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March 30, 2012
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120330/dq120330b-eng.htm
In January, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $888.89, up 0.6% from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings rose 2.0%.

March 28, 2012
Interjurisdictional cases of spousal and child support, 2010/2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11628-eng.htm
Using data from the Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs for nine provinces and territories, the article provides an overview of key statistics on child and spousal support, as well as a detailed analysis of interjurisdictional support cases.
* General overview of maintenance enforcement
* Analysis of interjurisdictional support order cases
* International cases
* more...

March 28, 2012
Divorce cases in civil court, 2010/2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11634-eng.htm
* Divorce cases represent one-third of all family law cases
* Downward trend in new divorce cases continues
* Most divorce cases ongoing for two years or less
* Majority of divorce cases are uncontested
* Divorce case activity involves predominantly document filings
* Divorce cases rarely reach the trial stage
* Most divorces granted within six months of case initiation
* One in five divorces require more than a year to finalize
* Lengthy divorce cases often have periods of inactivity
* more...

March 28, 2012
Government Finance Statistics (GFS)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120326/dq120326e-eng.htm
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system which presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries.

Quarterly GFS data are available FREE on CANSIM for overall government in Canada and for four sectors from 1991 to the fourth quarter of 2011. These sectors are federal government, provincial/territorial governments, local governments, and Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

March 23, 2012
Consumer Price Index, February 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120323/dq120323a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.6% in the 12 months to February, following a 2.5% increase in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.1% from January to February.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Report:

The Consumer Price Index : February 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/62-001-x2012002-eng.htm
Contents:
Highlights
Briefing notes
Analysis
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
Appendices
User information
Related products
PDF version

Source:
The Consumer Price Index - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62-001-X&lang=eng
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
* On the product main page, click View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62-557-X&lang=eng

Related subjects:

* Prices and price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3956&lang=eng&more=0

* Consumer price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=3956&id=2178&lang=eng&more=0

March 23, 2012
Study: Household debt in Canada, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120323/dq120323b-eng.htm
Two-thirds of households had outstanding debt that averaged $114,000 in 2009, according to the Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS). Income and education were strongly associated with debt. Households with pre-tax income of at least $100,000 owed about $60,000 more than those with less than $50,000 in pre-tax income. Similarly, postsecondary graduates owed $26,000 more, on average, than those with less than a high school diploma. These results generally accord with lenders' assessments of borrowers' ability to carry loan payments.

The article "Household Debt in Canada" is now available in the
March 2012 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income.
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/75-001-x2012002-eng.htm
NOTE : The March 2012 edition also includes
Labour Force Survey: 2011 year-end review
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/2012002/article/11639-eng.htm

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=75-001-X&lang=eng
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://goo.gl/HXNdl

* Household assets, debts and wealth
http://goo.gl/xAd3d

March 22, 2012
Employment Insurance, January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120322/dq120322a-eng.htm
In January, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits increased by 12,400 (+2.3%) to 561,100. This increase returned the number of beneficiaries to roughly the same level as in June 2011.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/73-002-x/73-002-x2012001-eng.htm
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to December 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=73-002-X&lang=eng
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Tables by subject: Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l3_2621_2627-eng.htm?hili_none

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&more=0

* Non-wage benefits
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&more=0

[ earlier editions of this report:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=73-002-X&chropg=1&lang=en ]

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- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

March 21, 2012
Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120321/dq120321a-eng.htm
The vast majority of Canadians provided either time or money to charitable and non-profit organizations in 2010. Between 2007 and 2010, the total amount of money they donated and the total number of hours they volunteered remained stable.

March 21, 2012
Leading indicators, February 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120321/dq120321b-eng.htm
The composite leading index rose 0.6% in February, following a 0.4% gain in January. This was the eighth consecutive monthly increase of the index. In February, 6 of the 10 components rose.

March 21, 2012
Canada's population estimates, fourth quarter 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120321/dq120321e-eng.htm

March 21, 2012
Job vacancies, October and November and December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120321/dq120321f-eng.htm

March 21, 2012
Health Reports, March 2012 online edition
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/82-003-x2012001-eng.htm
March 2012
The March 2012 issue of Health Reports contains two articles:
* Sexual behaviour and condom use of 15- to 24-year-olds in 2003 and 2009/2010
* Geozones: An area-based method for analysis of health outcomes

March 19, 2012
Public postsecondary enrolments, 2009/2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120319/dq120319d-eng.htm
Data on public postsecondary enrolments for the academic year 2009/2010 are now available.
Both university and college enrolments are included in this release.
Available without charge in CANSIM (table 477-0019):
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0019&p2=31

See also:

Tables by Subject : Students
http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/ind01/l3_1821_1756-eng.htm

Tables by Subject: Education finance
http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/ind01/l3_1821_1828-eng.htm?hili_educ50

Look what I found!

Undergraduate tuition fees for full time Canadian students, by discipline, by province
http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/educ50a-eng.htm
[Go nuts, Nick!]

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March 19, 2012
Public postsecondary graduates, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120319/dq120319e-eng.htm
Data for students receiving qualifications from public postsecondary institutions for 2009 are now available. Both university and college students receiving qualifications are included in this release.
Available without charge in CANSIM (table 477-0020):
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0020&p2=31

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Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning
http://goo.gl/6qBYA

* Educational attainment
http://goo.gl/QjGH6

* Fields of study
http://goo.gl/EP1Jo

- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

March 16, 2011
Canadian Economic Observer - March 2012 issue
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-010-x/11-010-x2012003-eng.htm
Sections:
1. Current economic conditions
2. Economic events
3. Recent feature articles
4. National accounts
5. Labour markets
6. Prices
7. International trade
8. Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9. Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10. Financial markets
11. Provincial (latest Unemployment rates and Consumer Price Index)
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
Related products

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2239&lang=eng&more=0

* Current conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2239&id=712&lang=eng&more=0

* Economic accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Leading indicators
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=3764&id=1880&lang=eng&more=0

March 14, 2012
Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics, 2010/2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85f0015x/85f0015x2011000-eng.htm
Data on resource and caseload statistics for legal aid in Canada are now available for 2010/2011. The data summarized in the tables are drawn from the Legal Aid Survey, which is conducted annually on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31).
[Only two of the links from the report are highlighted below; click the link above to access the rest.]

* Highlights
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85f0015x/2011000/part-partie1-eng.htm
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* Appendices
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (568K, 128 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85f0015x/85f0015x2011000-eng.pdf

NOTE : Here's the link to the 2000/2001 edition of the same report if you want to compare two snapshots ten years apart
(PDF - 108K, 20 pages):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85f0015x/85f0015x2001000-eng.pdf
[see the source below for links to earlier editions back to 1997/1998]

Source:
Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics
- Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85F0015XWE&lang=eng
Access to justice in Canada is a concern for governments and policy makers, legal professionals and the public. One characteristic of accessibility is the availability of legal services. Legal aid plans have been established in all provinces and territories, with the common goal of assisting low-income Canadians who require professional legal counsel. This report presents information on the operation of Canada's 13 legal aid plans. The report includes information on the legal aid plans, personnel resources, revenues and expenditures, as well as information concerning applications for legal aid. It presents a broad analytical overview of legal aid in Canada and provides data tables and figures at both the provincial/territorial and national levels. Most of the information for the report is based on data collected from the Legal Aid Survey, conducted annually by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.
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[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

Source:
The Daily
:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[ Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

Related subjects:

* Crime and justice
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2693&lang=eng&more=0

* Legal aid
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2693&id=2594&lang=eng&more=0

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- Go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

March 13, 2012
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Third quarter 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120313/dq120313a-eng.htm
The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds totalled $1.06 trillion at the end of the third quarter, down 1.7% from the second quarter.

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=70008&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Income, pensions and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70005&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

March 9, 2012
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, fourth quarter 2011:
Productivity of Canadian businesses increases once again

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120309/dq120309c-eng.htm
The labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 0.7% in the fourth quarter, similar to the gain observed in the third quarter (+0.6%). The fourth-quarter increase in productivity occurred in a context where business output continued to grow, albeit at a slower pace than in the previous quarter, while hours worked declined for the first time in five quarters.

Additional tables and links to other releases from the national accounts can be found in the fourth quarter 2011 issue of Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, Vol. 10, no. 4:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/13-010-x/13-010-x2011004-eng.htm

Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=13-010-X&lang=eng
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

March 9, 2012
Labour Force Survey, February 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120309/dq120309a-eng.htm
Employment was unchanged in February. A decline in the number of people searching for work pushed the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 7.4%. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment was up by 121,000 (+0.7%), with the bulk of the increase occurring in the first half of the period.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information
February 12 to 18, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2012002-eng.htm
Highlights
Analysis — February 2012
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version

Source:
Labour Force Information - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=71-001-X&lang=eng
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

See also:

Tables by subject: Labour
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l2_2621-eng.htm
* Labour
* Commuting to work
* Employment and unemployment
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Non-wage benefits
* Occupations
* Unionization and industrial relations
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&more=0

March 8, 2012
Study: Victimization of older Canadians, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120308/dq120308b-eng.htm
In 2009, more than 154,000 or 2% of people aged 55 or older living in the 10 provinces reported that they had been the victim of a violent crime in the previous 12 months. Older Canadians reported experiencing close to 241,000 incidents of violence in 2009, representing a rate of 28 per 1,000 population. This rate remained essentially unchanged from 2004, when data were last collected.

Related article from Juristat:

Victimization of older Canadians, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11627-eng.htm
By Shannon Brennan
* Self-reported violent victimization of older Canadians
* Self-reported household victimization of older households
* Reporting victimizations to the police
* Impacts of victimization
* Perceptions of personal safety and community cohesion
* Summary
* Methodology for the General Social Survey on Victimization
* Detailed data tables

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85-002-X&lang=eng
This publication provides in-depth analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Topics include crime, victimization, homicide, civil, family and criminal courts, and correctional services. It is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.
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NOTE : Prior to October 2008, each issue of Juristat covers a specific topic. Starting in October 2008, each issue of Juristat includes several articles on different topics and is available in HTML format as well as in PDF format.

Quick links:

* Recently released analytical studies on crime and justice
http://goo.gl/L49PN

* Statistics by subject: Crime and justice
http://goo.gl/DBqNW

* Tables by subject: Crime and justice
http://goo.gl/shGwZ

March 7, 2012
Low Income in Canada - A Multi-line and Multi-index Perspective
By Brian Murphy, Xuelin Zhang and Claude Dionne
March 2012

HTML version (links are in the left margin)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2012001-eng.htm

PDF version (1.7MB, 111 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2012001-eng.pdf

Table of contents:
* Main page
* Summary
* Introduction
* Low-income trends in Canada
* Low income across groups of people
* Low income across provinces and cities
* The dynamics of low income in Canada
* Appendix
* References and bibliography
* Tables and figures
* More information

This study examines low income in Canada over a 34-year period from 1976 to 2009 with a multi-line, multi-index approach using data from the Survey of Consumer Finance (1976 to 1995) and Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (1996 to 2009). Three different low income lines are used: the Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs); the Low Income Measure (LIM) and the Market Basket Measure (MBM). In addition, three indexes are used to measure the incidence, depth and severity of low income in the study.

We first examine the evolution of low-income at the national level. This is followed by an investigation of the low income experiences of children, seniors, lone-parents, unattached non-elderly individuals, recent immigrants, off-reserve aboriginals and persons with activity limitations. Next, we compare low incomes across the ten provinces as well as seven Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA). Finally, we study low income mobility in Canada during the 1993-to-2009 period.

Source:
Statistics Canada

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

Related link:

"On poverty and low income" - by Ivan Fellegi (1997)
The Chief Statistician of Canada explains why his agency's low income cut-offs should not be used as the "official" poverty line for Canada.

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- Go to the Poverty Measures - Canadian Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty.htm

February 26, 2012
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/89-503-x2010001-eng.htm
This is the sixth edition of Women in Canada – representing the 25th anniversary of this publication. (...) As noted in the original 1985 report, "Women in Canada is intended to aid the continuing discussion and evaluation of the changing roles and social characteristics of Canadian women as well as contribute to the development of policies concerning the status of women in Canada."

General contents of this publication:

(Click the link above, then select a chapter in the left-hand margin of that page.
Each section appears in HTML format, and a link to the corresponding PDF file appears at the top of each section.)

* Female population
* Families, Living Arrangements and Unpaid Work
* Women and Health
* Women and Education
* Paid work
* Economic Well-being
* Women and the Criminal Justice System
* First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women
* Immigrant Women
* Visible Minority Women
* Senior Women
* Women with activity limitations
* Tables and charts <========== links to 200+ tables and charts!
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2010001/tbl-c-g-eng.htm
* More information
* Other issues in this series

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=89-503-X&lang=eng
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
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[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:

* Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3867&lang=eng&more=0

* Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=75&lang=eng&more=0

* Women and gender
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=75&id=78&lang=eng&more=0

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- Go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/women.htm

 

February 23, 2012
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120223/dq120223a-eng.htm
In December, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $888.26, up 0.7% from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings rose 2.4%.

 

February 23, 2012
Victim services in Canada, 2009/2010

By Christopher Munch
Drawing on results from the fourth cycle of the Victim Services Survey, this article presents a profile of victim services, including the types of victim service providers and the services offered.

Highlights:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11626/hl-fs-eng.htm

Full article in HTML:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11626-eng.htm

Full article in PDF(819K):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11614-eng.pdf

Related link:

Victim Services Survey, 2009/2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120223/dq120223e-eng.htm
In 2009/2010, 911 programs or organizations provided a wide range of services to victims of crime in Canada. In addition, there were nine provincial criminal injuries compensation programs in operation that year, four of which were administered in conjunction with other service providers.

Source:
Juristat - product main page*

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85-002-X&lang=eng
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Crime and justice
http://goo.gl/0apmd

* Victims and victimization
http://goo.gl/o1YVe

* Society and community
http://goo.gl/eP65E

 

February 17, 2012
Leading indicators, January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120217/dq120217c-eng.htm
The composite leading index increased 0.7% in January, following an identical gain in the previous month. This was the seventh consecutive increase in the index. The increase was concentrated in manufacturing, housing and services employment, and was offset by declines in durable goods sales and equity prices.

 

February 15, 2012
Health Reports - February 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/82-003-x2012001-eng.htm
A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

The February 2012 online edition of Health Reports contains the following articles:
(Click the link above to access these two articles.)

* Assessment of validity of self-reported smoking status
By Suzy L. Wong et al.
The health risks associated with cigarette smoking are well-documented and widely recognized— cancer, respiratory illness, heart disease, and stroke. In Canada, smoking contributes to more than 37,000 deaths a year. Tobacco-related health care expenditures amount to billions of dollars annually, with additional indirect costs such as lost productivity, longer-term disability and premature death.

* Health of First Nations children living off reserve and Métis children younger than age 6
By Leanne Findlay and Teresa Janz
Research has shown that Aboriginal children experience poorer health than do non- Aboriginal children. For example, a recent report revealed substantial Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal health differences, including higher rates of injury, accidental death, and sudden infant death syndrome. Aboriginal children are at higher risk of otitis media (chronic ear infection), respiratory tract infections, obesity, dental problems, and hospitalization due to asthma.

Source:
Health Reports - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=82-003-x&lang=eng
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
---
* Click the product main page link, then "View"
to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Health
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2966&lang=eng&more=0

* Diseases and health conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2966&id=1887&lang=eng&more=0

* Lifestyle and social conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2966&id=2968&lang=eng&more=0

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February 17, 2012
Consumer Price Index, January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120217/dq120217a- eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.5% in the 12 months to January, following a 2.3% increase in December. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.5% in January.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Source:
The Consumer Price Index - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62 -001-X&lang=eng
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
* On the product main page, click View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc- cel/olc-cel?catno=62-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62 -557-X&lang=eng

Related subjects:

* Prices and price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3956&lang=eng&more=0

* Consumer price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3956&id=2178&lang=eng&more=0

 

February 17, 2012
Employment Insurance, December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120217/dq120217b-eng.htm
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits edged up 4,200 (+0.8%) to 544,700 in December. The number of beneficiaries remained relatively stable during the final quarter of the year, but was down 109,400 (-16.7%) compared with 12 months earlier.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/73-002-x/73-002-x2011012- eng.htm
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to December 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=73 -002-X&lang=eng
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Tables by subject: Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l3_2621_2627- eng.htm?hili_none

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&more=0

* Non-wage benefits
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&more=0

[ earlier editions of this report:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc- cel?catno=73-002-X&chropg=1&lang=eng

 

February 17, 2012
Leading indicators, January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120217/dq120217c- eng.htm
The composite leading index increased 0.7% in January, following an identical gain in the previous month. This was the seventh consecutive increase in the index. The increase was concentrated in manufacturing, housing and services employment, and was offset by declines in durable goods sales and equity prices.

 

February 16, 2011
Canadian Economic Observer - February 2012 issue
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-010-x/11-010-x2012002- eng.htm
Sections:
1. Current economic conditions
2. Economic events
3. Recent feature articles
4. National accounts
5. Labour markets
6. Prices
7. International trade
8. Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9. Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10. Financial markets
11. Provincial (latest Unemployment rates and Consumer Price Index)
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
Related products

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2239&lang=eng&more=0

* Current conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2239&id=712&lang=eng&more=0

* Economic accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Leading indicators
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3764&id=1880&lang=eng&more=0

 

February 15, 2012
Health Reports - February 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/82-003-x2012001- eng.htm
A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

The February 2012 online edition of Health Reports contains the following articles:
(Click the link above to access these two articles.)

* Assessment of validity of self-reported smoking status
By Suzy L. Wong et al.
The health risks associated with cigarette smoking are well-documented and widely recognized— cancer, respiratory illness, heart disease, and stroke. In Canada, smoking contributes to more than 37,000 deaths a year. Tobacco-related health care expenditures amount to billions of dollars annually, with additional indirect costs such as lost productivity, longer-term disability and premature death.

* Health of First Nations children living off reserve and Métis children younger than age 6
By Leanne Findlay and Teresa Janz
Research has shown that Aboriginal children experience poorer health than do non- Aboriginal children. For example, a recent report revealed substantial Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal health differences, including higher rates of injury, accidental death, and sudden infant death syndrome. Aboriginal children are at higher risk of otitis media (chronic ear infection), respiratory tract infections, obesity, dental problems, and hospitalization due to asthma.

Source:
Health Reports - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=82- 003-x&lang=eng
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
---
* Click the product main page link, then "View"
to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Health
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2966&lang=eng&more=0

* Diseases and health conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2966&id=1887&lang=eng&more=0

* Lifestyle and social conditions

 

February 2012
CANSIM is now FREE.
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng
CANSIM is Statistics Canadas key socioeconomic database. In CANSIM, the user can choose a specific table, geography(ies), characteristics (variables) and date range, then download the data. Users can create customized tables by adding or removing data; and manipulate data by asking for percent changes or year-to-date sums or averages.

Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada. CANSIM data are now available free of charge under the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/reference/licence-eng.html

In addition, the interface has been modified to make it more user friendly.
See the Tutorial: Introduction to the New CANSIM Interface:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/about-apercu/video/cansim-eng.html

Browse CANSIM by subject:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng

 

February 12, 2012
Canadian Economic Observer, February 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-010-x/11-010-x2012002 -eng.htm
Sections:
1. Current economic conditions
2. Economic events
3. Recent feature articles
4. National accounts
5. Labour markets
6. Prices
7. International trade
8. Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9. Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10. Financial markets
11. Provincial (latest Unemployment rates and Consumer Price Index)
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
Related products

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel? catno=11-010-XWE&lang=eng
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2239&lang=eng&more=0

* Current conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2239&id=712&lang=eng&more=0

* Economic accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Leading indicators
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3764&id=1880&lang=eng&more=0

 

February 8, 2012
2011 Census: Population and dwelling counts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120208/dq120208a-eng.htm
The population of Canada increased 5.9% between the 2006 and 2011 censuses, compared with a 5.4% increase during the previous five-year period. The increase in the growth rate was attributable to slightly higher fertility and to an increase in the number of non-permanent residents and immigrants.

Links to dozens of Census 2011 products
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120208/pn120208- eng.htm

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NOTE: For more links to 2011 Census products, go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

 

Statistics Canada to make all online data free
National Statistics Council, which opposed scrapping the long-form census, applauds the move

November, 25, 2011
By Carl Meyer
All of Statistics Canada’s standard online products, including the census, socioeconomic and geographic data, will be offered to the public for free starting February 2012, Embassy has learned. In 2010, the agency was rocked when the government dropped the mandatory long-form census, and its chief statistician resigned in protest. Immigration experts slammed the decision for jeopardizing the targeted delivery of services like languages training and job-search workshops. Now, the agency will not charge for the information it gathered during the 2011 census. Instead, as it releases the first set of census data this February, it will also announce that it will be free—as well as the rest of its online, readily-available data.
Source:
Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly

 

February 3, 2012
Labour Force Survey, January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120203/dq120203a- eng.htm
Employment was virtually unchanged in January, and the unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 7.6% as more people searched for work. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment rose by 129,000 (+0.7%), with most of the growth occurring in the first six months of this period.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information
January 8 to 14, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001- x2012001-eng.htm
Table of contents:
Highlights
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001- x/2012001/aftertoc-aprestdm1-eng.htm
Analysis — January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/2012001/part- partie1-eng.htm
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (399K, 60 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2011012- eng.pdf

[ earlier reports in this series:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc- cel?catno=71-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=71 -001-X&lang=eng
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

See also:

Tables by subject: Labour
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l2_2621-eng.htm

Labour
Commuting to work
Employment and unemployment
Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
Hours of work and work arrangements
Industries
Non-wage benefits
Occupations
Unionization and industrial relations
Wages, salaries and other earnings

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&more=0

 

Statscan to abandon no-layoff policy as budget cuts loom
http://goo.gl/zh4OH
By Tavia Grant
January 30, 2012
Statistics Canada is abandoning its long-standing no-layoff practice as the agency faces budget cuts, though its chief statistician says reductions will not erode the quality of its data.
In a memo to senior managers, the Ottawa-based agency effectively abandons its no-layoff approach, which had been in place since the 1980s. Statscan, which employs nearly 5,000 full-time workers, has been asked, along with other federal departments, to submit proposals for a potential budget cut of up to 10 per cent.

Comments (196)
http://goo.gl/wYUJo

Source:
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

 

January 31, 2012
Adult and youth correctional services: Key indicators, 2010/2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120131/dq120131g- eng.htm
Data from the Corrections Key Indicator Report for Adults and Young Offenders are now available for 2010/2011.
The survey monitors trends in correctional populations, describes the utilization of correctional services and provides a basis for calculating incarceration rates. Data in this release were collected by correctional service officials, reported on a fiscal-year basis and are based on daily counts of adults and youth in custodial facilities and monthly counts of offenders under community supervision.

Available on CANSIM:

* Tables 251-0004 to 251-0006
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03? lang=eng&pattern=251-0004..251-0006&p2=31

* Table 251-0008
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03? lang=eng&pattern=251-0008&p2=31

Related subjects:

* Children and youth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Crime and justice (youth)
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20002&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2693&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Correctional services
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action? pid=2693&id=2149&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

 

January 30, 2012
Perspectives on Labour and Income - January 2012 online edition
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/75-001-x2012001- eng.htm

The January 2012 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, released today, features one article.

Seniors returning to Canada
January 2012

Highlights:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001- x/2012001/article/11618/11618hl-fs-eng.htm

Full article:

HTML version
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001- x/2012001/article/11618-eng.htm

PDF version (231K, 14 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001- x/2012001/article/11618-eng.pdf
This article uses census data to address several questions related to Canadian residents who previously emigrated to other countries: Do seniors account for a large proportion of returned emigrants? From where do older emigrants return? Do the characteristics of older returned emigrants differ from those of older Canadians who did not live abroad? Do the amounts and sources of income received in old age differ between these groups? How do all these results differ for Canadian-born versus immigrant returnees?

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=75 -001-X&lang=eng
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

 

January 26, 2012
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120126/dq120126a- eng.htm
In November, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $883.96, virtually unchanged from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings rose 2.2%.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

Monthly report:

Employment, Earnings and Hours, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/72-002-x/72-002-x2011011- eng.htm
* Highlights
* Note to users
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=72 -002-X&lang=eng
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://goo.gl/FsMeZ

* Employment and unemployment
http://goo.gl/mMHwY

* Hours of work and work arrangements
http://goo.gl/DGFGo

* Industries

* Wages, salaries and other earnings
http://goo.gl/EK2Qr

 

January 26, 2012
Study: Criminal victimization in the territories, 2009

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120126/dq120126b-eng.htm
In 2009, 34% of residents of the three territories aged 15 and over reported to the General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization that they had been the victim of at least one criminal incident in the 12 months preceding the survey. Nearly half (46%) of the 38,000 self-reported incidents in the territories were violent, with assault being the most common crime reported. The remainder of reported incidents were crimes against the household (35%) or thefts of personal property (19%). In contrast, the vast majority (70%) of self-reported criminal incidents in the provinces were non-violent.

Related article:

Criminal victimization in the territories, 2009
By Samuel Perreault and Tina Hotton Mahony
Release date: January 26, 2012
HTML version
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002- x/2012001/article/11614-eng.htm
PDF version (820K, 39 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002- x/2012001/article/11614-eng.pdf

Source:
Juristat - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85 -002-X&lang=eng
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Crime and justice
http://goo.gl/0apmd

* Victims and victimization
http://goo.gl/o1YVe

* Society and community
http://goo.gl/eP65E

 

January 25, 2012
Study: Firm entry and exit in Canada, 2000 to 2008
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120125/dq120125a-eng.htm
Firm entry and exit are important aspects of business dynamics. In every year from 2000 to 2008, roughly 1 firm in 10 had either just entered the Canadian business sector or was about to exit. This turnover emphasizes an important path to business innovation and productivity growth. To survive and replace incumbents, new firms aggressively adopt new ideas. This creates pressure on incumbents to innovate or exit the market. From 2000 to 2008, an average of 10.8% of firms entered the business sector each year, while 9.0% exited. The size distributions of entrants and exiters, as well as entry and exit rates by size, suggest that turnover predominantly involves small firms.

Source:
Failure Rates for New Canadian Firms: New Perspectives on Entry and Exit
*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel? catno=61-526-XIE&lang=eng
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

See also:

Firm Dynamics: Firm Entry and Exit in Canada, 2000 to 2008*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc- cel/olc-cel?catno=11-622-M2012022&lang=eng
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related blog post:

Canadian startups cashing chips way too early?
By Christine Wong
http://blogs.itbusiness.ca/2012/01/canadian- startups-cashing-chips-way-too-early/
Source:
ITBusiness.ca
http://blogs.itbusiness.ca/

 

January 24, 2012
Job vacancies, three-month average ending in September 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120124/dq120124b-eng.htm
Canadian businesses had, on average, 248,000 job vacancies in the three month period ending in September 2011. For all sectors combined, the ratio of unemployment to job vacancies was 3.3. In other words, there were 3.3 unemployed people in Canada for every job vacancy.
- includes links to four tables:
* Table 1 : Number of job vacancies and job vacancy rate, by sector
* Table 2 : Number of job vacancies and job vacancy rate, by province and territory
* Table 3 : Number of unemployed, number of job vacancies, and unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, by sector
* Table 4 : Number of unemployed, number of job vacancies, and unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, by province and territory

Related link from the CBC:

Canada's toughest job market is P.E.I.
Saskatchewan has lowest per-job vacancy

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/27/pei-unemployed-job-ratio-584.html
January 27, 2012
P.E.I. has the toughest job market in the country, with more than nine people looking for work for every job vacancy, almost triple the national rate of 3.3, says Statistics Canada.
Source:
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/

 

January 23, 2012
Leading indicators, December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120123/dq120123a- eng.htm
The composite leading index increased 0.8% in December, following a 0.9% gain the previous month. The increase was broad-based with 8 of the 10 components rising.

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2239&lang=eng&more=0

* Current conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2239&id=712&lang=eng&more=0

* Economic accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Leading indicators
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3764&id=1880&lang=eng&more=0

 

January 23, 2012
Profile of seniors’ transportation habits
By Martin Turcotte
HTML version
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-008- x/2012001/article/11619-eng.htm
PDF version (148K, 16 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-008- x/2012001/article/11619-eng.pdf

This article examines various issues related to seniors’ access to transportation and to a vehicle. The first part focuses on determining which seniors have a driver’s licence and drive a car, including those with the weakest visual, auditory, motor and cognitive faculties. The second part of the article describes seniors’ main forms of transportation other than driving a car. The last part examines the impact of seniors’ main form of transportation on their level of social participation.

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=11- 008-x&lang=eng
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

 

January 20, 2012
Consumer Price Index, December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120120/dq120120a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.3% in the 12 months to December, following a 2.9% increase in November. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2% in December.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Source:
The Consumer Price Index - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62 -001-X&lang=eng
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
* On the product main page, click View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc- cel/olc-cel?catno=62-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62 -557-X&lang=eng

Related subjects:

* Prices and price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3956&lang=eng&more=0

* Consumer price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3956&id=2178&lang=eng&more=0

 

January 19, 2012
Employment Insurance, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120119/dq120119b-eng.htm
In November, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits totalled 539,000, virtually unchanged from the previous month.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/73-002-x/73-002-x2011010- eng.htm
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to November 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=73 -002-X&lang=eng
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Tables by subject: Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l3_2621_2627- eng.htm?hili_none

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&more=0

* Non-wage benefits
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&more=0

[ earlier editions of this report:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc- cel?catno=73-002-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

 

January 12, 2011
Canadian Economic Observer - January 2012 issue
Sections:
1. Current economic conditions
2. Economic events
3. Recent feature articles
4. National accounts
5. Labour markets
6. Prices
7. International trade
8. Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9. Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10. Financial markets
11. Provincial (latest Unemployment rates and Consumer Price Index)
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
Related products
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

January 6, 2012
Labour Force Survey, December 2011

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120106/dq120106a- eng.htm
Following two months of declines, employment rose slightly in December, up 18,000. The unemployment rate edged up to 7.5% as more people participated in the labour market. Over the past 12 months, employment growth totalled 1.2% (+199,000), with nearly all of the gains in the first half of the year.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information
December 4 to 10, 2011

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2011012- eng.htm
Table of contents:
Highlights
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001- x/2011012/aftertoc-aprestdm1-eng.htm
Analysis — December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/2011012/part- partie1-eng.htm
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (440K, 60 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2011012- eng.pdf

[ earlier reports in this series:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc- cel?catno=71-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=71 -001-X&lang=eng
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&more=0

January 4, 2012
Study: Comparing Canadian and US price levels
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120104/dq120104a-eng.htm
Canada and the United States share one of the longest borders in the world, their economies are intertwined, and trade between them is extensive. Consequently, Canadian consumers have a widely held expectation that the prices they pay for many products should be roughly equal to US prices, after adjusting for the exchange rate.

Two studies released today examine comparative price levels between the two countries.

1. Do Relative Canada/U.S. Prices Equate to the Exchange Rate?
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2012003- eng.htm
... analyses the extent to which relative differences in prices between the two countries have reflected the market exchange rate over the last 40 years. It is based on concepts and methods from the Purchasing Power Parity Program.

2. New Evidence on Exchange-rate-adjusted Prices in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2012002- eng.htm
... examines the Canada–United States comparative price level. This is defined as the ratio of the final selling price in Canada to the final selling price in the United States, adjusted for differences in the exchange rate.

Source:
Economic Insights - product main page
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel? catno=11-626-XWE&lang=eng
Articles in the Economic Insights series highlight issues related to the growth and development of Canada's economy. In some cases, these articles synthesize the results of previous research carried out by Statistics Canada; in others, they provide contextual information that accompanies the release of new data. The Economic Insights series features concise examinations of economic events, trends, and important structural changes in the economy.

Similar studies from the Economic Analysis Division:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/economicanalysis

Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Prices and price indexes
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3956&lang=eng&more=0

* Intercity and international price comparisons
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3956&id=3965&lang=eng&more=0

December 22, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2011
In October, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 1.4% to $885.36 from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings rose 2.7%.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - main product page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

December 22, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111222/dq111222a- eng.htm
In October, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 1.4% to $885.36 from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings rose 2.7%.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

Related report:

Employment, Earnings and Hours - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=72- 002-X&lang=eng
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
---
* On the main product page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://goo.gl/FsMeZ

* Employment and unemployment
http://goo.gl/mMHwY

* Hours of work and work arrangements
http://goo.gl/DGFGo

* Industries
http://goo.gl/q4V02

* Wages, salaries and other earnings
http://goo.gl/EK2Qr

December 21, 2011
Study: Economic growth in Canada and the United States, 1997 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111221/dq111221b- eng.htm
Living standards in Canada are growing at a faster pace than in the United States even though comparisons of labour productivity—the most often-cited indicator—show Canada falling behind during the past decade. Two other measures of standard of living—real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita and real gross national income (GNI) per capita—show that Canada's performance has improved relative to the United States during this period.
Source:
Economic Insights - product main page
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel? catno=11-626-XWE&lang=eng
Articles in the Economic Insights series highlight issues related to the growth and development of Canada's economy. In some cases, these articles synthesize the results of previous research carried out by Statistics Canada; in others, they provide contextual information that accompanies the release of new data. The Economic Insights series features concise examinations of economic events, trends, and important structural changes in the economy.

