Labour Market Indicators (LMI)

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Are you participating in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for the first time?

If you received a letter inviting you to participate in the LFS, it means that you are a new participant. We will contact you by phone to conduct the initial interview. In the next few months, you will be asked to complete a shorter LFS survey by electronic questionnaire or by phone.

Have you been invited through email or via a letter to complete your survey online this month?

If you received a letter, you will find your secure access code in the top right corner of the letter in a grey box.

Participants that are invited to complete their survey online can log in to the survey by following the steps below.

Step 1: Visit the electronic questionnaire portal and select Start my survey.

Step 2: Enter your secure access code (you will find this code in the invitation letter or email you previously received from Statistics Canada).

Step 3: Complete the survey.

Are you missing your secure access code, or do you need help?

If you received an invitation letter, make sure that you are using the 16-digit code that is displayed in the top right of the letter under the heading: Log in using your secure access code. For any other questions on how to start your survey please call the number below.


(TTY: 1-800-363-7629)
Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern time

If you use an operator-assisted relay service, you can call us during regular business hours. You do not need to authorize the operator to contact us.


The purpose of this survey is to identify emerging trends in the Canadian labour market. Gathering data on topics such as work locations, types of employment and quality of employment will allow policy makers to address these trends.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes. In addition, information from partially completed or unsaved questionnaires may be retained and used.

Collection period:
  • January 2024: Sunday, January 21 to Tuesday, January 30, 2024
  • February 2024: Sunday, February 18 to Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • March 2024: Sunday, March 17 to Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • April 2024: Sunday, April 21 to Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • May 2024: Sunday, May 19 to Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • June 2024: Sunday, June 16 to Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • July 2024: Sunday, July 21 to Tuesday, July 27, 2024
  • August 2024: Sunday, August 18 to Tuesday, August 27, 2024
  • September 2024: Sunday, September 22 to Tuesday, October 1, 2024
  • October 2024: Sunday, October 20 to Tuesday, October 29, 2024
  • November 2024: Sunday, November 17 to Tuesday, November 26, 2024
  • December 2024: Sunday, December 14 to Tuesday, December 23, 2024
Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire and telephone interview
Survey participation:
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

  • Record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about

    • working from home
    • quality of employment.
  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search box located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

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