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  1. Symbols
  2. Special requests ($)
  3. Schedule of LFS releases
  4. Latest LFS release in The Daily (free)
  5. Note of appreciation
  6. Standards of service to the public
  7. Copyright


The following standard symbols are used in Statistics Canada publications:

not available for any reference period
not available for a specific reference period
not applicable
true zero or a value rounded to zero
value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
use with caution
too unreliable to be published
significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)

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Schedule of LFS releases

Reference period - Week ending
Release date
November 12, 2011
December 2, 2011
December 10, 2011
January 6, 2012
January 14, 2012
February 3, 2012
February 18, 2012
March 9, 2012
March 17, 2012
April 5, 2012
April 21, 2012
May 11, 2012
May 19, 2012
June 8, 2012
June 16, 2012
July 6, 2012
July 21, 2012
August 10, 2012
August 18, 2012
September 7, 2012
September 15, 2012
October 5, 2012
October 13, 2012
November 2, 2012
November 10, 2012
December 7, 2012
December 8, 2012
January 4, 2013

Latest LFS release in The Daily (free)

Note of appreciation

Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long-standing partnership between Statistics Canada, the citizens of Canada, its businesses, governments and other institutions. Accurate and timely statistical information could not be produced without their continued cooperation and goodwill.

Standards of service to the public

Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable and courteous manner. To this end, Statistics Canada has developed standards of service that its employees observe.


Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada

© Minister of Industry, 2012

All rights reserved. Use of this publication is governed by the Statistics Canada Open License Agreement:

April 2012

Catalogue no. 71-001-X

ISSN 1492-5478

Frequency: Monthly


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