Similar studies from the Economic Analysis Division:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/economicanalysis

Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Gross domestic product
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3764&id=3012&lang=eng&more=0

December 20, 2011
Fiscal Arrangements Certificates: Federal Equalization Program 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111220/dq111220b- eng.htm
Fiscal Certificates prepared for the administration of the Federal-provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act and Regulations are now available. The Fiscal Certificates cover the four fiscal years of data from 2008/2009 to 2011/2012. The Fiscal Certificates are available free of charge in electronic format upon request. Data on residential property value assessment, residential and non-residential property tax revenues, and population estimates, by census subdivision, for reference years 2007 to 2009, are also available free of charge in electronic format upon request.
[ Click the above link for contact information. ]

Related subjects:

* Government
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3055&lang=eng&more=0

December 20, 2011
Quarterly Demographic Estimates, July to September 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-002-x/91-002-x2011003-eng.htm
Table of contents:
Highlights
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-002-x/2011003/aftertoc- aprestdm1-eng.htm
Analysis
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
Appendices
User information
Related products
PDF version (388K, 82 pages):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-002-x/91-002-x2011003- eng.pdf

Source:
Quarterly Demographic Estimates - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=91- 002-X&lang=eng
This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=30000&lang=eng&more=0

* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=30000&id=30004&lang=eng&more=0

* Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3867&lang=eng&more=0

December 16, 2011
Employment Insurance, October 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111216/tdq111216- eng.htm
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits declined slightly (-5,400 or -1.0%) to 541,200 in October, continuing a year-long downward trend.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, October 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/73-002-x/73-002-x2011010- eng.htm
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to September 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=73- 002-X&lang=eng
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Tables by subject: Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l3_2621_2627-eng.htm? hili_none

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]


Related links:

From the
Vancouver Sun:

Decline in EI recipients could signal renewed health in B.C. labour market
http://goo.gl/8jhR9
By Evan Duggan
December 16, 2011
A decline in the number of British Columbians receiving employment insurance benefits could be a sign the labour market is recovering from the beating it took beginning with the global recession in 2008, according to a Vancouver economist.New numbers published by Statistics Canada show that 9,170 fewer people in Metro Vancouver received EI benefits in October 2011 when compared to October 2010 — a 32 per cent drop. Throughout B.C. there was a 28 per cent drop year-over-year fewer recipients across the province.
(...)
While the number of employment insurance beneficiaries has been falling, the total number of British Columbians receiving provincial income assistance has remained steady at roughly 180,000 over the past year, according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Social Development. “Numbers do fluctuate with seasonal work,” said David Haslam, a spokesman with the Ministry of Social Development. “We have not seen any indication that the decline in the number of EI recipients is having a significant impact on the province’s income assistance caseload.”
Source:
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/

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From the
Progressive Economics Forum (PEF):

EI Coverage Falls Below 40%
http://www.progressive- economics.ca/2011/12/16/employment-insurance-below-40/
By Erin Weir
December 16, 2011
It may be a grim Christmas for thousands of unemployed Canadians. Today’s Employment Insurance figures show that fewer workers received benefits in October, even as more became unemployed and filed EI claims.

[ More PEF postings on Employment Insurance:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/category/employment- insurance/ ]

Source:
Progressive Economics Forum (PEF)
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/

 

More StatCan reports:

December 14, 2011
Leading indicators, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111214/dq111214c- eng.htm
The composite leading index increased 0.8% in November, the largest increase in five months. Manufacturing posted broad gains after slowing in recent months. Household spending was mixed, while the stock market continued to decline.

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

December 14, 2011
Women in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111214/dq111214d- eng.htm
Available online today are four new chapters of the publication Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, which explores the socio-demographic and economic circumstances of Canadian women in general. These chapters examine the health of Canadian women, their education, their family arrangements and the activity limitations with which some live.

Eight chapters were released previously online.
All 12 chapters are now available in
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, 2010-2011, sixth edition

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/89-503-x2010001- eng.htm

Table of contents:
* Paid work
* Economic Well-being
* Women and the Criminal Justice System
* First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women
* Senior Women
* Female population
* Visible Minority Women
* Immigrant Women
* Women and Education
* Women and Health
* Families, Living Arrangements and Unpaid Work
* Women with activity limitations
* Tables and charts
* More information
* Other issues in this series

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=89- 503-X&lang=eng
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest report in this series; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.
---

Related subjects:

* Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3867&lang=eng&more=0

* Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=75&lang=eng&more=0

* Women and gender
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=75&id=78&lang=eng&more=0

December 14, 2011
Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, December 2011
The December 2011 issue of Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada contains two articles.

The first article, Length of Time between High School Graduation and Enrolling in Postsecondary Education: Who Delays and Who Does Not?:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-004-x/2011004/article/11594- eng.htm
... summarizes the main findings of a recent research report that measured median delay times between high school graduation and starting a first postsecondary program and identified the factors associated with either speeding up or slowing down this transition.

The second article, Postsecondary Education Participation among Underrepresented and Minority Groups:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-004-x/2011004/article/11595- eng.htm
...summarizes the key findings of a recent research report that examined the characteristics of young people who historically have been underrepresented in the postsecondary student population and the factors that play a role in the decision to pursue postsecondary studies.

Also in the same issue of Education Matters:

Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP)

* New Tables (December 2011)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-582-x/81-582-x2011002- eng.htm

Education Indicators in Canada:
Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
(December 2011)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-582-g/81-582-g2011002- eng.htm

Source:
Education Matters:
Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada
- main product page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:
* Education, training and learning

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=1821&lang=eng&more=0

December 9, 2011
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, third quarter 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111209/dq111209b- eng.htm

December 7, 2011
Population projections by Aboriginal identity in Canada, 2006 to 2031
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111207/dq111207a- eng.htm
All growth scenarios considered, the Aboriginal identity population in Canada could be between 1.7 million and 2.2 million by 2031, representing between 4.0% and 5.3% of the total population.

December 5, 2011
Charitable donors, 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111205/dq111205a- eng.htm
Canadian taxfilers reported making charitable donations of just under $8.3 billion in 2010, up 6.5% from 2009. At the same time, the number of donors increased 2.2% to just over 5.7 million. Data are based on income tax returns filed for 2010. Nationally, 23.4% of all taxfilers claimed charitable donations on their tax return, in line with previous years. Manitoba (26.3%) had the highest percentage declaring a donation, followed by Prince Edward Island (25.3%) and Saskatchewan (25.3%).

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3868&lang=eng&more=0

* Household spending and savings
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3868&id=2180&lang=eng&more=0

* Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=75&lang=eng&more=0

* Volunteering and donating
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=75&id=80&lang=eng&more=0

December 2, 2011
Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111202/dq111202b- eng.htm
Just under six million taxfilers contributed to registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) in 2010, a slight decline of 0.2% from 2009. Their total contributions increased 2.6% to $33.9 billion. Data are based on tax returns filed for 2010.
- includes links to two tables:
* Registered retirement savings plan contributors — Canada, provinces and territories
* Registered retirement savings plan contributors — Census metropolitan areas

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3868&lang=eng&more=0
* Household spending and savings
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3868&id=2180&lang=eng&more=0
* Household, family and personal income
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3868&id=2812&lang=eng&more=0
* Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3868&id=70008&lang=eng&more=0
* Seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=70000&lang=eng&more=0
* Income, pensions and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=70000&id=70005&lang=eng&more=0

December 1, 2011
Study: Perceptions of personal safety and crime, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111201/dq111201a- eng.htm
In 2009, the vast majority (93%) of Canadians aged 15 years and older living in the provinces said they felt satisfied with their personal safety from crime. This proportion was similar to 2004, the last time this survey was conducted. Despite higher rates of victimization, younger Canadians were more satisfied with their personal safety from crime than older Canadians. In 2009, 94% of Canadians aged 15 to 24 years said they felt very or somewhat satisfied, compared with 90% of Canadians aged 65 years and older.

Related article:

Canadians' perceptions of personal safety and crime, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2011001/article/11577- eng.htm
PDF version (749K, 21 pages)

Source:
Juristat - product main page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues
.

Related subjects:

* Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2693&lang=eng&more=0
* Crimes and offences
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2693&id=2102&lang=eng&more=0
* Victims and victimization
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2693&id=455&lang=eng&more=0
* Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=75&lang=eng&more=0

November 30, 2011
Elementary and secondary public school indicators, 2009/2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111130/dq111130e- eng.htm
Just under 5.1 million students were enrolled in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Canada during the academic year 2009/2010, down 0.2% from the previous academic year. This was the lowest level since 1997/1998, when data for the Elementary–Secondary Education Survey were first collected. Enrolment peaked at nearly 5.4 million students in 1999/2000.

Summary Public School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 2005/2006 to 2009/2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-595-m/81-595-m2011095- eng.htm
PDF version (423K, 58 pages):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-595-m/81-595-m2011095- eng.pdf
This report provides elementary and secondary school public data at the provincial, territorial and Canada-wide levels for key education statistics, such as enrolment, graduates, finance, and educator.

Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=1821&lang=eng&more=0
* Education finance
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=1821&id=1828&lang=eng&more=0
* Students
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=1821&id=1756&lang=eng&more=0
* Teachers and educators
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=1821&id=1831&lang=eng&more=0

November 29, 2011
2011 Census geographic products
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111129/dq111129c- eng.htm
Available today are four geographic products from the 2011 Census: Boundary Files, Road Network File, Correspondence Files and the Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names. These products represent the first suite of geographic products released from the 2011 Census.

Related subjects:

* Reference
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=4017&lang=eng&more=0
* Census reference materials
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=4017&id=4019&lang=eng&more=0

November 28, 2011
Public sector employment, third quarter 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111128/tdq111128- eng.htm
Public sector employment on a seasonally adjusted basis was 3.6 million in the third quarter, down 12,000 (-0.3%) from the second quarter. The decline was mainly the result of the layoff of the temporary workers hired for the 2011 Census program. Employment in the federal general government, which fell by 16,000 (-3.6%), declined in all provinces and territories.
[Related data tables: http://goo.gl/tXUuV ]

Related subjects:

* Government
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3055&lang=eng&more=0
* Employment and remuneration
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3055&id=3057&lang=eng&more=0

November 28, 2011
Federal government employment in census metropolitan areas, September 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111128/dq111128c- eng.htm
In September, 315,500 federal government employees worked in a census metropolitan area (CMA). They represented three-quarters of all federal workers, a proportion that has remained stable in the last decade. (...) The 135,900 federal workers in Ottawa–Gatineau accounted for nearly one-third (32.5%) of the total federal workforce in September. This proportion has been on an upward trend since the mid-1990s when it was roughly 27%. Montréal had 23,700 federal employees, the second largest total, followed by Toronto with 22,300.

November 23, 2011
Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2010
Labour productivity in the business sector increased in every province and in Nunavut in 2010. At the national level, business productivity rose 1.9% in 2010 after declining by 0.3% in 2009.
- includes the following two tables:
Table 1 : Labour productivity and other related variables for the business sector, 2010
Table 2 : Businesses producing goods and businesses producing services, 2010

Related subjects:
* Economic accounts
* Productivity accounts

November 23, 2011
Study: Aboriginal people and the labour market, 2008 to 2010
In the economic downturn that began in 2008, employment fell further and over a longer period among Aboriginal people than in the non-Aboriginal workforce. This was true for all age groups. (...) Declines for core-aged Aboriginal workers were all in full time in both years. For their non-Aboriginal counterparts, the losses in 2009 were all in full-time work, while the gains in 2010 were a combination of full- and part-time jobs.

The study :

Aboriginal People and the Labour Market: Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2008-2010
by Jeannine Usalcas
Table of contents:
Acknowledgements
Abstract
Highlights
Source, data history and definitions
Main article
Tables
Charts
User information
PDF version (155K, 29 pages)

Source:
Aboriginal People and the Labour Market:
Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2008-2010
- product main page*
This report provides an overview of the labour market outcomes of Aboriginal people during and after the labour market downturn. It covers the period of 2008 to 2010, using annual averages by several demographic and labour market activity indicators available from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

November 21, 2011
Study: Income adequacy in retirement
The financial well-being of retirement-age households headed by seniors would increase markedly if their "potential income" from assets such as housing and mutual funds were included in their total income. Research into the adequacy of pensions has focused on the income and consumption streams of households following retirement. However, these do not incorporate the potential income that could be realized from owned assets, which can be used in retirement to supplement reported income. The study, "Income Adequacy in Retirement: Accounting for the Annuitized Value of Wealth in Canada," takes this potential income into account when comparing the pre- and post-retirement financial situation of Canadian households.

The study:

Income Adequacy in Retirement:
Accounting for the Annuitized Value of Wealth in Canada

By John R. Baldwin et al.
Table of contents:
Acknowledgements
Abstract
Executive summary
Main article
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
PDF version (1MB, 35 pages)


Related subjects:
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household, family and personal income
* Seniors
* Income, pensions and wealth

November 18, 2011
Leading indicators, October 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.2% in October, after a gain of 0.1% in September. In October, 5 of the 10 components increased, the same as the month before, while 4 declined, 1 fewer than in September. Household spending remained the strongest sector of the economy, while manufacturing remained the weakest.
* This release will be reprinted in the December 2011 issue of The Canadian Economic Observer (Click "View" for the latest issue)

Table 1 : Leading Indicators, May 2011-October 2011

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

November 14, 2011
Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada, 2011
- looks at the impact of diabetes and respiratory conditions (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) on quality of life.
Data from the 2011 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada are now available. The objective of the survey (sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada) was to assess the impact of diabetes and respiratory conditions (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) on quality of life and to provide more information on how Canadians manage their chronic condition. Data were collected in the fall of 2010 and the spring of 2011. Approximately 6,500 individuals in the 10 provinces were interviewed.

Definitions, data sources and methods (survey number 5160)

Related subjects:
* Health
* Diseases and health conditions

November 8, 2011
Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2010
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in every province and territory in 2010, a rebound from the previous year when most provinces recorded declines or no gain. Nationally, real GDP increased 3.2% following a 2.8% contraction in 2009.

November 4, 2011
Labour Force Survey, October 2011
Following an increase in September, employment declined by 54,000 in October, all in full time. October's loss pushed the unemployment rate up 0.2 percentage points to 7.3%. Over the last year, total employment has risen by 237,000 (+1.4%).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information : October 9 to 15, 2011
November 4, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — October 2011

Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (435K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

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[Analysis of the October 2011
numbers by the Canadian Labour Congress
]

November 1, 2011
Leading Causes of Death in Canada, 2008
This publication lists statistical tables of ten leading causes of death in Canada for selected age groups by sex; ten leading causes of infant death; and ten leading causes of death for provinces and territories by sex

Leading Causes of Death in Canada - Product main page*
This publication lists statistical tables of ten leading causes of death in Canada for selected age groups by sex; ten leading causes of infant death; and ten leading causes of death for provinces and territories by sex.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

October 31, 2011
Pension Satellite Account, 2010
The continuing overall improvement in financial markets and, in particular, the recovery of Canadian equity markets in 2010, drove pension wealth to nearly $2.3 trillion at year end. The total value of pension assets in Canada increased 9.8% in 2010, following a 15.7% advance the year before. Assets in individual registered saving plans and employer-based pension plans combined accounted for 92.3% of total pension wealth in 2010. Social security plans made up the remainder.

October 20, 2011
Employment Insurance, August 2011
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits increased by 35,200 (+6.6%) to 568,600 in August, following a decline of similar magnitude in July.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, August 2011
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to July 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

October 20, 2011
The Dynamics of Male Self-employment in Canada: Comparing the 1990s to the 2000s
By Danny Leung and Chris Robinson
This paper asks how and why the transition rates for males between non-employment, paid employment, own-account self-employment, and self-employment with paid help changed in Canada between the 1990s and the 2000s. It is found that the self-employed were much less likely to move back into paid employment in the 2000s than they were in the 1990s.
[Source: Abstract]
Executive summary
Main article
Tables
Charts
References
User information
PDF version (448K, 28 pages)

[ Earlier reports in the Economic Analysis Research Paper Series ]

October 20, 2011
Leading indicators, September 2011
The composite leading index was little changed in September for the fourth month in a row. In September, 6 of the 10 components continued to expand, the same number as in August.

October 13, 2011
Study: Sources of stress among workers, 2010
In 2010, about 27% of working adults, roughly 3.7 million people, described their lives on most days as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely' stressful, meaning that they went through a regular day feeling a high level of stress. Another 6.3 million (46%) said they were 'a bit' stressed. This study shows that highly stressed workers' demographic and socioeconomic characteristics differed depending on the source of their stress.

Related link:

What’s stressing the stressed?
Main sources of stress among workers
By Susan Crompton
October 13, 2011
HTML version
PDF version (183K, 10 pages)
This article is based on the 2010 General Social Survey on Time Use. It examines how workers who report being highly stressed differ from those who report being somewhat stressed. Then it outlines the five main issues that highly stressed workers identified as their primary source of stress and compares their selected characteristics by source of stress—for instance, differences between workers who are anxious about work compared to those concerned about their finances or about a family situation.
Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]
[ Canadian Social Trends Articles by Subject
]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Unpaid work
* Society and community
* Time use

Canada at a Glance, 2011
PDF version
(1.6MB, 27 pages)
HTML version
- incl. links (in the left margin) to sections on:
* Population * Health * Education * Crime * Housing * Income, spending * Government * International comparisons * Labour * Economy * International trade * Energy * Manufacturing * Agriculture * Environment * Travel, transport

NOTE: Canada at a Glance, 2011 isn't a recent release from StatCan --- it was simply overlooked earlier this year.
[ Gilles ]

Source:
Canada at a Glance - Product main page*
Canada at a Glance presents current Canadian demographic, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, household, economic, travel, financial, agricultural, foreign trade and environmental statistics. This booklet also includes important international comparisons, so that readers can see how Canada stacks up against its neighbours. Updated yearly, Canada at a Glance is a very useful reference for those who want quick access to current Canadian statistics.
---
* On the Product main page, click View for the latest edition of the publication; click Chronological index for earlier editions.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Late in September, StatCan posted the 2011 edition of the Canada Year Book (this link will take you to a section of the Canadian Social Research Links Social Statistics page)

September 29, 2011
Residential care facilities, 2009/2010
*
HTML version
* PDF version
(578K, 119 pages)
Table of contents:
--- Highlights
--- Introduction
--- Analysis
--- Tables
--- Data quality, concepts and methodology
--- User information
--- Related products
Source:
Residential Care Facilities - Product main page*
The term "residential care facilities" refers to facilities with four beds or more that are funded, licensed or approved by provincial/territorial departments of health and/or social services. This report focuses on facilities for the aged, facilities for persons with mental disorders and other facilities which provide health or social care
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects
* Health
* Health care services

- Go to the Health Links (Canada/International) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/health.htm

September 28, 2011
Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2011
As of July 1, the median age of Canada's population was estimated at 39.9 years, up 0.2 years from the same date a year earlier. The main factors explaining the aging of the Canadian population are fertility rates persistently below the generation replacement level of 2.1 children per woman and an increasing life expectancy.
- includes the following four tables:
Table 1 - Components and factors of demographic growth
Table 2 - Annual population estimates
Table 3 Population estimates, age distribution and median age as of July 1, 2011, Canada, provinces and territories
Table 4 Population estimates by sex and age group as of July 1, 2011, Canada

Source:
Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories - product main page*
This publication presents annual estimates of the total population and annual estimates by age and sex for Canada, provinces and territories. It also presents estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. As in the case of population estimates, the components are also available for the total population and by age and sex.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

September 28, 2011
Canada's population estimates, Second quarter 2011
The April to June 2011 issue of Quarterly Demographic Estimates is now available.
Table of contents:
Highlights
Analysis
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
Appendices
User information
Related products
PDF version (376K, 80 pages)

Source:
Quarterly Demographic Estimates - product main page*
This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
* Population and demography

September 27, 2011
Deaths, 2008
Life expectancy at birth continued to rise, reaching a new high of 80.9 years during the three-year period from 2006 to 2008. This was up 0.2 years from 2005-2007. Life expectancy at birth was above the national average in three provinces: British Columbia (81.4 years), Ontario (81.3 years) and Quebec (81.0 years). The lowest life expectancy at birth was recorded in the three territories combined (75.2 years).

Companion documents:

* Cancer Incidence in Canada, 2008 and 2009
* Causes of Death, 2008

Source:
Deaths - Product main page*
The statistical tables in this document present the numbers of deaths and death rates by marital status, age and sex for Canada, the 10 provinces and 3 territories. Also presented are data on infant, neonatal, post-neonatal and perinatal deaths; deaths in hospital; and deaths subject to autopsy.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Health
* Life expectancy and deaths
* Population and demography
* Births and deaths

The September 2011 issue of Perspectives on Labour and Income features the two following articles:

The financial well-being of the self-employed
Highlights
Full article:
* HTML
* PDF
(169K, 15 pages)
Abstract:
About 1 in 6 Canadian workers is self-employed. Does taking on the responsibility of a business result in greater earning potential? More wealth? Affect spending patterns? This paper uses a variety of data sources to examine how the self-employed differ from paid employees in income level and dispersion, wealth, retirement preparation and spending.

Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
* Income and expenditure accounts
* Families, households and housing
* Household characteristics
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household spending and savings
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household, family and personal income
* Low income and inequality
* Labour

Gambling 2011
Full article:
* HTML
* PDF
(124K, 7 pages)
Abstract:
This product presents the latest facts and figures on gambling in Canada.

September 23, 2011
Study: Financial well-being of the self-employed, 2009
Self-employed households in Canada had more than twice the 'wealth,' or household net worth, of paid workers in 2009, and were also more knowledgeable about finances. Accumulated wealth is an important aspect of the financial situation of the self-employed, notably because their incomes fluctuate more and they are less likely to have pensions or health insurance.

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

September 22, 2011
Employment Insurance, July 2011
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits decreased by 24,800 (-4.4%) in July to 535,700, the largest of 10 consecutive monthly declines.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, July 2011
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to July 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

September 20, 2011
Leading indicators, August 2011
The composite leading index was little changed in August for the third month in a row. Of the 10 components, 6 continued to expand in August, the same number as in July. The weakness in the index was concentrated in the housing index and the stock market, both of which fell more than the month before.
* This release will be reprinted in the October 2011 issue of The Canadian Economic Observer (Click "View" for the latest issue)

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators


From The Daily :
[Statistics Canada]

September 20, 2011
Study: Layoffs during the last three recessions, 1981 to 2010

Canadian workers were less likely to be laid off during the last economic recession than their counterparts during the two recessions in the early 1980s and 1990s. They were also more likely to find a job in the short term.
On a monthly basis, 2.0% of employees were laid off temporarily or permanently between October 2008 and December 2010. This compares with 2.9% during the early 1980s and 2.7% in the early 1990s.

Workers Laid-off During the Last Three Recessions: Who Were They, and How Did They Fare?
By Ping Ching Winnie Chan, René Morissette, and Marc Frenette
September 20, 2011
Acknowledgments
Abstract
Executive summary
Between October 2008 and July 2009, total employment fell by more than 400,000 in Canada. By January 2011, total employment had returned to the level observed in October 2008. Which workers were laid-off during this recession? To what extent did these workers differ from their counterparts who were laid-off during the recessions that took place during the early 1980s and the early 1990s? How many of them found a job shortly after being laid-off? Among those who were re-employed shortly after being laid-off, which ones, if any, experienced substantial pay cuts? This article uses data from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey to answer these questions.
Main article
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
PDF version (1.4MB, 45 pages)

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Labour mobility, turnover and work absences
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

September 19, 2011
Education Matters: Insights on Education,
Learning and Training in Canada, September 2011

The September 2011 issue of Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada contains two articles:

A Profile of Minority-language Students in Canada: Results from the Programme for International Student Assessment, 2009 summarizes the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment 2009 for students in minority-language school systems in the seven provinces that reported data for both their English- and French-language school systems. The minority-language student population consists of Anglophone students in Quebec and Francophone students outside of Quebec.

Trends in Registered Apprenticeship Training in Canada, 1991 to 2009 examines trends in registered apprenticeship training in Canada over the 1991 to 2009 period, using information from the Registered Apprenticeship Information System.

Source:
Education Matters - Product main page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers.

[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

September 9, 2011
Labour Force Survey, August 2011

Employment was little changed for the second consecutive month in August and the unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 7.3%.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information, August 14 to 20, 2011
September 9, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — August 2011
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (468K, 62 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

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Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

September 9, 2011
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, second quarter 2011
The labour productivity of Canadian businesses fell 0.9% in the second quarter, after increasing 0.4% in the first quarter. The decline comes against a backdrop of temporary factors which affected output more than labour, including wildfires in Northern Alberta and a tsunami in Japan.
Source:
Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review
- main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]


Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
* Productivity accounts
* Labour
- Hours of work and work arrangements
- Wages, salaries and other earnings

August 31, 2011
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, Second quarter 2011
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts
Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - product main page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

August 31, 2011
National Income and Expenditure Accounts:
Data Tables, Second quarter 2011

Use the links in the left-hand margin to access the following:
Main page
Methodology
Data tables
Related products
More information
Source:
National Income and Expenditure Accounts : Data Tables - Product main page*
These data tables provide quarterly information on Canada's National Income and Expenditure Accounts (NIEA). It contains seasonally adjusted data on gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure, saving and investment, borrowing and lending of each of four broad sectors of the economy: (i) persons and unincorporated businesses, (ii) corporate and government business enterprises, (iii) governments and (iv) non-residents. Information is also provided for selected subsectors. The tables include data beginning in 1961.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

August 31, 2011
Estimates of Labour Income : Data Tables, Second quarter 2011
Table 1 presents monthly, seasonally adjusted, estimates of wages and salaries, and supplementary income for Canada and each province and territory. In Table 2, unadjusted estimates of labour income, by industry, for both Canada and the provinces and territories are shown. The tables include data beginning in 1997.
Source:
Estimates of Labour Income: Data Tables - Product main page*
These data tables provide a regional perspective on Canada's labour income. Monthly wages and salaries by industry and labour income by component for both Canada and the provinces and territories are shown. The tables include data beginning in 1961.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

August 30, 2011
Study: Job-related training of immigrants, 2008
Immigrant workers were less likely to receive job-related training than their Canadian-born counterparts. Between July 2007 and June 2008, 35% of Canadian-born men received job training, compared with 31% of immigrant men. Among women, 37% of the Canadian-born took some job-related training, compared with 33% of immigrant women.

August 30, 2011
Salaries and salary scales of full-time
teaching staff at Canadian universities, 2010/2011

Information is now available on the salaries of full-time teaching staff at 62 Canadian universities for the 2010/2011 academic year.

August 24, 2011
Two articles from the latest
issue of Canadian Social Trends:

Study: Commuting to work, 2010
HTML
PDF
(129K)
Canadian commuters took an average of 26 minutes to travel to work on a typical day in 2010, including all modes of transportation. The average commuting time was longest in the six largest census metropolitan areas, each of which has a population of more than 1 million.

Study: University completion by parents' educational attainment, 2009
HTML
PDF
(112K)
People who have parents with a university degree remain more likely to get a university education than children whose parents do not have a degree, although the gap between the two groups has narrowed over time. In 1986, 12% of Canadian-born people aged 25 to 39 whose parents did not complete university had graduated from university. By 2009, this proportion had almost doubled to 23%.

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning
* Fields of study
* Outcomes of education
* Educational attainment
* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Education, training and skills
* Families, households and housing
* Family history

August 23, 2011
Preview of Census 2011 Geography Products and Services
The Preview of Census Geography Products and Services offers an overview of the proposed products and services that will be released based on the upcoming Census of Population. The geography product line includes geography concepts, enhancements and improvements to existing products, and a greater presence on the website. Reference maps and other geographic products are available in a variety of media. This document previews and highlights changes within the census geography product line.
Source:
Preview of Census Geography Products and Services - Product main page

August 18, 2011
Employment Insurance, June 2011
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits was little changed in June at 577,400, following eight consecutive months of declines.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, June 2011
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to June 2011 maps [in the left margin]
Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

August 18, 2011
Leading indicators, July 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.2% in July after a 0.1% gain in June. In July, 6 of the 10 components advanced, 1 more than the previous month. In particular, household demand was firm, reflecting the steady gains in the trend of employment. These gains were partly offset by declines in the stock market.
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

August 17, 2011
Study: Projected trends to 2031 for the Canadian labour force
Using a range of projection scenarios, the labour force is projected to grow to between 20.5 million and 22.5 million by 2031. In 2010, the labour force numbered about 18.5 million.
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer

August 5, 2011
Labour Force Survey, July 10 to 16, 2011
Following three consecutive months of increases, employment was little changed in July. The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 7.2%, as fewer people participated in the labour market.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information, July 10 to 16, 2011
August 5, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — July 2011
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (575K, 62 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

July 26, 2011
Women in Canada

Available online today are five chapters of the publication Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report (see the link below), which explores the socio-demographic and economic circumstances of several groups of Canadian women. These chapters provide a comprehensive statistical portrait of the female population in general, senior women, immigrant women, women who are members of a visible minority, and Aboriginal women.

General contents of this publication:
(Click the links in the left-hand margin of the page)
* Paid work
* Economic Well-being
* Women and the Criminal Justice System
* First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women
* Senior Women
* Female population
* Visible Minority Women
* Immigrant Women
* Tables and charts <========== links to 200+ tables and charts!
* More information
* Other issues in this series

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:
* Population and demography
* Society and community
* Women and gender

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- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/women.htm

July 26, 2011
Statistics on Income of Farm Families, 2008
Notes to users
Highlights
Introduction
Tables
Data quality, concepts and methodology
Appendices
User information
Related products
PDF version (415K, 79 pages)

Source:
Statistics on Income of Farm Families - Product main page*
This publication provides information on sources and levels of farm and off-farm income for farm families by province, type of farm (based on the North American Industry Classification System) and farm typology (based on age of operator, dependence on farm revenues and income level).
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* On the product main page ,click "View" to see the
latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related products - selected related publications from Statistics Canada

July 22, 2011
Perspectives on Labour and Income, July 2011 online edition
The July 2011 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, released today, features one item.

The wealth and finances of employed low-income families
Highlights

Full article:
* HTML
* PDF (166K, 13 pages)
This study examines the financial situation of individuals living in low-income families with at least one employed family member compared to low-income families with no employed family members and employed non-low-income families. It presents new findings from the Canadian Financial Capability Survey on the level of net worth, assets and debts, financial security and retirement preparation of these groups.

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

July 21, 2011
Police-reported crime statistics, 2010
The police-reported crime rate, which measures the overall volume of crime, continued its long-term downward trend in 2010, declining 5% from 2009. At the same time, the Crime Severity Index, which measures the severity of crime, fell 6%.
- incl links to three tables:
* Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2010
* Police-reported crime severity indexes, by province and territory, 2010
* Police-reported crime severity indexes, by census metropolitan area, 2010

Related report:

Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2010
By Shannon Brennan and Mia Dauvergne
HTML version
PDF version
(825K, 43 pages)
Table of contents:
* Police-reported crime reaches its lowest level since the early 1970's
* Crime rates and severity decline across most of the country
* Canada's largest metropolitan areas report declines in crime severity
* Violent crime
* Non-violent crime
* Youth crime
* Factors affecting police-reported crime statistics
[ including a link between unemployment rates and certain crime patterns, along with "an association between neighbourhood crime rates and access to socio-economic resources" - but the words "poverty" and "inequality" don't actually appear in the report. - Gilles].
* Summary
* Data source
* Detailed data tables
* References
* Notes

Related subjects:
* Crime and justice
* Crimes and offences

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues
.

July 20, 2011
Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, 2010
The Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, Statistics Canada's analysis of the components affecting the nation's population, is now available as a dynamic, Internet-only publication beginning today.

Chapters released today (July 20/11) on population growth, age and sex structure, fertility, mortality and migration contain detailed analysis, tables and figures about the latest trends.

- incl. demographic patterns at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels, trends in population growth and the evolution of the various components of Canada's population growth — fertility, mortality and migration (interprovincial and international) — as well as marriage and divorce.

Source:
Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada - Product main page*
The Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada is an analysis of the demographic situation in Canada at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels. The Report consists of two parts. The first one is devoted to a review of recent demographic trends occurring in Canada. Trends in population growth, aging, marriage and divorce, and the evolution of the various components of Canada's population growth - fertility, mortality, immigration and internal migrations - are presented, analyzed and discussed in order for the readers to be able to quickly understand the meaning and the impact of the numerous on-going changes. The second part of the Report features in-depth articles on current issues related to the Canadian population.
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* On the product main page, click View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Population and demography

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For more population stat links, go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

July 19, 2011
Leading indicators, June 2011
The composite index rose 0.2% in June after a 0.8% gain in May. In June, 4 of the 10 components declined compared with none the month before

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

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July 12, 2011
General Social Survey: Time use, 2010
Canadians who performed unpaid work, such as housework, childcare, and civic and voluntary activities, reported spending 4 hours 4 minutes on these activities on any given day in 2010, up 8 minutes from 1998.
Source:
General Social Survey - 2010: Overview of the Time Use of Canadians - Product main page*
This publication provides an overview of the time use of Canadians produced from the 2010 General Social Survey on Time Stress and Well-being. It presents information on participation rates and average amount of time spent on various activities and compares recent data with information obtained from a similar survey conducted in 1998. In addition, it examines Canadians' perceptions of time stress.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this publication; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Commuting to work
* Society and community
* Time use

July 12, 2011
Study: Generational change in paid and unpaid work, 2010
Using General Social Survey - Time use data from 1986, 1998 and 2010 this article examines the changes in the participation in, and time spent on paid work and unpaid household work of individuals aged 20 to 29 from three generations—late baby boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. The final section looks at the distribution of time spent on paid and unpaid work within dual-earner couples.

Complete article:

Generational change in paid and unpaid work
by Katherine Marshall
July 12, 2011
HTML
PDF
(129K, 14 pages)

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

July 12, 2011
Measurement of Real Income in the System of National Accounts: An Application to North American Economies
by Ryan Macdonald
This paper makes use of both output and income statistics derived from the System of National Accounts to examine performance in the three North American countries. (...) The paper compares real output and income measures for Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

The paper was prepared for the “Measuring Progress and Social Welfare” seminar held on November 4
and 5, 2009, at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, Mexico.

