Canadian Housing Survey

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Household composition (HHC)

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_R05

The next few questions ask for important information about the people in your household.

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_Q05

Including yourself, how many persons are staying at this address?

Include all persons who have their main residence at this address, even if they are temporarily away.
Note: Press the help button (?) for additional information, including who to include and who not to include.

  • 00: 0
  • 01: 1
  • 02: 2
  • 03: 3
  • 04: 4
  • 05: 5
  • 06: 6
  • 07: 7
  • 08: 8
  • 09: 9
  • 10: 10
  • 11: 11
  • 12: 12
  • 13: 13
  • 14: 14
  • 15: 15
  • 16: 16
  • 17: 17
  • 18: 18
  • 19: 19
  • 20: 20

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_Q10A

[Beginning with yourself, please provide the first name, last name, and age of all the people usually living at this address.]
*First name

Long Answer Length = 25

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_Q10B

*Last name

Long Answer Length = 30

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_Q10C

*Age

Min = 0; Max = 999

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_R15

Please verify that you are listed first and all of the information is correct.

First name: [FirstName]
Last name: [LastName]
Age: [AgeOfPerson]

If all the information is correct, then press the Next button.
To make changes, please press the Previous button.

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_R17

What is this person's date of birth?

If exact date is not known, give your best estimate.

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_Q17A

Day

Min = 0; Max = 99

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_Q17B

Month

  • 01: January
  • 02: February
  • 03: March
  • 04: April
  • 05: May
  • 06: June
  • 07: July
  • 08: August
  • 09: September
  • 10: October
  • 11: November
  • 12: December

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_Q17C

Year

Min = 0; Max = 9999

Household composition (HHC) - Question identifier:HHC_Q20

What is the relationship of the following [people] to you?

  • 01: Your husband or wife
  • 02: Your common-law partner
  • 03: Your father or mother
  • 04: Your son or daughter (birth, adopted or step)
  • 05: Your brother or sister
  • 06: Your foster father or mother
  • 07: Your foster son or daughter
  • 08: Your grandfather or grandmother
  • 09: Your grandson or granddaughter
  • 10: Your in-law
  • 11: Other related
  • 12: Unrelated

Demographic information (DEM)

Demographic information (DEM) - Question identifier:DEM_R05

The following questions are about sex at birth and gender.

Demographic information (DEM) - Question identifier:DEM_Q05

What was this person's sex at birth?

Sex refers to sex assigned at birth.

  • 1: Male
  • 2: Female

Demographic information (DEM) - Question identifier:DEM_Q10

What is this person's gender?

Refers to current gender which may be different from sex assigned at birth and may be different from what is indicated on legal documents.

  • 1: Male
  • 2: Female
  • 3: Or please specify

Demographic information (DEM) - Question identifier:DEM_R15

Please verify that all of the information is correct.

If all the information is correct, then press the Next button.
To make changes, please press the Previous button.

Sex assigned at birth: [Male]
Gender: [Male]

Demographic information (DEM) - Question identifier:DEM_Q25

What is this person's marital status?

  • 1: Never legally married
  • 2: Legally married (and not separated)
  • 3: Separated, but still legally married
  • 4: Divorced
  • 5: Widowed

Demographic information (DEM) - Question identifier:DEM_Q30

Is this person living with a common-law partner?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling characteristics and tenure (DCT)

Dwelling characteristics and tenure (DCT) - Question identifier:DCT_R05

The following questions are about the characteristics of your dwelling.

Dwelling characteristics and tenure (DCT) - Question identifier:DCT_Q05

Is this dwelling owned by a member of this household?

A dwelling is considered owned whether or not it is fully paid for (in other words, there may be a mortgage on the dwelling).

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling characteristics and tenure (DCT) - Question identifier:DCT_Q10

Is this dwelling part of a condominium development?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling characteristics and tenure (DCT) - Question identifier:DCT_Q15

Is this dwelling part of a not-for-profit housing co-operative?

In a co-operative, all members jointly own the co-operative and occupy their dwelling units under a lease agreement.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling characteristics and tenure (DCT) - Question identifier:DCT_Q20

How many bedrooms are in this dwelling?
Number of bedrooms

Min = 0; Max = 99

Dwelling characteristics and tenure (DCT) - Question identifier:DCT_Q25

Is this dwelling in need of any repairs?

Would you say:

Do not include desirable remodelling or additions.

  • 1: No, only regular maintenance is needed, for example, painting, furnace cleaning, etc.
  • 2: Yes, minor repairs are needed, for example, missing or loose floor tiles, bricks or shingles, defective steps, railing or siding, etc.
  • 3: Yes, major repairs are needed, for example, defective plumbing or electrical wiring, structural repairs to walls, floors or ceilings, etc.

Dwelling characteristics and tenure (DCT) - Question identifier:DCT_Q30

Is this dwelling located on an agricultural operation that is operated by a member of this household?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR)

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_R01

The next questions are about the rent your household pays for this dwelling and any financial assistance you receive to help pay for the rent. Financial assistance includes rent assistance, rent supplement, rent allowances or situations where the rent is geared to income.

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q05

Does any member of your household have to report income to determine the amount of rent to pay?

Include rent geared to income housing.

Exclude times when it does not affect the rent to pay, e.g., when income is reported as proof of employment.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q10

Is the rent for your dwelling subsidized?

Rent is considered subsidized when the tenant pays less than the amount normally charged for the dwelling.

