Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts


Enterprise surveys and the measurement of digital trade in services in Canada

Release date: May 30, 2023

Statistics Canada has been making digital activities visible and more robust in international trade in services through two new initiatives, which focus on the concept of digital intensity. This paper will provide information on how digital intensity of services exporters as an indicator is evolving within the International trade in services program, and will highlight developments in measuring imports into Canada from non-resident digital intermediaries. Key results on cross-border digital services in 2020 will be highlighted.

Canadian regional labour statistics and inter-regional movements of paid workers, 2001 to 2021

Release date: May 18, 2023

This paper focuses on the new regional labour statistics built based on the economic regions where people work. It reviews the methodology in creating these new experimental regional labour statistics. The data allow us to analyse regional labour markets as well as to track the flows of workers from one economic region to other regions.

This paper is the first that compares such statistics over an entire a decade (2010 with 2021) and investigates the extent that the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions affected employment and labour movements among regional economies.

An analysis of Canadian business support programs in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic

Release date: January 19, 2023

With the emergence of COVID-19, Canadian governments at all levels adopted policy initiatives to address the financial challenges faced by businesses. The policies were broad in both scope and variety and altogether represented billions of dollars in support.

This article examines these programs including the characteristics of recipients using preliminary data from the Canadian COVID-19 Business Support Measures Database (CCBSM), a standardized set of data covering government support programs for businesses.

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