Canadian Income Survey (CIS)

Low income lines of geographic area, value

Low income lines refers to methods of calculating threshold of low income. They include Low Income measure (LIM) threshold, Low Income cut-offs (LICOs) before and after tax and market basket measure (MBM).

Geographic area refers to areas whose boundaries are specifically delimited in accordance with well-defined concepts and which, in total, cover the entire landmass of Canada. It excludes Canadian territorial enclaves abroad.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Canadian dollar at 2016 constant prices
  • Canadian dollar at current prices
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