Working life expectancy is defined as the "statistically average remaining years of participation in the labour force for a person of a given age and demographic characteristics" [Source: H. Richards and J.R. Abele, Life and Worklife Expectancies (Tucson, Arizona: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Col, 1999)].
Education level only influences the working life expectancy estimates, not the life expectancy estimates, as Canada does not currently produce life expectancy estimates by education level.
"Modified Work Life Expectancy Table",
created by Statistics Canada from their Survey of Labour Income and Dynamics (SLID)
1996-97 database, and published and interpreted for use in C.L. Brown,
Damages: Estimating Pecuniary Loss loose-leaf (Toronto, Ontario: Canada Law Book, a Thomson Reuters business),
2015 (18th Edition), section 4.3.a. (page 4-73). Appendices 4-1 through to 4-5 are used for the specific education categories, ages 25 to 69, and for the "all education levels" category, ages ages 16 to 49.
For the ages 50 to 85 in the " all education levels" category, the data is from Statistics Canada's 2006 Labour Force Survey as published in F.T. Denton, C.H Feaver and B.G. Spencer, "Cohort Working Life Tables for Older Canadians",
Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population (SEDAP) Research Paper no. 247, June 2009, Tables A13 and A14.
Tabulated from Statistics Canada's Life Tables, Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2014 to 2016, Tables 1a & 1b.