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SLID (Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics)


At the heart of the survey's objectives is the understanding of the economic well-being of Canadians: what economic shifts do individuals and families live through, and how does it vary with changes in their paid work, family make-up, receipt of government transfers or other factors?

Starting with the 2012 reference year, annual individual and family income data is produced by the Canadian Income Survey (CIS). The CIS is a new cross-sectional survey developed to provide information on the income and income sources of Canadians, along with their individual and household characteristics.

The CIS reports on many of the same statistics as the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID), which last reported on income for the 2011 reference year. Prior to SLID, income data came from the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF).