Appendix 1
Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) Record Layout, 2008

Text table 3
External cross-sectional person file (ec2008pr)
Variable name Type Size Field Start position Long name
pucpid26 Character 7 1 1 Cross-sectional random person identifier
puchid25 Character 7 2 8 Cross-sectional random household identifier
d31fam26 Character 2 3 15 Economic family identifier
d31cf26 Character 2 4 17 Census family identifier
year99 Numeric 4 5 19 reference year
wtcsld26 Decimal 10.4 6 23 Regular integrated cross-sectional weight for SLID
ecage26 Numeric 3 7 33 Person's age , reference year, external cross-sectional file
ecsex99 Character 1 8 36 Sex of respondent on external cross-sectional files
ecyob26 Numeric 4 9 37 Person's year of birth on external cross-sectional files
marst26 Character 2 10 41 Marital status of person as of December 31 of reference year
mjacg26 Character 1 11 43 Person's major activity at end of reference year, group
fslac26 Character 1 12 44 Flag - Person is living with adult children (25+), reference year
fslsp26 Character 1 13 45 Flag - Person living with spouse in reference year
immst15 Character 1 14 46 Flag - Person is an immigrant
yrimmg26 Character 1 15 47 Number of years since person immigrated to Canada, group
disabs26 Character 1 16 48 Flag - Disability status for the reference year
pvreg25 Character 2 17 49 Province of residence group, household, December 31, reference year
uszga25 Character 1 18 51 Adjusted size of area of residence
hhsz25 Numeric 2 19 52 Number of persons in household as of December 31 of reference year
hhcomp25 Character 1 20 54 Household composition as of December 31 of reference year
condm25 Numeric 8 21 55 Monthly condominium fee paid by household for dwelling
dwltyp25 Character 1 22 63 Type of dwelling
dwtenr25 Character 1 23 64 Ownership of dwelling
repa25 Character 1 24 65 Repairs dwelling needed
suit25 Character 1 25 66 Flag - Dwelling suitable, according to National Occupancy Standard
mortg25 Character 1 26 67 Flag - There is a mortgage on the dwelling
mortgm25 Numeric 8 27 68 Monthly mortgage payments, excluding property taxes
rentm25 Numeric 8 28 76 Regular monthly rent paid by the household for the dwelling
multj28 Character 1 29 84 Flag - Multiple job holder in any month in reference year
nbjbs28 Numeric 2 30 85 Number of jobs held during reference year
alfst28 Character 2 31 87 Annual labour force status
ml01v28 Character 2 32 89 Monthly labour force status: January
ml02v28 Character 2 33 91 Monthly labour force status: February
ml03v28 Character 2 34 93 Monthly labour force status: March
ml04v28 Character 2 35 95 Monthly labour force status: April
ml05v28 Character 2 36 97 Monthly labour force status: May
ml06v28 Character 2 37 99 Monthly labour force status: June
ml07v28 Character 2 38 101 Monthly labour force status: July
ml08v28 Character 2 39 103 Monthly labour force status: August
ml09v28 Character 2 40 105 Monthly labour force status: September
ml10v28 Character 2 41 107 Monthly labour force status: October
ml11v28 Character 2 42 109 Monthly labour force status: November
ml12v28 Character 2 43 111 Monthly labour force status: December
wksem28 Numeric 2 44 113 Total number of weeks employed during reference year
wksnlf28 Numeric 2 45 115 Total number of weeks not in the labour force during reference year
wksuem28 Numeric 2 46 117 Total number of weeks unemployed during reference year
fpdwk28 Character 1 47 119 Flag - Person was a paid worker during reference year
fsein28 Character 1 48 120 Flag - Self-employed incorporated job in reference year
fseui28 Character 1 49 121 Flag - Self-employed unincorporated job in reference year
alhrp28 Numeric 4 50 122 Total hours paid all jobs during reference year
mtlswk28 Numeric 3 51 126 Number of months since person last worked
scsum28 Character 2 52 129 Yearly summary of schedules of jobs during the reference year
cmphrw28 Decimal 6.2 53 131 Composite hourly wage all paid jobs in reference year
rcvcmp28 Character 1 54 137 Flag - Received compensation during reference year
yrxfte11 Numeric 2 55 138 Number of years of work experience, full-year full-time
jobdur1 Numeric 3 56 140 Duration of job up to the end of current reference year (months)
clwkr1 Character 2 57 143 Class of worker in reference year
