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  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020015
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    This document describes the methodological details for the Commercial Rents Services Price Index (CRSPI). It includes information about the purpose of the index, data sources, the index estimation and aggregation methods.

    Release date: 2020-09-10

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020012
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    A summary of methodological treatments as applied to the July 2020 CPI in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on price collection, price availability, and business closures.

    Release date: 2020-08-19

  • Articles and reports: 11-633-X2020002
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    The concepts of urban and rural are widely debated and vary depending on a country’s geopolitical and sociodemographic composition. In Canada, population centres and statistical area classifications are widely used to distinguish urban and rural communities. However, neither of these classifications precisely classify Canadian communities into urban, rural and remote areas. A group of researchers at Statistics Canada developed an alternative tool called the “remoteness index” to measure the relative remoteness of Canadian communities. This study builds on the remoteness index, which is a continuous index, by examining how it can be classified into five discrete categories of remoteness geographies. When properly categorized, the remoteness index can be a useful tool to distinguish urban, rural and remote communities in Canada, while protecting the privacy and confidentiality of citizens. This study considers five methodological approaches and recommends three methods.

    Release date: 2020-08-11

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X202000700002
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    This paper's objectives are to examine the feasibility of pooling linked population health surveys from three countries, facilitate the examination of health behaviours, and present useful information to assist in the planning of international population health surveillance and research studies.

    Release date: 2020-07-29

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020011
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    A summary of methodological treatments as applied to the June 2020 CPI in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on price collection, price availability, and business closure.

    Release date: 2020-07-22

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X202000300001
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    This study describes the characteristics of residential postal codes of the Canadian population using the 2016 Census and determines how frequently these postal codes are matched to one or more dissemination areas, a unit of census geography.

    Release date: 2020-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020009
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    A summary of methodological treatments as applied to the May 2020 CPI in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on price collection, price availability, and business closures.

    Release date: 2020-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020008
    Description:

    This document describes the methodology and data source for the provincial monthly average retail prices table. This supplement also explains the difference between the Consumer Price Index and average retail prices in context of inflation.

    Release date: 2020-06-10

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020006
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    A summary of methodological treatments as applied to the April 2020 CPI in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on price collection, price availability, and business closures.

    Release date: 2020-05-19

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2019006
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    This document gives the details of the methodology used to calculate the New Housing Price Index, the New Condominium Apartment Price Index, and the Resale Residential Property Price Index, and how these indices are compiled to form the Residential Property Price Index.

    Release date: 2019-11-14
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  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2019005
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    This document describes the updated methodology for Investment Banking Services Price Index (IBSPI).

    Release date: 2019-07-08

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M2019005
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    This note describes methodological changes made to the Market Basket Measure (MBM) in Calendar year 2019. These revisions mainly affect MBM estimates for 2008 and 2009, but they also affect the overall interpretation of the trends in the MBM over the 2000s.

    Release date: 2019-02-26

  • Articles and reports: 89-653-X2018001
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    This Concepts and Methods Guide is intended to provide a detailed review of the 2017 APS with respect to its subject matter and methodological approaches. It is designed to assist APS data users by serving as a guide to the concepts and measures of the survey as well as the technical details of the survey's design, field work and data processing. This guide is meant to provide users with helpful information on how to use and interpret survey results. The discussion on data quality also allows users to review the strengths and limitations of the data for their particular needs.

    Chapter 1 of this guide provides an overview of the 2017 APS by introducing the survey's background and objectives. Chapter 2 outlines the survey's themes and explains the key concepts and definitions used for the survey. Chapters 3 to 6 cover important aspects of the APS survey methodology, sampling design, data collection and processing. Chapters 7 and 8 review issues of data quality and caution users about comparing 2017 APS data with data from other sources. Chapter 9 outlines the survey products available to the public, including data tables, analytical articles and reference material. The Appendices provide a comprehensive list of survey indicators, extra coding categories and standard classifications used on the APS. Lastly, a glossary of survey terms is also provided.

    Release date: 2018-11-26

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201800154922
    Description:

    Over the last number of months, Statistics Canada has been updating the national statistical system to measure the production, consumption and distribution of non-medical cannabis. To date, this work has involved updating classification standards (such as the North American Product Classification), developing models that take existing information (mainly from health and social surveys) and transform it into estimates of consumption and expenditure, as well as undertaking new surveys on cannabis consumption.

    Release date: 2018-02-22

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201700114840
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    Statistics Canada is presently preparing the statistical system to be able to gauge the impact of the transition from illegal to legal non-medical cannabis use and to shed light on the social and economic activities related to the use of cannabis thereafter. While the system of social statistics captures some information on the use of cannabis, updates will be required to more accurately measure health effects and the impact on the judicial system. Current statistical infrastructure used to more comprehensively measure the use and impacts of substances such as tobacco and alcohol could be adapted to do the same for cannabis. However, available economic statistics are largely silent on the role illegal drugs play in the economy. Both social and economic statistics will need to be updated to reflect the legalization of cannabis and the challenge is especially great for economic statistics This paper provides a summary of the work that is now under way toward these ends.

    Release date: 2017-09-15
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