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Gathering labour market information on Canada's early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce: Data collection methods and classification systems

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Child Care Human Resources Sector Council
Publication Date: 
1 Jan 2010

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Without quality data on the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce, accurately defining and addressing labour market and human resource issues from a provincial/territorial or pan-Canadian perspective is challenging. Many in the sector are unaware of the different data collection methods for the ECEC workforce or do not understand their importance in addressing HR issues. The CCHRSC has produced Gathering Labour Market Information on Canada's Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Workforce: Data Collection Methods and Classification Systems -- a report developed to inform sector stakeholders about the important tools and methods used to collect and organize quality and accurate data on the workforce.

This report summarizes a selection of data collection tools and classification systems used in Canada, and is designed to clearly describe their key functions, including purpose, types of data collected, who uses the information, why the data is important and the impact on the ECEC sector.