Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Experienced labour force person

Release date: May 3, 2017


'Experienced labour force person' refers to persons 15 years and over currently in the labour force who are employed or who were employed at some point during a long reference period such as a year or more.

Statistical unit(s)

Person 15 years or over


Not applicable

Reported in

2016 (25% sample); 2011Note 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 (20% sample). For availability prior to 1981, please refer to Appendix 2.0.

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over in private households.

Question number(s)

Derived variable: Questions 30 to 35


Not applicable


For the 2016 Census, the long reference period referred to in the current definition is from January 1, 2015 to May 7, 2016.

See Figure 6.1 for the components of population and labour force status variable.


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