International Study of Adults (2012) (ISA)

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Section A

Section A - Question identifier:A_R01CAX

I would like to start with some general questions.

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q01a

Can you please tell me in which year you were born?

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q01b

And in which month were you born?

  • 1: January
  • 2: February
  • 3: March
  • 4: April
  • 5: May
  • 6: June
  • 7: July
  • 8: August
  • 9: September
  • 10: October
  • 11: November
  • 12: December
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q01BCA1

Which of the following age groups are you in?

  • 1: Less than 16 years
  • 2: 16-24
  • 3: 25-34
  • 4: 35-44
  • 5: 45-54
  • 6: 55-65
  • 7: 66 and over
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_R01BCA2

Thank you for your time. Unfortunately, this survey focuses on people between 16 and 65 years of age.

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q02ca

Were you born in Canada?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q03a1ca

What is the language that you first learned at home in childhood AND STILL UNDERSTAND?

  • 1: English
  • 2: French
  • 3: Italian
  • 4: Chinese
  • 5: German
  • 6: Portugese
  • 7: Polish
  • 8: Ukrainian
  • 9: Spanish
  • 10: Dutch
  • 11: Punjabi
  • 12: Greek
  • 13: Other - specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_S03a1ca

What language was that?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_N03a1ca

Did the respondent mention more than 1 language?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q03a2ca

What is the second language that you first learned at home in childhood AND STILL UNDERSTAND?

  • 1: English
  • 2: French
  • 3: Italian
  • 4: Chinese
  • 5: German
  • 6: Portugese
  • 7: Polish
  • 8: Ukrainian
  • 9: Spanish
  • 10: Dutch
  • 11: Punjabi
  • 12: Greek
  • 13: Other - specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_S03a2ca

What language was that?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04bca

What language do you speak most often at home?

  • 1: English
  • 2: French
  • 3: Italian
  • 4: Chinese
  • 5: German
  • 6: Portugese
  • 7: Polish
  • 8: Ukrainian
  • 9: Spanish
  • 10: Dutch
  • 11: Punjabi
  • 12: Greek
  • 13: Other - specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_S04bca

What language was that?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04cca

Do you speak any other languages on a regular basis at home?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04cca1

What are these other languages?

  • 1: English
  • 2: French
  • 3: Italian
  • 4: Chinese
  • 5: German
  • 6: Portugese
  • 7: Polish
  • 8: Ukrainian
  • 9: Spanish
  • 10: Dutch
  • 11: Punjabi
  • 12: Greek
  • 13: Other - specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_S04cca1

Specify other language spoken on a regular basis at home.

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04fca

How would you rate your current reading skills in English? Are they...

  • 1: cannot read in English
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04fca

How would you rate your current reading skills in French? Are they...

  • 1: cannot read in French
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04gca

How would you rate your current writing skills in English? Are they...

  • 1: cannot write in English
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04gca

How would you rate your current writing skills in French? Are they...

  • 1: cannot write in French
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04ica

How would you rate your current reading skills in English? Are they...

  • 1: cannot read in English
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04ica

How would you rate your current reading skills in French? Are they...

  • 1: cannot read in French
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04jca

How would you rate your current writing skills in English? Are they...

  • 1: cannot write in English
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04jca

How would you rate your current writing skills in French? Are they...

  • 1: cannot write in French
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04lca1

How would you rate your current ability to speak English? Is it...

À quel niveau situeriez-vous votre capacité actuelle de parler anglais? Est-elle... (PEICA - A_Q04lca1)

  • 1: cannot speak in English
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04lca1

How would you rate your current ability to speak French? Is it...

  • 1: cannot speak in French
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04lca2

How would you rate your current ability to speak French? Is it...

  • 1: cannot speak in French
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section A - Question identifier:A_Q04lca2

How would you rate your current ability to speak English? Is it...

  • 1: cannot speak in English
  • 2: poor
  • 3: fair
  • 4: good
  • 5: very good
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B

Section B - Question identifier:B_R01a

I would now like to ask you some questions about your education.

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01aca1

Have you graduated from high school (secondary school) including high school equivalency?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01aca2

What is the highest grade of elementary, junior high, or high school that you have ever completed?

  • 1: Less than Grade 6
  • 2: Grade 6
  • 3: Grade 7-8 (Secondary 1 or 2 in QUE)
  • 4: Grade 9 (Secondary 3 in QUE or Senior 1 in MAN)
  • 5: Grade 10 - 13 (Secondary 4 or 5 in QUE, Senior 2, 3 or 4 in MAN, Level I, II or III in NFLD, OAC in ONT)
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01aca3

In what province or territory were you last in high school or junior high school?

  • 10: Newfoundland
  • 11: Prince Edward Island
  • 12: Nova Scotia
  • 13: New Brunswick
  • 24: Quebec
  • 35: Ontario
  • 46: Manitoba
  • 47: Saskatchewan
  • 48: Alberta
  • 59: British Columbia
  • 60: Yukon
  • 61: Northwest Territories
  • 62: Nunavut
  • 76: U.S.A.
  • 77: Outside Canada/U.S.A
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01aca5

Was the high school or secondary school diploma you received a vocational diploma such as: an attestation of vocational training, diploma of vocational studies, or an attestation of vocational specialisation?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01aca6

The response categories for the next question are on page 1 of the Information Guide. After I read the question to you, please indicate your response choice from the list of options.

What is the highest level of schooling on this page that you have ever successfully completed?

  • 1: No Formal Education
  • 2: Less than high school diploma
  • 3: High school diploma or equivalent
  • 4: Trade/vocational certificate (includes an attestation of vocational training, diploma of vocational studies or attestation of vocational specialization offered in Quebec)
  • 5: Apprenticeship certificate
  • 6: CEGEP diploma or certificate
  • 7: Non-university certificate or diploma from a college, school of nursing, technical institute
  • 8: University transfer program
  • 9: University certificate or diploma below bachelor's degree
  • 10: Bachelor's degree
  • 11: University certificate above the bachelor's
  • 12: First professional degree (medical, veterinary medicine, dental, optometry, law, divinity).
  • 13: Master's
  • 14: Ph.D.
  • 15: Education not definable by level
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01aca7

Was the CEGEP diploma or certificate part of a university transfer program (for credits, university transfer diploma, or an Associate's degree)?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01aca8

What is the normal length of time required to complete this certificate or diploma when taken full-time?

  • 1: Less than 3 months
  • 2: 3 months to less than 12 months
  • 3: One year
  • 4: Greater than one year but less than two years
  • 5: Two years
  • 6: Greater than two years but less than three years
  • 7: Three years or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01aca9

Did you obtain this education in Canada?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_S01a1

What is the name of this level of education in the country in which you studied?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01aca10

In what country did you attain this level of education?

  • 1: China (People's Republic of)
  • 2: Germany
  • 3: Hong Kong
  • 4: India
  • 5: Italy
  • 6: Jamaica
  • 7: Philippines
  • 8: United Kingdom (e.g. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • 9: United States
  • 10: Other - specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_S01a2

What country was that?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01bca1

Which of the following categories would best represent the field of study of this highest level of schooling? If there was more than one, please choose the one you consider most important. Please refer to page 2 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: General programs
  • 2: Teacher training and education science
  • 3: Humanities, languages and arts
  • 4: Social sciences, business and law
  • 5: Science, mathematics and computing
  • 6: Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • 7: Agriculture and veterinary
  • 8: Health and welfare
  • 9: Services
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01bca2

More specifically, what was the main field of study or specialization of this highest level of schooling?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01c1

How old were you or what year was it when you completed your highest level of schooling?

