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  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2013-06-17

  • Journals and periodicals: 11-010-X
    Description:

    This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations. A historical listing of this same data is contained in the Canadian economic observer: historical supplement (Catalogue no. 11-210-XPB and XIB).

    Release date: 2012-06-22

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-05-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201200111670
    Description:

    This article examines employer support of volunteering in Canada. It focuses on volunteers who are employed, examining the different types of employer support they receive. It also looks at the number of hours volunteered by supported employees, as well as the type of activities they engage in and work-related skills they acquire through volunteering. Possible effects of employer support are explored, including how it relates to employees' perceptions that volunteering increases their chances of job success.

    Release date: 2012-05-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X201100911554
    Description:

    Canada's exports have been slower to recover from the recession than our major trading partners. This paper examines which export sectors have lagged in the recovery, and compares the composition and destination of Canada's exports with the United States and the European Union.

    Release date: 2011-09-16

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2011071
    Description:

    This paper asks how the performance of self-employed unincorporated businesses affects the size of the gap in labour productivity between Canada and the United States. To do so, the business sector in each country is divided into unincorporated and corporate businesses, and estimates of labour productivity are generated for each sector.

    The productivity performance of the unincorporated sector relative to the corporate sector is much lower in Canada than in the United States. As a result, when the unincorporated sector is removed from the estimates for the business sector in each country and only the corporate sectors for the two countries are compared, the gap in the level of productivity between Canada and the United States is reduced.

    The unincorporated sector consists of both sole proprietorships and partnerships. This paper also investigates the impact of just sole proprietorships on the Canada-United States productivity gap. Sole proprietorships in the two countries more closely resemble one another than do partnerships, as U.S. partnerships are much larger than their Canadian counterparts.

    When sole proprietorships are removed from the business-sector estimates of each country (allowing a comparison of sole proprietorships to the rest of the business sector, which consists of partnerships and the corporate sector), the gap in labour productivity between Canada and the United States also declines but by only about half as much as when both sole proprietorships and partnerships are removed.

    The lower productivity of the unincorporated sector (both sole proprietorships and partnerships) accounted for almost the entire productivity gap between Canada and the United States in 1998. Since then, the productivity of the corporate sector in Canada has fallen relative to that of the corporate sector in the United States and the unincorporated sector no longer accounts for the entire gap.

    Release date: 2011-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X201100111401
    Description:

    The 2008-2009 recession was less severe for both output and jobs than the two previous recessions. While the disruption of global financial markets did lead to a record drop in exports and severe cuts in business investment, household demand did not recede as much as in previous downturns and led the recovery. Canada is the only G7 nation to have returned to its pre-recession level, led by private domestic demand.

    Release date: 2011-01-13

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X200800610626
    Description:

    Canada stands to profit from the surge in food prices. Producers already have seen food exports hit a record high early in 2008. While consumers pay more for bread and cereals, this has been offset by stable or lower prices for other foodstuffs.

    Release date: 2008-06-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20070049615
    Description:

    Canadians proved increasingly adaptable to the changes in the economy, moving to Alberta in increasing numbers to find jobs while at the same time responding to the challenge of an aging population and globalization.

    Release date: 2007-04-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20060079272
    Description:

    Despite continuing concerns that rising levels of foreign investment might lead to the hollowing-out of corporate Canada, there is little evidence that this was occurring. The number of head offices in Canada and their employment continued to rise, led by foreign-controlled firms.

    Release date: 2006-07-13

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2006041
    Description:

    This study examines the evolution of foreign bank subsidiaries and full-service branches in Canada from 1997 to 2004. It compares them to other types of deposit-taking institutions, including domestic banks and trust companies, and credit unions and caisses populaires. It focuses on trends in the real value of services produced. This study looks at changes in market share overall and by different lines of business. It also examines assets held by Canadian financial institutions abroad.

    Release date: 2006-05-03

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20060049179
    Description:

    After having run deficits for almost 30 years, corporations have emerged with significant surplus positions in the last decade. This has placed the corporate sector in a new role - that of increasingly supplying funds to the rest of the economy.

    Release date: 2006-04-13

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20050128972
    Description:

    A profile of the fastest-growing sector in wholesale trade.

    Release date: 2005-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2005032
    Description:

    This study provides an in-depth analysis of retail trade growth nationally and provincially, and explores the underlying socio-economic-demographic forces since the turn of the millennium. The automotive retail sector is given a closer look because of its ability to dictate retail sales growth during the period. This study uses data from a fleet of Statistics Canada surveys, including Monthly Retail Trade Survey, Provincial Economic Accounts, New Motor Vehicle Sales, Canadian Vehicle Survey, Motor Vehicle Registration, and 2002 Homeowner Repairs and Renovations Survey.

    Release date: 2005-10-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20050098623
    Description:

    Cycles in business investment are a key determinant of overall growth, as they are longer-lasting and stronger than in other sectors. Canada is currently in the early stages of an upturn in investment, driven by the revival of the resource sector.

    Release date: 2005-09-15

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004013
    Description:

    This paper presents data on cross-border mergers and acquisitions from a Canadian perspective, for 1997 to 2002.

    Release date: 2004-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040056872
    Description:

    This index measures the share of industries experiencing an increase in GDP over a given time span. It closely tracks the monthly change in GDP but is not a reliable guide to what is about to occur in the economy.

    Release date: 2004-05-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040056871
    Description:

    This publication examines growth in gross domestic product across provinces, using data on interest rates, exports and imports.

    Release date: 2004-05-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040046849
    Description:

    This summary of Canada's economic growth in 2003 also examines economic data from the last decade.

