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New census data to shed light on Canada’s labour force, commuting habits – National

A new census release from Statistics Canada Wednesday is expected to shed 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 of the labour market, and there are still nearly one million job vacancies across the country.

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The census release will provide a snapshot of commuting habits in the spring of 2021, when many were working from home because of COVID-19 restrictions and workplace health and safety measures.

According to a StatCan report published in the summer, about 22 per cent of employees worked from home in December 2021.

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

It’s the first time the statistics agency has collected data on how many children are eligible for an English education in Quebec, and a French education in the rest of the country.


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