Did someone in your family work for the Canadian Government? Do you work for the government? Find out what your counterpart earned for the same position.

The Canadian Civil Servants lists of Canada, 1972 – 1900 go beyond the dates and places and they are intriguing even if you don’t have a relative in the collection.

The 78,000 records are available fully indexed and fully searchable online for the first time and help paint a more vivid picture of the working life of Canadians just before the turn of the 20th Century.

This collection will give you a unique opportunity to find out how an ancestor’s career might have progressed and how much they earned, as well as offer personal individual information such as birth date, age, date of first appointment, years at post, promotion to present rank, creed or religion and nationality of origin.

For example, a Deputy Minister in the federal government in 1872 was earning a salary of $2,600. That same position today pays an average of 75 times that amount at $197,500. The Minister of Public Works. Today’s salary of $230,000 is 230 times the $1,000 salary back when Sir John A. Macdonald was still Prime Minister.

The collection includes people employed in departments of the Canadian government, including: Agriculture, Customs, Finance, House of Commons, Indian Affairs, Inland Revenue, Interior, Justice, Marine & Fisheries, Militia & Defense, Public Printing & Stationary, Public Works, Railways & Canals, Secretary of State, Mounted Police Force, Auditor General, Office of the High Commissioner of Canada, Post Office and Senate of Canada.

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