|TIEDI Labour Force Update|
This monthly report provides up-to-date labour market data on immigrants, relying on data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The report includes labour market data for the Toronto CMA and Canada as a whole.
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Starting with the release of LFS data for January 2011, Statistics Canada has adjusted its labour force estimates to be based on the 2006 Census population counts; sub-provincial estimates to be based on 2006 Census boundaries; industry estimates to be based on North American Industry Classification System 2007; and occupational estimates to be based on National Occupational Classification- Statistics 2006. Until December 2010, labour force estimates had been based on population data from the 2001 Census. Although these revisions have had some minor impacts on the LFS estimates, this report uses updated LFS data from 2006 to 2011. For more information about these changes to LFS data, see http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=71F0031X&lang=eng.
Please note that these data are not comparable to the data released by Statistics Canada in The Daily. Data from The Daily is seasonally adjusted, while these data are adjusted using a different methodology, the 3-month moving average.
The Labour Force Survey is based on a sample of 53,000 households (representing approximately 100,000 individuals) across Canada, including 16,000 households in the province of Ontario. Due to the limited sample size, data on smaller groups have a higher coefficient of variation.
As a result, findings should be used with caution. Month-to-month variability in the Toronto data (compared to Canadian data) and in data on recent immigrants across Canada (compared to the larger groups of all immigrants and Canadian-born) should be attributed to data inaccuracies.
TIEDI has access to Labour Force Survey data on unemployment, employment and participation by gender, education, age groups (15+ years old, 15-24, 25-54, 55+ years old), immigrant status, period of arrival (5 years or less, 5+ years, 5-10 years, and 10+ years in Canada), province and CMA of residence (Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver).
We also have access to data on full-time/part-time employment by broad industry, gender, education, age groups (15+ years old, 15-24, 25-54, 55+ years old), immigrant status, period of arrival (5 years or less, 5+ years, 5-10 years, and 10+ years in Canada), province and CMA of residence (Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver).
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