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  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1995005
    Description:

    The new reality in the telecommunication service industry is one of competition among service suppliers for market shares. This paper analyzes and presents information from a survey on the demand and diffusion of telecommunication services by Business Services firms.

    Businesses care very much about the prices of these services. At the same time they care about the range and the quality of services offered. They believe that use of such services is indispensable in dealing with their clients and improves their productivity. Currently, the service used the most is facsimile. Large firms use telecommunication services more extensively than others and they are taking full advantage of competition. 61% of the large firms surveyed use at least one alternative supplier. Firms in the computer services industry have a different pattern of use than other industries in the group. There is potential for growth in the use of all services.

    Release date: 1998-11-20

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X1996007
    Description:

    The insurance industry in Canada is at a crossroads. The regulatory authorities are currently exploring whether or not to allow banks to sell insurance products. To gain a better understanding of the impact of such a decision, this paper examines the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry, during the 1987-1992 period. Emphasis is placed on the distinction between the direct insurance and reinsurance markets. The paper also analyzes the industry's market concentration by product line and compares the behaviour and performance of Canadian and foreign-controlled firms.

    The analysis reveals a generally competitive market, in which many small firms co-exist with some very large ones. Foreign-controlled firms outnumber their Canadian counterparts, but are on average smaller and account for only one-quarter of the market. There is a substantial number of firms that specialize in a single product. These firms tend to operate in the largest markets, where they can spread the risk either among a large pool of customers, or through reinsurance. No correlation was found between firm size and efficiency.

    Release date: 1998-11-20

  • 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
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  • Table: 21-10-0164-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0038)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The operating expenses by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) which include all members under industry expenditures, for engineering services (NAICS 54133), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-03-07

  • Table: 21-10-0165-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0039)
    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 engineering services (NAICS 54133), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-03-07

  • Table: 21-10-0212-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0049)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The sales by type of service, based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 54133 Engineering services, which include include all members under operating revenue by type of service, annual, (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-03-07

  • Table: 21-10-0214-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0050)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    The distribution of foreign fee income by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), for all members under engineering services (NAICS 54133), annual (percent), for five years of data.

    Release date: 2019-03-07

  • Table: 21-10-0166-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0040)
    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 management, scientific and technical consulting services (NAICS 5416), annual, for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-02-28

  • Table: 21-10-0167-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0041)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The operating expenses by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) which include all members under industry expenditures, for management, scientific and technical consulting services (NAICS 5416), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-02-28

  • Table: 21-10-0168-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0042)
    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 management, scientific and technical consulting services (NAICS 5416), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-02-28

  • Table: 33-10-0162-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0051)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The breakdown of sales, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 5416 Management, scientific and technical consulting services which include all members under breakdown of sales, annual, (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-02-28

  • Table: 21-10-0175-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 352-0028)
    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 real estate agents, brokers and appraisers (NAICS 53121) & offices of real estate appraisers (NAICS 53132), annual, for five years of data.

    Release date: 2019-02-22

  • Table: 21-10-0176-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 352-0029)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    The industry expenses expressed in percentage of the total operating expenses, for real estate agents, brokers (North American Industry Classification System 53121), annual, two years of data.

    Release date: 2019-02-22
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  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2003045
    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 focusses on describing how a leading IT industry, Computer Systems Design and Related Services, has responded to the mounting demand for IT services in Canada. The paper explores structural differences between small and large system design firms and examines data describing industry growth rates, export markets and employment characteristics.

    Release date: 2003-09-02

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X20030016584
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article analyzes the performance of three services industries which grew strongly in 2001 in spite of the general economic slowdown in that year. The industries analysed are Engineering services, Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing, as well as Surveying and mapping services. In all three industries revenues from natural resources projects, especially oil and gas, were high.

    Release date: 2003-07-22

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2003044
    Description:

    Today, the phrases 'Fierce competition' and 'Internet access provision' are synonymous. The vastly changing Internet-access market is no longer the domain of its original pioneers - the so called 'traditional' Internet service providers (ISPs). As cable firms, telecommunication carriers and, more recently, wireless carriers flood the market, the business challenges facing firms classified to the ISP industry continue to mount.

    Utilizing data from the 2001 Annual Survey of Internet Service Providers and Related Services, this paper examines some of these challenges by exploring various industry characteristics in conjunction with important issues for future growth. The primary focus of this paper revolves is the industry's perception of factors that impede the growth of businesses and highlights the significant distinguishing characteristics among small, medium and large-sized firms. Examination of responses from firms revealed five principal obstacles to growth: 1) competition; 2) cost-related impediments revolving around both ends of the ISP business, their links to consumers and their links to the Internet; 3) delays in obtaining facilities from suppliers; 4) access to financing; and 5) access to markets.

    To provide additional context to the main analysis, the paper also contains background information on the demand and supply side of the Internet-access market, financial performance analysis and structure of the ISP industry.

    Release date: 2003-07-15

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2003043
    Description:

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

    Release date: 2003-05-29

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X20020046519
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article introduces the feature theme of Services Indicators (fourth quarter 2002). The impact of the 2001 economic slowdown and the terrorist attacks in the United States on the traveller accommodation, travel agents, and food service industries are examined. As well, the economic slowdown in the computer systems design and related services industry is also analysed.

    Release date: 2003-05-27

  • Stats in brief: 63-016-X20020046520
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This short article examines the traveller accommodation industry in Canada in 2001. Data examined include monthly price and occupancy rate changes. The relative importance of the economic slowdown and the impact of the terrorist attacks on the United States are also discussed.

    Release date: 2003-05-27

  • Stats in brief: 63-016-X20020046521
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This short article examines the travel agents industry in Canada in 2001. Data examined include annual revenues and quarterly transportation demand. The relative importance of the economic slowdown and the impact of the terrorist attacks on the United States, as well as structural changes occurring in the industry, are also discussed.

    Release date: 2003-05-27

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X20020046522
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This short article examines the food and drinking services industry in Canada in 2001. Data examined include revenues from the Monthly Restaurant, Caterers and Taverns Survey (MRCTS), by industry and province. The relative importance of the economic slowdown and the impact of the terrorist attacks on the United States are also discussed.

    Release date: 2003-05-27

  • Articles and reports: 63-016-X20020046523
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This short article examines the computer systems design and related services in Canada in 2001. Data examined come from the Annual Survey of Software Development and Computer Services. Factors stalling the growth of this formerly rapidly expanding industry are discussed.

    Release date: 2003-05-27

  • Stats in brief: 75-001-X20031046508
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This product presents the latest facts and figures on gambling in Canada.

    Release date: 2003-04-22
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