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Interesting and varied job tasks.
Interviewer / Data Entry Operator (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCJuly 7, 2014
Pros: we were told exactly how to do our work correctly and professionnally.
Cons: almost minimun wage.
Great management, great training and trainers, great co-workers.
Interesting work.
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Productive and Learning
Revision officer and Deputy Returning Officer (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 1, 2014
Pros: friendly supervisor
Cons: nothing noticed
Worked and contract just to cover my CMA program. Worked with Canadian citizens, make them aware of census and elections
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Conclusions of Co-op at Statistics Canada
Assistant Methodologist (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMay 6, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: huge age gap within employees
Being part of the BSMD team had been one of the best and most important experiences in my life. My supervisor had involved me in every meeting or seminar she could, which I have always appreciated as they were one of the more educational experiences I had. I feel that my hard work and interest in this position had not gone unrecognized, and has allowed – more... me to develop a greater insight in my abilities. This gave me the opportunity to experience a higher degree of responsibility in the position as I was able to communicate with my supervisor along with the team directly when resolving issues with my project.
From this I have strengthened my communication and problem solving skills that I will utilize throughout my career. The benefit of being part of a small team was the fact that my supervisor always gave an answer to any questions or concerns that I had, as well as being extremely open-minded to my ideas and suggestions. My supervisor supported me each step of the way and provided me with great career coaching by sharing many of the different skills and experiences she has acquired throughout her extensive career here at Statistics Canada.
My work term at Statistics Canada has been an extremely successful experience for me and has provided me with many of the necessary skills and abilities I need in order to be considered for many career opportunities. In the future I hope to have the opportunity to work for Statistics Canada again, as I found the environment to be extremely comfortable and pleasant where I am able to utilize my academic experiences to deal with real world issues. In conclusion, being part of the co-op program and obtaining this job was the best thing for me as it helped me advance my career experience and aided me in determining what areas I still need improvement. – less
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I had a great career at Statistics Canada.
Analyst (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMay 3, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: too many meetings
I worked full-time at Statistics Canada.
I learnt a lot about economics, surveys, computers and their applications.
As a manager, I treated my staff fairly and justifiably.
I enjoyed my professional, hard-working staff as well as my superiors.
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Anyone Who desires to develop sales or public relations skills
Interviewer (Telephone) (Current Employee), Greater Sudbury, ONMay 1, 2014
Pros: flexible work schedule
Cons: not for everyone one needs to be a strong person with drive and desire to be the best
Working as an interviewer for Statistics Canada gives every individual hired as an interviewer an opportunity to excell in skills such as: public relations, sales, and marketing. As an interviewer your skills are put to the test and your skills combined with excellence in training and guidence, one developes into an outstanding public relations individual. – more... I highly recommend this position for those that want to excell in sales or public relations, and keep in mind these skills are in high demand. – less
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Fun and very creative work environment
Statistical survey specialist (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MBApril 22, 2014
- meeting and liaising with clients to discuss and identify their advertising requirements;
- working with agency colleagues to devise an advertising campaign that meets the client's brief and budget;
- presenting, alongside agency colleagues (particularly the account manager), the campaign ideas and budget to the client;
- working with the account – more... manager to brief media, creative and research staff, and assisting with the formulation of marketing strategies;
- liaising with, and acting as the link between, the client and advertising agency by maintaining regular contact with both, ensuring that communication flows effectively;
- negotiating with clients and agency staff about the details of campaigns;
- presenting creative work to clients for approval or modification;
- handling budgets, managing campaign costs and invoicing clients;
- writing client reports;
- monitoring the effectiveness of campaigns;
- undertaking administration tasks;
- arranging and attending meetings;
- making 'pitches', along with other agency staff, to try to win new business for the agency. – less
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The magazine, The Economist, was correct when it rated Statisics Canada the best National Statistical Office in the world.
Director, Public Institutions Division (Former Employee), Ottawa ONMarch 5, 2014
StatCan was not only the best statistical agency but it was also the best managed department in the Canadian federal government.
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No Comment
Interviewer (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCFebruary 18, 2014
Pros: six hour shifts in great location downtown vancouver
Cons: everything else
Sorry, I signed a confidentiality agreement and can say no more than what is in my CV.
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Busy.
Enumerator (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABFebruary 14, 2014
I enjoyed my job, regardless of who opened the door and how unexcited they were to see me standing there knowing why i was there...I always had some good conversation and left with smiles on their faces. I really enjoy working with people so this job to me was lovely.
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Relaxed work enviroment that is still challenging
Deployment Technician (Current Employee), Nepean, ONFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: goverment, flexible hours, good work enviroment
Excellent place to work, I was hired as an FSWEP student to help with the windows 7 Migration and had an excellent experience, both acquiring some skills and I would love to work there again.
