Employment Equity aims to address employment disadvantages historically experienced by women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Employment Equity is measured by the equitable representation, distribution and retention of these groups of persons at every level of the workforce.
The Employment Equity Act requires employers to provide equal opportunities and removes barriers to employment to ensure all groups of people are represented in the workforce.
The objective is to achieve equality in the workplace so that no person is denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to their abilities.
The Act emphasizes fair treatment and the implementation of positive steps to achieve a representative workforce.
At DND, every employee is given fair access to employment and advancement opportunities, regardless of gender, disability or ethnic origin.
Your needs will be accommodated during the application process and in your subsequent employment, based on your particular requirements (for example by providing information in alternate formats or adapting your workspace).
Please ensure you self-declare as a member of one or more Employment Equity groups in the application process and identify your special needs, as applicable.