Changes in Employment Survey (CIES)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 1993

Reference period of change - January 1995 to March 1997 (Cohort 1, ROE job separation dates from July 1, 1995 to September 30, 1995)

The Canadian Out of Employment Panel Survey was re-designed as the Changes in Employment Survey. The re-designed survey had changes in the sample design and content to allow a more complete picture of the population of individuals experiencing a loss or change of employment.

Sampling - The main changes to the sample design compared to Canadian Out of Employment Panel Survey 1995 are as follows: all individuals who are issued an ROE in the reference period are included in the new design whereas under the 1995 design, only individuals whose ROE was issued for particular reasons were included; and the reference periods for the new design are consecutive quarters, giving complete coverage across time whereas for the 1995 design, two discrete time periods were selected.

Collection instrument - The main change to the content compared to COEP 1995 is as follows: information is collected about all employers the individual worked for during the reference period whereas under the 1995 design, information was only collected for the ROE employer, the next employer and the current employer.

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