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The data used to create this interactive web application is from the following listed data table:


Producer industry
Investment spending by a business or government on a given type of infrastructure asset in a given year results in the production of those assets by a particular industry that produces that type of asset. This industry is referred to as the producer industry. For example, if a government invested $300 million to build a new bridge and it engaged a construction company to do the work then construction would be the producer industry.
Value added is a contribution of a given business, or government, or an entire industry to domestic production, adjusted to remove double counting. Thus if a business sold products worth $100 million and used inputs purchased from other businesses that were worth $30 million, the value added by that business would be $100-$30 = $70 million. Value added is the amount left over from product sales revenue that can be used to pay compensation to employees and potentially leave profits for the business owners. Gross domestic product is the sum of all value added in the economy.
Compensation of employees
The compensation of employees is the total remuneration of employees resulting from their provision of labour services in the production of infrastructure assets. It includes wages, salaries and supplementary labour income such as pensions and other benefits.
Number of jobs
Number of jobs is the number of jobs as a result of the production of infrastructure assets.
When a business or government incurs infrastructure investment there is production and value added in the economy as a result. The total impact of an investment is the value added and jobs in the initial industry that produces the resulting infrastructure assets plus the additional value added and jobs in the secondary industries supplying inputs to the initial industry, plus the additional value added and jobs in tertiary industries supplying inputs to the secondary industries and so on in the full chain of supplying industries.
An asset is durable property, such as a pipeline, a school or a sewer system, that can be used in current and future production activities. There are many kinds of assets and they are classified into asset groups by the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) and Variant of NAPCS Canada 2012 Version 1.1 - Capital expenditures on non-residential construction.


For more information, please consult The Daily of April 11, 2019.

New data tables 36-10-0608, 36-10-0610 and 36-10-0611 are now available.

The Infrastructure Economic Account section which is part of the Methodological Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (13-607-X) is available.

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