prmjb1 Character 1 58 145 Flag - Permanent job
reanp1 Character 2 59 146 Reason why this job is not permanent
awh12v5 Decimal 5.1 60 148 Average weekly hours at job in December
fllprt1 Character 1 61 153 Flag - Job was full-time in reference year
reaisc1 Character 2 62 154 Reason for irregular work schedule at end of the year
reawpt1 Character 2 63 156 Reason why person worked less than 30 hours per week
scdtyp1 Character 2 64 158 Type of work schedule at end of year for given job
tothrp1 Numeric 4 65 160 Total hours paid at this job in reference year
typpt1 Character 1 66 164 Type of part time work at this job for reference year
wkhm1 Character 1 67 165 Flag - Person regularly worked at home for this job
hrwkhm1 Decimal 5.1 68 166 Hours per week worked at home for job
nocg2e6 Character 2 69 171 NOC-S 2006; NOC-S 2001 (End of reference year)
manag1 Character 1 70 173 Flag - Job was perceived as managerial
superv1 Character 1 71 174 Flag - Job involved supervising employees
imphwe1 Decimal 6.2 72 175 Hourly wage at end of job or end of reference year
penpln1 Character 1 73 181 Flag - Has pension plan with this job in reference year
uncoll1 Character 1 74 182 Flag - Union member or covered by collective agreement
muloc10 Character 1 75 183 Flag - Employer operates at more than one location
n07c3g10 Character 2 76 184 Grouping 3, industry code of employer based on NAICS 2007
nbema10 Character 1 77 186 Number of employees at all locations
nbempl1 Character 1 78 187 Number of employees at person's place of work
pubpv10 Character 1 79 188 Flag - Employer is in public or private sector
alimo42 Numeric 8 80 189 Support payments received
alip42 Numeric 8 81 197 Support payments paid
atinc42 Numeric 8 82 205 After-tax income
capgn42 Numeric 8 83 213 Taxable capital gains
ccar42 Numeric 8 84 221 Child care expenses
chfed42 Numeric 8 85 229 Total of federal child benefits (CCTB, WIS, NCBS)
chprv42 Numeric 8 86 237 Total provincial child benefits
chtxb42 Numeric 8 87 245 Total federal and provincial child benefits
cpqpp42 Numeric 8 88 253 Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) benefits
cqpc42 Numeric 8 89 261 Canada and Quebec Pension Plan contributions
earng42 Numeric 8 90 269 Earnings
eipr42 Numeric 8 91 277 Employment Insurance contributions
fditx42 Numeric 8 92 285 Federal income tax
fmse42 Numeric 8 93 293 Farm self-employment net income including farm program
gi42 Numeric 8 94 301 Guaranteed Income Supplement
gstxc42 Numeric 8 95 309 Federal GST/HST Credit, excludes provincial sales tax credit
gtr42 Numeric 8 96 317 Government transfers, federal and provincial
inctx42 Numeric 8 97 325 Income tax, federal plus provincial
inva42 Numeric 8 98 333 Investment income
majri42 Character 2 99 341 Major source of income
mbinc42 Numeric 8 100 343 Disposable income for Market Basket Measure (MBM)
medx42 Numeric 8 101 351 Direct medical expenses
mtinc42 Numeric 8 102 359 Market income
nfmse42 Numeric 8 103 367 Non-farm self-employment net income
oas42 Numeric 8 104 375 Old Age Security pension
oasgi42 Numeric 8 105 383 Total of Old Age Security benefits
ogovtr42 Numeric 8 106 391 Other government transfers
ottxm42 Numeric 8 107 399 Other (other) income
pen42 Numeric 8 108 407 Private retirement pensions. Includes pension income splitting
pengiv42 Numeric 8 109 415 Pension Income Splitting (Transferee)
penrec42 Numeric 8 110 423 Pension income transfered from spouse (received)
phpr42 Numeric 8 111 431 Public health insurance premiums
prpen42 Numeric 8 112 439 Private retirement pensions
pvitx42 Numeric 8 113 447 Provincial income tax
pvtxc42 Numeric 8 114 455 Provincial tax credits
rppc42 Numeric 8 115 463 Registered pension plan contributions
rspwi42 Numeric 8 116 471 RRSP withdrawals
sapis42 Numeric 8 117 479 Social Assistance
semp42 Numeric 8 118 487 Self-employment net income
ttinc42 Numeric 8 119 495 Total income before taxes
uccb42 Numeric 8 120 503 Universal child care benefit
udpd42 Numeric 8 121 511 Union dues (and other professional premiums)
uiben42 Numeric 8 122 519 Employment Insurance benefits
wgsal42 Numeric 8 123 527 Wages and salaries before deductions
wkrcp42 Numeric 8 124 535 Workers' compensation benefits
atbus20 Character 1 125 543 Flag - Attended business or commercial school in reference year
