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The "Direction Of Trade Statistics" data file contains annual, quarterly, and monthly IMF time series of country-level distributions of exports and imports, from 1948 to the latest received -- currently December 1997.

Last Released: Jun 20, 2018

Canada’s rapidly changing demographic profile, along with its accompanying social and economic issues, has led to much discussion concerning the relationship between work, lifestyle and well-being. Gauging the quality of life at work can help diagnose issues relating to productivity, morale, efficiency and equity. Charting patterns of home and leisure activities can take the temperature of Canadian culture. Bringing these two together will provide insight on the health and well-being of Canadians as they meet the challenges of the future.

The General Social Survey Program’s new cycle,Canadians at Work and Home, takes a comprehensive look at the way Canadians live by incorporating the realms of work, home, leisure, and overall well-being into a single unit. Data users have expressed a strong interest in knowing more about the lifestyle behaviour of Canadians that impact their health and well-being both in the workplace and at home. The strength of this survey is its ability to take diverse information Canadians provide on various facets of life and combine them in ways not previously possible with surveys that covered one main topic only.

The survey includes a multitude of themes. In the work sphere, it explores important topics such as work ethic, work intensity and distribution, compensation and employment benefits, work satisfaction and meaning, intercultural workplace relations, and bullying and harassment. On the home front, questions include family activity time, the division of labour and work-life balance. The survey also covers eating habits and nutritional awareness, the use of technology, sports and outdoor activities, and involvement in cultural activities. New-to-GSS questions on purpose in life, opportunities, life aspirations, outlook and resilience complement previously asked ones on subjective well-being, stress management and other socioeconomic variables.

Within Canada, all levels of government, academics and not-for-profit organizations have expressed interest in the results. Data from this survey will assist with program and policy decisions and research of all kinds interested in exploring the workplace, home life and leisure activities of Canadians from all areas of life. In addition, some of the data from this survey will be comparable internationally.

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Last Released: Jun 12, 2018

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, data on wage rates, union status, job permanency and establishment size are also produced.

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.

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Last Released: Jun 12, 2018

ICIS Cadastre The ICIS Cadastre is ICIS’ answer to the challenge of providing a single source parcel layer for its members. The data in this layer includes the best available parcel data from both Provincial and Local Government sources with standardized and uniform attribution. In areas where both Local Government and GeoBC contribute data, the Local Government data prevails. All ICIS Cadastre data is delivered via GeoShare, ICIS’s automated delivery mechanism, and is refreshed on a weekly basis. The data for each jurisdiction comes from either the local government or GeoBC, and is joined to standardized attribution established by GeoBC to create a uniform cadastre across boundaries and to verify that all registered parcels are included in the fabric.

ICF The Integrated Cadastral Fabric is produced by GeoBC’s Parcel Fabric Section on behalf of ICIS. The ICF layer includes many jurisdictions that are maintained on a bi-weekly basis by GeoBC to published attribute and currency standards. In other jurisdictions where the data is not actively maintained by GeoBC, the ICF includes local government parcel shapes with standardized Provincial attribution. An attribute on the fabric distinguishes between parcels that have been maintained by GeoBC and parcels that have been integrated from other ICIS members. More information about the ICF compilation program can be found at http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pip. GeoBC’s ICF Status Map provides a visual index to the current state of completion and maintenance of the ICF.

Local Government Cadastre. The Local Government Cadastre (As-Is-Cadastre) is a parcel fabric assembled entirely from local government data. Submissions are provided manually on an ad hoc basis and are not included in the ICIS Cadastre. Whatever datasets have been received within the last 30 days are manually loaded into the Local Government Cadastre once a month. This layer does not contain standardized attribution, although we attempt to reconcile fields with similar content as best as we can. The positional accuracy and attribution varies from local government to local government.

BC Assessment. The BC Assessment Fabric is a geospatial representation of the assessment roll. It contains a record for almost every assessed property in British Columbia. Unlike a legal cadastre fabric, it is an ownership fabric. This means there may be many legal lots represented by one assessed property or folio. Properties that do not have a spatial representation defined by its corresponding local government are occasionally represented using a diamond shape as a placeholder. This is done to assist finding a property’s location, and is usually a precursor to having a property boundary defined. The BC Assessment Fabric represents 99.14% of the assessment roll as of January 2015

Address BC. AddressBC is a centralized, geospatial, civic address repository, populated with address data from ICIS Local Government members and standardized to the AddressBC data model as a point feature class.

