Metadata for BC Employment and Assistance

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Published by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction - Research Branch
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Metadata for the BC Employment and Assistance Program (BCEA), including de-identified caseload and involvement data February 1989 to December 2019. This data uses two months of reconciliation, which accounts for 99% of all transactions for any given benefit month. It also includes historical data. See Data Quality comments concerning historical data (Feb 1989 to Dec 1994).

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This record describes the fields (variables) in a collection of administrative data files created for statistical analysis. Access to the data in this record is granted through the Data Innovation Program. For more information about the program please visit

Data Quality

BCEA program caseload and involvements for 1989 to 1994 is referred to as historical data. It includes complex data collected prior to significant changes in the data collection structure and processes. Subject matter expertise is required to correctly interpret data from this time frame.

Lineage Statement

The data was extracted from the Gain Research Database (GRD) and then provided to the Data Innovation Program for use and stewardship.

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Contact Information

NameData Innovation Program (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Citizens Services

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Who can view this dataset? Named users
Who can download this dataset?Not downloadable

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-08-23
Record Last Modified 2020-06-15
Resource Status onGoing