Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Full-time or part-time weeks worked during the reference year

Release date: November 17, 2021


Refers to whether the weeks worked during the reference year were full-time weeks (30 hours or more per week) or not, on the basis of all jobs held. Persons with a part-time job for part of the year and a full-time job for another part of the year were to report the information for the job at which they worked the most weeks.

Statistical unit(s)


Reported in

2021 and 2016 (25% sample); 2011Footnote 1 (30% sample); 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 (20% sample). For availability prior to 1981, please refer to Appendix 2.1.

Reported for

Population aged 15 years and over, in private households, who worked for pay or in self-employment during the reference year.

Question number(s)

Direct variable: Question 55a)


Did not work in 2020; Full time (30 hours or more per week); Part time (less than 30 hours per week)


The reference year is 2020.


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