Modified on November 14, 2007
Refers to the reasons why persons could not have started a job in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006). Reasons provided to respondents included: already had a job, temporary illness or disability, personal or family responsibilities, going to school, and the residual category 'Other reasons'. Respondents could answer that they could have started a job in the week prior to Census Day.
This variable is used to derive the respondent's labour force activity status. Other than for specialized research in consultation with census labour market analysts, the use of this variable on its own is not recommended.