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The Labour Force Survey provides estimates of employment and unemployment which are among the most timely and important measures of performance of the Canadian economy. With the release of the survey results only 10 days after the completion of data collection, the LFS estimates are the first of the major monthly economic data series to be released.

The Canadian Labour Force Survey was developed following the Second World War to satisfy a need for reliable and timely data on the labour market. Information was urgently required on the massive labour market changes involved in the transition from a war to a peace-time economy. The main objective of the LFS is to divide the working-age population into three mutually exclusive classifications - employed, unemployed, and not in the labour force - and to provide descriptive and explanatory data on each of these.

LFS data are used to produce the well-known unemployment rate as well as other standard labour market indicators such as the employment rate and the participation rate. The LFS also provides employment estimates by industry, occupation, public and private sector, hours worked and much more, all cross-classifiable by a variety of demographic characteristics. Estimates are produced for Canada, the provinces, the territories and a large number of sub-provincial regions. For employees, wage rates, union status, job permanency and workplace size are also produced. For a full listing and description of LFS variables, see the Guide to the Labour Force Survey (71-543-G), available through the "Publications" link above.

These data are used by different levels of government for evaluation and planning of employment programs in Canada. Regional unemployment rates are used by Employment and Social Development Canada to determine eligibility, level and duration of insurance benefits for persons living within a particular employment insurance region. The data are also used by labour market analysts, economists, consultants, planners, forecasters and academics in both the private and public sector.

Important note -- 4 August 2017

Labour Force Survey (LFS) data from January 2017 – July 2017 contained errors with numerical variables. Variables such as HRLYARN and UHRSMAIN were missing decimal place holders. As such, their values were off by a factor of 100. The issue has been addressed and the data for the year re-released

hdl:11272/10439
42 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Aug 4, 2017
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The Employment Insurance Coverage Survey provides a meaningful picture of who does or does not have access to EI benefits among the jobless and those in a situation of underemployment. The survey also covers access to maternity and parental benefits.

The main purpose of this survey is to study the coverage of the employment insurance program. It provides a meaningful picture of who does or does not have access to EI benefits among the jobless and those in a situation of underemployment. The Employment Insurance Coverage Survey also covers access to maternity and parental benefits.

The survey was designed to produce a series of precise measures to identify groups with low probability of receiving benefits, for instance, the long-term jobless, labour market entrants and students, people becoming unemployed after uninsured employment, people who have left jobs voluntarily and individuals who are eligible, given their employment history, but do not claim or otherwise receive benefits. The survey provides a detailed description of the characteristics of the last job held as well as reasons for not receiving benefits or for not claiming.

Through the survey data, analysts will also be able to observe the characteristics and situation of people not covered by EI and of those who exhausted EI benefits, the job search intensity of the unemployed, expectation of recall to a job, and alternate sources of income and funds.

Survey data pertaining to maternity and parental benefits answer questions on the proportion of mothers of an infant who received maternity and parental benefits, the reason why some mothers do not receive benefits and about sharing parental benefits with their spouse. The survey also allows looking at the timing and circumstances related to the return to work, the income adequacy of households with young children and more.

hdl:11272/10412
15 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 20, 2017
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The main purpose of this survey is to study the coverage of the employment insurance program. It provides a meaningful picture of who does or does not have access to EI benefits among the jobless and those in a situation of underemployment. The Employment Insurance Coverage Survey also covers access to maternity and parental benefits.

The survey was designed to produce a series of precise measures to identify groups with low probability of receiving benefits, for instance, the long-term jobless, labour market entrants and students, people becoming unemployed after uninsured employment, people who have left jobs voluntarily and individuals who are eligible, given their employment history, but do not claim or otherwise receive benefits. The survey provides a detailed description of the characteristics of the last job held as well as reasons for not receiving benefits or for not claiming.

Through the survey data, analysts will also be able to observe the characteristics and situation of people not covered by EI and of those who exhausted EI benefits, the job search intensity of the unemployed, expectation of recall to a job, and alternate sources of income and funds.

Survey data pertaining to maternity and parental benefits answer questions on the proportion of mothers of an infant who received maternity and parental benefits, the reason why some mothers do not receive benefits and about sharing parental benefits with their spouse. The survey also allows looking at the timing and circumstances related to the return to work, the income adequacy of households with young children and more.

hdl:11272/10346
8 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 20, 2017
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Commuting Flows for British Columbia Census Metropolitan Areas/Census Agglomerations and Census Tracts: Mode of Transportation (15) and Sex (3) for the Employed Labour Force 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work and Residing in Private Households, 2011 National Household Survey

hdl:11272/10501
1 download
Last Released: Jun 30, 2017
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First published in 1867, the Canada Year Book (CYB) charts key trends and indicators in the nation's economy, population, society and environment.

hdl:11272/MLNYP
9 downloads
Last Released: Jun 6, 2017
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The DAD contains data on separations from acute inpatient institutions and selected day surgery, chronic, rehabilitation and psychiatric institutions. Data is collected on separations with a discharge date between April 1 and March 31 of the given fiscal year

Note that this 10% sample does not include Quebec or British Columbia

hdl:11272/10498
31 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jun 6, 2017
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Orthorectified aerial imagery of the UBC Okanagan campus, Kelowna, BC, 2013. Ortho Pixel size - 10 cm

hdl:11272/PAOHL
1 download
Last Released: Jun 2, 2017
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CanMap® Address Points are unique and discrete representations of civic address assignments across Canada. It is the ultimate in answering the question of “where” and an anchor for a single source of accuracy in your mission-critical data. When building your location intelligence solution, this component can represent the single most important geometry feature providing high precision to your application. Benefits:

  • Enhance your corporate location intelligence capabilities
  • Provide highest precision coordinates for geocoding
  • Optimize current automated workflows and reduce costly secondary manual processes
  • Provide clear identification of actual addresses within a defined zone of interest
  • Gain new competitiveness by powering your analytics with rooftop precision data features
  • Enhance your end-user experience by getting them curbside to their exact destination With urban and rural coverage across Canada, the point feature is the ultimate in high-confidence, high accuracy geographic representations demarcating the physical location of an address.

hdl:11272/10487
8 downloads
Last Released: May 9, 2017
Description:

CanMap® Address Points are unique and discrete representations of civic address assignments across Canada. It is the ultimate in answering the question of “where” and an anchor for a single source of accuracy in your mission-critical data. When building your location intelligence solution, this component can represent the single most important geometry feature providing high precision to your application. Benefits:

  • Enhance your corporate location intelligence capabilities
  • Provide highest precision coordinates for geocoding
  • Optimize current automated workflows and reduce costly secondary manual processes
  • Provide clear identification of actual addresses within a defined zone of interest
  • Gain new competitiveness by powering your analytics with rooftop precision data features
  • Enhance your end-user experience by getting them curbside to their exact destination With urban and rural coverage across Canada, the point feature is the ultimate in high-confidence, high accuracy geographic representations demarcating the physical location of an address.

hdl:11272/10486
10 downloads
Last Released: May 9, 2017
TransLink Transit GIS Data, 21 April 2017by TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority); Lesack, Paul
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TransLink route and station data created from General Transit Specification Feed (GTFS), downloaded 24 April 2017. Esri shapefiles and geojson were created by UBC library from the GTFS feed from TransLink.

  • Stops shapefile: Transit stops as point shapefile
  • Shapes, routes and trips shapefile and geojson: Bus routes as polyline shape file with trip information. No time codes are included.

hdl:11272/10476
15 downloads
Last Released: Apr 25, 2017
 
 
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