atcc20 Character 1 126 544 Flag - Attended college or applied arts technical institution, reference year
atcegp20 Character 1 127 545 Flag - Attended CEGEP in reference year
atelhi20 Character 1 128 546 Flag - Attended high school in reference year
attrd20 Character 1 129 547 Flag - Person attended trade school in reference year
atuniv20 Character 1 130 548 Flag - Person attended university in reference year
cmphi20 Character 1 131 549 Flag - Person completed high school in reference year
fllprt20 Character 1 132 550 Flag - Person full-time student during reference year
rccoll20 Character 1 133 551 Flag - Received certificate\diploma from college/business/trade/vocation/CEGEP, reference year
rcuniv20 Character 1 134 552 Flag - Received university degree/certificate/diploma, reference year
studtf26 Character 1 135 553 Flag - Attending school, college, CEGEP or university, in reference year
cmphi18 Character 1 136 554 Flag - Person completed high school
dgcoll18 Character 1 137 555 Flag - Ever received non-university post-secondary certificate/diploma
dguniv18 Character 1 138 556 Flag - Ever received university degree/certificate/diploma (from below Bachelor to PhD)
encoll18 Character 1 139 557 Flag - Ever enrolled non-university training
enuniv18 Character 1 140 558 Flag - Person has ever enrolled in university
hleveg18 Character 2 141 559 Highest level of education of person, 1st grouping
yrcoll18 Decimal 4.1 142 561 Number Years completed at college/technical institution/trade/vocational/CEGEP
yrelhi18 Decimal 4.1 143 565 Number of years completed at elementary and high school
yrpsec18 Decimal 4.1 144 569 Number of years of postsecondary schooling completed
yrrnug18 Character 2 145 573 Year received recent non-university postsecondary diploma, 5 years interview, group
yrrung18 Character 2 146 575 Year received highest university degree, 5 year interview, group
yrschl18 Decimal 4.1 147 577 Number of years of schooling completed by person (elementary, high school, post secondary)
yruniv18 Decimal 4.1 148 581 Number of years of university person has completed
pucpid26 Character 7 1 1 Cross-sectional random person identifier
puchid25 Character 7 2 8 Cross-sectional random household identifier
d31fam26 Character 2 3 15 Economic family identifier
d31cf26 Character 2 4 17 Census family identifier
year99 Numeric 4 5 19 reference year
wtcsld26 Decimal 10.4 6 23 Regular integrated cross-sectional weight for SLID
ecage26 Numeric 3 7 33 Person's age , reference year, external cross-sectional file
ecsex99 Character 1 8 36 Sex of respondent on external cross-sectional files
ecyob26 Numeric 4 9 37 Person's year of birth on external cross-sectional files
marst26 Character 2 10 41 Marital status of person as of December 31 of reference year
mjacg26 Character 1 11 43 Person's major activity at end of reference year, group
fslac26 Character 1 12 44 Flag - Person is living with adult children (25+), reference year
fslsp26 Character 1 13 45 Flag - Person living with spouse in reference year
immst15 Character 1 14 46 Flag - Person is an immigrant
yrimmg26 Character 1 15 47 Number of years since person immigrated to Canada, group
disabs26 Character 1 16 48 Flag - Disability status for the reference year
pvreg25 Character 2 17 49 Province of residence group, household, December 31, reference year
uszga25 Character 1 18 51 Adjusted size of area of residence
hhsz25 Numeric 2 19 52 Number of persons in household as of December 31 of reference year
hhcomp25 Character 1 20 54 Household composition as of December 31 of reference year
condm25 Numeric 8 21 55 Monthly condominium fee paid by household for dwelling
dwltyp25 Character 1 22 63 Type of dwelling
dwtenr25 Character 1 23 64 Ownership of dwelling
repa25 Character 1 24 65 Repairs dwelling needed
suit25 Character 1 25 66 Flag - Dwelling suitable, according to National Occupancy Standard
mortg25 Character 1 26 67 Flag - There is a mortgage on the dwelling
NOC-S: National Occupational Classification for Statistics
NAICS: North American Industry Classification System
CCTB: Canada Child Tax Benefits
WIS: Working Income Supplement
NCBS: National Child Benefit Supplement
GST: Goods and services tax
HST: Harmonized sales tax
RRSP: Registered retirement savings plan
CEGEP: General and vocational college (Quebec)
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