Residence on or off reserve of person

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on June 15, 2015.

Definition

Residence on or off reserve refers to whether the person's usual place of residence is in a census subdivision (CSD) that is defined as 'on reserve' or 'off reserve'.

On reserve includes six census subdivision (CSD) types legally affiliated with First Nations or Indian bands, i.e., Indian reserve (IRI), Indian settlement (S-É) (except for the four Indian settlements of Champagne Landing 10, Klukshu, Two Mile and Two and One-Half Mile Village, and Kloo Lake located in Yukon), Indian government district (IGD), terres réservées aux Cris (TC), terres réservées aux Naskapis (TK) and Nisga'a land (NL).

Off reserve includes all CSDs in Canada not defined as on reserve.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

There are no relevant internationally recognized standards as this variable relates to a law that is specific to Canada, the Indian Act of Canada.

Classifications

Relation to previous version

  • Residence on or off reserve of person June 15, 2015 to current

    This departmental standard replaces the recommended standard 'Area of residence: On reserve of person'. The concept has been renamed 'Residence on or off reserve'.

  • Area of residence: On reserve of person May 08, 2013 to June 14, 2015

    This standard was replaced by the 'Residence on or off reserve of person' as of June 15, 2015.

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