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September 2001     Vol. 2, no. 9

CANSIM I: Important notice to clients

Effective September 17, 2001, access to CANSIM I's matrix series view will no longer be available. As of that date, releases in The Daily, as well as tables on the Canadian Statistics Web page, Statistics Canada's on-line catalogue and electronic publications will refer to CANSIM II table numbers only, and no longer to the original CANSIM's matrix numbers.


Pilot Survey on Information Technology Occupations

Data from the Pilot Survey on Information Technology Occupations, 2000: Employee Survey are now available. This experimental survey was conducted on behalf of Human Resources Development Canada to test methods to be used in a future national survey of information technology occupations.


Interprovincial productivity differences, 1996-97

This study makes use of a new database on provincial productivity based on 243 industries of the Canadian business sector for 1996 and 1997. It compares labour productivity levels across provinces, and investigates the extent to which these are due to differences in industrial composition.


Spending patterns in Canada, 1999

Spending patterns in Canada presents analysis and key tables from the annual Survey of Household Spending (which replaces the Survey of Family Expenditures and the Household Facilities and Equipment Survey). The survey collects information about expenditures by households and families in Canada on a wide variety of goods and services.


University tuition fees, 2001/02

Undergraduate arts students will pay an average of 2.1% more in university fees for the 2001/02 academic year. This is the smallest increase since 1978/79, when tuition rose 1.4%.


Household Internet Use Survey, 2000

The public-use microdata file for the 2000 Household Internet Use Survey (HIUS) conducted in January 2001 is now available. The survey provides information on the use of the Internet by Canadian households within the 10 provinces.


Women in Canada: Work chapter updates

The entry of large numbers of women into the paid workforce has been one of the dominant social trends in Canada over the last half century. That is one of the key findings in Women in Canada 2000, the latest edition of Statistics Canada's seminal series of reports on gender trends in Canada.


Survey of Financial Security

The document Survey of Financial Security: Estimating the value of employer pension plan benefits, describes the methodology that the Survey of Financial Security (SFS) will use to estimate the value of employer-sponsored registered pension plan benefits for various groups of people.


The evolving workplace: human resource practices, 1999

Human resource management policies such as training, variable pay and employee involvement practices play important roles in facilitating change in the workplace, according to a new report jointly produced by Human Resources Development Canada and Statistics Canada and based on data from the 1999 Workplace and Employee Survey (WES).


Adult education participation in North America, 1994-1998

Individuals with relatively little schooling and those with poor literacy skills were least likely to participate in adult education programs in Canada and the United States, according to a new study based on the 1994-98 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS).



The 2001 edition of E-STAT, Statistics Canada's free interactive learning tool, contains new features that make it even more user-friendly and versatile for students and teachers. E-STAT 2001 combines a wealth of socio-economic data with a new dynamic multi-dimensional access that makes finding information easier than ever. It includes data from the 1996 Census and historical censuses, as well as the results of the 2000 federal election.


Trends in personal gifts and charitable donations, 1969 to 1997

The study, Generosity in Canada: Trends in personal gifts and charitable donations over three decades, 1969 to 1997, provides information about regional and income quintile patterns in gifts and charitable donations. It reveals that the gap in giving (as a proportion of household income) between low-income and high-income households is narrowing.


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