The Labour Force Survey covers the Off-reserve, civilian non-institutional population of Canada.
Labour characteristics of the On-reserve Aboriginal population are available only from the Census
of Canada, carried out at 5-year intervals. See BC STATS Aboriginal Statistical Profiles.
The Labour Force Survey is a sample survey and estimates are subject to both sampling and
non-sampling errors. See Statistics Canada's Guide to the Labour Force Survey.
Aboriginal identity: Persons who reported identifying with at least one Aboriginal group,
i.e. North American Indian, Métis or Inuit. This is based on the individual's own perception
of his/her Aboriginal identity, similar to the concept used with the Census.
Goods-producing industries (or goods sector, or goods industries): Includes agriculture;
forestry, fishing, mining, and oil and gas extraction; utilities (electric power, gas and water);
construction; and manufacturing.
Service-producing industries (or service sector or service industries): Includes trade;
transportation and warehousing; finance, insurance, real estate and leasing; professional,
scientific and technical services; management, administrative and other support; educational
services; health care and social assistance; information, culture and recreation; accommodation
and food services; other services; and public administration.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey
Prepared by BC Stats