Canadian Household Panel Survey (CHPS)

Detailed information for 2007 (Labour Force Survey supplement)





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The purpose of this survey is to collect information about how jobs, education, health, and families affect people's lives.

Data release - No data will be released.


This supplement to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) will result in a database of respondents who were rotated out of the LFS sample for the month of September 2007. These respondents will be contacted in a year's time to participate in the Living in Canada Pilot Survey.

The objectives of this LFS supplement is to gather a sample for a new longitudinal pilot survey that will be launched about how jobs, education, health and families affect people's lives.


  • Education, training and learning
  • Families, households and housing
  • Health
  • Household, family and personal income
  • Income, pensions, spending and wealth
  • Occupations

Data sources and methodology

Target population

The target population is made up of respondents who rotated out of LFS in September 2007.

The LFS covers the civilian, non-institutionalised population 15 years of age and over. It is conducted nationwide, in both the provinces and the territories. Excluded from the survey's coverage are: persons living on reserves and other Aboriginal settlements in the provinces; full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the institutionalized population. These groups together represent an exclusion of less than 2% of the Canadian population aged 15 and over.


This is a sample survey with a longitudinal design.

The first panel will be made up of the 1000 respondent households who are rotating out of LFS in September 2007.

Data sources

Data collection for this reference period: 2007-09-16 to 2007-09-25

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

At the end of the collection of LFS data, this supplement will inform the respondent about their selection to a pilot survey called Living in Canada Pilot Survey and that they will be contacted a year from now. Given that people are not always residing at the same address or that their phone number may change over one year, this supplement is asking for an additional contact person in order to increase the chance that the respondent will be found (for tracing purposes).

View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

In order to prevent any data disclosure, confidentiality analysis is done using the Statistics Canada Generalized Disclosure Control System (G-Confid). G-Confid is used for primary suppression (direct disclosure) as well as for secondary suppression (residual disclosure). Direct disclosure occurs when the value in a tabulation cell is composed of or dominated by few enterprises while residual disclosure occurs when confidential information can be derived indirectly by piecing together information from different sources or data series.

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