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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2020009
    Description:

    This dashboard presents selected data that are relevant for monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity in Canada. It includes data on a range of monthly indicators - real GDP, consumer prices, the unemployment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales -- as well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel between Canada and other countries.

    Estimates are presented from January 2019 to the current reference month for each data series. The information will be updated continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.

    To support the analysis of time series movements in the data, the dashboard reports changes in each series on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. For most of the variables reported, information on cumulative changes in the data both prior and subsequent to the end of 2019 is also presented by indexing the level estimates to December 2019, as depicted in the accompanying charts.

    Release date: 2020-06-05

  • Table: 10-10-0002-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 191-0002)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    This table contains 29 series, with data for years 2009 - 2019 (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) Central government debt (29 items: A. Federal debt (accumulated deficit), (B - E); B. Net debt, (C - D); C. Liabilities, gross debt; Accounts payable and accrued liabilities; ...).

    Release date: 2020-06-05

  • Table: 10-10-0133-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 191-0001)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: This table contains 26 series, with data for years 2009 - 2019 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years), and was last released on 2019-07-29. This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 item: Canada), Central government operations (26 items: A. Budgetary balance, deficit (-) / surplus (+), (B - C); B. Revenues; C. Expenses; Program expenses; ...).
    Release date: 2020-06-05

  • Table: 62-013-X
    Description:

    These indexes are calculated to establish and adjust the Post Living Allowance (PLA) paid to Canadian government employees serving outside of Canada. They are comparative measurements that numerically express the difference between the retail prices of a representative basket of goods and services at a foreign location with prices for a similar basket of goods and services in Ottawa.

    Three separate reports are provided to reflect the specific terms and conditions of service for these personnel. A description of each report is provided below.

    Foreign Service Directives Post Indexes

    These indexes are calculated for personnel serving under the terms and conditions of the Foreign Service Directives (FSDs). They reflect circumstances for personnel who may have access to certain goods and services that are free of duties or taxes or to sources of supply that are not available to the general public. Where employees do not have (either directly or indirectly) duty-free purchasing privileges, departmental administrators must consult with Statistics Canada to calculate an additional index to reflect the specific circumstances in effect at that post.

    Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Post Indexes (TAH)

    These indexes are calculated for cooperants and advisors serving under the Technical Assistance Handbook (TAH), whose terms and conditions are governed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

    Canadian Forces Post Indexes

    These indexes are calculated for Canadian Forces members serving under either the terms and conditions of the Military Foreign Service Instructions (MFSIs) or the Foreign Service Directives (FSDs). They reflect circumstances for personnel who may have access to sources of supply that are not available to the general public. These personnel also may have access to certain goods and services that are free of duties or taxes or may be provided with supplies or allowances by the Department of National Defence or the United Nations. The indexes in this listing are not appropriate for use by non-military personnel.

    Release date: 2020-06-03

  • Table: 36-10-0206-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 383-0008)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Quarterly labour productivity and related measures, for the aggregate business sector, indexes.

    Release date: 2020-06-03

  • Table: 36-10-0207-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 383-0012)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Quarterly labour productivity and related measures, by major industrial sectors for the business sector (15 two-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries) and two sectors (goods-producing businesses and service-producing businesses), as well as for the total economy and the non-business sector, indexes.

    Release date: 2020-06-03

  • Table: 36-10-0400-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 379-0028)
    Geography: Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Annual Provincial and Territorial Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at basic prices, by North American Industry Classification aggregates, in percentage share, in current dollars.

    Release date: 2020-06-01

  • Table: 36-10-0402-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 379-0030)
    Geography: Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Annual Provincial and Territorial Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at basic prices, by North American Industry Classification aggregates, in chained (2012) and current dollars (dollars x 1,000,000).

    Release date: 2020-06-01

  • Table: 36-10-0402-02
    Geography: Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Annual Provincial and Territorial Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at basic prices, by North American Industry Classification aggregates, in chained and current dollars, growth rate.

    Release date: 2020-06-01

  • Table: 36-10-0103-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 380-0063)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description: Quarterly income-based gross domestic product, Canada.
    Release date: 2020-05-29
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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201932413321
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-11-20

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20193233677
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-11-19

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201932212663
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-11-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2019311840
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-11-07

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2019014
    Description:

    This article in the Economic Insights series provides users with an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices. Organized as a statistical summary of major indicators, the report is designed to inform about recent developments in the Canadian economy, highlighting major changes in the economic data during the first half of 2019 and into the summer months. Unless otherwise noted, the tabulations presented in this report are based on seasonally adjusted data available as of October 18, 2019.

    Release date: 2019-11-04

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201930318323
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201926712821
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-09-24

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201900100010
    Description:

    This article describes revisions of the Provincial and Territorial Gross Domestic Product (PTGDP) by industry program for the 2015 to 2017 period. These follow the November 8, 2018 release of the estimates for the program for the three reference years.

    Release date: 2019-09-04

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019057
    Description:

    The main objective of the National Cannabis Survey is to better understand the frequency of cannabis usage in Canada and to monitor changes in behaviour as a result of the legalization of cannabis for non-medical use.

