A job is any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation. This includes those who work as employees for businesses and proprietors who work for themselves.
Due to limitations of source data, both full- and part-time jobs are included and counted equally, i.e. job counts are not adjusted to full-time equivalents. Geographically, employee jobs are always reported by the place of work rather than the worker’s place of residence. Conversely, self-employed jobs are always reported by their place of residence. Unpaid family workers and volunteers are excluded from all Emsi data.
Source: Emsi data based primarily on the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH), Canadian Business Patterns (CBP), Labour Force Survey (LFS), and the Census.