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Friday, May 17, 2019

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Impact of spring flooding in key areas across Canada

Many areas in Eastern Canada reported record snowfall and heavy spring rainfall, which caused increased levels of flooding in some areas.

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Immigration and ethnocultural diversity

Just the Facts: Asylum claimants

The number of asylum claimants—those individuals requesting refugee protection upon or after arrival in Canada—more than tripled from 2015 to 2017, rising from 16,058 to 50,389. Despite the increase, the pace of growth has slowed, with 55,023 asylum claimants arriving in Canada in 2018. The number of asylum claimants had reached previous peaks in 2008 (about 37,000) and 2001 (about 44,000).

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Prices and price indexes

Telecommunications services price indexes, third quarter 2018

Prices for fixed telecommunications services (except Internet access) continued their upward trend for the third consecutive quarter, with prices rising 0.2% from the second quarter to the third quarter of 2018.

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Economic accounts

Experimental monthly estimates of international trade in services, March 2019

Experimental estimates of Canada's international trade in services are now available upon request. This month's release includes data for March as well as revised figures for January 2018 to February 2019.

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Retail and wholesale

Monthly Survey of Large Retailers, March 2019

Monthly data from the large retailers program are now available for March.

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New products

Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts

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Review of Economic Statistics, May 17, 2019

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New studies and articles

Catalogue numberMeasuring digital economic activities in Canada: initial estimates

Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts

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