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Income in Canada


This report examines family income and low income in Canada. The data prior to 1996 are drawn from the Survey of Consumer Finances. Beginning with 1996, the data are taken from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics.

It should be noted that this report, for the first time, analyses family income on the basis of medians. Previous years referred to average incomes. All the figures included in this report (unless otherwise stated) are sample survey estimates. To factor in inflation when comparing income levels across time, all the income estimates are expressed in constant dollars of 2004.

A follow-up report, to be published shortly, will focus on low-wage workers and persons in low income families.

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