Employment Equity Additional Information

At Cameco, we are committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate. We support employment equity and encourage candidates to voluntarily disclose during the application process if they are a member of a designated group. Employment Equity does not encourage or require hiring according to quotas or hiring unqualified or less well-qualified applicants. Instead, it works to increase the range of applicants to reflect all those — including women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities — who are qualified candidates. Thus, it helps identify and remove barriers that prevent the full participation of members of designated groups in the workforce.


This describes a person who self identifies a woman. The definition recognizes that gender is a self-identification that does not necessarily match the sex of an individual.


As per the definition contained in the Canadian Employment Equity Act, Aboriginal Peoples, refers to persons who are Indian, Inuit or Métis.


Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness or visual impairment (unable to see or having difficulty seeing, glaucoma; however, this does not include persons who can see well with glasses or contact lenses)
  • Co-ordination or dexterity impairment (difficulty using hands or arms, for example, grasping or handling tools or using a keyboard)
  • Deafness or hearing impairment (unable to hear or having difficulty hearing)
  • Mobility impairment (difficulty moving around, walking long distances or difficulty moving using stairs)
  • Speech impairment (unable to speak or difficulty speaking and being understood)
  • Other disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and all other types of disabilities)

Cameco’s Accessibility Plan and Progress Report are available in accordance with the Accessible Canada Act.


Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-white Latin American (including Indigenous people from Central and South America)
  • Black
  • East Asian (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
  • South Asian/East Indian (e.g., Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, or East Indian from Guyana, Trinidad or East Africa)
  • Southeast Asian (e.g., Burmese, Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Thai, Vietnamese)
  • Non-white West Asian, North African or Arab (e.g., Iranian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Libyan)
  • People of mixed origin (e.g. with one parent member of a visible minority group)