Statistics Canada

Syndicate content
Updated: 1 hour 56 min ago

Projecting the future of health in Canada using microsimulation modelling

1 hour 56 min ago

Periodically, the StatCan Blog publishes a guest post on research at Statistics Canada. This post is from Deirdre Hennessy and Bill Flanagan, research analysts in the Health Analysis Division.

Some of the most important questions for health policy makers, planners and clinicians have to do with the future. In order to design effective prevention and screening programs, health policy makers must be able to estimate future trends in risk factors for disease and future disease occurrences. Another aspect of thinking about the future is

Categories: News

Statistics Canada is using new data sources to give Canadians sound measures of the new economy

1 hour 56 min ago

In today's digital society, 75% of household purchases are made using debit cards, credit cards, or pre-authorized payments. Wages are deposited directly and over a quarter of Canadians used online bulletin boards to sell products. All of this information flows between businesses and citizens digitally. Billions of transactions occur each year seamlessly, and in fact many institutions use the information available to routinely market products and services to Canadians.

High quality and timely data are critical in order to track important changes in the economy, changes in

Categories: News

Cannabis legalization: why proximity matters

1 hour 56 min ago

Over the last year, Statistics Canada has been working to track the socio-economic implications of cannabis legalization, producing statistical insights into everything from rates of consumption, to the prices Canadians are paying across the country.

In a recent study, the agency looked at how accessible cannabis will be immediately following the change in legislation, relative to a similar regulated commodity: liquor.

In the case of liquor stores, two sources of big data were used: the

Categories: News

Hey Canada - we want to hear from you!

1 hour 56 min ago

Every day we use it. It is an important part of our lives that is driven by data and social connectivity. Canadians form opinions and make decisions based on data. But who decides the information needs, what data are collected and how they are used?

Want to be part of these decisions? You can be!

During the week of October 15-19, Statistics Canada will host its first ever “Engaging Canadians: Statistics Canada's National Dialogue” featuring online consultations, WebEx forums, teleconferences and roundtable discussion in cities across Canada.

Why consult?

Categories: News

Research Blog: Immigrant entrepreneurs in Canada

1 hour 56 min ago

Periodically, the StatCan Blog publishes a guest post on research at Statistics Canada. This post is from Yuri Ostrovsky and Garnett Picot, research analysts in the Social Analysis and Modelling Division. 

  Why study immigrant entrepreneurs?

An important question frequently asked in academic and policy debates about the costs and benefits of immigration, is whether immigration generates economic growth in the host country. Researchers have hypothesized that immigrants can have a net positive

Categories: News

The estimated direct impacts of the recently announced tariffs on the Canadian CPI

1 hour 56 min ago

(Source: *Note that these impacts have been calculated based on data from Finance Canada and Statistics Canada.)

On July 1, 2018, tariffs took effect on imported US Steel, Aluminium and selected other goods, as published by Finance Canada. The tariffs collected on these items at the border may be passed on to governments, industry as well as

Categories: News

Tracking Sustainable Development Goals

1 hour 56 min ago

Gender equality, clean water, climate action and no poverty…these are just some of the Sustainable Development Goals developed for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity on a global scale.

In May, Statistics Canada launched the Sustainable Development Goals Data Hub (SDG Data Hub), a one-stop online resource for information and statistics that allow Canadians to monitor progress on the 2030 goals and targets.

Recently,

Categories: News

Sending money home

1 hour 56 min ago

Many people living in Canada—often immigrants—send international money transfers, also known as remittances, to relatives or friends living in other countries. In 2016, an estimated 1.6 million Canadian households sent at least $500 to their relatives or friends living outside Canada, with transfer amounts averaging $1,823 per household in that year.

The money sent from Canada helps people pay for anything from food and education to medical expenses and crisis relief. Sometimes people are even able to use money from international transfers to improve their economic situation by

Categories: News

Research Blog: Productivity in Canada after 2000

1 hour 56 min ago

Every quarter, the StatCan Blog publishes a guest post on research at Statistics Canada. Our fifth post is from Wulong Gu and Danny Leung, researchers in Economic Analysis Division, Statistics Canada.

 

Productivity measures the efficiency with which an economy transforms inputs into outputs. Growth in productivity is important because it is related to our standard of living, as output growth must come either from growth in inputs or from growth in productivity.

Productivity growth slowed in

Categories: News

Happy birthday, StatCan!

1 hour 56 min ago

It's been 100 years since the Dominion Bureau of Statistics—later renamed Statistics Canada—was created.

Throughout 2018, the agency will be unveiling plans to celebrate this important milestone. "We want to honour our past and present," says Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada. "We recognize that our success was built on years of dedication, ingenuity and hard work, a tradition proudly carried on by employees today."

A century of growth

The agency has grown alongside Canada's population, which registered at 8.6 million in 1918 and 35.1 million in

Categories: News

UCASS revisited

Thu, 08/11/2018 - 1:45pm

After a five-year interruption, Statistics Canada released its first complete set of data from the Full-time University and College Academic Staff System (UCASS), covering all 112 public degree-granting universities.

Data for the 2016/2017 academic year were released in November 2017. Statistics Canada is now inviting Canadians to take a look at the results and bring their questions to the team that produced the new statistics. On January 26, 2018, Statistics Canada is holding an

Categories: News