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The lack of robust, spatially distributed subsurface data is the key obstacle limiting the implementation of complex and realistic groundwater dynamics into global land surface, hydrologic, and climate models. We map and analyze permeability and porosity globally and at high resolution for the first time. The new permeability and porosity maps are based on a recently completed high-resolution global lithology map that differentiates fine and coarse-grained sediments and sedimentary rocks, which is important since these have different permeabilities. The average polygon size in the new map is ~100 km2, which is a more than hundredfold increase in resolution compared to the previous map which has an average polygon size of ~14,000 km2. We also significantly improve the representation in regions of weathered tropical soils and permafrost. The spatially distributed mean global permeability ~10-15m2 with permafrost or ~1014m2 without permafrost. The spatially distributed mean porosity of the globe is 14%. The maps will enable further integration of groundwater dynamics into land surface, hydrologic, and climate models.

hdl:11272/10507
2 downloads
Last Released: Sep 15, 2017
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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
47 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
2014 National Survey of Caregiversby Canada Health Infoway
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In 2014, Canada Health Infoway undertook a national exploratory survey with R.A.Malatest & Associates Ltd., a third party research firm to conduct opinion research to investigate the value of Digital Health for caregivers in Canada. This Market Research Report, assesses perceptions of caregiving responsibilities with respect to access to care, coordination of care provided by healthcare professionals and various digital health solutions.

hdl:11272/10426
18 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jun 29, 2017
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This data set explored Canadian community pharmacists' access to and usage of digital health tools. It was a joint collaboration between the Canadian Pharmacists Association and Canada Health Infoway. Harris Decima, a third-party vendor, administered the online survey in collaboration with Infoway and the CPhA.

hdl:11272/10384
23 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jun 29, 2017
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The 2016 National Survey of Community-Based Pharmacists: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice dataset includes the positive impact that the use of digital health is having on Canadian pharmacists’ changing practice needs and on patient safety and the delivery of care. The survey was done by Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

hdl:11272/10500
10 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jun 28, 2017
2017 National Survey of Canadian Nurses: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice by Canada Health Infoway; Canadian Nurses Association; Canadian Nurses Informatics Association
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This dataset is the latest quantitative survey of Canadian nurses' access to and use of digital health in practice. It was a joint collaboration between the Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Nursing Informatics Association and Canada Health Infoway.

hdl:11272/10499
19 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jun 28, 2017
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Underwater video footage collected during June 2013 in Heriot Bay, Quadra Island, British Columbia. This data was collected as part of a study on the impacts of boat noise on a wild fish, Porichthys notatus, and its predators.

This video was produced using underwater cameras: 1) A custom-built Teamed Optic-Acoustic Device (TOAD) for predator-prey component, which consisted of a custom-built underwater camera and a synced hydrophone (HTI- 96-min, High Tech Inc., Long Beach, MS); 2) A Microcam (MVC2120WP-LED, Micro Video Products, www.microvideo.org) for individual midshipman behaviour component. See Sarika Cullis-Suzuki's PhD thesis (http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/10526/) for further details on equipment.

hdl:11272/10497
3 downloads
Last Released: Jun 21, 2017
 
 
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