Monday, August 3, 2015

Interprovincial employment numbers, 2002 to 2011

Statistics Canada has released a new report on interprovincial employment from 2002 to 2011. Interprovincial employment occurs when workers declare residency in one province but work in another. About 3% of workers (or some 400,000 people) are interprovincial workers, although the numbers swing with economic booms and busts.

The results are not particularly surprising, with interprovincial employment being more common among residents in Atlantic provinces and Quebec/Ontario than the western provinces. Ontario, Alberta, Quebec and British Columbia were the biggest recipients of interprovincial workers (in that order) with Ontario and Alberta far out in front.

The majority of interprovincial workers drew the majority of their income from such work, although there are significant regional variations. Men are two to three times as likely as women to be interprovincial workers.

-- Bob Barnetson

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