New census data to shed light on Canada’s labor force and commuting habits – National | PKBNEWS

A new Statistics Canada census release on Wednesday is expected to shed some light on how people got to work last year and what kind of jobs they were doing.

A notable development in the Canadian economy last year was the tightening labor market, and there are still nearly a million job vacancies across the country.

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The census release will provide insight into commuting patterns in the spring of 2021, when many were working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions and occupational health and safety measures.

According to a StatCan report released this summer, about 22% of employees were working from home in December 2021.

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Wednesday’s new data also details Canadians’ education levels, as well as the right to instruction in a minority language.

This is the first time the statistical agency has collected data on the number of children eligible for an education in English in Quebec and an education in French in the rest of the country.

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