Farmworkers in Canada

In 2006 there were 229,373 farms with a total farm population of 684,260 - 2.2% (of wich 642,715 - rural and 41,540 - urban), from a total of 31,511,587 population of Canada and 6,216,135 rural population in Canada.[1]

In 2011, the total labour force was 17,990,080.[2]

The forest industry in Canada employs about 600,000 people, largely in harvesting, milling, processing and manufacturing jobs. Canada’s forest products range from raw logs, timber and pulp and paper to a growing suite of bioproducts and other emerging high-value, forest-derived goods and services in demand by both domestic and international markets.[3]

In 2001 there were 246,923 farms with a total farm population of 729,405 - 2.4% (of wich 697,960 - rural and 31,445 - urban), from a total of 29,914,315 population of Canada and 6,053,467 rural population in Canada.[1]

Year Farms Farm area (ha) Avg farm size (ha) Owned (ha) Rented/leased (ha) Land in crops Notes
2011 205,730 64,814,143 314 - - - [4]
2006 229,373 67,586,739 295 41,377,673 26,209,066 35,912,247 [5]
2001 246,923 67,502,446 273 42,265,706 25,236,740 36,395,150 [5]
1996 276,548 68,054,956 246 43,060,963 24,993,993 34,918,733 [5]
1991 280,043 67,753,700 242 42,961,352 24,792,348 33,507,780 [5]
1986 293,089 67,825,757 231 43,218,905 24,606,852 33,181,235 [5]

In 2006, from 215,075 farms: [6]

  • 2 persons: 99,580
  • 3 persons: 37,550
  • 4 persons: 41,850
  • 5 persons: 24,445
  • 6 persons: 8,035
  • 7 persons or more: 3,615

Average size of census family: 3.2

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