Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The CRA and You - The Perfect Fit

An image depicting the various types of diversity at the CRA.At the CRA, we work together to create healthy workplaces by interacting with civility and respect, embracing diversity and inclusiveness, and making efforts to ensure people feel heard and valued.

Our workforce represents a unique mix of identities, experiences and perspectives. When diversity is embraced, employees are able to learn, grow and contribute collectively to the success of the organization. Some of the communities represented in the organization are pictured on this page.

The CRA is also committed to employment equity and continues to strive for a representative work force. Employment equity is an essential component of the CRA's human resources management practices and an integral part of the way we do business.  Employment equity helps to remove employment barriers for members of the four designated employment equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Women.

To find out more about Employment Equity in the CRA, read our annual CRA Employment Equity Report*.

*Please note: only Reports that have been tabled in Parliament are available.

CRA pride: Testimonials

Bring your unique experience and identity to the CRA; we have a place for you!

“I have been an employee for CRA for over 16 years. There have been many challenges due to the fact that I am blind and I use speech on my computer to perform my work. However, I have found that with such a large organization such as CRA, a person can still make a difference. With the ongoing support from management, colleagues, and especially Employment Equity, I feel that I have become a productive member of my community.”

Project Coordinator

"I started working at the CRA six years ago, and post-graduation, I accepted a bridging opportunity at the CRA – for many reasons. The first and most important thing being that I found here what I was looking for as a young woman beginning her career in the public service. It is important to be surrounded by supportive colleagues, to feel a sense of belonging and have development opportunities.

As a student working for the CRA, I received immense support from my colleagues and manager, and although shy at first, I quickly learned that my colleagues are there to help in any way they can. I felt the team spirit, where we all worked towards one common goal. This leads to the importance of having a sense of belonging. At CRA, diversity is greatly valued and each employee has a voice. Working for the agency, I have consistently felt that my ideas were valued and credited where due – in the long term, this has helped be build confidence. As I continue my career in the public service, I know I will be able to seek opportunities that will help me grow professionally."

Project Officer

"During my 8 years at the Agency I have never felt judged based on my gender, nor has my career advancement, from a temporary administrative assistant to an indeterminate senior program coordinator, been related to my status as a woman. At the CRA, hard work and determination is what results in success, and for me that means a lot. As an Agency of roughly 40,000 positions, there are plenty of opportunities for job advancement, as well as to move around and try different types of work. In addition, as a result of the value the CRA places on investing in its employees by providing access to training and education, there are also opportunities to continuously improve your skills and abilities, regardless of your personal status. These opportunities are what make the CRA a great place to work."

Senior Program Coordinator

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