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  • 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

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X19970043662
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article will first identify key factors that have led to the emergence of logistics. It will then look at the considerations and challenges associated with measuring the emerging logistics services industry.

    Release date: 1998-04-15

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X19970043663
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Beginning with this issue, Service Indicators is expanding its coverage of the services industries to include the amusement and recreation services industries and the personal and houshold services industries. This brief article investigates how the amusement and recreation services industry has fared since 1992, by examining its employment, remuneration and output data.

    Release date: 1998-04-15
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  • Table: 21-10-0218-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 351-0014)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    This table contains 28 series, with data for years 2015 - 2015 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 item: Canada); North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (2 items: Travel agencies; Tour operators); Distribution of sales, type of service provided (14 items: Total sales; Pre-packaged tours; Customized group tours; Pre-packaged tour reselling services; ...).

    Release date: 2019-01-25

  • Table: 21-10-0236-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 351-0022)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Travel arrangement services, sales by type of client, by North American Industry Classification System, (NAICS) 56151 Travel agencies, (NAICS) 56152 Tour operators, which includes all members under Type of client, annual, (percent), Canada, for five years of data.

    Release date: 2019-01-25

  • Table: 21-10-0238-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 351-0016)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Travel arrangement services, e-commerce sales, by North American Industry Classification System, (NAICS) 56151 Travel agencies, (NAICS) 56152 Tour operators, which includes all members under sales, annual (dollars X 1,000,000) & (percent), Canada, for five years of data.

    Release date: 2019-01-25

  • Table: 21-10-0036-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0031)
    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 architectural services and landscape architectural services NAICS (54131 & 54132), annual, for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-01-24

  • Table: 21-10-0037-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0032)
    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 architectural services and landscape architectural services (54131 & 54132), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-01-24

  • Table: 21-10-0038-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0033)
    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 architectural services and landscape architectural services (54131 & 54132), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-01-24

  • Table: 21-10-0198-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0044)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The Sales by type of service, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (54131;54132) architectural services and the landscape architectural services, which includes all members under distribution of operating sales by type of service, annual, (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-01-24

  • Table: 21-10-0033-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0022)
    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 advertising, public relations, and related services (NAICS 5418), annual, for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-01-18

  • Table: 21-10-0034-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0023)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The operating expenses by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) which include all members under industry expenditures, for advertising and related services, annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-01-18

  • Table: 21-10-0035-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0024)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The sales by type of client based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) which includes all members under type of client, for advertising and related services, annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-01-18
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  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2005013
    Description:

    This working paper highlights a variety of aspects of innovation in selected professional, scientific and technical service industries, including incidence and types of innovation, novelty of innovation, innovation activities, sources of information and collaboration, problems and obstacles to innovation and impacts of innovation.

    Release date: 2005-10-31

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2005012
    Description:

    This working paper highlights a variety of aspects of innovation in the information and communications technology (ICT) services sector industries including incidence and types of innovation, novelty of innovation, innovation activities, sources of information and collaboration, problems and obstacles to innovation and impacts of innovation.

    Release date: 2005-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200510713146
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Workers who use computers earn more than those who do not. Is this a productivity effect or merely selection (that is, workers selected to use computers are more productive to begin with). After controlling for selection, the average worker enjoys a wage premium of 3.8% upon adopting a computer. This premium, however, obscures important differences by education and occupation. Long-run returns to computer use are over 5% for most workers. Differences between short-run and long-run returns suggest that workers may share training costs through sacrificed wages.

    Release date: 2005-09-21

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X200510513142
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Call centres are believed to be largely responsible for the phenomenal growth of the business support services industry over the past two decades. The Labour Force Survey is used to profile call-centre workers and to substantiate or disprove some commonly held perceptions.

    Release date: 2005-06-20

  • Articles and reports: 11F0024M20040007457
    Description:

    The Canadian economy is characterized by the size of the service sector. Elsewhere, the research and development (R&D) activity contributes to the growth of the economy. Paradoxically, R&D is sometime considered as an activity performed by the manufacturing sector. This article sheds light on the importance of efforts dedicated to R&D in the business services sector.

    Release date: 2004-11-25

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20040036917
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The purpose of this study is to address the question: What are the differences between Canada's domestic resort market and the non-resort market?

