What is the ELMLP?
- A Platform – where keys are developed, to unlock access to more information about past cohorts of postsecondary students and registered apprentices, to better understand how their education and training affected their career prospects.
- Securely linked datasets – Linking datasets allows researchers to know more than what a single database or survey can provide. When administrative data are involved, the data can be mined for more meaningful information. The linkage process is in excellent hands and individuals cannot be identified, since personal identifiers are replaced with linkage keys and data are aggregated. New datasets will be linked to help answer the questions posed in the research as prioritized in the work plan.
- Longitudinal data – The data available within the platform is also linked longitudinally, allowing researchers to better understand the behaviours and outcomes of students and apprentices, including under-represented groups over time. For example: What was the family income of the student/apprentice before their studies/training? How did they navigate throughout their studies/training? Where did they end up after graduation?
- Open Data – All datasets and linkage keys prepared for the Platform will be made available to researchers through the Research Data Centres network across Canada. The costs associated with this access will be borne by the Government of Canada. In addition, a number of data tables will produced and disseminated annually, free of charge, on Statistics Canada’s website (CANSIM).
The platform centers around 3 administrative datasets: The RAIS (Registered Apprenticeship Information System), the PSIS (Post-Secondary Information System), and the T1 Family File (tax records). These datasets cover the following periods:
- PSIS: 2009-latest available for all provinces, 2005-latest available for maritime provinces.
- T1FF: 1992-latest available
- RAIS: 2008-latest available.
A variety of supplementary files are part of the platform. A list of these files are maintained here.
|2003-2021||Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform|
Cathlene Hillier, Yujiro Sano, and David Zarifa (2020).
Transfer pathways among Ontario colleges and universities: Characteristics of students who transfer across and within regions
Hyeongsuk Jin, Manon Langevin, André Lebel, and Michael Haan (2020).
Who finished and who discontinued their apprenticeship training?
Insights on Canadian Society , 16-Jan
David Walters, Rob Brown, Gillian Parekh, Trisha Einmann, and Danielle Bader (2020).
Student loan outcomes of Ontario transfer students: Evidenced based on PSIS-CSLP data linkages
Yujiro Sano, Cathlene Hillier, and David Zarifa (2020).
Transfer pathways among Ontario colleges and universities Part 2: Northern and Southern differences in students who transfer
Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population
BC Kindergarten to 12 linked to Census and T1 Family File