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Labour Force Survey: 2015 revisions

Released: 2016-01-26

With this release, occupation estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) have been reclassified to the 2011 National Occupational Classification from the 2006 National Occupational Classification for Statistics.

New CANSIM tables have been created for all occupation-related series and are available from the start of each respective series. The list of occupation tables is now available.

At the same time, industry estimates have been reclassified to the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) from the 2007 NAICS. This change does not affect the CANSIM tables for the LFS as there were only minor changes at the four-digit level.

In addition, as is the standard practice, the LFS seasonally adjusted estimates for the previous three years have been revised using the latest seasonal factors. These revised estimates for 2013 to 2015 are now available in CANSIM.

  Note to readers

The CANSIM tables will be released according to the following schedule:

January 26

Seasonally adjusted CANSIM tables: 282-0087 to 282-0089, 282-0092, 282-0094, 282-0100, 282-0135, 282-0136 and 282-0155.

2011 National Occupational Classification CANSIM tables: 279-0040, 282-0141, 282-0142, 282-0144, 282-0146 to 282-0148, 282-0150 to 282-0152, 282-0154, 282-0156 to 282-0167.

January 27

CANSIM tables 282-0143, 282-0145, 282-0149 and 282-0153.

Next Labour Force Survey release

The January Labour Force Survey estimates will be released on February 5.

Contact information

For more information, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300;

To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Vincent Ferrao (613-951-4750;, Labour Statistics Division.

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