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April 21, 2017
Consumer Price Index, March 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/cal3-eng.htm?sy=2017&sm=3&nr=0

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April 20, 2017
Employment Insurance (EI), February 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170420/dq170420a-eng.htm
The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries fell by 11,700 (-2.1%) to 554,200 in February, similar to the level of June 2016—just before the administrative changes that took effect last July. For Information on the 2016 EI changes, click this link:
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/changes-2016.html

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April 13, 2017
Job vacancies, fourth quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170413/dq170413b-eng.htm
Job vacancies rose 6.3% from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 375,000 in the fourth quarter, following little year-over-year change in the third quarter. Meanwhile, the job vacancy rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 2.4%.

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April 12, 2017
Study: Which Families Invest in Registered Education Savings Plans and does it Matter for Postsecondary Enrolment? - 1999 and 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170412/dq170412a-eng.htm
Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) are an important savings vehicle for many Canadian families. A new study and accompanying summary article document trends in the characteristics of RESP savers and examine the relationship between RESP savings and postsecondary enrolment.

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April 10, 2017
Study: Youth postsecondary attendance by parental income and province of residence, 2001 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170410/dq170410a-eng.htm

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StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/sc/blog

April 21, 2017
Consumer Price Index, March 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/cal3-eng.htm?sy=2017&sm=3&nr=0

April 20, 2017
Employment Insurance (EI), February 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170420/dq170420a-eng.htm
The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries fell by 11,700 (-2.1%) to 554,200 in February, similar to the level of June 2016—just before the administrative changes that took effect last July. For Information on the 2016 EI changes, click this link:
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/changes-2016.html

April 13, 2017
Job vacancies, fourth quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170413/dq170413b-eng.htm
Job vacancies rose 6.3% from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 375,000 in the fourth quarter, following little year-over-year change in the third quarter. Meanwhile, the job vacancy rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 2.4%.

April 12, 2017
Study: Which Families Invest in Registered Education Savings Plans and does it Matter for Postsecondary Enrolment? - 1999 and 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170412/dq170412a-eng.htm
Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) are an important savings vehicle for many Canadian families. A new study and accompanying summary article document trends in the characteristics of RESP savers and examine the relationship between RESP savings and postsecondary enrolment.

April 10, 2017
Study: Youth postsecondary attendance by parental income and province of residence, 2001 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170410/dq170410a-eng.htm

April 7, 2017
Labour Force Survey, March 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170407/dq170407a-eng.htm
Employment was little changed in March (+19,000 or +0.1%), while the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.7% as more people searched for work.

April 4, 2017
Provincial and territorial economic accounts: Government revenue, expenditure and budgetary balance, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170404/dq170404b-eng.htm
Detailed government revenues, expenditures and budgetary balance by province and territory for 2015, with revised estimates for 2013 and 2014, are now available

March 31, 2017
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170331/dq170331b-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $967 in January, little changed from December and up 1.8% from January 2016.

March 31, 2017
Canada at a Glance, 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170331/dq170331i-eng.htm
The 2017 edition of Canada at a Glance is now available. Canada at a Glance presents current statistics on Canadian demography, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, households, economy, travel, finance, agriculture, foreign trade and the environment.

March 29, 2017
Consolidated Canadian Government Finance Statistics, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170331/dq170331i-eng.htm
The total fiscal burden in Canada—tax revenues and social contributions imposed by governments on individuals, businesses and non-residents—was $16,510 per capita in 2015, up from $15,913 in 2014.

March 29, 2017
Police resources in Canada, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170329/dq170329c-eng.htm
The number of police officers (per 100,000 people) in Canada fell for a fifth consecutive year in 2016, reaching its lowest rate since 2005. In 2016, police officer strength stood at 190 officers per 100,000 population, down 1.2% from 2015 and lower than the peak strength of 206 officers in 1975

March 24
Consumer Price Index, February 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170324/dq170324a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.0% on a year-over-year basis in February, following a 2.1% gain in January. Excluding gasoline, the CPI was up 1.3% year over year in February, following a 1.5% increase in January.

March 24, 2017
Government Finance Statistics, Fourth quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170324/dq170324b-eng.htm
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system that presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis between participating countries.

March 23, 2017
Employment Insurance, January 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170323/dq170323a-eng.htm
In January, 567,900 people received Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, little changed from the previous month (-1,900 or -0.3%).

March 23, 2017
Canada's population estimates, Fourth quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170323/dq170323b-eng.htm
Demographic estimates for Canada, the provinces and the territories for the fourth quarter of 2016 are now available.

March 22, 2017
Canadian Community Health Survey, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170322/dq170322a-eng.htm
Perceived mental health is an important indicator of overall well-being and provides a general indication of the population suffering from some form of mental disorder, mental or emotional problems, or distress. In 2015, almost three-quarters (72.4%) of Canadians aged 12 or older reported that their mental health was excellent or very good. An additional 21.7% of Canadians reported their mental health was good, while 5.9% said that their mental health was fair or poor. New data from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey provide insight into how Canadians perceive various aspects of their own well-being including mental health, life satisfaction and daily life stress.

March 22, 2017
Aboriginal seniors in population centres in Canada, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170321/dq170321e-eng.htm
The Aboriginal population is a young population, with proportionally more children and youth and relatively few seniors. There is a demographic shift, however, towards aging among Aboriginal peoples. According to the 2001 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey, the number of Aboriginal people 65 years and over more than doubled from 2001 to 2011 to 82,690

March 16, 2016
Aboriginal people and the labour market

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170316/dq170316d-eng.htm
The Aboriginal population in Canada has historically had lower labour force participation and employment rates, and a higher unemployment rate, than the non-Aboriginal population. These trends were exacerbated during the economic downturn of 2008/2009.

March 16, 2016
StatCan Blog: StatCan and the Alberta wildfire

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170316/dq170316f-eng.htm
Statistics Canada faced a dilemma. How does a statistical agency count everyone in a community, when pretty much everyone has been told to leave? This edition of StatCan Blog, StatCan and the Alberta wildfire, looks at what happened last May, when the northern Alberta community of Fort McMurray was hit by wildfires just as the collection phase of the 2016 Census of Population got underway. The fire destroyed 2,500 homes in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and disrupted thousands of lives. The last thing residents needed was someone asking them to complete a survey.

March 1, 2017
Adult correctional statistics in Canada, 2015/2016

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170301/dq170301c-eng.htm
On an average day in 2015/2016, there were about 121,000 adult offenders in either custody or a community supervision program in the reporting provinces and territories. This represents a rate of 438 offenders per 100,000 adult population, down 3% from the previous year and a 16% decline compared with 2011/2012.

March 1, 2017
Youth correctional statistics in Canada, 2015/2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170301/dq170301d-eng.htm
In 2015/2016, on an average day, there were 8,455 youth aged 12 to 17 years who were being supervised in correctional services in 10 reporting provinces and territories. This represents a rate of 49 youth in correctional services for every 10,000 youth in Canada, down 11% compared with 2014/2015 and a 33% decrease from five years earlier. This trend aligns with the decline in youth crime reported by police and completed cases in youth courts.

February 27, 2017
Study: Labour market outcomes of immigrant women who arrive as dependants of economic immigrant principal applicants
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170227/dq170227a-eng.htm
The points-based selection of immigrants has implications for the characteristics of immigrant couples who are admitted to Canada and for the subsequent labour market outcomes of immigrant families.

February 24, 2017
Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170224/dq170224b-eng.htm
Contributions to registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) totalled $39.2 billion in 2015, up 1.5% from 2014. Data are based on tax returns filed for 2015. For most provinces and territories, contributions either increased or stayed the same.

February 24, 2017
Consumer Price Index, January 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170224/dq170224a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.1% on a year-over-year basis in January, following a 1.5% gain in December. Excluding gasoline, the CPI was up 1.5% year over year in January, after posting a 1.4% increase in December.

February 24, 2017
Investment income, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170224/dq170224c-eng.htm
The number of Canadian taxfilers reporting investment income was down in 2015, while the actual amount of investment income rose. Investment income refers to the sum of dividend income from taxable Canadian corporations and interest income from investments in non-tax-sheltered vehicles.

February 23, 2017
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170223/dq170223b-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $971 in December, an increase of 1.0% from November and 1.2% from 12 months earlier.

February 23, 2017
Study: Women in Canada: The girl child
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170222/dq170222b-eng.htm
There were about 3.4 million girls aged 17 and under in Canada on July 1, 2016, accounting for about one-fifth of Canada's female population. Today, Statistics Canada releases a new chapter, "The Girl Child," from the publication Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report

February 23, 2017
Charitable donors, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170222/dq170222d-eng.htm
Total donations reported by Canadian taxfilers rose to $9.1 billion in 2015, up 3.8% over 2014. The largest increases were in the Northwest Territories (+8.1%), British Columbia (+7.1%) and Manitoba (+5.7%). Nunavut (-5.0%) had the largest decrease in donations in 2015. In 2014, the largest increases were in Alberta (+5.4%), Manitoba (+4.6%) and Saskatchewan (+3.1%).

February 21, 2017
Adult criminal court statistics, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170221/dq170221c-eng.htm
There were more than 328,000 cases completed in adult criminal courts in Canada in 2014/2015, down 13% from the previous year. This was the fifth consecutive annual decline, as well as the lowest number of completed adult criminal court cases reported in a decade. At the same time, the rate of adults charged by police continued its decade-long downward trend in 2014/2015.

February 21, 2017
Study: Transition from temporary foreign workers to permanent residents

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170221/dq170221d-eng.htm
The share of temporary foreign workers who become permanent residents in Canada increased significantly over the 1990s and 2000s. Temporary foreign workers are a diverse group—both in terms of categories and skills. There are two main categories of foreign nationals who hold work permits in Canada: those in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and those in the International Mobility Program (Government of Canada). A new study, "Transition from Temporary Foreign Workers to Permanent Residents, 1990 to 2014", examines the transitions of temporary foreign workers into permanent residence, and the immigration classes through which they made this transition.

February 20, 2017
Consumer Price Index: New basket weights, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170220/dq170220g-eng.htm
New Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket weights, representing consumer spending patterns in 2015, are now available. The new weights are based on the 2015 Survey of Household Spending (SHS)

Labour Force Survey, January 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170210/dq170210a-eng.htm
February 10, 2017
Employment rose by 48,000 (+0.3%) in January, building on gains observed in the latter part of 2016. The unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 6.8%.
On a year-over-year basis, employment rose by 276,000 (+1.5%), with most of the increase occurring from August to January.

Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170210/dq170210b-eng.htm
February 10, 2017
Revised data on provincial and territorial labour productivity and related variables in the business sector by industry from 2013 to 2015 are now available.

Population size and growth in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170208/dq170208a-eng.htm
February 8, 2017
Today, Statistics Canada provides Canadians with a first glimpse of the latest national statistical portrait with results of the 2016 Census count on population and dwellings. The count tallies 35,151,728 people who reported living in Canada on Census Day, May 10, 2016, and shows the patterns of population growth across the country.

Telling Canada's story in numbers
January 27, 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/cs/canada-150
January 27, 2017
This year, Statistics Canada is joining other Government of Canada institutions to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. To celebrate, we will be telling Canada's story in numbers, and there is quite a story to tell! From the Canada Year Book [ http://www65.statcan.gc.ca/acyb_r000-eng.htm ], first published in 1867, to releases in The Daily [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm?HPA=1 ] , Statistics Canada's data have chronicled the lives of Canadians throughout our history. So, what is the agency bringing to the party?
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Canada's statistical profile will be getting an update this year, as StatCan releases the results of the 2016 Census [ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/ref/release-dates-diffusion-eng.cfm ] beginning on February 8 with data on population and dwelling counts.

Source:
StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/sc/blog

Survey of Household Spending, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170127/dq170127a-eng.htm
January 27, 2017
Canadian households spent an average of $60,516 on goods and services in 2015, up 2.5% from $59,057 in 2014. Spending on shelter accounted for 28.9% of this total, followed by transportation (19.4%) and food (14.3%). These shares were little changed from 2014.

Payroll employment, earnings and hours
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170126/dq170126a-eng.htm
January 26, 2017
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $961 in November, up 0.8% from both the previous month and November 2015.

Job vacancies, third quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170125/dq170125a-eng.htm
January 25, 2017
Canadian employers had 402,000 job vacancies in the third quarter, and the national job vacancy rate was 2.5%.

Study: A look at immigration, ethnocultural diversity and languages in Canada , 2011 to 2036
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170125/dq170125b-eng.htm
January 25, 2017

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of Confederation on July 1, 2017, Canada can be described as a nation of ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity. This diversity stems from the Aboriginal people who lived here well before the first European settlers arrived, as well as from various waves of international migration over time. The country's diversity also evolved as English and French became the languages of convergence and integration into Canadian society. According to the first census conducted four years after Confederation in 1867, 16.1% of the 3.7 million people in Canada were born abroad.

Study: Skill requirements of jobs of postsecondary graduates
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170124/dq170124a-eng.htm
January 24, 2017
Jobs held by graduates of architecture and engineering programs in 2011 required the highest skill levels among male and female bachelor's degree holders from the various disciplines. A new study also found that jobs held by graduates of education, visual and performing arts, and humanities programs generally required lower level skills than other bachelor's degree graduates.

Consumer Price Index, December 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170120/dq170120a-eng.htm
January 20, 2017
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.5% on a year-over-year basis in December, following a 1.2% gain in November.

Consumer Price Index: Annual review, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170120/dq170120a-eng.htm
January 20, 2017
In 2016, the annual average increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 1.4%. This increase followed gains of 1.1% in 2015 and 2.0% in 2014.

Employment Insurance, November 2016
January 18, 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170118/dq170118a-eng.htm

Financial information of community colleges and vocational schools, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170117/dq170117d-eng.htm
January 17, 2017

Labour Force Survey, December 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170106/dq170106a-eng.htm
January 6, 2017
Employment rose by 54,000 (+0.3%) in December, the result of gains in full-time work. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 6.9%, as more people participated in the labour market

December 23, 2016
2016 : The Year in Statistics
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/cs/2016-year-in-statistics
(...)
"Best census since 1666" (near the top of the first page)
"...participation rate for the long-form questionnaire reached a record high of 97.8%, making it the best census since 1666.
By Gilles : I thought it was a typo but it REALLY (!) says 1666..

January 6, 2017
Labour Force Survey, December 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170106/dq170106a-eng.htm
Employment rose by 54,000 (+0.3%) in December, the result of gains in full-time work. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 6.9%, as more people participated in the labour market.

