Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Social Security Statistics Canada and Provinces 1978-79 to 2002-03

PDF version (56.6 KB) (best if printed copy is desired)
EXCEL version (to download EXCEL file for data manipulation and calculations)


Table 435 Number of Beneficiaries (Including Dependants) of Provincial and Municipal Social Assistance, by Province and for Canada, as of March 31, 1997 to 2003.

YR NL PEI NS NB QC ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC YUKON NWT NU CANADA
                             
2002-03 51,200 7,000 58,300 49,300 544,200 673,900 59,900 53,200 57,800 180,700 1,100 1,900 7,100 1,745,600
2001-02 52,100 7,500 61,500 50,700 560,800 687,600 60,100 56,100 55,400 241,200 1,000 2,100 8,100 1,844,200
2000-01 54,400 7,900 66,800 52,900 576,600 709,200 60,500 60,900 58,000 252,900 1,300 2,200 7,300 1,910,900
1999-00 59,400 8,400 73,700 56,300 618,900 802,000 63,300 63,800 64,800 262,400 1,400 3,400 7,300 2,085,100
1998-99 59,900 9,800 80,900 61,800 661,300 910,100 68,700 66,500 71,900 275,200 1,700 11,300 - 2,279,200
1997-98 64,600 10,900 85,500 67,100 725,700 1,091,300 72,700 72,500 77,000 297,400 2,100 10,700 - 2,577,500
1996-97 71,900 11,100 93,700 70,600 793,300 1,149,600 79,100 79,700 89,800 321,300 2,000 12,800 - 2,774,900

Footnotes

SOURCE:

Social Policy, Strategic Policy, Human Resources Development Canada.

NOTES:

  1. Programs, definitions and reporting systems vary considerably among provinces or within a given province over time; data are not comparable and should be used as estimates only.
  2. Eligibility for benefits is determined through needs-testing.
  3. Persons in need receive assistance from provincial and municipal social assistance programs.
  4. Since April 1996, the Canada Health and Social Transfer (CHST), a federal block-fund transfer to provinces and territories, provides financial support for the provision of health, post-secondary education, social assistance and social services.
  5. Nunavut data are as of December 31. 1999.
  6. See Table 361 for data prior to March 1997.
  7. For Ontario, data for Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities are excluded as of July 1998.

Return to List