Job opportunity at Statistics Canada


 Census of Agriculture

Statistics Canada is a federal agency, whose mandate is to collect, analyze and disseminate statistical information on many aspects of life in Canada for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency is recognized internationally as one of the leading statistical agencies in the world and one of the best employers in Canada. There is a wide breadth of work and opportunity at Statistics Canada with a workforce of 4,000 in its head office in Ottawa and three regional offices across Canada.

The agriculture statistics program comprises 47 surveys and statistical programs covering livestock, crops, horticulture and farm finances as well as the Census of Agriculture conducted every five years. The census, conducted with Canada’s Census of Population, covers topics such as farm inventories, finances, environmental practices, operators and their families, etc. Some of our major data users include Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Statistics Canada’s provincial counterparts, the industry, farm organizations and universities. Our full line of data products is available as statistical and analytical publications on the internet and as custom requests.

While working with the Census of Agriculture you could be:

  • helping farmers complete their Census of Agriculture form;
  • analysing, validating and confronting the Census of Agriculture data to other sources.
  • applying your knowledge of the industry to interpret census results and find the story behind the numbers;
  • writing and presenting reports on the findings of your work; and
  • preparing articles for release in Statistics Canada publications or on the web site.

You will have the chance to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with dedicated and motivated teammates, typically contributing to several projects. Your work will let you apply your agricultural knowledge to data that have an impact on the industry and its participants.

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Dear Graduate Students,

This week I’m collecting songs that say “here comes the rain” – because, well, here we are. I found something by the Eurythmics, and no, it did not make the cut. I will instead share the Mavericks’ Country song by the same name. It’s rather perfect.

This week I still want you to sign up for a class with us, get tickets to The Game in November, and send me some rain or Fall themed songs, because here comes the rain. Sounds good?

GSS Social & Recreational

– Starting October 2nd, the GSS is offering Figure skating and Iceskating classes. Would you like to get comfortable in an ice rink? Learn how to spin and jump on the ice, perhaps glide to music? (You could eventually star in your own Rom-Com and use your skills to get the girl or guy; or better yet, fulfill the dreams of your inner child…!) Whatever lures you in, just Register by September 28th!

– Our Zumba, Pilates, Yoga and Bellydance for Fitness classes are a GO, and all the early birds are feasting! Are you an ambitious snail, the kind who finishes the race anyway despite the odds?! Well, we like our theoretical molluscs so you can still sign up. If you have no faith in your ability to commit, you could drop in, but write to to work out the details.

– Our Beginners and Intermediate level French classes still want you to come to class! It’s not over yet!

– Still debating whether to try your hand at sketching with pen, charcoal and Chinese ink in this term’s GSS Art Class? I’m definitely not here to make things any easier. Sign up!

GSS Sponsored Events & Opportunities

– FIREtalks are Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchanges organized by the UBC Research Commons in Koerner Library. They’re currently recruiting graduate students to submit proposals for 5 minute talks for their 4 events this upcoming academic year. Oh, you should probably go to one too! Interdisciplinary commingling is good for the world!

– Interested in playing on interdisciplinary sports teams with other graduate students? The UBC Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Network has registered men’s basketball and soccer, and co-rec volleyball and we are still looking for players! You can play with us for free! (link works this time!)

– Have you heard about the Main Mall Harvest Feast next Thursday, September 25th? You should consider going, or simply volunteering!

Watch the BC Lions Play @ BC Place!

– Did you hear how on November 7th the BC Lions are to play against the Calgary Stampeders? And how we have discount tickets – Grad Students $45 and Non Grads $55 – which include seats in Touchdown Corner of BC Place, a tailgate party at Koerner’s, a Roundtrip bus ride, and more goodies? Do you know what happens to snoozers? That’s right, they lose. Don’t be that person.

GSS Outreach

We’re coming to connect with you on your turf! Starting next Thursday, and every other week going forward, your GSS executives will come out to meet you at your department! We’ll begin with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) on Thursday, September 25th between 4-5pm. We’ll bring coffee and donuts, and chill with the wonderful ECEGSA. We’re excited to meet you and get to know you, so if you are close by (this is NOT exclusive to ECE students), come and say hello. We’ll be in Room 422, Macleod Building, 2356 Main Mall!

GSS Research & Conferences

Help us help you! The GSS and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is carrying out a qualitative study of graduate students’ perceptions of mentoring.

We will be exploring graduate students’ perspectives on mentoring to inform and improve mentoring as an integral part of teaching and learning at UBC.

We’d like to invite you to participate in this study and share your experiences and perspective with us. Please review the official invitation letter and consent form. Help us improve the graduate student mentorship experience at UBC!

Phew! Have a great weekend!

– Ngwatilo: for your GSS.

Graduate Internship Information


Learn about UBC’s innovative graduate student sustainability internship programs.

This summer, students have worked in funded positions with both on- and off-campus sustainability partners – including City of Vancouver, BC Hydro,  Fortis BC, Musqueam First Nations and various UBC departments. Come and hear students present to the UBC community on their 2014 projects, and answer questions about their work and experiences in the program.

WHEN:                 Monday, September 22, 2014 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

WHERE:                BC Hydro Theatre (Main Floor)


2260 West Mall, UBC Vancouver Point Grey Campus (Directions)

Refreshments will be provided, please bring a cup!

Register here:

Learn more about the program:

Kshamta B. HunterM.A.
Manager, Advising and Student Involvement
Teaching, Learning & Research|UBC Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia
2260 West Mall|Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 827 3754


Registration Now Open for the October 19, 25, 26 Instructional Skills Workshop


ISW registration policy Oct 2013

Registration is open for the Instructional Skills Workshop October 19, 25, 26, 2014. Please note that participants must be able to attend the entire 24 hour workshop. Please find attached the new policy for registration in the ISW.

The Instructional Skills Workshop is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation. It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence. It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience. Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the October 19, 25, 26 ISW, please go to:

Event Registration

If you have any questions, please contact myself.

Best regards,
Mischa Makortoff
MISCHA MAKORTOFF | Marketing & Events Assistant
Marketing & Communications
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Irving K. Barber Centre, University of British Columbia
#214-1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1