Accessibility Statistics

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Welcome to the Accessibility Statistics Hub a collaborative initiative to share data on accessibility with the Canadian public.

Please visit Measurement of barriers to accessibility in the seven priority areas set out in the Summary of the Accessible Canada Act and related attitudinal barriers.

Performance Indicator Framework for Accessibility Data

The Performance Indicator Framework (PIF) for Accessibility Data represents the Government of Canada's approach to measuring progress in the identification, removal, and prevention of barriers to accessibility over time. Performance indicators to measure the identification and removal of barriers to accessible employment, information and communication technologies, and transportation have been developed.

The following data were collected by the 2022 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD).

Employment

For measurement purposes, accessible employment means a barrier-free experience for people with disabilities in all phases of the employment journey from hiring, to progressing in their career, all the way to retirement. To learn more, visit A Performance Indicator Framework for Accessibility Data: Employment.

Labour market opportunities
Labour market opportunities
Indicator Percent Data source
Employment rate for persons with disabilities aged 25 to 64 years 61.8 Table 13-10-0377-01
Proportion of employed persons with disabilities with full-time employment 78.9 Table 13-10-0882-01
Proportion of persons with disabilities who are self-employed 13.9 Table 13-10-0883-01
Proportion of persons with disabilities who do not work due to lack of available transportation 21.4 Table 13-10-0888-01
Proportion of employed persons with disabilities who are overqualified for their position 19.6 Table 13-10-0890-01
Proportion of persons with disabilities who are employed in involuntarily part-time work 34.3 Table 13-10-0892-01
Proportion of persons with disabilities who are discouraged workers 5.2 Table 13-10-0891-01
Proportion of persons with disabilities who have a difficulty changing jobs or securing a promotion due to their disability 39.2 Table 13-10-0886-01
Work potential
Work potential
Indicator Number of persons Data source
Persons with disabilities with work potential 741,280 Table 13-10-0895-01
Workplace accommodations
Workplace accommodations
Indicator Percent Data source
Persons with disabilities whose required workplace accommodations have been provided 64.4 Table 13-10-0896-01
Proportion of persons with disabilities who feel uncomfortable asking for accommodations 45.1E Table 13-10-0887-01
E - Use with caution

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

For measurement purposes, accessible ICT means barrier-free access to information and communication technologies like smart phones, computers, television, assistive devices and so on for people with disabilities. To learn more, visit A Performance Indicator Framework for Accessibility Data: Information and Communication Technologies.

ICT assistive aids, devices, and technologies
ICT assistive aids, devices, and technologies
Indicator Number of persons Percent Data source
Persons with disabilities who have required ICT assistive aids, devices, and technologies 2,535,950 66.0 Table 13-10-0377-01
Persons with disabilities who do not have required ICT-related aids and assistive devices due to cost 637,710 73.9 Table 13-10-0377-01
Access to internet
Access to internet
Indicator Number of persons Percent Data source
Persons with disabilities who have access to broadband internet 6,776,540 85.4 Table 13-10-0889-01
Infographics - Accessibility

Infographics

Infographics provide quick overviews to help you understand key information from surveys and other data collection activities.

Analysis

Find Statistics Canada analysis on accessibility and disability at Statistics by subject: Disability.

Canadian Survey on Disability: 2017 Data Visualization Tool

Explore a Canadian Survey on Disability: 2017 Data visualization tool on disability rates by age and sex for provinces and territories based on data from the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability.

Legislation, regulations, and standards

Find out more information about regulations, policies, and standards related to accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Legislation

Regulations and policies

Standards