Complete paper:

Main page
Table of contents:
Abstract

Executive summary
Main article
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
PDF version (327K, 22 pages)

Source:
Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series<===links to dozens of reports in the EA series

July 8, 2011
Labour Force Survey, June 2011
Employment rose for the third consecutive month, up 28,000 in June. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.4% as the number of people participating in the labour market increased. Over the past 12 months, employment has grown by 238,000 (+1.4%).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information, June 12 to 18, 2011
July 8, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — June 2011

Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (PDF - 444K, 63 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

July 5, 2011
Reasons for not voting in the May 2, 2011 federal election, May 2011
More than one-quarter of the 7.5 million eligible voters who reported they did not cast a ballot in the May 2, 2011 federal election indicated they did not do so because they were not interested in voting. Another 23% said they were too busy to vote.
- includes three tables:
* Reasons for not voting among those that did not vote, by sex and by age group, May 2011 federal election
* Reasons for not voting among those who did not vote, by geography, May 2011 federal election
* Reasons for not voting among those who did not vote, by immigrant status, May 2011 federal election

Related subjects:

* Government
* Society and community
* Social networks and civic participation

- Go to the 2011 Federal Election and General Political Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_2011_fed_election.htm

June 28, 2011
Study: Economy and the environment, 1990 to 2010
Canada's natural wealth, defined as the dollar value of selected natural resource stocks and land, stood at roughly $3 trillion in 2009. In 1990, it was just under $1 trillion.

Related links:

Human Activity and the Environment - product main page*
Human Activity and the Environment (16-201-X) is an annual publication that focuses on a current environmental issue. The latest information and statistics are gathered from many sources to produce an in-depth analytical article.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Human Activity and the Environment: Detailed Statistics - product main page*
Human Activity and the Environment: Detailed Statistics (16-201-S) is a collection of statistics focusing on human activities from an environmental perspective. Data are compiled from many sources including Statistics Canada, federal government departments, provincial governments and other sources.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

June 28, 2011
Family income and individuals income, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2009
According to family income data derived from 2009 personal income tax returns, Ottawa–Gatineau was the census metropolitan area (CMA) with the highest median total family income ($89,410), followed by Calgary ($88,410), Edmonton ($86,250) and Regina ($83,550).
- includes two tables:
* Median total income of census families and persons not in census families by census metropolitan area
* Median total income of census families by family type and census metropolitan area

Related subjects:
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household, family and personal income

June 28, 2011
Canadian Social Trends - Summer 2011
The Summer 2011 edition of Canadian Social Trends includes six articles previously released in the online edition.
Click the link above to access any of the articles below.
* Working at home: An update explores characteristics of people most likely to work at home and the various reasons behind their decision.
* Uptake of water- and energy-conservation devices in the home looks at home and homeownership characteristics in relation to the use of conservation measures.
* Ethical consumption examines the evolution of consumers' purchasing behaviour based on ethical criteria.
* The financial knowledge of Canadians shows how personal financial knowledge is related to socio-demographic characteristics and other financial behaviours.
* Debt and family type in Canada asks which types of families are experiencing high levels of debt.
* How does personal bankruptcy affect retirement plans " identifies the retirement preparations of pre-retirees who have experienced bankruptcy.

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

June 28, 2011
Canadian Community Health Survey: Injuries, 2009-2010
About 4.27 million Canadians aged 12 or older suffered an injury severe enough to limit their usual activities in 2009/2010, according to a study published today in Health at a Glance. The overall injury rate in 2009/2010 was 15%, up from 13% in 2001. The most noticeable increase over this period was among young people aged 12 to 19. For girls in this age group, the proportion of injured increased from 18% to 23%. However, adolescent males remain the group most at risk (30%).

Related subjects:
* Children and youth
* Health and well-being (youth)
* Health
* Diseases and health conditions

Source:
Health at a Glance - product main page*
Health at a Glance features current Canadian health statistics from Statistics Canada's health-related surveys and administrative databases. Each issue of Health at a Glance includes a short analytical article that uses statistics to illustrate topical health issues. They include analysis of the complex inter-related topic of health by examining social, economic, and demographic factors.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related link:

Health Profile - product main page*
This profile features community-level data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada's health surveys, administrative data, and the census of population. The application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data available for a selected health region, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select any region of choice for comparison.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

June 27, 2011
Shelters for abused women, 2010
On April 15, 2010, there were 593 shelters offering services to abused women in Canada, up from 569 in 2008 when this information was last collected. On that day, 4,645 women were residing in these shelters. More than one-third (36%) were staying at transition homes, followed by emergency shelters (21%), second-stage housing (20%) and women's emergency shelters (15%). The remaining 7% were staying in other types of shelters.

Also released on June 27, 2011:

* Study: Life-path outcomes associated with reading ability, 2010

* Study: The underground economy in Canada, 1992 to 2008

June 24, 2011
Perspectives on Labour and Income, June 2011 online edition
The June 2011 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, released today, features two items:

Immigrants in self-employment
[ HTML ] [ PDF ]
... looks at how self-employed immigrants differ from their non-immigrant counterparts across a number of personal and job characteristics. It also compares the reasons immigrants and non-immigrants report for entering and staying in self-employment.

The income of immigrants who pursue postsecondary education in Canada
[ HTML ] [ PDF ]
... examines a cohort of immigrants who were between 25 and 44 years of age when they arrived in Canada in 1998 and 1999. Changes in their employment income over an eight-year period are studied based on whether these individuals pursued postsecondary education in Canada.

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

June 22, 2011
Canada's population estimates, first quarter 2011
As of April 1, 2011, Canada's population was estimated at 34,349,200, up 70,800 (+0.2%) from January 1, 2011. Alberta registered the fastest first-quarter increase (+0.4%) in the country.

June 22, 2011
The Income Management Strategies of Older Couples in Canada
Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series
By Christine Laporte and Grant Schellenberg
Abstract
Executive summary
Main article
Tables
Appendices
User information
PDF version

Source:
The Income Management Strategies of Older Couples in Canada - main product page*
In this study, the income management strategies of Canadian couples are examined using data from the 2007 General Social Survey. The extent to which "older" couples, in which at least one spouse or partner is aged 45 or older, employ an allocative, pooled, or separate strategy is explored. Results show that the income management strategies used by these couples are correlated with relationship characteristics, such as common-law status, duration of relationship, and the presence of children. As well, the likelihood of using a separate approach is positively correlated with levels of educational attainment and with the amount of income received by wives or female partners.

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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues of Analytical Studies Branch papers.

June 21, 2011
Canadian Community Health Survey, 2010
In 2010, 6 in 10 Canadians, or 17.3 million people, aged 12 and older assessed their health as very good or excellent. At the same time, new data indicated some shifts in the health of the population.

June 21, 2011
Leading indicators, May 2011
The composite leading index rose 1.0% in May after a 0.9% increase in April. The May increase equaled the largest advance this year. In comparison, the composite leading index rose 0.4% as recently as December 2010. In May, 9 of the 10 components increased, 1 more than the month before, while 1 declined. The manufacturing sector showed the largest improvement from the previous month.

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

June 21, 2011
Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
Spending on Postsecondary Education
June 2011
Tables & charts:
* A brief outline of three surveys that provide data for Indicator B2: Public and private expenditures on education
* Household expenditures, all households and those reporting expenditures for postsecondary tuition, Canada and provinces, 2009
* Average undergraduate and graduate university tuition fees, full-time Canadian students, Canada and provinces, 2008/2009
* University revenues from private sources (including student fees) and government sources, as proportions of total university revenues, Canada and provinces, 2008/2009
Source:
Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets - Product main page*
The fact sheets in this series provide an "at-a-glance" overview of particular aspects of education in Canada and summarize key data trends in selected tables published as part of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). The PCEIP mission is to publish a set of statistical measures on education systems in Canada for policy makers, practitioners and the general public to monitor the performance of education systems across jurisdictions and over time.
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[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

June 20, 2011
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, First quarter 2011
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts

Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Statscan’s budget should be increased by $100-million
By Stephen Gordon
June 20, 2011
The federal government is going to spend the year doing a program review, with an eye to identifying places where spending can be cut. And it may well be that many of the services provided by the federal governments should be left to the private sector. But there is one agency where a thoughtful program review would recommend increasing funding: Statistics Canada.
(...)
A trip to the [U.S. Government] websites of the Bureau of Economic Analysis or the Bureau of Labor Statistics will get you a wealth of data at the price of a couple of mouse clicks. And over at the Census Bureau, fees only seem to be incurred by those whose projects require working at their offices in Washington. Things are different in Canada. If you go looking for data at the Statistics Canada website, you end up looking at a price list. (...)
One of the core competencies of any government is to provide public goods, and that includes publicly-produced databases. Access to those data should be free, and Statistics Canada’s budget should be increased by the $100-million it would cost to take down its paywall.
Source:
Globe and Mail

COMMENT (by Gilles)
Excellent suggestion!!
That's pretty much what many people and organizations have been demanding for at least the past decade.
See, for example, the website of my friend Tracey Lauriault:
datalibre.ca - "urging governments to make data about canada and canadians free and accessible to citizens"
The data is collected using Canadian tax-payer funds, and we believe use of the data should not be restricted to those who can afford the exorbitant fees.
[ datalibre.ca's OpenData Links & Resources - the BEST list on the open data movement! ]

Kudos to the Globe and Mail for even suggesting that StatCan should make all of its data available for free!
In the real world, though, Stephen Harper and His Majority can do whatever they bloody well want, knowing how easy it was for them to deep-six the long form Census questionnaire on ideological grounds. Steve and His Majority are firm in their belief that ideology trumps evidence-based research.
Looks like he's correct, at least for the next four years...

June 15, 2011
Low Income Lines, 2009-2010
HTML version <=== Click this link for detailed information on each of the three measures listed below.
PDF version (1.8MB, 39 pages)
In order to provide a holographic or complete picture of low income, Statistics Canada uses three complementary low income lines:
- the Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs)
- the Low Income Measures (LIMs)
- the Market Basket Measure (MBM)

StatCan always takes great pains to emphasize that "these measures are not measures of poverty, but strictly measures of low income."
StatCan has been consistently repeating that disclaimer since Ivan Fellegi, Chief Statistician of Canada, posted the following edict on his agency's website in 1997:

"On poverty and low income" - by Ivan Fellegi (1997)
- explains why his agency's low income cut-offs should not be used as the "official" poverty line for Canada.

How can LICOs, LIMs and the MBM can be measures of low income without being measures of poverty?
(A rose is a rose is a rose, no?...)

Related link:

Not allowed to talk about poverty
Posted by Marc Lee
June 25, 2011
BC Stats put out a release yesterday with the headline Low Income Cut-Offs (LICOs) are a Poor Measure of Poverty (small PDF file) and author Dan Schrier gets in a dirty hit right in first paragraph:

"Despite protestations from Statistics Canada that LICOs are not meant to be used as a measure of poverty, there are many groups that insist on using them for exactly that purpose."

We’ve heard this before from Statscan, it is not a new line. But it is perhaps the most bogus argument ever. I have no problem with someone criticizing the shortcomings of the LICO, because no measure of a complex phenomenon like poverty is going to be perfect. There are Low Income Measures (LIMs) and Market-Based Measures (MBMs) too, though they tend to draw the same conclusions about the numbers. In the absence of an official poverty line and numbers, these are what academics and NGOs working on poverty issues will use.
Source:
Progressive Economics Forum

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June 14, 2011
The long-form Census questionnaire and the National Housing Survey:
2008 Census Test: Content Analysis Report
Forward *
The 2008 Census Test: Content Analysis Report provides the testing results of the proposed questions for the 2011 Census, that is, the 2A short-form and 2B long-form questionnaires. The proposed content for the 2011 Census was informed by the results of ongoing consultation with data users and stakeholders, thorough qualitative and quantitative (statistical) testing, and evaluation of previous census results and other data sources. (...) The 2011 Census will consist of the same eight questions that appeared on the 2006 Census short-form questionnaire, with the addition of two questions on language. It will be conducted in May 2011. The census 2A questionnaire underwent additional qualitative testing in Ottawa to obtain feedback on the new format and the additional language questions.The information previously collected by the long-form census questionnaire will be collected as part of the new voluntary National Household Survey (NHS).
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* Hey, StatCan!
Forward
is a direction.
Foreword is an introduction or a preface.
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Source:
2011 Census Consultation
[ StatCan Main Census Page ]

- Go to the Census 2011 questionnaire links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/2011_census_questionnaire.htm

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June 14, 2011
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Fourth quarter 2010
The value of Canadian employer pension funds surpassed the $1 trillion mark ($1.05 trillion) for the first time during the fourth quarter, a 5.1% increase from the third quarter. Employer pension funds have not only recovered from losses experienced during the 2008 financial crisis, they have also posted two consecutive years of double-digit gains. After falling 13.1% in 2008, pension fund assets rose 10.5% in 2009 and 14.4% in 2010.

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
* Labour
* Non-wage benefits
* Seniors
* Income, pensions and wealth

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May 30, 2011
New products and studies:

Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, first quarter 2011
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts
Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Also released on May 30, 2011:
[ NOTE: Each of the links below will take you to a "main product page", where you can read a description of the content of the report and then click "View" to access data for the latest quarter. To access previous editions or versions of the information, click "Chronological index".]

* National Income and Expenditure Accounts: Data Tables, first quarter 2011
* Financial Flow Accounts: Data Tables, first quarter 2011
* Estimates of Labour Income: Data Tables, first quarter 2011
* Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts
* Gross Domestic Product by Industry, March 2011

COMMENT: Canadian Social Research Links is about social programs, and I simply don't have the resources to highlight all new information in the labour and financial sectors in addition to the social links that I post on my site and in my newsletter. StatCan does, however, offer a vast array of financial information and labour statistics that would tickle the fancy of any self-respecting number-cruncher. Every now and then, I include links to some of financial and labour statistics, e.g., the above Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review...
[ By Gilles ]

May 19, 2011
Education Matters:
Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada
- main product page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

The May 2011 issue of Education Matters
contains the two following articles:

Competing Priorities – Education and Retirement Saving Behaviours of Canadian Families
[Full article in HTML]
Most Canadian families are confronted with a number of competing savings priorities. Despite these challenges, it is clear that parents place a high value on savings for postsecondary education. Even among the lowest household income group, the percentage saving for their children’s postsecondary education only was greater than the share preparing financially for retirement only ...

Public School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 2000/2001 to 2008/2009
[Full article in HTML]
Despite an overall decrease in enrolment numbers in Canadian publicly–funded elementary and secondary schools since 2000/2001, enrolments in second-language immersion programs have increased. British Columbia and Alberta have seen the largest gains in this respect, whereas enrolments in these programs have decreased in New Brunswick. Overall, Ontario accounted for the largest number of second-language immersion students in 2008/2009 ...

Related products:

* Learning Resources at Statistics Canada - For Teachers - For Students - For Kids - Postsecondary
* Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
* Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
* Statistics by Subject : Education, Training and Learning
* Education finance

May 27, 2011
Public sector employment, First quarter 2011
Public sector employment on a seasonally adjusted basis was 3.6 million in the first quarter, up 0.3% from the fourth quarter of 2010. The increase was concentrated mainly in health and social services institutions (+0.5%). Employment has been growing steadily in this sector since the first quarter of 2005. Employment also rose in local general government (+0.4%). Employment in federal general government fell 0.2% in the first quarter.

Related subjects:
* Government
* Employment and remuneration

May 25, 2011
Study: Measuring voluntary interhousehold transfers, 2008
In 2008, Canadian households received $8.5 billion in voluntary interhousehold transfers from other households. This is twice the dollar amount of court-ordered alimony and child support payments received by Canadian households. It is also comparable in size to major government social programs, like social assistance and child tax benefits. Interhousehold transfers are a flow of economic resources between households. In some cases, people in one household monetarily support people in other households. These would include parents who support students away at school, immigrants sending money to family members in their home countries, or someone helping out a friend who has fallen on hard times.

Measuring voluntary interhousehold transfers in Canada
May 2011

* Highlights

* Full article:
--- HTML
--- PDF
(70K, 12 pages)

Related subjects:
* Families, households and housing
* Household characteristics
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household spending and savings
* Household, family and personal income
* Low income and inequality

Source:
May 2011 issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Also in the May 2011 issue:

Work absences in 2010
May 2011
This overview presents data on absences from work for personal reasons (illness or disability and personal or family responsibilities) by various demographic and labour market characteristics, using data from the Labour Force Survey. Only full-time employees have been considered in this analysis.

* Full article:
--- HTML
--- PDF
(155K, 11 pages)

May 19, 2011
Study: Education and retirement saving behaviours of families, 2009
Many families face competing priorities when it comes to savings. Despite these challenges, parents in all income groups place a high value on saving for their child's postsecondary education.

May 18, 2011
Leading indicators, April 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.8% in April, after a 0.6% gain in March. Overall, 8 of the 10 components increased in April, 2 more than the month before.

May 18, 2011
Health Reports - May 2011 online edition
The May 2011 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles:
* Associations between household food insecurity and health outcomes in the Aboriginal population (excluding reserves)
* Psychometric properties, factorial structure, and measurement invariance of the English and French versions of the Medical Outcomes Study social support scale

May 17, 2011
Study: Violent victimization of Aboriginal women, 2009
According to the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization, nearly 67,000, or 13% of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces, self-reported they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in the 12 months prior to the survey. Violent crimes measured by the GSS include sexual assault, robbery and physical assault.

May 17, 2011
Study: Trends in the use of remand in Canada, 1999/2000 to 2009/2010
The number of adults in remand in Canada on any given day has been steadily increasing over the past decade. Remand is the temporary detention of a person while awaiting trial, sentencing or the commencement of a custodial disposition. This increase has coincided with a gradual decline in the number of adults in sentenced custody. As a result, the number of adults in remand has outnumbered those in sentenced custody since 2005/2006.

2011 Census
Filling out your online questionnaire is easy and secure.
- includes links to:
* Message from the Chief Statistician * Census jobs * Questions and answers * Census in many languages * About the census * For teachers * Genealogy corner * Census of Agriculture * Latest census data * Completing your census questionnaire online

May 9, 2011
Pension plans in Canada, as of January 1, 2010
Membership in registered pension plans (RPPs) in Canada edged up 0.2% in 2009 to nearly 6,024,000, the slowest rate of growth in four years. For the first time, RPP membership in the public sector accounted for more than half of total membership
- includes one table: Registered pension plan membership by sector and type of plan

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
* Labour
* Non-wage benefits
* Seniors
* Income, pensions and wealth

May 6, 2011
Labour Force Survey, April 2011
Following two months of little change, employment rose by 58,000 in April, mainly in part time. The unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points to 7.6%. Compared with April 2010, employment has grown by 283,000 (+1.7%).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information : April 10 to 16, 2011
May 6, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — April 2011
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (385K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

April 29, 2011
Education Indicators in Canada:
Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program

April 2011
The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) provides a statistical portrait of the elementary, secondary and postsecondary education systems through the following products:
* Tables
* Fact sheets
* Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective
* Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program - April 2011

Source:
Education Matters
- main product page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related products:

* Learning Resources at Statistics Canada - For Teachers - For Students - For Kids - Postsecondary
* Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
* Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
* Statistics by Subject : Education, Training and Learning
* Education finance

April 27, 2011
Births, 2008
In 2008, 377,886 babies were born in Canada, up 2.7% from the year before and the sixth consecutive annual increase. The advance, however, was lower than the gains of 3.7% in 2007 and 3.6% in 2006.

April 27, 2011
Study: Retiring with debt, 2009
In 2009, 34% of retired individuals aged 55 and over, whether single or in a couple, held mortgage or consumer debt. The median amount owed by these individuals was $19,000. The incidence of debt was much higher among those in the same age group who had not yet retired. Among pre-retirees aged 55 and over, two-thirds held mortgage or consumer debt and their median debt load was $40,000, double that of retirees.

Complete article:
HTML
PDF
(163K, 12 pages)
Source:
April 2011 issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Also in the same issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income:

The distribution of mortgage debt in Canada
Mortgages consistently account for two-thirds of Canadians' household debt. This study uses the Survey of Household Spending to examine the characteristics of mortgagees and the size of their payments.

Highlights

Full article:
HTML
PDF
(162K, 12 pages)

April 21, 2011
Canadian Social Trends, Summer 2011, no. 91
The summer 2011 issue of Canadian Social Trends online contains the two articles whose links appear below.

Study: Debt and family type, 2009
April 2011
Data from the Canadian Financial Capabilities Survey indicate that in 2009, 76% of Canadians aged 19 to 64 lived in a household that carried debt. Among those with debt, the average debt load was about $119,000. This study uses indicators such as ratios of debt to income and ratios of debts to assets to examine the types of families most likely to face financial instability as a result of their debt. Young families were most often in this situation.

Complete article:
HTML version
PDF version
(127K, 10 pages)

Related subjects:
* Families, households and housing
* Family types
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household spending and savings

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Featured products:
* Canada Year Book
(Families, households and housing)
* Canadian Social Trends
(marriage and families)
* Census families, 1921 to 2006
(Flash presentation)
* A portrait of Seniors in Canada
* Canada, a Portrait
* Canada Year Book
* Women in Canada
* Divorce: Guide to the latest information
* Students and teachers: Learning resources for Family Studies and Home Economics
* Canada at a Glance

Study: How personal bankruptcy affects retirement plans, 2007
April 2011
According to the 2007 General Social Survey, almost 8% of non-retired Canadians aged 45 to 64, or more than 480,000 people, had experienced at least one bankruptcy during their adulthood. On average, they were 40 years old at the time. Those who had experienced bankruptcy had lower levels of education and were more likely to have a history of changing jobs more frequently than those who had no history of bankruptcy.

Complete article:
HTML version
PDF version
(128K, 11 pages)

Related subjects:
* Seniors
* Housing and living arrangements
* Work and retirement

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

April 20, 2011
Health Reports - April 2011
A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

The April 2011 online edition of Health Reports contains the following article:

Breast cancer incidence and neighbourhood income
By Marilyn J. Borugian et al.
Incidence and mortality rates for most chronic diseases including several types of cancer are higher among people of lower socio-economic status. By contrast, for female breast cancer in developed countries, the relationship may be inverted, with women of higher socio-economic status having higher rates, even when risk factors that differ by socio-economic status such as parity, age at first birth and hormone use are taken into account. Only one earlier study examined the risk of breast cancer in relation to socio-economic status in Canada, and it focused on the effects of passive smoking.
* Summary of key findings
* Go to full text of article in HTML
* Download PDF of article
(848K, 8 pages)
* News release in The Daily

Source:
Health Reports
- product main page*
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
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* Click the product main page link, then "View"
to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Health
* Diseases and health conditions
* Lifestyle and social conditions

April 19, 2011
Leading indicators, March 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.8% in March, after a 1.1% gain in February. Among the 10 components, 8 advanced in March, 1 less than in February.

April 19, 2011
Legal aid, 2009/2010
Data on resource and caseload statistics for legal aid in Canada are now available for 2009/2010. The data summarized in the tables are drawn from the Legal Aid Survey, which is conducted annually on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31).

Complete report:

Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics, 2009/2010
April 2011
*
Highlights
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* Appendices
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (501K, 127 pages)

Related subjects:
* Crime and justice
* Legal aid

April 15, 2011
Health at a glance, April 2011
Today, Statistics Canada launches a new online publication called Health at a Glance. This publication, which will be released on an occasional basis, will consist of short informative analytical reports on health-related topics intended for a general audience. The inaugural article, released today, is titled "Disparities in life expectancy at birth." It compares life expectancy in Canada to that in other countries, and examines developments in life expectancy over time, regional differences and factors behind these differences.

Disparities in life expectancy at birth
By Lawson Greenberg and Claude Normandin
April 2011
This article examines the life expectancy of Canadians within an international and national context. A variety of factors related to differences in life expectancy are explored including: smoking, drinking, and obesity; socio-economic variables such as gender, education, and income; and other factors such as population density and remoteness.
HTML version
PDF version
(564K)
Data Sources for this article

Source:
Health at a Glance - Product main page*
Health at a Glance features current Canadian health statistics from Statistics Canada's health-related surveys and administrative databases. Each issue of Health at a Glance includes a short analytical article that uses statistics to illustrate topical health issues. They include analysis of the complex inter-related topic of health by examining social, economic, and demographic factors.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

April 8, 2011
Labour Force Survey, March 2011
Overall employment was unchanged in March, as gains in full-time work were offset by declines in part time. The unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points to 7.7%. Over the past 12 months, employment has risen by 1.8% (+305,000).
Source:
Labour Force information
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this product; click "Chronological index" to see earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

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Related link
from CTV.ca:

Canadian unemployment slips to 7.7 per cent in March
Statistics Canada said that while full-time employment
rose by 91,000 in March, it was offset by a decline of 92,000 in part time.
April 8, 2011
Despite predictions Canada's economy would gain 20,000 jobs in March, it actually lost 1,500, the latest Statistics Canada numbers reveal. But the overall unemployment rate did slip to 7.7 per cent from 7.8 per cent, as predicted, as almost 15,000 fewer people were looking for work. Though the number of jobs lost is considered statistically irrelevant, the drop in jobs was still a surprise, since it was well off the average of 38,000 jobs that the economy had been creating each month since December.
Source:
CTV.ca

April 1, 2011
Women in Canada: The criminal justice system, 2009
The involvement of women and female youth in the criminal justice system has largely been as victims of crime rather than as offenders. While females accounted for about one-half of all victims of violent crime reported to police authorities in 2009, they represented a minority of offenders. The analysis in this report is based on the third section of what will be the latest edition of the publication Women in Canada, which is published periodically by Statistics Canada. This chapter examines the prevalence and nature of female victimization and female criminality, as well as the processing of female offenders through the criminal justice system.

Related subjects:
* Crime and justice
* Society and community
* Women and gender

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

April 1, 2011
Women in Canada: The criminal justice system, 2009
The involvement of women and female youth in the criminal justice system has largely been as victims of crime rather than as offenders. While females accounted for about one-half of all victims of violent crime reported to police authorities in 2009, they represented a minority of offenders. The analysis in this report is based on the third section of what will be the latest edition of the publication Women in Canada, which is published periodically by Statistics Canada. This chapter examines the prevalence and nature of female victimization and female criminality, as well as the processing of female offenders through the criminal justice system.

Related subjects:
* Crime and justice
* Society and community
* Women and gender

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

March 31, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2011
Between January 2010 and January 2011, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.2% to $870.33. This was the sixth consecutive month with year-over-year growth at around 4.0%.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

March 29, 2011
Civil Court Survey, 2009/2010
The Juristat article "Family court cases involving child custody, access and support arrangements, 2009/2010" is now available. Using data from the Civil Court Survey for seven provinces and territories (Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut), the article examines the types of court activity (such as trials and judgments), as well as the length of time taken to process and reach decisions in family court cases addressing issues of child custody, access and support.

Related subjects:

* Crime and justice
* Civil courts and family law

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

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Also in
the same issue of Juristat:

Child and spousal support
in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, 2009/2010

March 29, 2011
By Paul Robinson and Mathieu Charron
This article provides a general overview of child and spousal support cases registered with Maintenance Enforcement Programs (MEPs) from eight reporting jurisdictions, which cover 18% of the population: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. In addition, fact sheets are presented with data on each metropolitan and non-metropolitan area within the eight provinces and territories.
Highlights
[Full article in HTML]
[Full article in PDF
- 622K, 22 pages)]

March 25, 2011
Study: Consumption patterns among aging Canadians, 1982 to 2008
Canadians in their early 70s saw their income fall during their retirement years. However, they were able to continue to spend nearly as much on goods and services as they did in their late 40s. After taking the declining size of families into account, this study found that a group of households headed by individuals aged 71 to 74 in 2008 spent 5% less on goods and services than a similar group in its late 40s in 1982. Over the same period, average household income declined by about 16%.

The study:

Consumption patterns among aging Canadians
Highlights
Full article:
* HTML
* PDF - 171K, 12 pages)

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income, March 2011

Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
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March 24, 2011
Employment Insurance, January 2011
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits declined by 13,300 (-2.0%) in January to 640,200, the sixth decline in seven months. The number of beneficiaries decreased in seven provinces, with the fastest decline in Ontario.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, January 2011
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to January 2011 maps [in the left margin]
Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

March 24, 2011
Canada's population estimates, fourth quarter 2010
As of January 1, 2011, Canada's population was estimated at 34,278,400, an increase of 40,400 (+0.1%) from October 1, 2010. Demographic growth was fastest on the Prairies with Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta all having growth rates above the national average.

Quarterly Demographic Estimates - product main page*
This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories - product main page
This publication presents annual estimates of the total population and annual estimates by age and sex for Canada, provinces and territories. It also presents estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. As in the case of population estimates, the components are also available for the total population and by age and sex.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
* Population and demography

March 24, 2011
Government Finance Statistics, fourth quarter 2010
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system which presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries. Quarterly GFS data are available on CANSIM, for overall government in Canada and for four sectors from 1991 to the fourth quarter of 2010. These sectors are federal government; provincial/territorial governments; local governments; and Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
* Financial and wealth accounts
* Government financial statistics
* Government
* Balance sheets
* Revenue and expenditures

March 22, 2011
Leading indicators, February 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.8% in February, double its gain in each of the previous three months and its largest advance since May 2010. The increase was broadly-based, with 9 of the 10 components posting gains in February compared with 5 rising the month before. A turnaround in manufacturing contributed to the overall increase in the index.

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

March 18, 2011
Consumer Price Index, February 2011
Consumer prices rose 2.2% in the 12 months to February, following the 2.3% increase posted in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices remained unchanged in February.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index - main product page*
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
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* Click the main product page link above above, then "View"
to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

March 18, 2011
Canadian Economic Observer - March 2011
Table of contents:
Sections

1. Current economic conditions
2. Economic events
3. Recent feature articles
4. National accounts
5. Labour markets
6. Prices
7. International trade
8. Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9. Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10. Financial markets
11. Provincial
Tables
* National accounts
* Labour markets
* Prices
* International trade
* Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
* Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
* Financial markets
* Provincial
Charts
Dozens and dozens of charts, covering everything related to the economy
Appendix (survey)
User information
Related products

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

March 16, 2011
Health Reports - March 2011
The March 2011 online issue of Health Reports contains two articles.

Potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 among Status Indians, 1991 to 2001 presents estimates of potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 for Status Indians living on or off reserve, identifies the causes of death for which disparities between Status Indians and non-Aboriginal Canadians were greatest, and examines the effects of socio-economic factors on those differences.

Potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 among Métis and non-Status Indians, 1991 to 2001 examines potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 by cause of death among Métis and non-Status Indians, compared with non-Aboriginal adults, and assesses the influence of socio-economic factors on disparities in premature mortality.

Source:
Health Reports - product main page*
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
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* Click the product main page link, then "View"
to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

March 15, 2011
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, Fourth quarter 2010
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts

Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
[ * On the product main page,click "View"
to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

March 11, 2011
Labour Force Survey, February 2011
Employment edged up in February (+15,000), bringing total gains over the past three months to 115,000. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.8%. Over the past 12 months, employment has risen by 1.9% (+322,000).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, February 13-19, 2011
1. Highlights - includes a chart showing Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted
2. Analysis — February 2011
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (461K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

March 11, 2011
Violent victimization of Aboriginal people in the provinces, 2009
According to the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization, Aboriginal people age 15 years and older reported 173,600 incidents involving sexual assault, robbery or physical assault committed by someone other than a spouse or common-law partner. This represents 12% of Aboriginal people in this age group who were living in the provinces. This proportion is more than double the 5% of non-Aboriginal people who reported that they had been a victim of one of these violent crimes.

Complete article:

Violent victimization of Aboriginal
people in the Canadian provinces, 2009
By Samuel Perreault
March 11, 2011
HTML version
PDF version
(1MB, 35 pages)
Selected content:
* Aboriginal victimization higher than non-Aboriginal victimization
* Non-spousal violence
* Spousal violence
* Reporting victimizations to police
* Impacts of violent victimization
* Perceptions of personal safety
* Summary
* Detailed data tables
* more...

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related subjects:
* Aboriginal peoples
* Crime and justice

March 10, 2011
College enrolment, as of October 31, 2008

March 10, 2011
College graduates, 2008/2009

Related subjects:
* Education, training and learning
* Educational attainment
* Fields of study

March 8, 2011
Canadian Social Trends : March 2011 online edition

The March 2011 online issue of Canadian Social Trends, released today, contains one article.

The financial knowledge of Canadians [ HTML version ] [ PDF version - 127K ] uses data from the 2009 Canadian Financial Capability Survey to explore, for the first time in a national Canadian context, how financial knowledge is related to the socio-demographic characteristics and to other financial behaviours such as having a budget or having investments.
Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

March 7, 2011
Salary and salary scales of full-time teaching
staff at Canadian universities, 2009/2010

Related subjects:
* Education, training and learning
* Education finance
* Teachers and educators
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household, family and personal income

February 24, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2010
Between December 2009 and December 2010, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.5% to $872.12. December marked the fifth consecutive month during which year-over-year growth was above 4.0%. In comparison, average weekly earnings grew by 2.4% from December 2008 to December 2009.
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

February 24, 2011
Study: Apprenticeable occupations
and the employment downturn in Canada, October 2008 to October 2010

The decrease in employment between October 2008 and October 2009 was larger in occupations for which an apprenticeship program exists than in all other occupations combined. However, in the subsequent year, the recovery in employment was stronger in these apprenticeable occupations than in all other occupations.

Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning
* Adult education and training
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Job training and educational attainment

February 24, 2011
Doctoral Students and University Teaching Staff
February 2011
- includes trend analysis and charts covering the following topics:
* Enrolments in doctoral programs * Earned doctorates * University faculty * Gender differences by discipline * Notable gains for women
Source:
Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets - Product main page*
The fact sheets in this series provide an "at-a-glance" overview of particular aspects of education in Canada and summarize key data trends in selected tables published as part of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). The PCEIP mission is to publish a set of statistical measures on education systems in Canada for policy makers, practitioners and the general public to monitor the performance of education systems across jurisdictions and over time.
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[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]---

Related link:

Education Matters - Product main page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

February 23, 2011
Study: Inside the labour market downturn, October 2008 to October 2010
Employment rebounded more quickly from the recent economic downturn than it did in the recessions of the early 1980s and early 1990s.

