StatCan Blog

June 30, 2021

Canada's 154th year will not rank among the best in our history. Our data clearly show that.

The second and third waves of the pandemic claimed far more lives than the first. Nearly half a million people are considered long-term unemployed – more than double the number seen before the pandemic. Some sectors of the economy, notably the travel industry, are well below pre-pandemic levels. One-third of Canadians have become more downcast since the onset of the pandemic.

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September 10, 2020
Disaggregated Data: Looking at the little picture

If you watch enough television, you might believe that we live in a violent world. Nightly entertainment is packed with stories about murder and violence, particularly gun violence.

But the statistics tell a different story—homicide rates have been falling across Canada since the 1970s.

January 27, 2020

The place we call home, whether it be a small high-rise apartment or a new build on the edge of town, is one of the defining features of our lives. And yet, finding housing in Canada that is affordable can be a challenge, particularly in our largest cities.