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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-206-X2006004
    Description:

    This paper provides a brief description of the methodology currently used to produce the annual volume of hours worked consistent with the System of National Accounts (SNA). These data are used for labour input in the annual and quarterly measures of labour productivity, as well as in the annual measures of multifactor productivity. For this purpose, hours worked are broken down by educational level and age group, so that changes in the composition of the labour force can be taken into account. They are also used to calculate hourly compensation and the unit labour cost and for simulations of the SNA Input-Output Model; as such, they are integrated as labour force inputs into most SNA satellite accounts (i.e., environment, tourism).

    Release date: 2006-10-27

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2603
    Description: This survey is an establishment census survey designed to gather data on employment, payrolls and paid-hours from larger employers (companies or establishments of 20 or more employees).

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2612
    Description: The Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours provides a monthly portrait of the amount of earnings, as well as the number of jobs (i.e., occupied positions) and hours worked by detailed industry at the national, provincial and territorial levels.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3701
    Description: The Labour Force Survey provides estimates of employment and unemployment. With the release of the survey results only 10 days after the completion of data collection, the LFS estimates are the first of the major monthly economic data series to be released. LFS data are used to produce the well-known unemployment rate as well as other standard labour market indicators such as the employment rate and the participation rate.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3831
    Description: The survey collected data to estimate hours of work that would be made available from voluntary work reduction and to determine the preference for various reduced work time patterns.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3850
    Description: The survey was conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC). It collected data on the socio-demographic characteristics of the self-employed, as well as the hours they work, previous work experience, participation in dental, health and disability plans, income security, and their attitudes towards self-employment.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3853
    Description: The objectives of this survey were to: measure the frequency and number of job changes occurring in the Canadian labour market over one-, two- and three-year periods; provide information on the characteristics of jobs held (wage rates, usual work schedules, etc.); identify groups of people who would benefit from EIC programs; and identify participants of specific EIC programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3884
    Description: This survey collects information on work schedules, hours of work, flexible hours, home-based work, as well as on employee benefits and wages.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5048
    Description: The objective of the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Survey (AES) was to provide updated information on self-employed Aboriginal people and their businesses.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5221
    Description: The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. The mandate of the GSS "Canadians at Work and Home" is to explore people's views about work, home, leisure and well-being, and the relationships between these. Data from this survey will help decision makers select the programs and policies that will best serve Canadians.
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