Statscan

LOOK: Food Prices Growing At Fastest Pace In Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Business

Want to save on your food bill? Switch to chicken. Inflation slowed down in November, thanks primarily to plummeting gas prices, but the rapid rise...

LOOK: What People Earn In Each Province

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Business

The median after-tax income for a family in Canada was $71,700 in 2012, according to StatsCan’s latest income survey, released last week. But wha...

Ontario Just Lost A Ton Of Jobs, And Alberta Is Fizzling

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Business

After two months of strong job gains (or not), Canada lost 10,700 jobs in November, StatsCan data shows, and the unemployment rate rose a notch to 6.6...

Canada's Economy Shrinks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country's economic output fell slightly by 0.1 per cent in August, the first month to show a decline this year.Eco...

All Of A Sudden, Canada Swings To A Trade Deficit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country's merchandise trade balance with the world went from a surplus of $2.2 billion in July to a deficit of $61...

Internet, Phone Costs Soaring: StatsCan

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Business

A little more than a year ago it looked like Verizon was coming to Canada, and the big Canadian telcos were busily slashing prices in preparation for ...

StatsCan Makes Huge Correction To July Jobs Report

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The once-unimpeachable reputation of the country's national number-cruncher suffered a body blow Friday when Statistics Canada was forced to ...

Canada Runs Massive Trade Surplus

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada racked up a solid trade surplus during June as exports hit a record level due to a strong showing from the energy sector.Statistics Ca...

We're Hurting Each Other Less Than Ever

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the number of crimes committed was lower last year, but so was the severity of those criminal acts.The agency says the...

Minimum Wage: No Progress In 40 Years, StatsCan Says

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business

Statistics Canada says the average minimum wage in 2013 was almost identical to the 1975 minimum wage, in constant dollars.The agency says the average...

StatsCan: Show Us Your SIN

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada is asking people to provide their social insurance numbers during test runs for the 2016 census, part of an effort to make ...

These People's Wage Hikes Will Make You Jealous

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Business

Workers in Canada’s oil, gas and mining sector have seen average salaries soar 13.3 per cent over the past year, according to new data from StatsCan...

Why Are Tories Slashing Budget For Job Market Data?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Business

As experts' calls for better labour market data grow louder, the Harper government appears to be going in the opposite direction. The Tories are st...

These Are The Provinces Where Jobs Are Disappearing

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians’ average weekly earnings were unchanged in February, at $925 compared to $922 a month earlier, StatsCan reported Tuesday, but earnings sti...

Canadian Retailers Are Suffering

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business

Retail sales dropped 1.8 per cent in December as the busy holiday shopping season was battered by severe winter weather, Statistics Canada said Friday...

December Decline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 1.4 per cent to $49.6 billion in December, the lowest level in six months.It says five of seven w...

Good News For Job-Seekers .. Sort Of

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's job market bounced back in January following an unexpectedly weak December, adding 29,000 jobs and sending the unemployment rate down to 7 pe...

Caucks Seeing Higher Gas Prices

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's annual inflation rate rose to 1.2 per cent last month, still below the Bank of Canada's ideal target but back within its desired ran...

Did StatsCan Miss 18,000 People?

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - Statistics Canada is disputing a suggestion by the Manitoba government that it missed 18,000 people in the last census — a discrepancy th...

Why Canada's Sudden Trade Surplus Isn't Good News

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada posted its first trade surplus in almost two years in October, although analysts were quick to note that the surprise reversal after a...

Holy GDP Growth, Canada!

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy surged to its fastest pace of growth in two years in the third quarter, but the bounce was not enough to dispel fears that c...

These Canadians Are Seeing Huge Pay Hikes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Business

Congratulations, farmers and construction workers of Canada — you guys are making money hand over fist. Or so it would appear from a pair of new ...

LOOK: Most Of Canada Lives Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada

Most of us know roughly how many people live in Canada, but do we know exactly how many of them live where? Well, we have a better idea now, thanks to...

Down 21%

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says municipalities issued $6.3 billion worth of building permits in August, down 21.2 per cent from July.The agency says t...

You Won't Believe ‘Margin Of Error' On Canada's Jobs Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.07.2013 | Canada Business

Mark Twain once said that there are three types of untruths: Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Friday’s job report might be some pretty powerful...