Include:
¿ social housing, public housing, government assisted housing, non-profit housing, housing subsidized by religious organizations
¿ rent geared to income, rent supplements, housing allowances and other rent subsidies.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q15

Who subsidizes the rent?

Is it:

Select all that apply.

  • 1: A housing co-operative
  • 2: A not-for-profit organization, other than a housing co-operative
  • 3: A government (e.g., municipal, provincial, territorial or federal government, or indigenous entity)
  • 4: A relative
  • 5: An employer
  • 6: A private company or individual (Exclude a relative or an employer.)
  • 7: Other

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q20

Specify the level of government or entity

Select all that apply.

  • 1: Municipal government
  • 2: Provincial or territorial government
  • 3: Federal government
  • 4: Indigenous entity

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q25

Who is your landlord?

Is it:

  • 1: A housing co-operative
  • 2: A not-for-profit organization, other than a housing co-operative
  • 3: A government (e.g., municipal, provincial, territorial or federal government, or indigenous entity)
  • 4: A relative
  • 5: An employer
  • 6: A private company or individual (Exclude a relative or an employer.)
  • 7: Other

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q30

Specify the level of government or entity

  • 1: Municipal government
  • 2: Provincial or territorial government
  • 3: Federal government
  • 4: Indigenous entity

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q35

Did your household get this dwelling from being on a waiting list for subsidized housing?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q40A

How long was your household on the waiting list before getting this dwelling?
Months

Min = 0; Max = 999

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q40B

Years

Min = 0; Max = 99.9

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q45

Some types of housing programs allow you to choose where you live and help pay for the rent. Is your household part of this type of housing program?

Include rent assistance programs that provide financial assistance directly to your household. e.g., rent allowance or rent supplements.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q50

Could your household use the rent assistance to move to any other dwelling available for rent?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_R55

What is the monthly rent paid for this dwelling?

¿ If the rent is reduced because of a subsidy or another reason, enter the reduced rent paid by the household
¿ If there is no dollar amount paid for the monthly rent, enter '0'
¿ Round to the nearest dollar. If the exact amount is not known, give a best estimate.

Exclude any expenses paid separately, e.g., electricity, cable, telephone.

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q55

Monthly rent

Min = 0; Max = 99999

Shelter costs and subsidy for renters (SCR) - Question identifier:SCR_Q60

Which of the following are included as part of the monthly rent?

Does it include:

Select all that apply.

  • 01: Electricity
  • 02: Oil, gas, coal, wood or other fuels
  • 03: Water and other municipal services
  • 04: Internet
  • 05: Cable
  • 06: Parking space
  • 07: Appliances (e.g., refrigerator, stove)
  • 08: Furniture
  • 09: Air conditioning
  • 10: Other
  • 11: None of the above

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN)

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q20

The next questions are about the costs associated with owning this dwelling.
Is there a mortgage on this dwelling?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q25

Are property taxes included in your mortgage payments?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q30

Do you have more than one mortgage on your dwelling?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q31

Specify the number of mortgages.

Min = 0; Max = 9

Number of mortgages

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q35

How often do you make regular mortgage payments?

Is it:

  • 01: Weekly
  • 02: Every two weeks
  • 03: Twice a month
  • 04: Monthly
  • 05: Quarterly
  • 06: Twice a year
  • 07: Annually
  • 08: Other

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q45

How much do you pay [for your mortgage weekly/bi-weekly/...], including your property taxes?

Mortgage payment

Min = 1; Max = 99999999

Exclude irregular and lump sum payments.
Round to the nearest dollar.

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q50

How much do you pay [for your mortgage weekly/bi-weekly/...]?

Mortgage payment

Min = 1; Max = 99999999

Exclude irregular and lump sum payments.
Round to the nearest dollar.

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q55

How much do you pay monthly for all these mortgages, including your property taxes?

Mortgage payment

Min = 1; Max = 99999999

Exclude irregular and lump sum payments.
Round to the nearest dollar.

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q60

How much do you pay monthly for all these mortgages?

Mortgage payment

Min = 1; Max = 99999999

Exclude irregular and lump sum payments.
Round to the nearest dollar.

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q65

What is the total annual property tax bill for this dwelling?

Annual property taxes

Min = 1; Max = 99999999

Include school taxes, special service charges and local improvements.
Round to the nearest dollar.

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q75

What is the regular monthly condominium fee for this dwelling?

Monthly condominium fee

Min = 1; Max = 99999999

Round to the nearest dollar.

Shelter costs and mortgages for owners (OWN) - Question identifier:OWN_Q80

How much is now owed on [your mortgage] on this property?

Total amount owed

Min = 1; Max = 99999999

Round to the nearest dollar.

Utilities (UTS)

Utilities (UTS) - Question identifier:UTS_Q05A

For this dwelling, what are the yearly payments for the following services?
Electricity

  • 1: None
  • 2: Included in rent or other payment
  • 3: Amount per year

Utilities (UTS) - Question identifier:UTS_Q05B

Rounded to the nearest dollar

Min = 0; Max = 99999

Utilities (UTS) - Question identifier:UTS_Q10A

Oil, gas, coal, wood or other fuels

  • 1: None
  • 2: Included in rent or other payment
  • 3: Amount per year

Utilities (UTS) - Question identifier:UTS_Q10B

Rounded to the nearest dollar

Min = 0; Max = 99999

Utilities (UTS) - Question identifier:UTS_Q15A

Water and other municipal services

  • 1: None
  • 2: Included in rent or other payment
  • 3: Amount per year

Utilities (UTS) - Question identifier:UTS_Q15B

Rounded to the nearest dollar

Min = 0; Max = 99999

Lodgers and accessory suites (LAS)

Lodgers and accessory suites (LAS) - Question identifier:LAS_R05

The next questions are about whether your household rents out parts of the dwelling.