Age

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01c2

Year

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01d

And in which month was that?

  • 1: January
  • 2: February
  • 3: March
  • 4: April
  • 5: May
  • 6: June
  • 7: July
  • 8: August
  • 9: September
  • 10: October
  • 11: November
  • 12: December
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01dca2

What is the highest level of education you attained outside of Canada?
Please refer to page 3 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: No Formal Education
  • 2: Some elementary school or elementary school
  • 3: Some high school
  • 4: High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5: Some trade/vocational, college, or university (no certificate/diploma or degree)
  • 6: Trade/vocational certificate
  • 7: Apprenticeship certificate
  • 8: Non-university certificate or diploma from a college, school of nursing, technical institute
  • 9: University transfer program
  • 10: University certificate or diploma below bachelor's degree
  • 11: Bachelor's degree
  • 12: University certificate above the bachelor's
  • 13: First professional degree (medical, veterinary medicine, dental, optometry, law, divinity).
  • 14: Master's
  • 15: Ph.D.
  • 16: Education not definable by level
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01dca3

In what country did you attain this level of education?

  • 1: China (People's Republic of)
  • 2: Germany
  • 3: Hong Kong
  • 4: India
  • 5: Italy
  • 6: Jamaica
  • 7: Philippines
  • 8: United Kingdom (e.g. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • 9: United States
  • 10: Other - specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_S01dca3

What country was that?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01dca5

What was the main field of study or specialization of this highest level of schooling? If there was more than one, please choose the one you consider most important.

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q01eca

During your lifetime, how many years of formal education have you completed beginning with grade one and not counting repeated years at the same level?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q02a

Are you currently enrolled in a program of study? By program of study we mean a series of courses taken towards a diploma, certificate, degree or license, which normally takes more than 3 months to complete.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q02bca1

What level of education are you currently studying for?
Please refer to page 4 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Grade 6
  • 2: Less than high school diploma
  • 3: High school diploma or equivalent
  • 4: Trade/vocational certificate (includes an attestation of vocational training, diploma of vocational studies, or attestation of vocational specialization offered in Quebec)
  • 5: Apprenticeship certificate
  • 6: CEGEP diploma or certificate
  • 7: Non-university certificate or diploma from a college, school of nursing, technical institute
  • 8: University transfer program
  • 9: University certificate or diploma below bachelor's degree
  • 10: Bachelor's degree
  • 11: University certificate above the bachelor's
  • 12: First professional degree (medical, veterinary medicine, dental, optometry, law, divinity)
  • 13: Master's
  • 14: Ph.D.
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q02bca2

Is the CEGEP diploma or certificate part of a university transfer program (for credits, university transfer diploma, or Associate's degree)?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q02bca3

What is the normal length of time required to complete this certificate or diploma when taken full-time?

  • 1: Less than 3 months
  • 2: 3 months to less than 12 months
  • 3: One year
  • 4: Greater than one year but less than two years
  • 5: Two years
  • 6: Greater than two years but less than three years
  • 7: Three years or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q02c

What is the field of study or specialization of this program of study? If there is more than one, please choose the one you consider most important.
Please refer to page 2 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: General programs
  • 2: Teacher training and education science
  • 3: Humanities, languages and arts
  • 4: Social sciences, business and law
  • 5: Science, mathematics and computing
  • 6: Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • 7: Agriculture and veterinary
  • 8: Health and welfare
  • 9: Services
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q03a

Did you ever enroll in a program of study, but leave before completing it?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q03bca1

For which level of education were you studying? If there was more than one program you did not complete, please report the one with the highest level.
Please refer to page 4 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Grade 6
  • 2: Less than high school diploma
  • 3: High school diploma or equivalent
  • 4: Trade/vocational certificate (includes an attestation of vocational training, diploma of vocational studies, or attestation of vocational specialization offered in Quebec)
  • 5: Apprenticeship certificate
  • 6: CEGEP diploma or certificate
  • 7: Non-university certificate or diploma from a college, school of nursing, technical institute
  • 8: University transfer program
  • 9: University certificate or diploma below bachelor's degree
  • 10: Bachelor's degree
  • 11: University certificate above the bachelor's
  • 12: First professional degree (medical, veterinary medicine, dental, optometry, law, divinity)
  • 13: Master's
  • 14: Ph.D.
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q03bca2

Was the CEGEP diploma or certificate part of a university transfer program (for credits, university transfer diploma, or an Associate's degree)?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q03bca3

What is the normal length of time required to complete this certificate or diploma when taken full-time?

  • 1: Less than 3 months
  • 2: 3 months to less than 12 months
  • 3: One year
  • 4: Greater than one year but less than two years
  • 5: Two years
  • 6: Greater than two years but less than three years
  • 7: Three years or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q03c1

When you stopped studying in this program, how old were you or what year was it?

Age

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q03c2

Year

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q03d

And in which month was that?

  • 1: January
  • 2: February
  • 3: March
  • 4: April
  • 5: May
  • 6: June
  • 7: July
  • 8: August
  • 9: September
  • 10: October
  • 11: November
  • 12: December
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q04a

During the last 12 months, that is since ^MonthYear, have you been enrolled in courses toward a diploma, certificate, degree or license, either full-time or part-time?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q04bca1

How many programs of study in total have you been enrolled in during the last 12 months?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_R05a

I am now going to ask some more questions about the highest level of schooling you ever completed.

I am now going to ask some more questions about this program of study.

I am now going to ask some more questions about the last program of study you were enrolled in.

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q05aca1

What was the level of education you were studying for?
Please refer to page 4 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Grade 6
  • 2: Less than high school diploma
  • 3: High school diploma or equivalent
  • 4: Trade/vocational certificate (includes an attestation of vocational training, diploma of vocational studies, or attestation of vocational specialization offered in Quebec)
  • 5: Apprenticeship certificate
  • 6: CEGEP diploma or certificate
  • 7: Non-university certificate or diploma from a college, school of nursing, technical institute
  • 8: University transfer program
  • 9: University certificate or diploma below bachelor's degree
  • 10: Bachelor's degree
  • 11: University certificate above the bachelor's
  • 12: First professional degree (medical, veterinary medicine, dental, optometry, law, divinity)
  • 13: Master's
  • 14: Ph.D.
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q05aca2

Was the CEGEP diploma or certificate part of a university transfer program (for credits, university transfer diploma, or an Associate's degree)?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q05aca3

What is the normal length of time required to complete this certificate or diploma when taken full-time?

  • 1: Less than 3 months
  • 2: 3 months to less than 12 months
  • 3: One year
  • 4: Greater than one year but less than two years
  • 5: Two years
  • 6: Greater than two years but less than three years
  • 7: Three years or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q05b

What was the field of study or specialization of this program of study? If there was more than one, please choose the one you consider most important.
Please refer to page 2 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: General programs
  • 2: Teacher training and education science
  • 3: Humanities, languages and arts
  • 4: Social sciences, business and law
  • 5: Science, mathematics and computing
  • 6: Engineering, manufacturing and construction
  • 7: Agriculture and veterinary
  • 8: Health and welfare
  • 9: Services
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q05c

Were the main reasons for choosing to study in this program job-related?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q10a

In the last 12 months, while studying in this program, were you employed at any time, either full-time or part-time?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q10b

Did this program take place...

  • 1: Only during working hours
  • 2: Mostly during working hours
  • 3: Mostly outside working hours
  • 4: Only outside working hours
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q10c

How useful were your studies in this program for the job or business you had at that time? Would you say they were ...

