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Statistics Canada jobs coming up in Kamloops, Okanagan for census

Now is the time to apply for census jobs in Kamloops and the Okanagan.The work is home-based, and involves door to door work for enumerators.
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Statistics Canada has lots of temporary jobs available to Kamloops and Okanagan residents starting this month.

Director General responsible for Census Geoff Bowlby says the federal government agency is hiring locally as it prepares to conduct a national census this spring.

Bowlby says there are 34 enumerator positions available in the Penticton area along with three supervisory and three 'other' positions.

Kelowna has 108 enumerator vacancies to fill, along with five supervisory and five 'other' positions.

There are 214 enumerator positions in Vernon, along with 14 supervisory and 14 'other' positions.

The remainder of the Okanagan (including the Similkameen) has 156 enumerator positions up for grabs along with 16 supervisory and 16 'other' positions available.

Kamloops has 123 enumerator positions available, along with five crew leader and five assistant positions.

Bowlby says most of the hirees will be needed from mid-April until the end of June. Supervisory positions will start in March.

Some positions will see their work extend into July.

Hours will vary for enumerators, who are being offered $17.83 per hour.

Crew leader positions will pay $23 per hour with assistant supervisory positions paying a lesser amount.

“Hours vary from one week to the next. A crew leader should expect stability in the hours, it’s effectively full time work, but enumerators will find some weeks busier than others,” Bowlby says.

He says enumerators can expect between 20 and 40 hours of work per week.

Successful candidates will be required to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.

"Everybody is based out of their homes. Some of the work involves making phone calls, but most of the work for enumerators involves going door to door,” Bowlby says.

He says enumerators will be provided with hand sanitizer and masks, and won’t be permitted to enter anyone's home.

“All the activity of the enumerator is outside, on the doorstep,” he says.

Those interested in applying for a Census position should go here.

Census data is used to plan public institutions such as schools, health and emergency centres. This year’s census will require approximately 32,000 employees to count every person in Canada.

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