Multiple modes of commuting of employed person
Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on March 16, 2021.
Multiple modes of commuting refers to all modes of transportation a person uses to travel to their place of work.
Employed person refers to those who, during the reference period, had a labour force status of 'employed'. That is, those who, during the reference period:
(a) Did any work at all at a job or business, that is, paid work in the context of an employer-employee relationship, or self-employment. This also includes persons who did unpaid family work, which is defined as unpaid work contributing directly to the operation of a farm, business or professional practice owned and operated by a related member of the same household; or
(b) Had a job but were not at work due to factors such as their own illness or disability, personal or family responsibilities, vacation or a labour dispute. This category excludes persons not at work because they were on layoff or between casual jobs, and those who did not then have a job (even if they had a job to start at a future date).
This variable applies only to those persons whose workplace location in Canada was not their home.
This concept allows users to assess how many people use two or more of: private vehicles, public transit and other means when commuting to work. These modes can be used by the worker all on the same day or all on a usual basis.
Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards
There are no relevant internationally recognized standards.
- Classification of mode of commuting March 16, 2021 to current
Relation to previous version
- Multiple modes of commuting of employed person March 16, 2021 to current
This is the current standard.