    Release date: 2004-05-31

  • Articles and reports: 87-004-X20020036755
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines household spending on entertainment services in 2001, focussing on differences in spending by household type and income. Entertainment services industries rely on spending by various types of households. Knowledge about the characteristics of consumers and their spending patterns enables entertainment service providers to market their products to meet the needs of the current market, and to develop programs to attract new consumers.

    Previous research looking at differences in spending on entertainment services has shown that consumer preferences vary across socio-economic factors such as income, household type and geographical region. Similar to entertainment spending patterns in 1997, there was evidence that Canadians continued to 'cocoon' in 2001, spending more on entertainment inside the home and less outside the home.

    Spending on entertainment services also varied by level of household income. It is not surprising that both the percentage of households that spent on entertainment and the average amount spent increased with income. Households in the highest income quintile accounted for a disproportionate share of the consumer market for entertainment services in 2001.

    The presence of children in the household made a real difference in spending patterns. Households with children represented the highest percentage of reporting households in seven of the eight categories of entertainment spending and, on average, they spent the most in six of the eight categories.

    Release date: 2004-01-13

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X20030036710
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The need for Information Technology (IT) support has never been greater than it is today. Businesses, institutions, government and individuals all rely heavily on IT networks to convey information, process data, and provide or access services.

    This paper describes how a leading IT industry, including computer systems design and related services, has responded to the mounting demand for IT services in Canada. Structural differences between small and large system design firms are explored and data describing industry growth rates, export markets, and employment characteristics are examined.

    Release date: 2003-12-22

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2003046
    Description:

    Services constitute the single most important industry in Canada's economy, with 68% of total gross domestic product, 75% of employment and 53% of consumer spending. However, this industry is not widely perceived as being Canada's spearhead of research and development (R&D), a role more traditionally assigned to the manufacturing sector. Still, services are becoming an increasingly important force in R&D, and this is why we should reconsider the true role played by R&D in the service sector. This article, in fact, sets out to quantify R&D activities within the service sector.

    Here are some highlights of this exploratory study:

    - In 2002, the commercial service sector was responsible for 28.5% of all R&D expenditures for the economy as a whole.

    - In 2000, 36.6% of all personnel assigned full time to R&D worked in the commercial service sector.

    - Quantification of the amounts spent on R&D from within the service sector does not necessarily correspond to traditional industrial classifications. For example, R&D is primarily performed in such sectors as biotechnology, software, telecommunications, the environment and logistics, which are not included in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) classification scheme.

    - Several service sector activities are very labour intensive and require highly skilled R&D workers. For example, of all employees performing R&D in the field of biotechnology, 23% hold doctorates or master's degrees.

    Release date: 2003-12-22

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2003047
    Description:

    Even though all of the campgrounds and outfitters combined were self-categorized as midscale accommodations, 87% of the campgrounds catered to an economy/midscale market while around 84% of the outfitters were midscale/upscale. Only outfitters derived more revenue from packaged vacations than from guest units. Americans made up the greatest number of those visiting Canada's hunting and fishing camps while campgrounds generated most of their business from Canadian travellers. Canada's pristine wilderness draws foreign travellers who want to experience world-class hunting and fishing expeditions.

    Release date: 2003-12-22
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-601-X
    Description:

    This publication outlines the conceptual and statistical framework of the services sector in the accounts. The methodology and data sources used to calculate estimates of services in the current-price input-output accounts are described. Specific sources and methods are outlined for determining inputs, outputs and gross domestic product of service industries in the business sector.

    Release date: 2001-07-10

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2328
    Description: The Consulting Engineering Services Price Index series (CESPI) is an annual survey of consulting engineers in Canada, collecting financial and wage information that is used to produce price indexes measuring changes in prices for consulting engineer services.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2333
    Description: The Informatics Professional Services Price Index measures annual price changes for various informatics services such as data processing and hosting; general purpose software design; computer systems design; and custom software design services.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2334
    Description: The Accounting Services Price Index (ASPI) collects information on the price of several accounting services such as auditing, taxation, and bookkeeping. From this data, price indexes are constructed measuring changes in these prices over time.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2336
    Description: The Traveller Accommodation Services Price Index is a monthly series measuring the price change for short-term accommodation services. Data are collected for leisure and business clients and are used to estimate monthly and quarterly price indexes for the short-term traveller accommodation services industry.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2410
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2418
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2419
    Description: This survey provides information to measure the economic performance and health of the Food Services and Drinking Places Industry in the Canadian economy.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2420
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2423
    Description: This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.
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