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  • Journals and periodicals: 89-653-X
    Description:

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is a national survey on the social and economic conditions of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit. The objectives of the APS are to identify the needs of these Aboriginal groups and to inform policy and programs aimed at improving the well-being of Aboriginal peoples. The APS aims to provide current and relevant data for a variety of stakeholders, including Aboriginal organizations, communities, service providers, researchers, governments, and the general public.

    The 2012 APS represents the fourth cycle of the survey and focuses on issues of education, employment and health of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit aged 6 years and over.

    The 2017 APS represents the fifth cycle of the survey and focuses on participation in the Canadian economy, transferable skills, practical training, use of information technology and Aboriginal language attainment of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit aged 15 years and over.

    Release date: 2019-04-16

  • Articles and reports: 89-653-X2018001
    Description:

    This Concepts and Methods Guide is intended to provide a detailed review of the 2017 APS with respect to its subject matter and methodological approaches. It is designed to assist APS data users by serving as a guide to the concepts and measures of the survey as well as the technical details of the survey's design, field work and data processing. This guide is meant to provide users with helpful information on how to use and interpret survey results. The discussion on data quality also allows users to review the strengths and limitations of the data for their particular needs.

    Chapter 1 of this guide provides an overview of the 2017 APS by introducing the survey's background and objectives. Chapter 2 outlines the survey's themes and explains the key concepts and definitions used for the survey. Chapters 3 to 6 cover important aspects of the APS survey methodology, sampling design, data collection and processing. Chapters 7 and 8 review issues of data quality and caution users about comparing 2017 APS data with data from other sources. Chapter 9 outlines the survey products available to the public, including data tables, analytical articles and reference material. The Appendices provide a comprehensive list of survey indicators, extra coding categories and standard classifications used on the APS. Lastly, a glossary of survey terms is also provided.

    Release date: 2018-11-26

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201608912982
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-03-29

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201605413681
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-02-23

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114313
    Description:

    The chapter entitled "Women in Canada: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women" explores the diverse circumstances and experiences of Aboriginal women in Canada. Overall, the chapter highlights demographic characteristics, families, housing, knowledge of Aboriginal languages, employment, income, education, and health. Where appropriate, comparisons have been made between the Aboriginal female population and the non-Aboriginal female population as well as the Aboriginal female population and Aboriginal male population. Wherever possible, information is provided for First Nations, Métis and Inuit women separately.

    Release date: 2016-02-23

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201535812961
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-12-24

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-645-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance provides data users with a thematic guide to Aboriginal data at Statistics Canada. It includes data for the First Nations (North American Indian), Métis, and Inuit populations. Each theme is illustrated with a chart presenting key indicators, a plain language definition of the indicator and links to related data tables and published articles to further assist users in meeting their data needs. Data sources include the 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses of population, the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey, and the 2007/2008 Adult Correctional Services Survey.

    Release date: 2015-12-24

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201532113203
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-11-17

  • Table: 41-10-0029-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 576-0008)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description:

    This table contains 5376 series, with data for years 2012 - 2012 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (7 items: Canada; Inuit Nunangat; Nunatsiavut; Nunavik; ...) Age group (4 items: Total, 15 years and over; 15 to 24 years; 25 to 54 years; 55 years and over) Sex (3 items: Both sexes; Male; Female) Harvesting activities (16 items: Total, hunted, fished or trapped in the last year; Hunted, fished or trapped in the last year; Hunted, fished or trapped in the last year for pleasure or leisure; Hunted, fished or trapped in the last year for own or family's use or to supplement income; ...) Statistics (4 items: Number of persons; Percent; Low 95% confidence interval; High 95% confidence interval).

    Release date: 2015-11-09

  • Public use microdata: 89-653-X2015005
    Description:

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is a national survey on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit) aged 6 years and over. The 2012 APS represents the fourth cycle of the survey and focuses on issues of education, employment and health. The 2012 APS public use microdata file (PUMF) package has been designed to enable users to access and manipulate survey microdata at the national level. The package includes a microdata file; SAS, SPSS and Stata syntax; and a users’ guide. The users’ guide provides general information on the survey as well as guidelines for releasing estimates calculated using the PUMF.

    Release date: 2015-03-24
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  • Table: 41-10-0029-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 576-0008)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description:

    This table contains 5376 series, with data for years 2012 - 2012 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (7 items: Canada; Inuit Nunangat; Nunatsiavut; Nunavik; ...) Age group (4 items: Total, 15 years and over; 15 to 24 years; 25 to 54 years; 55 years and over) Sex (3 items: Both sexes; Male; Female) Harvesting activities (16 items: Total, hunted, fished or trapped in the last year; Hunted, fished or trapped in the last year; Hunted, fished or trapped in the last year for pleasure or leisure; Hunted, fished or trapped in the last year for own or family's use or to supplement income; ...) Statistics (4 items: Number of persons; Percent; Low 95% confidence interval; High 95% confidence interval).

