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  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1997010
    Description:

    Temporary help is an integral part of the workforce strategy of many businesses. Temporary help workers may be on the payroll of the organization where they work or they may be employees of the firms in personnel supplier industry, placed in the organization under contract.

    The study is an analysis of the personnel supplier industry, commonly known as the temporary help industry. The paper begins with a discussion of the special nature of the industry's product. The role of temporary help in the labour market is compared to just-in-time inventory technology in material handling and bridge financing in the financial markets. It then analyzes the industry's structure in terms of occupations and skill levels, degree of specialization and its determinants, competition at the industry and product levels, major markets and trade. Finally, the growth and cycles in the industry are analyzed in terms of the business demographics, highlighting the effect of firm size and vintage.

    Release date: 1998-11-20

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1997011
    Description:

    This paper describes the financial intermediation activity of insurance companies and its similarities to the activity of the other financial intermediaries. The financial intermediation activity encompasses the issue of financial instruments such as claims, the use of the funds collected to make loans and the acquisition of a variety of other financial assets. An insurance policy is a claim on the insurance company, albeit a contingent one, just as a bank deposit is a claim on the bank.

    Several major trends seem to be emerging regarding the product mix of these companies. With regard to life insurance, the decline of whole life policies in favour of term policies for almost 20 years seems to be irreversible. Furthermore, there has been a substantial increase in the share of annuities (especially individual annuities) at the expense of life insurance.

    The paper also outlines a cross country comparison of life and non-life insurance industry asset structures. Each type of company establishes its own investment strategy to suit its own needs: life insurance companies prefer long-term assets with returns that maintain purchasing power, and non-life insurance companies generally prefer more liquid assets. Regulation also seems to affect the asset structure at the national and international levels. For a number of countries, including Canada, regulation seems to favour investments in less risky assets, such as government bonds, instead of in the stock market.

    Release date: 1998-11-20

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1998014
    Description:

    This article utilizes information on business startups and closures to examine change and volatility in the service economy. Industries on the cutting edge of technology experience more volatility and are also the fastest growing. Many firms enter the business services and communication industries to seize opportunities offered by technological advances but many are also forced out by the stiff competition. The information-intensive industries (software developers and advertising services firms) are almost twice as volatile as the knowledge-based industries. The latter have low business entry and exit rates because the amount of human capital required to set up a professional practice is large and takes years to acquire.

    Release date: 1998-11-20

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1998015
    Description:

    This brief paper looks at how the services sector fared during the 1981/82 and 1990/92 recessions, offering insights into how the sector could be affected in the event of another recession. It examines recession-period changes in the sector's gross domestic product (GDP), employment patterns and workforce remuneration, compared to those in the rest of the economy. The article concludes that during recessions, these indicators of economic health declined less for services than for the rest of the economy, suggesting that recessions have relatively less impact on the services sector.

    Release date: 1998-11-20

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1998016
    Description:

    This article looks at the rapid growth of the architectural, engineering and other scientific and technical services (AES) industry and, when possible, its three sub-industries, from 1982 to 1994. Industry growth, employment and remuneration patterns are compared to those in the overall Canadian economy. The article also examines characteristics of the AES industry's workforce, particularly the employees' education qualifications, occupations and demographic characteristics.

    Release date: 1998-11-20

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1998017
    Description:

    This article describes and quantifies the growth of Canada's dynamic software and computer services industry in the 1990s. Results show that the industry's ouput has doubled in the 1990s, and that its workforce's size and remuneration levels also grew rapidly. The article explores the industry's three largest growth areas (professional services, data processing services and software products development) and offers insights into why these areas are growing. Also examined are international policy developments affecting the industry, including the Voorburg Group and recent trade agreements. The article also discusses the new North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) and how it will improve statistical measurements of this, and other, service industries.

    Release date: 1998-11-20

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1998018
    Description:

    The logistics services industry, an emerging component of the services sector, strives to ensure an efficient flow of products through the supply chain. Logistics services have grown in importance with deregulation, technological change, and the greater integration of production and distribution across national boundaries. This article looks at how these factors affected the evolution of logistics services. It also discusses the challenges associated with statistically measuring the emerging logistics services industry.