Lodgers and accessory suites (LAS) - Question identifier:LAS_Q05

Are any members of the household paying rent as a lodger?

e.g., a room-mate, a boarder or a student renting a room

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Lodgers and accessory suites (LAS) - Question identifier:LAS_Q06

Is there a formal lease agreement?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Lodgers and accessory suites (LAS) - Question identifier:LAS_Q10

Who is paying rent as a lodger?

Select all that apply.

  • 1: List of household members

Lodgers and accessory suites (LAS) - Question identifier:LAS_Q15

On this property, are there any other dwellings that you own and rent out, such as basement suites, granny suites, or accessory suites?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Lodgers and accessory suites (LAS) - Question identifier:LAS_Q20

Is the title or property deed for these dwellings separate from your principal residence?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Rent leases (RLE)

Rent leases (RLE) - Question identifier:RLE_Q05

Does everyone in the household live in the dwelling together under one lease agreement?

Answer 'No' if there are separate lease agreements with the landlord or a sub-lease with the main tenant.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Economic hardship (EHA)

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q05A

In the past 12 months, did any member of your household ever do any of the following because they were short of money?
A. Ask for financial help from friends or relatives for day-to-day expenses

  • 1: Yes, often
  • 2: Yes, sometimes
  • 3: No

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q05B

B. Take on debt or sell an asset for day-to-day expenses

  • 1: Yes, often
  • 2: Yes, sometimes
  • 3: No

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q05C

C. Have to turn to a charity organization

e.g., a food bank, thrift store or a church

  • 1: Yes, often
  • 2: Yes, sometimes
  • 3: No

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q10

In the past 12 months, how difficult or easy was it for your household to meet its financial needs in terms of transportation, housing, food, clothing and other necessary expenses?

Would you say:

  • 1: Very difficult
  • 2: Difficult
  • 3: Neither difficult nor easy
  • 4: Easy
  • 5: Very easy

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q15

In the past 12 months, has any member of your household ever experienced significant financial difficulty because of increases in rent or mortgage payments?

If your household had no rent or mortgage payment obligations in the past 12 months, answer 'No'.

Would you say:

  • 1: Yes, often
  • 2: Yes, sometimes
  • 3: No

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q20A

(If EHA_Q15 = Yes, often)
Was this because your household had rent or mortgage subsidies that ended?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q20B

(If EHA_Q15 = Yes, sometimes)
Was this because your household had rent or mortgage subsidies that ended?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q25

In the past 12 months, has your household ever skipped or delayed a mortgage or rent payment?

If your household had no rent or mortgage payment obligations in the past 12 months, answer 'No'.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q30

Was it due to financial difficulties?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q35

Is your household currently behind in rent or mortgage payments?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Economic hardship (EHA) - Question identifier:EHA_Q40

How many months is your household behind?

  • 1: One month
  • 2: Two months
  • 3: Three months or more

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS)

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_R05

The next questions are about your satisfaction with your dwelling. Consider only aspects that are part of your dwelling or your building. Exclude your neighbourhood.

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q05

How satisfied are you with your dwelling?

Are you:

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_R10

How satisfied are you with the following aspects of your dwelling?

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10A

A. Having enough space overall in your home

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10B

B. Having enough bedrooms

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10C

C. Being affordable

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10D

D. Its condition

e.g., well maintained

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10E

E. Blocking regular noise from outside or from neighbours

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10F

F. Being accessible to someone using a wheelchair

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10G

G. Being safe and secure within the home

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10H

H. Being energy efficient

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10I

I. Being able to maintain a comfortable temperature in the winter

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling satisfaction (DWS) - Question identifier:DWS_Q10J

J. Being able to maintain a comfortable temperature in the summer

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Dwelling issues (DWI)

Dwelling issues (DWI) - Question identifier:DWI_Q05A

In the past 12 months, have you experienced any of the following issues in your dwelling?
A. Patches of mould or mildew larger than one square metre

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling issues (DWI) - Question identifier:DWI_Q05B

B. Infestations of unwanted pests

e.g., mice, bedbugs or cockroaches

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling issues (DWI) - Question identifier:DWI_Q05C

C. Undrinkable water coming from your faucets lasting more than one week

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling issues (DWI) - Question identifier:DWI_Q05D

D. Regular poor indoor air quality due to odours coming from neighbours or from the outside

e.g., tobacco smoke, fumes or other foul odours

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Neighbourhood services (NES)

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q05

How satisfied are you with your neighbourhood?

Neighbourhood refers to the area surrounding your home.