December 23, 2016
2016: The year in statistics
StatCan Blog, December 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161223/dq161223e-eng.htm
2016: The year in statistics : As 2016 winds down, Statistics Canada is gearing up for some exciting times. Not only will data from the 2016 Census of Population be released in 2017, but it will also be Canada's 150th birthday. Then, in 2018, it will be the agency's own centennial. But before saying goodbye to 2016, this month's StatCan Blog article [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/cs/2016-year-in-statistics ] is taking the time to look back at the highlights of an interesting year.

Excerpt from "New measures to track inflation":
In November 2016, Statistics Canada presented three additional measures to track inflation. These new measures—Consumer Price Index (CPI)-trim (trimmed mean), CPI-median (weighted median) and CPI-common (common component)—replaced the core index and will be used by the Bank of Canada to obtain a more comprehensive view of inflation in Canada.

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- Go to the Poverty Measures - Canadian Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty.htm

Consumer Price Index, November 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161222/dq161222a-eng.htm
December 22, 2016
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.2% on a year-over-year basis in November, following a 1.5% gain in October.

Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161221/dq161221a-eng.htm
December 21, 2016
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $954 in October, little changed from the previous month (-0.1%) and unchanged compared with 12 months earlier (0.0%).

December 20, 2016
Employment Insurance, October 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161220/dq161220a-eng.htm
In October, 575,200 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, little changed (+2,700 or +0.5%) from the previous month.

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

December 20, 2016
Employment Insurance, October 2016
(December 20)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/cal3-eng.htm
To be in the top 1% in 2014, a taxfiler needed to have a market income of at least $225,100. There were 268,500 taxfilers who earned this amount or more in 2014.

December 16, 2016
Canadian Megatrends: The fall and rise of Canada's top income earners
Abstract
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161216/dq161216f-eng.htm
Canada's top 1% of income earners have seen their share of the total income pie shrink and grow several times over the last century. This month's issue of Canadian Megatrends takes a 10-decade look at the highest earners in society. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161216/dq161216f-eng.htm
The article not only looks at the market income share of the highest earners, but also examines their income sources and the differences between the income of high earners and that of median earners by census metropolitan area.

Complete article - 3 pages
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2016009-eng.htm
by Brian Murphy of StatCan

December 15
Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161215/dq161215b-eng.htm
In 2015, 9 out of 10 people (90%) in Canada aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school, well above the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average of 78%. Only the Czech Republic (93%), Estonia, the Slovak Republic and Poland (all at 91%) had higher proportions. The United States matched Canada at 90%

December 15
Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161215/dq161215c-eng.htm
Strong population growth in the third quarter
According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was 36,443,632 on October 1, 2016, up 157,207 from July 1, 2016. In absolute numbers, this was the largest increase since the start of the period covered by the current system of demographic accounts (July 1971).

December 15
Pension Satellite Account, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161215/dq161215d-eng.htm
Pension wealth continues to grow despite the weak performance in equity markets
* Lower growth of assets for all pension plan types
* Withdrawals rise at a faster pace than contributions

December 14
Annual Household Distribution Tables, estimates of assets, liabilities and net worth, 2012 to 2015 (provisional estimates)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161214/dq161214c-eng.htm
* Households in the middle of the income distribution have a higher debt burden
* Households on the Prairies reduce their debt burden
* Young households reduce their debt burden
* One-person households have lower debt burden

December 9, 2016
Canadian Health Measures Survey: Selected laboratory data, 2012 to 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161209/dq161209b-eng.htm
Combined data from cycles 3 and 4 (2012 to 2015) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) showed that 21% of Canadian adults aged 18 and older had metabolic syndrome, a grouping of three or more risk factors for heart disease and metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

Health indicators by Aboriginal identity, 2011 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161209/dq161209e-eng.htm
Health indicators tables are available using combined data from the 2011 to 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey. These tables provide data by Aboriginal identity (First Nations people living off reserve, Métis, Inuit and the non-Aboriginal population), age group and sex. Data are available on more than 30 health indicators, including perceived health, smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, physical activity during leisure time, obesity, high blood pressure, drinking, fruit and vegetable consumption, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and life stress.

Available December 9, 2016:

Health indicator profile, by Aboriginal identity, age group and sex
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a05?lang=eng&id=1050512

Health indicator profile, by Aboriginal identity and sex, age-standardized rate
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a05?lang=eng&id=1050515

December 8, 2016
Study: Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada, 2003 to 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161208/dq161208e-eng.htm
December 8, 2016
Over 70% of Canadians 15 years of age and older reported no difficulty accessing health care when they needed it in 2013. This percentage has not changed significantly since 2003.

December 8, 2016
Health at a Glance
Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-624-x/2016001/article/14683-eng.htm
In 2013, the majority of Canadians who needed health care (aged 15 years and older) did not report any difficulty with access (71%).

December 7, 2016
Fiscal Arrangements Certificates: Federal Equalization Program, 2017/2018
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161207/dq161207f-eng.htm
Fiscal Arrangements Certificates prepared for the administration of the Federal–Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act and Regulations for 2017/2018 are now available.

December 5, 2016
Perspectives on the Youth Labour Market in Canada, 1976 to 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161205/dq161205a-eng.htm
While youth unemployment in recent years stood at levels comparable to those of the mid-1970s, the proportion of youth employed in full-time or permanent jobs has fallen substantially over the last four decades, a trend also observed in many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.

November 2, 2016
Canada's population estimates: Census families, July 1, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161102/dq161102b-eng.htm
Canada's population estimates: Age, sex and marital status, July 1, 2016
Estimates of the number of census families as of July 1, 2016, for Canada, the provinces and territories are now available.

Labour Force Survey, November 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161202/dq161202a-eng.htm
December 2, 2016
After two consecutive months of notable increases, employment was little changed in November (+11,000 or +0.1%). With fewer people searching for work, the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%. Compared with November 2015, overall employment rose by 183,000 (+1.0%), with the number of people working part time increasing by 214,000 (+6.4%). Over the same period, the total number of hours worked was up 1.1%

December 2, 2016
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, third quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161202/dq161202b-eng.htm
Labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 1.2% in the third quarter, after declining 0.2% in the second quarter. Although this was the highest rate of growth since the second quarter of 2014 (+1.9%), the increase in productivity reflects a rebound in business output following a decline in the second quarter.

November 30, 2016
Gross domestic product, income and expenditure, Third quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161130/dq161130a-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.9% in the third quarter, following a 0.3% decline in the second quarter. Exports of energy products, rebounding from a second quarter decline, boosted growth. Growth in final domestic demand decelerated to 0.2%.

November 25, 2016
Study: Balancing family and work: Transition to self-employment among new mothers, 2006 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161125/dq161125b-eng.htm
2016-11-25
A new study shows that new mothers have a higher probability of making the transition from paid employment to self-employment than other women.

Abstract / Executive summary / Complete report (HTML)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2016385-eng.htm

PDF Version (34 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2016385-eng.pdf

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- Go to the Work-Life Balance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/work_life_balance.htm

November 24, 2016
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, September 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161124/dq161124a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $957 in September, virtually unchanged from the previous month (-0.1%) and up 0.4% from 12 months earlier.

November 24, 2016
Homicide in Canada, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161123/dq161123a-eng.htm
Canadian police services reported 604 homicides in 2015, 83 more than the previous year. The homicide rate increased by 15% in 2015 to 1.68 per 100,000 population, the highest rate since 2011. The higher number of homicides for 2015 was primarily due to increases in Alberta (+27 homicides), Saskatchewan (+19) and Ontario (+18).