Inside the labour market downturn
February 23, 2011
* Highlights
* Full article:
--- HTML version
--- PDF version
(259K, 14 pages)

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

February 22, 2011
Public Sector Employment, Fourth quarter 2010
Public sector employment on a seasonally adjusted basis rose to 3,612,000 in the fourth quarter, up 3,000 from the third quarter. Employment increased 0.7% in federal general government and by 0.6% in universities and colleges. These gains were partly offset by a 0.6% decrease in local general government.

Related subjects:

* Government
* Employment and remuneration
.

 

35,000 Census jobs across Canada
(April-August 2011)
Looking for Enumerators and
Crew Leader/Supervisors in your community!
---------
PLUS:
---------
1,200 jobs in the Census Data Operations Centre in Gatineau QC (April-September 2011)
NOTE : these 1,200 positions are open to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec residents only.
Source:
2011 Census of Canada
The next census will take place in May 2011
 

February 18, 2011
Consumer Price Index, January 2011
Consumer prices rose 2.3% in the 12 months to January 2011, following the 2.4% increase posted in December 2010. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3% from December 2010 to January 2011
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index - main product page*
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
---
* Click the main product page link above above, then "View"
to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

February 17, 2011
Employment Insurance, December 2010
In December, 659,700 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, down 9,400 (-1.4%) from November and the third consecutive monthly decrease. The number of beneficiaries declined in every province and territory, except the Northwest Territories.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, December 2010
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to December 2010 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

February 17, 2011
Canadian Economic Observer - February 2011
Table of contents:
Sections

1.Current economic conditions
2.Economic events
3.Recent feature articles
4.National accounts
5.Labour markets
6.Prices
7.International trade
8.Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9.Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10.Financial markets
11.Provincial
Tables
* National accounts
* Labour markets
* Prices
* International trade
* Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
* Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
* Financial markets
* Provincial
Charts
Dozens and dozens of charts, covering everything related to the economy
Appendix (survey)
User information
Related products

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

February 16, 2011
Leading indicators, January 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.3% in January, after increasing 0.4% in the previous two months. Growth again was led by the stock market and housing. In January, 4 of the 10 components fell, 1 less than in December.

Related subjects:
* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

February 16, 2011
Health Reports - February 2011 (Physical activity among First Nations people off reserve, Métis and Inuit)
A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

The February 2011 online edition of Health Reports contains two articles:

Evaluation of the factor structure of the child-reported parenting
questionnaire in the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth

By Rübab G. Arim et al.
February 2011
- compares rates of active and moderately active leisure time (versus inactive) among First Nations people off reserve, Métis and Inuit with rates among non-Aboriginal people.

Physical activity among First Nations people off reserve, Métis and Inuit
By Leanne C. Findlay
February 2011
- evaluates three child-reported parenting behaviour scales (nurturance, rejection and monitoring) in the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth.

Source:
Health Reports - product main page*
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
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* Click the product main page link, then "View"
to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

February 15, 2011
Preparing for Success in Canada and the United States:
The Determinants of Educational Attainment Among the Children of Immigrants

Abstract
This paper reviews the recent research on the determinants of the educational attainment among the children of immigrants born in Canada and the United States, also known as the second generation. The focus is on the gap in educational attainment between the second and third-and-higher generations (the children of domestic-born parents), as well as the intergenerational transmission of education between immigrants and their children.
[ PDF version (622K, 29 pages) ]
[ Similar studies from the Analytical Studies Branch ]

Source:
Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series - Product main page *
The papers in this series cover a variety of topics including labour, business firm dynamics, pensions, agriculture, mortality, language, immigration, statistical computing and simulation. The papers, written by branch staff, visiting fellows and academic associates, are intended to stimulate discussion; readers are encouraged to contact the authors with comments, criticisms and suggestions. All the papers in the Analytical Studies Branch research paper series go through institutional and peer review to ensure that they conform to Statistics Canada's mandate as a government statistical agency and adhere to generally accepted standards of good professional practice.
* Click the product main page link, then "View" to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

35,000 Census jobs across Canada (April-August 2011)
Looking for Enumerators and
Crew Leader/Supervisors in your community!

* Available jobs
* Who should apply?
* The hiring process

[ Apply NOW - online or by mail! ]*

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PLUS:
---------

1,200 jobs in the Census Data Operations Centre in Gatineau QC (April-September 2011)
NOTE : these 1,200 positions are open to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec residents only.

NOTE: The usual employment broker's 10% commission would be appreciated
from anyone who is a successful candidate in either of the two
above recruiting campaigns as a result of seeing the ad here.
(:-)

Source:
2011 Census of Canada
The next census will take place in May 2011.
Starting May 2, 2011, all households in Canada will receive a yellow census package.
The census questionnaire can be completed online, on paper, or not at all if you don't feel like it or you think it's too intrusive or it makes you feel queasy or anything.
And don't worry, if you *do* decide to tell the Census people roll up their questionnaire and stick it where the sun don't shine, the federal government won't do a blessed thing about it.
Yes, really.
[
No penalty for Sask. woman who refused census (January 20/11)

February 4, 2011
Labour Force Survey, January 2011
Employment rose for the second consecutive month in January, with a gain of 69,000. At the same time, the unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 7.8%, as more people searched for work. Compared with January 2010, employment was up 1.9% (+327,000).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, January 9-15, 2011
1. Highlights - includes a chart showing Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted
2. Analysis — January 2011
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (435K, 60 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

February 3, 2011
New terminology for "urban areas"
Statistics Canada is introducing new terminology that it will use with respect to geographic areas that have in the past been referred to as "urban areas". Effective immediately, the term "population centre" will replace "urban area". Population centres will be classified into one of three groups, based on the size of their population. The term "rural area" and its definition will not change. Rural area will continue to be used for areas outside these population centres. These changes are designed to improve the interpretation of Statistics Canada's data.

February 3, 2011
Postcensal estimates of population for census divisions,
census metropolitan areas and economic regions as of July 1, 2010

Annual demographic estimates by age and sex for census metropolitan areas, census divisions and economic regions as of July 1 are now available from 2007 to 2010.
Source:
Annual Demographic Estimates: Subprovincial Areas - Product main page
This publication presents annual estimates of population for census metropolitan areas, economic regions and census divisions of Canada as well as estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial and intra-provincial migration.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related links:

Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories - Product main page*
This report presents the results of six population projection scenarios by age group and sex up to 2036 for the provinces and territories and up to 2061 for Canada. Using the July 1, 2009 population estimate as the starting point, these projections are based on assumptions that take into account the most recent trends relating to components of population growth, particularly fertility, mortality, immigration, emigration and interprovincial migration.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories - product main page*
This publication presents annual estimates of the total population and annual estimates by age and sex for Canada, provinces and territories. It also presents estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. As in the case of population estimates, the components are also available for the total population and by age and sex.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
* Population and demography
* Population estimates and projections

February 2, 2011
Employment, Earnings and Hours, November 2010
* Highlights
* Note to users
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (2.8MB, 387 pages)

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

January 31, 2011
Two articles from
Perspectives on Labour and Income - January 2011 issue:

1. Retirement, health and employment among those 55 plus

Study: Retirement, health and employment among older Canadians, 2009
Older workers end their employment careers in different ways and for a variety of reasons. Many stay on the job past the point when others retire; others opt for partial retirement, while some who have retired subsequently re-enter the workforce. And, of course, many will fully retire from the world of work. Using data from the 2009 Healthy Aging cycle of the Canadian Community Health Survey, this study examined Canadians age 55 and over who had fully retired, those who had partially retired, those who had retired and returned to work, and those who had never retired. Each of the four groups faces different circumstances.

Highlights

Full article:
* HTML
* PDF
(242K, 14 pages)

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2. Seniors' self-employment
A substantial proportion of working seniors are self-employed. This article uses census data to study self-employment among senior men and women. Trends in self-employment rates and categories are presented, along with occupational and industrial profiles. In addition, 2006 data are used to study factors associated with self-employment.

Highlights

Full article:
* HTML
* PDF
(272K, 14 pages)
Abstract: A substantial proportion of working seniors are self-employed. This article uses census data to study self-employment among senior men and women. Trends in self-employment rates and categories are presented, along with occupational and industrial profiles. In addition, 2006 data are used to study factors associated with self-employment.

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Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related subjects:
* Health
* Lifestyle and social conditions
* Population and demography
* Population aging
* Seniors
* Health and disability among seniors

January 28, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2010
Between November 2009 and November 2010, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.4% to $865.17.

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

January 28, 2011
Labour Force Survey: 2011 revisions
Up to December 2010, labour force estimates had been based on population data from the 2001 Census. Starting with today's release, all estimates are now based on the 2006 Census population counts. With this revision, the total Canadian population has been revised downward 0.3%, which is approximately half the size of the previous revision in 2005. Levels of employment and unemployment have been revised downward when using the new population estimates.

January 28, 2011
Purchasing power parities, 2009
Updated data for purchasing power parities (PPPs) and related series are now available for 2009. These include consumption- and expenditure-based data from the Canada/United States bilateral program as well as PPPs from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) multilateral program.

Report:
Purchasing Power Parities and Real
Expenditures, United States and Canada, 2002 to 2009
HTML version
PDF version
- 454K, 29 pages)
What the heck are purchasing power parities?
Purchasing power parities (PPPs) are estimates of relative purchasing power between two or more currencies. By adjusting to a common currency and a common set of prices, they can be used to make international comparisons of the relative volumes of goods and services invested in or consumed.
Source:
Income and Expenditure Accounts Technical Series - Product main page *
These papers provide background information as well as in depth analysis on data reported in any of the following accounts: income and expenditure accounts, provincial economic accounts, financial flow accounts, national balance sheet accounts, estimates of labour income, and national tourism indicators
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:
* Economic accounts
* Gross domestic product
* Income and expenditure accounts

January 27, 2011
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2009
Of the nearly 19 million Canadians who had a current or former spouse in 2009, 6.2% or 1.2 million reported they had been victimized physically or sexually by their partner or spouse during the five years prior to the survey. This proportion was stable from 2004, the last time the victimization survey was conducted.

Report:
Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile
2009
HTML version
PDF version
(494K, 53 pages)
The focus of this 12th annual Family Violence in Canada report is on self-reported incidents of spousal victimization from the 2009 General Social Survey on Victimization. In addition, using police-reported data, the report presents information on family violence against children and youth, family violence against seniors and family-related homicides.
Source:
Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile - Product main page*
This annual report provides the most current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, as well as trends over time, as part of the ongoing initiative to inform policy makers and the public about family violence issues. Each year the report has a different focus. This year, the focus of the report is a profile of shelters that provide residential services to women and children fleeing abusive situations. Data for this profile come from the Transition Home Survey, a biennial census of residential facilities for female victims of family violence in Canada.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related links:
* Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics
* Federal Family Violence Initiative
[ Department of Justice ]

Related subjects:
* Children and youth
* Crime and justice (youth)
* Violence among children and youth
* Crime and justice
* Crimes and offences
* Victims and victimization

January 26, 2011
Residential care facilities, 2008/2009
*
HTML version
* PDF version
(791K, 119 pages)
Table of contents:
--- Highlights
--- Introduction
--- Analysis
--- Tables
--- Data quality, concepts and methodology
--- User information
--- Related products
Source:
Residential Care Facilities - Product main page*
The term "residential care facilities" refers to facilities with four beds or more that are funded, licensed or approved by provincial/territorial departments of health and/or social services. This report focuses on facilities for the aged, facilities for persons with mental disorders and other facilities which provide health or social care
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects
* Health
* Health care services

January 25, 2011
Consumer Price Index, December 2010
Consumer prices rose 2.4% in the 12 months to December, following the 2.0% increase posted in November. The 0.4 percentage point gain was mainly a result of higher gasoline prices. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3% from November to December.

- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index*
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
* Click the link above, then "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

January 25, 2011
Study: Education and earnings of childhood immigrants, 1986 to 2006
Immigrants who arrived in Canada at age 12 or younger were more likely than their Canadian-born counterparts to obtain a university education by the time they were aged 25 to 34. Furthermore, this difference increased successively from those who arrived in the 1960s to those who arrived in the 1980s.

Related subjects:
* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Education, training and skills
* Labour market and income

January 25, 2011
Canadian Social Trends, January 2011 online edition
The January online issue of Canadian Social Trends, released today, contains one article.
"Ethical consumption" uses data from the 2003 and 2008 General Social Survey to explore consumers' propensity to choose or boycott products based on ethical criteria. It compares the evolution of citizens' ethical consumption to other types of political participation. It also provides information on the persons most likely to choose or boycott a product for ethical reasons.

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements

January 13, 2011
Study: Comparing the 2008-2010 recession and recovery with previous cycles
By most conventional measures, the 2008-2009 recession was less severe than the previous two recessions in Canada. However, both output and employment in the early stages of the downturn contracted at the fastest rate of any post-war recession. Overall, the decline in output in the 2008-2009 recession in Canada was also less than in the other major industrialized countries, and the subsequent recovery quicker and more complete. As a result, Canada is the only G7 nation where real output and employment have returned to pre-recession levels.

The study, "How did the 2008-2010 recession and recovery compare with previous cycles?" is included in the January 2011 Internet edition of the Canadian Economic Observer.

Related subjects:
* Economic accounts
* Gross domestic product
* International trade
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

January 7, 2011
Labour Force Survey, December 2010
Employment edged up for the second consecutive month in December, with an increase of 22,000. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6%. Compared with December 2009, employment increased by 2.2% (+369,000), following a decline of 1.1% the previous year.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, December 5 to 11, 2010
1. Highlights - includes a chart showing Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted
2. Analysis — December 2010
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (442K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

January 6, 2011
Study: Labour market outcomes of Canadian doctoral graduates, 2007
In 2005, about 4,200 candidates earned a doctorate degree in Canada, roughly one-tenth of the 43,400 doctorates awarded in the United States. By 2007, 12% of doctoral recipients who had graduated from a Canadian university in 2005 were living in the United States. The majority of those graduates were planning to return to Canada.

The study:

Expectations and Labour Market Outcomes of Doctoral Graduates from Canadian Universities
By Louise Desjardins and Darren King
January 2011
HTML version
PDF version
(429K, 60 pages)
The study provides a profile of doctoral holders two years after graduation by examining their demographics and program characteristics as well as their expectations at the time of graduation. It also analyses their mobility patterns, with a particular focus on graduates who moved to the United States. Finally it examines the graduates' labour market outcomes, including employment rates, income, industry and the prevalence of over-qualification as compared to the graduates' expectations.

Related subjects:
* Education, training and learning
* Fields of study
* Outcomes of education
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

Source:
Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics: Research Papers

[Click "View" to see the latest research paper online;
click "Chronological index" for earlier research papers.]

January 5, 2011
Employment, Earnings and Hours, October 2010
* Highlights
* Note to users
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (2.7MB, 387 pages)
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

(StatCan didn't release any reports between Dec. 23 and January 4.)

December 23, 2010
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2010
Between October 2009 and October 2010, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.4% to $863.33

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

December 22, 2010
Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2010
As of October 1, 2010 ,Canada's population was estimated at 34,238,000, an increase of 129,300 (+0.4%) from July 1, 2010. During the third quarter, 84,200 immigrants arrived in Canada, 8,800 more than in the same quarter of 2009.
- includes two tables:
* Components and factors of demographic growth
*
Quarterly demographic estimates

Quarterly Demographic Estimates - product main page*
This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories - product main page
This publication presents annual estimates of the total population and annual estimates by age and sex for Canada, provinces and territories. It also presents estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. As in the case of population estimates, the components are also available for the total population and by age and sex.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
* Population and demography

December 21, 2010
Consumer Price Index, November 2010 (correction)
Correction: Consumer prices rose 2.0% in the 12 months to November, following a 2.4% increase in October. The 0.4 percentage point decrease can be largely attributed to a slowdown in the growth rate of energy and food prices, and a decline in clothing prices.

- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
Click the link above, then "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

December 21, 2010
Total income of farm families in 2008
Data on total income of farm families for 2008 are now available.
* The (free) Canadian Farm Financial Database is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.
* Data tables are also available from the Key resource module of our website under Summary tables.
* The publication Statistics on Income of Farm Families, 2008 will be released at a later date.

Related subjects:
* Agriculture
* Farm financial statistics
* Farms and farm operators

December 20, 2010
Study: Why has the gender wage gap narrowed? (1988 to 2008)
During the past two decades, the gap in average hourly wages between men and women has narrowed steadily. In 1988, women earned 75.7 cents in wages for every $1 earned by men. By, 2008, they were earning 83.3 cents on the dollar. The wage gap converged in all age groups during this period, although older workers experienced the largest change. The gap among workers age 25 to 29 narrowed by 5.6 percentage points, while among older workers age 50 to 54, it converged by 16.2 percentage points. A key factor in the convergence was that the growth in relative wages of women outpaced the gains of men.

Complete article:

Why has the gender wage gap narrowed?
December 2010
Highlights

Full article:
HTML

PDF (146K, 11 pages)

Source:
December 2010 issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income

Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related subjects:
* Families, households and housing
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household, family and personal income
* Low income and inequality
* Labour
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

December 20, 2010
Public school indicators for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2008-2009
Just under 5.1 million students were enrolled in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Canada during the academic year 2008/2009, down 0.5% from the previous year. This was the lowest level since 1998/1999 when data for the Elementary-Secondary Education Survey were first collected. Enrolment peaked at nearly 5.4 million students in 2001/2002.
- includes one table:
* Enrolment (headcount)

Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning

December 17, 2010
Survey of Household Spending, 2009
Average household spending in Canada declined 0.3% to $71,120 in 2009, following the economic slowdown that began in the fall of 2008.
- includes three tables:
* Average total expenditure and shares of spending of major categories for provinces and territories, 2009
* Total average household expenditure by provinces and territories
* Budget share of major spending categories by income quintile, 2009
[ User Guide for the Survey of Household Spending, 2009 - click "View" for the latest edition ]

Related report:

Spending Patterns in Canada, 2009
*
Highlights
* Introduction
* Analysis
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (596K, 101 pages)

Source:
Spending Patterns in Canada - Product main page*
This publication presents statistical highlights and key tables from the Survey of Household Spending (SHS). This annual survey collects information about expenditures by households and families in Canada on a wide variety of goods and services, as well as their dwelling characteristics and possession of household equipment such as appliances, audio and video equipment, and vehicles. The publication also includes analytical text, summary-level tables, a detailed table, notes and definitions, and information about survey methodology and data quality.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:

* Families, households and housing
* Household characteristics
* Housing and dwelling characteristics
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household spending and savings

December 16, 2010
Employment Insurance, October 2010
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits edged down by 5,200 in October to 683,300. Compared with the most recent low in March 2010, the number of beneficiaries edged up 1.5% or by 10,400.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, October 2010
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
(Intro to maps + link to October 2010 maps)

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

December 16, 2010
Women in Canada: Economic well-being, 2008
Between 2000 and 2008, average total income for Canadian women increased at almost twice the pace as it did for men, although women continued to have lower income levels. On average, total income for women was $30,100 in 2008, up 13% from $26,300 in 2000. During the same period, total income for men increased by 7% to $47,000.

Economic Well-being
by Cara Williams
PDF version (1.1MB, 34 pages)
Table of contents:
* The many determinants of economic well-being
* Income
* Earnings
* Low income
* Financial security
* Retirement savings
* Home ownership and shelter affordability
* Factors contributing to the decline in the gender wage gap

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household, family and personal income
* Low income and inequality
* Society and community
* Women and gender

December 14, 2010
Leading indicators, November 2010
The composite index rose 0.3% in November, the same as in October. Among the 10 components, 6 posted gains, 3 were unchanged and 1 declined.
- includes a table showing changes in leading indicators from June to November 2010

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

December 14, 2010
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, Second quarter 2010
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts

Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

December 13, 2010
Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada - December 2010
This issue of Statistics Canada's free online publication, Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, contains two articles.

Trade qualifiers in the skilled trades in Canada: An overview draws a profile of "trade qualifiers" in 2007, using data from the Registered Apprenticeship Information System. A trade qualifier is a person who has not completed an apprenticeship program, but has acquired enough practical work experience to pass exams leading to a certificate of qualification in their trade.

The second article, Trends in the age composition of college and university students and graduates examines changes in the age composition of college and university students and graduates over time. It also examines these changes by other student characteristics, including sex, status as an international student, and program level.

This issue also provides links to a series of new tables on population size, low income, public and private expenditure on education, elementary-secondary school enrolments and educators, enrolments and completions in postsecondary education, university educators, and transitions to postsecondary education and to the labour market, all part of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program. Also included are updates to the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program, which outlines the methodology for this set of indicators.

Source:
Education Matters - main product page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related products:

* Learning Resources at Statistics Canada - For Teachers - For Students - For Kids - Postsecondary
* Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
* Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
* Statistics by Subject : Education, Training and Learning
* Education finance
Source:
Statistics Canada

December 9, 2010
Women in Canada: Paid work, 1976 to 2009
The employment rate for women with children has been steadily on the rise during the past three decades. In 2009, 72.9% of women with children under the age of 16 living at home were employed, nearly twice the rate of 39.1% recorded in 1976.

Related link:

Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report
Paid Work

HTML version - click the links in the left-hand margin to access the content
PDF version (357K, 31 pages)
By Vincent Ferrao
December 2010
Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Occupations
* Society and community
* Women and gender

December 9, 2010
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Second quarter 2010

The value of retirement savings of 4.9 million Canadian workers with employer-sponsored pension funds amounted to $936.5 billion at the end of the second quarter, down 0.7% from the first quarter. This was the first decline in the value of pension funds assets since the first quarter of 2009.

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
* Seniors
* Income, pensions and wealth

December 9, 2010
Canadian Economic Observer December 2010
1. Sections
- Current economic conditions
- Economic events
- Feature article:
--- Slowdowns during periods of economic growth
- Recent feature articles
- National accounts
- Labour markets
- Prices
- International trade
- Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
- Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
- Financial markets
- Provincial
2. Tables
3. Charts
4. Appendices
5. User information
6. Related products
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

December 7, 2010
Performance of Canadian youth in reading, mathematics and science, 2009
Canadian 15-year-old students continue to perform well internationally and have strong skill sets in reading, mathematics and sciences. However, although Canada's results remained stable between 2000 and 2009, its relative ranking declined slightly in all three domains.

December 7, 2010
Study: Working at home, 2000 to 2008
Between 2000 and 2008, the number of Canadians who had paid employment and worked at home at least occasionally increased slightly. Even so, their share of the total workforce remained relatively stable. In 2008, just under 1.8 million employees worked at home, compared with about 1.4 million in 2000. They represented 11.2% of all paid employees in 2008, up from 10.2% eight years earlier.

Study:

Working at home, 2000 to 2008
HTML version
PDF version
( 137K, 11 pages)
Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements

December 3, 2010
Labour Force Survey, November 2010
Employment edged up by 15,000 in November. At the same time, there was a notable decline in the number of youths participating in the labour market. As a result, the unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 7.6%, the lowest since January 2009.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, November 7 to 13, 2010
1. Highlights - includes a chart showing Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted
2. Analysis — November 2010
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (448K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

December 1, 2010
Employment, Earnings and Hours, September 2010
* Highlights
* Note to users
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (2.5MB, 389 pages)
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

November 30, 2010
Canadian economic accounts, third quarter 2010 and September 2010
Real gross domestic product rose 0.3% in the third quarter, following a 0.6% gain in the previous quarter. Final domestic demand grew 0.9%, as business investment in plant and equipment advanced. On a monthly basis, real gross domestic product by industry declined 0.1% in September.

November 30, 2010
Leading causes of death, 2007
Cancer and heart disease, the two leading causes of death for Canadians, were responsible for just over one-half (51%) of the 235,217 deaths in Canada in 2007

November 30, 2010
Estimates of Labour Income: Data Tables:
Third quarter 2010

Table 1 presents monthly, seasonally adjusted, estimates of wages and salaries, and supplementary income for Canada and each province and territory. In Table 2, unadjusted estimates of labour income, by industry, for both Canada and the provinces and territories are shown. The tables include data beginning in 1997.
Source:
Estimates of Labour Income: Data Tables - Product main page*
These data tables provide a regional perspective on Canada's labour income. Monthly wages and salaries by industry and labour income by component for both Canada and the provinces and territories are shown. The tables include data beginning in 1961.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

2006 Aboriginal Population Profiles for
Selected Cities and Communities: Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces

November 30, 2010
The series aims to present a demographic and socio-economic profile of the total Aboriginal population living in these areas. Demographic data as well as information on living arrangements of children, education, labour, income, mobility, housing, and health are highlighted.
Source:
2006 Aboriginal Population Profiles for Selected Cities and Communities - Product main page*
This product is a series of profiles for a number of census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and communities across Canada with a large Aboriginal population, either in numbers or share of the area's total population. The series aims to present a demographic and socio-economic profile of the total Aboriginal population living in these areas.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online;
click "Chronological index" for Aboriginal Population Profiles for other Canadian cities.

October 28, 2010
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2010
Between August 2009 and August 2010, the average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.4% to $860.67. The last time earnings growth exceeded 4.0% was in February 2008.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

November 26, 2010
Study: Temporary employment in the downturn, 1997 to 2009
1997 to 2009
In 2009, 1.8 million Canadians worked in some type of temporary job. Temporary work accounted for 12.5% of paid employment, a slight decrease from its peak of 13.2% in 2005. After growing rapidly from 1997 to 2005, the temporary employment rate slowed in 2006. The number of temporary jobs declined a year before the downturn in total employment. On average, these temporary jobs pay lower wages and provide fewer benefits than permanent positions. In addition, they are non-unionized and part time more often.

The study:

Temporary employment in the downturn
*
Highlights
* Full article:
HTML
PDF
(159K, 13 pages)

Source:
November 2010 issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2966&id=2968&lang=eng&more=0

 
 

February 2012
CANSIM is now FREE.
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng
CANSIM is Statistics Canadas key socioeconomic database. In CANSIM, the user can choose a specific table, geography(ies), characteristics (variables) and date range, then download the data. Users can create customized tables by adding or removing data; and manipulate data by asking for percent changes or year-to-date sums or averages.

Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada. CANSIM data are now available free of charge under the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/reference/licence-eng.html

In addition, the interface has been modified to make it more user friendly.
See the Tutorial: Introduction to the New CANSIM Interface:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/about-apercu/video/cansim-eng.html

Browse CANSIM by subject:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a01?lang=eng

 

February 12, 2012
Canadian Economic Observer, February 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-010-x/11-010-x2012002 -eng.htm
Sections:
1. Current economic conditions
2. Economic events
3. Recent feature articles
4. National accounts
5. Labour markets
6. Prices
7. International trade
8. Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9. Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10. Financial markets
11. Provincial (latest Unemployment rates and Consumer Price Index)
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
Related products

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel? catno=11-010-XWE&lang=eng
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2239&lang=eng&more=0

* Current conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2239&id=712&lang=eng&more=0

* Economic accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Leading indicators
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3764&id=1880&lang=eng&more=0

 

February 8, 2012
2011 Census: Population and dwelling counts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120208/dq120208a-eng.htm
The population of Canada increased 5.9% between the 2006 and 2011 censuses, compared with a 5.4% increase during the previous five-year period. The increase in the growth rate was attributable to slightly higher fertility and to an increase in the number of non-permanent residents and immigrants.

Links to dozens of Census 2011 products
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120208/pn120208- eng.htm

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NOTE: For more links to 2011 Census products, go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

 

Statistics Canada to make all online data free
National Statistics Council, which opposed scrapping the long-form census, applauds the move

November, 25, 2011
By Carl Meyer
All of Statistics Canada’s standard online products, including the census, socioeconomic and geographic data, will be offered to the public for free starting February 2012, Embassy has learned. In 2010, the agency was rocked when the government dropped the mandatory long-form census, and its chief statistician resigned in protest. Immigration experts slammed the decision for jeopardizing the targeted delivery of services like languages training and job-search workshops. Now, the agency will not charge for the information it gathered during the 2011 census. Instead, as it releases the first set of census data this February, it will also announce that it will be free—as well as the rest of its online, readily-available data.
Source:
Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newsweekly

 

February 3, 2012
Labour Force Survey, January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120203/dq120203a- eng.htm
Employment was virtually unchanged in January, and the unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 7.6% as more people searched for work. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment rose by 129,000 (+0.7%), with most of the growth occurring in the first six months of this period.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information
January 8 to 14, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001- x2012001-eng.htm
Table of contents:
Highlights
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001- x/2012001/aftertoc-aprestdm1-eng.htm
Analysis — January 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/2012001/part- partie1-eng.htm
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (399K, 60 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2011012- eng.pdf

[ earlier reports in this series:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc- cel?catno=71-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=71 -001-X&lang=eng
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

See also:

Tables by subject: Labour
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l2_2621-eng.htm

Labour
Commuting to work
Employment and unemployment
Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
Hours of work and work arrangements
Industries
Non-wage benefits
Occupations
Unionization and industrial relations
Wages, salaries and other earnings

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&more=0

 

Statscan to abandon no-layoff policy as budget cuts loom
http://goo.gl/zh4OH
By Tavia Grant
January 30, 2012
Statistics Canada is abandoning its long-standing no-layoff practice as the agency faces budget cuts, though its chief statistician says reductions will not erode the quality of its data.
In a memo to senior managers, the Ottawa-based agency effectively abandons its no-layoff approach, which had been in place since the 1980s. Statscan, which employs nearly 5,000 full-time workers, has been asked, along with other federal departments, to submit proposals for a potential budget cut of up to 10 per cent.

Comments (196)
http://goo.gl/wYUJo

Source:
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

 

January 31, 2012
Adult and youth correctional services: Key indicators, 2010/2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120131/dq120131g- eng.htm
Data from the Corrections Key Indicator Report for Adults and Young Offenders are now available for 2010/2011.
The survey monitors trends in correctional populations, describes the utilization of correctional services and provides a basis for calculating incarceration rates. Data in this release were collected by correctional service officials, reported on a fiscal-year basis and are based on daily counts of adults and youth in custodial facilities and monthly counts of offenders under community supervision.

Available on CANSIM:

* Tables 251-0004 to 251-0006
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03? lang=eng&pattern=251-0004..251-0006&p2=31

* Table 251-0008
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03? lang=eng&pattern=251-0008&p2=31

Related subjects:

* Children and youth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Crime and justice (youth)
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20002&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2693&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

* Correctional services
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action? pid=2693&id=2149&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

 

January 30, 2012
Perspectives on Labour and Income - January 2012 online edition
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/75-001-x2012001- eng.htm

The January 2012 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, released today, features one article.

Seniors returning to Canada
January 2012

Highlights:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001- x/2012001/article/11618/11618hl-fs-eng.htm

Full article:

HTML version
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001- x/2012001/article/11618-eng.htm

PDF version (231K, 14 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001- x/2012001/article/11618-eng.pdf
This article uses census data to address several questions related to Canadian residents who previously emigrated to other countries: Do seniors account for a large proportion of returned emigrants? From where do older emigrants return? Do the characteristics of older returned emigrants differ from those of older Canadians who did not live abroad? Do the amounts and sources of income received in old age differ between these groups? How do all these results differ for Canadian-born versus immigrant returnees?

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=75 -001-X&lang=eng
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

 

January 26, 2012
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120126/dq120126a- eng.htm
In November, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $883.96, virtually unchanged from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, earnings rose 2.2%.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

Monthly report:

Employment, Earnings and Hours, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/72-002-x/72-002-x2011011- eng.htm
* Highlights
* Note to users
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=72 -002-X&lang=eng
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://goo.gl/FsMeZ

* Employment and unemployment
http://goo.gl/mMHwY

* Hours of work and work arrangements
http://goo.gl/DGFGo

* Industries

* Wages, salaries and other earnings
http://goo.gl/EK2Qr

 

January 26, 2012
Study: Criminal victimization in the territories, 2009

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120126/dq120126b-eng.htm
In 2009, 34% of residents of the three territories aged 15 and over reported to the General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization that they had been the victim of at least one criminal incident in the 12 months preceding the survey. Nearly half (46%) of the 38,000 self-reported incidents in the territories were violent, with assault being the most common crime reported. The remainder of reported incidents were crimes against the household (35%) or thefts of personal property (19%). In contrast, the vast majority (70%) of self-reported criminal incidents in the provinces were non-violent.

Related article:

Criminal victimization in the territories, 2009
By Samuel Perreault and Tina Hotton Mahony
Release date: January 26, 2012
HTML version
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002- x/2012001/article/11614-eng.htm
PDF version (820K, 39 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002- x/2012001/article/11614-eng.pdf

Source:
Juristat - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85 -002-X&lang=eng
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Crime and justice
http://goo.gl/0apmd

* Victims and victimization
http://goo.gl/o1YVe

* Society and community
http://goo.gl/eP65E

 

January 25, 2012
Study: Firm entry and exit in Canada, 2000 to 2008
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120125/dq120125a-eng.htm
Firm entry and exit are important aspects of business dynamics. In every year from 2000 to 2008, roughly 1 firm in 10 had either just entered the Canadian business sector or was about to exit. This turnover emphasizes an important path to business innovation and productivity growth. To survive and replace incumbents, new firms aggressively adopt new ideas. This creates pressure on incumbents to innovate or exit the market. From 2000 to 2008, an average of 10.8% of firms entered the business sector each year, while 9.0% exited. The size distributions of entrants and exiters, as well as entry and exit rates by size, suggest that turnover predominantly involves small firms.