Other data: Agricultural Land Reserve Parcels, BC Centre for Disease Control Growing Days, Canadian Wildlife Service Boundaries, Conservation Parcels, Health Care Facilities, Police Jurisidiction Boundaries.

Last Released: May 28, 2018

Experienced Labour Force Population aged 15 years and over excluding institutional residents by Sex (3), Age groups (7), Occupation (NOC-S) 2006 (718) and (NAICS) 2002 (431) for Canada and its Provinces and Territories, 2006

Last Released: May 25, 2018

Experienced Labour Force Population 15 years and over in Private Households by Sex (3), Age groups (7), Industry (NAICS) 2012 (425) and Occupation (NOC) 2016 (691) for Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2016

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Last Released: May 25, 2018

Table 1 Title: Aboriginal identity (9), Age (4) and Sex (3) for Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2016 census, 25% sample based data File Format: Beyond 20/20 [1,512 cells] Year, Database: 2016 census, 25% sample based data Notes: 1) The global non-response rate (GNR) is an important measure of census data quality. It combines total non-response (households) and partial non-response (questions). A lower GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and, as a result, a lower risk of inaccuracy. The counts and estimates for geographic areas with a GNR equal to or greater than 50% are not published in the standard products. The counts and estimates for these areas have a high risk of non-response bias, and in most cases, should not be released. Geographies: Canada, Provinces and Territories [14 geographies] Universe: Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada Table Structure: Aboriginal identity (9), Age (4) and Sex (3) for Population Excluding Institutional Residents [108 cells /geog] Variables: Aboriginal identity (9) 1. Total - Aboriginal identity 2. Aboriginal identity 3. Single Aboriginal responses 4. First Nations (North American Indian) 5. Métis 6. Inuk (Inuit) 7. Multiple Aboriginal responses 8. Aboriginal responses not included elsewhere 9. Non-Aboriginal identity Age (4) 1. Total – Age 2. 0-5 years (inclusive under age 6) 3. 6-18 years 4. 19 years old & over Sex (3) 1. Total – Sex 2. Female 3. Male

Last Released: May 11, 2018

The ICRG Researchers Dataset Table 3B provides annual averages of the 12 components of ICRG's Political Risk Ratings (Table 3B), as published in the International Country Risk Guide.

Last Released: May 11, 2018

The input-output multipliers are derived from the supply and use tables. They are used to assess the effects on the economy of an exogenous change in final demand for the output of a given industry. They provide a measure of the interdependence between an industry and the rest of the economy.

The national and provincial multipliers show the direct, indirect, and induced effects on gross output, the detailed components of GDP, jobs, and imports. Like the supply and use tables, the multipliers are presented at four levels of aggregation: Detail level (236 industries), Link-1997 level (187 industries), Link-1961 level (111 industries) and Summary level (35 industries).

Last Released: May 1, 2018

The Skeletal Road Network Files (SRNFs) are disseminated to provide geographic reference information for the 2001 Census data. They can be used to reference the boundaries of the geographic areas by which Census data are tabulated.

The Skeletal Road Network File contains selected roads (with road names, but no addresses) that are derived from the Road Network Files (Catalogue No. 92F0157XCE). The selected roads are ranked according to four levels of detail. The different levels of detail are suitable for mapping at small to medium scales. The Skeletal Road Network Files can be used to provide some roads for cartographic reference when producing thematic maps with the Cartographic Boundary Files. The positional accuracy of the Skeletal Road Network File does not support cadastral, surveying or engineering applications.

Skeletal Road Network Files provide full digital coverage for Canada. There are 59 standard Skeletal Road Network Files:

  • Canada
  • 10 Provinces and 2 territories
  • 27 census metropolitan areas
  • 19 census agglomerations with census tracts
To order these files, please consult the Census Geography Filename page (below) and contact Data Services. Important note for Arcinfo users When converting the .e00 files to Arcinfo shape coverages, please remove the underscores in the .e00 files (ie, rename them), as the conversion program will not work with underscores. For more information on converting .e00 interchange format files to Arcinfo format, see the ESRI knowledge base.

Note on new file formats

April 2018

The original files for this census were the Esri .e00 interchange format files and the Mapinfo format files.

Shapefile and geojson format files suitable for use with newer technology were created using GDAL: http://www.gdal.org/

Specifically, files were converted from Mapinfo: ogr2ogr -f {fileformat} {mif or tab input file} {output file}

Note that some lengthy field names may be truncated.

If you wish to use the original files provided by Statistics Canada, please use either .e00 format or Mapinfo format.

Last Released: Apr 24, 2018
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