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February 8, 2016

Building permits
December 2015

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 11.3% to $6.9 billion in December, following a 19.9% decline the previous month. Higher construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta explained the advance.

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February 5, 2016

Labour Force Survey
January 2016

Employment was virtually unchanged in January (-5,700 or 0.0%) and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.2%.

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February 5, 2016

Canadian international merchandise trade
December 2015

Canada's exports increased 3.9% in December and imports were up 1.6%. Consequently, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $1.6 billion in November to $585 million in December.

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February 4, 2016

Foreign control in the Canadian economy
2013

In 2013, the value of assets, revenues and profits in the Canadian economy increased from 2012. The foreign-controlled shares of all three financial variables were down slightly from the previous year.

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