Statistics Canada

Financial Literacy In Canada Is A Farce

Justin Thouin | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Business
Justin Thouin

There have been government committees, discussions with the private sector and even a national strategy to teach Canadians basic personal finance. But when Statistics Canada data showed late last year that Canada's household debt is now larger than its GDP, it became painfully apparent that we're failing.

Canada's Jobless Rate Lowest In 9 Years As Youth Leave Workforce

HuffPost Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Business

Canada's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in nine years in April, Statistics Canada reported Friday, but that drop was due to young peopl...

There's Only One Thing Holding Up Canada's Economy Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Business

Thank goodness for the housing bubble?

Look How Far Food Prices Have Fallen In Canada

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Business

Well, except fish, that is.

Men Took All Of Canada's Net New Jobs In March

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Business

Canada added 19,000 net new jobs in March, Statistics Canada reported -- but all the job growth was concentrated among men. Despite the increase in...

Canadians' Household Debt Hits Yet Another All-Time High

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Business

We have $1.67 in debt for every dollar of disposable income in this country.

Canada Added More Jobs Last Month, And They're Not All Part-Time

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Business

It dropped to 6.6 per cent last month, its lowest level in more than two years.

Canada Added More Jobs Last Month, And They're Not All Part-Time

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Business

Unemployment dropped to 6.6 per cent last month, its lowest level in more than two years.

Canada's Economy Finished 2016 With A Bang

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Business

Growth comes in strong, but there are clouds on the economic horizon.

The Surprising Cities Canadians Are Leaving

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Business

A high cost of living is pushing some out of Canada's largest cities.

Canada Is A Job-Creating Powerhouse .. If You Like Part-Time Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Business

Ontario added virtually no full-time jobs over the past year.

Canada Is The Fastest Growing Country In G7

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada

Canada's population is settling in the bigger cities, ensuring they and their suburban neighbours keep growing, while small cities get smaller.

Nunavut Is Canada's Fastest Growing Territory Thanks To Fertility Rates

CP | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Parents

The territory has had a 12.7 per cent population increase between 2011 and 2016.

Small Cities Boom As Canadians Ditch Pricey Metro Areas: Census

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Business

Out-migration can spell trouble for cities like Toronto and Vancouver.

Canada's Economy Strengthens, But Potential Problem Brews

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Business

Real estate sector declines for first time in five years.

Jobs Canadian Employers Are Most (And Least) Desperate To Fill

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Business

Massage therapists and computer engineers, rejoice.

Nearly A Third Of Canadians Will Be Immigrants By 2036

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada

And another 20 per cent will be children of immigrants.

Data Is Helping Build The Sustainable Cities Of The Future

James Patava | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Impact
James Patava

Cities around the world are collecting data on all of the same things, yet the way that it is being measured is wildly uneven. WCCD and its work in developing ISO 37120 - the first international standard on indicators for sustainable cities changed all of that.

The 55-Plus Crowd Are Taking Canada's Jobs, But There Is A Reason

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Business

December was a stellar month for jobs in Canada, with StatsCan reporting 54,000 net new jobs, including a large jump in full-time positions. But if...

Part-Time Work Fuelled Canada's Job Growth Last Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Business

The number of full-time jobs was so low it was statistically insignificant.

Happy Holidays: Canada's Economy Takes A Big Dive

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.24.2016 | Canada Business

Activity is falling 13 of the 20 sectors covered by StatsCan.

Canadian Wages Suffer Worst Slump In 15 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Business

Alberta sees the biggest decline in wages, but Ontario and B.C. wages are losing steam as well.

Give The Gift Of Friendship To Seniors In Solitude

Michael Gazer | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Gazer

Too often, we wrongly equate isolation with some remote location and therefore the lack of interaction is based on geography. But for a growing number of elderly living in this country's largest city, there is little escape from solitude.

Liberals (Sorta) Move To End Political Interference At StatsCan

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Politics

"Ideology will no longer trump good quality data."

Canada's Unemployment Rate Drops For The Wrong Reason

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business

Canada has fewer full-time jobs today than it did a year ago.