Generation status of person
Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on January 11, 2016.
Generation status refers to whether or not the person or the person's parents were born in Canada.
Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.
'Generation status of person' is derived from responses to questions concerning the person's place of birth and the places of birth of their parents.
Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards
The "Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2020 Censuses of Population and Housing", 2015 uses the expression "descendants of foreign-born". It notes that several generations of descendants can be distinguished but that population censuses generally focus only on persons whose parents were born abroad, often referred to as the 'second generation'. The definitions and much of the terminology presented here are compatible with those used in this standard.
- Classification of generation status June 22, 2021 to current
- Classification of Generation Status April 18, 2011 to June 21, 2021
Relation to previous version
- Generation status of person January 11, 2016 to current
June 22, 2021 - The Classification of generation status has been modified to add more detail on second generation.
January 10, 2016 - This standard has been updated by correcting the definition of generation status in French.
- Generation status of person April 18, 2011 to January 10, 2016
This was the departmental standard from April 18, 2011 to January 10, 2016.