StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada
A series of articles on various subjects which explore the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic landscape. New articles will be released periodically.
- Canada's oil and gas sector: The decline in production and investment and the impact on the economy
The oil and gas industry is an important contributor to the Canadian economy, especially in Alberta. From the year 2000 onwards, its share in the total economy averaged about 5% of Canadian and 21% of Albertan GDP. The recent decline in oil prices will have a large impact on Canada's oil and gas industry, which in turn will affect other industries. This article estimates the economic impact of the potential decline in production and investment in the oil and gas industry due to recent shocks on the Canadian economy.
- Perceptions of personal safety among population groups designated as visible minorities in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic
Using data from a recent crowdsourcing initiative, this article examines the perceptions of personal safety from crime among visible minority groups in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study also looks at their perceptions of incidents of harassment or attacks on the basis of race, ethnic origin, or skin colour in their neighbourhood.
- Canadians' willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available: What role does trust play?
The development of a COVID-19 vaccine has been identified as an important factor in reopening the economy and relaxing physical distancing measures imposed as a response to the pandemic. This study examines how crowdsourcing participants' willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccination when one becomes available differs by their level of trust in other people, government and public health authorities.
Latest releases from The Daily
Surveys on the impacts of COVID-19
Statistics Canada is accelerating data collection in response to the urgent need for information to help the country respond to, and recover from, the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. Please participate in any of our crowdsourcing data collections that may be applicable to you, and check back here often for new topics.
Next topic on August 4: Experiences with Discrimination
Serving Canadians while Navigating a Path to Recovery
As we continue to move forward in these uncharted times, the importance of providing reliable statistics to Canadians becomes more evident. The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled an extraordinary demand for real-time, high quality data on Canada's people, society and economy. In step with this demand, Statistics Canada hastened its data collection and dissemination of insights on the impacts of Covid-19 on businesses and individuals.
Government of Canada resources
- Statistics Canada's Trust Centre
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- Statistics Canada and disaggregated data
Learn how Statistics Canada is working to fill in data gaps.
- Transparency and accountability
Learn about Statistics Canada's commitment to openness and transparency.