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  • Articles and reports: 18-001-X2017001

    This working paper profiles Canadian firms involved in the development and production of Bioproducts. It provides data on the number and types of Bioproducts firms in 2015, covering bioproducts revenues, research and development, use of biomass, patents, products, business practices and the impact of government regulations on the sector.

    Release date: 2017-12-22

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2017352688
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-12-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201704615423
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-02-15

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2016063

    This Economic Insights article highlights notable changes in the pace and composition of industrial research and development (R&D) spending in Canada during the 2000-to-2013 period. The analysis is based on historical time series data that conclude with the publication of estimates for reference year 2013. New data on industrial R&D will be released in the coming months. These new survey results begin with estimates for reference year 2014 and reflect conceptual and methodological changes designed to enhance the scope and relevance of the program. Following the introduction of these changes, a study on the break in the time series will be conducted later in 2017. his article highlights trends in industrial R&D spending in advance of the upcoming release of the new data. The analysis underscores the extent to which support for higher R&D spending in more recent years has come from resource-based companies.

    Release date: 2017-02-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2016356942
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2016386

    This paper asks whether research and development (R&D) drives the level of competitiveness required to successfully enter export markets and whether, in turn, participation in export markets increases R&D expenditures. Canadian non-exporters that subsequently entered export markets in the first decade of the 2000s are found to be not only larger and more productive, as has been reported for previous decades, but also more likely to have invested in R&D. Both extramural R&D expenditures (purchased from domestic and foreign suppliers) and intramural R&D expenditures (performed in-house) increase the ability of firms to penetrate export markets. Exporting also has a significant impact on subsequent R&D expenditures; exporters are more likely to start investing in R&D. Firms that began exporting increased the intensity of extramural R&D expenditures in the year in which exporting occurred.

    Release date: 2016-11-28

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201600114643

    This article provides information on women aged 25 to 64 in natural and applied science occupations in Canada (i.e. scientific occupations), using data from the 1991 and 2001 censuses and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). The employment conditions of men and women in these occupations are also examined, based on data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

    Release date: 2016-06-24

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2015078

    The increased pace of globalization has brought about many changes in both the Canadian and world economies. One important change has been the increased prevalence of global value chains which sees production processes spread out around the globe, across vertically integrated multinationals or via arm’s length trade. This paper focuses on two types of global production arrangements, namely, the case of merchanting and of goods send abroad for processing, with the limiting case of factoryless goods producers. Using the results of the 2009 and 2012 Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy, this report aims to provide an indication of the degree and nature of outsourcing among Canadian firms, with respect to these global production arrangements.

    Release date: 2015-05-22

  • Journals and periodicals: 88-202-X

    This on-line report summarizes research and development (R&D) activities performed and funded by Canadian business enterprises and industrial research institutes and associations. The data are used, for instance, to plan and evaluate R&D tax incentive programs, to provide indicators of the state of industrial innovation and to complement national aggregates for scientific R&D expenditures and personnel. Among the topics covered are current and capital expenditures on research and development, energy R&D expenditures by area of technology, R&D expenditures as a percentage of company revenues, sources of funds for intramural R&D, personnel engaged in R&D, and foreign payments made and received for technological services. Most historical tables are presented for the latest five years and disaggregated by 46 industrial groupings, size of R&D program, employment size, revenue size, country of control, and by province.

    Release date: 2015-04-27

  • Journals and periodicals: 88-204-X

    This report provides statistical information of the federal government's activities in science and technology. It covers expenditures and person-years by type of science, performing sectors, provinces and federal departments and agencies. Technical notes, definitions, bibliography and subject index are included.

    Release date: 2014-06-06
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4221
    Description: The purpose of this survey was to measure and develop a better understanding of the emerging contribution of biotechnology to the Canadian economy.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4222
    Description: The objective of the survey is to assure the availability of pertinent information to monitor science and technology related activities and to support the development of science and technology policy.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4223
    Description: The objective of the Survey of Advanced Technology is to collect important information about the extent to which Canadian enterprises use advanced technologies.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4224
    Description: The objective of the survey is to provide information on innovation, advanced technology and advanced practices being used in the construction and related industries.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4226
    Description: The survey provides information on companies developing new products and processes using biotechnologies.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5001
    Description: This survey is being conducted to measure the extent to which knowledge management practices are used or will be used by Canadian businesses.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5021
    Description: The objective of the survey is to produce new statistical information on the collection, use and disclosure of human genetic material in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5038
    Description: The objectives of the survey are to produce statistical information on the functional food and natural health product sector and a profile of firms engaged in functional food and/or natural health product related activities in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5072
    Description: The objective of this survey was to collect new statistical information on the nature and extent of product and process innovation in the Canadian food processing industry; characteristics of organizational change and data on restructuring practices in the food supply chain that support innovation processes and facilitate the delivery of innovative products and services.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5073
    Description: The 2015 Bioproducts Production and Development Survey collects information on the characteristics and activities of businesses in Canada that develop and/or produce bioproducts and that collect, separate or refine biomass used in bioproducts.

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