Are you:

  • 1: Very satisfied
  • 2: Satisfied
  • 3: Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • 4: Dissatisfied
  • 5: Very dissatisfied

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q10A

Thinking about your daily activities, to what extent do you need the following services?
A. Child care facilities

  • 1: High need
  • 2: Moderate need
  • 3: Low need
  • 4: No need

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q10B

B. Schools

  • 1: High need
  • 2: Moderate need
  • 3: Low need
  • 4: No need

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q10C

C. Employment services

  • 1: High need
  • 2: Moderate need
  • 3: Low need
  • 4: No need

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q10D

D. Medical services

e.g., community health centres and hospitals

  • 1: High need
  • 2: Moderate need
  • 3: Low need
  • 4: No need

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q10E

E. Community support services

e.g., Meals on Wheels, food banks, personal support services and crisis intervention and support

  • 1: High need
  • 2: Moderate need
  • 3: Low need
  • 4: No need

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q10F

F. Parks, bike paths, playgrounds and other free or low-cost recreation facilities

  • 1: High need
  • 2: Moderate need
  • 3: Low need
  • 4: No need

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q10G

G. Public transportation

e.g., buses, trains, subways and streetcars

  • 1: High need
  • 2: Moderate need
  • 3: Low need
  • 4: No need

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q10H

H. Shops, stores or markets to buy things your household needs

  • 1: High need
  • 2: Moderate need
  • 3: Low need
  • 4: No need

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q10I

I. Cultural facilities

e.g., libraries, theatres and galleries

  • 1: High need
  • 2: Moderate need
  • 3: Low need
  • 4: No need

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q15A

To what extent are your needs met for the following services within your neighbourhood?
A. Child care facilities

  • 1: Fully met
  • 2: Partially met
  • 3: Not met

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q15B

B. Schools

  • 1: Fully met
  • 2: Partially met
  • 3: Not met

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q15C

C. Employment services

  • 1: Fully met
  • 2: Partially met
  • 3: Not met

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q15D

D. Medical services

e.g., community health centres and hospitals

  • 1: Fully met
  • 2: Partially met
  • 3: Not met

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q15E

E. Community support services

e.g., Meals on Wheels, food banks, personal support services and crisis intervention and support

  • 1: Fully met
  • 2: Partially met
  • 3: Not met

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q15F

F. Parks, bike paths, playgrounds and other free or low-cost recreation facilities

  • 1: Fully met
  • 2: Partially met
  • 3: Not met

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q15G

G. Public transportation

e.g., buses, trains, subways and streetcars

  • 1: Fully met
  • 2: Partially met
  • 3: Not met

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q15H

H. Shops, stores or markets to buy things your household needs

  • 1: Fully met
  • 2: Partially met
  • 3: Not met

Neighbourhood services (NES) - Question identifier:NES_Q15I

I. Cultural facilities

e.g., libraries, theatres and galleries

  • 1: Fully met
  • 2: Partially met
  • 3: Not met

Changes in satisfaction (CGS)

Changes in satisfaction (CGS) - Question identifier:CGS_R05

The following questions are about how your satisfaction with your dwelling and neighbourhood may have changed over the past five years.

If you lived in the same dwelling five years ago, compare your satisfaction now with your satisfaction then. If you lived in a different dwelling five years ago, compare where you live now with where you lived then.

Changes in satisfaction (CGS) - Question identifier:CGS_Q05

Compared to five years ago, has your satisfaction with your dwelling increased, decreased or remained about the same?

  • 1: Increased
  • 2: Decreased
  • 3: About the same

Changes in satisfaction (CGS) - Question identifier:CGS_Q10

Compared to five years ago, has your satisfaction with your neighbourhood increased, decreased or remained about the same?

  • 1: Increased
  • 2: Decreased
  • 3: About the same

Neighbourhood safety and crime (NSC)

Neighbourhood safety and crime (NSC) - Question identifier:NSC_R05

Now, some general questions on crime and safety.

Neighbourhood safety and crime (NSC) - Question identifier:NSC_Q05

Compared to other areas in Canada, do you think your neighbourhood has a higher amount of crime, about the same or a lower amount of crime?

Neighbourhood refers to the area surrounding your home.

  • 1: Higher
  • 2: About the same
  • 3: Lower

Neighbourhood safety and crime (NSC) - Question identifier:NSC_Q10

During the last five years, do you think that crime in your neighbourhood has increased, decreased or remained about the same?

  • 1: Increased
  • 2: Decreased
  • 3: About the same
  • 4: Just moved into the area or have not lived in neighbourhood long enough

Neighbourhood safety and crime (NSC) - Question identifier:NSC_Q15

How safe do you feel from crime walking alone in your area after dark?

Do you feel:

If you cannot walk, consider how safe you would feel if you went out in a wheelchair.

  • 1: Very safe
  • 2: Reasonably safe
  • 3: Somewhat unsafe
  • 4: Very unsafe
  • 5: Do not walk alone

Neighbourhood safety and crime (NSC) - Question identifier:NSC_Q20

If you felt safer from crime, would you walk alone in your area after dark more often?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Neighbourhood issues (NEI)

Neighbourhood issues (NEI) - Question identifier:NEI_Q05A

In your neighbourhood, how much of a problem are the following issues?
A. Noisy neighbours or loud parties

  • 1: A big problem
  • 2: A moderate problem
  • 3: A small problem
  • 4: Not a problem

Neighbourhood issues (NEI) - Question identifier:NEI_Q05B

B. People hanging around on the streets

  • 1: A big problem
  • 2: A moderate problem
  • 3: A small problem
  • 4: Not a problem

Neighbourhood issues (NEI) - Question identifier:NEI_Q05C

C. Garbage or litter lying around

  • 1: A big problem
  • 2: A moderate problem
  • 3: A small problem
  • 4: Not a problem

Neighbourhood issues (NEI) - Question identifier:NEI_Q05D

D. Vandalism, graffiti and other deliberate damage to property or vehicles

  • 1: A big problem
  • 2: A moderate problem
  • 3: A small problem
  • 4: Not a problem

Neighbourhood issues (NEI) - Question identifier:NEI_Q05E

E. People being attacked or harassed because of their skin colour, ethnic origin or religion

  • 1: A big problem
  • 2: A moderate problem
  • 3: A small problem
  • 4: Not a problem

