Trends in the Engineering and Computing Workforce in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces: 1990 and 2000

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Authors
  1. Daley, K.E.
  2. Dewar, M.E.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director Strategic Human Resources
Abstract
This report presents the results of a study of Engineers and Computer Scientists (E&C) in the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Forces (CF) in 1990 and 2000. The study was initiated by The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) technical panel on Military Human Resources Issues, a five-nation forum for collaborative human resources military research and development. Demographic analyses show that civilian and military E&C workflorces have decreased in size in the past decade, as have DND/CF population overall. The proportion of women E&C in DND/CF, andin the private sector, is smaller than the proportion of women in the Canadian workforce at large. The mean age and years of service of civilian and military E&C have increased since 1990. Separation rates have remained quite stable since 1990 but are higher than private sector rates. The ageing population and private-sector competition underscore the importance of recruitment and retention for DND/CF E&C groups. Consequently, many recruitment and retention programs and incentives are offered to civilian and military E&C.

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Report Number
ORD-PR-2002-20 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2002
Number of Pages
48
DSTKIM No
CA022298
CANDIS No
519184
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