Source:
Failure Rates for New Canadian Firms: New Perspectives on Entry and Exit
*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel? catno=61-526-XIE&lang=eng
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

See also:

Firm Dynamics: Firm Entry and Exit in Canada, 2000 to 2008*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc- cel/olc-cel?catno=11-622-M2012022&lang=eng
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related blog post:

Canadian startups cashing chips way too early?
By Christine Wong
http://blogs.itbusiness.ca/2012/01/canadian- startups-cashing-chips-way-too-early/
Source:
ITBusiness.ca
http://blogs.itbusiness.ca/

 

January 24, 2012
Job vacancies, three-month average ending in September 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120124/dq120124b-eng.htm
Canadian businesses had, on average, 248,000 job vacancies in the three month period ending in September 2011. For all sectors combined, the ratio of unemployment to job vacancies was 3.3. In other words, there were 3.3 unemployed people in Canada for every job vacancy.
- includes links to four tables:
* Table 1 : Number of job vacancies and job vacancy rate, by sector
* Table 2 : Number of job vacancies and job vacancy rate, by province and territory
* Table 3 : Number of unemployed, number of job vacancies, and unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, by sector
* Table 4 : Number of unemployed, number of job vacancies, and unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, by province and territory

Related link from the CBC:

Canada's toughest job market is P.E.I.
Saskatchewan has lowest per-job vacancy

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/27/pei-unemployed-job-ratio-584.html
January 27, 2012
P.E.I. has the toughest job market in the country, with more than nine people looking for work for every job vacancy, almost triple the national rate of 3.3, says Statistics Canada.
Source:
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/

 

January 23, 2012
Leading indicators, December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120123/dq120123a- eng.htm
The composite leading index increased 0.8% in December, following a 0.9% gain the previous month. The increase was broad-based with 8 of the 10 components rising.

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2239&lang=eng&more=0

* Current conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2239&id=712&lang=eng&more=0

* Economic accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Leading indicators
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3764&id=1880&lang=eng&more=0

 

January 23, 2012
Profile of seniors’ transportation habits
By Martin Turcotte
HTML version
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-008- x/2012001/article/11619-eng.htm
PDF version (148K, 16 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-008- x/2012001/article/11619-eng.pdf

This article examines various issues related to seniors’ access to transportation and to a vehicle. The first part focuses on determining which seniors have a driver’s licence and drive a car, including those with the weakest visual, auditory, motor and cognitive faculties. The second part of the article describes seniors’ main forms of transportation other than driving a car. The last part examines the impact of seniors’ main form of transportation on their level of social participation.

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=11- 008-x&lang=eng
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

 

January 20, 2012
Consumer Price Index, December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120120/dq120120a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.3% in the 12 months to December, following a 2.9% increase in November. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2% in December.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Source:
The Consumer Price Index - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62 -001-X&lang=eng
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
* On the product main page, click View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc- cel/olc-cel?catno=62-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=62 -557-X&lang=eng

Related subjects:

* Prices and price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3956&lang=eng&more=0

* Consumer price indexes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3956&id=2178&lang=eng&more=0

 

January 19, 2012
Employment Insurance, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120119/dq120119b-eng.htm
In November, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits totalled 539,000, virtually unchanged from the previous month.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/73-002-x/73-002-x2011010- eng.htm
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to November 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=73 -002-X&lang=eng
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Tables by subject: Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l3_2621_2627- eng.htm?hili_none

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&more=0

* Non-wage benefits
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&more=0

[ earlier editions of this report:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc- cel?catno=73-002-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

 

January 12, 2011
Canadian Economic Observer - January 2012 issue
Sections:
1. Current economic conditions
2. Economic events
3. Recent feature articles
4. National accounts
5. Labour markets
6. Prices
7. International trade
8. Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9. Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10. Financial markets
11. Provincial (latest Unemployment rates and Consumer Price Index)
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
Related products
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

January 6, 2012
Labour Force Survey, December 2011

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120106/dq120106a- eng.htm
Following two months of declines, employment rose slightly in December, up 18,000. The unemployment rate edged up to 7.5% as more people participated in the labour market. Over the past 12 months, employment growth totalled 1.2% (+199,000), with nearly all of the gains in the first half of the year.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information
December 4 to 10, 2011

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2011012- eng.htm
Table of contents:
Highlights
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001- x/2011012/aftertoc-aprestdm1-eng.htm
Analysis — December 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/2011012/part- partie1-eng.htm
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (440K, 60 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2011012- eng.pdf

[ earlier reports in this series:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc- cel?catno=71-001-X&chropg=1&lang=eng ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=71 -001-X&lang=eng
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&more=0

January 4, 2012
Study: Comparing Canadian and US price levels
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily- quotidien/120104/dq120104a-eng.htm
Canada and the United States share one of the longest borders in the world, their economies are intertwined, and trade between them is extensive. Consequently, Canadian consumers have a widely held expectation that the prices they pay for many products should be roughly equal to US prices, after adjusting for the exchange rate.

Two studies released today examine comparative price levels between the two countries.

1. Do Relative Canada/U.S. Prices Equate to the Exchange Rate?
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2012003- eng.htm
... analyses the extent to which relative differences in prices between the two countries have reflected the market exchange rate over the last 40 years. It is based on concepts and methods from the Purchasing Power Parity Program.

2. New Evidence on Exchange-rate-adjusted Prices in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2012002- eng.htm
... examines the Canada–United States comparative price level. This is defined as the ratio of the final selling price in Canada to the final selling price in the United States, adjusted for differences in the exchange rate.

Source:
Economic Insights - product main page
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel? catno=11-626-XWE&lang=eng
Articles in the Economic Insights series highlight issues related to the growth and development of Canada's economy. In some cases, these articles synthesize the results of previous research carried out by Statistics Canada; in others, they provide contextual information that accompanies the release of new data. The Economic Insights series features concise examinations of economic events, trends, and important structural changes in the economy.

Similar studies from the Economic Analysis Division:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/economicanalysis

Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Prices and price indexes
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3956&lang=eng&more=0

* Intercity and international price comparisons
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3956&id=3965&lang=eng&more=0

December 22, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2011
In October, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 1.4% to $885.36 from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings rose 2.7%.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - main product page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

December 22, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111222/dq111222a- eng.htm
In October, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 1.4% to $885.36 from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, average weekly earnings rose 2.7%.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

Related report:

Employment, Earnings and Hours - main product page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=72- 002-X&lang=eng
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
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* On the main product page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://goo.gl/FsMeZ

* Employment and unemployment
http://goo.gl/mMHwY

* Hours of work and work arrangements
http://goo.gl/DGFGo

* Industries
http://goo.gl/q4V02

* Wages, salaries and other earnings
http://goo.gl/EK2Qr

December 21, 2011
Study: Economic growth in Canada and the United States, 1997 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111221/dq111221b- eng.htm
Living standards in Canada are growing at a faster pace than in the United States even though comparisons of labour productivity—the most often-cited indicator—show Canada falling behind during the past decade. Two other measures of standard of living—real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita and real gross national income (GNI) per capita—show that Canada's performance has improved relative to the United States during this period.
Source:
Economic Insights - product main page
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel? catno=11-626-XWE&lang=eng
Articles in the Economic Insights series highlight issues related to the growth and development of Canada's economy. In some cases, these articles synthesize the results of previous research carried out by Statistics Canada; in others, they provide contextual information that accompanies the release of new data. The Economic Insights series features concise examinations of economic events, trends, and important structural changes in the economy.

Similar studies from the Economic Analysis Division:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/economicanalysis

Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3764&lang=eng&more=0

* Gross domestic product
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3764&id=3012&lang=eng&more=0

December 20, 2011
Fiscal Arrangements Certificates: Federal Equalization Program 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111220/dq111220b- eng.htm
Fiscal Certificates prepared for the administration of the Federal-provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act and Regulations are now available. The Fiscal Certificates cover the four fiscal years of data from 2008/2009 to 2011/2012. The Fiscal Certificates are available free of charge in electronic format upon request. Data on residential property value assessment, residential and non-residential property tax revenues, and population estimates, by census subdivision, for reference years 2007 to 2009, are also available free of charge in electronic format upon request.
[ Click the above link for contact information. ]

Related subjects:

* Government
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3055&lang=eng&more=0

December 20, 2011
Quarterly Demographic Estimates, July to September 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-002-x/91-002-x2011003-eng.htm
Table of contents:
Highlights
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-002-x/2011003/aftertoc- aprestdm1-eng.htm
Analysis
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
Appendices
User information
Related products
PDF version (388K, 82 pages):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-002-x/91-002-x2011003- eng.pdf

Source:
Quarterly Demographic Estimates - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=91- 002-X&lang=eng
This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=30000&lang=eng&more=0

* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=30000&id=30004&lang=eng&more=0

* Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3867&lang=eng&more=0

December 16, 2011
Employment Insurance, October 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111216/tdq111216- eng.htm
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits declined slightly (-5,400 or -1.0%) to 541,200 in October, continuing a year-long downward trend.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, October 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/73-002-x/73-002-x2011010- eng.htm
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to September 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=73- 002-X&lang=eng
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Tables by subject: Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l3_2621_2627-eng.htm? hili_none

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]


Related links:

From the
Vancouver Sun:

Decline in EI recipients could signal renewed health in B.C. labour market
http://goo.gl/8jhR9
By Evan Duggan
December 16, 2011
A decline in the number of British Columbians receiving employment insurance benefits could be a sign the labour market is recovering from the beating it took beginning with the global recession in 2008, according to a Vancouver economist.New numbers published by Statistics Canada show that 9,170 fewer people in Metro Vancouver received EI benefits in October 2011 when compared to October 2010 — a 32 per cent drop. Throughout B.C. there was a 28 per cent drop year-over-year fewer recipients across the province.
(...)
While the number of employment insurance beneficiaries has been falling, the total number of British Columbians receiving provincial income assistance has remained steady at roughly 180,000 over the past year, according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Social Development. “Numbers do fluctuate with seasonal work,” said David Haslam, a spokesman with the Ministry of Social Development. “We have not seen any indication that the decline in the number of EI recipients is having a significant impact on the province’s income assistance caseload.”
Source:
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/

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From the
Progressive Economics Forum (PEF):

EI Coverage Falls Below 40%
http://www.progressive- economics.ca/2011/12/16/employment-insurance-below-40/
By Erin Weir
December 16, 2011
It may be a grim Christmas for thousands of unemployed Canadians. Today’s Employment Insurance figures show that fewer workers received benefits in October, even as more became unemployed and filed EI claims.

[ More PEF postings on Employment Insurance:
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/category/employment- insurance/ ]

Source:
Progressive Economics Forum (PEF)
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/

 

More StatCan reports:

December 14, 2011
Leading indicators, November 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111214/dq111214c- eng.htm
The composite leading index increased 0.8% in November, the largest increase in five months. Manufacturing posted broad gains after slowing in recent months. Household spending was mixed, while the stock market continued to decline.

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

December 14, 2011
Women in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111214/dq111214d- eng.htm
Available online today are four new chapters of the publication Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, which explores the socio-demographic and economic circumstances of Canadian women in general. These chapters examine the health of Canadian women, their education, their family arrangements and the activity limitations with which some live.

Eight chapters were released previously online.
All 12 chapters are now available in
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, 2010-2011, sixth edition

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/89-503-x2010001- eng.htm

Table of contents:
* Paid work
* Economic Well-being
* Women and the Criminal Justice System
* First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women
* Senior Women
* Female population
* Visible Minority Women
* Immigrant Women
* Women and Education
* Women and Health
* Families, Living Arrangements and Unpaid Work
* Women with activity limitations
* Tables and charts
* More information
* Other issues in this series

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=89- 503-X&lang=eng
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest report in this series; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.
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Related subjects:

* Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3867&lang=eng&more=0

* Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=75&lang=eng&more=0

* Women and gender
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=75&id=78&lang=eng&more=0

December 14, 2011
Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, December 2011
The December 2011 issue of Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada contains two articles.

The first article, Length of Time between High School Graduation and Enrolling in Postsecondary Education: Who Delays and Who Does Not?:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-004-x/2011004/article/11594- eng.htm
... summarizes the main findings of a recent research report that measured median delay times between high school graduation and starting a first postsecondary program and identified the factors associated with either speeding up or slowing down this transition.

The second article, Postsecondary Education Participation among Underrepresented and Minority Groups:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-004-x/2011004/article/11595- eng.htm
...summarizes the key findings of a recent research report that examined the characteristics of young people who historically have been underrepresented in the postsecondary student population and the factors that play a role in the decision to pursue postsecondary studies.

Also in the same issue of Education Matters:

Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP)

* New Tables (December 2011)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-582-x/81-582-x2011002- eng.htm

Education Indicators in Canada:
Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
(December 2011)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-582-g/81-582-g2011002- eng.htm

Source:
Education Matters:
Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada
- main product page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:
* Education, training and learning

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=1821&lang=eng&more=0

December 9, 2011
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, third quarter 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111209/dq111209b- eng.htm

December 7, 2011
Population projections by Aboriginal identity in Canada, 2006 to 2031
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111207/dq111207a- eng.htm
All growth scenarios considered, the Aboriginal identity population in Canada could be between 1.7 million and 2.2 million by 2031, representing between 4.0% and 5.3% of the total population.

December 5, 2011
Charitable donors, 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111205/dq111205a- eng.htm
Canadian taxfilers reported making charitable donations of just under $8.3 billion in 2010, up 6.5% from 2009. At the same time, the number of donors increased 2.2% to just over 5.7 million. Data are based on income tax returns filed for 2010. Nationally, 23.4% of all taxfilers claimed charitable donations on their tax return, in line with previous years. Manitoba (26.3%) had the highest percentage declaring a donation, followed by Prince Edward Island (25.3%) and Saskatchewan (25.3%).

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3868&lang=eng&more=0

* Household spending and savings
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3868&id=2180&lang=eng&more=0

* Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=75&lang=eng&more=0

* Volunteering and donating
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=75&id=80&lang=eng&more=0

December 2, 2011
Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111202/dq111202b- eng.htm
Just under six million taxfilers contributed to registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) in 2010, a slight decline of 0.2% from 2009. Their total contributions increased 2.6% to $33.9 billion. Data are based on tax returns filed for 2010.
- includes links to two tables:
* Registered retirement savings plan contributors — Canada, provinces and territories
* Registered retirement savings plan contributors — Census metropolitan areas

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3868&lang=eng&more=0
* Household spending and savings
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3868&id=2180&lang=eng&more=0
* Household, family and personal income
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3868&id=2812&lang=eng&more=0
* Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3868&id=70008&lang=eng&more=0
* Seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=70000&lang=eng&more=0
* Income, pensions and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=70000&id=70005&lang=eng&more=0

December 1, 2011
Study: Perceptions of personal safety and crime, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111201/dq111201a- eng.htm
In 2009, the vast majority (93%) of Canadians aged 15 years and older living in the provinces said they felt satisfied with their personal safety from crime. This proportion was similar to 2004, the last time this survey was conducted. Despite higher rates of victimization, younger Canadians were more satisfied with their personal safety from crime than older Canadians. In 2009, 94% of Canadians aged 15 to 24 years said they felt very or somewhat satisfied, compared with 90% of Canadians aged 65 years and older.

Related article:

Canadians' perceptions of personal safety and crime, 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2011001/article/11577- eng.htm
PDF version (749K, 21 pages)

Source:
Juristat - product main page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues
.

Related subjects:

* Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2693&lang=eng&more=0
* Crimes and offences
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2693&id=2102&lang=eng&more=0
* Victims and victimization
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=2693&id=455&lang=eng&more=0
* Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=75&lang=eng&more=0

November 30, 2011
Elementary and secondary public school indicators, 2009/2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111130/dq111130e- eng.htm
Just under 5.1 million students were enrolled in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Canada during the academic year 2009/2010, down 0.2% from the previous academic year. This was the lowest level since 1997/1998, when data for the Elementary–Secondary Education Survey were first collected. Enrolment peaked at nearly 5.4 million students in 1999/2000.

Summary Public School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 2005/2006 to 2009/2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-595-m/81-595-m2011095- eng.htm
PDF version (423K, 58 pages):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-595-m/81-595-m2011095- eng.pdf
This report provides elementary and secondary school public data at the provincial, territorial and Canada-wide levels for key education statistics, such as enrolment, graduates, finance, and educator.

Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=1821&lang=eng&more=0
* Education finance
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=1821&id=1828&lang=eng&more=0
* Students
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=1821&id=1756&lang=eng&more=0
* Teachers and educators
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=1821&id=1831&lang=eng&more=0

November 29, 2011
2011 Census geographic products
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111129/dq111129c- eng.htm
Available today are four geographic products from the 2011 Census: Boundary Files, Road Network File, Correspondence Files and the Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names. These products represent the first suite of geographic products released from the 2011 Census.

Related subjects:

* Reference
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=4017&lang=eng&more=0
* Census reference materials
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=4017&id=4019&lang=eng&more=0

November 28, 2011
Public sector employment, third quarter 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111128/tdq111128- eng.htm
Public sector employment on a seasonally adjusted basis was 3.6 million in the third quarter, down 12,000 (-0.3%) from the second quarter. The decline was mainly the result of the layoff of the temporary workers hired for the 2011 Census program. Employment in the federal general government, which fell by 16,000 (-3.6%), declined in all provinces and territories.
[Related data tables: http://goo.gl/tXUuV ]

Related subjects:

* Government
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject- sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=3055&lang=eng&more=0
* Employment and remuneration
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action? pid=3055&id=3057&lang=eng&more=0

November 28, 2011
Federal government employment in census metropolitan areas, September 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/111128/dq111128c- eng.htm
In September, 315,500 federal government employees worked in a census metropolitan area (CMA). They represented three-quarters of all federal workers, a proportion that has remained stable in the last decade. (...) The 135,900 federal workers in Ottawa–Gatineau accounted for nearly one-third (32.5%) of the total federal workforce in September. This proportion has been on an upward trend since the mid-1990s when it was roughly 27%. Montréal had 23,700 federal employees, the second largest total, followed by Toronto with 22,300.

November 23, 2011
Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2010
Labour productivity in the business sector increased in every province and in Nunavut in 2010. At the national level, business productivity rose 1.9% in 2010 after declining by 0.3% in 2009.
- includes the following two tables:
Table 1 : Labour productivity and other related variables for the business sector, 2010
Table 2 : Businesses producing goods and businesses producing services, 2010

Related subjects:
* Economic accounts
* Productivity accounts

November 23, 2011
Study: Aboriginal people and the labour market, 2008 to 2010
In the economic downturn that began in 2008, employment fell further and over a longer period among Aboriginal people than in the non-Aboriginal workforce. This was true for all age groups. (...) Declines for core-aged Aboriginal workers were all in full time in both years. For their non-Aboriginal counterparts, the losses in 2009 were all in full-time work, while the gains in 2010 were a combination of full- and part-time jobs.

The study :

Aboriginal People and the Labour Market: Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2008-2010
by Jeannine Usalcas
Table of contents:
Acknowledgements
Abstract
Highlights
Source, data history and definitions
Main article
Tables
Charts
User information
PDF version (155K, 29 pages)

Source:
Aboriginal People and the Labour Market:
Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2008-2010
- product main page*
This report provides an overview of the labour market outcomes of Aboriginal people during and after the labour market downturn. It covers the period of 2008 to 2010, using annual averages by several demographic and labour market activity indicators available from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

November 21, 2011
Study: Income adequacy in retirement
The financial well-being of retirement-age households headed by seniors would increase markedly if their "potential income" from assets such as housing and mutual funds were included in their total income. Research into the adequacy of pensions has focused on the income and consumption streams of households following retirement. However, these do not incorporate the potential income that could be realized from owned assets, which can be used in retirement to supplement reported income. The study, "Income Adequacy in Retirement: Accounting for the Annuitized Value of Wealth in Canada," takes this potential income into account when comparing the pre- and post-retirement financial situation of Canadian households.

The study:

Income Adequacy in Retirement:
Accounting for the Annuitized Value of Wealth in Canada

By John R. Baldwin et al.
Table of contents:
Acknowledgements
Abstract
Executive summary
Main article
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
PDF version (1MB, 35 pages)


Related subjects:
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household, family and personal income
* Seniors
* Income, pensions and wealth

November 18, 2011
Leading indicators, October 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.2% in October, after a gain of 0.1% in September. In October, 5 of the 10 components increased, the same as the month before, while 4 declined, 1 fewer than in September. Household spending remained the strongest sector of the economy, while manufacturing remained the weakest.
* This release will be reprinted in the December 2011 issue of The Canadian Economic Observer (Click "View" for the latest issue)

Table 1 : Leading Indicators, May 2011-October 2011

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

November 14, 2011
Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada, 2011
- looks at the impact of diabetes and respiratory conditions (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) on quality of life.
Data from the 2011 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada are now available. The objective of the survey (sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada) was to assess the impact of diabetes and respiratory conditions (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) on quality of life and to provide more information on how Canadians manage their chronic condition. Data were collected in the fall of 2010 and the spring of 2011. Approximately 6,500 individuals in the 10 provinces were interviewed.

Definitions, data sources and methods (survey number 5160)

Related subjects:
* Health
* Diseases and health conditions

November 8, 2011
Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2010
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in every province and territory in 2010, a rebound from the previous year when most provinces recorded declines or no gain. Nationally, real GDP increased 3.2% following a 2.8% contraction in 2009.

November 4, 2011
Labour Force Survey, October 2011
Following an increase in September, employment declined by 54,000 in October, all in full time. October's loss pushed the unemployment rate up 0.2 percentage points to 7.3%. Over the last year, total employment has risen by 237,000 (+1.4%).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information : October 9 to 15, 2011
November 4, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — October 2011

Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (435K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

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[Analysis of the October 2011
numbers by the Canadian Labour Congress
]

November 1, 2011
Leading Causes of Death in Canada, 2008
This publication lists statistical tables of ten leading causes of death in Canada for selected age groups by sex; ten leading causes of infant death; and ten leading causes of death for provinces and territories by sex

Leading Causes of Death in Canada - Product main page*
This publication lists statistical tables of ten leading causes of death in Canada for selected age groups by sex; ten leading causes of infant death; and ten leading causes of death for provinces and territories by sex.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

October 31, 2011
Pension Satellite Account, 2010
The continuing overall improvement in financial markets and, in particular, the recovery of Canadian equity markets in 2010, drove pension wealth to nearly $2.3 trillion at year end. The total value of pension assets in Canada increased 9.8% in 2010, following a 15.7% advance the year before. Assets in individual registered saving plans and employer-based pension plans combined accounted for 92.3% of total pension wealth in 2010. Social security plans made up the remainder.

October 20, 2011
Employment Insurance, August 2011
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits increased by 35,200 (+6.6%) to 568,600 in August, following a decline of similar magnitude in July.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, August 2011
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to July 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

October 20, 2011
The Dynamics of Male Self-employment in Canada: Comparing the 1990s to the 2000s
By Danny Leung and Chris Robinson
This paper asks how and why the transition rates for males between non-employment, paid employment, own-account self-employment, and self-employment with paid help changed in Canada between the 1990s and the 2000s. It is found that the self-employed were much less likely to move back into paid employment in the 2000s than they were in the 1990s.
[Source: Abstract]
Executive summary
Main article
Tables
Charts
References
User information
PDF version (448K, 28 pages)

[ Earlier reports in the Economic Analysis Research Paper Series ]

October 20, 2011
Leading indicators, September 2011
The composite leading index was little changed in September for the fourth month in a row. In September, 6 of the 10 components continued to expand, the same number as in August.

October 13, 2011
Study: Sources of stress among workers, 2010
In 2010, about 27% of working adults, roughly 3.7 million people, described their lives on most days as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely' stressful, meaning that they went through a regular day feeling a high level of stress. Another 6.3 million (46%) said they were 'a bit' stressed. This study shows that highly stressed workers' demographic and socioeconomic characteristics differed depending on the source of their stress.

Related link:

What’s stressing the stressed?
Main sources of stress among workers
By Susan Crompton
October 13, 2011
HTML version
PDF version (183K, 10 pages)
This article is based on the 2010 General Social Survey on Time Use. It examines how workers who report being highly stressed differ from those who report being somewhat stressed. Then it outlines the five main issues that highly stressed workers identified as their primary source of stress and compares their selected characteristics by source of stress—for instance, differences between workers who are anxious about work compared to those concerned about their finances or about a family situation.
Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]
[ Canadian Social Trends Articles by Subject
]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Unpaid work
* Society and community
* Time use

Canada at a Glance, 2011
PDF version
(1.6MB, 27 pages)
HTML version
- incl. links (in the left margin) to sections on:
* Population * Health * Education * Crime * Housing * Income, spending * Government * International comparisons * Labour * Economy * International trade * Energy * Manufacturing * Agriculture * Environment * Travel, transport

NOTE: Canada at a Glance, 2011 isn't a recent release from StatCan --- it was simply overlooked earlier this year.
[ Gilles ]

Source:
Canada at a Glance - Product main page*
Canada at a Glance presents current Canadian demographic, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, household, economic, travel, financial, agricultural, foreign trade and environmental statistics. This booklet also includes important international comparisons, so that readers can see how Canada stacks up against its neighbours. Updated yearly, Canada at a Glance is a very useful reference for those who want quick access to current Canadian statistics.
---
* On the Product main page, click View for the latest edition of the publication; click Chronological index for earlier editions.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Late in September, StatCan posted the 2011 edition of the Canada Year Book (this link will take you to a section of the Canadian Social Research Links Social Statistics page)

September 29, 2011
Residential care facilities, 2009/2010
*
HTML version
* PDF version
(578K, 119 pages)
Table of contents:
--- Highlights
--- Introduction
--- Analysis
--- Tables
--- Data quality, concepts and methodology
--- User information
--- Related products
Source:
Residential Care Facilities - Product main page*
The term "residential care facilities" refers to facilities with four beds or more that are funded, licensed or approved by provincial/territorial departments of health and/or social services. This report focuses on facilities for the aged, facilities for persons with mental disorders and other facilities which provide health or social care
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects
* Health
* Health care services

- Go to the Health Links (Canada/International) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/health.htm

September 28, 2011
Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2011
As of July 1, the median age of Canada's population was estimated at 39.9 years, up 0.2 years from the same date a year earlier. The main factors explaining the aging of the Canadian population are fertility rates persistently below the generation replacement level of 2.1 children per woman and an increasing life expectancy.
- includes the following four tables:
Table 1 - Components and factors of demographic growth
Table 2 - Annual population estimates
Table 3 Population estimates, age distribution and median age as of July 1, 2011, Canada, provinces and territories
Table 4 Population estimates by sex and age group as of July 1, 2011, Canada

Source:
Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories - product main page*
This publication presents annual estimates of the total population and annual estimates by age and sex for Canada, provinces and territories. It also presents estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. As in the case of population estimates, the components are also available for the total population and by age and sex.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

September 28, 2011
Canada's population estimates, Second quarter 2011
The April to June 2011 issue of Quarterly Demographic Estimates is now available.
Table of contents:
Highlights
Analysis
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
Appendices
User information
Related products
PDF version (376K, 80 pages)

Source:
Quarterly Demographic Estimates - product main page*
This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
* Population and demography

September 27, 2011
Deaths, 2008
Life expectancy at birth continued to rise, reaching a new high of 80.9 years during the three-year period from 2006 to 2008. This was up 0.2 years from 2005-2007. Life expectancy at birth was above the national average in three provinces: British Columbia (81.4 years), Ontario (81.3 years) and Quebec (81.0 years). The lowest life expectancy at birth was recorded in the three territories combined (75.2 years).

Companion documents:

* Cancer Incidence in Canada, 2008 and 2009
* Causes of Death, 2008

Source:
Deaths - Product main page*
The statistical tables in this document present the numbers of deaths and death rates by marital status, age and sex for Canada, the 10 provinces and 3 territories. Also presented are data on infant, neonatal, post-neonatal and perinatal deaths; deaths in hospital; and deaths subject to autopsy.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Health
* Life expectancy and deaths
* Population and demography
* Births and deaths

The September 2011 issue of Perspectives on Labour and Income features the two following articles:

The financial well-being of the self-employed
Highlights
Full article:
* HTML
* PDF
(169K, 15 pages)
Abstract:
About 1 in 6 Canadian workers is self-employed. Does taking on the responsibility of a business result in greater earning potential? More wealth? Affect spending patterns? This paper uses a variety of data sources to examine how the self-employed differ from paid employees in income level and dispersion, wealth, retirement preparation and spending.

Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
* Income and expenditure accounts
* Families, households and housing
* Household characteristics
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household spending and savings
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household, family and personal income
* Low income and inequality
* Labour

Gambling 2011
Full article:
* HTML
* PDF
(124K, 7 pages)
Abstract:
This product presents the latest facts and figures on gambling in Canada.

September 23, 2011
Study: Financial well-being of the self-employed, 2009
Self-employed households in Canada had more than twice the 'wealth,' or household net worth, of paid workers in 2009, and were also more knowledgeable about finances. Accumulated wealth is an important aspect of the financial situation of the self-employed, notably because their incomes fluctuate more and they are less likely to have pensions or health insurance.

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

September 22, 2011
Employment Insurance, July 2011
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits decreased by 24,800 (-4.4%) in July to 535,700, the largest of 10 consecutive monthly declines.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, July 2011
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to July 2011 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

September 20, 2011
Leading indicators, August 2011
The composite leading index was little changed in August for the third month in a row. Of the 10 components, 6 continued to expand in August, the same number as in July. The weakness in the index was concentrated in the housing index and the stock market, both of which fell more than the month before.
* This release will be reprinted in the October 2011 issue of The Canadian Economic Observer (Click "View" for the latest issue)

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators


From The Daily :
[Statistics Canada]

September 20, 2011
Study: Layoffs during the last three recessions, 1981 to 2010

Canadian workers were less likely to be laid off during the last economic recession than their counterparts during the two recessions in the early 1980s and 1990s. They were also more likely to find a job in the short term.
On a monthly basis, 2.0% of employees were laid off temporarily or permanently between October 2008 and December 2010. This compares with 2.9% during the early 1980s and 2.7% in the early 1990s.

Workers Laid-off During the Last Three Recessions: Who Were They, and How Did They Fare?
By Ping Ching Winnie Chan, René Morissette, and Marc Frenette
September 20, 2011
Acknowledgments
Abstract
Executive summary
Between October 2008 and July 2009, total employment fell by more than 400,000 in Canada. By January 2011, total employment had returned to the level observed in October 2008. Which workers were laid-off during this recession? To what extent did these workers differ from their counterparts who were laid-off during the recessions that took place during the early 1980s and the early 1990s? How many of them found a job shortly after being laid-off? Among those who were re-employed shortly after being laid-off, which ones, if any, experienced substantial pay cuts? This article uses data from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey to answer these questions.
Main article
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
PDF version (1.4MB, 45 pages)

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Labour mobility, turnover and work absences
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

September 19, 2011
Education Matters: Insights on Education,
Learning and Training in Canada, September 2011

The September 2011 issue of Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada contains two articles:

A Profile of Minority-language Students in Canada: Results from the Programme for International Student Assessment, 2009 summarizes the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment 2009 for students in minority-language school systems in the seven provinces that reported data for both their English- and French-language school systems. The minority-language student population consists of Anglophone students in Quebec and Francophone students outside of Quebec.

Trends in Registered Apprenticeship Training in Canada, 1991 to 2009 examines trends in registered apprenticeship training in Canada over the 1991 to 2009 period, using information from the Registered Apprenticeship Information System.

Source:
Education Matters - Product main page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers.

[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

September 9, 2011
Labour Force Survey, August 2011

Employment was little changed for the second consecutive month in August and the unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 7.3%.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information, August 14 to 20, 2011
September 9, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — August 2011
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (468K, 62 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

---

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

September 9, 2011
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, second quarter 2011
The labour productivity of Canadian businesses fell 0.9% in the second quarter, after increasing 0.4% in the first quarter. The decline comes against a backdrop of temporary factors which affected output more than labour, including wildfires in Northern Alberta and a tsunami in Japan.
Source:
Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review
- main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]


Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
* Productivity accounts
* Labour
- Hours of work and work arrangements
- Wages, salaries and other earnings

August 31, 2011
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, Second quarter 2011
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts
Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - product main page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

August 31, 2011
National Income and Expenditure Accounts:
Data Tables, Second quarter 2011

Use the links in the left-hand margin to access the following:
Main page
Methodology
Data tables
Related products
More information
Source:
National Income and Expenditure Accounts : Data Tables - Product main page*
These data tables provide quarterly information on Canada's National Income and Expenditure Accounts (NIEA). It contains seasonally adjusted data on gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure, saving and investment, borrowing and lending of each of four broad sectors of the economy: (i) persons and unincorporated businesses, (ii) corporate and government business enterprises, (iii) governments and (iv) non-residents. Information is also provided for selected subsectors. The tables include data beginning in 1961.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

August 31, 2011
Estimates of Labour Income : Data Tables, Second quarter 2011
Table 1 presents monthly, seasonally adjusted, estimates of wages and salaries, and supplementary income for Canada and each province and territory. In Table 2, unadjusted estimates of labour income, by industry, for both Canada and the provinces and territories are shown. The tables include data beginning in 1997.
Source:
Estimates of Labour Income: Data Tables - Product main page*
These data tables provide a regional perspective on Canada's labour income. Monthly wages and salaries by industry and labour income by component for both Canada and the provinces and territories are shown. The tables include data beginning in 1961.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

August 30, 2011
Study: Job-related training of immigrants, 2008
Immigrant workers were less likely to receive job-related training than their Canadian-born counterparts. Between July 2007 and June 2008, 35% of Canadian-born men received job training, compared with 31% of immigrant men. Among women, 37% of the Canadian-born took some job-related training, compared with 33% of immigrant women.

August 30, 2011
Salaries and salary scales of full-time
teaching staff at Canadian universities, 2010/2011

Information is now available on the salaries of full-time teaching staff at 62 Canadian universities for the 2010/2011 academic year.

August 24, 2011
Two articles from the latest
issue of Canadian Social Trends:

Study: Commuting to work, 2010
HTML
PDF
(129K)
Canadian commuters took an average of 26 minutes to travel to work on a typical day in 2010, including all modes of transportation. The average commuting time was longest in the six largest census metropolitan areas, each of which has a population of more than 1 million.

Study: University completion by parents' educational attainment, 2009
HTML
PDF
(112K)
People who have parents with a university degree remain more likely to get a university education than children whose parents do not have a degree, although the gap between the two groups has narrowed over time. In 1986, 12% of Canadian-born people aged 25 to 39 whose parents did not complete university had graduated from university. By 2009, this proportion had almost doubled to 23%.

