A presentation series from Statistics Canada about the economy, environment and society


Canadian agriculture: evolution and innovation

Release date: November 14, 2017

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

For the modern operator, farming has evolved into an innovative career requiring knowledge of business management and technology, and, more than ever, agricultural sciences.

Driven by competition and aided by technology, the number of Canadian agricultural operations is decreasing as the operations become larger, more complex and capital intensive. Farms are taking advantage of innovation through marketing strategies, processes and product offerings in order to exploit new markets and cut costs.

This presentation highlights the new ways in which Statistics Canada is integrating data from multiple sources in order to reduce the burden on farmers and to make information more relevant and timely for agro-businesses and analysts.

Oil Prices and the Canadian Economy - Events and Impacts

Release date: October 19, 2017

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

Energy's run as the largest contributor to Canadian export earnings ended in 2015, as the world grappled with an over-supply of oil. This presentation looks at Statistics Canada data to help provide insight into related price movements, the gasoline value chain and the subsequent economic fallout.

Telling Canada's story in numbers
The economy

Release date: October 17, 2017

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

While Statistics Canada has data on virtually every aspect of the Canadian economy – as well as our society and the environment, this presentation focuses on providing some insights on recent trends in the Canadian economy. Statistics Canada publishes a great deal of economic data that is closely studied to understand the extent to which the economy is growing and changing – and how these changes are distributed across provinces, industries and different segments of the population.

Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: How have the decline in oil prices and a weaker Canadian dollar affected Canada's economy?

Release date: April 20, 2017

Elizabeth Richards
Analytical Studies Branch

This presentation focuses on key changes in the Canadian economic data since oil prices began to decline in mid-2014. The presentation highlights recent trends related to economic growth and labour market conditions, the impact of lower oil prices in current dollar terms and in volume terms, and the impact of a weaker Canadian dollar on merchandise trade and manufacturing.

This presentation complements the release of Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Spring 2017. The graphs are based on seasonally adjusted data available in CANSIM on April 7th, 2017.


Perspectives on the Youth Labour Market in Canada

Release date: December 5, 2016

René Morissette
Social Analysis and Modelling Division
Analytical Studies Branch

The following presentation was given by Statistics Canada's Social Analysis and Modelling Division (SAMD) at the National Statistics Council Meeting in April 2016 to highlight recent research findings related to the youth labour market.

Following the 2008-to-2009 recession, concerns have been raised about the relatively high level of unemployment experienced by young individuals. This presentation shows how various labour market indicators have evolved for youth since the mid-1970s/early 1980s in Canada. A comparison is made with labour market indicators for older individuals. The degree to which specific groups of youth―the less educated ones versus the more highly educated, young recent immigrants and young Aboriginal people―have been successful in the Canadian labour market is assessed. A key finding is that while youth unemployment today is similar to that of the 1970s, job quality appears to have deteriorated for many young people.

Research Highlights on Health and Aging

Release date: July 28, 2016

by Claudia Sanmartin
Health Analysis Division
Analytical Studies Branch

This presentation highlights some of the major analytical findings related to health and aging research conducted at Statistics Canada over the past five years. The presentation begins with current demographic findings and projections to set the context followed by research highlights which focus on key areas pertinent to aging including chronic conditions, social isolation, home care, neurological disease and transitions to institutional care. Many of the research highlights are drawn from recent Statistics Canada publications.


An overview of recent macroeconomic developments in Canada

Release date: October 29, 2014

by Cyndi Bloskie and Guy Gellatly
Analytical Studies Branch

This presentation focuses on changes in the Canadian economic data since the 2008-09 recession, and emphasizes recent developments through the first two quarters of 2014. The material is organized around three general themes: (1) output and employment, (2) financial conditions in the household sector, and (3) international trade. Graphical information is based primarily on seasonally adjusted data available in CANSIM on September 30, 2014.

This presentation complements the September release of Recent Developments in Canada's Economy: Fall 2014, a semi-annual article that provides an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices.

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