Canadian postsecondary enrolments and graduates, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161123/dq161123b-eng.htm
Enrolments in Canadian public postsecondary institutions (colleges and universities) totalled more than 2 million in the 2014/2015 academic year, edging up 0.3% from the previous year.

November 18, 2016
Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161118/dq161118d-eng.htm
Just over 5 million students in Canada were enrolled in public elementary and secondary school programs in 2014/2015. Close to 350,000 students graduated from public high schools in the 2014/2015 school year.
Enrolments in French immersion programs reached more than 400,000, up 4.5% compared with 2013/2014.
*** Number of public school students stays stable
*** Enrolments in French immersion programs continue to rise
*** Enrolments in French immersion programs totalled 409,893 in 2014/2015, up 4.5% compared with ***
*** Number of public school graduates declines

November 22, 2016
Employment Insurance, September 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161122/dq161122a-eng.htm
Regular Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries totalled 571,800 in September, up slightly from August (+3,300 or +0.6%). On a year-over-year basis, the number of beneficiaries was up 27,800 (+5.1%). Legislative changes to the EI program came into effect in July 2016. While some of these changes affected all EI regions across Canada, eligible claimants in the 15 regions that posted notable increases in unemployment received additional weeks of regular benefits starting in July.

More information on the 2016 EI changes:
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/ei/changes_2016.page

Source:
Social Development Canada's (ESDC)
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

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November 18, 2016
Consumer Price Index, October 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161118/dq161118a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.5% on a year-over-year basis in October, following a 1.3% gain in September. Excluding gasoline, the CPI was up 1.4% year over year in October, after posting a 1.5% increase in September.

November 18, 2016
Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161118/dq161118d-eng.htm
Just over 5 million students in Canada were enrolled in public elementary and secondary school programs in 2014/2015. Close to 350,000 students graduated from public high schools in the 2014/2015 school year.
Enrolments in French immersion programs reached more than 400,000, up 4.5% compared with 2013/2014.
*** Number of public school students stays stable
*** Enrolments in French immersion programs continue to rise
*** Enrolments in French immersion programs totalled 409,893 in 2014/2015, up 4.5% *
*** Number of public school graduates declines

November 16, 2016
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161116/dq161116b-eng.htm
The eligibility rate for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was 82.8% in 2015, little changed from 83.1% in 2014. In all, 848,000 unemployed people contributed to the EI program in 2015, as they paid premiums in the 12 months preceding their unemployment spell. This represented 65.3% of all unemployed, the largest share since 2009. From 2014 to 2015, the proportion of unemployed people who contributed to the EI program rose by 4.3 percentage points, largely reflecting an increase in the number of unemployed people who had worked in the previous 12 months.

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

November 16, 2016
2016 Census geographic products
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161116/dq161116c-eng.htm
In preparation for the release of the 2016 Census results and coinciding with Geographic Information Systems Day, the first suite of geographic products released from the 2016 Census is available.
[By Gilles : SHOOT! I just realized that I forgot to go out and buy some Geographic Information Systems Day greeting cards. Oh well, have a Lovely GIS Day anyhoo...]

November 16, 2016
Standard Geographical Classification, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161116/dq161116f-eng.htm
The Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2016 is now available. This classification replaces SGC 2011. The SGC provides a systematic classification structure that categorizes all of the geographic area of Canada. This version of the SGC includes a classification variant that describes the agricultural geography of Canada.

November 15, 2016
Study: Hidden homelessness in Canada, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161115/dq161115b-eng.htm
In 2014, about 2.3 million Canadians aged 15 and over—representing 8% of the population—reported that sometime in their lives they had to temporarily live with family, friends, in their car or somewhere else because they had nowhere else to live. This situation is referred to as "hidden homelessness."
(...)
This study examines the factors associated with a past experience of hidden homelessness among Canadians aged 15 years and older. The study uses data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety (Victimization)

November 10, 2016
Canadian Megatrends: Seniors’ income from 1976 to 2014: Four decades, two stories
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161110/dq161110e-eng.htm
Canadian seniors have seen their incomes grow steadily over the past few decades, but a closer look at the numbers reveals important changes in the income composition of seniors, as well as a widening gap between senior and younger families. This month's Canadian Megatrends looks at the changes in income faced by senior families, compares them with the income of younger families and also examines some of the reasons behind the shifts. It also spotlights the rates of seniors living in low income

November 10, 2016
Prostitution offences in Canada: Statistical trends, 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161110/dq161110d-eng.htm
Police services reported 1,073 prostitution-related incidents in 2014, accounting for less than 0.1% of all police-reported criminal incidents that year. This translated into a rate of 3 prostitution-related incidents per 100,000 population in Canada, the lowest rate since 1982.

November 4, 2016
Labour Force Survey, October 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161104/dq161104a-eng.htm
Employment rose by 44,000 (+0.2%) in October as a result of more part-time work. The unemployment rate remained at 7.0% as more people participated in the labour market. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 140,000 (+0.8%), mostly in part-time work (+124,000 or +3.6%). At the same time, the total number of hours worked was little changed

November 2, 2016
Canada's population estimates: Census families, July 1, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161102/dq161102b-eng.htm
Estimates of the number of census families as of July 1, 2016, for Canada, the provinces and territories are now available

November 2, 2016
Canada's population estimates: Age, sex and marital status, July 1, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161102/dq161102c-eng.htm
Population estimates by marital status, legal marital status, age and sex, as of July 1, 2016, for Canada, the provinces and territories are now available. Estimates for the years 2012 to 2015 have been revised.

October 27, 2016
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161027/dq161027a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $960 in August, up 0.8% from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, weekly earnings increased 1.6%, partly as a result of relatively low earnings in August 2015.Average earnings have been relatively stable since the beginning of 2016.Canadian employers reported 392,000 job vacancies in the second quarter, and the job vacancy rate was 2.5%.
Compared with the second quarter of 2015, the number of job vacancies declined by 45,000 (-10.3%), and the job vacancy rate decreased by 0.3 percentage points.

October 26, 2016
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, Second quarter 2016

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161026/dq161026a-eng.htm
Canadian employers reported 392,000 job vacancies in the second quarter, and the job vacancy rate was 2.5%.Compared with the second quarter of 2015, the number of job vacancies declined by 45,000 (-10.3%), and the job vacancy rate decreased by 0.3 percentage points.

October 20, 2016
Employment Insurance, August 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161020/dq161020a-eng.htm
Regular Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries in Canada totalled 563,000 in August, down 3.0% from the previous month. This decrease followed a 5.0% increase in July, when legislative changes to the EI program came into effect. On a year-over-year basis, the number of beneficiaries was up 23,700 (+4.4%).

October 20, 2016
Study: International students in Canadian Universities, 2004/2005 to 2013/2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161020/dq161020e-eng.htm
The international student population at Canadian universities almost doubled in the decade from 2004/2005 to 2013/2014, rising from 66,000 students to 124,000. In 2013/2014, international students represented 11% of all students on Canadian campuses, up from 7% in 2004/2005.
To put this growth in perspective, the international student population at Canadian universities grew 88% from 2004/2005 to 2013/2014, while the comparable growth rate for Canadian students was 22%.