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning
* Fields of study
* Outcomes of education
* Educational attainment
* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Education, training and skills
* Families, households and housing
* Family history

August 23, 2011
Preview of Census 2011 Geography Products and Services
The Preview of Census Geography Products and Services offers an overview of the proposed products and services that will be released based on the upcoming Census of Population. The geography product line includes geography concepts, enhancements and improvements to existing products, and a greater presence on the website. Reference maps and other geographic products are available in a variety of media. This document previews and highlights changes within the census geography product line.
Source:
Preview of Census Geography Products and Services - Product main page

August 18, 2011
Employment Insurance, June 2011
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits was little changed in June at 577,400, following eight consecutive months of declines.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, June 2011
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to June 2011 maps [in the left margin]
Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

August 18, 2011
Leading indicators, July 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.2% in July after a 0.1% gain in June. In July, 6 of the 10 components advanced, 1 more than the previous month. In particular, household demand was firm, reflecting the steady gains in the trend of employment. These gains were partly offset by declines in the stock market.
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

August 17, 2011
Study: Projected trends to 2031 for the Canadian labour force
Using a range of projection scenarios, the labour force is projected to grow to between 20.5 million and 22.5 million by 2031. In 2010, the labour force numbered about 18.5 million.
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer

August 5, 2011
Labour Force Survey, July 10 to 16, 2011
Following three consecutive months of increases, employment was little changed in July. The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 7.2%, as fewer people participated in the labour market.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information, July 10 to 16, 2011
August 5, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — July 2011
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (575K, 62 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

July 26, 2011
Women in Canada

Available online today are five chapters of the publication Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report (see the link below), which explores the socio-demographic and economic circumstances of several groups of Canadian women. These chapters provide a comprehensive statistical portrait of the female population in general, senior women, immigrant women, women who are members of a visible minority, and Aboriginal women.

General contents of this publication:
(Click the links in the left-hand margin of the page)
* Paid work
* Economic Well-being
* Women and the Criminal Justice System
* First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women
* Senior Women
* Female population
* Visible Minority Women
* Immigrant Women
* Tables and charts <========== links to 200+ tables and charts!
* More information
* Other issues in this series

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:
* Population and demography
* Society and community
* Women and gender

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- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/women.htm

July 26, 2011
Statistics on Income of Farm Families, 2008
Notes to users
Highlights
Introduction
Tables
Data quality, concepts and methodology
Appendices
User information
Related products
PDF version (415K, 79 pages)

Source:
Statistics on Income of Farm Families - Product main page*
This publication provides information on sources and levels of farm and off-farm income for farm families by province, type of farm (based on the North American Industry Classification System) and farm typology (based on age of operator, dependence on farm revenues and income level).
---
* On the product main page ,click "View" to see the
latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related products - selected related publications from Statistics Canada

July 22, 2011
Perspectives on Labour and Income, July 2011 online edition
The July 2011 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, released today, features one item.

The wealth and finances of employed low-income families
Highlights

Full article:
* HTML
* PDF (166K, 13 pages)
This study examines the financial situation of individuals living in low-income families with at least one employed family member compared to low-income families with no employed family members and employed non-low-income families. It presents new findings from the Canadian Financial Capability Survey on the level of net worth, assets and debts, financial security and retirement preparation of these groups.

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

July 21, 2011
Police-reported crime statistics, 2010
The police-reported crime rate, which measures the overall volume of crime, continued its long-term downward trend in 2010, declining 5% from 2009. At the same time, the Crime Severity Index, which measures the severity of crime, fell 6%.
- incl links to three tables:
* Police-reported crime for selected offences, Canada, 2010
* Police-reported crime severity indexes, by province and territory, 2010
* Police-reported crime severity indexes, by census metropolitan area, 2010

Related report:

Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2010
By Shannon Brennan and Mia Dauvergne
HTML version
PDF version
(825K, 43 pages)
Table of contents:
* Police-reported crime reaches its lowest level since the early 1970's
* Crime rates and severity decline across most of the country
* Canada's largest metropolitan areas report declines in crime severity
* Violent crime
* Non-violent crime
* Youth crime
* Factors affecting police-reported crime statistics
[ including a link between unemployment rates and certain crime patterns, along with "an association between neighbourhood crime rates and access to socio-economic resources" - but the words "poverty" and "inequality" don't actually appear in the report. - Gilles].
* Summary
* Data source
* Detailed data tables
* References
* Notes

Related subjects:
* Crime and justice
* Crimes and offences

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues
.

July 20, 2011
Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, 2010
The Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, Statistics Canada's analysis of the components affecting the nation's population, is now available as a dynamic, Internet-only publication beginning today.

Chapters released today (July 20/11) on population growth, age and sex structure, fertility, mortality and migration contain detailed analysis, tables and figures about the latest trends.

- incl. demographic patterns at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels, trends in population growth and the evolution of the various components of Canada's population growth — fertility, mortality and migration (interprovincial and international) — as well as marriage and divorce.

Source:
Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada - Product main page*
The Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada is an analysis of the demographic situation in Canada at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels. The Report consists of two parts. The first one is devoted to a review of recent demographic trends occurring in Canada. Trends in population growth, aging, marriage and divorce, and the evolution of the various components of Canada's population growth - fertility, mortality, immigration and internal migrations - are presented, analyzed and discussed in order for the readers to be able to quickly understand the meaning and the impact of the numerous on-going changes. The second part of the Report features in-depth articles on current issues related to the Canadian population.
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* On the product main page, click View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Population and demography

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For more population stat links, go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

July 19, 2011
Leading indicators, June 2011
The composite index rose 0.2% in June after a 0.8% gain in May. In June, 4 of the 10 components declined compared with none the month before

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

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July 12, 2011
General Social Survey: Time use, 2010
Canadians who performed unpaid work, such as housework, childcare, and civic and voluntary activities, reported spending 4 hours 4 minutes on these activities on any given day in 2010, up 8 minutes from 1998.
Source:
General Social Survey - 2010: Overview of the Time Use of Canadians - Product main page*
This publication provides an overview of the time use of Canadians produced from the 2010 General Social Survey on Time Stress and Well-being. It presents information on participation rates and average amount of time spent on various activities and compares recent data with information obtained from a similar survey conducted in 1998. In addition, it examines Canadians' perceptions of time stress.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this publication; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Commuting to work
* Society and community
* Time use

July 12, 2011
Study: Generational change in paid and unpaid work, 2010
Using General Social Survey - Time use data from 1986, 1998 and 2010 this article examines the changes in the participation in, and time spent on paid work and unpaid household work of individuals aged 20 to 29 from three generations—late baby boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. The final section looks at the distribution of time spent on paid and unpaid work within dual-earner couples.

Complete article:

Generational change in paid and unpaid work
by Katherine Marshall
July 12, 2011
HTML
PDF
(129K, 14 pages)

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

July 12, 2011
Measurement of Real Income in the System of National Accounts: An Application to North American Economies
by Ryan Macdonald
This paper makes use of both output and income statistics derived from the System of National Accounts to examine performance in the three North American countries. (...) The paper compares real output and income measures for Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

The paper was prepared for the “Measuring Progress and Social Welfare” seminar held on November 4
and 5, 2009, at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, Mexico.

Complete paper:

Main page
Table of contents:
Abstract

Executive summary
Main article
Tables
Charts
Appendices
User information
PDF version (327K, 22 pages)

Source:
Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series<===links to dozens of reports in the EA series

July 8, 2011
Labour Force Survey, June 2011
Employment rose for the third consecutive month, up 28,000 in June. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.4% as the number of people participating in the labour market increased. Over the past 12 months, employment has grown by 238,000 (+1.4%).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information, June 12 to 18, 2011
July 8, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — June 2011

Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (PDF - 444K, 63 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

July 5, 2011
Reasons for not voting in the May 2, 2011 federal election, May 2011
More than one-quarter of the 7.5 million eligible voters who reported they did not cast a ballot in the May 2, 2011 federal election indicated they did not do so because they were not interested in voting. Another 23% said they were too busy to vote.
- includes three tables:
* Reasons for not voting among those that did not vote, by sex and by age group, May 2011 federal election
* Reasons for not voting among those who did not vote, by geography, May 2011 federal election
* Reasons for not voting among those who did not vote, by immigrant status, May 2011 federal election

Related subjects:

* Government
* Society and community
* Social networks and civic participation

- Go to the 2011 Federal Election and General Political Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_2011_fed_election.htm

June 28, 2011
Study: Economy and the environment, 1990 to 2010
Canada's natural wealth, defined as the dollar value of selected natural resource stocks and land, stood at roughly $3 trillion in 2009. In 1990, it was just under $1 trillion.

Related links:

Human Activity and the Environment - product main page*
Human Activity and the Environment (16-201-X) is an annual publication that focuses on a current environmental issue. The latest information and statistics are gathered from many sources to produce an in-depth analytical article.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Human Activity and the Environment: Detailed Statistics - product main page*
Human Activity and the Environment: Detailed Statistics (16-201-S) is a collection of statistics focusing on human activities from an environmental perspective. Data are compiled from many sources including Statistics Canada, federal government departments, provincial governments and other sources.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

June 28, 2011
Family income and individuals income, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2009
According to family income data derived from 2009 personal income tax returns, Ottawa–Gatineau was the census metropolitan area (CMA) with the highest median total family income ($89,410), followed by Calgary ($88,410), Edmonton ($86,250) and Regina ($83,550).
- includes two tables:
* Median total income of census families and persons not in census families by census metropolitan area
* Median total income of census families by family type and census metropolitan area

Related subjects:
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household, family and personal income

June 28, 2011
Canadian Social Trends - Summer 2011
The Summer 2011 edition of Canadian Social Trends includes six articles previously released in the online edition.
Click the link above to access any of the articles below.
* Working at home: An update explores characteristics of people most likely to work at home and the various reasons behind their decision.
* Uptake of water- and energy-conservation devices in the home looks at home and homeownership characteristics in relation to the use of conservation measures.
* Ethical consumption examines the evolution of consumers' purchasing behaviour based on ethical criteria.
* The financial knowledge of Canadians shows how personal financial knowledge is related to socio-demographic characteristics and other financial behaviours.
* Debt and family type in Canada asks which types of families are experiencing high levels of debt.
* How does personal bankruptcy affect retirement plans " identifies the retirement preparations of pre-retirees who have experienced bankruptcy.

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

June 28, 2011
Canadian Community Health Survey: Injuries, 2009-2010
About 4.27 million Canadians aged 12 or older suffered an injury severe enough to limit their usual activities in 2009/2010, according to a study published today in Health at a Glance. The overall injury rate in 2009/2010 was 15%, up from 13% in 2001. The most noticeable increase over this period was among young people aged 12 to 19. For girls in this age group, the proportion of injured increased from 18% to 23%. However, adolescent males remain the group most at risk (30%).

Related subjects:
* Children and youth
* Health and well-being (youth)
* Health
* Diseases and health conditions

Source:
Health at a Glance - product main page*
Health at a Glance features current Canadian health statistics from Statistics Canada's health-related surveys and administrative databases. Each issue of Health at a Glance includes a short analytical article that uses statistics to illustrate topical health issues. They include analysis of the complex inter-related topic of health by examining social, economic, and demographic factors.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related link:

Health Profile - product main page*
This profile features community-level data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada's health surveys, administrative data, and the census of population. The application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data available for a selected health region, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select any region of choice for comparison.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

June 27, 2011
Shelters for abused women, 2010
On April 15, 2010, there were 593 shelters offering services to abused women in Canada, up from 569 in 2008 when this information was last collected. On that day, 4,645 women were residing in these shelters. More than one-third (36%) were staying at transition homes, followed by emergency shelters (21%), second-stage housing (20%) and women's emergency shelters (15%). The remaining 7% were staying in other types of shelters.

Also released on June 27, 2011:

* Study: Life-path outcomes associated with reading ability, 2010

* Study: The underground economy in Canada, 1992 to 2008

June 24, 2011
Perspectives on Labour and Income, June 2011 online edition
The June 2011 online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, released today, features two items:

Immigrants in self-employment
[ HTML ] [ PDF ]
... looks at how self-employed immigrants differ from their non-immigrant counterparts across a number of personal and job characteristics. It also compares the reasons immigrants and non-immigrants report for entering and staying in self-employment.

The income of immigrants who pursue postsecondary education in Canada
[ HTML ] [ PDF ]
... examines a cohort of immigrants who were between 25 and 44 years of age when they arrived in Canada in 1998 and 1999. Changes in their employment income over an eight-year period are studied based on whether these individuals pursued postsecondary education in Canada.

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

June 22, 2011
Canada's population estimates, first quarter 2011
As of April 1, 2011, Canada's population was estimated at 34,349,200, up 70,800 (+0.2%) from January 1, 2011. Alberta registered the fastest first-quarter increase (+0.4%) in the country.

June 22, 2011
The Income Management Strategies of Older Couples in Canada
Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series
By Christine Laporte and Grant Schellenberg
Abstract
Executive summary
Main article
Tables
Appendices
User information
PDF version

Source:
The Income Management Strategies of Older Couples in Canada - main product page*
In this study, the income management strategies of Canadian couples are examined using data from the 2007 General Social Survey. The extent to which "older" couples, in which at least one spouse or partner is aged 45 or older, employ an allocative, pooled, or separate strategy is explored. Results show that the income management strategies used by these couples are correlated with relationship characteristics, such as common-law status, duration of relationship, and the presence of children. As well, the likelihood of using a separate approach is positively correlated with levels of educational attainment and with the amount of income received by wives or female partners.

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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues of Analytical Studies Branch papers.

June 21, 2011
Canadian Community Health Survey, 2010
In 2010, 6 in 10 Canadians, or 17.3 million people, aged 12 and older assessed their health as very good or excellent. At the same time, new data indicated some shifts in the health of the population.

June 21, 2011
Leading indicators, May 2011
The composite leading index rose 1.0% in May after a 0.9% increase in April. The May increase equaled the largest advance this year. In comparison, the composite leading index rose 0.4% as recently as December 2010. In May, 9 of the 10 components increased, 1 more than the month before, while 1 declined. The manufacturing sector showed the largest improvement from the previous month.

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

June 21, 2011
Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
Spending on Postsecondary Education
June 2011
Tables & charts:
* A brief outline of three surveys that provide data for Indicator B2: Public and private expenditures on education
* Household expenditures, all households and those reporting expenditures for postsecondary tuition, Canada and provinces, 2009
* Average undergraduate and graduate university tuition fees, full-time Canadian students, Canada and provinces, 2008/2009
* University revenues from private sources (including student fees) and government sources, as proportions of total university revenues, Canada and provinces, 2008/2009
Source:
Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets - Product main page*
The fact sheets in this series provide an "at-a-glance" overview of particular aspects of education in Canada and summarize key data trends in selected tables published as part of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). The PCEIP mission is to publish a set of statistical measures on education systems in Canada for policy makers, practitioners and the general public to monitor the performance of education systems across jurisdictions and over time.
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June 20, 2011
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, First quarter 2011
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts

Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Statscan’s budget should be increased by $100-million
By Stephen Gordon
June 20, 2011
The federal government is going to spend the year doing a program review, with an eye to identifying places where spending can be cut. And it may well be that many of the services provided by the federal governments should be left to the private sector. But there is one agency where a thoughtful program review would recommend increasing funding: Statistics Canada.
(...)
A trip to the [U.S. Government] websites of the Bureau of Economic Analysis or the Bureau of Labor Statistics will get you a wealth of data at the price of a couple of mouse clicks. And over at the Census Bureau, fees only seem to be incurred by those whose projects require working at their offices in Washington. Things are different in Canada. If you go looking for data at the Statistics Canada website, you end up looking at a price list. (...)
One of the core competencies of any government is to provide public goods, and that includes publicly-produced databases. Access to those data should be free, and Statistics Canada’s budget should be increased by the $100-million it would cost to take down its paywall.
Source:
Globe and Mail

COMMENT (by Gilles)
Excellent suggestion!!
That's pretty much what many people and organizations have been demanding for at least the past decade.
See, for example, the website of my friend Tracey Lauriault:
datalibre.ca - "urging governments to make data about canada and canadians free and accessible to citizens"
The data is collected using Canadian tax-payer funds, and we believe use of the data should not be restricted to those who can afford the exorbitant fees.
[ datalibre.ca's OpenData Links & Resources - the BEST list on the open data movement! ]

Kudos to the Globe and Mail for even suggesting that StatCan should make all of its data available for free!
In the real world, though, Stephen Harper and His Majority can do whatever they bloody well want, knowing how easy it was for them to deep-six the long form Census questionnaire on ideological grounds. Steve and His Majority are firm in their belief that ideology trumps evidence-based research.
Looks like he's correct, at least for the next four years...

June 15, 2011
Low Income Lines, 2009-2010
HTML version <=== Click this link for detailed information on each of the three measures listed below.
PDF version (1.8MB, 39 pages)
In order to provide a holographic or complete picture of low income, Statistics Canada uses three complementary low income lines:
- the Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs)
- the Low Income Measures (LIMs)
- the Market Basket Measure (MBM)

StatCan always takes great pains to emphasize that "these measures are not measures of poverty, but strictly measures of low income."
StatCan has been consistently repeating that disclaimer since Ivan Fellegi, Chief Statistician of Canada, posted the following edict on his agency's website in 1997:

"On poverty and low income" - by Ivan Fellegi (1997)
- explains why his agency's low income cut-offs should not be used as the "official" poverty line for Canada.

How can LICOs, LIMs and the MBM can be measures of low income without being measures of poverty?
(A rose is a rose is a rose, no?...)

Related link:

Not allowed to talk about poverty
Posted by Marc Lee
June 25, 2011
BC Stats put out a release yesterday with the headline Low Income Cut-Offs (LICOs) are a Poor Measure of Poverty (small PDF file) and author Dan Schrier gets in a dirty hit right in first paragraph:

"Despite protestations from Statistics Canada that LICOs are not meant to be used as a measure of poverty, there are many groups that insist on using them for exactly that purpose."

We’ve heard this before from Statscan, it is not a new line. But it is perhaps the most bogus argument ever. I have no problem with someone criticizing the shortcomings of the LICO, because no measure of a complex phenomenon like poverty is going to be perfect. There are Low Income Measures (LIMs) and Market-Based Measures (MBMs) too, though they tend to draw the same conclusions about the numbers. In the absence of an official poverty line and numbers, these are what academics and NGOs working on poverty issues will use.
Source:
Progressive Economics Forum

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June 14, 2011
The long-form Census questionnaire and the National Housing Survey:
2008 Census Test: Content Analysis Report
Forward *
The 2008 Census Test: Content Analysis Report provides the testing results of the proposed questions for the 2011 Census, that is, the 2A short-form and 2B long-form questionnaires. The proposed content for the 2011 Census was informed by the results of ongoing consultation with data users and stakeholders, thorough qualitative and quantitative (statistical) testing, and evaluation of previous census results and other data sources. (...) The 2011 Census will consist of the same eight questions that appeared on the 2006 Census short-form questionnaire, with the addition of two questions on language. It will be conducted in May 2011. The census 2A questionnaire underwent additional qualitative testing in Ottawa to obtain feedback on the new format and the additional language questions.The information previously collected by the long-form census questionnaire will be collected as part of the new voluntary National Household Survey (NHS).
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* Hey, StatCan!
Forward
is a direction.
Foreword is an introduction or a preface.
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Source:
2011 Census Consultation
[ StatCan Main Census Page ]

- Go to the Census 2011 questionnaire links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/2011_census_questionnaire.htm

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June 14, 2011
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Fourth quarter 2010
The value of Canadian employer pension funds surpassed the $1 trillion mark ($1.05 trillion) for the first time during the fourth quarter, a 5.1% increase from the third quarter. Employer pension funds have not only recovered from losses experienced during the 2008 financial crisis, they have also posted two consecutive years of double-digit gains. After falling 13.1% in 2008, pension fund assets rose 10.5% in 2009 and 14.4% in 2010.

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
* Labour
* Non-wage benefits
* Seniors
* Income, pensions and wealth

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May 30, 2011
New products and studies:

Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, first quarter 2011
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts
Source:
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Also released on May 30, 2011:
[ NOTE: Each of the links below will take you to a "main product page", where you can read a description of the content of the report and then click "View" to access data for the latest quarter. To access previous editions or versions of the information, click "Chronological index".]

* National Income and Expenditure Accounts: Data Tables, first quarter 2011
* Financial Flow Accounts: Data Tables, first quarter 2011
* Estimates of Labour Income: Data Tables, first quarter 2011
* Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts
* Gross Domestic Product by Industry, March 2011

COMMENT: Canadian Social Research Links is about social programs, and I simply don't have the resources to highlight all new information in the labour and financial sectors in addition to the social links that I post on my site and in my newsletter. StatCan does, however, offer a vast array of financial information and labour statistics that would tickle the fancy of any self-respecting number-cruncher. Every now and then, I include links to some of financial and labour statistics, e.g., the above Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review...
[ By Gilles ]

May 19, 2011
Education Matters:
Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada
- main product page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

The May 2011 issue of Education Matters
contains the two following articles:

Competing Priorities – Education and Retirement Saving Behaviours of Canadian Families
[Full article in HTML]
Most Canadian families are confronted with a number of competing savings priorities. Despite these challenges, it is clear that parents place a high value on savings for postsecondary education. Even among the lowest household income group, the percentage saving for their children’s postsecondary education only was greater than the share preparing financially for retirement only ...

Public School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 2000/2001 to 2008/2009
[Full article in HTML]
Despite an overall decrease in enrolment numbers in Canadian publicly–funded elementary and secondary schools since 2000/2001, enrolments in second-language immersion programs have increased. British Columbia and Alberta have seen the largest gains in this respect, whereas enrolments in these programs have decreased in New Brunswick. Overall, Ontario accounted for the largest number of second-language immersion students in 2008/2009 ...

Related products:

* Learning Resources at Statistics Canada - For Teachers - For Students - For Kids - Postsecondary
* Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
* Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
* Statistics by Subject : Education, Training and Learning
* Education finance

May 27, 2011
Public sector employment, First quarter 2011
Public sector employment on a seasonally adjusted basis was 3.6 million in the first quarter, up 0.3% from the fourth quarter of 2010. The increase was concentrated mainly in health and social services institutions (+0.5%). Employment has been growing steadily in this sector since the first quarter of 2005. Employment also rose in local general government (+0.4%). Employment in federal general government fell 0.2% in the first quarter.

Related subjects:
* Government
* Employment and remuneration

May 25, 2011
Study: Measuring voluntary interhousehold transfers, 2008
In 2008, Canadian households received $8.5 billion in voluntary interhousehold transfers from other households. This is twice the dollar amount of court-ordered alimony and child support payments received by Canadian households. It is also comparable in size to major government social programs, like social assistance and child tax benefits. Interhousehold transfers are a flow of economic resources between households. In some cases, people in one household monetarily support people in other households. These would include parents who support students away at school, immigrants sending money to family members in their home countries, or someone helping out a friend who has fallen on hard times.

Measuring voluntary interhousehold transfers in Canada
May 2011

* Highlights

* Full article:
--- HTML
--- PDF
(70K, 12 pages)

Related subjects:
* Families, households and housing
* Household characteristics
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household spending and savings
* Household, family and personal income
* Low income and inequality

Source:
May 2011 issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Also in the May 2011 issue:

Work absences in 2010
May 2011
This overview presents data on absences from work for personal reasons (illness or disability and personal or family responsibilities) by various demographic and labour market characteristics, using data from the Labour Force Survey. Only full-time employees have been considered in this analysis.

* Full article:
--- HTML
--- PDF
(155K, 11 pages)

May 19, 2011
Study: Education and retirement saving behaviours of families, 2009
Many families face competing priorities when it comes to savings. Despite these challenges, parents in all income groups place a high value on saving for their child's postsecondary education.

May 18, 2011
Leading indicators, April 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.8% in April, after a 0.6% gain in March. Overall, 8 of the 10 components increased in April, 2 more than the month before.

May 18, 2011
Health Reports - May 2011 online edition
The May 2011 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles:
* Associations between household food insecurity and health outcomes in the Aboriginal population (excluding reserves)
* Psychometric properties, factorial structure, and measurement invariance of the English and French versions of the Medical Outcomes Study social support scale

May 17, 2011
Study: Violent victimization of Aboriginal women, 2009
According to the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization, nearly 67,000, or 13% of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces, self-reported they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in the 12 months prior to the survey. Violent crimes measured by the GSS include sexual assault, robbery and physical assault.

May 17, 2011
Study: Trends in the use of remand in Canada, 1999/2000 to 2009/2010
The number of adults in remand in Canada on any given day has been steadily increasing over the past decade. Remand is the temporary detention of a person while awaiting trial, sentencing or the commencement of a custodial disposition. This increase has coincided with a gradual decline in the number of adults in sentenced custody. As a result, the number of adults in remand has outnumbered those in sentenced custody since 2005/2006.

2011 Census
Filling out your online questionnaire is easy and secure.
- includes links to:
* Message from the Chief Statistician * Census jobs * Questions and answers * Census in many languages * About the census * For teachers * Genealogy corner * Census of Agriculture * Latest census data * Completing your census questionnaire online

May 9, 2011
Pension plans in Canada, as of January 1, 2010
Membership in registered pension plans (RPPs) in Canada edged up 0.2% in 2009 to nearly 6,024,000, the slowest rate of growth in four years. For the first time, RPP membership in the public sector accounted for more than half of total membership
- includes one table: Registered pension plan membership by sector and type of plan

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
* Labour
* Non-wage benefits
* Seniors
* Income, pensions and wealth

May 6, 2011
Labour Force Survey, April 2011
Following two months of little change, employment rose by 58,000 in April, mainly in part time. The unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points to 7.6%. Compared with April 2010, employment has grown by 283,000 (+1.7%).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:

Labour Force Information : April 10 to 16, 2011
May 6, 2011
Highlights
Analysis — April 2011
Tables
Charts
Data quality, concepts and methodology
User information
Related products
PDF version (385K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

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Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

April 29, 2011
Education Indicators in Canada:
Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program

April 2011
The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) provides a statistical portrait of the elementary, secondary and postsecondary education systems through the following products:
* Tables
* Fact sheets
* Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective
* Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program - April 2011

Source:
Education Matters
- main product page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related products:

* Learning Resources at Statistics Canada - For Teachers - For Students - For Kids - Postsecondary
* Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
* Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
* Statistics by Subject : Education, Training and Learning
* Education finance

April 27, 2011
Births, 2008
In 2008, 377,886 babies were born in Canada, up 2.7% from the year before and the sixth consecutive annual increase. The advance, however, was lower than the gains of 3.7% in 2007 and 3.6% in 2006.

April 27, 2011
Study: Retiring with debt, 2009
In 2009, 34% of retired individuals aged 55 and over, whether single or in a couple, held mortgage or consumer debt. The median amount owed by these individuals was $19,000. The incidence of debt was much higher among those in the same age group who had not yet retired. Among pre-retirees aged 55 and over, two-thirds held mortgage or consumer debt and their median debt load was $40,000, double that of retirees.

Complete article:
HTML
PDF
(163K, 12 pages)
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April 2011 issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Also in the same issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income:

The distribution of mortgage debt in Canada
Mortgages consistently account for two-thirds of Canadians' household debt. This study uses the Survey of Household Spending to examine the characteristics of mortgagees and the size of their payments.

Highlights

Full article:
HTML
PDF
(162K, 12 pages)

April 21, 2011
Canadian Social Trends, Summer 2011, no. 91
The summer 2011 issue of Canadian Social Trends online contains the two articles whose links appear below.

Study: Debt and family type, 2009
April 2011
Data from the Canadian Financial Capabilities Survey indicate that in 2009, 76% of Canadians aged 19 to 64 lived in a household that carried debt. Among those with debt, the average debt load was about $119,000. This study uses indicators such as ratios of debt to income and ratios of debts to assets to examine the types of families most likely to face financial instability as a result of their debt. Young families were most often in this situation.

Complete article:
HTML version
PDF version
(127K, 10 pages)

Related subjects:
* Families, households and housing
* Family types
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household spending and savings

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Study: How personal bankruptcy affects retirement plans, 2007
April 2011
According to the 2007 General Social Survey, almost 8% of non-retired Canadians aged 45 to 64, or more than 480,000 people, had experienced at least one bankruptcy during their adulthood. On average, they were 40 years old at the time. Those who had experienced bankruptcy had lower levels of education and were more likely to have a history of changing jobs more frequently than those who had no history of bankruptcy.

Complete article:
HTML version
PDF version
(128K, 11 pages)

Related subjects:
* Seniors
* Housing and living arrangements
* Work and retirement

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical;
click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

April 20, 2011
Health Reports - April 2011
A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

The April 2011 online edition of Health Reports contains the following article:

Breast cancer incidence and neighbourhood income
By Marilyn J. Borugian et al.
Incidence and mortality rates for most chronic diseases including several types of cancer are higher among people of lower socio-economic status. By contrast, for female breast cancer in developed countries, the relationship may be inverted, with women of higher socio-economic status having higher rates, even when risk factors that differ by socio-economic status such as parity, age at first birth and hormone use are taken into account. Only one earlier study examined the risk of breast cancer in relation to socio-economic status in Canada, and it focused on the effects of passive smoking.
* Summary of key findings
* Go to full text of article in HTML
* Download PDF of article
(848K, 8 pages)
* News release in The Daily

Source:
Health Reports
- product main page*
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
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Related subjects:
* Health
* Diseases and health conditions
* Lifestyle and social conditions

April 19, 2011
Leading indicators, March 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.8% in March, after a 1.1% gain in February. Among the 10 components, 8 advanced in March, 1 less than in February.

April 19, 2011
Legal aid, 2009/2010
Data on resource and caseload statistics for legal aid in Canada are now available for 2009/2010. The data summarized in the tables are drawn from the Legal Aid Survey, which is conducted annually on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31).

Complete report:

Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics, 2009/2010
April 2011
*
Highlights
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* Appendices
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (501K, 127 pages)

Related subjects:
* Crime and justice
* Legal aid

April 15, 2011
Health at a glance, April 2011
Today, Statistics Canada launches a new online publication called Health at a Glance. This publication, which will be released on an occasional basis, will consist of short informative analytical reports on health-related topics intended for a general audience. The inaugural article, released today, is titled "Disparities in life expectancy at birth." It compares life expectancy in Canada to that in other countries, and examines developments in life expectancy over time, regional differences and factors behind these differences.

Disparities in life expectancy at birth
By Lawson Greenberg and Claude Normandin
April 2011
This article examines the life expectancy of Canadians within an international and national context. A variety of factors related to differences in life expectancy are explored including: smoking, drinking, and obesity; socio-economic variables such as gender, education, and income; and other factors such as population density and remoteness.
HTML version
PDF version
(564K)
Data Sources for this article

Source:
Health at a Glance - Product main page*
Health at a Glance features current Canadian health statistics from Statistics Canada's health-related surveys and administrative databases. Each issue of Health at a Glance includes a short analytical article that uses statistics to illustrate topical health issues. They include analysis of the complex inter-related topic of health by examining social, economic, and demographic factors.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

April 8, 2011
Labour Force Survey, March 2011
Overall employment was unchanged in March, as gains in full-time work were offset by declines in part time. The unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points to 7.7%. Over the past 12 months, employment has risen by 1.8% (+305,000).
Source:
Labour Force information
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this product; click "Chronological index" to see earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

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Related link
from CTV.ca:

Canadian unemployment slips to 7.7 per cent in March
Statistics Canada said that while full-time employment
rose by 91,000 in March, it was offset by a decline of 92,000 in part time.
April 8, 2011
Despite predictions Canada's economy would gain 20,000 jobs in March, it actually lost 1,500, the latest Statistics Canada numbers reveal. But the overall unemployment rate did slip to 7.7 per cent from 7.8 per cent, as predicted, as almost 15,000 fewer people were looking for work. Though the number of jobs lost is considered statistically irrelevant, the drop in jobs was still a surprise, since it was well off the average of 38,000 jobs that the economy had been creating each month since December.
Source:
CTV.ca

April 1, 2011
Women in Canada: The criminal justice system, 2009
The involvement of women and female youth in the criminal justice system has largely been as victims of crime rather than as offenders. While females accounted for about one-half of all victims of violent crime reported to police authorities in 2009, they represented a minority of offenders. The analysis in this report is based on the third section of what will be the latest edition of the publication Women in Canada, which is published periodically by Statistics Canada. This chapter examines the prevalence and nature of female victimization and female criminality, as well as the processing of female offenders through the criminal justice system.

Related subjects:
* Crime and justice
* Society and community
* Women and gender

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

April 1, 2011
Women in Canada: The criminal justice system, 2009
The involvement of women and female youth in the criminal justice system has largely been as victims of crime rather than as offenders. While females accounted for about one-half of all victims of violent crime reported to police authorities in 2009, they represented a minority of offenders. The analysis in this report is based on the third section of what will be the latest edition of the publication Women in Canada, which is published periodically by Statistics Canada. This chapter examines the prevalence and nature of female victimization and female criminality, as well as the processing of female offenders through the criminal justice system.

Related subjects:
* Crime and justice
* Society and community
* Women and gender

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

March 31, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2011
Between January 2010 and January 2011, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.2% to $870.33. This was the sixth consecutive month with year-over-year growth at around 4.0%.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

March 29, 2011
Civil Court Survey, 2009/2010
The Juristat article "Family court cases involving child custody, access and support arrangements, 2009/2010" is now available. Using data from the Civil Court Survey for seven provinces and territories (Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut), the article examines the types of court activity (such as trials and judgments), as well as the length of time taken to process and reach decisions in family court cases addressing issues of child custody, access and support.

