I have the following research question:
"I am looking for information (from 2006) about employment of
elementary teachers in Ontario. More specifically, I'm looking to find out information about the distribution of gender across elementary school teachers at that time."
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
The following products may be of interest to your client.
The Elementary-Secondary Education Statistics Project (ESESP) tables in the DLI collection provide number of educators in elementary and secondary public schools, by sex in Ontario for 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 (elementary and secondary are grouped together however and the data is on "educators" - this is explained in the notes at the bottom of the tables).
The following 2006 Census topic based tabulations on occupation have provincial level data by sex and National Occupational Classification for Statistics 2006 including “E132 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers”.
Occupation - National Occupational Classification for Statistics 2006 (720), Class of Worker (6) and Sex (3) for the Labour Force 15 Years and Over of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data (97-559-XCB2006011)
Occupation - National Occupational Classification for Statistics 2006 (720C), Sex (3) and Selected Demographic, Cultural, Labour Force, Educational and Income Characteristics (273) for the Population 15 Years and Over of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data (97-564-XCB2006005)
(Available at: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/tbt/Lp-eng.cfm?LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GID=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=0&PRID=0&PTYPE=88971,97154&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=743&Temporal=2006&THEME=74&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=)
This Labour Force Survey CANSIM table also provides data by NOC-S but I suspect that the occupation breakdown available here is too general for your client.
CANSIM Table 282-0010 Labour force survey estimates (LFS), by National Occupational Classification for Statistics (NOC-S) and sex, annual (persons unless otherwise noted)
v2372853 Ontario; Labour force (x 1,000); Teachers and professors [E1, E130]; Males (annual, 1987 to 2010)
v2373057 Ontario; Labour force (x 1,000); Teachers and professors [E1, E130]; Females (annual, 1987 to 2010)
If these products don't meet your client's needs, we would be happy to confirm if other data are available on a cost recovery basis as a custom tabulation.
Organizations such as provincial teachers' federations may also publish relevant statistics in their publications so you may wish to look into this as well.