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Side menu bar Canadian Labour Market at a Glance 71-222-XWE Table of contents Objective and data sources Glossary References User information PDF version

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List of other Statistics Canada labour market related products and services

Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours (SEPH)

Workplace and Employee Survey (WES)

  • The Evolving Workplace Series, occasional — 71-584-M
  • Workplace and Employee Survey Compendium, occasional — 71-585-X
  • The Evolving Workplace: Findings from the Pilot Workplace and Employee Survey, May 1998, occasional — 71-583-X

Employment Insurance Program (EI)

2001 Census

  • 2001 Census: Analysis Series, every 5 years — 96F0030X
  • 2001 Census Catalogue, every 5 years — 92-377-X

Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID)

Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC)

  • Progress and Challenges of New Immigrants in the Workforce, occasional — 89-615-XIE

Other products not specific to a survey

For more information, or for custom or special request, contact:

Labour Statistics Division (LFS, SEPH, WES, EI)
1 866 873-8788
(613) 951-4090

Income Statistics Division (SLID)
1 888 297-7355
(613) 951-7355

1 800 263-1136

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Note of appreciation

Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long-standing cooperation involving 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.


The Canadian Labour Market at a Glance has been prepared by the Labour Statistics Division under the direction of Peter Morrison (Director) and Geoff Bowlby (Chief, Analysis and Special Projects, Labour Force Survey). Contributions from numerous individuals, both in the Labour Statistics Division and elsewhere, have made this product possible. First and foremost, Danielle Zietsma (project manager), Danielle Boucher and Maxine Davidson worked hard and diligently to coordinate and produce this publication.

Special thanks go to the authors who have combined their efforts to paint a relevant and timely portrait of the Canadian labour market: Danielle Zietsma, Jeannine Usalcas, Vincent Ferrao, Dominique Pérusse, Geoff Bowlby, Yves Decady, Helen Fung, Tina Chui, Kelly Tran, Rosalinda Costa and Andy Siggner.

Appreciation is also extended to the analysts and experts at Statistics Canada and elsewhere who gave their invaluable insights and guidance. In particular, thorough reviews were done by Geoff Bowlby, Peter Morrison, Ted Wannell, Richard Dupuy, and Vincent Ferrao.

Thanks to the following people for their essential support in the areas of production and composition, marketing, data and chart verification, style editing and translation: Maxine Davidson, Danielle Boucher, Conrad Jorge, Marc Lévesque, Gisèle Parent, Karine Proulx, and the team of translators.

Finally, Statistics Canada would like to acknowledge the most important contributors to the Canadian Labour Market at a Glance–the respondents to the surveys used in the publication. Our sincere gratitude is extended to these respondents. This report would not have been possible without their co-operation.

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June 2006

Catalogue no. 71-222-XWE

Frequency: Irregular

ISSN 1710-4254


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