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Employment by Industry, Age, Sex, Country of Birth, and Immigrant Status for Canada and Provinces (Unadjusted) (2006-2013)


(StatCan Product) Employment by industry, detailed age groups, sex and immigrant status for Canada and provinces (unadjusted) (3 month moving average). Customization details:   This information product has been customized to present information on employment by industry, detailed age groups, sex, and immigrant status for Canada and provinces from 2006 to 2013 using a 3 month moving average (unadjusted).   The following are the industries presented:   - Total Employment   - Goods-producing sector     - Agriculture     - Forestry, fishing, mining, oil and gas     - Utilities     - Construction     - Manufacturing   - Services-producing sector     - Trade     - Transportation and warehousing     - Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing     - Professional, scientific and technical services     - Business, building and other support services     - Educational services     - Health care and social assistance     - Information, culture and recreation     - Accommodation and food services     - Other services     - Public administration   The following are the various immigrant statuses presented:   - Total     - Total Landed immigrants          - Very recent immigrants, 5 years or less          - Recent immigrants, 5+ years               - Recent immigrants, 5+ to 10 years               - Established immigrants, 10+ years     - Non-landed immigrants     - Born in Canada   The following are the age-groups presented:   - 15 years+     - 15 to 24 years     - 25 to 54 years     - 55 years+ - 25 to 64 years - 15 to 64 years     Labour Force Survey   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.   Target population   The LFS covers the civilian, non-institutionalized population 15 years of age and over. It is conducted nationwide, in both the provinces and the territories. Excluded from the survey's coverage are: persons living on reserves and other Aboriginal settlements in the provinces; full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the institutionalized population. These groups together represent an exclusion of less than 2% of the Canadian population aged 15 and over. National Labour Force Survey estimates are derived using the results of the LFS in the provinces. Territorial LFS results are not included in the national estimates, but are published separately.   Instrument design   The current LFS questionnaire was introduced in 1997. At that time, significant changes were made to the questionnaire in order to address existing data gaps, improve data quality and make more use of the power of Computer Assisted Interviewing (CAI). The changes incorporated included the addition of many new questions. For example, questions were added to collect information about wage rates, union status, job permanency and workplace size for the main job of currently employed employees. Other additions included new questions to collect information about hirings and separations, and expanded response category lists that split existing codes into more detailed categories.   Sampling   This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.   Data sources   Responding to this survey is mandatory. Data are collected directly from survey respondents. Data collection for the LFS is carried out each month during the week following the LFS reference week. The reference week is normally the week containing the 15th day of the month. LFS interviews are conducted by telephone by interviewers working out of a regional office CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews) site or by personal visit from a field interviewer. Since 2004, dwellings new to the sample in urban areas are contacted by telephone if the telephone number is available from administrative files, otherwise the dwelling is contacted by a field interviewer. The interviewer first obtains socio-demographic information for each household member and then obtains labour force information for all members aged 15 and over who are not members of the regular armed forces. The majority of subsequent interviews are conducted by telephone. In subsequent monthly interviews the interviewer confirms the socio-demographic information collected in the first month and collects the labour force information for the current month. Persons aged 70 and over are not asked the labour force questions in subsequent interviews, but rather their labour force information is carried over from their first interview. In each dwelling, information about all household members is usually obtained from one knowledgeable household member. Such...

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