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COVID-19 A data perspective

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  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2021006
    Description:

    The overall objective of this paper is to provide an overview of selected approaches to measuring and reporting well-being in Canada and internationally, and to identify opportunities to move forward with new and enhanced measures to address current social, economic and environmental issues facing Canada that may impact the well-being of its population. This report highlights six trends and proposes a range of data development and measurement activities to advance well-being measurement in the following key areas: digitization, affordability and economic uncertainty, the quality of jobs, social cohesion, neighbourhoods and the built environment and climate change.

    Release date: 2021-07-12

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202100100021
    Description:

    The Canada Emergency Response Benefit program (CERB) was introduced to provide financial support to employees and self-employed workers in Canada who were directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines the proportion of 2019 workers who received CERB payments in 2020 by various characteristics. CERB take-up rates are presented by industry, earnings group in 2019, sex, age group and province, as well as for population groups designated as visible minorities, immigrants and Indigenous people. Some factors that help explain differences in take-up rates among these groups of workers are also examined.

    Release date: 2021-06-02

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X202100500001
    Description:

    Residential greenness has been associated with benefits to health, such as lower risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease, obesity, adverse birth outcomes, asthma and better psychological health. However, the variation in greenness across socioeconomic and demographic characteristics in urban areas of Canada has not been well documented. Authors of a study focused upon respondents to the 2001 Canadian Census reported that more affluent and more highly educated adults living in the 30 largest Census metropolitan areas of Canada had greater exposures to residential greenness than those who were less affluent and less well-educated. This study builds on that work by using data from the more recent, 2016 Census; including respondents of all ages; and by considering differences in exposures according not only to age, education, and income, but also according to immigration status, time since immigration, self-reported ethnicity, and neighbourhood deprivation indices.

    Release date: 2021-05-19

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202100400002
    Description:

    This study documents annual trends in employment and earnings of foreign workers employed in agriculture and various subsectors of agriculture, as well as the characteristics of foreign workers in this industry. It also examines transitions to permanent residence for those who entered Canada as foreign workers and worked in agriculture. The main objective of the analysis is to provide a deeper understanding of the use of foreign worker programs in agriculture in Canada.

    Release date: 2021-04-28

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202100400003
    Description:

    This study examines annual trends in the employment and earnings of foreign workers in the Canadian food manufacturing industry and in specific subsectors (e.g., meat product manufacturing, dairy product manufacturing). The main objective of the analysis is to provide a deeper understanding of the use of foreign workers in food manufacturing—a sector with relatively high concentrations of foreign workers.

    Release date: 2021-04-28

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021044
    Description:

    This infographic features sales and inventories for the petroleum and coal products industry, as well as refinery production, while highlighting the impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Release date: 2021-04-27

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021034
    Description:

    This infographic features alcohol sales in Canada for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. It gives a breakdown of standard alcoholic drinks sold per week, sales by type of beverage, and the share of domestic vs. import sales.

    Release date: 2021-04-21

  • Articles and reports: 41-20-00022021001
    Description:

    This is a custom report produced in collaboration between the Assembly of First Nations and Statistics Canada. It includes a variety of social and economic statistics for Status First Nations people living on and off reserve and includes comparisons with the non-Indigenous population.

    Release date: 2021-04-20

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021037
    Description:

    This infographic reviews gender parity and the salary gap among university academics (full professors, associate professors and assistant professors) and how it has changed over the last 40 years.

    Release date: 2021-03-24

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M2021002
    Description:

    Statistics Canada has undertaken a broad range of initiatives designed to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians. This update extends earlier, experimental research into monthly family income trends of Canadians over the pandemic period. The approach integrates weekly earnings available from the Canadian Labour Force Survey (LFS) together with information specific to government transfers including special COVID-19 benefits collected through administrative data sources and imputation. This update incorporates additional sources of data, and accounts for new pandemic relief programs introduced after September 2020. Population coverage is improved, and experimental estimates are updated and extended through December 2020. The paper describes the data sources used, estimation strategies employed, limitations, and potential future developments.

    Release date: 2021-03-23
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  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202100100021
    Description:

    The Canada Emergency Response Benefit program (CERB) was introduced to provide financial support to employees and self-employed workers in Canada who were directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines the proportion of 2019 workers who received CERB payments in 2020 by various characteristics. CERB take-up rates are presented by industry, earnings group in 2019, sex, age group and province, as well as for population groups designated as visible minorities, immigrants and Indigenous people. Some factors that help explain differences in take-up rates among these groups of workers are also examined.