October 18, 2016
Study: Patterns and determinants of immigrants’ sense of belonging to Canada and their source country, 1980 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161018/dq161018b-eng.htm
In 2013, almost 7 in 10 immigrants who had landed in Canada between 1980 and 2012 had a strong sense of belonging to both Canada and their source country.

The new study, Patterns and Determinants of Immigrants' Sense of Belonging to Canada and Their Source Country,
[ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161018/dq161018b-eng.htm ]
...examines the distribution of immigrants across four combinations of their sense of belonging: a strong sense of belonging to both Canada and their source country; a strong sense of belonging to Canada only; a strong sense of belonging to their source country only; and a weak sense of belonging to both Canada and their source country.

October 13, 2016
Study: Suicidal thoughts among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults aged 18 and older, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161013/dq161013a-eng.htm
In 2012, between 5% and 11% of off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit aged 18 to 25 reported having had suicidal thoughts in the previous 12 months, and between 16% and 27% reported having had suicidal thoughts at least once during their lifetime. Aboriginal young adults were twice as likely as non-Aboriginal young adults to report having had suicidal thoughts.

Canadian Economic News, September 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/cen/sep2016
Released: October 6
Canadian Economic News is intended to provide contextual information to support users of economic data published by Statistics Canada.
The September issue of Canadian Economic News is now available:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/cen/sep2016

October 5, 2016
Back to Stats : Canada has a new chief statistician.
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/cs/stats
In September, Anil Arora was appointed as the agency's 12th chief statistician.
- incl. What's next for the agency? - Mitigating risks - Independence

October 7, 2016
Labour Force Survey, September 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161007/dq161007a-eng.htm
Employment rose by 67,000 (+0.4%) in September, with most of the increase in part-time work. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.0%, as more people participated in the labour market.

October 6, 2016
September 2016 issue of Canadian Economic News
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/cen/sep2016
Canadian Economic News is intended to provide contextual information to support users of economic data published by Statistics Canada.

September 29, 2016
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160929/dq160929a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $955 in July, little changed from the previous month (-0.2%) and from 12 months earlier (+0.1%).

Canadian Megatrends: The changing profile of stay-at-home parents
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160928/dq160928e-eng.htm
September 29, 2016
While the vast majority of stay-at-home parents in Canada are women, increasingly more Canadian fathers are taking on the job of stay-at-home parent. This month's issue of Canadian Megatrends looks at the changes in the proportion of stay-at-home parents over time and across regions.

Complete text:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2016007-eng.htm

September 28, 2016
Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160928/dq160928a-eng.htm

September 23, 2016
Consumer Price Index, August 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160923/dq160923a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.1% on a year-over-year basis in August, following a 1.3% gain in July.
Excluding gasoline, the CPI was up 1.7% year over year in August, after posting a 1.9% increase in July

September 15, 2016
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), First quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160915/dq160915b-eng.htm
The market value of employer-sponsored pension funds declined 1.3% compared with the fourth quarter to $1.6 trillion in the first quarter. This followed a 3.0% gain in the previous quarter.
The value of pension funds held in stocks fell 3.1% in the first quarter, and that of bond holdings decreased 2.2%. Conversely, the value of investments in real estate rose 3.4%, continuing a four-year upward trend.

September 9, 2016
Labour Force Survey, August 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160909/dq160909a-eng.htm
Following a decline in July, employment edged up in August (+26,000 or +0.1%). The unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 7.0%, as more people participated in the labour market.

Canadian Economic News, August 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160908/dq160908f-eng.htm

The August issue of Canadian Economic News is now available. Canadian Economic News provides users with a concise monthly summary of selected Canadian economic events, as well as international and financial market developments, by calendar month.

August 2016 issue of Canadian Economic News:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/cen/aug2016

September 7, 2016
Tuition fees for degree programs, 2016/2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160907/dq160907a-eng.htm
Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs paid, on average, $6,373 in tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year, 2.8% higher than the 2015/2016 average ($6,201). This increase was smaller than the 3.2% rise in tuition fees recorded in 2015/2016.

August 31, 2016
Gross domestic product, income and expenditure, Second quarter 2016

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160831/dq160831a-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 0.4% in the second quarter, after increasing 0.6% in the first quarter. This was the largest decline in quarterly GDP since the second quarter of 2009.

August 22, 2016
Foreign control in the Canadian economy, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160822/dq160822b-eng.htm
In 2014, the value of assets, revenue and profits in the Canadian economy increased from 2013. Over that same period, foreign-controlled shares of assets and revenue were down slightly, while the foreign-controlled share of profits was unchanged.

August 11, 2016
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, First quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160811/dq160811a-eng.htm
Job vacancy rate declines in most provinces and territories
From the first quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016, the job vacancy rate declined in nine provinces and two territories, with the largest decreases occurring in Alberta and Saskatchewan. At the same time, the job vacancy rate increased in Nunavut, and was little changed in New Brunswick. The job vacancy rate refers to the share of jobs that are unfilled out of all payroll jobs available. It represents the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand, that is, the sum of all occupied and vacant jobs.

August 5, 2016
Labour Force Survey, July 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160805/dq160805a-eng.htm
After three months of little change, employment declined by 31,000 (-0.2%) in July. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage point to 6.9%. Full-time employment fell by 71,000 from June to July, while part-time work was up by 40,000.

August 4, 2016
Canadian Economic News, July 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/cen/jul2016
The July issue of Canadian Economic News is now available. Canadian Economic News provides users with a concise monthly summary of selected Canadian economic events, as well as international and financial market developments, by calendar month.

Source:
Canadian Economics News
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/cen/index

July 29, 2016
Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160729/dq160729d-eng.htm
Total expenditures on research and development (R&D) in Canada's higher education sector edged up 0.6% to $12.9 billion in 2014/2015, after declining in 2013/2014. The gain was attributable to higher spending in the natural sciences and engineering field, as expenditures in the field of social sciences and humanities were unchanged.

July 28, 2016
Payroll employment, earnings and hours
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160728/dq160728a-eng.htm
May 2016
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $956 in May, little changed (+0.2%) from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, average weekly earnings increased 0.9%

July 27, 2016
General Social Survey on Canadians' safety (victimization): Public use microdata file, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160727/dq160727f-eng.htm
The public use microdata file for the 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) is now available. The main objective of the 2014 GSS on Canadians' safety (victimization) was to better understand how Canadians perceive crime and the justice system. It also allowed collection of information on their experiences of victimization.

July 22, 2016
Consumer Price Index, June 2016

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160722/dq160722a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.5% in the 12 months to June, matching the gain in May. Excluding gasoline, the CPI was up 1.9% year over year in June, equal to the increase in May.

July 22, 2016
Study: Health and work in the family: Evidence from spouses’ cancer diagnoses, 1992 to 2003
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160722/dq160722d-eng.htm
A spouse's cancer diagnosis is not only a health shock to the family, but can have an impact on both the work status and earnings of other family members. A new study (...) found that the employment rates for both men and women fell by about 2.4 percentage points on average in the years following their spouse's cancer diagnosis. Since women have lower average employment rates, this decrease represented a larger relative decline for them.

July 21, 2016
Employment Insurance, May 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160721/dq160721b-eng.htm
In May, 544,900 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, up slightly (+4,800 or +0.9%) from the previous month. (...)
In the 12 months to May, the number of EI beneficiaries in Canada was up by 12,800 or 2.4%.

