Identifying Indigenous Business Owners and Indigenous-Owned Businesses

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In recent years, Statistics Canada has made available data on business ownership by individuals in employment equity groups, namely women and persons with disabilities. However, little is known about business ownership among the other two employment equity groups, Indigenous peoples and racialized groups. This article describes the methodology used to fill the data gap on Indigenous business owners and Indigenous-owned businesses and is based on a novel linkage between the Canadian Employer–Employee Dynamics Database (2018), the Census of Population (2001, 2006, 2016) and the 2011 National Household Survey.

Issue Number: 2022008
Author(s): Gueye, Bassirou; Lafrance-Cooke, Amélie; Oyarzun, Javier
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