  • 1: Not useful at all
  • 2: Somewhat useful
  • 3: Moderately useful
  • 4: Very useful
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q11

Did an employer or prospective employer pay for tuition or registration, exam fees, expenses for books or other costs associated with this program of study? Would that be...

  • 1: Yes, totally
  • 2: Yes, partly
  • 3: No, not at all
  • 4: There were no such costs
  • 5: No employer or prospective employer at that time
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_R12

We would now like to turn to other organized learning activities you may have participated in during the last 12 months, including both work and non-work related activities. We will distinguish between courses mentioned in the Information Guide, page 5. When answering the next questions, please exclude any activity you engaged in as part of the program of study you already reported on.

We would now like to turn to other organized learning activities you may have participated in during the last 12 months, including both work and non-work related activities. We will distinguish between courses mentioned in the Information Guide, page 5.

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q12a

During the last 12 months, have you participated in courses conducted through open or distance education?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q12b

How many of these activities did you participate in?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q12c

During the last 12 months, have you attended any organized sessions for on-the-job training or training by supervisors or co-workers?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q12d

How many of these activities did you participate in?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q12e

During the last 12 months, have you participated in seminars or workshops?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q12f

How many of these activities did you participate in?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q12g

During the last 12 months, have you participated in courses or private lessons, not already reported?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q12h

How many of these activities did you participate in?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_R13

I am going to ask some questions about your participation in open or distance education.

I am going to ask some questions about your participation in organized sessions for on-the-job training or training by supervisors or co-workers.

I am going to ask some questions about your participation in seminars or workshops.

I am going to ask some questions about your participation in courses or private lessons.

I am going to ask some questions about the activities you just reported. I will start with some questions on the last of these activities that you participated in.

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q13

Please refer to page 5 of the Information Guide.
What kind of activity listed on this page was this? Was it ...

  • 1: A course conducted through open or distance education.
  • 2: An organized session for on-the-job training or training by supervisors or co-workers.
  • 3: A seminar or workshop.
  • 4: Other kind of course or private lesson.
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q14a

Was this activity mainly job-related?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q14b

Could you please specify the main reason for participating in this activity?
Please refer to page 6 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: To do my job better and/or improve career prospects
  • 2: To be less likely to lose my job
  • 3: To increase my possibilities of getting a job, or changing job or profession
  • 4: To start my own business
  • 5: I was obliged to participate
  • 6: To increase my knowledge or skills on a subject that interests me
  • 7: To obtain a certificate
  • 8: Other
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q15a

Were you employed, either full-time or part-time, at any time while participating in this activity?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q15b

Did this activity take place ...

  • 1: Only during working hours
  • 2: Mostly during working hours
  • 3: Mostly outside working hours
  • 4: Only outside working hours
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q15c

How useful was this training for the job or business you had at that time or still have? Would you say it was ...

  • 1: Not useful at all
  • 2: Somewhat useful
  • 3: Moderately useful
  • 4: Very useful
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q16

Did an employer or prospective employer pay for tuition or registration, exam fees, expenses for books or other costs resulting from your participation in this activity? Would that be ...

  • 1: Yes, totally
  • 2: Yes, partly
  • 3: No, not at all
  • 4: There were no such costs
  • 5: No employer or prospective employer at that time
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q17

Now let's look at the total amount of time you have spent in the past 12 months on all types of courses, training, private lessons, seminars or workshops. What is the easiest way to describe the total time you spent on all these activities: would that be in WHOLE weeks, in WHOLE days or in hours? Exclude time spent on homework or travel.

  • 1: Weeks
  • 2: Days
  • 3: Hours
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q18a

From ^MonthYear until now, how many WHOLE weeks did you spend in these activities?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q19a

From ^MonthYear until now, how many WHOLE days did you spend in these activities?

  • 998: Refused
  • 999: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q20a

From ^MonthYear until now, how many hours did you spend in these activities? Exclude hours spent traveling to and from the places at which these activities took place.

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q20b

About how much of this time was spent on activities that were job-related?
Please refer to page 7 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: None of the time
  • 2: Up to a quarter of the time
  • 3: Up to half of the time
  • 4: More than half of the time
  • 5: All of the time
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q26a

In the last 12 months, were there more learning activities you wanted to participate in but did not? Include both learning activities that lead to formal education and other organized learning activities.

In the last 12 months, were there any learning activities you wanted to participate in but did not? Include both learning activities that lead to formal education and other organized learning activities.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section B - Question identifier:B_Q26b

Which of the following reasons prevented you from participating in education and training? Please indicate the most important reason.
Please refer to page 8 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: I did not have the prerequisites
  • 2: Education or training was too expensive/I could not afford it
  • 3: Lack of support from employer
  • 4: I was too busy at work
  • 5: The course or program was offered at an inconvenient time or place
  • 6: I did not have time because of child care or family responsibilities
  • 7: Something unexpected came up that prevented me from taking education or training
  • 8: Other
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section C

Section C - Question identifier:C_R01

I would now like to ask some questions about your activities last week, that is, the 7 days ending last Sunday.

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q01a

In the last week, did you do any PAID work for at least one hour, either as an employee or through self-employment?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q01b

Last week, were you away from a job or business that you plan to return to?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q01c

Last week, did you do any UNPAID work for at least one hour for a business that you own or a relative owns?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q02a

In the 4 weeks ending last Sunday, were you looking for paid work at any time?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q02b

In these 4 weeks, were you waiting to start a job for which you had already been hired?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q02c

Will you be starting that job within three months, or in more than three months?

  • 1: within three months
  • 2: in more than three months
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q03

In the last 4 weeks, for which of the following reasons did you not look for work?
Please refer to page 9 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: I was waiting for the results of an application for a job or was being assessed by a training agent
  • 2: I was a student
  • 3: I was looking after the family or home
  • 4: I was temporarily sick or injured
  • 5: I have a long-term illness or disability
  • 6: I did not believe any jobs were available
  • 7: I did not get around to looking yet
  • 8: I did not need employment
  • 9: I retired from paid work
  • 10: Other reason
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_S03

How many months in total have you been looking for paid work?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04a

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... get in contact with a public employment office to find work?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04b

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... get in contact with a private agency (temporary work agency, firm specializing in recruitment, etc.) to find work?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04c

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... apply to employers directly?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04d

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... ask among friends, relatives, unions, etc. to find work?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04e

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... place or answer job advertisements?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04f

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... study job advertisements?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04g

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... take a recruitment test or examination or undergo an interview?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04h

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... look for land, premises or equipment for work?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04i

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... apply for permits, licences or financial resources for work?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q04j

In the four weeks ending last Sunday, did you do any of these things ... do anything else to find work?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_S04j

Could you please specify what else you did to find work?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q05

If a job had been available in the week ending last Sunday, would you have been able to start within 2 weeks?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q06

In the last week, did you have one job or one business or was there more than one? Please only consider paid work.

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q07

Please look at this page and tell me which ONE of the statements best describes your current situation. If more than one statement applies to you, please indicate the statement that best describes how you see yourself.
Please refer to page 10 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Full-time employed (self-employed, employee)
  • 2: Part-time employed (self-employed, employee)
  • 3: Unemployed
  • 4: Pupil, student
  • 5: Apprentice, internship
  • 6: In retirement or early retirement
  • 7: Permanently disabled
  • 8: In compulsory military or community service
  • 9: Fulfilling domestic tasks or looking after children/family
  • 10: Other - specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q08a

Have you ever had paid work? Please include self-employment.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q08b

During the last 12 months, that is since ^MonthYear, did you have any paid work? Please include self-employment.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q08bca2

Have you ever worked at a job or business in Canada?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q08c1

When you stopped working in your last paid job, how old were you or what year was it?