July 21, 2016
Pension plans in Canada (As of January 1, 2015)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160721/dq160721d-eng.htm
Membership in registered pension plans (RPPs) in Canada totalled 6,257,000 people in 2014, an increase of 72,000 or 1.2% over 2013. Membership in public sector pension plans rose 0.9% to 3,213,000, while the number of members in private sector plans increased 1.4% to 3,044,000. The public sector accounted for 51.3% of total RPP membership.

July 20, 2016
Police-reported crime statistics, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160720/dq160720a-eng.htm
Police-reported crime in Canada, as measured by both the Crime Severity Index (CSI) and the crime rate, increased in 2015. This marked the first rise in police-reported crime in 12 years. The CSI grew 5% from 2014 to 2015, but was 31% lower than it was a decade earlier in 2005.

July 14, 2016
Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160714/dq160714b-eng.htm
Calgary had the highest median total family income (before tax) of all census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in Canada in 2014 at $104,530. Calgary was followed by Edmonton ($101,470) and Ottawa–Gatineau ($97,760), according to data derived from personal income tax returns. These CMAs have occupied the top three positions since 2009. At the national level, median total family income rose 1.1% from 2013 to 2014. Median total family income grew in all CMAs, except Ottawa–Gatineau (-0.9%), Saguenay (-0.7%) and Greater Sudbury (-0.4%). Sherbrooke and Thunder Bay were unchanged.

July 13, 2016
Financial information of universities and colleges, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160713/dq160713c-eng.htm
Data for the 2014/2015 financial year from the Financial Information of Universities and Colleges Survey are now available. (...) The survey provides financial information (income and expenditures) on all universities and degree-granting colleges in Canada. This information provides a better understanding of the financial position, how spending takes place and the nature and extent of government support in this sector.

July 8, 2016
Labour Force Survey, June 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160708/dq160708a-eng.htm
Employment was unchanged in June (0.0%). The unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to 6.8%, as the number of people searching for work edged down.

July 8, 2016
Canadian Income Survey, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160708/dq160708b-eng.htm
The median after-tax income of Canadian economic families and persons not in an economic family was $55,600 in 2014, up 2.6% from 2013.

July 7, 2016
Canadian Economic News, June 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160707/dq160707e-eng.htm

The June 2016 issue of Canadian Economic News is now available. Canadian Economic News provides users with a concise monthly summary of selected Canadian economic events, as well as international and financial market developments, by calendar month.

June 2016 issue of Canadian Economic News:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/cen/jun2016

July 6, 2016
Women in Canada: Education, qualifications, skills and technology
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160706/dq160706b-eng.htm
Young women account for a larger share of graduates with a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) compared with their counterparts of previous generations. (...) These findings are taken from "Women and Education: Qualifications, Skills and Technology," a new chapter of Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, released today.

Women and Education: Qualifications, Skills and Technology
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/14640-eng.htm
By Sarah Jane Ferguson
Release date: July 6, 2016

Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160705/dq160705b-eng.htm
July 5, 2016
* Mobility disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older
* Flexibility disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older
* Dexterity disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older
* Pain-related disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older

See under "Products" at the above link for fact sheets on each of the four situations listed above.

June 29, 2016
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160630/dq160630b-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $956 in April, little changed from the previous month (-0.3%) and from 12 months earlier (+0.2%).

June 30, 2016
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160630/dq160630b-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $956 in April, little changed from the previous month (-0.3%) and from 12 months earlier (+0.2%).

June 29, 2016
Canadian Megatrends: 150 years of immigration
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160629/dq160629f-eng.htm
One of the distinctive features of Canada's history is the arrival of wave after wave of people who have chosen to call this country home. The June edition of Canadian Megatrends looks at the history of immigration in Canada during the 150 years since Confederation.

June 28, 2016
Victimization of Aboriginal people in Canada, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160628/dq160628a-eng.htm
In 2014, 28% of Aboriginal people aged 15 and older (about 275,000) reported that they or their household had been a victim in the previous 12 months of at least one of the eight types of crime measured by the General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization. This was a higher proportion than for non-Aboriginal people (18%). The analysis in this release is based on provincial and territorial data from the 2014 GSS on Victimization.

June 28, 2016
Changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas: Spatial data files, 1971 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160628/dq160628e-eng.htm
Spatial data files for the built-up area of Canada's census metropolitan areas and census metropolitan area–ecosystems are now available. These files provide built-up area data for 1971, 1991, 2001 and 2011.

June 27, 2016
Survey of maintenance enforcement programs: Child and spousal support, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160627/dq160627d-eng.htm
Data for 2014/2015 from the survey of maintenance enforcement programs are now available.

StatCan Note to readers:
This survey collects information on child and spousal support payments from provincial and territorial maintenance enforcement programs, which exist across Canada to assist recipients in the collection and enforcement of support.

June 24, 2016
Study: Women in scientific occupations in Canada, 1991 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160624/dq160624a-eng.htm
In 2011, women represented less than one in four (23%) workers in university-level scientific occupations, compared with nearly two-thirds (65%) of workers in university-level non-scientific occupations.

June 23, 2016
Employment Insurance, April 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160623/dq160623a-eng.htm
In April, 538,400 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, down slightly from the previous month (-4,900 or -0.9%).

June 22, 2016
Government Finance Statistics, First quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160622/dq160622e-eng.htm
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system that presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries.

June 21, 2016
Study: Low income dynamics of Canadian taxfilers, 1992 to 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160621/dq160621c-eng.htm
From 1992 to 2001, 4.8% of taxfilers aged 18 and over on average fell into a low-income situation in each year. By 2013, the rate of entry into low income had declined to 4.1%.

June 21, 2016
Education Indicators in Canada, June 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160621/dq160621d-eng.htm
The publication, Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program, is now available.

June 17, 2016
Study: Intergenerational income mobility: New evidence from Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160617/dq160617b-eng.htm
A child's future income level in Canada is more strongly determined by his or her father's income than previously thought, according to a new study. Intergenerational income mobility is measured by comparing the income of parents with the income of their children when the latter become adults.

June 17, 2016
Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories (preliminary), 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160617/dq160617c-eng.htm
Provincial and territorial data for 2015 on labour productivity and its related variables for the business sector by industry are now available. These data are consistent with those incorporated in the provincial and territorial gross domestic product by industry for 2015, released on May 12, 2016.

June 16, 2016
Canada's population estimates, First quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160616/dq160616b-eng.htm
According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was 36,155,487 on April 1, 2016, an increase of 106,966 from January 1, 2016. This was the highest gain for a first quarter since 1989 (+115,420).

June 15, 2016
Study: Diversity of young adults living with their parents, 1981 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160615/dq160615b-eng.htm
In 2011, 42% of young adults aged 20 to 29 lived with their parents, up from 27% in 1981. The characteristics of young adults living with their parents are described in a new study, "Diversity of young adults living with their parents." The proportion of young adults living with their parents not only varied by age and sex, but also across a range of socioeconomic and ethnocultural characteristics.

June 14, 2016
National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, first quarter 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160614/dq160614a-eng.htm

June 10, 2016
Labour Force Survey, May 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160610/dq160610a-eng.htm
Employment was little changed in May (+14,000 or +0.1%). With fewer people searching for work, the unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 6.9%, the lowest rate since July 2015. Full-time employment rose by 61,000 in May. This increase was largely offset by a decline of 47,000 in part-time work.

