The StatCan Blog begins a new feature: a guest post on research at Statistics Canada will be published every quarter. Our first post is from Beiling Yan, senior analyst in the Economic Analysis Division, Statistics Canada.
On January 27, 2017, Statistics Canada released economic data on Canadian cities. Canadians now have access to data on gross domestic product (GDP) for 33 census metropolitan areas (CMAs), as well as 9 non-CMA regions within the country. Going forward, the agency plans on releasing these data each year.
This year, Statistics Canada is joining other Government of Canada institutions to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
To celebrate, we will be telling Canada's story in numbers, and there is quite a story to tell! From the Canada Year Book, first published in 1867, to releases in The Daily, Statistics Canada's data have chronicled the lives of Canadians throughout our history.