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Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Construction

Building permits, October 2016

Municipalities issued $7.6 billion worth of building permits in October, up 8.7% from September. Higher construction intentions for commercial structures and residential dwellings in Alberta were responsible for much of the gain.

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Economic accounts

Industrial capacity utilization rates, third quarter 2016

Canadian industries operated at 81.9% of their production capacity in the third quarter, up from 79.7% in the previous quarter. The increase was mainly attributable to the oil and gas extraction industry as operations resumed following the Fort McMurray wildfires.

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Prices and price indexes

New Housing Price Index, October 2016

The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose 0.4% in October compared with the previous month. The combined region of Toronto and Oshawa contributed the most to the monthly increase.

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Government

Public Sector Universe, 2008 to 2014

Public Sector Universe data are now available for the 2008 to 2014 period for the federal and provincial-territorial governments and the government business enterprises they control.

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Health

Study: Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada, 2003 to 2013

Over 70% of Canadians 15 years of age and older reported no difficulty accessing health care when they needed it in 2013. This percentage has not changed significantly since 2003.

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Culture and leisure

Film, television and video post-production, 2015

Total operating revenue for the film, television and video post-production industry rose 23.6% from 2013 to $994.5 million in 2015, largely driven by higher sales of visual effects and animation services. At the same time, total operating expenses increased by 24.1% from 2013 to $898.8 million in 2015. Nearly half of the industry expenses (48.3%) were associated with salaries, wages, commissions and benefits.

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Manufacturing

Sawmills, September 2016

Lumber production by sawmills rose 3.0% from August to 5,917.6 thousand cubic metres in September. Production was 6.4% higher than in September 2015.

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Agriculture

Fall rye and winter wheat seeded areas, fall 2016

Areas seeded to fall rye and winter wheat in the fall of 2016 are now available.

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New products

Public Sector Universe

Catalogue number Catalogue number68-516-X (HTML)

Health at a Glance

Catalogue number Catalogue number82-624-X (HTML | PDF)

New studies and articles

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