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The Daily Friday, April 9, 2021

Labour Force Survey, March 2021 Employment rose 303,000 (+1.6%) in March. Combined with an increase of 259,000 (+1.4%) in February, this brought employment to within 1.5% (-296,000) of its February 2020 level. The unemployment rate fell 0.7 percentage points to 7.5%, the lowest level since February 2020. Continue reading Investment in building construction, February 2021 […]

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The Daily Thursday, April 8, 2021

Rail transportation, 2019 Canadian railways reported operating revenues of $17.5 billion in 2019, up 7.3% from 2018. This was the third straight year of solid growth. The increase was driven mostly by freight movements, which represent 89.9% of overall operating revenues. Continue reading Study: Completion of a college certificate or diploma after a bachelor’s degree […]

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The Daily Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Canadian international merchandise trade, February 2021 Canada’s merchandise exports decreased by 2.7% in February, while imports fell 2.4%. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade surplus with the world narrowed from $1.2 billion in January to $1.0 billion in February. Continue reading Survey on Early Learning and Child Care Arrangements, 2020 According to new results from […]

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The Daily Thursday, April 1, 2021

Building permits, February 2021 The total value of building permits issued in February broke the $10 billion mark for the first time, as a jump in the non-residential sector more than offset the decline in the residential sector. Continue reading Study: Working from home: Productivity and preferences The vast majority of Canadians who started teleworking […]

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The Daily Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Gross domestic product by industry, January 2021 Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.7% in January, following 0.1% growth in December. Continue reading Household actual final consumption, 2020 Household actual final consumption (HAFC) decreased by 3.2% (-$52.8 billion) in 2020, the first decrease since 2008. The decline was driven by the decrease in household final […]

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The Daily Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Payroll employment, earnings and hours, and job vacancies, January 2021 The total number of payroll employees in January was 1.2 million (-7.0%) lower than in February 2020. Continue reading Annual wholesale trade, 2019 The operating revenue of Canadian wholesalers rose 2.0% in 2019, reaching an all-time high of $1.1 trillion. Seven of the nine wholesale […]

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Melinda Commanda – Indigenous Liaison Advisor

  NationTalk sits down with Melinda Commanda, Indigenous Liaison Advisor – Centre for Indigenous Statistics and Partnerships, Social, Health & Labour Statistics, Statistics Canada to discuss the challenges of the upcoming census during the Covid-19 pandemic. Melinda Commanda is an Ojibway woman and a member of the Serpent River First Nation, raised in the city of Toronto but […]

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The Daily Monday, March 29, 2021

Police-reported hate crime, 2019 There were 7% more police-reported hate crimes in 2019 compared with a year earlier, largely because of more incidents targeting race or ethnicity and sexual orientation. Hate crimes targeting religion were down, particularly anti-Semitic incidents. Continue reading Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution, 2019 and first quarter to fourth quarter 2020 […]

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The Daily Friday, March 26, 2021

Socioeconomic profile of the lesbian, gay and bisexual population, 2015 to 2018 According to Canadian Community Health Survey data from 2015 to 2018, an estimated 900,000 Canadians were lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB), representing 3.3% of the population aged 15 and older. The LGB population was younger than the heterosexual population. Continue reading Study: COVID-19 […]

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The Daily Thursday, March 25, 2021

Employment Insurance, January 2021 The number of Canadians receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits rose 11.2% (+149,000) to 1.5 million in January. Continue reading Natural resource indicators, fourth quarter 2020 Real gross domestic product (GDP) of the natural resources sector increased 4.0% in the fourth quarter, after rising 1.0% in the third quarter. Compared with 2019, […]

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