Age

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q08c2

Year

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q09

In total, for approximately how many years have you had paid work? Only include those years where 6 months or more was spent in either full-time or part-time work.

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q09CA1

Considering all jobs you have held (both inside and outside Canada), how many years of full time working experience do you have?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q09CA3

Now considering all jobs you have held in Canada, how many years of full time work experience do you have in Canada?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section C - Question identifier:C_Q10a

For how many different firms or organizations have you worked for in the last 5 years? Include your own business or businesses in the case of self-employment.

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section D

Section D - Question identifier:D_R01a

The next questions are about the job or business where you worked during the last week. We will refer to this as 'your current job' or 'your current business'.

The next questions are about the job or business where you worked THE MOST HOURS in the last week. If you had two jobs or businesses where you worked the same amount of time, choose the job or business where you earned most. We will refer to this as 'your current job' or 'your current business'.

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q01a

What is your job title? (Give full description or occupational title, e.g. office clerk, machine operator, computer programmer.)

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q01b

What are your most important responsibilities? (Give full description e.g. filing documents, drying vegetables, examining forests)

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q02aca1

For whom do you work (Give name of business, government department or agency, or person)?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q02a

What kind of business, industry or service is this? (Give full description, e.g. fish canning plant, automobile manufacturing plant, municipal government.)

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q02b

What does your business or industry mainly make or do? Give a full description.

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q03

In which sector of the economy do you work? Is it ...

  • 1: The private sector (for example a company)
  • 2: The public sector (for example the local government or a public school)
  • 3: A non-profit organization (for example a charity, professional association or religious organization)
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q04

Are you working as an employee or are you self-employed?

  • 1: Employee
  • 2: Self-employed
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q05a1

At what age or in which year did you start working for your current employer?

Age

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q05a2

Year

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q05a3

And in which month?

  • 1: January
  • 2: February
  • 3: March
  • 4: April
  • 5: May
  • 6: June
  • 7: July
  • 8: August
  • 9: September
  • 10: October
  • 11: November
  • 12: December
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q05b1

At what age or in which year did you start working in your current business?

Age

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q05b2

Year

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q05b3

And in which month was that?

  • 1: January
  • 2: February
  • 3: March
  • 4: April
  • 5: May
  • 6: June
  • 7: July
  • 8: August
  • 9: September
  • 10: October
  • 11: November
  • 12: December
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q06a

How many people work for your employer at the place where you work? Would that be ...

  • 1: 1 to 10 people
  • 2: 11 to 50 people
  • 3: 51 to 250 people
  • 4: 251 to 1,000 people
  • 5: more than 1,000 people
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q06b

Over the last 12 months, has the number of people working at the place where you work ...

  • 1: Increased
  • 2: Decreased
  • 3: Stayed more or less the same
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q06c

Is the place where you work part of a larger firm or organisation?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q07a

Do you have employees working for you? Please include family members working paid or unpaid in the business.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q07b

How many people do you employ? Would that be ...

  • 1: 1 to 10 people
  • 2: 11 to 50 people
  • 3: 51 to 250 people
  • 4: 251 to 1,000 people
  • 5: more than 1,000 people
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q08a

Do you manage or supervise other employees?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q08b

How many employees do you supervise or manage directly or indirectly? Would that be ...

  • 1: 1 to 5 people
  • 2: 6 to 10 people
  • 3: 11 to 24 people
  • 4: 25 to 99 people
  • 5: 100 or more people
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q09ca1

What kind of employment contract do you have? Is that ...

  • 1: A permanent contract
  • 2: A seasonal job
  • 3: A term or contract job
  • 4: A casual job
  • 5: Other temporary jobs
  • 6: An apprenticeship or other training scheme
  • 7: No contract
  • 8: Other, please specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_S09

Could you please specify what kind of contract you have?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q10

How many hours do you usually work per week in this job? Include any usual paid or unpaid overtime, but exclude lunch breaks or other breaks.

  • 998: Refused
  • 999: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_R11

The next few questions are about the amount of flexibility you have in deciding how you do your job.
Please refer to page 11 of the Information Guide.

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q11a

To what extent can you choose or change ... the sequence of your tasks?

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q11b

To what extent can you choose or change... how you do your work?

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q11c

To what extent can you choose or change... the speed or rate at which you work?

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q11d

To what extent can you choose or change...your working hours?

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q12aca

Again referring to your current job: If applying today, what would be the usual educational qualification required, if any, to qualify for your position?
Please refer to page 12 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: No formal education or below grade 6
  • 2: Grade 6
  • 3: Less than high school diploma
  • 4: High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5: Trade/vocational certificate
  • 6: Apprenticeship certificate
  • 7: Non-university certificate or diploma from a college, school of nursing, technical institute
  • 8: University certificate or diploma below bachelor's degree
  • 9: Bachelor's degree
  • 10: University certificate above the bachelor's
  • 11: First professional degree (medical, veterinary medicine, dental, optometry, law, divinity).
  • 12: Master's
  • 13: Ph.D.
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q12b

Thinking about whether this qualification is necessary for doing your job satisfactorily, which of the following statements would be most true?

  • 1: This level is necessary
  • 2: A lower level would be sufficient
  • 3: A higher level would be needed.
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q12c

Supposing that someone with this level of qualification were applying today, how much related work experience would they need to GET this job? Would that be...

  • 1: None
  • 2: Less than 1 month
  • 3: 1 to 6 months
  • 4: 7 to 11 months
  • 5: 1 to 2 years
  • 6: 3 years or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q13a

In your own job, how often do you learn new work-related things from co-workers or supervisors?
Please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q13b

How often does your job involve learning-by-doing from the tasks you perform?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q13c

How often does your job involve keeping up to date with new products or services?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q14

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your current job? Would you say you are ...

  • 1: Extremely satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Extremely dissatisfied
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q16a

What is the easiest way for you to report your usual gross wage or salary for your current job? Would it be...

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_S16a

Could you please specify how many hours on average it takes to produce one piece?
.. Hours

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q16b

What is your usual gross pay per hour? Please give as good an approximation as you can. By gross, we mean before deductions for tax, social assistance contributions, and the like. Please include any regular overtime pay, regular bonuses, tips and commissions. Don't include annual bonuses such as a 13th month or holiday pay.

What is your usual gross pay per day? Please give as good an approximation as you can. By gross, we mean before deductions for tax, social assistance contributions, and the like. Please include any regular overtime pay, regular bonuses, tips and commissions. Don't include annual bonuses such as a 13th month or holiday pay.

What is your usual gross pay per week? Please give as good an approximation as you can. By gross, we mean before deductions for tax, social assistance contributions, and the like. Please include any regular overtime pay, regular bonuses, tips and commissions. Don't include annual bonuses such as a 13th month or holiday pay.

What is your usual gross pay per two weeks? Please give as good an approximation as you can. By gross, we mean before deductions for tax, social assistance contributions, and the like. Please include any regular overtime pay, regular bonuses, tips and commissions. Don't include annual bonuses such as a 13th month or holiday pay.

What is your usual gross pay per month? Please give as good an approximation as you can. By gross, we mean before deductions for tax, social assistance contributions, and the like. Please include any regular overtime pay, regular bonuses, tips and commissions. Don't include annual bonuses such as a 13th month or holiday pay.

