Abacus licensed data collection.
ABACUS Licensed Data Collection
Sort By:
Studies: 1381 | Downloads: 35022
Description:

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

Production Date:January, 2017
Producer:Statistics Canada (Statcan)
Distribution Date:February, 2017
hdl:11272/10439
47 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Aug 4, 2017
Description:

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.

Producer:Statistics Canada (Statcan)
Distribution Date:November 16, 2016
hdl:11272/10412
15 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 20, 2017
Description:

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.

Production Date:2016
Producer:Statistics Canada (Statcan)
Distribution Date:March 08, 2016
hdl:11272/10346
8 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jul 20, 2017
Description:

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

Production Date:June 06, 2017
hdl:11272/10498
31 downloads + analyses
Last Released: Jun 6, 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.

Producer:DMTI Spatial Inc. (DMTI)
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.

Producer:DMTI Spatial Inc. (DMTI)
hdl:11272/10486
10 downloads
Last Released: May 9, 2017
Description:

The Inter-corporate ownership product is the most authoritative and comprehensive source of information available on corporate ownership; a unique directory of "who owns what" in Canada. It provides up-to-date information reflecting recent corporate takeovers and other substantial changes. Ultimate corporate control is determined through a careful study of holdings by corporations, the effects of options, insider holdings, convertible shares and interlocking directorships. The number of corporations that make up the hierarchy of structures totals approximately 45,000.

The information that is presented is based on non-confidential returns filed by Canadian corporations under the Corporations Returns Act and on research using public sources such as internet sites. The data are presented in an easy-to-read tiered format, illustrating at a glance the hierarchy of subsidiaries within each corporate structure. The entries for each corporation provide both the country of control and the country of residence.

The product covers every individual corporation that is part of a group of commonly controlled corporations with combined assets exceeding 600 million dollars or combined revenue exceeding 200 million dollars. Individual corporations with debt obligations or equity owing to non-residents exceeding a net book value of 1 million dollars are covered as well.

Production Date:April, 2017
Producer:Statistics Canada (Statcan)
Distribution Date:April 13, 2017
hdl:11272/10475
0 downloads
Last Released: Apr 13, 2017
Description:

The Inter-corporate ownership product is the most authoritative and comprehensive source of information available on corporate ownership; a unique directory of "who owns what" in Canada. It provides up-to-date information reflecting recent corporate takeovers and other substantial changes. Ultimate corporate control is determined through a careful study of holdings by corporations, the effects of options, insider holdings, convertible shares and interlocking directorships. The number of corporations that make up the hierarchy of structures totals approximately 45,000.

The information that is presented is based on non-confidential returns filed by Canadian corporations under the Corporations Returns Act and on research using public sources such as internet sites. The data are presented in an easy-to-read tiered format, illustrating at a glance the hierarchy of subsidiaries within each corporate structure. The entries for each corporation provide both the country of control and the country of residence.

The product covers every individual corporation that is part of a group of commonly controlled corporations with combined assets exceeding 600 million dollars or combined revenue exceeding 200 million dollars. Individual corporations with debt obligations or equity owing to non-residents exceeding a net book value of 1 million dollars are covered as well.

Production Date:April, 2016
Producer:Statistics Canada (Statcan)
Distribution Date:April 15, 2016
hdl:11272/10361
20 downloads
Last Released: Apr 13, 2017
Description:

The Boundary files portray the geographic limits used for census dissemination and are available for Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions, Economic Regions, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, Census Consolidated Subdivisions, Census Subdivisions and Aggregate Dissemination Area.

There are two types of boundary files: digital and cartographic. Digital files depict the full extent of the geographical areas, including the coastal water area. Cartographic files depict the geographical areas using only the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. The files provide a framework for mapping and spatial analysis using commercially available geographic information systems (GIS) or other mapping software.

The Boundary Files are portrayed in Lambert conformal conic projection and are based on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). A reference guide is available (92-160-G).

Producer:Statistics Canada (Statcan)
hdl:11272/10436
32 downloads
Last Released: Mar 31, 2017
Description:

Provincial economic accounts from 1961-1990, including GDP by industry.

Provincial economic accounts from 1961-2015

Production Date:2016
Producer:British Columbia. Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations. Planning and Statistics Division.
Distribution Date:2016
hdl:11272/10024
11 downloads
Last Released: Mar 17, 2017
 
 
Abacus Dataverse Network - British Columbia Research Library Data Services - Hosted at the University of British Columbia © 2015