    Release date: 2021-06-02

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021044
    Description:

    This infographic features sales and inventories for the petroleum and coal products industry, as well as refinery production, while highlighting the impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Release date: 2021-04-27

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021034
    Description:

    This infographic features alcohol sales in Canada for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. It gives a breakdown of standard alcoholic drinks sold per week, sales by type of beverage, and the share of domestic vs. import sales.

    Release date: 2021-04-21

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021037
    Description:

    This infographic reviews gender parity and the salary gap among university academics (full professors, associate professors and assistant professors) and how it has changed over the last 40 years.

    Release date: 2021-03-24

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2020081
    Description:

    Income data for Canadian tax filers shed light on the distribution of income in 2018. This infographic illuminates selected characteristics of the top 1% of tax filers in Canada that year, including information on age, gender, and geographic location. The top 1% of tax filers is defined as the 1% of tax filers with the highest total incomes when ranked nationally. These estimates are for a pre-pandemic period and do not reflect any impacts of COVID-19. However, they do provide a baseline for analysing changes to the top of the income distribution during the pandemic period, once those data become available.

    Release date: 2020-11-18

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100087
    Description:

    Using the latest data from the Vital Statistics - Death Database, this article presents information about the most common comorbid conditions in COVID-19 deaths, as well as the extent to which these conditions differ by age groups. Comorbidities are defined as chronic and acute conditions, diseases, disorders, and complications appearing on the medical certificate of cause of death where COVID-19 was involved in the death.

    Release date: 2020-11-16

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100078
    Description:

    Although the number of self-employed individuals has remained largely unchanged since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the self-employed are likely to remain under severe financial strain. This article looks at the unincorporated self-employed more broadly and highlights another important factor that will likely have a large impact on their financial well-being: whether or not the self-employed individuals also have T4 earnings.

    Release date: 2020-09-18

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100071
    Description:

    Based on two crowdsourcing data collection initiatives, this article focuses the perceptions of safety, both at home and in public, among Indigenous people. Concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family stress and on violence in the home, as well as sense of safety in the neighborhood, are examined.

    Release date: 2020-08-14

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100049
    Description:

    Travel and transportation were among the first areas most affected by border closures and public health restrictions put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. This study uses new weekly indicators of Aircraft movements and Railcars online to assess the initial downturn and the subsequent recovery in the transportation of both passengers and freight during the first half of 2020.

    Release date: 2020-07-13

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100035
    Description:

    This study reports on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Indigenous people in Canada, based on data from a recent crowdsourcing initiative. Data on self-perceived mental health as well as on feelings of anxiety among Indigenous people since the onset of physical distancing are presented. Comparisons are made between Indigenous women and men and between Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants.

    Release date: 2020-06-23
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  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2021006
    Description:

    The overall objective of this paper is to provide an overview of selected approaches to measuring and reporting well-being in Canada and internationally, and to identify opportunities to move forward with new and enhanced measures to address current social, economic and environmental issues facing Canada that may impact the well-being of its population. This report highlights six trends and proposes a range of data development and measurement activities to advance well-being measurement in the following key areas: digitization, affordability and economic uncertainty, the quality of jobs, social cohesion, neighbourhoods and the built environment and climate change.

    Release date: 2021-07-12

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X202100500001
    Description:

    Residential greenness has been associated with benefits to health, such as lower risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease, obesity, adverse birth outcomes, asthma and better psychological health. However, the variation in greenness across socioeconomic and demographic characteristics in urban areas of Canada has not been well documented. Authors of a study focused upon respondents to the 2001 Canadian Census reported that more affluent and more highly educated adults living in the 30 largest Census metropolitan areas of Canada had greater exposures to residential greenness than those who were less affluent and less well-educated. This study builds on that work by using data from the more recent, 2016 Census; including respondents of all ages; and by considering differences in exposures according not only to age, education, and income, but also according to immigration status, time since immigration, self-reported ethnicity, and neighbourhood deprivation indices.

    Release date: 2021-05-19

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202100400002
    Description:

    This study documents annual trends in employment and earnings of foreign workers employed in agriculture and various subsectors of agriculture, as well as the characteristics of foreign workers in this industry. It also examines transitions to permanent residence for those who entered Canada as foreign workers and worked in agriculture. The main objective of the analysis is to provide a deeper understanding of the use of foreign worker programs in agriculture in Canada.

    Release date: 2021-04-28

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202100400003
    Description:

    This study examines annual trends in the employment and earnings of foreign workers in the Canadian food manufacturing industry and in specific subsectors (e.g., meat product manufacturing, dairy product manufacturing). The main objective of the analysis is to provide a deeper understanding of the use of foreign workers in food manufacturing—a sector with relatively high concentrations of foreign workers.