June 9, 2016
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Fourth quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160609/dq160609c-eng.htm
The market value of employer-sponsored pension funds grew 3.0% in the fourth quarter, following a 0.7% decline the previous quarter. Pension fund assets totalled $1.7 trillion. The value of pension fund assets held in stocks increased 4.0% in the fourth quarter, while the value of mortgages grew 5.9%, and investments in real estate rose 5.1%.

June 1 , 2016
Study: Immigrants' initial firm allocation and earnings growth, 1999 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160601/dq160601a-eng.htm
After arriving in Canada, immigrants whose first paid employment was in high-paying firms fared better in both the short and long term than their counterparts whose first paid employment was in lower paying firms. A new study uses Statistics Canada's new Canadian Employer–Employee Dynamics Database to examine the differences in the earnings trajectories of immigrants, according to their initial allocation to low-, medium-low-, or high-paying firms.

May 19, 2016
Life tables, Canada, provinces and territories, 2010-2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160519/dq160519c-eng.htm
Life expectancy at birth was 79.4 years among Canadian males and 83.6 years among Canadian females during the 2010-2012 period, up 0.3 years for males and up 0.2 years for females compared with 2009-2011.

May 18, 2016
Study: Literacy and numeracy among off-reserve First Nations people and Métis, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160518/dq160518b-eng.htm
Non-Aboriginal adults aged 25 to 54 with lower literacy skills were 12 percentage points more likely to be employed in 2012 than off-reserve First Nations adults with higher literacy skills.Once they had a job, however, off-reserve First Nations adults with higher skills were as likely as their non-Aboriginal counterparts to work as professionals or as managers.

May 12, 2016
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, Fourth quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160512/dq160512a-eng.htm
Canadian employers reported 353,000 job vacancies in the fourth quarter, and the job vacancy rate was 2.3%.

May 12, 2016
Gross domestic product by industry: Provinces and territories, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160512/dq160512b-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product (GDP) by industry increased in seven provinces and the Northwest Territories in 2015.

May 11, 2016
Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160511/dq160511a-eng.htm
Culture activities accounted for 3.0% of Canada's total gross domestic product (GDP) and 3.5% of jobs in 2014. Among the provinces and territories, culture's share of GDP ranged from 1.3% in Saskatchewan to 3.8% in Ontario.

May 10 2016
Young adult offenders in Canada, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160510/dq160510c-eng.htm
Police-reported data in Canada show that young adults aged 18 to 24 have the highest rates of criminal offending of any age group. In 2014, there were over 183,000 young adults accused of police-reported crimes, a rate of 5,428 individuals accused per 100,000 young adults.

May 6, 2016
Labour Force Survey, April 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160506/dq160506a-eng.htm
Following an increase in March, employment was virtually unchanged in April (-2,100 or 0.0%), and the unemployment rate remained at 7.1%. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 144,000 or 0.8%, with gains in both full-time and part-time work. Over the same period, the number of hours worked rose by 0.9%.

May 3, 2016
Study: Family income mobility of Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160503/dq160503a-eng.htm
From the late 1990s to 2012, Canadian taxfilers saw their family incomes increase at a faster rate than during the 1980s and the early 1990s. They also became less likely to move up or down the income distribution ladder.

May 3, 2016
Elementary and secondary education expenditures, 2013/2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160503/dq160503b-eng.htm
Data for 2013/2014 are now available for elementary and secondary education expenditures by type and by direct source. The objective of this annual release is to disseminate financial information on elementary and secondary education in Canada. These financial statistics are collected for each province and territory and are converted to a standard classification of financial accounts and to a fiscal year.

May 2, 2016
Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160502/dq160502b-eng.htm
As part of the 2015 comprehensive revision of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts, the data on provincial and territorial labour productivity and related variables in the business sector by industry from 1997 to 2014 are being released today.

April 28, 2016
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160428/dq160428a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $954 in February, little changed from the previous month (+0.3%) and from 12 months earlier (+0.4%). Earnings growth has levelled off since February 2015.

April 28, 2016
Criminal victimization in the territories, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160427/dq160427a-eng.htm
In 2014, close to 36,000 criminal incidents were reported by residents of the territories. Of these, the majority were non-violent (58%), including theft of personal property or household crimes. The remainder were violent crimes, specifically sexual assault, robbery and physical assault.

April 25, 2016
Study: Educational and labour market outcomes of childhood immigrants by admission class, 1980 to 2000
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160425/dq160425b-eng.htm
The educational attainment and earnings of immigrants who arrived in Canada before age 18 differ considerably by admission class.
The new study, "Educational and Labour Market Outcomes of Childhood Immigrants by Admission Class," examines the university completion rates and annual earnings of childhood immigrants when they were aged 25 to 44 in 2011. These individuals immigrated to Canada between 1980 and 2000.

Abstract: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2016377-eng.htm

April 22, 2016
Consumer Price Index, March 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160422/dq160422a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.3% in the 12 months to March, after increasing 1.4% in February. Excluding gasoline, the CPI rose 1.9% year over year in March, matching the increase in February.

April 21, 2016
Employment Insurance, February 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160421/dq160421a-eng.htm
In February, 548,700 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, up slightly from January (+4,200 or +0.8%). Provincially, the number of EI beneficiaries increased in Saskatchewan (+3.5%) and Alberta (+2.4%). There were also more EI recipients in Ontario (+1.1%) and Quebec (+1.1%). In contrast, fewer people received benefits in Nova Scotia (-1.7%). There was little change in the remaining provinces.

April 20, 2016
Your community in stats
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/cs/community
Ever wonder about your community's profile or how it differs from other Canadian communities? Need to move, and want to know what your new community looks like? Want information on the local job prospects, health status, demographic trends, aging, or level of satisfaction with life?
Statistics Canada can provide the data on all these topics, telling you a lot about your community.
- includes :
Population data * Job prospects * Commuting time * Health and well-being * Electoral profiles * Future stats

Source:
StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/

April 20, 2016
Legal aid in Canada, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160420/dq160420e-eng.htm
Data on legal aid in Canada are now available for 2014/2015.
StatCan note to readers:
The data summarized in the CANSIM tables are drawn from the Legal Aid Survey, which is conducted annually on a fiscal year basis (from April 1 to March 31). The survey provides information on revenues, expenditures, personnel and caseload statistics associated with the delivery and administration of legal aid in Canada.

More crime and justice stats
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/ssi/homepage/rel-com/theme2693-eng.htm

CANSIM Tables : Legal Aid in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160420/dq160420e-cansim-eng.htm

April 14, 2016
Satisfaction with work-life balance: Fact sheet, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160414/dq160414c-eng.htm
According to the 2012 General Social Survey, most parents who work full time are satisfied with their work-life balance. In 2012, 75% of parents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with this balance. The others were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (15%), dissatisfied (8%) or very dissatisfied (1%). Mothers (72%) were slightly less likely than fathers (78%) to be satisfied or very satisfied with their work-life balance.

April 13, 2016
Study: Living arrangements of Aboriginal children aged 14 and under, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160413/dq160413a-eng.htm

April 12, 2016
Study: Social determinants of health for the off-reserve First Nations population aged 15 years and older, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160412/dq160412a-eng.htm
Police-reported data on hate crime and cybercrime, 2014

April 11, 2016
Study: The impact of annual wages on interprovincial mobility, interprovincial employment and job vacancies, 2001 to 2008
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160411/dq160411a-eng.htm
The relatively stronger wage growth observed in Alberta during the 2000s led a significant number of young men to move to that province, thereby filling some of the job vacancies observed during that period. A new study found that from 2001 to 2006, average real annual wages and salaries earned by unmarried men aged 17 to 34 grew faster in Alberta than in other provinces. For example, wage growth for young men living in Alberta exceeded that of their counterparts in Ontario by about 15 percentage points, while the difference was about 10 percentage points for young men in Prince Edward Island.