    Release date: 1998-11-20

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1998019
    Description:

    This paper demonstrates the extent to which jobs are simultaneously created and eliminated in service industries. This job reallocation tends to be higher in knowledge- and information-intensive industries such as business services. However, job reallocation patterns are not necessarily similar across all dynamic industries. This is largely because of differences between various industries': markets; regulatory environments; and abilities to absorb displaced workers into the production of new goods and services. The study further illustrates that high job reallocation causes significant movement of workers between firms and industries, and that this has important implications for training and knowledge flows in the economy.

    Release date: 1998-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X19980013843
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Leasing, rather than buying, is increasingly becoming an attractive option for both consumers and businesses in today's economy. This article examines recent leasing services activities in Canada by focusing on two major industry groups: automobile and truck rental and leasing services. Also analyzed are each industry group's structure, characteristics and performance, with an emphasis on the 1991-95 period. In some instances, attention is focused on sub-industries within each broad industry group.

    Release date: 1998-07-10

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X19970043642
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The purpose of this paper is twofold: to examine the components of growth in the software development and computer service industry; and to juxtapose this against developments in international policy circles affecting both this industry and service industries in general. Part I offers a description of the major components of this industry with respect to classification. Part II examines recent trends at the industry and subsector level, showing how this industry has evolved through the 1990s.

    Release date: 1998-04-15
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  • Table: 21-10-0016-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 352-0026)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The operating expenses by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) which include all members under industry expenditures, for consumer goods and general rental (NAICS 5322 & 5323), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-08-26

  • Table: 21-10-0017-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 352-0027)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The sales by type of client based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) which include all members under type of client, for consumer goods and general rental (NAICS 5322 & 5323), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-08-26

  • Table: 21-10-0103-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 352-0031)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    The Consumer goods rental, e-commerce sales, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 5322 Consumer goods rental, 5323 General rental centres, which include all members under Sales, (dollars X 1,000,000), annual (percent), for five years of data.

    Release date: 2019-08-26

  • Table: 21-10-0243-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Methods used for e-commerce sales for businesses locations that reported e-commerce sales for the consumer good rental industry, for Canada, for 3 years of data.

    Release date: 2019-08-26

  • Table: 18-10-0206-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 332-0023)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Consulting Services Price Index (COSPI) by services. Quarterly data are available from the first quarter of 2014. The table presents data for the most recent reference period and the last four periods. The base period for the index is (2014=100).

    Release date: 2019-08-14

  • Table: 36-10-0452-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 387-0012)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Gross domestic product, output and jobs for sport and culture, product perspective, annual.

    Release date: 2019-04-25

  • Table: 36-10-0453-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 387-0013)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Gross domestic product, output and jobs for sport and culture, industry perspective, annual.

    Release date: 2019-04-25

  • Table: 21-10-0221-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 352-0030)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    The summary statistics by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) which include: operating revenue (dollars x 1,000,000), operating expenses (dollars x 1,000,000), salaries wages and benefits (dollars x 1,000,000), and operating profit margin (by percent), of lessors of residential buildings and dwellings (except social housing projects) (NAICS 531111), annual, for five years of data.

    Release date: 2019-03-27

  • Table: 33-10-0102-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 351-0012)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The summary statistics by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which include: operating revenue (dollars x 1,000,000), operating expenses (dollars x 1,000,000), salaries wages and benefits (dollars x 1,000,000), and operating profit margin (by percent), of all NAICS under accommodation services (721), annual, for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-03-25

  • Table: 33-10-0103-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 351-0013)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The operating expenses by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), annual (percent) which include all members under industry expenditures, for traveller accommodation, annual (percentage), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-03-25
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  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2003042
    Description:

    There is a sizable consumer market for entertainment services in Canada. Regardless of economic conditions, most Canadian households will pay for at least one entertainment pursuit during a given year. In 1999, consumer spending on entertainment services totalled $9.7 billion, an amount representing 1% of Canada's GDP.

    This paper compares the spending patterns of Canadians on entertainment services, by province, household income level and household type. The "Entertainment Services" category is constructed using several pre-existing commodity groups from the Survey of Household Spending.

    Release date: 2003-03-14

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20030016469
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Once viewed as weak in research and development (R&D) capabilities, the service sector in Canada is emerging as an increasingly attractive place for foreign-controlled firms to practice R&D. This is a reflection of the increasing technological opportunities and expertise offered by the service sector. Multinational corporations often undertake R&D abroad to acquire new insights or apply the knowledge they already have to foreign markets.

