Mathematical Statistician - Recruitment


Ottawa (Ontario)
MA-02 - leading to MA-03
Employment tenure: Permanent and Temporary
\$59,933 to \$71,778 (MA-03: \$72,964 to \$85,959)

Applications will be accepted from January 11 to January 25, 2021.

For more information go to: Mathematical Statistics (MA)


Closing date: 25 January 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time


Positions to be filled: 15


Mathematical Statisticians (MAs) apply, adapt and develop mathematical, statistical or survey methods to practical problems. They explore and adopt sophisticated methods to integrate and transform alternate data sources into statistical information to support evidence-based policy decision making. Their work is crucial to Statistics Canada. The quality of data outputs and the costs of operations are heavily dependent on the methodology used.


As a mathematical statistician, your main duties will include the design, implementation and evaluation of statistical methods related to the production of official statistics, typically in cooperation with multidisciplinary project teams. This could include work on research projects in various areas related to survey methodology, record linkage or big data. Candidates could also be involved in projects related to the combination of classic and leading edge statistical methods, including experimentation with machine learning, artificial intelligence techniques, non-probabilistic sampling, micro simulation and modeled/synthetic data.


As a new MA employee, you will work closely with a more experienced MA which will allow you to gain valuable experience that will enhance your professional skills. Throughout your career, you will be able to develop your technical, analytical and managerial skills in a stimulating and professional environment.


Statistics Canada places great importance on the well-being of its employees and has numerous programs and facilities designed for the benefit of its employees. Health and safety, respect and fairness, flexible work arrangements, a sense of belonging and recognition and workplace wellness are at the heart of our organizational culture.


For further information on the organization, please visit Statistics Canada


Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.


Education: Graduation with a degree* from a recognized post-secondary institution, by September 30, 2021, with specialization in:

  1. Mathematics, Statistics or Operational research
  2. One of the physical, life or social sciences, combined with an acceptable number of courses** (normally 20 one-term courses/ approximately 60 credits) in mathematics, statistics or operational research at the level of a recognized post-secondary institution.

*Degree: Unless it is otherwise specified (e.g., Master’s degree), the term “degree” refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.

** The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.


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