Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Union Memberships Among Visible Minorites


A researcher is looking for union memberships for Aboriginal and visible minority populations. Union memberships shows up in the Labour Force Historical Review and the Labour Force Survey PUMF, but neither seems to include anything about Aboriginal or visible minorities. The LFS questionnaire does ask about Aboriginal status, so I would guess that the researcher might access this tabulation via a Research Data Centre. But, is there any way to get information on memberships by visible minority status?


The Labour Force Survey (LFS) does have custom tabulations with union coverage for aboriginals living off reserves, but it does not collect data on visible minorities.