    Release date: 2021-04-28

  • Articles and reports: 41-20-00022021001
    Description:

    This is a custom report produced in collaboration between the Assembly of First Nations and Statistics Canada. It includes a variety of social and economic statistics for Status First Nations people living on and off reserve and includes comparisons with the non-Indigenous population.

    Release date: 2021-04-20

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M2021002
    Description:

    Statistics Canada has undertaken a broad range of initiatives designed to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians. This update extends earlier, experimental research into monthly family income trends of Canadians over the pandemic period. The approach integrates weekly earnings available from the Canadian Labour Force Survey (LFS) together with information specific to government transfers including special COVID-19 benefits collected through administrative data sources and imputation. This update incorporates additional sources of data, and accounts for new pandemic relief programs introduced after September 2020. Population coverage is improved, and experimental estimates are updated and extended through December 2020. The paper describes the data sources used, estimation strategies employed, limitations, and potential future developments.

    Release date: 2021-03-23

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2021002
    Description:

    This technical guide describes the methodological details for the Consulting Services Price Index (COSPI). The document includes information about the purpose of the index, data sources, and index estimation and aggregation.

    Release date: 2021-01-28

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M2020004
    Description:

    Statistics Canada has undertaken a broad range of initiatives designed to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians. This research paper highlights experimental methods designed to measure the impact of the pandemic on month-by-month family income trends of Canadians long before detailed annual statistics become available. The approach integrates weekly earnings available from the Canadian Labour Force Survey (LFS) together with information specific to government transfers including special COVID-19 benefits collected through administrative data sources and imputation. The objective is to shed light on the impact of labour market disruptions on Canadians and their families and the extent to which emergency benefits introduced by the government offset these disruptions. This paper describes the data sources used, estimation strategies employed, initial results, limitations, and potential future developments.

    Release date: 2020-12-18

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X202000200001
    Description:

    This paper constructs a probability-proportional-to-size (PPS) ranked-set sample from a stratified population. A PPS-ranked-set sample partitions the units in a PPS sample into groups of similar observations. The construction of similar groups relies on relative positions (ranks) of units in small comparison sets. Hence, the ranks induce more structure (stratification) in the sample in addition to the data structure created by unequal selection probabilities in a PPS sample. This added data structure makes the PPS-ranked-set sample more informative then a PPS-sample. The stratified PPS-ranked-set sample is constructed by selecting a PPS-ranked-set sample from each stratum population. The paper constructs unbiased estimators for the population mean, total and their variances. The new sampling design is applied to apple production data to estimate the total apple production in Turkey.

    Release date: 2020-12-15

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X202000200002
    Description:

    In many large-scale surveys, estimates are produced for numerous small domains defined by cross-classifications of demographic, geographic and other variables. Even though the overall sample size of such surveys might be very large, samples sizes for domains are sometimes too small for reliable estimation. We propose an improved estimation approach that is applicable when “natural” or qualitative relationships (such as orderings or other inequality constraints) can be formulated for the domain means at the population level. We stay within a design-based inferential framework but impose constraints representing these relationships on the sample-based estimates. The resulting constrained domain estimator is shown to be design consistent and asymptotically normally distributed as long as the constraints are asymptotically satisfied at the population level. The estimator and its associated variance estimator are readily implemented in practice. The applicability of the method is illustrated on data from the 2015 U.S. National Survey of College Graduates.

    Release date: 2020-12-15
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  • Journals and periodicals: 89-618-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    The purpose of the provincial and territorial reports is to present a summary of demographic, social and economic characteristics of the off reserve Aboriginal population in the Atlantic provinces, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. Information on education, residential schools, information technology, employment, mobility and housing, health and language are highlighted. While most of the focus is on adults, there is also information provided on children. Data showing comparisons between Aboriginal groups are provided, as are some comparisons with the non-Aboriginal population. Findings are based on the 2001 Census and the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey.

    Release date: 2006-03-23

  • Journals and periodicals: 54F0001X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Canada's major container ports have competed successfully against their U.S. counterparts for overseas container traffic. However, the ocean container shipping industry is undergoing changes that will impact on their relationships with ports and competition among ports for container traffic has been fierce. This paper explores how Canadian ports might fare in this increasingly competitive environment, based on their natural and man-made attributes, their competitive stance and their potential to meet the evolving ocean container industry.

    The assessment includes a review of the ocean container shipping industry, the North American container market and competing ports in the United States (U.S.). This report uses data from two sources, Statistics Canada's marine international origin/destination (O/D) database and the U.S. Department of Transport Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Annual Import Export Waterborne Databank which is based on Journal of Commerce P.I.E.R.S. data.

    The keys to the success of Canadian container ports have been a combination of natural endowments, investments in intermodal facilities and competitive pricing. These factors are likely to continue into the future, however, the competition among container ports is likely to intensify as industry consolidation continues and as publicly funded U.S. intermodal terminal and corridor projects come to fruition.

