Business and employment dynamics data, for each province and the territories, 2019
Annual 2019 data on business and employment dynamics in the private sector for every province and the territories, broken down by North American Industry Classification System industry or by firm size class, are now available.
These data are derived from the 2019 Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program files and are added to existing data tables that contain annual estimates going back to 2001.
Note to readers
The private sector covers all industrial sectors except those primarily involved in educational services, health care and social assistance, and public administration. It includes unclassified businesses.
For the provinces and territories, annual business entry and exit estimates and monthly estimates of business openings and closures are available. The two are related, but present some differences. The annual estimates are based on the Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program (LEAP), which uses T4 records and statistical enterprises from the Business Register to form longitudinal firms. The availability of the annual T4 data allows the creation of additional longitudinal firm links between apparent exits and entrants that share a large percentage of employment. See "The Measurement of Firm Entry in the Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program") for more details. In contrast, the monthly estimates of business openings and closures are more timely because they are based on the Business Register and the monthly PD7 Payroll Deduction files. See "Monthly Business Openings and Closures: Experimental Series for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, and Census Metropolitan Areas" for additional details. Furthermore, the definitions of opening and closure depend on the month-to-month change in the employer status of a business, while the definitions of entrant and exit depend on the employer status of a business over a longer time period.
For monthly estimates of business openings and closures, see the Daily release "Monthly estimates of business openings and closures, September 2021."
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