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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).

Publications using this survey

Charbonneau, J. (2017).  L'impact des tarifs de garde sur l'offre de travail des femmes au Canada. Économie. Montréal, QC: Universite de Quebec a Montreal. Abstract
Milligan, K., and Schirle T. (2017).  Health capacity to work at older ages: Evidence from Canada. (Wise, D. A., Ed.),{Social security programs and retirement around the world: The capacity to work at older ages}, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Abstract
Ravanera, Z. R., Wang J., Roderic B., and Liu J. (2017).  Vulnerable young adults' entry into full-time work: An analysis using the Canadian Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics. PCLC Discussion Paper Series, 4 (1), , MarchLondon, ON: Population Change and LifeCourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster. Abstract