What is your usual gross pay per year? Please give as good an approximation as you can. By gross, we mean before deductions for tax, social assistance contributions, and the like. Please include any regular overtime pay, regular bonuses, tips and commissions. Don't include annual bonuses such as 13th month or holiday pay.

What is your usual gross pay per piece? Please give as good an approximation as you can. By gross, we mean before deductions for tax, social assistance contributions, and the like. Please include any regular overtime pay, regular bonuses, tips and commissions. Don't include annual bonuses such as 13th month or holiday pay.

  • 99999998: Refusal
  • 99999999: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q16c

Would you be prepared to answer this question if we ask it in broad categories?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q16d1

How much would you estimate your usual gross pay per hour is?
Please refer to page 14a of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Less than $9
  • 2: $9 to less than $14
  • 3: $14 to less than $17
  • 4: $17 to less than $25
  • 5: $25 to less than $35
  • 6: $35 or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q16d2

How much would you estimate your usual gross pay per day is?
Please refer to page 14b of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Less than $70
  • 2: $70 to less than $110
  • 3: $110 to less than $135
  • 4: $135 to less than $200
  • 5: $200 to less than $275
  • 6: $275 or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q16d3

How much would you estimate your usual gross pay per week is?
Please refer to page 14c of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Less than $200
  • 2: $200 to less than $400
  • 3: $400 to less than $700
  • 4: $700 to less than $1,000
  • 5: $1,000 to less than $1,350
  • 6: $1,350 or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q16d4

How much would you estimate your usual gross pay per two weeks is?
Please refer to page 14d of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Less than $400
  • 2: $400 to less than $800
  • 3: $800 to less than $1,400
  • 4: $1,400 to less than $2,000
  • 5: $2,000 to less than $2,700
  • 6: $2,700 or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q16d5

How much would you estimate your usual gross pay per month is?
Please refer to page 14e of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Less than $900
  • 2: $900 to less than $1,700
  • 3: $1,700 to less than $2,900
  • 4: $2,900 to less than $4,300
  • 5: $4,300 to less than $5,800
  • 6: $5,800 or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q16d6

How much would you estimate your usual gross pay per year is?
Please refer to page 14f of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Less than $3,000
  • 2: $3,000 to less than $10,000
  • 3: $10,000 to less than $25,000
  • 4: $25,000 to less than $50,000
  • 5: $50,000 to less than $75,000
  • 6: $75,000 or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q17a

In addition to your usual pay, do you receive any other payments related to this job, such as annual bonuses, e.g. a 13th month or holiday pay?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q17b

In total, how much were these additional payments last year? Please think in terms of gross payments.

  • 99999998: Refusal
  • 99999999: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q17c

Would you be prepared to answer this question if we ask it in broad categories?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q17d

How much would you estimate these additional payments were last year? Please think in terms of gross payments. Were they ...

  • 1: Less than $900
  • 2: $900 to less than $3,000
  • 3: $3,000 or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q18a

What were your total earnings last month from your current business after deducting all business expenses, but before deducting income taxes, social assistance contributions, and the like?

What were your total earnings last year from your current business after deducting all business expenses, but before deducting income taxes, social assistance contributions, and the like?

  • 99999998: Refusal
  • 99999999: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q18b

Would you be prepared to answer this question if we ask it in broad categories?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q18c1

How much would you estimate your earnings last month were?
Please refer to page 14e of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Less than $900
  • 2: $900 to less than $1,700
  • 3: $1,700 to less than $2,900
  • 4: $2,900 to less than $4,300
  • 5: $4,300 to less than $5,800
  • 6: $5,800 or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section D - Question identifier:D_Q18c2

How much would you estimate your earnings last year were? Please refer to page 14f of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Less than $3,000
  • 2: $3,000 to less than $10,000
  • 3: $10,000 to less than $25,000
  • 4: $25,000 to less than $50,000
  • 5: $50,000 to less than $75,000
  • 6: $75,000 or more
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E

Section E - Question identifier:E_R01

The next questions are about the last job or business you had. This is the job or business you had in the last 12 months.

The next questions are about the last job or business you had. This is the job or business you had before you last stopped working.

The next questions are about the last job or business you had. This is the job or business you had in ^C_Q08c2.

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q01a

What was your job title? (Give full description or occupational title, e.g. office clerk, machine operator, computer programmer.)

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q01b

What were your most important responsibilities? (Give full description, e.g. filing documents, drying vegetables, examining forests.)

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q02aca1

For whom did you work (Name of business, Government Department, or Person)?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q02a

What kind of business, industry or service was this? (Give full description, e.g. fish canning plant, automobile manufacturing plant, municipal government.)

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q02b

What did this organization mainly make or do? Give a full description.

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q03

In which sector of the economy did you work? Was it ...

  • 1: The private sector (for example a company)
  • 2: The public sector (for example the local government or a public school)
  • 3: A non-profit organization (for example a charity, professional association or religious organization)
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q04

In this job, were you working as an employee or were you self-employed?

  • 1: Employee
  • 2: Self-employed
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q05a1

Still talking about the job you left in the last 12 months: At what age or in which year did you start working for your former employer?

Still talking about the job you left before you last stopped working: At what age or in which year did you start working for your former employer?

Still talking about the job you left in ^C_Q08c2: At what age or in which year did you start working for your former employer?

Age

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q05a2

Year

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q05b1

Still talking about the business you left in the last 12 months: At what age or in which year did you start working in your former business?

Still talking about the business you left before you last stopped working: At what age or in which year did you start working in your former business?

Still talking about the business you left in ^C_Q08c2: At what age or in which year did you start working in your former business?

Age

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q05b2

Year

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q06

How many people worked for your employer at the place where you worked? Would that be ...

  • 1: 1 to 10 people
  • 2: 11 to 50 people
  • 3: 51 to 250 people
  • 4: 251 to 1,000 people
  • 5: more than 1,000 people
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q07a

Did you have employees working for you? Please include family members who worked paid or unpaid in the business.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q07b

How many people did you employ at the place where you worked? Would that be ...

  • 1: 1 to 10 people
  • 2: 11 to 50 people
  • 3: 51 to 250 people
  • 4: 251 to 1,000 people
  • 5: more than 1,000 people
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q08ca1

What kind of employment contract did you have? Was it ...

  • 1: A permanent contract
  • 2: A seasonal job
  • 3: A term or contract job
  • 4: A casual job
  • 5: Other temporary jobs
  • 6: An apprenticeship or other training scheme
  • 7: No contract
  • 8: Other, please specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_S08

Could you please specify what kind of contract you had?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q09

How many hours did you usually work per week in this job? Include any usual paid or unpaid overtime, but exclude lunch breaks or other breaks.

  • 998: Refused
  • 999: Don't know

Section E - Question identifier:E_Q10

Could you tell me the main reason you stopped working at your last job?
Please refer to page 15 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: I was dismissed
  • 2: I was laid-off
  • 3: It was a temporary job that came to an end
  • 4: I resigned
  • 5: I gave up work for health reasons
  • 6: I took early retirement
  • 7: I retired (at, or after, age 60)
  • 8: I gave up work because of family responsibilities or child care
  • 9: I gave up work in order to study
  • 10: I left for some other reason
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section F

Section F - Question identifier:F_R01

I am now going to ask you about activities that take place in your current job.

I am now going to ask you about activities that took place in your last job.

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q01aca1

What language do you use most often at work?

What language did you use most often at work?

  • 1: English
  • 2: French
  • 3: Other - specify
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_S01aca1

Specify the language.

