Census Enumerator (Former Employee) – Stonewall, MB – 5 January 2019
Job involved dropping off and retrieving census forms in a preassigned area. Answering any questions related to the census form. Not everyone understands the reason for the census, so I received some negative feed back.
Enumerator (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 19 December 2018
The time spent with this company was quite rewarding. The assignment was a mixture of gathering data in the field through direct interview of household and imputing the information gathered electronically. I had the opportunity to speak with people of varying background and ethnicity. Some of the major challenges encountered with this job were; reluctance to cooperate as some viewed the process as a means to extract more taxes from them and multiple visits to the same location as households are often not present when visits are made.
Interviewer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 October 2018
The work is easy, pay is decent and benefits are good HOWEVER it's not worth it considering everything else. You are forced to bother people 3-4 times a day on survey's they don't want to do (they're voluntary) and the ones that agree to participate only do it because they're fed up with the amount of calls they receive. Some survey's can last up to an hour which I find is ridiculous. You HAVE to work 5 times a week (you have no choice) and you have to work the entire shift. In addition to that, you have managers who really love to micromanage you and that gets really annoying. You're also confined to a cubicle that's dirty and grey. There is uncertainty with this position as you are on contracts and there is not always work available. IF you are selected for work, you need to show up for training, which, if you cannot make it, you won't be scheduled to work at all since you missed training.
Field Interviewer (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 27 September 2018
Statistics Canada is a Federal Department and everything is very regimented as one would expect. The department I worked in in Victoria was composed of very nice people who created an easy environment to work in.
interviewer (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 24 September 2018
the job for the interviewer is not a position within Statistics Canada it is for an operation called SSO or Statistical Survey Operations and employees who work for that organization do not get paid the same or treated the same. Apply at your own risk
Collection support unit (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 21 September 2018
Although it was a temporary position during the Census period, all employees were treated with the same respect as those who are permanent. The pressure to conduct more interviews was communicated in a positive enforcement way.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 18 September 2018
Very clear and structured, I always knew exactly what I was going to be doing each day and well ahead of time. There were no surprises so I could plan everything I needed to. I had support when I needed it. I was treated with dignity and respect which was new for me in the workforce. I was given room to advance which was also a novelty.
great pay, great benefits, stable, clear expectations, good communication
Interviewer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 September 2018
Work life balance is very poor, they expect you to clear everything in your life to come work in a confined workspace. Benefits and pay are alright, management is okay too minus the ones that micromanage like crazy. Hard work for low pay....
Analyst (Former Employee) – Ottawa – 13 August 2018
Depending on the program you are assigned to you could be very busy or sporadically busy. The program where I worked was very busy twice per year, meanwhile I knew of others who were limited to taking vacation at a specific time of the month, or missed out on training and development opportunities because work priorities superseded individual desires. Stats Can puts a lot of money into learning and development opportunities for its employees. Also, there are lots of activities in which to participate during break time and after work.