Insights on Canadian Society

Debt and assets among senior Canadian families

by Sharanjit Uppal

Release date: April 3, 2019

Using data from the Survey of Financial Security (SFS), this article looks at changes in debt, assets and net worth among senior Canadian families over the period from 1999 to 2016. It also examines changes in the debt-to-income ratio and the debt-to-asset ratio of senior families with debt.

The labour force in Canada and its regions: Projections to 2036

by Laurent Martel

Release date: March 20, 2019

In this study, data from the Demosim microsimulation model are used to assess the labour force participation rate of Canadians in 2036 under various scenarios of population growth and participation rates by age. In addition, the article provides an overview of the ethnocultural characteristics of persons who will be in the labour force in 2036, as well as an overview of regional differences in the characteristics of the labour force that may exist in 2036.

Living alone in Canada

by Jackie Tang, Nora Galbraith and Johnny Truong

Release date: March 6, 2019

This study uses the Census of Population and the 2017 General Social Survey on Family to examine the characteristics of the population living alone in Canada. The demographic, socioeconomic and housing characteristics of persons who live alone are examined, as well as their conjugal history, family relationships, and well-being indicators.

Results from the 2016 Census: Long commutes to work by car

by Tetyana Yaropud, Jason Gilmore and Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté

Release date: February 25, 2019

Commuting is a fact of life for millions of Canadians. Using data from the 2016 Census on place of work and commuting, this study examines the characteristics of those who spend at least 60 minutes travelling to work, with a focus on those who commute by car, truck or van (or “car commuters”).

Results from the 2016 Census: Syrian refugees who resettled in Canada in 2015 and 2016

by René Houle

Release date: February 12, 2019

In this study, data from the 2016 Census are used to examine the sociodemographic profile and employment
situation of Syrian refugees who resettled in Canada between January 1, 2015, and May 10, 2016, and who
were still living in Canada at the time of the census. Data from the 2016 Longitudinal Immigration Database
(IMDB) are also used to examine the income situation in 2016 of refugees who were admitted to Canada in
November and December 2015.

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