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q01b

For the next question, please refer to page 7 of the Information Guide.
In your current job what proportion of your time do you usually spend ...

For the next question, please refer to page 7 of the Information Guide.
In your last job what proportion of your time did you usually spend ...

cooperating or collaborating with co-workers?

  • 1: None of the time
  • 2: Up to a quarter of the time
  • 3: Up to half of the time
  • 4: More than half of the time
  • 5: All of the time
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q02a

For the next questions, please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

How often does your current job usually involve...sharing work-related information with co-workers?

How often did your last job usually involve ... sharing work-related information with co-workers?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q02b

How often does your current job usually involve ... instructing, training or teaching people, individually or in groups?

How often did your last job usually involve ... instructing, training or teaching people, individually or in groups?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q02c

How often does your current job usually involve ... making speeches or giving presentations in front of five or more people?

How often did your last job usually involve ... making speeches or giving presentations in front of five or more people?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q02d

How often does your current job usually involve ... selling a product or selling a service?

How often did your last job usually involve ... selling a product or selling a service?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q02e

How often does your current job usually involve ... advising people?

How often did your last job usually involve ... advising people?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q03a

How often does your current job usually involve ... planning your own activities?

How often did your last job usually involve ... planning your own activities?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q03b

How often does your current job usually involve ... planning the activities of others?

How often did your last job usually involve ... planning the activities of others?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q03c

How often does your current job usually involve ... organizing your own time?

How often did your last job usually involve ... organizing your own time?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q04a

How often does your current job usually involve ... persuading or influencing people?

How often did your last job usually involve ... persuading or influencing people?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q04b

How often does your current job usually involve ... negotiating with people either inside or outside your firm or organization?

How often did your last job usually involve ... negotiating with people either inside or outside your firm or organization?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q05a

The next question is about "problem solving" tasks you do in your current job. Think of "problem solving" as what happens when you are faced with a new or difficult situation which requires you to think for a while about what to do next. How often are you usually faced with relatively simple problems that take no more than 5 minutes to find a good solution?

The next question is about "problem solving" tasks you did in your last job. Think of "problem solving" as what happens when you are faced with a new or difficult situation which requires you to think for a while about what to do next. How often were you usually faced with relatively simple problems that took no more than 5 minutes to find a good solution?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q05b

And how often are you usually confronted with more complex problems that take at least 30 minutes to find a good solution? The 30 minutes only refers to the time needed to THINK of a solution, not the time needed to carry it out.

And how often were you usually confronted with more complex problems that took at least 30 minutes to find a good solution? The 30 minutes only refers to the time needed to THINK of a solution, not the time needed to carry it out.

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q06b

How often does your current job usually involve ... working physically for a long period?

How often did your last job usually involve ... working physically for a long period?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q06c

How often does your current job usually involve ... using skill or accuracy with your hands or fingers?

How often did your last job usually involve ... using skill or accuracy with your hands or fingers?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q07a

Do you feel that you have the skills to cope with more demanding duties than those you are required to perform in your current job?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section F - Question identifier:F_Q07b

Do you feel that you need further training in order to cope well with your present duties?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G

Section G - Question identifier:G_R01

The following questions are about reading activities that you undertake as part of your current job. Please only report reading that is part of your current job, not reading you do in your non-work time. Include any reading you might do on computer screens or other electronic devices.
Please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

The following questions are about reading activities that you undertook as part of your last job. Please only report reading that was part of your last job, not reading you did in your non-work time. Include any reading you might do on computer screens or other electronic devices.
Please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q01a

In your current job, how often do you usually ... read directions or instructions?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... read directions or instructions?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q01b

In your current job, how often do you usually ... read letters, memos or e-mails?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... read letters, memos or e-mails?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q01c

In your current job, how often do you usually ... read articles in newspapers, magazines or newsletters?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... read articles in newspapers, magazines or newsletters?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q01d

In your current job, how often do you usually ... read articles in professional journals or scholarly publications?

In your last job, how often did you usually ...read articles in professional journals or scholarly publications?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q01e

In your current job, how often do you usually ... read books?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... read books?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q01f

In your current job, how often do you usually ... read manuals or reference materials?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... read manuals or reference materials?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q01g

In your current job, how often do you usually ... read bills, invoices, bank statements or other financial statements?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... read bills, invoices, bank statements or other financial statements?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q01h

In your current job, how often do you usually ... read diagrams, maps or schematics?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... read diagrams, maps or schematics?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_R02

The following questions are about writing activities that you undertake as part of your current job. Include any reading you might do on computer screens or other electronic devices.

The following questions are about writing activities that you undertook as part of your last job. Include any reading you might do on computer screens or other electronic devices.

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q02a

In your current job, how often do you usually ... write letters, memos or e-mails?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... write letters, memos or e-mails?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q02b

In your current job, how often do you usually ... write articles for newspapers, magazines or newsletters?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... write articles for newspapers, magazines or newsletters?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q02c

In your current job, how often do you usually ... write reports?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... write reports?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q02d

In your current job, how often do you usually ... fill in forms?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... fill in forms?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_R03

The following questions are about activities that you undertake as part of your current job and that involve numbers, quantities, numerical information, statistics or mathematics.

The following questions are about activities that you undertook as part of your last job and that involved numbers, quantities, numerical information, statistics or mathematics.

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q03b

In your current job, how often do you usually ... calculate prices, costs or budgets?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... calculate prices, costs or budgets?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q03c

In your current job, how often do you usually ... use or calculate fractions, decimals or percentages?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... use or calculate fractions, decimals or percentages?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q03d

In your current job, how often do you usually ... use a calculator - either hand-held or computer-based?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... use a calculator - either hand-held or computer-based?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q03f

In your current job, how often do you usually ... prepare charts, graphs or tables?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... prepare charts, graphs or tables?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q03g

In your current job, how often do you usually ... use simple algebra or formulas?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... use simple algebra or formulas?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q03h

In your current job, how often do you usually ... use more advanced math or statistics such as calculus, complex algebra, trigonometry or use of regression techniques?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... use more advanced math or statistics such as calculus, complex algebra, trigonometry or use of regression techniques?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q04

Do you use a computer in your current job?

Did you use a computer in your last job?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_R05

The following questions are about the use of computers or Internet as part of your current job. They do not refer to the use of computers or Internet in any jobs you may have held prior to your current job.

The following questions are about the use of computers or Internet as part of your last job. They do not refer to the use of computers or Internet in any jobs you may have held prior to your last job.

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q05a

In your current job, how often do you usually ... use email?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... use email?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q05c

In your current job, how often do you usually ... use the internet in order to better understand issues related to your work?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... use the internet in order to better understand issues related to your work?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q05d

In your current job, how often do you usually ...conduct transactions on the Internet, for example, buying or selling products or services, or banking?

In your last job, how often did you usually ...conduct transactions on the Internet, for example, buying or selling products or services, or banking?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q05e

In your current job, how often do you usually ... use spreadsheet software, for example Excel?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... use spreadsheet software, for example Excel?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q05f

In your current job, how often do you usually ... use a word processor, for example Word?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... use a word processor, for example Word?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q05g

In your current job, how often do you usually ... use a programming language to program or write computer code?

In your last job, how often did you usually ...use a programming language to program or write computer code?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q05h

In your current job, how often do you usually ... participate in real-time discussions on the Internet, for example, online conferences, or chat groups?

In your last job, how often did you usually ... participate in real-time discussions on the Internet, for example, online conferences, or chat groups?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q06

What level of computer use is needed to perform your current job?
Please refer to page 16 of the Information Guide.

