Income and Expenditure Accounts Technical Series

Provincial-Territorial Human Resource Module of the Tourism Satellite Account, 2012

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The PTHRM provides a snapshot of the tourism industries and their associated occupations as well as insights into trends over time. Analyses can be made on the following key statistics: jobs, hours worked and employment earnings starting from 1997. Derived variables, such as number of full-time equivalents, average hourly earnings and average annual hours worked per job can also be examined.

These key statistics can be analyzed according to various characteristics of the jobs (employee or self-employed, full-time or part-time, occupation group) and the characteristics of the persons holding them (sex, age group, immigrant status). Information by occupation is also available. Comparisons can be made to the CSNA employment estimates for the overall economy and for selected industries as well as CTSA and National Tourism Indicators (NTI) aggregates.

The scope of this study is similar to the previous national study with the addition of data for the provinces and territories. The information on the number of jobs, hours worked and employment earnings is presented for the same industry groups as before including for full-time and part-time jobs. The information is also available according to the same characteristics of employees (sex, age group and immigrant status) and the same occupations.

In particular, the PTHRM provides annual estimates for the years 1997 through 2012. These estimates are based on national data from the Canadian Productivity Accounts (CPA), which are a key input to the PTHRM, as well as Labour Force Survey data (LFS) and the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours (SEPH). Data from the 2001 and 2006 Censuses of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey are incorporated. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) of 2011 and the National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) of 2006 are used.

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