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Economic accounts

Canada's international transactions in securities, November 2017

Foreign investment in Canadian securities amounted to $19.6 billion in November, mainly purchases of Canadian bonds. Meanwhile, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $4.6 billion, following strong acquisitions in October.

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Manufacturing

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, November 2017

Manufacturing sales rose 3.4% to a record high $55.5 billion in November, mainly due to higher sales in the transportation equipment, petroleum and coal product and chemical industries.

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Canadian Defence, Aerospace and Marine Industries Survey, 2016

Selected data tables from the 2016 Canadian Defence, Aerospace and Marine Industries Survey are now available upon request.

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Travel and tourism

Travel between Canada and other countries, November 2017

Travel to Canada by US residents rose in November, up 0.4% from the previous month. It was also up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. The 2.1 million trips in November was the highest number recorded for the month of November since 2006.

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Energy

Pipeline transportation of oil and other liquid petroleum products, November 2017

Pipelines received 21.4 million cubic metres of crude oil and equivalent products from Canadian fields and plants in November, down 2.4% from the same month in 2016. The vast majority originated in Alberta (86.8%), followed by Saskatchewan (10.4%).

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Construction

Remaining useful service life ratios of non-residential capital stock, 2015

In 2015, 66.0% of Canadian non-residential capital stock's useful service life remained, the same percentage as a year earlier. Both the government (66.9%) and the non-profit institutions serving household (70.1%) sectors posted decreases in the estimate of the percent of their remaining useful life, which represents the ratio of the average age of the asset relative to its expected service life.

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Business performance and ownership

Study: The exit and survival patterns of immigrant entrepreneurs

In most developed countries, self-employment is more prevalent among immigrants than among native-born individuals. However, much less is known about the survival and longevity of immigrant-owned firms. A small body of international research suggests that immigrant-owned businesses have shorter durations of survival than businesses owned by the native born. There has been little evidence on whether or not this is the case in Canada. Information on business survival is relevant to business development policies and the measurement of the economic impacts of immigration.

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New products

International Travel: Advance Information, November 2017, vol. 33, no. 11

Catalogue number Catalogue number66-001-P, (HTML | PDF)

Data Tables, 2016 Census: "Income Sources and Taxes (16), Income Statistics (5B) in Constant (2015) Dollars, Economic Family Income Decile Group (13) and Year (2) for Economic Families and Persons Not in Economic Families Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data and 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data"

Catalogue number Catalogue number98-400-X2016146, (HTML)

Census Profile Standard Error Supplement: "Canada, provinces, territories, census divisions (CDs) and aggregate dissemination areas (ADAs), 2016 Census"

Catalogue number Catalogue number98-508-X2016001, (HTML)

New studies and articles

Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series: "The Exit and Survival Patterns of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Case of Private Incorporated Companies", No. 401

Catalogue number Catalogue number11F0019M2018401, (HTML | PDF)

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