Neighbourhood issues (NEI) - Question identifier:NEI_Q05F

F. People using or dealing drugs

  • 1: A big problem
  • 2: A moderate problem
  • 3: A small problem
  • 4: Not a problem

Neighbourhood issues (NEI) - Question identifier:NEI_Q05G

G. People being drunk or rowdy in public places

  • 1: A big problem
  • 2: A moderate problem
  • 3: A small problem
  • 4: Not a problem

Neighbourhood issues (NEI) - Question identifier:NEI_Q05H

H. Abandoned buildings

  • 1: A big problem
  • 2: A moderate problem
  • 3: A small problem
  • 4: Not a problem

Neighbourhood issues (NEI) - Question identifier:NEI_Q05I

I. Smog or air pollution

  • 1: A big problem
  • 2: A moderate problem
  • 3: A small problem
  • 4: Not a problem

Previous accommodations (PAC)

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_R05

The next questions are about your moving history.

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q05

When did you move to your current dwelling?

Would you say:

  • 01: Less than 1 year ago
  • 02: 1 year to less than 2 years ago
  • 03: 2 years to less than 3 years ago
  • 04: 3 years to less than 4 years ago
  • 05: 4 years to less than 5 years ago
  • 06: 5 years to less than 10 years ago
  • 07: 10 or more years ago
  • 08: Always lived here

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q10

In relation to your current dwelling, where was your previous dwelling located?

Was it:

  • 1: In the same city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve
  • 2: In a different city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve in Canada
  • 3: Outside Canada

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q15A

Specify the name of the city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve of previous dwelling

Long Answer Length = 80

Note: Give the name of the city or town rather than the metropolitan area of which it is part.

For example:
¿Saanich rather than Victoria (metropolitan area)
¿St. Albert rather than Edmonton (metropolitan area)
¿Laval rather than Montréal (metropolitan area).

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q15B

Select the province/territory

  • 10: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 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

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q15C

Specify the postal code

Long Answer Length = 6

Example: A9A 9A9

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q23

Did anyone in your current household move with you from your previous dwelling?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q25

Who in your current household was living with you in your previous dwelling?

Select all that apply.

  • 1: List of household members

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q30

How did you occupy your previous dwelling?

Did you:

  • 1: Own it or partially own it
  • 2: Rent it
  • 3: Live there rent-free

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q35

Was your previous dwelling's rent subsidized?

Rent is considered subsidized when the tenant pays less than the amount normally charged for the dwelling.

Include:
¿ social housing, public housing, government assisted housing, non-profit housing, housing subsidized by religious organizations
¿ rent geared to income, rent supplements, housing allowances and other rent subsidies.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q40

Did you receive rent assistance while living at your previous dwelling?

Include rent assistance programs that provide financial assistance directly to your household, e.g., rent allowances or rent supplements.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Previous accommodations (PAC) - Question identifier:PAC_Q45

People move for a variety of reasons, either voluntary or non-voluntary. Why did you move from your previous dwelling?

Was it:

Select all that apply.

  • 01: Because you were forced to move by a landlord, a bank or other financial institution or the government
  • 02: Due to a natural disaster or fire
  • 03: For a new job or job transfer
  • 04: For a new school
  • 05: To form own household
  • 06: To be closer to family (Include family related health reasons, economic reasons or any other family related reasons.)
  • 07: Because of a change in household or family size (Include marriage, divorce, separation or child birth or adoption.)
  • 08: To reduce commuting time
  • 09: To upgrade to a larger dwelling or better quality dwelling
  • 10: To reduce housing costs (Include downsizing.)
  • 11: To be in a more desirable neighbourhood
  • 12: For personal health reasons (Include need for an accessible home, access to support services or any other reasons.)
  • 13: To become a homeowner
  • 14: Other

Waitlist for social and affordable housing (WSA)

Waitlist for social and affordable housing (WSA) - Question identifier:WSA_Q05

Is any member of your household currently on a waiting list for subsidized housing?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Waitlist for social and affordable housing (WSA) - Question identifier:WSA_Q10

Who is on a waiting list?

Select all that apply.

  • 1: List of household members

Waitlist for social and affordable housing (WSA) - Question identifier:WSA_R15

How long has your household been waiting for subsidized housing?

If more than one member is on a waiting list for subsidized housing, enter the longest wait time.

e.g., one and a half years could be entered as '18' months or '1.5' years

Waitlist for social and affordable housing (WSA) - Question identifier:WSA_Q15A

Months

Min = 0; Max = 999

Waitlist for social and affordable housing (WSA) - Question identifier:WSA_Q15B

Years

Min = 0; Max = 99.9

Waitlist for social and affordable housing (WSA) - Question identifier:WSA_Q20

In the past 12 months, was anyone in your household offered a subsidized dwelling which was turned down?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Waitlist for social and affordable housing (WSA) - Question identifier:WSA_Q25

Why was the offered dwelling turned down?

Was it because of:

Select all that apply.

  • 1: The size of dwelling offered
  • 2: An unsuitable location (e.g., too far from services and employment)
  • 3: Accessibility or health and safety issues
  • 4: Other

Intentions to move (ITM)

Intentions to move (ITM) - Question identifier:ITM_R05

The next questions are about your intentions to move in the future.

Intentions to move (ITM) - Question identifier:ITM_Q05

How much longer do you plan to stay in your current dwelling?

