Experienced labour force 15 years and over by industry, by province and territory (2006 Census)

Experienced labour force 15 years and over by industry, by province and territory (2006 Census)
Definitions
 
Experienced labour force: Persons who, during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16,2006), were employed and the unemployed who had last worked for pay or in self employment in either 2005 or 2006. The experienced labour force can also be derived by excluding from the labour force those unemployed persons 15 years of age and over who have never worked or who had last worked prior to January 1,2005 only.
 
Industry (based on the 2002 North American Industry Classification System ) : Refers to the general nature of the business carried out in the establishment where the person worked. If the person did not have a job during the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to enumeration (May 16,2006), the data relate to the job of longest duration since January 1,2005. Persons with two or more jobs were required to report the information for the job at which they worked the most hours. The 2006 Census industry data are produced according to the 2002 NAICS. The NAICS provides enhanced industry comparability among the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trading partners (Canada, United States and Mexico). This classification consists of a systematic and comprehensive arrangement of industries structured into 20 sectors, 103 subsectors and 328 industry groups. The criteria used to create these categories are similarity of input structures, labour skills or production processes used by the establishment. For further information on the classification, see North American Industry Classification System, Canada, 2002, Catalogue no. 12-501-XPE.

The 2002 NAICS is a revision of the 1997 NAICS. The 1997 NAICS was used to classify industry data in the 2001 Census. In order to compare industry data based on the 2002 NAICS to data based on the 1997 NAICS, the variable Industry (historical) should be used.