Related subjects:

* Crime and justice
* Civil courts and family law

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

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Also in
the same issue of Juristat:

Child and spousal support
in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, 2009/2010

March 29, 2011
By Paul Robinson and Mathieu Charron
This article provides a general overview of child and spousal support cases registered with Maintenance Enforcement Programs (MEPs) from eight reporting jurisdictions, which cover 18% of the population: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. In addition, fact sheets are presented with data on each metropolitan and non-metropolitan area within the eight provinces and territories.
Highlights
[Full article in HTML]
[Full article in PDF
- 622K, 22 pages)]

March 25, 2011
Study: Consumption patterns among aging Canadians, 1982 to 2008
Canadians in their early 70s saw their income fall during their retirement years. However, they were able to continue to spend nearly as much on goods and services as they did in their late 40s. After taking the declining size of families into account, this study found that a group of households headed by individuals aged 71 to 74 in 2008 spent 5% less on goods and services than a similar group in its late 40s in 1982. Over the same period, average household income declined by about 16%.

The study:

Consumption patterns among aging Canadians
Highlights
Full article:
* HTML
* PDF - 171K, 12 pages)

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income, March 2011

Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

March 24, 2011
Employment Insurance, January 2011
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits declined by 13,300 (-2.0%) in January to 640,200, the sixth decline in seven months. The number of beneficiaries decreased in seven provinces, with the fastest decline in Ontario.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, January 2011
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to January 2011 maps [in the left margin]
Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

March 24, 2011
Canada's population estimates, fourth quarter 2010
As of January 1, 2011, Canada's population was estimated at 34,278,400, an increase of 40,400 (+0.1%) from October 1, 2010. Demographic growth was fastest on the Prairies with Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta all having growth rates above the national average.

Quarterly Demographic Estimates - product main page*
This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories - product main page
This publication presents annual estimates of the total population and annual estimates by age and sex for Canada, provinces and territories. It also presents estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. As in the case of population estimates, the components are also available for the total population and by age and sex.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
* Population and demography

March 24, 2011
Government Finance Statistics, fourth quarter 2010
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system which presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries. Quarterly GFS data are available on CANSIM, for overall government in Canada and for four sectors from 1991 to the fourth quarter of 2010. These sectors are federal government; provincial/territorial governments; local governments; and Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

Related subjects:

* Economic accounts
* Financial and wealth accounts
* Government financial statistics
* Government
* Balance sheets
* Revenue and expenditures

March 22, 2011
Leading indicators, February 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.8% in February, double its gain in each of the previous three months and its largest advance since May 2010. The increase was broadly-based, with 9 of the 10 components posting gains in February compared with 5 rising the month before. A turnaround in manufacturing contributed to the overall increase in the index.

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

March 18, 2011
Consumer Price Index, February 2011
Consumer prices rose 2.2% in the 12 months to February, following the 2.3% increase posted in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices remained unchanged in February.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index - main product page*
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
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* Click the main product page link above above, then "View"
to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

March 18, 2011
Canadian Economic Observer - March 2011
Table of contents:
Sections

1. Current economic conditions
2. Economic events
3. Recent feature articles
4. National accounts
5. Labour markets
6. Prices
7. International trade
8. Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9. Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10. Financial markets
11. Provincial
Tables
* National accounts
* Labour markets
* Prices
* International trade
* Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
* Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
* Financial markets
* Provincial
Charts
Dozens and dozens of charts, covering everything related to the economy
Appendix (survey)
User information
Related products

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

March 16, 2011
Health Reports - March 2011
The March 2011 online issue of Health Reports contains two articles.

Potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 among Status Indians, 1991 to 2001 presents estimates of potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 for Status Indians living on or off reserve, identifies the causes of death for which disparities between Status Indians and non-Aboriginal Canadians were greatest, and examines the effects of socio-economic factors on those differences.

Potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 among Métis and non-Status Indians, 1991 to 2001 examines potential years of life lost at ages 25 to 74 by cause of death among Métis and non-Status Indians, compared with non-Aboriginal adults, and assesses the influence of socio-economic factors on disparities in premature mortality.

Source:
Health Reports - product main page*
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
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to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

March 15, 2011
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, Fourth quarter 2010
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts

Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
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to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

March 11, 2011
Labour Force Survey, February 2011
Employment edged up in February (+15,000), bringing total gains over the past three months to 115,000. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.8%. Over the past 12 months, employment has risen by 1.9% (+322,000).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, February 13-19, 2011
1. Highlights - includes a chart showing Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted
2. Analysis — February 2011
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (461K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

March 11, 2011
Violent victimization of Aboriginal people in the provinces, 2009
According to the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization, Aboriginal people age 15 years and older reported 173,600 incidents involving sexual assault, robbery or physical assault committed by someone other than a spouse or common-law partner. This represents 12% of Aboriginal people in this age group who were living in the provinces. This proportion is more than double the 5% of non-Aboriginal people who reported that they had been a victim of one of these violent crimes.

Complete article:

Violent victimization of Aboriginal
people in the Canadian provinces, 2009
By Samuel Perreault
March 11, 2011
HTML version
PDF version
(1MB, 35 pages)
Selected content:
* Aboriginal victimization higher than non-Aboriginal victimization
* Non-spousal violence
* Spousal violence
* Reporting victimizations to police
* Impacts of violent victimization
* Perceptions of personal safety
* Summary
* Detailed data tables
* more...

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related subjects:
* Aboriginal peoples
* Crime and justice

March 10, 2011
College enrolment, as of October 31, 2008

March 10, 2011
College graduates, 2008/2009

Related subjects:
* Education, training and learning
* Educational attainment
* Fields of study

March 8, 2011
Canadian Social Trends : March 2011 online edition

The March 2011 online issue of Canadian Social Trends, released today, contains one article.

The financial knowledge of Canadians [ HTML version ] [ PDF version - 127K ] uses data from the 2009 Canadian Financial Capability Survey to explore, for the first time in a national Canadian context, how financial knowledge is related to the socio-demographic characteristics and to other financial behaviours such as having a budget or having investments.
Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological index" for earlier editions. ]

March 7, 2011
Salary and salary scales of full-time teaching
staff at Canadian universities, 2009/2010

Related subjects:
* Education, training and learning
* Education finance
* Teachers and educators
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household, family and personal income

February 24, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2010
Between December 2009 and December 2010, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.5% to $872.12. December marked the fifth consecutive month during which year-over-year growth was above 4.0%. In comparison, average weekly earnings grew by 2.4% from December 2008 to December 2009.
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

February 24, 2011
Study: Apprenticeable occupations
and the employment downturn in Canada, October 2008 to October 2010

The decrease in employment between October 2008 and October 2009 was larger in occupations for which an apprenticeship program exists than in all other occupations combined. However, in the subsequent year, the recovery in employment was stronger in these apprenticeable occupations than in all other occupations.

Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning
* Adult education and training
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Job training and educational attainment

February 24, 2011
Doctoral Students and University Teaching Staff
February 2011
- includes trend analysis and charts covering the following topics:
* Enrolments in doctoral programs * Earned doctorates * University faculty * Gender differences by discipline * Notable gains for women
Source:
Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets - Product main page*
The fact sheets in this series provide an "at-a-glance" overview of particular aspects of education in Canada and summarize key data trends in selected tables published as part of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). The PCEIP mission is to publish a set of statistical measures on education systems in Canada for policy makers, practitioners and the general public to monitor the performance of education systems across jurisdictions and over time.
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[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]---

Related link:

Education Matters - Product main page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

February 23, 2011
Study: Inside the labour market downturn, October 2008 to October 2010
Employment rebounded more quickly from the recent economic downturn than it did in the recessions of the early 1980s and early 1990s.

Inside the labour market downturn
February 23, 2011
* Highlights
* Full article:
--- HTML version
--- PDF version
(259K, 14 pages)

Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

February 22, 2011
Public Sector Employment, Fourth quarter 2010
Public sector employment on a seasonally adjusted basis rose to 3,612,000 in the fourth quarter, up 3,000 from the third quarter. Employment increased 0.7% in federal general government and by 0.6% in universities and colleges. These gains were partly offset by a 0.6% decrease in local general government.

Related subjects:

* Government
* Employment and remuneration
.

 

35,000 Census jobs across Canada
(April-August 2011)
Looking for Enumerators and
Crew Leader/Supervisors in your community!
---------
PLUS:
---------
1,200 jobs in the Census Data Operations Centre in Gatineau QC (April-September 2011)
NOTE : these 1,200 positions are open to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec residents only.
Source:
2011 Census of Canada
The next census will take place in May 2011
 

February 18, 2011
Consumer Price Index, January 2011
Consumer prices rose 2.3% in the 12 months to January 2011, following the 2.4% increase posted in December 2010. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3% from December 2010 to January 2011
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index - main product page*
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
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* Click the main product page link above above, then "View"
to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

February 17, 2011
Employment Insurance, December 2010
In December, 659,700 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, down 9,400 (-1.4%) from November and the third consecutive monthly decrease. The number of beneficiaries declined in every province and territory, except the Northwest Territories.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, December 2010
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
- incl. Intro to maps + link to December 2010 maps [in the left margin]

Source:
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps - Product main page*
Set of maps presenting Employment Insurance Statistics. The maps show the percentage change in the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs), using 2001 Census geography. Data are also shown in a tabular format.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

February 17, 2011
Canadian Economic Observer - February 2011
Table of contents:
Sections

1.Current economic conditions
2.Economic events
3.Recent feature articles
4.National accounts
5.Labour markets
6.Prices
7.International trade
8.Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
9.Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
10.Financial markets
11.Provincial
Tables
* National accounts
* Labour markets
* Prices
* International trade
* Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
* Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
* Financial markets
* Provincial
Charts
Dozens and dozens of charts, covering everything related to the economy
Appendix (survey)
User information
Related products

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

February 16, 2011
Leading indicators, January 2011
The composite leading index rose 0.3% in January, after increasing 0.4% in the previous two months. Growth again was led by the stock market and housing. In January, 4 of the 10 components fell, 1 less than in December.

Related subjects:
* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

February 16, 2011
Health Reports - February 2011 (Physical activity among First Nations people off reserve, Métis and Inuit)
A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

The February 2011 online edition of Health Reports contains two articles:

Evaluation of the factor structure of the child-reported parenting
questionnaire in the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth

By Rübab G. Arim et al.
February 2011
- compares rates of active and moderately active leisure time (versus inactive) among First Nations people off reserve, Métis and Inuit with rates among non-Aboriginal people.

Physical activity among First Nations people off reserve, Métis and Inuit
By Leanne C. Findlay
February 2011
- evaluates three child-reported parenting behaviour scales (nurturance, rejection and monitoring) in the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth.

Source:
Health Reports - product main page*
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
---
* Click the product main page link, then "View"
to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

February 15, 2011
Preparing for Success in Canada and the United States:
The Determinants of Educational Attainment Among the Children of Immigrants

Abstract
This paper reviews the recent research on the determinants of the educational attainment among the children of immigrants born in Canada and the United States, also known as the second generation. The focus is on the gap in educational attainment between the second and third-and-higher generations (the children of domestic-born parents), as well as the intergenerational transmission of education between immigrants and their children.
[ PDF version (622K, 29 pages) ]
[ Similar studies from the Analytical Studies Branch ]

Source:
Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series - Product main page *
The papers in this series cover a variety of topics including labour, business firm dynamics, pensions, agriculture, mortality, language, immigration, statistical computing and simulation. The papers, written by branch staff, visiting fellows and academic associates, are intended to stimulate discussion; readers are encouraged to contact the authors with comments, criticisms and suggestions. All the papers in the Analytical Studies Branch research paper series go through institutional and peer review to ensure that they conform to Statistics Canada's mandate as a government statistical agency and adhere to generally accepted standards of good professional practice.
* Click the product main page link, then "View" to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

35,000 Census jobs across Canada (April-August 2011)
Looking for Enumerators and
Crew Leader/Supervisors in your community!

* Available jobs
* Who should apply?
* The hiring process

[ Apply NOW - online or by mail! ]*

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PLUS:
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1,200 jobs in the Census Data Operations Centre in Gatineau QC (April-September 2011)
NOTE : these 1,200 positions are open to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec residents only.

NOTE: The usual employment broker's 10% commission would be appreciated
from anyone who is a successful candidate in either of the two
above recruiting campaigns as a result of seeing the ad here.
(:-)

Source:
2011 Census of Canada
The next census will take place in May 2011.
Starting May 2, 2011, all households in Canada will receive a yellow census package.
The census questionnaire can be completed online, on paper, or not at all if you don't feel like it or you think it's too intrusive or it makes you feel queasy or anything.
And don't worry, if you *do* decide to tell the Census people roll up their questionnaire and stick it where the sun don't shine, the federal government won't do a blessed thing about it.
Yes, really.
[
No penalty for Sask. woman who refused census (January 20/11)

February 4, 2011
Labour Force Survey, January 2011
Employment rose for the second consecutive month in January, with a gain of 69,000. At the same time, the unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 7.8%, as more people searched for work. Compared with January 2010, employment was up 1.9% (+327,000).
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, January 9-15, 2011
1. Highlights - includes a chart showing Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted
2. Analysis — January 2011
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (435K, 60 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
Labour
Employment and unemployment

February 3, 2011
New terminology for "urban areas"
Statistics Canada is introducing new terminology that it will use with respect to geographic areas that have in the past been referred to as "urban areas". Effective immediately, the term "population centre" will replace "urban area". Population centres will be classified into one of three groups, based on the size of their population. The term "rural area" and its definition will not change. Rural area will continue to be used for areas outside these population centres. These changes are designed to improve the interpretation of Statistics Canada's data.

February 3, 2011
Postcensal estimates of population for census divisions,
census metropolitan areas and economic regions as of July 1, 2010

Annual demographic estimates by age and sex for census metropolitan areas, census divisions and economic regions as of July 1 are now available from 2007 to 2010.
Source:
Annual Demographic Estimates: Subprovincial Areas - Product main page
This publication presents annual estimates of population for census metropolitan areas, economic regions and census divisions of Canada as well as estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial and intra-provincial migration.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related links:

Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories - Product main page*
This report presents the results of six population projection scenarios by age group and sex up to 2036 for the provinces and territories and up to 2061 for Canada. Using the July 1, 2009 population estimate as the starting point, these projections are based on assumptions that take into account the most recent trends relating to components of population growth, particularly fertility, mortality, immigration, emigration and interprovincial migration.
[ * On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest
issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories - product main page*
This publication presents annual estimates of the total population and annual estimates by age and sex for Canada, provinces and territories. It also presents estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. As in the case of population estimates, the components are also available for the total population and by age and sex.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
* Population and demography
* Population estimates and projections

February 2, 2011
Employment, Earnings and Hours, November 2010
* Highlights
* Note to users
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (2.8MB, 387 pages)

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

January 31, 2011
Two articles from
Perspectives on Labour and Income - January 2011 issue:

1. Retirement, health and employment among those 55 plus

Study: Retirement, health and employment among older Canadians, 2009
Older workers end their employment careers in different ways and for a variety of reasons. Many stay on the job past the point when others retire; others opt for partial retirement, while some who have retired subsequently re-enter the workforce. And, of course, many will fully retire from the world of work. Using data from the 2009 Healthy Aging cycle of the Canadian Community Health Survey, this study examined Canadians age 55 and over who had fully retired, those who had partially retired, those who had retired and returned to work, and those who had never retired. Each of the four groups faces different circumstances.

Highlights

Full article:
* HTML
* PDF
(242K, 14 pages)

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2. Seniors' self-employment
A substantial proportion of working seniors are self-employed. This article uses census data to study self-employment among senior men and women. Trends in self-employment rates and categories are presented, along with occupational and industrial profiles. In addition, 2006 data are used to study factors associated with self-employment.

Highlights

Full article:
* HTML
* PDF
(272K, 14 pages)
Abstract: A substantial proportion of working seniors are self-employed. This article uses census data to study self-employment among senior men and women. Trends in self-employment rates and categories are presented, along with occupational and industrial profiles. In addition, 2006 data are used to study factors associated with self-employment.

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Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related subjects:
* Health
* Lifestyle and social conditions
* Population and demography
* Population aging
* Seniors
* Health and disability among seniors

January 28, 2011
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2010
Between November 2009 and November 2010, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.4% to $865.17.

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

January 28, 2011
Labour Force Survey: 2011 revisions
Up to December 2010, labour force estimates had been based on population data from the 2001 Census. Starting with today's release, all estimates are now based on the 2006 Census population counts. With this revision, the total Canadian population has been revised downward 0.3%, which is approximately half the size of the previous revision in 2005. Levels of employment and unemployment have been revised downward when using the new population estimates.

January 28, 2011
Purchasing power parities, 2009
Updated data for purchasing power parities (PPPs) and related series are now available for 2009. These include consumption- and expenditure-based data from the Canada/United States bilateral program as well as PPPs from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) multilateral program.

Report:
Purchasing Power Parities and Real
Expenditures, United States and Canada, 2002 to 2009
HTML version
PDF version
- 454K, 29 pages)
What the heck are purchasing power parities?
Purchasing power parities (PPPs) are estimates of relative purchasing power between two or more currencies. By adjusting to a common currency and a common set of prices, they can be used to make international comparisons of the relative volumes of goods and services invested in or consumed.
Source:
Income and Expenditure Accounts Technical Series - Product main page *
These papers provide background information as well as in depth analysis on data reported in any of the following accounts: income and expenditure accounts, provincial economic accounts, financial flow accounts, national balance sheet accounts, estimates of labour income, and national tourism indicators
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:
* Economic accounts
* Gross domestic product
* Income and expenditure accounts

January 27, 2011
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2009
Of the nearly 19 million Canadians who had a current or former spouse in 2009, 6.2% or 1.2 million reported they had been victimized physically or sexually by their partner or spouse during the five years prior to the survey. This proportion was stable from 2004, the last time the victimization survey was conducted.

Report:
Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile
2009
HTML version
PDF version
(494K, 53 pages)
The focus of this 12th annual Family Violence in Canada report is on self-reported incidents of spousal victimization from the 2009 General Social Survey on Victimization. In addition, using police-reported data, the report presents information on family violence against children and youth, family violence against seniors and family-related homicides.
Source:
Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile - Product main page*
This annual report provides the most current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, as well as trends over time, as part of the ongoing initiative to inform policy makers and the public about family violence issues. Each year the report has a different focus. This year, the focus of the report is a profile of shelters that provide residential services to women and children fleeing abusive situations. Data for this profile come from the Transition Home Survey, a biennial census of residential facilities for female victims of family violence in Canada.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related links:
* Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics
* Federal Family Violence Initiative
[ Department of Justice ]

Related subjects:
* Children and youth
* Crime and justice (youth)
* Violence among children and youth
* Crime and justice
* Crimes and offences
* Victims and victimization

January 26, 2011
Residential care facilities, 2008/2009
*
HTML version
* PDF version
(791K, 119 pages)
Table of contents:
--- Highlights
--- Introduction
--- Analysis
--- Tables
--- Data quality, concepts and methodology
--- User information
--- Related products
Source:
Residential Care Facilities - Product main page*
The term "residential care facilities" refers to facilities with four beds or more that are funded, licensed or approved by provincial/territorial departments of health and/or social services. This report focuses on facilities for the aged, facilities for persons with mental disorders and other facilities which provide health or social care
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects
* Health
* Health care services

January 25, 2011
Consumer Price Index, December 2010
Consumer prices rose 2.4% in the 12 months to December, following the 2.0% increase posted in November. The 0.4 percentage point gain was mainly a result of higher gasoline prices. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3% from November to December.

- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index*
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
* Click the link above, then "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

January 25, 2011
Study: Education and earnings of childhood immigrants, 1986 to 2006
Immigrants who arrived in Canada at age 12 or younger were more likely than their Canadian-born counterparts to obtain a university education by the time they were aged 25 to 34. Furthermore, this difference increased successively from those who arrived in the 1960s to those who arrived in the 1980s.

Related subjects:
* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Education, training and skills
* Labour market and income

January 25, 2011
Canadian Social Trends, January 2011 online edition
The January online issue of Canadian Social Trends, released today, contains one article.
"Ethical consumption" uses data from the 2003 and 2008 General Social Survey to explore consumers' propensity to choose or boycott products based on ethical criteria. It compares the evolution of citizens' ethical consumption to other types of political participation. It also provides information on the persons most likely to choose or boycott a product for ethical reasons.

Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements

January 13, 2011
Study: Comparing the 2008-2010 recession and recovery with previous cycles
By most conventional measures, the 2008-2009 recession was less severe than the previous two recessions in Canada. However, both output and employment in the early stages of the downturn contracted at the fastest rate of any post-war recession. Overall, the decline in output in the 2008-2009 recession in Canada was also less than in the other major industrialized countries, and the subsequent recovery quicker and more complete. As a result, Canada is the only G7 nation where real output and employment have returned to pre-recession levels.

The study, "How did the 2008-2010 recession and recovery compare with previous cycles?" is included in the January 2011 Internet edition of the Canadian Economic Observer.

Related subjects:
* Economic accounts
* Gross domestic product
* International trade
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

January 7, 2011
Labour Force Survey, December 2010
Employment edged up for the second consecutive month in December, with an increase of 22,000. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.6%. Compared with December 2009, employment increased by 2.2% (+369,000), following a decline of 1.1% the previous year.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, December 5 to 11, 2010
1. Highlights - includes a chart showing Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted
2. Analysis — December 2010
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (442K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

January 6, 2011
Study: Labour market outcomes of Canadian doctoral graduates, 2007
In 2005, about 4,200 candidates earned a doctorate degree in Canada, roughly one-tenth of the 43,400 doctorates awarded in the United States. By 2007, 12% of doctoral recipients who had graduated from a Canadian university in 2005 were living in the United States. The majority of those graduates were planning to return to Canada.

The study:

Expectations and Labour Market Outcomes of Doctoral Graduates from Canadian Universities
By Louise Desjardins and Darren King
January 2011
HTML version
PDF version
(429K, 60 pages)
The study provides a profile of doctoral holders two years after graduation by examining their demographics and program characteristics as well as their expectations at the time of graduation. It also analyses their mobility patterns, with a particular focus on graduates who moved to the United States. Finally it examines the graduates' labour market outcomes, including employment rates, income, industry and the prevalence of over-qualification as compared to the graduates' expectations.

Related subjects:
* Education, training and learning
* Fields of study
* Outcomes of education
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

Source:
Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics: Research Papers

[Click "View" to see the latest research paper online;
click "Chronological index" for earlier research papers.]

January 5, 2011
Employment, Earnings and Hours, October 2010
* Highlights
* Note to users
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (2.7MB, 387 pages)
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

(StatCan didn't release any reports between Dec. 23 and January 4.)

December 23, 2010
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2010
Between October 2009 and October 2010, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.4% to $863.33

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

December 22, 2010
Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2010
As of October 1, 2010 ,Canada's population was estimated at 34,238,000, an increase of 129,300 (+0.4%) from July 1, 2010. During the third quarter, 84,200 immigrants arrived in Canada, 8,800 more than in the same quarter of 2009.
- includes two tables:
* Components and factors of demographic growth
*
Quarterly demographic estimates

Quarterly Demographic Estimates - product main page*
This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories - product main page
This publication presents annual estimates of the total population and annual estimates by age and sex for Canada, provinces and territories. It also presents estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. As in the case of population estimates, the components are also available for the total population and by age and sex.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Immigrants and non-permanent residents
* Population and demography

December 21, 2010
Consumer Price Index, November 2010 (correction)
Correction: Consumer prices rose 2.0% in the 12 months to November, following a 2.4% increase in October. The 0.4 percentage point decrease can be largely attributed to a slowdown in the growth rate of energy and food prices, and a decline in clothing prices.

- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
Click the link above, then "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

December 21, 2010
Total income of farm families in 2008
Data on total income of farm families for 2008 are now available.
* The (free) Canadian Farm Financial Database is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.
* Data tables are also available from the Key resource module of our website under Summary tables.
* The publication Statistics on Income of Farm Families, 2008 will be released at a later date.

Related subjects:
* Agriculture
* Farm financial statistics
* Farms and farm operators

December 20, 2010
Study: Why has the gender wage gap narrowed? (1988 to 2008)
During the past two decades, the gap in average hourly wages between men and women has narrowed steadily. In 1988, women earned 75.7 cents in wages for every $1 earned by men. By, 2008, they were earning 83.3 cents on the dollar. The wage gap converged in all age groups during this period, although older workers experienced the largest change. The gap among workers age 25 to 29 narrowed by 5.6 percentage points, while among older workers age 50 to 54, it converged by 16.2 percentage points. A key factor in the convergence was that the growth in relative wages of women outpaced the gains of men.

Complete article:

Why has the gender wage gap narrowed?
December 2010
Highlights

Full article:
HTML

PDF (146K, 11 pages)

Source:
December 2010 issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income

Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related subjects:
* Families, households and housing
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household, family and personal income
* Low income and inequality
* Labour
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

December 20, 2010
Public school indicators for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2008-2009
Just under 5.1 million students were enrolled in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Canada during the academic year 2008/2009, down 0.5% from the previous year. This was the lowest level since 1998/1999 when data for the Elementary-Secondary Education Survey were first collected. Enrolment peaked at nearly 5.4 million students in 2001/2002.
- includes one table:
* Enrolment (headcount)

Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning

December 17, 2010
Survey of Household Spending, 2009
Average household spending in Canada declined 0.3% to $71,120 in 2009, following the economic slowdown that began in the fall of 2008.
- includes three tables:
* Average total expenditure and shares of spending of major categories for provinces and territories, 2009
* Total average household expenditure by provinces and territories
* Budget share of major spending categories by income quintile, 2009
[ User Guide for the Survey of Household Spending, 2009 - click "View" for the latest edition ]

Related report:

Spending Patterns in Canada, 2009
*
Highlights
* Introduction
* Analysis
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (596K, 101 pages)

Source:
Spending Patterns in Canada - Product main page*
This publication presents statistical highlights and key tables from the Survey of Household Spending (SHS). This annual survey collects information about expenditures by households and families in Canada on a wide variety of goods and services, as well as their dwelling characteristics and possession of household equipment such as appliances, audio and video equipment, and vehicles. The publication also includes analytical text, summary-level tables, a detailed table, notes and definitions, and information about survey methodology and data quality.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:

* Families, households and housing
* Household characteristics
* Housing and dwelling characteristics
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household spending and savings

December 16, 2010
Employment Insurance, October 2010
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits edged down by 5,200 in October to 683,300. Compared with the most recent low in March 2010, the number of beneficiaries edged up 1.5% or by 10,400.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, October 2010
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
(Intro to maps + link to October 2010 maps)

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

December 16, 2010
Women in Canada: Economic well-being, 2008
Between 2000 and 2008, average total income for Canadian women increased at almost twice the pace as it did for men, although women continued to have lower income levels. On average, total income for women was $30,100 in 2008, up 13% from $26,300 in 2000. During the same period, total income for men increased by 7% to $47,000.

Economic Well-being
by Cara Williams
PDF version (1.1MB, 34 pages)
Table of contents:
* The many determinants of economic well-being
* Income
* Earnings
* Low income
* Financial security
* Retirement savings
* Home ownership and shelter affordability
* Factors contributing to the decline in the gender wage gap

Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household, family and personal income
* Low income and inequality
* Society and community
* Women and gender

December 14, 2010
Leading indicators, November 2010
The composite index rose 0.3% in November, the same as in October. Among the 10 components, 6 posted gains, 3 were unchanged and 1 declined.
- includes a table showing changes in leading indicators from June to November 2010

Related subjects:

* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

December 14, 2010
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, Second quarter 2010
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts

Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - main product page*
This publication presents an overview of the economic developments reported in Canada's national accounts for the most recent quarter. The overview covers several broad areas: 1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure; 2) GDP by industry; 3) balance of international payments accounts; 4) labour productivity and other related variables; 5) international investment position; and, 6) national balance
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

December 13, 2010
Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada - December 2010
This issue of Statistics Canada's free online publication, Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, contains two articles.

Trade qualifiers in the skilled trades in Canada: An overview draws a profile of "trade qualifiers" in 2007, using data from the Registered Apprenticeship Information System. A trade qualifier is a person who has not completed an apprenticeship program, but has acquired enough practical work experience to pass exams leading to a certificate of qualification in their trade.

The second article, Trends in the age composition of college and university students and graduates examines changes in the age composition of college and university students and graduates over time. It also examines these changes by other student characteristics, including sex, status as an international student, and program level.

This issue also provides links to a series of new tables on population size, low income, public and private expenditure on education, elementary-secondary school enrolments and educators, enrolments and completions in postsecondary education, university educators, and transitions to postsecondary education and to the labour market, all part of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program. Also included are updates to the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program, which outlines the methodology for this set of indicators.

Source:
Education Matters - main product page*
This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers [ This free online periodical provides summary information on issues and gives access to education indicators and Canadian education analysis. It presents information, statistics and analysis in a non-technical, highly readable format for teachers, students, parents, education associations, researchers and policy makers
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related products:

* Learning Resources at Statistics Canada - For Teachers - For Students - For Kids - Postsecondary
* Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
* Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
* Statistics by Subject : Education, Training and Learning
* Education finance
Source:
Statistics Canada

December 9, 2010
Women in Canada: Paid work, 1976 to 2009
The employment rate for women with children has been steadily on the rise during the past three decades. In 2009, 72.9% of women with children under the age of 16 living at home were employed, nearly twice the rate of 39.1% recorded in 1976.

Related link:

Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report
Paid Work

HTML version - click the links in the left-hand margin to access the content
PDF version (357K, 31 pages)
By Vincent Ferrao
December 2010
Source:
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - Product main page*
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.
[ * On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues. ]

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Occupations
* Society and community
* Women and gender

December 9, 2010
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Second quarter 2010

The value of retirement savings of 4.9 million Canadian workers with employer-sponsored pension funds amounted to $936.5 billion at the end of the second quarter, down 0.7% from the first quarter. This was the first decline in the value of pension funds assets since the first quarter of 2009.

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
* Seniors
* Income, pensions and wealth

December 9, 2010
Canadian Economic Observer December 2010
1. Sections
- Current economic conditions
- Economic events
- Feature article:
--- Slowdowns during periods of economic growth
- Recent feature articles
- National accounts
- Labour markets
- Prices
- International trade
- Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
- Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
- Financial markets
- Provincial
2. Tables
3. Charts
4. Appendices
5. User information
6. Related products
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - Product main page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

December 7, 2010
Performance of Canadian youth in reading, mathematics and science, 2009
Canadian 15-year-old students continue to perform well internationally and have strong skill sets in reading, mathematics and sciences. However, although Canada's results remained stable between 2000 and 2009, its relative ranking declined slightly in all three domains.

December 7, 2010
Study: Working at home, 2000 to 2008
Between 2000 and 2008, the number of Canadians who had paid employment and worked at home at least occasionally increased slightly. Even so, their share of the total workforce remained relatively stable. In 2008, just under 1.8 million employees worked at home, compared with about 1.4 million in 2000. They represented 11.2% of all paid employees in 2008, up from 10.2% eight years earlier.

Study:

Working at home, 2000 to 2008
HTML version
PDF version
( 137K, 11 pages)
Source:
Canadian Social Trends - Product main page*
This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements

December 3, 2010
Labour Force Survey, November 2010
Employment edged up by 15,000 in November. At the same time, there was a notable decline in the number of youths participating in the labour market. As a result, the unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 7.6%, the lowest since January 2009.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, November 7 to 13, 2010
1. Highlights - includes a chart showing Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted
2. Analysis — November 2010
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (448K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Source:
Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

December 1, 2010
Employment, Earnings and Hours, September 2010
* Highlights
* Note to users
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products
* PDF version (2.5MB, 389 pages)
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month after this report first appears in The Daily.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

November 30, 2010
Canadian economic accounts, third quarter 2010 and September 2010
Real gross domestic product rose 0.3% in the third quarter, following a 0.6% gain in the previous quarter. Final domestic demand grew 0.9%, as business investment in plant and equipment advanced. On a monthly basis, real gross domestic product by industry declined 0.1% in September.

November 30, 2010
Leading causes of death, 2007
Cancer and heart disease, the two leading causes of death for Canadians, were responsible for just over one-half (51%) of the 235,217 deaths in Canada in 2007

November 30, 2010
Estimates of Labour Income: Data Tables:
Third quarter 2010

Table 1 presents monthly, seasonally adjusted, estimates of wages and salaries, and supplementary income for Canada and each province and territory. In Table 2, unadjusted estimates of labour income, by industry, for both Canada and the provinces and territories are shown. The tables include data beginning in 1997.
Source:
Estimates of Labour Income: Data Tables - Product main page*
These data tables provide a regional perspective on Canada's labour income. Monthly wages and salaries by industry and labour income by component for both Canada and the provinces and territories are shown. The tables include data beginning in 1961.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

2006 Aboriginal Population Profiles for
Selected Cities and Communities: Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces

November 30, 2010
The series aims to present a demographic and socio-economic profile of the total Aboriginal population living in these areas. Demographic data as well as information on living arrangements of children, education, labour, income, mobility, housing, and health are highlighted.
Source:
2006 Aboriginal Population Profiles for Selected Cities and Communities - Product main page*
This product is a series of profiles for a number of census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and communities across Canada with a large Aboriginal population, either in numbers or share of the area's total population. The series aims to present a demographic and socio-economic profile of the total Aboriginal population living in these areas.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online;
click "Chronological index" for Aboriginal Population Profiles for other Canadian cities.

October 28, 2010
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2010
Between August 2009 and August 2010, the average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.4% to $860.67. The last time earnings growth exceeded 4.0% was in February 2008.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

November 26, 2010
Study: Temporary employment in the downturn, 1997 to 2009
1997 to 2009
In 2009, 1.8 million Canadians worked in some type of temporary job. Temporary work accounted for 12.5% of paid employment, a slight decrease from its peak of 13.2% in 2005. After growing rapidly from 1997 to 2005, the temporary employment rate slowed in 2006. The number of temporary jobs declined a year before the downturn in total employment. On average, these temporary jobs pay lower wages and provide fewer benefits than permanent positions. In addition, they are non-unionized and part time more often.

