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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: 22-10-0088-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 354-0010)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: The operating expenses by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) which include all members under industry expenditures, for software publishers (NAICS 51121), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-03-14

  • Table: 22-10-0089-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 354-0011)
    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 software publishers (NAICS 51121), data processing, hosting, and related services (NAICS 51821), and computer systems design and related services (NAICS 54151), annual (percent), for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-03-14

  • Table: 33-10-0154-01
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description:

    Percentage of enterprises for which specific statements best described their strategic focus regarding goods or services (products), by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and enterprise size, over the next five years. Statements that best described enterprises’ strategic focus regarding goods or services (products) include maintain sales of existing goods or services, expand the sales of existing goods or services, introduce new or significantly improved goods or services regularly, and don’t know.

    Release date: 2019-03-13

  • Table: 33-10-0166-01
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description:

    Percentage of enterprises that offered specific services to complement the sale of goods, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and enterprise size, based on a one-year observation period. Complementary services include after-sales maintenance or repair, installation or implementation, training or technical support, after-sales condition monitoring or quality control, customization, distribution or transportation, leasing or rental agreements, and other services.

    Release date: 2019-03-13

  • Table: 33-10-0167-01
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description:

    Percentage of enterprises that expanded capacity for specific services to complement the sale of goods, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and enterprise size, based on a three-year observation period. Complementary services include after-sales maintenance or repair, installation or implementation, training or technical support, after-sales condition monitoring or quality control, customization, distribution or transportation, leasing or rental agreements, and other services.

    Release date: 2019-03-13

  • Table: 18-10-0045-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 332-0018)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Architectural, engineering and related services price index (AESPI) by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Quarterly data are available from from the first quarter of 2013. The table includes data for the most recent reference period and the last four periods. The base period for the index is (2013=100).

    Release date: 2019-03-08

  • Table: 18-10-0045-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Architectural, engineering and related services price index (AESPI) by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Data are available from from the second quarter of 2013. The table presents quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year percentage changes for various aggregation levels. The base period for the index is (2013=100).

    Release date: 2019-03-08

  • Table: 21-10-0163-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 360-0037)
    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 engineering services (NAICS 54133), annual, for five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-03-07

  • 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
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  • Articles and reports: 16-508-X2019004
    Description:

    This article presents emissions estimates related to spending on food and beverage products and services. These estimates are based on an input-output model that combines physical flow data on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by industry with economic data on production and consumption of goods and services.

    Release date: 2019-10-09

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20191133304
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-04-23

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2018351751
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2017067
    Description:

    This Economic Insights compares the performance of automotive manufacturers and service providers since the 2008-2009 recession. The report highlights the structural declines in manufacturing, as export-oriented Canadian manufacturers have lost market share to Mexico. On account of strong post-recession growth in consumer demand for new motor vehicles in Canada, trends for the service industries have differed from manufacturing when comparing performance for output, employment and earnings. The paper will outline the differences in post-recession performance for these key indicators.

    Release date: 2017-03-03

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2016081
    Description:

    The Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (PTCI) are timely economic estimates of culture and sport in Canada. The PTCI are an extension of the more comprehensive Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account and measure the economic importance of culture and sport in terms of output, gross domestic product and employment across Canada for reference years 2010 to 2014.

    Release date: 2016-05-11

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2011072
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The nature of the competitive process that causes a reallocation of market shares within an industry contributes to aggregate productivity growth. This paper extends our understanding of industry differences in the competitive process by examining firm turnover and productivity growth in various services industries in Canada and situating them relative to retailing and manufacturing, two industries which have been the focus of these studies in the past. Seven industries in the services sector, namely wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, air transportation, truck transportation, broadcasting and telecommunications, business services and financial services, are examined.

    Release date: 2011-08-19

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2009083
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines trends in the legal and accounting industries, and highlights key characteristics of these industries in relation to the professional sector as a whole and to the Canadian economy. Trends in employment, earnings, output as measured by gross domestic product, capital expenditures, rates of self-employment and of incorporation are investigated. Also socio-economic characteristics of the workforce in legal and accounting services industries are examined.

    Release date: 2009-12-02

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X200800210622
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Fishing or angling has historically been a popular leisure activity for both Canadians and visitors alike. This article provides a portrait of recreational fishing in Canada.

    Release date: 2008-06-25

  • 9. Kids' Sports Archived
    Articles and reports: 11-008-X200800110573
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article will examine trends in organized sports participation of children aged 5 to 14, and the important role that the family plays. It will also look at the factors that influence children's participation in sports including parental involvement in sports, socio-demographic characteristics of the family, and geography.

    Release date: 2008-06-03

  • Articles and reports: 63F0002X2008053
    Description:

    With the growth of the service economy, business support services have become more important to the Canadian economy. Changes in business practices such as outsourcing have been made possible by advances in telecommunications technology. Consequently, the business support services industry, which includes credit agencies, telephone call centres, and document preparation and business service centres, has experienced steady growth. Telephone call centres in particular have been identified as potential catalysts for regional development. Research in this area has tended to deal with employment issues (e.g. job creation) or with case studies of firms or communities. Using an industry life cycle approach, this study examines the changing location of telephone call centres.

    Release date: 2008-02-27
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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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