Aboriginal Economic Development
Aboriginal issues are a pressing and intractable problem for all Canadians. Among the many pressing Aboriginal issues are the economic ones. We utilize Census data to explore employment, labour force, and schooling for Aboriginal people in Canada. While there are many explanations for the employment gap between Aboriginal and other Canadians, the schooling gap is obviously a major one.
Aboriginal Employment and Unemployment: The document compares the 2001 and 2006 Censuses in terms of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal employment for Canada as a whole, as well as on-reserve and off-reserve locations.
Aboriginal Labour Force by Schooling: The document summarizes data from the 2006 Census in terms of highest level of schooling for Aboriginal on-reserve and off-reserve Canadians, as well as non-Aboriginal Canadians.
Aboriginal Schooling Gap: The document uses data from the 2006 Census to quantify the schooling gap between Aborignal Canadians on-reserve, Aboriginal Canadians off-reserve, and non-Aborigional Canadians.