Would you say:

  • 01: Less than 1 year
  • 02: 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 03: 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 04: 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 05: 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 06: 5 years to less than 10 years
  • 07: 10 or more years
  • 08: No plans to move
  • 09: Don't know

Intentions to move (ITM) - Question identifier:ITM_Q10

In relation to your current dwelling, where do you plan to move?

Is it:

  • 1: In the same city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve
  • 2: In a different city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve in Canada
  • 3: Outside Canada

Intentions to move (ITM) - Question identifier:ITM_Q20

Will anyone in your current household move with you?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No
  • 3: Don't know

Intentions to move (ITM) - Question identifier:ITM_Q25

Who in your current household will move with you?

Select all that apply.

  • 1: List of household members

Intentions to move (ITM) - Question identifier:ITM_Q30

How do you plan to occupy the new dwelling?

Will you:

  • 1: Own it or partially own it
  • 2: Rent it
  • 3: Live there rent-free

Intentions to move (ITM) - Question identifier:ITM_Q35

People move for a variety of reasons, either voluntary or non-voluntary. Why do you plan to move from your dwelling?

Is it:

Select all that apply.

  • 01: Because you will be forced to move by a landlord, a bank or other financial institution or the government
  • 02: Due to a natural disaster or fire
  • 03: For a new job or job transfer
  • 04: For a new school
  • 05: To form own household
  • 06: To be closer to family (Include family related health reasons, economic reasons or any other family related reasons.)
  • 07: Because of a change in household or family size (Include marriage, divorce, separation or child birth or adoption.)
  • 08: To reduce commuting time
  • 09: To upgrade to a larger dwelling or better quality dwelling
  • 10: To reduce housing costs (Include downsizing.)
  • 11: To be in a more desirable neighbourhood
  • 12: For personal health reasons (Include need for an accessible home, access to support services or any other reasons.)
  • 13: To become a homeowner
  • 14: Other

Volunteering (VOL)

Volunteering (VOL) - Question identifier:VOL_R05

Now, a few questions about volunteering in general. Include any unpaid volunteer work you provided to groups or organizations, for example, schools, religious organizations, sports or community associations.

Volunteering (VOL) - Question identifier:VOL_Q05

In the past 12 months, did you do unpaid volunteer work for any organization?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Volunteering (VOL) - Question identifier:VOL_Q10

In the past 12 months, on average, about how many hours per month did you volunteer?

Would you say:

  • 1: Less than 1 hour per month
  • 2: Between 1 and less than 5 hours per month
  • 3: Between 5 and less than 15 hours per month
  • 4: 15 hours or more per month

Civic engagement (CER)

Civic engagement (CER) - Question identifier:CER_Q05

In the past 12 months, were you a member of or participant in a community group within your neighbourhood?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Civic engagement (CER) - Question identifier:CER_Q10

Specify how many community groups

  • 1: 1
  • 2: 2
  • 3: 3
  • 4: 4
  • 5: 5
  • 6: 6 or more

Civic engagement (CER) - Question identifier:CER_Q15

In the past 12 months, how often did you participate in community group activities and meetings?

Would you say:

  • 1: At least once a week
  • 2: A few times a month
  • 3: Once a month
  • 4: Once or twice a year
  • 5: Not in the past year

Civic engagement (CER) - Question identifier:CER_Q20

During the last five years, has your involvement in community groups increased, decreased or remained about the same?

  • 1: Increased
  • 2: Decreased
  • 3: About the same

Life satisfaction (LIS)

Life satisfaction (LIS) - Question identifier:LIS_R05

The following questions ask how satisfied you feel about different aspects of your life.

Life satisfaction (LIS) - Question identifier:LIS_Q05

Using a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means "Very dissatisfied" and 10 means "Very satisfied", how do you feel about your life as a whole right now?

  • 00: 0 - Very dissatisfied
  • 01: 1
  • 02: 2
  • 03: 3
  • 04: 4
  • 05: 5
  • 06: 6
  • 07: 7
  • 08: 8
  • 09: 9
  • 10: 10 - Very satisfied

Life satisfaction (LIS) - Question identifier:LIS_Q10

During the last five years, do you think your satisfaction with your life as a whole has increased, decreased or remained about the same?

  • 1: Increased
  • 2: Decreased
  • 3: About the same

Community satisfaction (COS)

Community satisfaction (COS) - Question identifier:COS_Q05

Using a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means "Very dissatisfied" and 10 means "Very satisfied", how satisfied are you with feeling as part of your community?

  • 00: 0 - Very dissatisfied
  • 01: 1
  • 02: 2
  • 03: 3
  • 04: 4
  • 05: 5
  • 06: 6
  • 07: 7
  • 08: 8
  • 09: 9
  • 10: 10 - Very satisfied

Community satisfaction (COS) - Question identifier:COS_Q10

During the last five years, do you think your satisfaction with feeling as part of your community has increased, decreased or remained about the same?

  • 1: Increased
  • 2: Decreased
  • 3: About the same

Dwelling accessibility adaptation (DAA)

Dwelling accessibility adaptation (DAA) - Question identifier:DAA_R05

The next questions are about dwelling modifications that were made or will be made as a result of a physical or mental disability, condition or illness.

Dwelling accessibility adaptation (DAA) - Question identifier:DAA_Q05

Does any member of your household have a physical or mental disability, condition or illness that makes it necessary to have adaptations to your dwelling?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling accessibility adaptation (DAA) - Question identifier:DAA_Q10

Does your dwelling have all the adaptations that your household needs?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling accessibility adaptation (DAA) - Question identifier:DAA_Q15

Why does your dwelling not have all the adaptations your household needs?

