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5 Unbelievable Stats About Canada

Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living

Oddball facts about Canada presented in partnership with Statistics Canada (Sponsored)

The Long-Form Census Is Coming Back

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Politics

Call it the start of the government's biggest big data push.

Canadian Airfares At Six-Year Lows

CP | Sindi Skenderi, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada Business

Airfares have responded to falling energy prices.

Canada's Economy Shrinks Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business

The services sector is growing. The goods-producing sector, not so much.

Canadian Inflation Tame .. Just Not At The Supermarket

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Business

Clothing and transportation is cheaper than it was a year ago.

Abortion May Be Behind Skewed Boy-Girl Ratio, Canadian Study Finds

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents

The skewed ratio has existed for at least two decades and can be seen across the country.

Job Growth Exploded In March -- Even In Alberta

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Business

A three-month losing streak comes to an end.

Inflation Is Eating Up Canadians' Wage Growth, And Then Some

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business

Inflation-adjusted wages are falling even in booming parts of the country.

Canada's Population Just Hit A New Milestone

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada

Population growth was positive in all provinces and territories, except the Yukon.

Canadians Squeezed As Debt Hits Record High

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Business

The average Canadian household had a record $1.65 in debt for every dollar of disposable income in the fourth quarter of 2015, Statistics Canada says,...

Alberta's Unemployment Rate Breaks Some Brutal Records

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's job market was flat in February, registering a small decline of 2,300 jobs. But that was enough to push the unemployment rate to 7.3 per ...

Manufacturing Sees First Annual Drop Since Financial Crisis

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Business

Managed to eke out a gain in December.

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