Portrait of Canada's Labour Force: National Household Survey, 2011 (2013)

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This document offers a look at Canada’s labour force at the time of the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), conducted by Statistics Canada.

The results show an employment rate of 60.9 percent, with Yukon and Alberta showing the highest employment rates in Canada at 69.7 and 69.0 percent respectively. The lowest employment rates were observed in Newfoundland and Labrador, with 50.7 percent, and Nunavut, with 52.1 percent.

In general, employment rate increases with education level. The employment rate for those with university credentials was 81.6 percent, compared to 55.8 percent for those who had no certificate, diploma, or degree.

The three industrial sectors with the largest employment shares in 2011 were retail trade, health and social assistance, and manufacturing. The retail trade sector ranked first among all sectors in terms of its share of total employment at 11.5 percent, accounting for more than 1.9 million workers.

In 2011, the most common occupation among women was retail salesperson, followed by administrative assistant; registered nurse and registered psychiatric nurse; cashier; and elementary school and kindergarten teacher.

Among men, the most common occupation was retail salesperson, followed by transport truck driver; retail and wholesale manager; carpenter; and janitor, caretaker and building superintendent.

Workers aged 55 and over accounted for 18.7 percent of total employment, compared with 15.5 percent in the 2006 census. The employment rate for this age group was 34.9 percent, compared to a rate of 32.2 percent in the 2006 census.

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Statistics Canada. Portrait of Canada's Labour Force: National Household Survey, 2011 2013. Web. 1 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/statistics_canada/portrait_canada_labour_force/portrait_canada_labour_force.pdf>
Statistics Canada (2013). Portrait of Canada's Labour Force: National Household Survey, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/statistics_canada/portrait_canada_labour_force/portrait_canada_labour_force.pdf
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