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New jobs available in rural communities

(NC) It can be challenging to find work opportunities outside larger cities, but an increasing number of organizations are offering employment to jobseekers across the country. One of these is Statistics Canada, which will be hiring enumerators and crew leaders for the upcoming Census of Population.

These roles are directly in rural communities, providing a chance for people outside the major metropolitan areas to develop skills and build up their resumes without needing to go far from home. Enumerators are entry-level positions that offer candidates experience working for a respected employer, as well as training and skills in interviewing, working with the public, data entry, map reading, following detailed instructions, and more. Crew leaders supervise enumerators and get a chance to build their leadership and organization skills.

The data gathered in the census are used to provide demographic and socioeconomic information to all people across Canada. These results can help individuals, their communities, and their government's plan, develop, and expand key services and credits. For example, population, age, and language data are used to evaluate school and language programs, health care, social assistance, training programs, housing benefits, and more.

Applications for enumerators and crew leaders open in January 2021, with start dates in April 2021. Find more information at