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Personal characteristics


  • year of birth/age
  • sex
  • marital status
  • duration of current marital status
  • year/age at first marriage


  • ethnic background
  • member of an employment equity designated group
  • mother tongue
  • date of immigration
  • country of birth
  • parents' schooling and place of birth

Activity limitation

  • annual information on activity limitations and their impact on working
  • satisfaction with work

Information on children

  • number of children born, raised
  • year and person's age when first child born

Geography and geographic mobility

  • economic region or census metropolitan area of current residence
  • size of community
  • moved during year
  • move dates
  • reason for move
  • nature of move (full household/household split)

Household and family information*

  • key characteristics of other household/family members (e.g., age, sex, relationship, income, annual hours worked)
  • relevant low-income cutoff
  • family events (marriage, separation, deaths, births)
  • Housing information:
    • type of dwelling
    • dwelling condition
    • characteristics of dwelling
    • ownership / mortgage / rent
    • payments / costs / rent inclusions
    • housing suitability indicator
    • Shelter costs to income ratio

* Annual summary information, e.g., size, type

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