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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Business performance and ownership

Canadian Survey on Business Conditions: Impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Canada, May 2020

As Canada's economy continues to move towards a recovery, Statistics Canada has run the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions to better understand the ongoing effects on businesses as the economy begins to reopen.

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Travel and tourism

Leading indicator of cross-border traveller volume, June 2020 (final)

June 2020 was the third consecutive full month of restrictions on non-essential travel at the Canadian-US border and the number of crossings by automobiles remained almost at a standstill.

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Leading indicator of international arrivals to Canada by air, second quarter 2020

The number of international arrivals to Canada by air, which began to decline sharply in the second half of March 2020 because of international travel restrictions, remained flat for the entire second quarter.

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Retail and wholesale

Retail Commodity Survey, April 2020

In the month of April, retail sales decreased 32.8% to $34.3 billion. Lower sales were recorded in 17 of the 19 commodity groupings. While certain retailers were deemed essential and allowed to continue in-store shopping, many Canadian retailers were forced to close their doors.

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Prices and price indexes

Study: Experimental economic activity indexes for Canadian provinces and territories, January 2002 to March 2020

New experimental indexes of economic activity show that, among all provinces and territories, Alberta experienced the largest year-over-year decline in economic activity in March 2020. This large decline reflects the impact of both the COVID-19 pandemic and lower oil prices in Alberta. Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia also posted large declines. Nunavut, an area of Canada that has yet to report a confirmed case of COVID-19, experienced no decline.

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Electric Power Selling Price Index, May 2020

The Electric Power Selling Price Index (2014=100) is now available for May.

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Society and community

Study: Economic impact of COVID-19 among Indigenous people

A new study provides insights on the financial and employment impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indigenous participants in a recent crowdsourcing data collection initiative. The study also reports on levels of trust regarding decisions to reopen workplaces and public spaces.

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Study: Mental health status of Canadian immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic

The 2016 Census estimated that 21.9% of the Canadian population were immigrants. A new study using a recent Statistics Canada crowdsourcing data collection initiative provides insights on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of immigrant participants, with a focus on recent immigrants.

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New products

Economic Insights: "Experimental Economic Activity Indexes for Canadian Provinces and Territories", No. 110

Catalogue number Catalogue number11-626-X2020008, (HTML | PDF)

StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada

Catalogue number Catalogue number45280001, (HTML | PDF)

New studies and articles

Catalogue numberEconomic impact of COVID-19 among Indigenous people

StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada

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