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Great, loved this position
Crew Leader District (Former Employee), Brookfield, NSJanuary 31, 2014
Pros: interaction with the public and staff
Cons: only a term position
Recruitment of Census staff, testing, interviewing etc., training staff, distribution and delivery of Census questionnaries to enumerators. Supervisiing during enumerator duties during delivery and non response follow up. Assisting other districts in completing non response follow up, assisting residents in completing questionnaire. Daily input of reports, – more... updating files, checking recruitment updates, accessing procedures, checking enumerators reports for recommendation or edit via different computer programs and applications. – less
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Interesting and fulfilling work
Administrative Assistant (AS-02) (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJanuary 20, 2014
Pros: the absolute kindness of the people i worked with
Cons: limited career advancement
- Help clients entering or calling the Employee Assistance Program
- Assisting counselors in setting up meetings with clients
- Assisting in the coordination of various Directorate events
- I learned the importance of client confidentiality and various specialty related functions working for an employee assistance program
- The hardest part of this – more... job was to keep the local specialists' lists updated, due to quick and sometimes unexpected changes in rates, and specialty information
- The most enjoyable part was, by far, seeing our clients leave the Wellness Centre happy, and confident that things would improve for them, either personally or at the workplace. – less
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Creative and demanding because of time restraints
Field Office Assistant (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCJanuary 20, 2014
Pros: self enrichment
Cons: time restraints
Everyday lead to new challenges and required a logical approach to resolving the requirements that were necessary to make sure that the Yukon Territory was sufficiently receiving all data so that I concise Census was being conducted. My Field Office Supervisor was in the Yukon most of the time, so I was his eyes and ears in our Burnaby office. I really – more... enjoyed helping all the Census people in the Yukon and making sure that all their data was received and presented to various divisions in order for them to receive payments. – less
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Governament desk job
Junior Statistical Clerk (Former Employee), ottawa, onDecember 11, 2013
Not to much stress.

Federal pension and benefits were great.
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Data Analyst
Data Analyst (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONNovember 6, 2013
I worked for this employer during the 2011 Census. I learned a great deal in terms of Census Operations.
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Interviewer
Telephone Interviewer (Former Employee), Sturgeon Falls, ONSeptember 5, 2013
Pros: short shifts
Cons: the whole job
Hard to convince someone to take part in a hour long (sometimes longer) survey. They are told it is voluntary, but we have to hound them 30 times before the computer system boots them out. There are many supervisors, which is hard cause they all tell you different things. It's not a hard job, but getting yelled at and talking to people who do not want – more... to talk to you makes it hard. – less
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A very task orented office with quota system
Census Clerk (contract) (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONAugust 13, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: contract job that ran out.
I enjoyed the people i worked with, The community that was fostered helped make the work possible.
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Productive
Processing Agent (Former Employee), Gatineau, QCJuly 13, 2013
Working on the Census of Population and National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada in both clerical and (metric) inbound call centre roles. Access the company's internal systems to obtain information and secure data for verification. Collect and enter data and distribute results as required. Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data – more... before it is entered. Upkeep customer records by updating account information. Maintain logs of activities and completed work. Help in the pre-process of data to locate missing information and make corrections as needed. Accurate keying of numerical and alphabetical. Tailor communication style to suit individual needs such as differing language, culture, survey terminology jargon, etc... Provide a high level of customer service and telephone etiquette, while documenting responses Work on various activities as assigned and operate different types of equipment for manual or automated operations (e.g., Call Centre Telephone System, cutters, computer terminals, imaging systems, etc.,) Follow privacy practices for the security of census paper and electronic forms and information collected in confidence over the Census Help Line – less
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learned lots
Field Interviewer (Former Employee), Winnipeg, Manitoba and Vancouver, BCJuly 11, 2013
Pros: set your own schedule and pace.
Cons: individuals are sometimes difficult to meet.
Very important position. Continuous interaction with the general population and the business community in this country. Management is very supportive. Co-workers are a diverse mix. The hours, typically, are not your standard 9-5 Monday thru Friday work week. Very rewarding and educational. I enjoyed my employment with this organization very much.
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Productive high energy work place
Field Interviewer (Former Employee), Prince Albert, SKJune 27, 2013
Pros: some flexibility
Cons: very long days with unpaid hours between paid for work
Overall a great job, however, flexibility and adaptability is more a requirement of the employee then the employer. While you set your own hours officially, most of the time, it is clear that you need to be available from early morning to mid evening six days a week in order to meet interview targets. The one mandatory survey, held over 8-9 days each – more... month was in fact my favorite time, as it was fast paced and fun,easy to put in 9- 10 hour days. If I could have I would have accepted ongoing employment just working that survey. Company supervisor refused to consider or discuss. – less

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