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  1. Symbols
  2. Special requests ($)
  3. Schedule of LFS releases
  4. Note of appreciation
  5. Standards of service to the public
  6. 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)

Special requests ($)

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Schedule of LFS releases

Release date
Reference period
February 5, 2016
January 10 to 16, 2016
March 11, 2016
February 14 to 20, 2016
April 8, 2016
March 13 to 19, 2016
May 6, 2016
April 10 to 16 2016
June 10, 2016
May 15 to 21, 2016
July 8, 2016
June 12 to 18, 2016
August 5, 2016
July 10 to 16, 2016
September 9, 2016
August 14 to 20, 2016
October 7, 2016
September 11 to 17, 2016
November 4, 2016
October 9 to 15, 2016
December 2, 2016
November 6 to 12, 2016
January 6, 2017
December 4 to 10, 2016

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, 2016

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

February 2016

Catalogue no. 71-001-X

ISSN 1492-5478

Frequency: Monthly


Labour Statistics Division
Labour Force Survey Program

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