What level of computer use was needed to perform your last job?
Please refer to page 16 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: STRAIGHTFORWARD, for example, using a computer for straightforward routine tasks such as data entry or sending and receiving e-mails
  • 2: MODERATE, for example, word-processing, spreadsheets or database management
  • 3: COMPLEX, for example, developing software or modifying computer games, programming using languages like Java, SQL, PHP or Perl, or maintaining a computer network
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q07

Do you think you have the computer skills you need to do your current job well?

Do you think you had the computer skills you needed to do your last job well?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section G - Question identifier:G_Q08

Has a lack of computer skills affected your chances of being hired for a job or getting a promotion or pay raise?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H

Section H - Question identifier:H_R01

Until now we talked about your activities at work. I would now like to talk about your reading activities outside work. Include any reading you might do on computer screens or other electronic devices.
Please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

Until now we talked about your activities at work. I would now like to talk about your reading activities outside work, including any reading you do as part of your studies. Include any reading you might do on computer screens or other electronic devices.
Please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

Until now we talked about your activities in your last job. I would now like to talk about your reading activities in everyday life. Exclude any reading you did as part of your last job. Include any reading you might do on computer screens or other electronic devices.
Please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

Until now we talked about your activities in your last job. I would now like to talk about your reading activities in everyday life. Exclude any reading you did as part of your last job, but include any reading you do as part of your studies. Include any reading you might do on computer screens or other electronic devices
Please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

I would now like to talk about your reading activities in everyday life. Include any reading you might do on computer screens or other electronic devices.
Please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01a

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... read directions or instructions?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read directions or instructions?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01b

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... read letters, memos or e-mails?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read letters, memos or e-mails?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01c

Outside your work, how often do you usually... read articles in newspapers, magazines or newsletters?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read articles in newspapers, magazines or newsletters?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01cca4

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... read newspapers, magazines or newsletters in French?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read newspapers, magazines or newsletters in French?

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... read newspapers, magazines or newsletters in English?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read newspapers, magazines or newsletters in English?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01d

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... read articles in professional journals or scholarly publications?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read articles in professional journals or scholarly publications?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01e

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... read books, fiction or non-fiction?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read books, fiction or non-fiction?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01eca4

Outside your work, how often do you ususally... read books, fiction or non-fiction in English?

In everyday life, how often do you usually... read books, fiction or non-fiction in English?

Outside your work, how often do you usually... read books, fiction or non-fiction in French?

In everyday life, how often do you usually... read books, fiction or non-fiction in French?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01f

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... read manuals or reference materials?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read manuals or reference materials?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01g

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... read bills, invoices, bank statements or other financial statements?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read bills, invoices, bank statements or other financial statements?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q01h

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... read diagrams, maps, or schematics?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... read diagrams, maps, or schematics?"

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_R02

The following questions are about your writing activities outside work. Include any writing you might do on computers or other electronic devices.

The following questions are about your writing activities outside work, including any writing you do as part of your studies. Include any writing you might do on computers or other electronic devices.

The following questions are about your writing activities in everyday life. Exclude any writing you did as part of your last job. Include any writing you might do on computers or other electronic devices.

The following questions are about your writing activities in everyday life. Exclude any writing you did as part of your last job, but include any writing you do as part of your studies. Include any writing you might do on computers or other electronic devices.

The following questions are about your writing activities in everyday life, including any writing you do as part of your studies. Include any writing you might do on computers or other electronic devices.

The following questions are about your writing activities in everyday life. Include any writing you might do on computers or other electronic devices.

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q02a

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... write letters, memos or e-mails?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... write letters, memos or e-mails?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q02b

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... write articles for newspapers, magazines or newsletters?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... write articles for newspapers, magazines or newsletters?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q02c

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... write reports?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... write reports?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q02d

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... fill in forms?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... fill in forms?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_R03

The following questions are about activities that you undertake outside work that involve numbers, quantities, numerical information, statistics or mathematics.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R03

The following questions are about activities that you undertake outside work that involve numbers, quantities, numerical information, statistics or mathematics, including any such activities you undertake as part of your studies.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R03

The following questions are about activities that you undertake in everyday life that involve numbers, quantities, numerical information, statistics or mathematics. Exclude any such activities you undertook as part of your last job.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R03

The following questions are about activities that you undertake in everyday life that involve numbers, quantities, numerical information, statistics or mathematics. Exclude any such activities you undertook as part of your last job, but include any such activities you undertake as part of your studies.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R03

The following questions are about activities that you undertake in everyday life that involve numbers, quantities, numerical information, statistics or mathematics. Include any such activities you undertake as part of your studies.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R03

The following questions are about activities that you undertake in everyday life that involve numbers, quantities, numerical information, statistics or mathematics.

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q03b

Outside your work, how often do you usually... calculate prices, costs or budgets?

In everyday life, how often do you usually... calculate prices, costs or budgets?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q03c

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... use or calculate fractions, decimals or percentages?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... use or calculate fractions, decimals or percentages?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q03d

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... use a calculator - either hand-held or computer-based?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ...use a calculator - either hand-held or computer-based?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q03f

Outside your work, how often do you usually... prepare charts, graphs or tables?

In everyday life, how often do you usually... prepare charts, graphs or tables?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q03g

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... use simple algebra or formulas?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... use simple algebra or formulas?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q03h

Outside your work, how often do you usually .. use more advanced math or statistics such as calculus, complex algebra, trigonometry or use of regression techniques?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... use more advanced math or statistics such as calculus, complex algebra, trigonometry or use of regression techniques?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q04a

Have you ever used a computer?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q04b

Do you use a computer in your everyday life outside work?

Do you use a computer in your everyday life?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_R05

The following questions are about the use of computers or the Internet outside work. This could be at home or in other places that offer Internet services, like Internet cafes or libraries.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R05

The following questions are about the use of computers or the Internet outside work, including any such activities you undertake as part of your studies. This could be at home or in other places that offer Internet services, like Internet cafes or libraries.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R05

The following questions are about the use of computers or the Internet in everyday life. Exclude any such activities you undertook as part of your last job. This could be at home or in other places that offer Internet services, like Internet cafes or libraries.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R05

The following questions are about the use of computers or the Internet in everyday life. Exclude any such activities you undertook as part of your last job, but include any such activities you undertake as part of your studies. This could be at home or in other places that offer Internet services, like Internet cafes or libraries.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R05

The following questions are about the use of computers or the Internet in everyday life, including any such activities you undertake as part of your studies. This could be at home or in other places that offer Internet services, like Internet cafes or libraries.

Section H - Question identifier:H_R05

The following questions are about the use of computers or the Internet in everyday life. This could be at home or in other places that offer Internet services, like Internet cafes or libraries.

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q05a

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... use email?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... use email?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q05c

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... use the Internet in order to better understand issues related to, for example, your health or illnesses, financial matters, or environmental issues?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... use the Internet in order to better understand issues related to, for example, your health or illnesses, financial matters, or environmental issues?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q05d

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... conduct transactions on the Internet, for example buying or selling products or services, or banking?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... conduct transactions on the Internet, for example buying or selling products or services, or banking?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q05e

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... use spreadsheet software, for example Excel?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... use spreadsheet software, for example Excel?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q05f

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... use a word processor, for example Word?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... use a word processor, for example Word?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q05g

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... use a programming language to program or write computer code?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... use a programming language to program or write computer code?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section H - Question identifier:H_Q05h

Outside your work, how often do you usually ... participate in real-time discussions on the Internet, for example online conferences or chat groups?