    Release date: 2004-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040036835
    Description:

    This article focus on the reasons for the recent sharp shift in Canada's terms of trade and the distributional effects on the economy, which have already been considerable. We also look to the recent American experience with a sharply rising dollar as a guide to how different sectors of the economy could gain or lose from these changes. The terms of international trade - defined as the ratio of our export prices to import prices - shifted in favour of importers at the expenses of exporters.

    Release date: 2004-03-25

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2004217
    Description:

    This paper investigates the link between financial structure and employment growth, and the link between financial structure and inventory growth, among incorporated Canadian manufacturers from 1988 to 1997. It finds that financially vulnerable firms - smaller firms and those with higher leverage - shed nearly 10% more labour than financially healthier firms for a given drop in product demand. The influence was larger during the recession of 1990 to 1992 indicating that higher financial vulnerability, reflected in high leverage, may have worsened during that period. The influence was also greater in sectors that experienced larger cyclical fluctuations. On average, firms with high leverage also tend to cut inventories 5% more when a shock in demand occurs.

    Release date: 2004-02-18

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2002038
    Description:

    During the last decade, the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry underwent considerable consolidation, which has resulted in a smaller number of non-government companies serving a larger share of the industry's market. After describing the industry's role, characteristics, financial performance, and importance to the overall economy, this article examines motivations for and evidence of consolidation in the property and casualty insurance industry between 1988 and early 2001.

    Findings include moderate financial growth overall despite a steady decrease in the number of licensed companies in the industry. The overall decrease in the number of companies is due more to market exits than mergers or amalgamations. Nevertheless, ownership changes have also increased the concentration of market share under the largest groups of affiliated insurance companies.

    Release date: 2002-03-26

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X20010036067
    Description:

    This article presents a general statistical profile of the life and health insurance industry amidst a rapidly changing financial services landscape in Canada. The economic performance of the industry is analyzed in terms of economic output, employment and industrial structure over a ten-year period from 1988 to 1998.

    Release date: 2002-01-23

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X20010025947
    Description:

    This article examines evidence of consolidation in the Canadian P&C insurance industry since 1988.

    Release date: 2001-10-16

  • Journals and periodicals: 61F0019X
    Description:

    This on-line product Insights on... is a newsletter from Statistics Canada highlighting trends in business and trade statistics. Using information from the latest Statistics Canada surveys, Insights on... provides factual analysis of emerging trends in Canadian industry, documents what's new in Canadian business, and shows how businesses are responding to the challenges and opportunities posed by new types of business practices - globalization, new technologies, increasingly competitive markets, uncompromising standards of product quality, etc.

    Each edition of Insights on... will deal with one or two topics. Non-technical analysis and user-friendly graphs will provide a complete and balanced interpretation of the facts - quickly, clearly and concisely.

    Release date: 2000-06-15

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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2152
    Release date: 2008-01-29

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2006003
    Description:

    The objective of this study was to continue the investigation into growth factors initiated by the previous project: The characteristics of firms that grow from small to medium size in collaboration with the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Twenty five interviews augmented the original 25 with a more heterogeneous mix of Canadian technology-based firms led to the development of a framework for assessing the technology phase of small companies (or business lines in larger companies).

    Release date: 2006-05-11

  • Technical products: 11F0024M
    Description:

    This product contains presentations done at Statistics Canada's annual Economic Conference which provides a forum for the exchange of empirical research among the business, government, research and labour communities. The conference is also a means to promote economic and socio-economic analysis while subjecting existing data to critical assessment as part of an ongoing process of statistical development and review.

    Release date: 2005-10-20

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2005004
    Description:

    Knowledge management practices were more important to the success of innovative business units in selected service industries than was the case for non-innovative business units. Innovative business units were those that introduced new or significantly improved products or processes between 2001 and 2003. The knowledge management practices that were important to their success included knowledge sharing, knowledge codification, knowledge development and knowledge acquisition and retention practices.

    Release date: 2005-02-09

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2003002
    Description:

    Today, businesses and individuals are more frequently using electronic networks to obtain information; but are they also using these networks to share information or to create business solutions? Individuals can turn to the Internet to check out companies that post annual reports, catalogues and job opportunities. Businesses can post their catalogues, ask for and reply to tenders, offer training, communicate with customers and suppliers, and post job opportunities over electronic networks. Finally, public sector administrations have entered heavily into electronic information sharing under such initiatives as Government On-Line.

    The Survey of Electronic Commerce and Technology captured how, in 2001, businesses used the Internet, intranets, extranets or electronic data interchanges (EDIs) to make information available within their organizations, to their suppliers or customers, or accessible to other organizations. Businesses were asked the types of information, or interactive or network-based activities they made available via electronic networks. Information included product descriptions or catalogues, order status, demand projections, inventory data, customer information and job opportunities. The one interactive or network-based activity captured was electronic training. The information flows captured by this question provide a better understanding of how e-business, in particular electronic customer and supplier relationships, is operating in Canada.

    Release date: 2003-03-03

  • Technical products: 61F0041M
    Description:

    These papers consist of research related to business and trade statistics.

    Release date: 1999-09-01

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 68F0015X
    Description:

    The purpose of this paper is to provide some general background and describe the methodology of the pilot year Unified Enterprise Survey (UES). It also illustrates the role of the Unified Enterprise Survey Program (UESP) within The Project to Improve Provincial Economic Statistics (PIPES) program. This information package is targeted toward external clients, for example the Provincial Focal Points, enabling them to assess future data releases planned by industry sector. The scope of this information package will be expanded as subsequent data releases over the next six months or so provide more industry specific details for the seven new pilot industries included in the 1997 UES. This document is approximately twenty-two pages in length and is to be offered at no charge to callers requesting information on the UES.

    Release date: 1999-09-01

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