Employed person

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on June 21, 2010.


Employed person refers to those who, during the reference period, had a labour force status of "employed". That is, those who, during the reference period:

(a) Did any work at all at a job or business, that is, paid work in the context of an employer-employee relationship, or self-employment. This also includes persons who did unpaid family work, which is defined as unpaid work contributing directly to the operation of a farm, business or professional practice owned and operated by a related member of the same household; or

(b) Had a job but were not at work due to factors such as their own illness or disability, personal or family responsibilities, vacation or a labour dispute. This category excludes persons not at work because they were on layoff or between casual jobs, and those who did not then have a job (even if they had a job to start at a future date).

Relation to previous version

  • Employed person June 21, 2010 to current

    This is the current standard.

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