A presentation series from Statistics Canada about the economy, environment and society

2020

COVID-19 in Canada: A Six-month Update on Social and Economic Impacts

Release date: October 20, 2020

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This summary provides highlights on the work the Agency has and is undertaking using existing and new data sources to provide critical insights on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians. It covers the first six months of the pandemic from March to September 2020.

The Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19: A Six-month Update

Release date: October 20, 2020

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This presentation provides an overview of the initial health, economic and social impacts of COVID-19, based on information collected during the lockdown period of late March and April, and as social and economic restrictions were eased in the late spring and summer months.

Chief Statistician's virtual roundtable discussions: 2021 Census of Population questionnaire

Release date: July 24, 2020

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This presentation gives an overview of the topics discussed during the virtual roundtables on the 2021 Census of Population questionnaire content. The five main topics are the following: family, demography and activity limitations; languages, ethnocultural diversity and immigration (including citizenship, religion, population groups, minority language education rights); Indigenous peoples; education, labour, commuting, and Veterans; and housing, income and expenditures.

Big data, deeper insights: Why Statistics Canada's drive to lead the knowledge revolution will matter to you

Release date: January 16, 2020

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This booklet provides a snapshot of data offered by Statistics Canada.

2019

Atlantic Canada at Work: Evolving Opportunities

Release date: June 17, 2019

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This presentation explores the evolving labour market in Atlantic Canada, and how it has been - and continues to be - influenced by socio-demographic factors, such as fertility, immigration and interprovincial migration. It examines the current labour market situation within the Atlantic region, as well as existing opportunities and future directions. Strategies being undertaken by Statistics Canada to provide more local and granular labour market information, and emerging issues of interest, such as the digital economy, are also presented.

Vancouver – A data Story on Ethnocultural Diversity and Inclusion in Canada

Release date: May 10, 2019

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This presentation on Ethnocultural Diversity and Inclusion in Canada shows an overview of the evolution of ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity and its measurement in Canada, with a focus on one of the country's largest metropolitan areas: Vancouver. It also outlines the inherent challenges and opportunities embedded in the measurement of diversity and highlights some of the very real socio-economic disparities observed on the road to inclusiveness and integration.

A Portrait of Canadian Youth: March 2019 Updates

Release date: May 8, 2019

This presentation provides a comprehensive statistical picture of Canada's Youth based on a broad range of information from across Statistics Canada. It helps to illustrate the advantages as well as the pressures and challenges that today's youth are facing relative to other generations.

Toronto – A data Story on Ethnocultural Diversity and Inclusion in Canada

Release date: April 29, 2019

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This presentation on Ethnocultural Diversity and Inclusion in Canada shows an overview of the evolution of ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity and its measurement in Canada, with a focus on one of the country's largest metropolitan areas: Toronto. It also outlines the inherent challenges and opportunities embedded in the measurement of diversity and highlights some of the very real socio-economic disparities observed on the road to inclusiveness and integration.

Montréal – A data Story on Ethnocultural Diversity and Inclusion in Canada

Release date: April 11, 2019

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This presentation on Ethnocultural Diversity and Inclusion in Canada shows an overview of the evolution of ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity and its measurement in Canada, with a focus on one of the country's largest metropolitan areas: Montréal.

The address will also outline the inherent challenges and opportunities embedded in the measurement of diversity and will highlight some of the very real socio-economic disparities observed on the road to inclusiveness and integration.

2018

Postsecondary education, a Maritime perspective

Release date: December 10, 2018

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

In recognition of our agency's 100th anniversary this year, this presentation will explore the societal and economic evolution of education in the Maritimes over the past century. It will also explore the current postsecondary landscape of enrolments, graduates and labour market outcomes in the Maritimes, with a Canadian perspective for context. Looking forward, this presentation will then illustrate how innovations in data strategies currently underway at Statistics Canada will change our understanding of education.

Yukon: Beautiful, Complex, and Changing

Release date: October 2, 2018

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This "Talking stats" presentation will paint a picture of Yukon, its strengths, challenges and how it is evolving along a number of demographic, social, and economic dimensions. The presentation will also highlight a number of facts about Yukon's Indigenous peoples, who face specific economic and social challenges. While the presentation will showcase many results from the Census, participants will also have a chance to get acquainted with other, lesser-known sources of data that can also be used to get a better picture of the social and economic issues faced by the people of Yukon. The presentation will then be followed by a panel discussion with various local stakeholders where we will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with data collection in Canada's North, as well as discuss modernization and possible opportunities for partnerships.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Statistics: The Way Forward

Release date: June 13, 2018

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

This presentation will highlight available statistical information for First Nations, Métis and Inuit in a wide variety of fields, including education, labour, health, and justice. It will also discuss some of the unique challenges and opportunities in the field of Aboriginal statistics, and how Statistics Canada is working to better represent the lives and conditions of First Nations people, Métis and Inuit.

Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Chartbook

Release date: April 23, 2018

Elizabeth Richards and Guy Gellatly
Analytical Studies Branch

This chartbook highlights key movements in the Canadian economic data during 2017. It focuses on changes in the pace and composition of economic growth and on notable labour market developments during that period. It is an integrated summary of major economic indicators, and includes data on gross domestic product, manufacturing and retail sales, employment, consumer prices, residential investment, non-residential capital spending, and international trade. The chartbook complements the article Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Spring 2018 released on April 23, 2018.

Government Expenditures in Alberta

Release date: April 6, 2018

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

A presentation on government expenditures in Alberta. The provincial economy is reviewed in economic and demographic context with a focus on government's expenses by function. The impact on government finances is explained with the help of comparative analysis. It presents a comparative and comprehensive description of government expenses by function.

Health Analysis Division: Presentation of current health research activities at Statistics Canada

Release date: March 7, 2018

This presentation is a summary of current health research activities at Statistics Canada including: major research themes; data integration; methods and tools; and dissemination and outreach. The presentation forms the basis for ongoing consultations with a broad range of health stakeholders.

A portrait of Canadian youth

Release date: February 7, 2018

This presentation provides a comprehensive statistical picture of Canada's Youth based on a broad range of information from across Statistics Canada. It helps to illustrate the advantages as well as the pressures and challenges that today's youth are facing relative to other generations.

2017

Canadian agriculture: evolution and innovation

Release date: November 14, 2017

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

For the modern operator, farming has evolved into an innovative career requiring knowledge of business management and technology, and, more than ever, agricultural sciences.

Driven by competition and aided by technology, the number of Canadian agricultural operations is decreasing as the operations become larger, more complex and capital intensive. Farms are taking advantage of innovation through marketing strategies, processes and product offerings in order to exploit new markets and cut costs.

This presentation highlights the new ways in which Statistics Canada is integrating data from multiple sources in order to reduce the burden on farmers and to make information more relevant and timely for agro-businesses and analysts.

Oil Prices and the Canadian Economy - Events and Impacts Archived

Release date: October 19, 2017

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

Energy's run as the largest contributor to Canadian export earnings ended in 2015, as the world grappled with an over-supply of oil. This presentation looks at Statistics Canada data to help provide insight into related price movements, the gasoline value chain and the subsequent economic fallout.

Telling Canada's story in numbers
The economy

Release date: October 17, 2017

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

While Statistics Canada has data on virtually every aspect of the Canadian economy – as well as our society and the environment, this presentation focuses on providing some insights on recent trends in the Canadian economy. Statistics Canada publishes a great deal of economic data that is closely studied to understand the extent to which the economy is growing and changing – and how these changes are distributed across provinces, industries and different segments of the population.

Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: How have the decline in oil prices and a weaker Canadian dollar affected Canada's economy?

Release date: April 20, 2017

Elizabeth Richards
Analytical Studies Branch

This presentation focuses on key changes in the Canadian economic data since oil prices began to decline in mid-2014. The presentation highlights recent trends related to economic growth and labour market conditions, the impact of lower oil prices in current dollar terms and in volume terms, and the impact of a weaker Canadian dollar on merchandise trade and manufacturing.

This presentation complements the release of Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Spring 2017. The graphs are based on seasonally adjusted data available in CANSIM on April 7th, 2017.

2016

Perspectives on the Youth Labour Market in Canada

Release date: December 5, 2016

René Morissette
Social Analysis and Modelling Division
Analytical Studies Branch

The following presentation was given by Statistics Canada's Social Analysis and Modelling Division (SAMD) at the National Statistics Council Meeting in April 2016 to highlight recent research findings related to the youth labour market.

Following the 2008-to-2009 recession, concerns have been raised about the relatively high level of unemployment experienced by young individuals. This presentation shows how various labour market indicators have evolved for youth since the mid-1970s/early 1980s in Canada. A comparison is made with labour market indicators for older individuals. The degree to which specific groups of youth―the less educated ones versus the more highly educated, young recent immigrants and young Aboriginal people―have been successful in the Canadian labour market is assessed. A key finding is that while youth unemployment today is similar to that of the 1970s, job quality appears to have deteriorated for many young people.

Research Highlights on Health and Aging

Release date: July 28, 2016

by Claudia Sanmartin
Health Analysis Division
Analytical Studies Branch

This presentation highlights some of the major analytical findings related to health and aging research conducted at Statistics Canada over the past five years. The presentation begins with current demographic findings and projections to set the context followed by research highlights which focus on key areas pertinent to aging including chronic conditions, social isolation, home care, neurological disease and transitions to institutional care. Many of the research highlights are drawn from recent Statistics Canada publications.

2014

An overview of recent macroeconomic developments in Canada

Release date: October 29, 2014

by Cyndi Bloskie and Guy Gellatly
Analytical Studies Branch

This presentation focuses on changes in the Canadian economic data since the 2008-09 recession, and emphasizes recent developments through the first two quarters of 2014. The material is organized around three general themes: (1) output and employment, (2) financial conditions in the household sector, and (3) international trade. Graphical information is based primarily on seasonally adjusted data available in CANSIM on September 30, 2014.

This presentation complements the September release of Recent Developments in Canada's Economy: Fall 2014, a semi-annual article that provides an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices.

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