Would you say:

Select all that apply.

  • 01: Cannot afford it
  • 02: Cannot find someone to do it
  • 03: Not allowed to do it
  • 04: Planning to move in the near future
  • 05: Not enough time yet
  • 06: Not worth doing
  • 07: Don't know how to go about getting it done
  • 08: Other

Dwelling accessibility adaptation (DAA) - Question identifier:DAA_Q20

Did your household make any renovations or improvements to adapt your dwelling?

Include renovations or improvements that your household did themselves or requested someone to do, e.g., a contractor or landlord.
Exclude adaptations that were already present when you moved in.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling accessibility adaptation (DAA) - Question identifier:DAA_Q25

Would any member of your household have had to move to another dwelling or care facility if any of the adaptations had not been done?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling accessibility adaptation (DAA) - Question identifier:DAA_Q30

Would any member of your household have had to provide additional care or support to another member of the household if any of the adaptations had not been done?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Dwelling accessibility adaptation (DAA) - Question identifier:DAA_Q35

Does your household plan on doing any renovations in the next five years to improve the accessibility of your dwelling for the future?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

General health (GH)

General health (GH) - Question identifier:GH_R05

The following questions are about health. By health, we mean not only the absence of disease or injury but also physical, mental and social well-being. Information on health will help understand the housing needs of different populations in Canada.

General health (GH) - Question identifier:GH_Q05

In general, how is your health?

Would you say:

  • 1: Excellent
  • 2: Very good
  • 3: Good
  • 4: Fair
  • 5: Poor

General health (GH) - Question identifier:GH_Q10

In general, how is your mental health?

Would you say:

  • 1: Excellent
  • 2: Very good
  • 3: Good
  • 4: Fair
  • 5: Poor

Homelessness (HOM)

Homelessness (HOM) - Question identifier:HOM_R05

The following questions ask about any experiences of being homeless.

Homelessness (HOM) - Question identifier:HOM_Q05

Have you ever been homeless, that is, having to live in a homeless shelter, on the street or in parks, in a makeshift shelter or in an abandoned building?

e.g., living in locations not intended for human habitation such as cars, laneways, sidewalks
Exclude:
¿ staying with family, friends or strangers or living in hotels, hostels or rented accommodations
¿ homelessness experienced outside of Canada.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Homelessness (HOM) - Question identifier:HOM_Q10

What is the longest period of time for which you have been homeless?

Would you say:

  • 1: Less than 1 month
  • 2: 1 month to less than 1 year
  • 3: 1 year or more

Homelessness (HOM) - Question identifier:HOM_Q15

In what year did you last experience a period of homelessness?

  • 1: Year experienced homelessness

Homelessness (HOM) - Question identifier:HOM_Q20

How long were you homeless during this period?

Would you say:

  • 1: Less than 1 month
  • 2: 1 month to less than 1 year
  • 3: 1 year or more

Homelessness (HOM) - Question identifier:HOM_Q25

Have you ever had to temporarily live with family or friends, or anywhere else because you had nowhere else to live?

e.g., 'couch surfing' or not having a regular or stable dwelling.
Exclude living in hotels, hostels or rented accommodations.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Homelessness (HOM) - Question identifier:HOM_Q30

What is the longest period of time for which you had to live with family, friends, or anywhere else because you had nowhere else to live?

Would you say:

  • 1: Less than 1 month
  • 2: 1 month to less than 1 year
  • 3: 1 year or more

Household characteristics (HOC)

Household characteristics (HOC) - Question identifier:HOC_R01

The next questions ask for additional information about your household.

Language (LAN)

Language (LAN) - Question identifier:LAN_Q05

Can this person speak English or French well enough to conduct a conversation?

  • 1: English only
  • 2: French only
  • 3: Both English and French
  • 4: Neither English nor French

Language (LAN) - Question identifier:LAN_Q10

What language does this person speak most often at home?

Select all that apply.

  • 1: English
  • 2: French
  • 3: Other language

Language (LAN) - Question identifier:LAN_Q15

Does this person speak any other languages on a regular basis at home?

Select all that apply.

  • 1: No
  • 2: Yes, English
  • 3: Yes, French
  • 4: Yes, other language

Language (LAN) - Question identifier:LAN_Q20

What is the language that this person first learned at home in childhood and still understands?

If this person no longer understands the first language learned, indicate the second language learned.
Select all that apply.

  • 1: English
  • 2: French
  • 3: Other language

Aboriginal identity (ABI)

Aboriginal identity (ABI) - Question identifier:ABI_Q05

Is this person an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit)?

Note: First Nations (North American Indian) includes Status and Non-Status Indians.
If "Yes", select the response(s) that best describe(s) this person now.


^{HHC_Q10A} ^{HHC_Q10B} (age ^{HHC_Q10C})

  • 1: No, not an Aboriginal person
  • 2: Yes, First Nations (North American Indian)
  • 3: Yes, Métis
  • 4: Yes, Inuk (Inuit)

Population groups (PG)

Population groups (PG) - Question identifier:PG_Q05

Is this person:

Select more than one answer or specify, if applicable.
This question collects information in accordance with the Employment Equity Act and its Regulations and Guidelines to support programs that promote equal opportunity for everyone to share in the social, cultural, and economic life of Canada.

