Time arriving at work of experienced labour force person

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


Time arriving at work refers to the time of day at which a person usually arrives at their place of work.

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.


This variable applies only to those persons whose workplace location in Canada was not their home.

This concept allows users to analyze high and low traffic volume travel times across Canada, within provinces, and within lower levels of geography.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

This standard is compatible with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's "Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2010 Censuses of Population and Housing", 2006, related to commuting to work. The report states that countries may wish to collect information on the distance travelled to work on a daily basis and the time taken with a view to monitoring the extent to which persons are living at greater distances from their work places and the impact which traffic congestion has on the time taken to get to work. This standard, in combination with Time leaving for work, can be used to calculate the time taken.


Additional information


Relation to previous version

  • Time arriving at work of experienced labour force person June 15, 2015 to current

    This is the current standard.

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