Aboriginal people living off-reserve and the labour market: Estimates from the labour force survey

This report draws on data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to examine the labour market outcomes of
Aboriginal populations living off-reserve for all ten provinces. 2009 marks the third year for which the Aboriginal
identity questions were extended to all provinces in the LFS.1
Although the LFS is a monthly survey, this analysis is based on annual data, which is more reliable for small
populations such as the Aboriginal population. Further, the Atlantic Provinces were grouped together for more
reliable estimates. In spite of this, there are still some estimates, particularly those of unemployment rates that
cannot be reported since they do not meet minimum reliability criteria.

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