Soldiers by Occupation

CEF Total Occupation Statistics

The following represent the occupations of the CEF compiled after the war and published in C.E.F. Statistics (NAC, MG 30, Duguid Papers "CEF Statistics", Occupations1)

Occupation
Percentage of CEF
Agriculture
19.8%
Manufacturing
12.6%
Labourers
12.3%
Transportation
9.5%
Building Trades
9.3%
Clerical
8.6%
Domestic and personal services
5.1%
Professional
4.8%
Mercantile
3.7%
Students
2.4%
Mining
2.3%
Forestry
1.9%
Engineers, Firemen
1.9%
Other
1.4%
Mechanics
1.1%
Printers, Engravers
1.0%
Civil and Municipal
1.0%
Unknown
0.8%
Hunting and fishing
0.7%
Not Specified
0.0%

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Note 1: Extracted from Desmond Morton's "Fight or Pay", Appendix Table A4