Statistics Canada

New System To Sort Through Canadian Census Data Facing Delays

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2016 | Canada Politics

The project is designed to make it easier for visitors to the Statistics Canada website to organize, read and play with the data statistical agency collects.

U.S. Beats Canada On Jobs By Biggest Margin In 14 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Business

Alberta's unemployment rate is higher than national average for first time in 28 years.

The Unlikely Part Of Canada That's Winning On Wages

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Business

Paycheques in Alberta and Saskatchewan are getting smaller.

Canada's Job Market Looks Like It Just Boomed, But..

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Business

Only Ontario added new jobs, and "self-employment" is the only growth area.

StatsCan Ready To Deliver Long-Form Census

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Politics

Census day is May 10.

Transgender Student Demands Third Gender Option On Census

CBC | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Politics

"I was told to answer neither, to leave the question blank."

35,000 Workers Wanted: StatsCan Goes On Census Hiring Spree

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Business

Harper's voluntary household survey is gone, and the census is back.

Territories Ask Feds To Reconsider Surprise Funding Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Yukon Premier Darren Pasloski says changes to how Statistics Canada calculates territorial spending are having unintended effects.

B.C.'s Economy Doesn't Stack Up To The Rest Of Canada

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dermod Travis

Take a gander at the government's economic report cards and one thing becomes readily apparent: an almost virtual absence of inter-provincial comparisons. There's a good reason for that. Compared to Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, B.C. doesn't always stack up so well.

Restoring Canada Starts With Reinstating the Long-Form Census

Murtaza Haider | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

Restoring the long form Census could be the defining characteristics of the new Liberal government. Unlike the Harper Conservatives, who governed by ideology and did not let data or facts dissuade them, the Liberals should embrace evidence-based planning and governance. It will be timely because in the world of big data analytics, turning our back on data, as the Conservatives did, has harmed Canada's competitiveness.

Self-Employment Rises With Joblessness StatsCan Study Shows

CBC | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Business

More half a million Canadians enter the ranks of the self-employed every year, with even more opting for self-employment when joblessness is high, a n...

Unemployment Rate Rises Amid Big Job Losses In Ontario

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's unemployment rate rose by a notch in September as the country added a tepid 12,000 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. However, those...

Seniors Outnumber Kids Under 14 In Canada For The First Time

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Living

The shift was driven by a trend that took root in 2011 and has continued to accelerate — the aging of the baby boomers

Canadian Retail Sales Rose In July: Statistics Canada

CP Business | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business

Higher sales were reported at motor vehicle and parts dealers and clothing and clothing accessories stores.

Canadians' Energy Costs Plunge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's inflation rate in August was 1.3 per cent, unchanged from the previous month, as a drop in energy prices continued to be a moderatin...

Teamwork Helps Students Address Financial Challenges

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Parents
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

The post-secondary years are the ideal time to lock in great habits and fill any gaps in your children's financial education. Regardless of whether there are savings set aside or loans to be taken, managing the dollars matters. It's our young people who gain the most from good advice as they take on increased responsibility.

How to Design a Budget That Works for You

Andrew Tai | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Living
Andrew Tai

Perhaps all we really need is an ability to follow a proper budget. You may have one already but if it's not informing your financial decisions, then it's worthless. The sooner you admit that, the better.

Wages Are Falling In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians’ average weekly earnings saw an unusually steep fall in May, according to data from Statistics Canada. The latest survey of payroll emp...

$43 Billion. Retail Sales Up 1.0 Per Cent

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 1.0 per cent to $43 billion in May, the third increase in four months.Sales were up in nine of 11 su...

How to Strengthen Your Financial Fluency

Jeff Cates | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

Regardless of your age, your job or your personal interests, the topic of money will always be relevant to you. You've likely heard terms "money management" and "financial literacy" countless times before, and with good reason -- having a clear understanding of your finances is non-negotiable if you hope to have a sound plan for your present and your future.

B.C.'s Housing Escalators: One Goes Up, One Goes Down

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

While everyone's been furiously pointing fingers at each other over Vancouver's skyrocketing house prices, little attention has been paid to the other side of most real estate transactions: the pay stub.

Two-Income Families Have Doubled In Canada, StatsCan Finds

CBC | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business

Families with both parents working are a substantial majority in Canada, with 69 per cent of couples with a child under 16 years of age having two inc...

Canadian EI Claims Up For 1st Time In 5 Years

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the number of people getting employment insurance benefits rose to 517,900 in March — up 2,600 from the same month...

Retail Sales In Canada Stop Falling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Retail sales in Canada posted a gain of 1.7 per cent in February following two consecutive monthly declines.Statistics Canada says retail sal...

Canadian Household Debt Hits Record High, Again

CP | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the ratio of household debt to disposable income hit a new high in the fourth quarter as incomes increased at a slower...