Employment Equity Act Annual Report 2007
"The main objective of the Employment Equity Act is to eliminate barriers in the workplace so that no person is denied employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability. Its focus is the hiring and promotion of members of the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. The Annual Report describes the progress towards a more representative workforce achieved by federally regulated private sector employers, Crown corporations, the federal Public Service, separate employers (e.g., Canada Revenue Agency and Parks Canada), and other public sector employers (Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Forces)."
"This report analyzes 2006 data, which indicate that the representation of members of visible minorities has risen noticeably, especially in the private sector, and that improvements have been made regarding the hiring of Aboriginal peoples, particularly in the public sector."