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Corn, sweet corn
Agriculture and food
Corn, sweet corn is there anything you cannot do? You can eat it fresh, frozen or from a can, make tortillas or bread with its flour, or feed it to livestock. You can even drive your car using ethanol made from corn. Let’s shuck the husks off of our big pile of corn data and dig into this super, sweet vegetable.
Less tobacco use for Canadian youth, but their reasons for vaping are concerning
First, some good news: in 2021, over 6 in 10 (61%) of Canadian youth aged 15–19, and over one-quarter (27%) of young adults aged 20–24 have never tried a tobacco cigarette in their lives. However, vaping rates have been increasing and tend to be higher among youth than older Canadians. Many e-cigarettes also contain nicotine.
Overwhelming majority of Canadian women start breastfeeding soon after giving birth, and more than half stop within six months
From 2017 to 2018, we asked women who had given birth over the previous five years about their breastfeeding experiences and challenges. To mark World Breastfeeding Week, let’s look at some of the results from these questions.
Statistically speaking: E does not always stand for excellent
We have full confidence in the vast majority of data we publish. That is why most data that you will find in our reports and tables are unadorned with any symbol. At Statistics Canada, an unadorned data point is a number you can trust. Upon occasion, however, you will find a superscripted capital E behind a number, and at that point you should exercise caution.
Take off, eh! A look at air travel entering the third summer of the pandemic
Travel and tourism
Canadians are taking flight again in large numbers, both here at home and around the world. International visitors are also coming back. However, headwinds remain in the industry, mostly as a result of labour shortages at airports across Canada and around the world that have led to passenger frustration and cancelled flights.
Fewer Canadians were food insecure during the first year of the pandemic
Income, pensions, spending and wealth
The first year of the pandemic was a time of tremendous uncertainty, especially among Canadians who had lost their job, were working fewer hours or were already economically vulnerable when the pandemic hit. One concern at the start of the pandemic was the financial ability of Canadians to put food on the table.
Who received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit? Newest research takes a closer look
In 2020, the federal government implemented the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program to provide financial support to employees and self-employed Canadians directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hot summer job market for university and college students
With unemployment and job vacancy rates both hitting records this spring, the summer job market for university and college students has rarely been better.
Who’s minding the young children?
Children and youth
During the 2021 Census, we counted more than 2.2 million children five years of age or younger. A recent survey found that just over half (52%) of these children were in licensed or unlicensed child care in early 2022, unchanged from late 2020, but down from three in five (60%) in 2019, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that the types of care children are receiving has also changed since the onset of the pandemic and that finding affordable care remains a concern for many parents.
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Looking for some life satisfaction this summer?
Society and community
With inflation rising at its fastest pace in 40 years, some Canadians may not be able to afford an expensive vacation to faraway lands this summer. Don’t let that get you down. Two-thirds of Canadians told us that they get a great deal of satisfaction from greenspaces much closer to home.
Canada’s Far North less remote than meets the eye
Digital economy and society
When you look at a map, communities in Canada’s Far North are among the most remote in the world. However, thanks to the Internet and mobile phones, the remote areas of Northern Canada are more connected to the world than ever.
They’re back! Food and drink sales surpass pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels in March, but challenges remain
Business performance and ownership
Following two long years of openings and closures during the various waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, food and drink sales finally surpassed pre-pandemic levels in March 2022 . While that’s good news for restaurateurs and foodies across Canada, challenges remain. Let’s take a closer look at the state of the food and drink industry two years into the pandemic.
World Youth Skills Day
Children and youth
Oh, to be young again! From play dates and neighbourhood road hockey to times tables and high school graduation, the rollercoaster of life is just getting started. July 15 is World Youth Skills Day in Canada, and although most of us have outgrown the kids menu, the learning that we did as children on the playground and in the classroom has shaped what we represent for the next generation of young Canadians.
Most newspaper publishers stayed in the black in 2020
Business and consumer services and culture
Back in the 1970s, there was a popular joke that went “what’s black and white and ‘red’ all over?” The answer: “the newspaper!”