The study:

Temporary employment in the downturn
*
Highlights
* Full article:
HTML
PDF
(159K, 13 pages)

Source:
November 2010 issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

November 25, 2010
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, September 2010
Between September 2009 and September 2010, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.3% to $864.13. This was the second consecutive month with year-over-year growth over 4.0%.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

Related report:

Employment, Earnings and Hours - product main page*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
* On the product main page,click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

November 23, 2010
Consumer Price Index, October 2010
Consumer prices rose 2.4% in the 12 months to October, following a 1.9% increase in September. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.7% in October.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index*
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
* Click the link above, then "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

November 19, 2010
Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2009
In 2009, labour productivity in the business sector increased in Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia as well as Yukon. At the national level, productivity was unchanged in 2009, after decreasing by 0.8% a year earlier.
- includes two tables:
* Labour productivity and other related variables for the business sector, 2009
* Businesses producing goods and businesses producing services, 2009

November 18, 2010
Leading indicators, October 2010
The composite index rebounded 0.2% in October from a 0.2% dip in September. Of the 10 components, 6 advanced and 3 fell, versus 4 increases and 5 decreases the month before, while 1 was unchanged in both months. The financial components posted the largest gains, led by the stock market, while housing remained the weakest sector.
[ Table : Leading Indicators, May to October 2010 ]

November 18, 2010
Canadian Economic Observer November 2010
1. Sections
- Current economic conditions
- Economic events
- Feature article:
--- Different measures of economic activity: Physical quantity, current dollars, and volume
- Recent feature articles
- National accounts
- Labour markets
- Prices
- International trade
- Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
- Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
- Financial markets
- Provincial
2. Tables
3. Charts
4. Appendices
5. User information
6. Related products
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer - main product page*
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
[ * Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions. ]

November 17, 2010
Employment Insurance, September 2010
In September, 692,700 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, an increase of 14,600 or 2.2% from August. The number of regular beneficiaries, which has been hovering around the 690,000 mark throughout most of this year, was 16.5% below the peak of June 2009. The number receiving benefits rose in every province in September, with the biggest increases in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta.

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, September 2010
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
(Intro to maps + link to September 2010 maps)

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

November 17, 2010
Study: Recent trends in upper respiratory infections, ear infections and asthma among children, 2008/2009
The prevalence of asthma has declined among Canadian children aged 2 to 7 to its lowest level in more than a decade. Among children aged 2 to 3, the prevalence of upper respiratory infections has remained constant or declined in most regions, although it has risen in Quebec. Ear infections have declined significantly in all regions.
NOTE : This item and the one just below aren't social policy as such, but I thought I'd throw it in for all the concerned moms and pops out there...
[ Related link : Asthma and School Functioning ]

Source:
Health Reports
- product main page*
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
---
* Click the product main page link, then "View" to read
the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Children and youth
* Health and well-being (youth)
* Health
* Diseases and health conditions
* Health care services

November 15, 2010
First Results from the Survey of Older Workers, 2008 - Product main page
The Survey of Older Workers is sponsored by the Labour Market Policy branch of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The survey is designed to assess the labour market intentions and transitions of older Canadians. The subject matter is intended to identify "factors" that influence the decision to retire or remain working. In this context pensions, general finances, the role of dependents, the nature of work, health considerations etc., will be of primary concern in trying to understand workers intentions and motivations.

The Complete paper:
HTML version
PDF version
(406K, 57 pages)

November 12, 2010
Pension Satellite Account, 2009
After a steep decline in 2008, the total value of pension assets rebounded in 2009 to $2.1 trillion at year end, reflecting the strong performance of global equity markets that began in March 2009. This rebound (+15.5%) brought pension assets close to their 2007 level. The recovery in wealth accumulation during 2009 was relatively evenly distributed across the three pension tiers. Individual registered saving plans led the way, up 20.5% to $750.9 billion. Social security and employer-based pension plans were up 13.3% and 12.8%, respectively.

Related link:

Guide to the Canadian Pension Satellite Account
[Use the links in the left margin to navigate this report,
or download the PDF version - 153K, 19 pages)
This guide presents an overview of the scope and structure of the Pension Satellite Account as well as the methodology used to derive its stocks and flows estimates.

November 5, 2010
Labour Force Survey, October 2010
In October, employment remained virtually unchanged for the second consecutive month, as full-time gains offset part-time losses. The unemployment rate edged down to 7.9% and has been around 8% for the past seven months.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, October 10 to 16, 2010
1. Highlights
2. Analysis — October 2010
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (453K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

November 3, 2010
Employment, Earnings and Hours, August 2010
1. Highlights
Between August 2009 and August 2010, the average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.4% to $860.67. The last time earnings growth exceeded 4.0% was in February 2008.
2. Note to users
3. Tables
4. Data quality, concepts and methodology
5. User information
6. Related products
7. PDF version (2.4MB, 386 pages)
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
* Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online;
click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

November 3, 2010
Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada - November 2010 issue
- incl. links to two articles:
* Trends in Dropout Rates and the Labour Market Outcomes of Young Dropouts
* A Note on High School Graduation and School Attendance, by Age and Province, 2009/2010

Source:
Education Matters : Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada - main product page *
This report is a product of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). It is intended to facilitate the comparison of educational systems in Canada's provinces and territories with those of countries that belong to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The document presents a series of indicators harmonized to the definitions and methodologies used by the OECD in Education at a Glance. The indicators are designed to serve as a basis for decision making and for development of programs in the field of education..
* Click View for the latest issue of the publication;
click Chronological index for earlier issues of this publication.

Related products:

* Learning Resources at Statistics Canada - For Teachers - For Students - For Kids - Postsecondary
* Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
* Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
* Statistics by Subject : Education, Training and Learning

October 29, 2010
Unionization, 2010
On average, just over 4.2 million employees belonged to a union in Canada during the first half of 2010, up 64,000 from the same period last year. Union membership rose at a slightly faster pace than total employment. As a result, the nation's unionization rate edged up from 29.5% in 2009 to 29.6% in 2010.
By way of comparison, Union Membership as a Percentage of Civilian Labour Force was 26.2% in 1999

Related subjects

* Labour
* Unionization and industrial relations

Source:
October 2010 issue of
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related report:

Employment, Earnings and Hours
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE:
Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings



Canada Year Book, 2010

October 27, 2010
Presented in almanac style, the 2010 Canada Year Book contains more than 400 pages of tables, charts and succinct analytical articles on every major area of Statistics Canada's expertise. The Canada Year Book is the premier reference on the social and economic life of Canada and its citizens.

Complete report:
*
HTML version
* PDF version
(HTML table of contents + links to a PDF file for each chapter)
Both the HTML and PDF versions of this report contain links (in the left-hand margin) to earlier issues of the Canada Year Book for 2006 to 2009.


Chapters:
[Click the HTML or PDF link above
to access links to the individual chapters.]

* Aboriginal peoples
* Agriculture
* Business, consumer and property services
* Business performance and ownership
* Children and youth
* Construction
* Crime and justice
* Culture and leisure
* Economic accounts
* Education, training and learning
* Energy
* Environment
* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Families, households and housing

* Geography


* Government

* Health
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Information and communications technology
* International trade
* Labour
* Languages
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* Population and demography
* Prices and price indexes
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* Science and technology
* Seniors
* Society and community
* Transportation
* Travel and tourism


Order the 2010 edition of the Canada Year Book now
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Canada Year Book Historical Collection (1867 to 1967)
"..., a wealth of historical data in digitized format compiled from 100 years of the Agency's annual Canada Year Book (CYB).This new module, available free of charge on our website, covers the first century of Canadian history following Confederation in 1867, through to 1967, with historical text, tables, charts and maps. It is supplemented by interconnected learning resources for students and teachers.
- contains 100+ photos and nearly 50 maps dating back to 1868, as well as over 75 charts and 1,200 tables. Completing the picture are multimedia extras, such as newspaper clippings, video clips and posters. There are details on the lives and work of politicians, industrialists, scientists, agriculturalists and others who shaped the land, economy and society of Canada."
* Browse the collection by year - 1867 to 1967
*
Browse the collection by topic
- Changing families and households - Lives of men and women - Occupations - Economic gains - The Great Depression - Communications - Ethnocultural diversity - Provinces and manufacturing - Immigration and emigration - Canada at war

Source:
Canada Year Book - product main page
- Click View for the latest edition of the publication; click Chronological index for earlier editions.

From the
latest issue of Juristat:

October 26, 2010
Homicide in Canada, 2009
Police reported 610 homicides during 2009, virtually unchanged from 2008. The number of gang-related homicides declined by 10% from the year before, but still accounted for 1 in 5 homicides in 2009.

October 26, 2010
Adult correctional services, 2008/2009
In 2008/2009, almost 371,800 adults were admitted to some form of correctional service program in Canada, virtually unchanged from the previous year.

October 26, 2010
Police officers murdered in the line of duty, 1961 to 2009
Between 1961 and 2009, 133 police officers were murdered in the line of duty–including eight double, one triple and one quadruple-slaying. Most of these deaths (65%) occurred in the first half of this time period, between 1961 and 1984

Source:
Juristat - main product page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

Related link:

With inmate tide looming, half of Canada's prisons to expand
By Janice Tibbetts
October 19, 2010
OTTAWA — About half of Canada's 57 federal penitentiaries will be renovated and expanded in the next four years to cope with an influx of new prisoners expected as a result of the Harper government's sentencing laws, says the commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada. (...) The federal government's $2-billion spending estimate, released earlier this year by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, is significantly less than the additional $5 billion that parliamentary budget watchdog Kevin Page predicts it will cost the prison system to cope with one new piece of legislation alone.
Source:
Canada.com

October 22, 2010
Consumer Price Index, September 2010
Consumer prices rose 1.9% in the 12 months to September, following a 1.7% increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3% in September.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
Click the link above, then "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

October 21, 2010
Leading indicators, September 2010
The composite leading index edged down 0.1% in September, its first decrease since April 2009. Half of the 10 components rose and half decreased. The housing index continued to post the largest declines.

Related subjects:
* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

October 20, 2010
Study: Neighbourhood variation in hospitalization for
unintentional injury among children and teenagers, 2001/2002 to 2004/2005

Children aged 9 and under living in lower-income urban neighbourhoods were more likely than those in higher-income neighbourhoods to be hospitalized for unintentional injuries between 2001/2002 and 2004/2005.

Findings
- includes links to several tables

Link to the article:
HTML
PDF - 484K, 10 pages)

Source:
Health Reports - product main page
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division (HAD) of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research. It is designed for a broad audience that includes health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and through media coverage, the general public. The journal publishes articles of wide interest that contain original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases.
- Click the product main page link, then "View" to read the latest issue or "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Children and youth
* Health and well-being (youth)
* Health
* Diseases and health conditions
* Health care services

October 19, 2010
Canadian Social Trends - October 2010 online edition
The October 2010 online issue of Canadian Social Trends, released today, contains two articles.

The first article,
"Child care for First Nations children living off reserve, Métis children, and Inuit children"
[ HTML - PDF (134K, 11 pages) ]

... examines child care arrangements of First Nations living off reserve, Métis and Inuit children. It examines the availability of culturally-relevant activities and language in care as predictors of children's outcomes.

The second article, "Help with activities of daily living for people with a disability"
[ HTML - PDF (130K, 12 pages) ]

... examines how many people with disabilities receive help with activities of daily living, the type of activities with which they get help and the care receiver's relationship to the person or persons providing help. It also explores how these relationships change as the severity of the care receiver's disability increases.

NOTE:
The October 2010 issue of Canadian Social Trends also includes links to the following articles posted since June 2010:
* Sharing their lives: women, marital trends and education (September 9, 2010)
* Family, community, and Aboriginal language among young First Nations children living off reserve in Canada (September 9, 2010)
* Participation in sports and cultural activities among Aboriginal children and youth (July 13, 2010)
* Emigration from Canada to the United States from 2000 to 2006 (July 13, 2010)
* Migration from central to surrounding municipalities in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver (June 8, 2010)
* Making fathers “count” (June 8, 2010)
* Foreign nationals working temporarily in Canada (June 8, 2010)

September 29, 2010
Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2010
As of July 1, Canada's population was estimated at 34,108,800, up 120,800 or 0.36% from April 1, 2010. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba posted the highest rates of population growth among the provinces.
- includes links to four tables:
* Components and factors of demographic growth
* Quarterly demographic estimates
* Population estimates, age distribution and median age as of July 1, 2010, Canada, provinces and territories
* Population estimates by sex and age group as of July 1, 2010, Canada

October 14, 2010
Canadian Economic Observer - October 2010
1. Sections:
* Current economic conditions * Economic events * Recent feature articles * National accounts * Labour markets * Prices * International trade * Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources) * Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications) * Financial markets * Provincial (unemployment rates and Consumer Price Index)
2. Tables
3. Charts
4. Appendices
5. User information
6. Related products

---

Canadian Economic Observer - main product page
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.

October 8, 2010
Labour Force Survey, September 2010
There was little change in employment in September, as full-time gains were offset by part-time losses. The unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points to 8.0%, as fewer people, particularly youth, participated in the labour market.
- incl. links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, September 12-18, 2010
1. Highlights
2. Analysis — September 2010
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (446K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

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Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
---
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2009
Among the 1.04 million unemployed individuals who contributed to the Employment Insurance (EI) program in 2009, 857,000 had a recent job separation that met the EI program criteria. Of those, 739,000 or 86.2% were eligible to receive regular EI benefits because they worked enough hours, up from 82.2% in 2008.
- includes links to three tables:
* Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, 2009
* Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits by sex, 2009
* Coverage and eligibility of the unemployed for Employment Insurance benefits, by province, 2009

Related links:

Quarterly Demographic Estimates - product main page*
This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories - product main page
This publication presents annual estimates of the total population and annual estimates by age and sex for Canada, provinces and territories. It also presents estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. As in the case of population estimates, the components are also available for the total population and by age and sex.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Population and demography
* Ethnic diversity and immigration
* Immigrants and non-permanent residents

Study: Employment patterns of postsecondary students, 2010
Employment patterns for postsecondary students who work during the school year changed significantly during the recent economic downturn. During the 2009/2010 school year, about 542,000 postsecondary students aged 15 to 24 held jobs. This represented an employment rate of 45%, down from 48% in 2007/2008, just before the economic downturn. Nevertheless, these rates were well above those during the 1970s when 25% of students were employed.
* Study Highlights
* Full article:
--- HTML
--- PDF
(214K, 13 pages)
Source:
Perspectives on Labour and Income - product main page*
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of labour and income data. Topics include youth in the labour market, pensions and retirement, work arrangements, education and training, and trends in family income.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

September 28, 2010
General Social Survey: Victimization, 2009
First results from the 2009 General Social Survey on victimization show that 27% of Canadians aged 15 and older said they had been a victim of a criminal incident in the 12 months before the survey. This proportion was unchanged from 2004, the last time the victimization survey was conducted.
Source:
Juristat - main product page*
This periodical is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects. It provides analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Five issues of Juristat are produced each year. Each issue contains several articles on variety of topics, including crime, homicide, the court system, and correctional services.
* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues

September 28, 2010
Salaries and salary scales of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities, 2009/2010
- information on the salaries of full-time teaching staff at 31 Canadian universities for 2009/2010

September 24, 2010
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2010
Between July 2009 and July 2010, the average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 3.9% to $855.66. This was the fastest year-over-year increase since February 2008.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

Related report:

Employment, Earnings and Hours
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: Online data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for the current month is usually posted to the site a month behind this report.
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

September 24, 2010
Teacher's Guide to Data Discovery
A guide for elementary and secondary teachers on the basic skills involved in statistical investigation: choosing the dataset, understanding data concepts and analysing the data with or without computer software.
Click the link above, then "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

September 23, 2010
Employment Insurance, July 2010
In July, 672,200 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, down 31,400 from June. This decline offsets increases observed in the spring, and brings the number of beneficiaries back to the level recorded in March.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps
- set of maps presenting the number of regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries. These maps complete the analysis published simultaneously in The Daily. The maps show the percentage change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs).
Click the link above, then "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ Related link : EI Running Out - by Erin Weir, Progressive Economics Blog ]

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

September 22, 2010
Leading indicators, August 2010
The leading index rose 0.5% in August, matching its average increase over the previous two months. The sources of growth were little changed, as manufacturing posted the largest gains while housing continued to retrench.

Related subjects:
* Business performance and ownership
* Current conditions
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

September 21, 2010
Consumer Price Index, August 2010
Consumer prices rose 1.7% in the 12 months to August, following a 1.8% increase in July. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1% in August.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related report:

The Consumer Price Index
This monthly release of the The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Canada, the provinces, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, provides a descriptive summary of retail price movements, inflation rates and the factors underlying them. The CPI also contains the following tabular information: latest price index movements for the eight major components; price index changes on one and 12-month bases for an extensive number of components and groups; historical monthly information; and price indices reclassified according to categories of goods and services.
Click the link above, then "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

September 17, 2010
Child and spousal support, 2009/2010
Data on child and spousal support payments collected from maintenance enforcement programs across Canada are now available for 2009/2010.

Related report:

Child and Spousal Support:
Maintenance Enforcement Survey Statistics 2009/2010

September 2010
[Only two links from the report are highlighted below - to access the rest, click the link above.]

1. Highlights
• As at March 31, 2010, nearly 408,000 cases, most involving children, were registered in Maintenance Enforcement Programs in the 11 jurisdictions reporting data (Manitoba and Nunavut are not included). In most jurisdictions, this number has been gradually declining over the last several years.
• On March 31, 2010, 64% of cases had arrears (money owing from earlier missed payments). Total arrears owing was $2.7 billion for the 11 reporting jurisdictions

2. Introduction
3. A description of maintenance enforcement services
4. Tables
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. Appendices
7. User information
8. Related products
9. PDF version (396K, 58 pages)

[ Earlier editions of this report - back to 1999/2000 ]
[ Product main page ]

Related subjects:

* Children and youth
* Crime and justice
* Civil courts and family law

September 16, 2010
University tuition fees, 2010/2011
Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs this fall paid 4.0% more on average in tuition fees for the 2010/2011 academic year than they a year earlier. This increase is slightly higher than the one for 2009/2010, when tuition fees rose 3.6%.
- incl. four tables:
* Average undergraduate tuition fees for Canadian full-time students, by province
* Average graduate tuition fees for Canadian full-time students, by province
* Average undergraduate tuition fees for Canadian full-time students, by discipline
* Average graduate tuition fees for Canadian full-time students, by discipline

Related subjects:

* Education, training and learning
* Education finance

September 16, 2010
Family income and individuals income, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2008
According to family income data derived from 2008 personal income tax returns, Calgary was the census metropolitan area with the highest median total family income ($91,570), followed by Edmonton ($88,190), Ottawa–Gatineau ($87,160) and Oshawa ($83,220).
- includes two tables:
* Median total income of census families and persons not in census families, by census metropolitan area Census families
* Median total income of census families, by family type and census metropolitan area

Related subjects:

* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household assets, debts and wealth
* Household, family and personal income

September 16, 2010
Canadian Economic Observer September 2010
1. Sections:

* Current economic conditions * Economic events * Feature article * Recent feature articles * National accounts * Labour markets * Prices * International trade * Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources) * Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications) * Financial markets * Provincial (unemployment rates and Consumer Price Index)
2. Tables
3. Charts
4. Appendices
5. User information
6. Related products

Canadian Economic Observer main product page
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.

September 14, 2010
Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, Second quarter 2010
* GDP by income and by expenditure
* GDP by industry
* Balance of international payments
* Financial flows
* Labour productivity
* International investment position
* National balance sheet accounts

Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review main product page
Click View for the latest issue of this periodical; click Chronological index for earlier editions.

September 13, 2010
Study: Freshwater supply and demand in Canada, 1971 to 2005
Renewable water resources have declined in Southern Canada over the past three decades. From 1971 to 2004, water yield in Southern Canada, the area in which 98% of the population lives, fell by an average of 3.5 cubic kilometres a year.

The study:

Human Activity and the Environment Freshwater supply and demand in Canada 2010
HTML version
PDF version
(3MB, 61 pages)

September 10, 2010
Labour Force Survey, August 2010
Employment increased by 36,000 in August. At the same time, the unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 8.1%, as more people entered the labour force. Monthly gains in employment averaged 13,000 in July and August, compared with an average monthly increase of 51,000 during the first six months of the year.
- incl. links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, August 15 to 21
1. Highlights
2. Analysis — August 2010
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (458K, 62 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

September 10, 2010
E-STAT: An interactive tool about society and the economy in Canada
The 2010 edition of E-STAT, Statistics Canada's interactive learning tool for the education community, lets you dynamically generate tables, customize graphs and maps from Statistics Canada's census of population and socioeconomic data. CANSIM in E-STAT, an online database of socioeconomic statistics, now contains more than 3,000 tables, accounting for over 42 million time series.
E-STAT is offered free online and is available only to teachers, students and educational institutions.

E-STAT for Education - home page

September 9, 2010
Study: Marital trends and education, 2006
In 2006, the majority of women with a university education were married to men who also had a university education. However, this tendency has decreased slightly over the last quarter-century. The pattern is similar for women in common-law unions.
[ Related link: Sharing their lives: women, marital trends and education [ HTML ] [ PDF - 107K, 7 pages]
By Laetitia Martin and Feng Hou

September 9, 2010
Study: Knowledge of Aboriginal languages among young First Nations children living off reserve, 2006
In 2006, one in five (20%) off-reserve First Nations children aged two to five were able to understand an Aboriginal language, regardless of whether it was learned as a mother tongue or second language. Cree and Ojibway were the languages understood by the largest number of these children.
[ Related link : Family, community, and Aboriginal language among young First Nations children living off reserve in Canada [ HTML ] [ PDF - 131K, 12 pages ]
By Evelyne Bougie

NOTE: The two links immediately above came from the
Winter 2010 issue (Number 90) of Canadian Social Trends
.
In the same issue, you'll find links to recent articles on the following topics:
* Participation in sports and cultural activities among Aboriginal children and youth
* Emigration from Canada to the United States from 2000 to 2006
* Migration from central to surrounding municipalities in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver
* Making fathers “count”
* Foreign nationals working temporarily in Canada

[Click the September issue link above to access all of these articles from the latest issue of Canadian Social Trends.]
NOTE: StatCan is getting as bad as those retailers who start advertising Christmas merchandise in September.
This issue, dated September 9, 2010, is indeed the Winter issue. Sheesh.

September 9, 2010
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), first quarter 2010
The market value of employer-sponsored pension funds amounted to $943.4 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2010, up $23.0 billion (+2.5%) from the fourth quarter of 2009. This was the fourth consecutive quarter of growth in pension fund assets, as they rebounded from significant losses in 2008 and the first quarter of 2009.
- incl. two tables:
* Trusteed pension funds, market value of assets by type
* Trusteed pension funds: Revenue and expenditures

September 9, 2010
Canada Year Book 2010
The 2010 edition of the Canada Year Book, available today, is a valuable reference tool that provides extensive information on trends in the nation's social, economic and environmental fabric. The 31 chapters in this year's edition contain 456 pages of analysis, charts, maps and tables in an easy-to-use format, with data from many of Statistics Canada's latest surveys and the census.
Order the 2010 edition of the Canada Year Book now for $24.95.

Canada Year Book 2010 Overview (PDF - 3.3MB, 27 pages)
Free overview of this year's edition of the Canada Year Book.
- includes sections on:
* Population * Health * Education * Crime * Housing * Income, Spending * Government * International Comparisons * Labour * Economy * International Trade * Energy * Manufacturing * Agriculture * Environment * Travel, Transport

Canada Year Book Overviews
for 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006

Clicking this link takes you to the "Discover Canada Year Book" page, where you'll find links (in the left-hand margin) to the overview for each of the four years noted; these overviews cover the same areas as the 2010 overview above, but they're easier to read because they're in easy-to-read HTML format.

Canada Year Book - product main page
Click View for the latest edition of the publication;
click Chronological index for earlier editions of this publication.

Canada Year Book Historical Collection
Explore Canada’s history in text, tables, charts, maps and
multimedia features drawn from Canada Year Books, 1867 to 1967.

Related StatCan document:

* Canada at a Glance
Canada at a Glance presents the current Canadian demographic, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, household, economic, travel, financial, agricultural, international trade and environmental statistics
[ Canada at a Glance 2010 ]

September 7, 2010
Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective

In 2008, 20% of Canadian teenagers aged 15 to 19 were no longer pursuing a formal education. This was higher than the average of 15% across the 31 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). While this OECD proportion was down from 20% in 1998, in Canada, it remained stable at 20%.

September 7, 2010
Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2010
This report, the second in an annual series, places certain aspects of the educational systems of Canada’s provinces and territories into an international context. Ten international indicators are presented in this edition, capturing information on educational attainment and graduation, labour market outcomes by educational attainment, spending on education, international students, and participation in adult learning.
[ Highlights ]

Source:
Education Matters: Insights on Education,
Learning and Training in Canada- September 2010 issue

Teachers and students of primary and secondary level can access free learning resources through Statistics Canada’s Education Outreach Program. Its goal is to ensure timely information for learning whether for history, geography, mathematics, family studies or other subjects. From grades 4 to 12, Census at school gives students hands-on experience with surveys and data analysis. The E-STAT database allows educational users to choose, graph, map and download a wealth of data.

Education Matters - main product page
Click View for the latest issue of the publication;
click Chronological index for earlier issues of this publication.

Related products:

* Learning Resources at Statistics Canada - For Teachers - For Students - For Kids - Postsecondary
* Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
* Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
* Statistics by Subject : Education, Training and Learning

Related international link:

Education at a glance 2010: OECD indicators
9 September 2010
Main page - includes links to news releases, the complete report, dozens of Excel tables on various indicators and other related material

Complete report (PDF - 4.5MB, 472 pages)
- includes Canada

Report highlights

Source:
OECD Directorate for Education
[ Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ]

September 1, 2010
Employment, Earnings and Hours, June 2010

1. Highlights
* Between June 2009 and June 2010, the average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose by 4.0% to $853.50. This was the fastest year-over-year increase since February 2008.
- includes three charts:
* The 12-month change in average weekly earnings
* The 12-month change in average weekly earnings in the ten largest industries, June 2009 to June 2010
* Monthly changes in non-farm payroll employment in the ten largest industries, May 2010 to June 2010
2. Note to users
3. Tables
4. Data quality, concepts and methodology
5. User information
6. Related products
7. PDF version
(2.5MB, 386 pages)

Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: the report itself is posted about a month later than the release in The Daily.
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

August 20, 2010
Consumer Price Index, July 2010
Consumer prices rose 1.8% in the 12 months to July, following a 1.0% increase in June. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.6% from June to July. Consumer prices were affected by changes in consumption taxes in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and British Columbia.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related reports:

The Consumer Price Index, July 2010
PDF version (521 K, 67 pages)
HTML version - Table of contents with links to each of the following sections of the report:
1. Highlights 2. Briefing notes 3. Analysis 4. Tables 5. Charts 6. Data quality, concepts and methodology 7. Appendices 8. User information 9. Related products

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

August 19, 2010
Leading indicators, July 2010
The composite leading index slowed to a 0.4% increase in July, after a gain of 0.7% in June. Most of the slowdown originated in the household sector, where three components fell. None of the seven other components decreased.

Related subjects:
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

August 18, 2010
Employment Insurance, June 2010
In June, 691,600 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, up slightly (+8,400) from May and the third consecutive month of small increases.Despite these recent gains, the number of beneficiaries has fallen by 137,700 (-16.6%) since the peak in June 2009.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Related link:

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, June 2010
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.
(Intro to maps + link to June 2010 maps)

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

August 12, 2010
Canadian Economic Observer - August 2010
1. Sections
2. Tables
3. Charts
4. Appendices
5. User information
6. Related products
Source:
Canadian Economic Observer (main product page)
- click "Chronological index" for links to earlier issues of this report

August 12, 2010
Canadian Economic Observer:
Historical Statistical Supplement 2009/2010

1. Tables
* National accounts
* Labour markets
* Prices
* International trade
* Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources)
* Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications)
* Financial markets
* Provincial
2. User information
3. Related products

August 10, 2010
Salaries and Salary Scales of Full-time
Teaching Staff at Canadian Universities,
2008/2009: Final Report
(PDF - 418K, 63 pages)
This report presents information on the salaries of full-time teaching staff at those institutions that have more than 100 staff, along with information on their salary scales for the 2008-2009 academic year.
[ earlier reports in this series ]

August 9, 2010
Statistics on Income of Farm Families 2007
1. Highlights
2. Notes to users
3. Introduction
4. Tables
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. Appendices
7. User information
8. Related products
9. PDF version (593K, 76 pages)
[ earlier reports in this series ]

August 6, 2010
Labour Force Survey, July 2010
Following strong gains in recent months, employment was little changed in July, with large full-time declines mostly offset by part-time gains. The unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 8.0%.
- incl. links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, July 11 to 17, 2010
1. Highlights
2. Analysis — July 2010
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (449K, 61 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

July 30, 2010
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, May 2010
In May, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose by 3.7% from May 2009 to $848.45. This was the fastest year-over-year increase since February 2008.
- includes two tables:
* Average weekly earnings (including overtime) for all employees
* Number of employees

Related report:

Employment, Earnings and Hours
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
NOTE: According to the overview, "[d]ata on payroll employment, earnings and hours for June will be released on August 26."
Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

July 29, 2010
Replacing Family Income During the
Retirement Years: How Are Canadians Doing?

By S. LaRochelle-Côté, J. Myles and G. Picot
Analytical Studies Branch
1. Abstract
2. Executive summary
3. Main article
4. Tables
5. Charts
6. Appendices
7. User information
8. PDF version (538K, 23 pages)

[ earlier studies by the Analytical Studies Branch ]

July 28, 2010
Juristat - Summer 2010
In this issue:
* Youth Court Statistics, 2008/2009 [Highlights]
* Adult Criminal Court Statistics, 2008/2009 [Highlights]
* Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2009 [Highlights]
* Where and when youth commit police-reported crimes, 2008 [Highlights]
* Police-reported dating violence in Canada, 2008 [Highlights]
* Police-reported hate crime in Canada, 2008 [Highlights]
[Juristat periodical - home page ]
[ earlier issues of Juristat ]

July 26, 2010
Study: Impact of home equity on
incomes of retirement-age households, 2006

The equity that homeowners have built up through a lifetime of investment in their homes makes an important contribution to household finances as they enter retirement.

July 23, 2010
Consumer Price Index, June 2010
Consumer prices rose 1.0% in the 12 months to June, following a 1.4% increase in May. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2% in June, the same rate of decrease as May.
- includes links to three tables:
* Consumer Price Index and major components, Canada
* Consumer Price Index by province, and for Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit
* Consumer Price Index and major components

Related reports:

The Consumer Price Index, June 2010
PDF version (522 K, 67 pages)
HTML version - Table of contents with links to each of the following sections of the report:
1. Highlights 2. Briefing notes 3. Analysis 4. Tables 5. Charts 6. Data quality, concepts and methodology 7. Appendices 8. User information 9. Related products

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Guide to the Consumer Price Index (1998)

Related subjects:
* Prices and price indexes
* Consumer price indexes

July 22, 2010
Employment Insurance, May 2010
The number of regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries increased for the first time in eight months, rising by 8,600 to 680,100 in May.
- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, May 2010
- set of maps presenting the number of regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries. These maps complete the analysis published simultaneously in The Daily. The maps show the percentage change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and Census Agglomerations (CAs).

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

Related link:

More Unemployment = More EI
Posted by Erin Weir
July 22, 2010
For the first time in eight months, the number of Employment Insurance (EI) recipients increased in May. We already knew from the Labour Force Survey that unemployment had increased by just over 8,000 in May. It is good news that EI expanded by the same amount because it implies that those who became unemployed that month received benefits. However, it is worth emphasizing that this EI expansion reflects worsening unemployment in May as opposed to a policy decision to improve the program. Unfortunately, EI has dropped off the Canadian political agenda.
Source:
Relentlessly Progressive Economics Blog
[ The Progressive Economics Forum ]

July 21, 2010
Study: Labour market activity among seniors, 1981 to 2006
Between 1996 and 2006, the employment rate for seniors age 65 and older increased from 12% to 15% for men, and from 4% to 6% for women. These increases followed declines during the 1980s and 1990s.

Related article:

Labour market activity among seniors
HTML version
PDF version
(175K, 14 pages)

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Work transitions and life stages
* Seniors
* Work and retirement

July 21, 2010
Study: Health-promoting factors and good health among Canadians in mid- to late life, 2009
A sizeable proportion of people aged 45 or older reported that they were in good health in 2009, based on their self-perceived general and mental health, as well as on measures of functional ability and independence in their daily life.
Summary of key findings

Full text of article:
HTML version
PDF version
(969K, 10 pages)

Related subjects:

* Health
* Lifestyle and social conditions
* Population and demography
* Population aging
* Seniors
* Health and disability among seniors

July 20, 2010
Police-reported crime statistics, 2009
Police-reported crime in Canada continues to decline. Both the volume and severity of police-reported crime fell in 2009, continuing the downward trend seen over the past decade.

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And yet:
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/prison-construction-costs-to-jump-87099482.html
The increase in prison construction costs make sense to me now.
NOT.
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Related subjects:

* Crime and justice
* Crimes and offences

More Police-reported crime statistics
from the Summer 2010 issue of Juristat

July 19, 2010
Mortality, Summary List of Causes, 2006
1. Introduction
2. Highlights
3. Tables
4. Data quality, concepts and methodology
5. Appendices
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (1MB, 124 pages)

[ earlier editions of this report ]

July 16, 2010
Leading indicators, June 2010
The composite leading index rose by 1.0% in June, after upwardly-revised gains of 1.1% in April and May. Growth again was concentrated in the manufacturing sector. Household spending and the stock market continued to moderate, after leading the initial upturn in mid-2009.

Related subjects:
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

July 16, 2010
Canadian Economic Observer July 2010
1. Sections
2. Tables
3. Charts
4. Appendices
5. User information
6. Related products
[ earlier editions of the Canadian Economic Observer ]

July 14, 2010
University enrolment, 2008/2009
Just over 1,112,300 students were enrolled in Canadian universities