Statistics Canada is currently hiring for over 30,000 jobs across the country as they prepare to conduct their annual census.

According to the national statistical agency’s website, the hunt for 32,000 people as census enumerators and crew leader positions across Canada has already begun.

Due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s census information collection will be physically distanced.

StatsCan’s census collects demographics data on each Canadian citizen, with the information collected used by governments, businesses, and organizations to make evident-based decisions.

Enumerators’ jobs are to collect questionnaires from households, drop off letters inviting people to complete censuses, follow up with respondents, and ship the questionnaires once complete.

As listed on the StatsCan website, enumerators generally only work part-time, and mostly during evenings and weekends. The pay rate for enumerators is $17.83 per hour plus “eligible expenses”.

Crew leaders train, lead and supervise a team of up to 18 enumerators, and are paid $21.77 per hour.

All applicants must be a Canadian citizen at least 18 years old, have a Canadian home address, as well as a valid work permit.

The agency reiterates that this year’s census will be physically distanced, and that all employees going door-to-door will be required to wear face masks, as well as to adhere to all provincial health guidelines.

You can apply for the available census positions online at the StatsCan website.

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