  • 01: White
  • 02: South Asian e.g., East Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, etc.
  • 03: Chinese
  • 04: Black
  • 05: Filipino
  • 06: Latin American
  • 07: Arab
  • 08: Southeast Asian e.g., Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Thai, etc.
  • 09: West Asian e.g., Iranian, Afghan, etc.
  • 10: Korean
  • 11: Japanese
  • 12: Other - specify:

Sexual orientation (SOR)

Sexual orientation (SOR) - Question identifier:SOR_Q05

The next question asks about sexual orientation. The need to collect data on sexual orientation stems from issues related to human rights, including experiences of discrimination and victimization that some people may encounter when trying to access housing.
What is your sexual orientation?

  • 1: Heterosexual
  • 2: Homosexual (e.g., lesbian or gay)
  • 3: Bisexual
  • 4: Please specify

Education (ED)

Education (ED) - Question identifier:ED_Q05

What is the highest certificate, diploma or degree that this person has completed?

  • 1: Less than high school diploma or its equivalent
  • 2: High school diploma or a high school
    equivalency certificate
  • 3: Trade certificate or diploma
  • 4: College, CEGEP or other non-university
    certificate or diploma (other than trades
    certificates or diplomas)
  • 5: University certificate or diploma below the
    bachelor's level
  • 6: Bachelor's degree e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • 7: University certificate, diploma, degree above the
    bachelor's level

Education (ED) - Question identifier:ED_Q10

Did this person attend a school, college, CEGEP or university at any time since September 2018?

Report only attendance for courses that can be used as credits towards a certificate, diploma or degree. Distance learning for credit is included.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Education (ED) - Question identifier:ED_Q15

What type of educational institution did this person attend?

Select all that apply.

  • 1: Elementary, junior high school or high school
  • 2: Trade school, college, CEGEP or other non-university institution
  • 3: University

Employment (EMP)

Employment (EMP) - Question identifier:EMP_R01

The following questions concern activities of members of your household last week, meaning the week beginning on Sunday and ending on Saturday.

Employment (EMP) - Question identifier:EMP_Q05

Last week, did this person work at a job or business?

Select 'Yes' if this person worked at least one hour:
¿ for pay (wages, salary, etc.)
¿ in self-employment.
Select 'No' if this person:
¿ was away from work for the entire week for a reason such as vacation, illness, work schedule or layoff
¿ did not have a job or business.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Employment (EMP) - Question identifier:EMP_Q10

Last week, did this person have a job or business from which they were absent?

Select 'Yes' if this person:
¿ was away from work for the entire week for a reason such as vacation, illness, parental leave or work schedule
¿ was self-employed with a business, but no work was available.
Select 'No' if this person:
¿ did not have a job or business
¿ had a casual job, but no work was available.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Employment (EMP) - Question identifier:EMP_Q15

What was the main reason this person was absent from work last week?

  • 01: Vacation
  • 02: Own illness or disability
  • 03: Caring for own children
  • 04: Caring for elder relative (60 years of age or older)
  • 05: Maternity or parental leave
  • 06: Other personal or family responsibilities
  • 07: Labour dispute (strike or lockout) (Employees only)
  • 08: Temporary layoff due to business conditions (Employees only)
  • 09: Seasonal layoff (Employees only)
  • 10: Casual job, no work available (Employees only)
  • 11: Work schedule (e.g., shift work 10 days on, 10 days off, employees only)
  • 12: Self-employed, no work available (Self-employed only)
  • 13: Seasonal business (Excluding employees)
  • 14: Other - specify:

Employment (EMP) - Question identifier:EMP_Q20A

When did this person start working at their current job or business?
Year

Min = 0; Max = 9999

Employment (EMP) - Question identifier:EMP_Q20B

Month

  • 01: January
  • 02: February
  • 03: March
  • 04: April
  • 05: May
  • 06: June
  • 07: July
  • 08: August
  • 09: September
  • 10: October
  • 11: November
  • 12: December

Employment (EMP) - Question identifier:EMP_Q25

Is this person currently looking for a job?

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Employment (EMP) - Question identifier:EMP_Q30

At this time, what would help this person most to find a job?

Would you say:

  • 01: Skills training (e.g., computer, language, writing, skilled trades)
  • 02: More education (academic)
  • 03: Child care assistance
  • 04: Work experience
  • 05: Job finding clubs
  • 06: Resume writing skills
  • 07: Moving to another city or region
  • 08: Help in starting a business or entrepreneurship training
  • 09: Transportation
  • 10: Contacts or networking
  • 11: Better health
  • 12: More jobs or work available
  • 13: Other

Main activity (ACT)

Main activity (ACT) - Question identifier:ACT_Q05

In the last 12 months, what was this person's main activity?

Was it:

  • 01: Working at a job or business or self employed
  • 02: Looking for work
  • 03: Going to school
  • 04: Keeping house
  • 05: Caring for other family members including young children
  • 06: Retired
  • 07: Long term illness or disability
  • 08: Doing volunteer work
  • 09: No main activity
  • 10: Other

Veterans (VAC)

Veterans (VAC) - Question identifier:VAC_Q05

Has this person ever had any Canadian military service?

Include service in Regular Force, Reserve Force, Army, Navy or Air Force.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Veterans (VAC) - Question identifier:VAC_Q10

Is this person currently a member of the Canadian Armed Forces?

Include Regular or Reserve Forces.

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No

Veterans (VAC) - Question identifier:VAC_Q15

In what year was this person released from the Canadian Armed Forces?

If exact year is not known, provide best estimate.

  • 1: Year released from CAF
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