    Release date: 2019-08-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201921120643
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-07-30
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 16-507-X
    Description:

    These educational resources provide instructors with innovative materials, lesson plans and case study assignments based on environmental statistics produced by Statistics Canada. Resources have been developed for educators at the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels.

    Curriculum links include grades 1 to 12 geography, social studies, biology, mathematics, science and economics, as well as introductory post-secondary geography and environmental science.

    Release date: 2015-09-17

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X201500514171
    Description:

    Results of the redesigned Capital and Repair Expenditures Survey were released on May 4, 2015. With this redesign, macroeconomic accounting adjustments that were previously applied to the survey results, to better align with System of National Accounts (SNA) concepts, will no longer be made. This note provides users with an overview of the concepts of capital expenditure and gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) and the adjustments that are needed in order to bring capital expenditure in line with the SNA concept of GFCF.

    Release date: 2015-05-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201500414166
    Description:

    Estimates of the underground economy by province and territory for the period 2007 to 2012 are now available for the first time. The objective of this technical note is to explain how the methodology employed to derive upper-bound estimates of the underground economy for the provinces and territories differs from that used to derive national estimates.

    Release date: 2015-04-29

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X201500314153
    Description:

    The Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (CSMA) is a source of invaluable information for business, governments and citizens. These accounts provide users with important insights into the inner-workings of the economy, current economic trends and interactions between the various sectors of the economy. In order for these accounts to remain relevant, the underlying concepts, methods, classification systems and data sources need to be periodically updated.

    Release date: 2015-03-31

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X201500214145
    Description:

    Oil and gas exploration, development and production activities continue to grow in importance, making it essential that the appropriate level and growth of these activities are included in the measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Statistics Canada recently began incorporating results from the Quarterly Survey of Capital Expenditures – Oil and Gas Activities in sub-annual GDP statistics (for years 2011, 2013, 2014). This note provides a brief overview of the survey and the incorporation of its results when estimating quarterly investment.

    Release date: 2015-03-03

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201400514088
    Description:

    An overview of the Canadian Government Finance Statistics (CGFS) framework; how it relates to other government statistics such as the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts and the Public Accounts; and the new GFS data products available to users

    Release date: 2014-11-07

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X201400414107
    Description:

    Beginning in November 2014, International Trade in goods data will be provided on a Balance of Payments (BOP) basis for additional country detail. In publishing this data, BOP-based exports to and imports from 27 countries, referred to as Canada’s Principal Trading Partners (PTPs), will be highlighted for the first time. BOP-based trade in goods data will be available for countries such as China and Mexico, Brazil and India, South Korea, and our largest European Union trading partners, in response to substantial demand for information on these countries in recent years. Until now, Canada’s geographical trading patterns have been examined almost exclusively through analysis of Customs-based trade data. Moreover, BOP trade in goods data for these countries will be available alongside the now quarterly Trade in Services data as well as annual Foreign Direct Investment data for many of these Principal Trading Partners, facilitating country-level international trade and investment analysis using fully comparable data. The objective of this article is to introduce these new measures. This note will first walk users through the key BOP concepts, most importantly the concept of change in ownership. This will serve to familiarize analysts with the Balance of Payments framework for analyzing country-level data, in contrast to Customs-based trade data. Second, some preliminary analysis will be reviewed to illustrate the concepts, with provisional estimates for BOP-based trade with China serving as the principal example. Lastly, we will outline the expansion of quarterly trade in services to generate new estimates of trade for the PTPs and discuss future work in trade statistics.

    Release date: 2014-11-04

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X201400314106
    Description:

    The methodology for estimating the Flows and Stocks of Fixed Capital has been redeveloped to ensure greater coherence of the capital stock program within the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (CSMA). This is done by incorporating investment flows directly from the CSMA on a detailed industry/asset basis. The data released will be based on the input-output final demand classification, with updated per asset depreciation profiles and prices.

    Release date: 2014-10-17

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201400214100
    Description:

    Canadian international merchandise trade data are released monthly and may be revised in subsequent releases as new information becomes available. These data are released approximately 35 days following the close of the reference period and represent one of the timeliest economic indicators produced by Statistics Canada. Given their timeliness, some of the data are not received in time and need to be estimated or modelled. This is the case for imports and exports of crude petroleum and natural gas. More specifically, at the time of release, energy trade data are based on an incomplete set of information and are revised as Statistics Canada and National Energy Board information becomes available in the subsequent months. Due to the increasing importance of energy imports and exports and the timeliness of the data, the revisions to energy prices and volumes are having an increasingly significant impact on the monthly revision to Canada’s trade balance. This note explains how the estimates in the initial release are made when data sources are not yet available, and how the original data are adjusted in subsequent releases.

    Release date: 2014-10-03

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 16-507-X2014001
    Description:

    These educational resources provide instructors with innovative materials, lesson plans and case study assignments to accompany the 2013 release of the Human Activity and the Environment article, “Measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada.” The materials and activities were developed by the Critical Thinking Consortium, a non-profit, registered association of 55 educational partners—school districts, schools, teacher associations and other educational organizations.

    Resources were developed for a junior high school, senior high school and introductory post-secondary audience. Curriculum links include grades 7 to 12 geography, social studies, biology, science and economics, as well as introductory post-secondary geography and environmental science.

    Release date: 2014-09-24

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