping a strong relationship with all clients
Making sure all around are safe within the company and the premises
Pros
free lunches
Cons
short term
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