    Release date: 2003-06-09

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-556-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Recognizing that there is the need for better information and statistics on organized crime, and for methodologies to measure its impact on Canadians, the federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for Justice have endorsed a plan to begin addressing Canada's data gap in the area of organized crime.

    The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics was contracted by the Solicitor General of Canada to investigate the feasibility of collecting quantitative data on organized crime. This report highlights the lessons learned during consultations with selected police intelligence units and it presents a number of options for data collection.

    Release date: 2002-09-27

  • Journals and periodicals: 54F0002X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study identifies the flag-related trends of fleets used in Canada's international sea-borne trade relative to the world fleet during the 15-year period from 1985 to 1999. The goal is to determine if there is any indication that fleets that served Canada were any less safe in 1999 than in 1985.

    This study uses fleet and ship-casualty statistics published by Lloyd's Register and data on vessel entrances and clearances from Statistics Canada's Marine International Origin-Destination Database to develop a flag-related risk index.

    Release date: 2002-06-05

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-553-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report provides an in-depth analysis of the findings of the 1999 General Social Survey on victimization and public perceptions of crime and the justice system. The chapters examine the risks of violent and household victimization; urban and rural victimization; victims' use of services; and perceptions and fear of crime.

    Release date: 2001-08-08

  • Journals and periodicals: 81-586-X
    Description:

    In today's emerging knowledge societies, the capacity of labour markets, firms and individuals to adjust to change, improve productivity and capitalize on technological innovation depends in large measure on the skills of the adult population. Improving the stock of skills available to the economy through investment in adult education and workplace learning has therefore become an issue of considerable strategic importance. But how are the Canadian markets for adult education and training evolving?

    This report presents, for the first time, evidence on the development of adult education and training in Canada during the last decade. Examined are not only broad trends in the demand and supply of adult education, but also the factors contributing to observed developments. Survey data collected in 1998 allow readers to gauge the current situation and make comparisons over time and across Canadian provinces. The findings indicate, first, that growth in adult education participation has slowed in recent years, and second, that there are major differences between the provinces in who gets trained, and how much.

    Release date: 2001-05-10

  • Journals and periodicals: 82F0076X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Heart disease and stroke are major causes of illness, disability and death in Canada and they exact high personal, community and health care costs. The goal of The changing face of heart disease and stroke in Canada, the fifth in a series of reports from the Canadian Heart and Stroke Surveillance System (CHSSS), is to provide health professionals and policy makers with an overview of current trends in risk factors, interventions and services, and health outcomes of heart disease and stroke in Canada.

    Release date: 1999-10-21

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-546-X
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    The Youth Custody and Community Services (YCCS) Survey is a micro-data survey, conducted annually since 1992. The YCCS survey collects data from jurisdictional operational systems via electronic interfaces. Data are forwarded to the Centre, processed, and returned to jurisdictions as aggregate data tables for verification and sign-off. The survey collects a wide array of information on young offender admissions to custody and community services (e.g., custody type, crime committed, sentence length, age, gender, Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal). The YCCS annual report is the primary vehicle for disseminating young offender information on prison populations and the use of community sanctions. To date, there have been four releases (Initiative only) of the YCCS annual report. Jurisdictional coverage varied from report to report since YCCS interfaces were phased-in over several years.

    Interface projects have been completed, and data are being collected from Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon. In addition, the interface project for Nova Scotia is nearing completion. Together, these jurisdictions represent 47% of the national coverage of youth corrections. While the development of an electronic interface is presently not feasible in some jurisdictions, Ontario and Quebec are able to provide some of the aggregate data required to populate the tables contained in the annual report. With the addition of Ontario and Quebec in 1998-99, only data from Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories would be missing from the annual report.

    Further, in preparation for the proposed release of YCCS data, and as part of Statistics Canada's ongoing survey review process, the YCCS survey is currently undergoing a detailed methodological review, with particular attention to data quality issues and output.

    The inclusion of aggregate data from Ontario and Quebec will increase the coverage of the YCCS significantly. Also, the methodological review of the YCCS will assess the reliability of the data elements covered in the annual report. Since the survey has been in operation since 1992 and since the YCCS is the primary source of young offender information on prison populations and the use of community sanctions.

    Release date: 1999-06-07

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-542-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The purpose of this report is to reduce the level of confusion arising from the use of crime data originating from two very different sources (i.e., the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey - UCR and the General Social Survey - GSS) and to inform discussions about which is the better measure of crime. It explains why the findings based on these data sources diverge and summarizes the major differences between the two surveys.

    Release date: 1997-05-14
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