In everyday life, how often do you usually ... participate in real-time discussions on the Internet, for example online conferences or chat groups?

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I

Section I - Question identifier:I_R01

Now I would like to ask you some questions about how you deal with problems and tasks you encounter.
Please refer to page 11 of the Information Guide.

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q04b

To what extent do the following statements apply to you?

When I hear or read about new ideas, I try to relate them to real life situations to which they might apply.

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q04d

To what extent do the following statements apply to you?

I like learning new things.

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q04h

To what extent do the following statements apply to you?

When I come across something new, I try to relate it to what I already know.

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q04j

To what extent do the following statements apply to you?

I like to get to the bottom of difficult things.

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q04l

To what extent do the following statements apply to you?

I like to figure out how different ideas fit together.

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q04m

To what extent do the following statements apply to you?

If I don't understand something, I look for additional information to make it clearer.

  • 1: Not at all
  • 2: Very little
  • 3: To some extent
  • 4: To a high extent
  • 5: To a very high extent
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q05f

In the last 12 months, how often did you do voluntary work, including unpaid work for a charity, political party, trade union or other non-profit organisation?
Please refer to page 13 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Never
  • 2: Less than once a month
  • 3: Less than once a week but at least once a month
  • 4: At least once a week but not every day
  • 5: Every day
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_R06

Now I would like to ask you to give your opinion on a number of matters. I will read you different statements and I want you to tell me to what extent you agree or disagree with these statements.
Please refer to page 17 of the Information Guide.

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q06a

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

People like me don't have any say about what the government does.

  • 1: Strongly agree
  • 2: Agree
  • 3: Neither agree nor disagree
  • 4: Disagree
  • 5: Strongly disagree
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q07a

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

There are only a few people you can trust completely.

  • 1: Strongly agree
  • 2: Agree
  • 3: Neither agree nor disagree
  • 4: Disagree
  • 5: Strongly disagree
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q07b

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

If you are not careful, other people will take advantage of you.

  • 1: Strongly agree
  • 2: Agree
  • 3: Neither agree nor disagree
  • 4: Disagree
  • 5: Strongly disagree
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q08

The next few questions are about your health.
In general, would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?

  • 1: Excellent
  • 2: Very good
  • 3: Good
  • 4: Fair
  • 5: Poor
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q10a

Do you have any longstanding illnesses or longstanding health problems that have lasted, or are expected to last, for 6 months or more?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section I - Question identifier:I_Q10b

To what extent have you been limited because of this health problem in everyday activities? Would you say you have been severely limited, limited but not severely, or not limited at all?

  • 1: severely limited
  • 2: limited but not severely
  • 3: not limited at all
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q01

Now I would like to ask you some general questions. Including yourself, how many people usually live in your household? Please include people who are temporarily living elsewhere.

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q02a

Are you living together with a spouse or partner?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q02c

Please look at this page and tell me which of the statements best describes the current situation of your spouse or partner.
Please refer to page 10 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: Full-time employed (self-employed, employee)
  • 2: Part-time employed (self-employed, employee)
  • 3: Unemployed
  • 4: Pupil, student
  • 5: Apprentice, internship
  • 6: In retirement or early retirement
  • 7: Permanently disabled
  • 8: In compulsory military or community service
  • 9: Fulfilling domestic tasks or looking after children/family
  • 10: Other - specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q03a

Do you have children? Please include stepchildren and children not living in your household.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q03b

How many children do you have?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q03c

How old is this child?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q03d1

How old is your youngest child?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q03d2

And how old is your oldest child?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_R04a

Now I have some questions about your background.

Section J - Question identifier:J_R04Bca1

Previously you told me that you were NOT born in Canada.

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04bca2

In what country were you born?

  • 1: China (People's Republic of)
  • 2: Germany
  • 3: Hong Kong
  • 4: India
  • 5: Italy
  • 6: Jamaica
  • 7: Philippines
  • 8: United Kingdom (e.g. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • 9: United States
  • 10: Other - specify
  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_S04b

What country was that?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04bca3

Are you now, or have you ever been a landed immigrant in Canada?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04bca4

Under which of the following broad immigration programs did you become a landed immigrant in Canada:

  • 1: ... the refugee program?
  • 2: ... the program of re-unification with a family member already in Canada?
  • 3: ... the points system (skilled workers and professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and self-employed persons)?
  • 4: ... or other?
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_S04bca4

Under which of the following broad immigration programs did you become a landed immigrant in Canada:

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04bca5

In what year did you first become a landed immigrant in Canada?

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04bca7

When you first came to Canada, were you a refugee?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04c1

How old were you when you first came to Canada to live or in which year did you come? You may have first come to live in Canada on a work or study permit or as a refugee claimant.

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04c2

Year...

  • 9998: Refusal
  • 9999: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04dca2

In total how many years have you lived in Canada?

  • 98: Refusal
  • 99: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04eca1

Since your arrival, have you taken or are you taking any English/French language training?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04eca2

Do you plan to take English/French language training in the future, and if so when?

  • 1: Yes, within the next month
  • 2: Yes, within the next 6 months
  • 3: Yes, within the next year
  • 4: Yes, but not sure when
  • 5: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04fca1

Are you an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations, Métis or Inuit? First Nations include Status and Non-Status Indians.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04fca2

If the respondent has already specified the Aboriginal group(s), select the group(s) from the list below; If not, ask: Are you First Nations, Métis or Inuit?

  • 1: First Nations (North American Indian)
  • 2: Métis
  • 3: Inuit (Inuk)
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04fca3

Are you a Status Indian (Registered or Treaty) as defined by the Indian Act of Canada?

  • 1: Yes, Status Indian (Registered or Treaty)
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04fca4

Are you a member of a First Nation/Indian Band?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q04fca5

What First Nation or Indian Band are you a member of?

  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q06a

The next few questions are about your mother or female guardian.
Was your mother or female guardian born in Canada?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q06bca

What was the highest level of education your mother or female guardian ever completed?
Please refer to page 18 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: No formal education
  • 2: Less than high school
  • 3: High school diploma or equivalent
  • 4: Apprenticeship certificate or diploma
  • 5: Trade/vocational certificate or diploma
  • 6: Non-university certificate or diploma from a college, school of nursing, technical institute or other such educational institute
  • 7: University certificate, diploma or degree
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q07a

The next few questions are about your father or male guardian.
Was your father or male guardian born in Canada?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q07bca

What was the highest level of education your father or male guardian ever completed?
Please refer to page 18 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: No formal education
  • 2: Less than high school
  • 3: High school diploma or equivalent
  • 4: Apprenticeship certificate or diploma
  • 5: Trade/vocational certificate or diploma
  • 6: Non-university certificate or diploma from a college, school of nursing, technical institute or other such educational institute
  • 7: University certificate, diploma or degree
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know

Section J - Question identifier:J_Q08

About how many books are there in your home? Do not include magazines, newspapers or schoolbooks. To give an estimation, one meter of shelving is about 40 books.
Please refer to page 19 of the Information Guide.

About how many books were there in your home when you were 16 years old? Do not include magazines, newspapers or schoolbooks. To give an estimation, one meter of shelving is about 40 books.
Please refer to page 19 of the Information Guide.

  • 1: 10 books or less
  • 2: 11 to 25 books
  • 3: 26 to 100 books
  • 4: 101 to 200 books
  • 5: 201 to 500 books
  • 6: More than 500 books
  • 8: Refusal
  • 9: Don't know
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