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Moderator at 12:32:25
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Moderator at 12:37:43
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Hélène Maheux at 12:38:47
Hi Farzana Khan,
Thank you for your interest in the census data. On our website, you can consult the 2016 Census profile to get information about your community. Unfortunately, we do not have Scarborough as a whole, but we do have information on six federal electoral districts of Scarborough.
Data on education are not yet available. They will be released on November 29, 2017.
Jarod Dobson at 12:39:04
Thank you for your question.
We will be releasing information on the labour force and education characteristics of Canadians on November 29th, 2017. At that time, it will be possible to get information on the sectors of the economy where immigrants are working.
Jean-Pierre Corbeil at 12:39:10
The long-form census questionnaire was sent to a sample of 25% of the Canadian population. In censuses prior to 2011, it was sent to a sample of 20% of the population. All data from the long-form questionnaire are then weighted to make sure they represent the overall Canadian population.
Jarod Dobson at 12:43:38
Thanks for your question.
We will be releasing a Special Interest Profile showing the characteristics of persons with various ethnic origins in the first quarter of 2018.
Moderator at 12:44:53
This chat session is focusing on the topics of immigration and ethnocultural diversity. Aboriginal Peoples data will be covered during the upcoming chat session Monday October 30, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. We hope you can join us and ask your question at that time!
Hélène Maheux at 12:46:10
I am not sure when it will be available at the health region level. We will contact you with the answer via email after the chat session.
Jean-Pierre Corbeil at 12:47:07
Hello! Thank you for the question.
While we do not identify specific locations of census respondents, some information was part of the second census release May 3, 2017. The table Type of Collective Dwelling (16) and Collective Dwellings Occupied by Usual Residents and Population in Collective Dwellings (2) (Catalogue number 98-400-X2016019) presents the counts of colonies and persons living in them.
Other private compilations are available on the internet.
Hélène Maheux at 12:48:23
Thank you for your question. On October 25, we released data tables that include immigrant admission category by applicant type for the CMA/CA level. The different applicant types are only distinguished for economic immigrants.
Kathryn Spence at 12:49:46
Thank you for your question. We do not have any plans to release more data tables at the census tract level. You can request a custom data table for this level of geography.
Moderator at 12:52:51
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, that subject is outside the experts' area of expertise. We will follow up with you by email in the following business days.
Kathryn Spence at 12:57:06
Thank you for your question. Yes, you would have to manually combine all the regions that fall under the Greater Toronto Area or Greater Vancouver Area. You can contact Statistics Canada if you require a custom table for this geography.
Jean-Pierre Corbeil at 12:58:54
Hello, thank you for your question.
Tables by specific income brackets are not currently available. More will be published in the first quarter of 2018. However, your specific requirement might be better addressed with a custom tabulation. If you want to pursue that route, please contact us.
The population in that income table are persons aged 15 years and older living in private households.
Jean-Pierre Corbeil at 13:00:47
Usually, 2016 data are always based on new boundaries. That is why data from previous censuses are often different for the same geography. Statistics Canada's Geography Division is responsible for this subject matter. I strongly recommend that you contact Statistics Canada for more details.
Hélène Maheux at 13:01:44
Thank you for your question. We do not distinguish between spouses, fiancés, common-law partners or conjugal partners in the sponsored spouses or partners program. However, we do have data tables that show the number of immigrants who landed from 1980 to 2016 under the sponsored spouses or partners program by gender and age at the provincial and territorial level. We also have data tables that show the number of immigrants sponsored by family who landed from 1980 to 2016 by gender, age and place of birth. For a custom tabulation that includes place of birth by detailed admission category, please contact us.
Hélène Maheux at 13:02:44
I think this is a very interesting suggestion! We will certainly consider this request once all 2016 Census data are released.
Jean-Pierre Corbeil at 13:02:47
Thank you for your question.
This perspective is not featured in the currently available tables. We could produce custom tables that would show either the income decile thresholds by immigrant status and visible minority group or the composition of income decile groups by immigrant status and visible minority group.
Kathryn Spence at 13:03:56
Thank you for your question. Currently there are no plans to release data to compare place of birth back to 2001. You can request a custom table that aggregates the place of birth variable to compare over time.
Moderator at 13:04:55
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Kathryn Spence at 13:07:37
Thank you for your question. Refugee claimants are included in the non-permanent resident category, which also includes persons with a work permit and/or study permit. There is no information specifically for the refugee claimants by place of birth.
Moderator at 13:08:26
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Jean-Pierre Corbeil at 13:09:13
Thank you for your interest in our data.
I am not aware of a specific connector designed to access our tables. You might have to download some tables in a CSV format and then read them in.
Tableau user communities might be able to help you design a connector (possibly to interface with the xml SMDX format we offer for most of our Census tables).
Hélène Maheux at 13:12:07
Hello again dml5!
Thank you for your interest in census data. We will be releasing more data tables in 2018 that could answer your question. If you require this data earlier, please contact us for custom tabulations.
Jarod Dobson at 13:13:42
In the 2016 Census data released this week, we have tables showing both region and specific country of birth, as well as broad and specific ethnic origins. Here is a link to a table showing information by place of birth and another link to a table showing data by ethnic origin.
Eric Olson at 13:14:57
If you want tables by occupation, there will be some disseminated with the November 29 release of the Education, Labour, Journey to work, Language of work, Mobility and migration topics.
These tables may not address your specific request, however. Additional tables are planned for early 2018 but custom tabulations may be required for this specific topic.
Hélène Maheux at 13:16:20
Hello Farzana Khan,
Thank you for your follow-up. Yes, you can add them together to get an estimate of Scarborough. You could also request a custom tabulation for this geography.
Jarod Dobson at 13:17:58
Thank you for your question,
The cost for custom tables can vary depending on the level of complexity and the size. The best way to know would be to send an email to STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca
I hope this answers your question.
Jarod Dobson at 13:19:47
We're still finalizing the specifications of the 2016 Special Interest Profile for ethnic origins, but here is a link to a similar table that we produced for the 2011 National Household Survey. The table that we're going to be producing should look very similar to this 2011 table.
dml5 at 13:19:36
Do students still have free access to the data tables?
dml5 at 13:22:55
What were the black immigration levels between 2011 and 2016? Any African countries? Hélène Maheux at 13:12:01 It is possible to find the number of recent immigrants who arrived between 2011 and 2016 and who are Black in this data table. Do not hesitate to contact Statistics Canada to get more detailed data on this population ______________________________ Thanks but there wasn't a link to a table with this response :) Can I get the link?
bethany.white at 13:26:33
The link the 2011 data table (special interest profile) provided in a response below from Kathryn Spence does not work (error 404) - could you send me a new link?
hunter.lorne at 13:14:53
Is it possible to get data on ethnicity by place of birth?
gautam at 13:29:06
Thank you Moderator, Jean-Pierre, Jarod, Kathyrn, Eric, Helene and fellow participants! First experience and a very interesting one, happy weekend to all! Gautam Nath
Moderator at 13:28:06
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