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April 2001     Vol. 2, no. 4


Statistics Canada's prime source for disseminating a wealth of up-to-date socio-economic data has a dynamic new version-CANSIM II. Since 1969, CANSIM (the Canadian Socio-economic Information Management database) has been a point of access for tracking trends in virtually every aspect of Canadian life, from demographics to manufacturing to international trade.


Historical labour force statistics, 2000

Historical labour force statistics is an annual publication that provides the seasonally adjusted employment and unemployment statistics presented each month in the media. It includes data going back 10 to 20 years on general labour market characteristics for Canada, the provinces and metropolitan areas.


Job tenure, worker mobility and the youth labour market during the 1990s

This research study examines trends in job stability and the low youth employment rate during the 1990s. According to the study, the 1990s labour market was characterized largely by decreased labour mobility. That is, workers remained longer with their firms than they did during the 1980s. The expected average length of paid jobs increased 36% between the late 1980s and late 1990s.


Employment structure in rural and small town Canada: An overview

This analysis bulletin, the fourteenth in a series profiling trends in rural Canada, uses census data to show the structure and change in employment in rural areas between 1981 and 1996. It is published in collaboration with the Rural Secretariat of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.


Farm families' total income, 1998

Farm families obtained proportionally more income from non-farm sources in 1998 than they did in 1997, according to analysis of data from personal income tax returns. Income from non-farming activities accounted for approximately 71 cents of every dollar in farm family income in 1998, two cents higher than in 1997.


Training as a human resource strategy

The research paper, Training as a human resource strategy: The response to staff shortages and technological change, is now available. The paper examines the ways that innovation and technology use affect the training activities of manufacturing plants. It examines training that is introduced as a response to specific skill shortages versus training that is implemented in response to the introduction of advanced equipment. The study finds that plants that use advanced technology are more likely to have workers in highly skilled occupations, to face greater shortages for these workers, and to train workers in response to these shortages than are plants that do not use advanced technologies.


Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning, 1999

The vast majority of Canadian parents hope their children will get some form of college or university education, according to a new survey. However, in the case of more than half of these children, their parents have not set aside educational savings for their post-secondary schooling.


Annual demographic statistics, 2000

The 2000 edition of Annual demographic statistics provides the most recent population estimates and projections up to 2005 by age group and sex, plus data on births, deaths and migrations. It groups the information by province and territory, census metropolitan area and census division, and also provides data on census families and marriages and divorces.


Coal mining, 1999

Employment in coal mines decreased 12.7% to 7,117, while wages and salaries decreased 9.5% to $425 million in 1999. Employment in mines decreased in all producing provinces. It dropped 11.2% in the export-driven British Columbia mines and 22.1% in the Atlantic provinces, where coal is produced to supply nearby electric power generating stations.


Telecommunications statistics, 1998

Telecommunications continues to be an important employer. In 1998, 95,500 persons were employed in this sector-83,300 full-time workers and 12,100 part-time workers. Labour payments were just over $5.4 billion. Average employee remuneration (based on year-end, full-time equivalent estimates) was just under $60,000, while revenue per employee was approximately $314,000. Revenue per employee was highest in the satellite industry, which also posted the highest average full-time wages, salaries and benefits, followed by wireless providers, resellers and then wired carriers.


General Social Survey: Internet use, 2000

Cycle 14 of the General Social Survey (GSS), conducted during 2000, estimated that 13 million Canadians, or 53% of those aged 15 and over, used the Internet at home, at work or at some other location in the 12 months prior to the survey. This was three times the 1994 rate of 18%.


Networked Canada, 1993 to 1999

The publication Networked Canada provides the first-ever comprehensive statistical profile of Canada's rapidly evolving information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Produced under Statistics Canada's Connectedness program, it examines the growth and performance of the ICT sector on the basis of such variables as economic output, employment, exports, imports, revenues and research and development.


Canada's international investment position, 2000

Canada's international investment position, 2000 gives a detailed account of Canada's assets and liabilities abroad. Useful geographical comparisons, such as Canada's position in relation to European Union countries, are also featured.


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