    Release date: 2015-11-09

  • Public use microdata: 89-653-X2015005
    Description:

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is a national survey on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit) aged 6 years and over. The 2012 APS represents the fourth cycle of the survey and focuses on issues of education, employment and health. The 2012 APS public use microdata file (PUMF) package has been designed to enable users to access and manipulate survey microdata at the national level. The package includes a microdata file; SAS, SPSS and Stata syntax; and a users’ guide. The users’ guide provides general information on the survey as well as guidelines for releasing estimates calculated using the PUMF.

    Release date: 2015-03-24

  • Table: 89-636-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This series presents selected 2006 Census data on the Aboriginal identity population. The data will be published in three parts. Part one contains data tables on Inuit and non-Aboriginal populations by Inuit regions. Part two contains data tables on Aboriginal identity groups (Inuit, Métis and First Nations people) and the non-Aboriginal population, for Canada, provinces and territories. Part three contains data tables on First Nations people by registered Indian status, living on and off reserve, for Canada, provinces and territories. The tables provide data on topics including population growth, age groups, living arrangements of children, language, labour, housing, earnings and total income. They are intended to complement the information provided in the 2006 Census releases.

    Release date: 2008-11-26

  • Public use microdata: 89M0021X
    Description:

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) provides data on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal people in Canada. Its specific purpose was to identify the needs of Aboriginal people focusing on issues such as health, schooling and language. The survey was designed and implemented in partnership with national Aboriginal organizations.

    This product contains information for the Aboriginal child and youth population (under 15 years) living in off-reserve areas.

    Release date: 2006-05-25

  • Public use microdata: 89M0020X
    Description:

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) provides data on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal people in Canada. Its specific purpose was to identify the needs of Aboriginal people focusing on issues such as health, language, employment, income, schooling, housing, and mobility. The survey was designed and implemented in partnership with national Aboriginal organizations.

    This product contains information for the Aboriginal adult population (15 years and over) living in off-reserve areas.

    Release date: 2006-02-28

  • Profile of a community or region: 89-590-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    The 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is a post-censal survey of adults and children who reported Aboriginal ancestry, Aboriginal identity, registered Indian status and/or Band membership on the 2001 Census. Approximately 76,000 adults and 41,000 children living in private households in the provinces and territories were selected to participate in the survey. The data were collected between September 2001 and January 2002.The APS Internet community profiles provide information for communities with 200 or more people that took part in the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. Data for Arctic communities are aggregated to the regional level while data for Nisga communities are aggregated to the nation level, as are data for James Bay Cree communities.Highlights for adults and children are available. For adults, highlights focus on health, housing, education, language, residential school, communication technology, labour and mobility. The children's section of the profile provides information on general health, health care utilization, activities of daily living and medical conditions, physical injuries, dental care, nutrition, education, social activities and relationships, language, child care arrangements and household information.

    Release date: 2003-09-24

  • Public use microdata: 89M0013X
    Description:

    This public use microdata file provides unaggregated data on the Aboriginal adult population - those who identify with their Aboriginal origin(s) and those who do not. For persons who identify, it contains almost 700 variables from the 1991 survey, such as, the group with which they identify, language proficiency, disability, chronic health conditions, schooling, work experience and the 1991 Census variables such as, income levels, marital status, fertility. The same census variables are provided for the population who does not identify.

    Release date: 1995-06-30
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  • Journals and periodicals: 89-653-X
    Description:

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is a national survey on the social and economic conditions of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit. The objectives of the APS are to identify the needs of these Aboriginal groups and to inform policy and programs aimed at improving the well-being of Aboriginal peoples. The APS aims to provide current and relevant data for a variety of stakeholders, including Aboriginal organizations, communities, service providers, researchers, governments, and the general public.

    The 2012 APS represents the fourth cycle of the survey and focuses on issues of education, employment and health of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit aged 6 years and over.

    The 2017 APS represents the fifth cycle of the survey and focuses on participation in the Canadian economy, transferable skills, practical training, use of information technology and Aboriginal language attainment of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit aged 15 years and over.

    Release date: 2019-04-16

  • Articles and reports: 89-653-X2018001
    Description:

    This Concepts and Methods Guide is intended to provide a detailed review of the 2017 APS with respect to its subject matter and methodological approaches. It is designed to assist APS data users by serving as a guide to the concepts and measures of the survey as well as the technical details of the survey's design, field work and data processing. This guide is meant to provide users with helpful information on how to use and interpret survey results. The discussion on data quality also allows users to review the strengths and limitations of the data for their particular needs.

