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Workforce Diversity

“The City of Saskatoon's workforce represents the diversity of Saskatoon's population” is a long-term target. The target measures the percentage of City of Saskatoon employees for four equity groups: Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with a Disability, and Visible Minorities.

How are we doing?

In 2018, the City of Saskatoon continued to have a gap in employment for all equity groups relative to the 2015 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) goals. In comparison to 2017 performance, a minor improvements occurred in representation of Aboriginal people and Visible Minorities.

Data Table
Employment Equity Group Representation
  Women Aboriginal People Persons with a Disability Visible Minorities
2011 Saskatoon Population Aged 15-74 (%) 50.9 8.8 7.6 12.3
2015 SHRC Goals (%) 46.0 14.0 12.4 11.0
2017 City Employees (%) 37.5 8.4 3.7 10.5
2018 City Employees (%) 37.3 9.0 3.7 10.8


Description

The workforce diversity target measures the percentage of City of Saskatoon employees in four equity groups: Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with a Disability, and Visible Minorities. The City’s numbers do not include fire, police association, library, or exempt staff from boards.

The City of Saskatoon is a partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) which updated their employment equity group goals in December 2014. The workforce diversity target measures our success in our long term strategy “to offer an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds” under our Strategic Goal: A Culture of Continuous Improvement.  The diversity of the workforce is measured annually at the peak employment season (July 31) through a voluntary self-declaration form completed by employees at the beginning of their employment.