Aboriginal People and the Labour Market: Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2008-2010
This report draws on data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to examine the labour market outcomes of Aboriginal populations for all ten provinces. 2010marks the fourth 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. The Atlantic Provinces were grouped together for more reliable estimates. Also note that Aboriginal estimates for Quebec are based on a small sample size, and are therefore less reliable at the more detailed levels. The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a monthly household survey that collects information on labour market activity from the civilian, non-institutionalized population 15 years of age and over. The survey uses a rotating sample of approximately 54,000 households, with each household remaining in the sample for six consecutive months.