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COVID-19 pandemic: Impacts on the work placements of postsecondary students in Canada

Release date: May 25, 2020

This paper provides insight on how postsecondary students' work placements were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results are based on the recent Statistics Canada crowdsourcing data collection completed by over 100,000 postsecondary students between April 19 and May 1, 2020.

The impact of COVID-19 on the gig economy: Short- and long-term concerns

Release date: May 20, 2020

A new study looks at the some of the challenges in tracking the gig economy in real time and profiles the approximately 1.7 million Canadians who worked in the gig economy prior to the pandemic. In addition to the short-term concerns, the study looks at how the gig economy may evolve in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic based on earlier data trends.

The Health and Behavioural Impacts of COVID-19 on Youth: Results from the Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1

Release date: May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the daily lives of all Canadians. However, relatively little is known about how the health, behaviour, and social activities of Canadian youth are affected and how they are coping with the situation. Canada’s youth represent about one quarter of the country’s population and will continue to be a large and important group within the Canadian population (Statistics Canada, 2019).

COVID-19 Pandemic: Financial impacts on postsecondary students in Canada

Release date: May 15, 2020

This paper provides insight on how postsecondary students' financial situation was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results are based on the recent Statistics Canada crowdsourcing data collection completed by over 100,000 postsecondary students between April 19 and May 1, 2020.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Academic impacts on postsecondary students in Canada

Release date: May 14, 2020

This paper provides insight on how postsecondary students' academic life was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results are based on the recent Statistics Canada crowdsourcing data collection completed by over 100,000 postsecondary students between April 19 and May 1, 2020.

Differences in the concerns of Canadians with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic

Release date: May 13, 2020

Between April 3 and April 25, approximately a quarter of a million people answered a questionnaire on how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting their lives, based on a new method of data collection called crowdsourcing. This study examines how the concerns and attitudes of participants changed over time by comparing the answers provided by participants in the first week of data collection to the answers of those who answered in the second and third week of data collection.

Self-perceived mental health and health-related behaviours of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Release date: May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social disruption has left many to struggle with changes to routines and feelings of uncertainty as the impact of the virus continues to unfold. Looking after one's mental and physical well-being is an important practice during this challenging time.

COVID-19 pandemic: People unable to converse in English or French

Release date: May 11, 2020

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this article presents some key information about people who speak neither of Canada's official languages, including their age group, mother tongue and place of residence.

Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses in Canada

Release date: May 11, 2020

The Canadian economy changed dramatically in March 2020 as a result of COVID-19 and the situation has had a profound impact on the ability of businesses in Canada to operate. In order to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, employers and employees, communities and our economy, Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce collaborated to launch the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions. While the majority of businesses in Canada have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears that small businesses have been hit particularly hard by this crisis.

Gold and silver prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Release date: May 7, 2020

This article examines the behaviour of gold and silver price trends amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadians who report lower self-perceived mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic more likely to report increased use of cannabis, alcohol and tobacco

Release date: May 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed Canadians' lives in previously unimaginable ways in a very short period of time. Given the disruption and stress it may come as no surprise that the consumption of cannabis, alcohol and tobacco has increased for some.

Work interruptions and financial vulnerability

Release date: May 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive work interruptions in Canada and several other countries since mid-March 2020. The resulting economic lockdown has raised concerns about the ability of Canadian families to meet their financial obligations and essential needs.This article focuses on families who rely primarily on earnings—wages and salaries and self-employment income—to maintain their living standards.

Trade in medical and protective goods

Release date: May 5, 2020

A review of recent trends in exports and imports of medical and protective goods provides a basis for understanding the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada's international merchandise trade. To this end, Statistics Canada has produced a special data compilation to examine trade in specific categories of relevant products.

Housing characteristics and staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Release date: May 4, 2020

With ‘stay at home' essential to the COVID-19 response, the dwellings in which people live take on added importance in their lives. Extended time indoors is likely to raise various challenges, such as getting physical exercise, maintaining social contacts, or balancing telework, children and home schooling, and household routines in a confined space.

The social and economic concerns of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic

Release date: May 1, 2020

In 2016, at the time of the most recent census, immigrants represented 21.9% of the overall Canadian population. Because people born outside Canada have different life experiences than those who are born in Canada, their social and economic concerns may be different from those of Canadian-born individuals. This release examines the social and economic experiences of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic, using a new web panel survey that was conducted two weeks after the pandemic began.

COVID-19 and social support for seniors: Do seniors have people they can depend on during difficult times?

Release date: April 30, 2020

In an effort to avoid the spread of COVID-19, Canadians are engaging in physical distancing to minimize their social contact with others. However, social support systems continue to play an important role during this time. This study examines the level of social support reported by seniors living in private households.

Adults with a health education but not working in health occupations

Release date: April 29, 2020

With the continuing spread of COVID-19, many health-care workers in Canada are facing overwhelming workloads and risk exposure to the virus while caring for their patients. This article examines adults with a health education but not working in health occupations.

Canadians report lower self-perceived mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Release date: April 24, 2020

This article examines the self-perceived mental and physical health of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic and reports differences between women and men and for different age groups.

COVID-19 Disruptions and Agriculture: Temporary Foreign Workers

Release date: April 17, 2020

This article discusses the potential impact of border restrictions due to COVID-19 as it relates to the availability of temporary foreign workers during the 2020 growing season.

COVID-19 Pandemic: School Closures and the Online Preparedness of Children

Release date: April 15, 2020

This article discusses the potential impact of recent school closures on learning and academic performance of school children as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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