    Chapter 1 of this guide provides an overview of the 2017 APS by introducing the survey's background and objectives. Chapter 2 outlines the survey's themes and explains the key concepts and definitions used for the survey. Chapters 3 to 6 cover important aspects of the APS survey methodology, sampling design, data collection and processing. Chapters 7 and 8 review issues of data quality and caution users about comparing 2017 APS data with data from other sources. Chapter 9 outlines the survey products available to the public, including data tables, analytical articles and reference material. The Appendices provide a comprehensive list of survey indicators, extra coding categories and standard classifications used on the APS. Lastly, a glossary of survey terms is also provided.

    Release date: 2018-11-26

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201608912982
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-03-29

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201605413681
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-02-23

  • Articles and reports: 89-503-X201500114313
    Description:

    The chapter entitled "Women in Canada: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women" explores the diverse circumstances and experiences of Aboriginal women in Canada. Overall, the chapter highlights demographic characteristics, families, housing, knowledge of Aboriginal languages, employment, income, education, and health. Where appropriate, comparisons have been made between the Aboriginal female population and the non-Aboriginal female population as well as the Aboriginal female population and Aboriginal male population. Wherever possible, information is provided for First Nations, Métis and Inuit women separately.

    Release date: 2016-02-23

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201535812961
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-12-24

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-645-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance provides data users with a thematic guide to Aboriginal data at Statistics Canada. It includes data for the First Nations (North American Indian), Métis, and Inuit populations. Each theme is illustrated with a chart presenting key indicators, a plain language definition of the indicator and links to related data tables and published articles to further assist users in meeting their data needs. Data sources include the 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses of population, the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey, and the 2007/2008 Adult Correctional Services Survey.

    Release date: 2015-12-24

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201532113203
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-11-17

  • Articles and reports: 89-653-X2014004
    Description:

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is a national survey on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit) aged 6 years and over. The 2012 APS represents the fourth cycle of the survey and focuses on issues of education, employment and health.

    A comparatively young and growing population, Métis represent an emerging force within the Canadian labour market. Comparisons within the Labour Force Survey reveal that Métis have labour market characteristics that closely resemble those of the total population in Canada. This study profiles the labour market characteristics of Métis aged 15 years and over using the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. Employment, unemployment and additional factors such as occupation, job tenure and job permanence were considered.

    Release date: 2014-12-09

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-637-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey is a national survey of Aboriginal peoples (First Nations people living off-reserve, Métis and Inuit) living in urban, rural and northern locations throughout Canada. The survey provides valuable data on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal children and youth (6-14 years) and Aboriginal people (15 years and over). It was conducted previously in 1991 and in 2001. The survey was designed and implemented in partnership with national Aboriginal organizations. The purpose of the Aboriginal Peoples Survey was to provide data on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal people in Canada. More specifically, its purpose was to identify the needs of Aboriginal people and focus on issues such as health, language, employment, income, schooling, housing, and mobility. More detailed information about the survey is available in the APS 2006 Concepts and Methods Guide.

    Release date: 2013-03-27
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Reference (3) ((3 results))

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 89-653-X2013002
    Description:

    The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is a national survey on the social and economic conditions of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit aged 6 years and over. The 2012 APS represents the fourth cycle of the survey and focuses on issues of education, employment and health.

    The 2012 APS Concepts and Methods Guide is designed to assist data users by providing relevant information on survey content and concepts, sampling design, collection methods, data processing, data quality and product availability. Chapter 1 introduces the survey's background and objectives; Chapter 2 gives important definitions and describes the survey's themes; Chapters 3 through 5 explain the APS design and outline the data collection and processing steps; Chapter 6 describes the weighting method used; Chapters 7 and 8 review data quality and address comparability of the 2012 APS data with data from other sources; Chapter 9 lists survey products including analytical articles, data tables and reference material; Appendices provide additional definitions and links to other relevant documentation.

    Release date: 2014-02-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 89-637-X2008003
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This guide is intended to help data users understand the concepts and methods used in the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), which was conducted from October 2006 to March 2007.

    Technical details on sampling, processing and data quality are included in this guide. Further, the guide explains the relationship between the APS and the 2006 Census and cautions users as to important differences in the data produced from these two sources. Appendix 1 provides a list of communities for which data are available while Appendix 2 contains a glossary of terms that relate to the APS. Answers to some frequently asked questions are provided in Appendix 3. Links to the 2006 APS questionnaires are found in Appendix 4.

    Release date: 2009-01-16

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 89-591-X
    Description:

    The purpose of this document is to provide users with a discussion of the concepts and definitions used in the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, which was conducted in the fall of 2001 through to the spring of 2002. Technical details on sampling, processing, data quality, etc. are also included. The guide explains the relationship between the Aboriginal Peoples Survey and the 2001 Census and cautions users as to important differences in the data produced from the two sources. A list of products is also included.

    Release date: 2003-09-24
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