What it is:
Because there are multiple sources of employment data by industry available in Canada, some discretion has to be used in determining which source should be considered primary (all other sets are adjusted to its figures). Emsi considers SEPH to be the best candidate for being the primary set for employee counts and employee earnings by industry. At the most detailed, SEPH provides us 4-digit NAICS detail by province/territory. Because SEPH is a ‘suppressed’ set (meaning that some industries are withheld for confidentiality purposes), Emsi uses a proprietary process to un-suppress the data.
When to use it:
Employees is great at capturing wage & salaried jobs.