Labour and employment data
Find statistics and analysis on the labour force, employment issues (such as hours worked, number of employees and payrolls) and income. Learn more about the various surveys conducted by Statistics Canada and access the data. You will also find internationally comparable data available from the International Labour Office.
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General labour data
Access local, national and international labour and wage statistics.
- Labour-related statistics
Browse Statistics Canada resources on the labour market activities of the Canadian population.
- Labour data from the census
Get labour data based on information collected in the 2011 Census.
- Labour market information
Find information on local wage rates and regional hiring news and events to help you understand the trends in your area.
- Wages specific to occupation and location
How much should you be paying your employees? Use this free resource to find average wage standards based on occupation and location.
- Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council - Labour Market Information
Find information on the tourism industry including number of people employed, salaries, labour shortages, certification, and human resource trends.
- LABORSTA – International Labour Statistics Database
Access and compare international labour data for over 200 countries or territories.
- International Labor Comparisons by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Compare international labour data from major industrial countries.
Labour force survey
A key source of information on what is happening in Canada's labour market is Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey. The data from the survey is available in various forms. Summary data from the Labour Force Survey is available free of charge, but you will have to pay for more detailed data.
- Labour Force Information
Read this free monthly publication for the most current labour market statistics.
- Labour force characteristics — summary table (Atlantic Canada)
Get free labour force statistics and employment rates for Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, as well as for Canada as a whole.
- Customized labour force survey data reports — CANSIM
Create customized statistical reports on the Canadian labour force, using data from Statistics Canada.
Survey of employment, payrolls and hours
Use these statistics to get detailed information on the total number of paid employees in Canada, the company payrolls and the number of hours worked, sorted by industry, province and territory.
- Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours — Summary Tables
Get detailed information on the total number of paid employees, earnings and hours worked by business size, industry, province and territory. Economic indicators are also included.
- Customized Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours Reports — CANSIM
Create customized statistical reports (for a fee) using data from Statistics Canada on employment, earnings and hours worked.
Survey of labour and income dynamics
Get information on the number of Canadians who are employed, the types of jobs they have and what their salaries are, compared to what they were in the past. This information can help you to choose your market and price your goods or services to suit your customers.
- Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics — A Survey Overview
Learn about this important source of income data for Canadian families, households and individuals.
- Survey of labour and income dynamics — summary tables
Get various labour and income related statistics such as average incomes by sex, work pattern, and family type.
- Customized survey of labour and income dynamics reports – CANSIM
Create customized statistical reports using data on labour and income from Statistics Canada.
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