    Release date: 2003-02-18

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X20020036448
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The article provides cross-sectional analyses on the economic structure and operations of Canadian hotels. It examines key performance indicators and supplies descriptive analyses on the distributions of hotel revenues and expenses. The article also looks at some of the characteristics of Canadian hotels and describes the composition of their clientele.

    The analyses are presented in two parts; the first gives a cross-sectional view of the industry by size of establishment category, while the second shows the cross-section by province and territory. In addition, the article explains some of the concepts behind the industry measures and the relationships between them.

    Release date: 2003-02-12

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2002041
    Description:

    This paper analyses the impacts of the 1981-82 and 1990-92 recessions on individual services industries. Quarterly changes in real GDP are analysed for each major services industry, and impacts on employment are also examined. The results show that some services industries are more susceptible than others to recessionary downturns in the economy.

    Release date: 2002-11-06

  • Stats in brief: 63-016-X20020026451
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The surveying and mapping services industry plays a key role in supporting other sectors of the economy: - the energy sector calls upon the services of geophysical surveying and mapping firms; - municipal governments, businesses, and homeowners require the services of land surveyors; and - both the private and the public sectors require custom mapping services, for a variety of applications.

    Release date: 2002-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2002040
    Description:

    The childcare services industry in Canada is unique in that it is entrusted with a precious resource: close to 1.4 million children. Childcare providers assist with the daunting tasks of promoting child development, ensuring children's safety and well-being, and maintaining responsive relationships with individual children.

    This paper examines the childcare services industry in Canada and is divided into three basic parts. First, the article studies the demand for childcare services, including the $3.5 billion spent by households for these services. The financial characteristics of the industry and the roles played by the non-profit sector and government fee-subsidy and grant programs are examined next. And the final section looks at some of the characteristics of the childcare workforce.

    Release date: 2002-09-06

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2002039
    Description:

    The paper presents a general statistical profile of the life and health insurance industry from 1988 to 1998. Trends are presented in view of the industry's evolving regulatory environment, and aggregate comparisons of this industry are made to the deposit-accepting intermediaries industry.

    Release date: 2002-06-28

  • Articles and reports: 87-004-X20010046203
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines characteristics of the specialized design services industry. It also provides a 1999 snapshot of the design industry's five subindustries: landscape architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design and other design services.

    Release date: 2002-06-19

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X20010046180
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines the childcare services industry in Canada and is divided into three basic parts. First it looks at demand for childcare services, including the .5 billion spent by households for these services. Examined next are financial characteristics of the industry and the roles played by the non-profit sector and government fee subsidy and grant programs. The final section looks at some characteristics of the childcare workforce.

    Release date: 2002-04-26

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2001037
    Description:

    This article examines characteristics of the specialized design services industry. While the industry is relatively small, it is strategically important as good design can make products and services more competitive. At a more detailed level, this article provides a 1998 snapshot of the design industry's five sub-industries: landscape architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design and "other" design services.

    The article discusses how these five sub-industries are becoming less distinct. The size of firms and how size might be related to expenses, employment patterns in the industry and characteristics of the design workforce are also studied. Also investigated is the regional distribution of design firms, the types of clients they serve and the activities they undertake. Most of the article's findings are based on results from the 1998 Survey of Specialized Design and the 1996 Census.

    Release date: 2002-03-26
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4718
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4719
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4720
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4721
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4722
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs. Data for this survey were never released. As of 2001 it became part of the Repair and Maintenance Services Survey.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5000
    Description: The survey collected information about employee workspace, building services, service availability, changes in services and satisfaction with the property management team. The resulting data and analysis will highlight areas which need improvement as well as areas where employees are satisfied with the standard of services delivered.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5050
    Description: This survey seeks opinions about current and future business conditions for the Traveller Accommodation Industry. The information is used to produce an early broadly-based summary of business opinion regarding impediments to trade, current and future business activity, and employment.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5090
    Description: The objective of this survey was to collect new statistical information on the economic production of the Canadian language industry and its sectors for the purpose of creating an industry profile and collecting benchmark data for future surveys to track industry performance.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5092
    Description: The purpose of the survey is to produce new statistical information on the firms engaged in geomatics activities in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5104
    Description: The Quarterly Industry Revenue Indices (QIRI) measure the rate of change in operating revenues for selected industries in the business and consumer services sector.
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