April 8, 2016
Labour Force Survey, March 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160408/dq160408a-eng.htm
After three months of little change, employment increased by 41,000 (+0.2%) in March, lowering the unemployment rate by 0.2 percentage points to 7.1%.

April 6, 2016
Survey of Household Spending: Population rebasing, 2010 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160406/dq160406d-eng.htm
The revised Survey of Household Spending (SHS) estimates from 2010 to 2012 are now available in CANSIM. Statistics Canada has an established practice of applying a standard revision to SHS estimates following the release of final population estimates from each census.

March 31, 2016
Aboriginal Peoples Survey: Data tables, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160401/dq160401d-eng.htm

March 31, 2016
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160331/dq160331b-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $953 in January, down 0.7% from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, average weekly earnings were little changed (+0.4%).

March 31, 2016
Canada at a Glance, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160331/dq160331g-eng.htm
The 2016 edition of Canada at a Glance is now available.
Canada at a Glance presents current statistics on Canadian demography, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, households, economy, travel, finance, agriculture, foreign trade and the environment.
Recommended reading!

March 30, 2016
Consolidated Canadian Classification of Functions of Government, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160330/dq160330b-eng.htm
Canadian general government (CGG) expenses increased 1.4% from 2013 to 2014, less than half the 2.9% average growth rate seen since 2008
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March 30, 2016
Police resources in Canada, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160330/dq160330c-eng.htm
On the snapshot date of May 15, 2015, there were 68,777 police officers in Canada, 29 fewer than in the previous year. The rate of police strength declined 0.9% from the previous year to 192 officers per 100,000 population. After increasing from 1999 to 2010, the rate of police strength in Canada declined for four consecutive years.

March 30, 2016
Study: Women in Canada: Senior women
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160330/dq160330e-eng.htm
Almost 90% of senior women reported having been employed in their lifetime. Over the last several decades, women have increasingly become labour force participants, resulting in a rising proportion of senior women having been employed in their lifetime.

March 29, 2016
Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160329/dq160329b-eng.htm
The proportion of adults aged 25 to 64 who had completed high school was higher in Canada than in all but four of the reporting members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

March 24, 2016
Employment Insurance, January 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160324/dq160324a-eng.htm
Released 24 March, 2016

March 18, 2016
Consumer Price Index, February 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160318/dq160318a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.4% in the 12 months to February, after increasing 2.0% in January. Excluding gasoline, the CPI rose 1.9% year over year in February, following a 2.0% increase the previous month.

March 18, 2016
Job vacancies in 2011: Results of the Workplace Survey, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160318/dq160318f-eng.htm
The 2011 Workplace Survey is a pilot survey that was conducted in collaboration with Employment and Social Development Canada. According to the survey, there were 392,500 job vacancies in December 2011. The article "Job vacancies in 2011: Results of the Workplace Survey" [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=75-004-M2016001&lang=eng ] presents the results of the survey and examines whether the trends observed in job vacancies are reflected in selected Labour Force Survey indicators.

March 16, 2016
Canada's population estimates, Fourth quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160316/dq160316c-eng.htm
According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was estimated at 36,048,500 on January 1, 2016, up 62,800 from October 1, 2015.

March 16, 2016
Health Reports, March 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160316/dq160316f-eng.htm
The March 2016 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles: "Child abuse and physical health in adulthood" and "Development and implementation of microsimulation models of neurological conditions."

Calling StatCan
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/cs/calling_statcan
Want to know more about Canada, your city, or your community? Statistics Canada can help!
StatCan Blog, March 2016
The March issue of the StatCan Blog looks at Statistics Canada's Statistical Information Service (SIS) and its work in helping Canadians find out more about themselves and the country they live in.

March 16, 2016
Cancer incidence in Canada, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160315/dq160315a-eng.htmThere were more than 180,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Canada in 2013, which corresponds to an incidence rate of 516.6 cases per 100,000 people. Among all new cancer cases diagnosed in 2013, almost 9 in 10 (88%) were diagnosed in people aged 50 and older, 10.7% were among those aged 25 to 49, and 1.3% were among those aged under 25.

March 14, 2016
Aboriginal peoples: Fact sheets
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160314/dq160314e-eng.htm
Fact sheets on Aboriginal peoples in Canada's provinces are now available.
These fact sheets present a statistical overview of the socioeconomic characteristics of Aboriginal peoples in the provinces. They include information on living arrangements of children, education, employment, income, housing, health and languages of the Aboriginal population.

Data are from the 2011 National Household Survey, the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey and the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey.

March 11, 2016
Labour Force Survey, February 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160311/dq160311a-eng.htm
Employment was virtually unchanged in February (-2,300 or 0.0%) as gains in part-time work were offset by losses in full time. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points for the third consecutive month, reaching 7.3% for the first time since March 2013.

March 11, 2016
National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, Fourth quarter 2015:
National net worth advances on continued strength in Canada's net foreign asset position.
http://www.statcan.gc.c1a/daily-quotidien/160311/dq160311b-eng.htm
National net worth advanced 2.5% or $236.3 billion from the third quarter to $9,747 billion at the end of the fourth quarter. This was principally due to financial assets, with a large gain in Canada's net international investment position. On a per capita basis, national net worth increased to $270,600.

March 11, 2016
Study: Earnings of postsecondary graduates by detailed field of study, 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160311/dq160311c-eng.htm
Management sciences and quantitative methods graduates were the top earners among bachelor's degree holders in 2010. A new study also found that earnings varied considerably across specific fields of study within broader disciplinary categories.

March 9, 2016
Employment services, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160309/dq160309d-eng.htm
Operating revenue for the employment services industry group rose 4.8% to $13.3 billion in 2014.The employment services industry group consists of establishments primarily engaged in permanent placement, executive search, contract staffing, temporary staffing and co-employment staffing services.

March 8, 2016
Women in Canada: Women and health
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160308/dq160308b-eng.htm
About 60% of females aged 12 or older living in households in Canada rate their overall health as very good or excellent. As well, women aged 65 or older are more likely to report very good or excellent health compared with 10 years earlier. The findings are from a new chapter, "The health of girls and women in Canada," in the seventh edition of Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, released today.

The health of girls and women in Canada
March 8, 2016
The factors that influence health, as well as individual health status, vary over a woman’s lifetime.
HTML version : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/14324-eng.htm
PDF version (1.9MB, 55 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/14324-eng.pdf

March 9, 2016
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160308/dq160308c-eng.htm
The public use microdata file from the Employment Insurance Coverage Survey is now available for 2014.
The Employment Insurance Coverage Survey provides a meaningful picture of who does or does not have access to EI benefits among the jobless and those in a situation of underemployment. The survey also covers access to maternity and parental benefits.

March 3, 2016
Study: Women in Canada: Visible minority women
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160303/dq160303a-eng.htm
Visible minority women were more likely than women who were not a visible minority to have a university degree in 2011. In fact, about 50% of visible minority women aged 25 to 54 who were second generation—those born in Canada, but with at least one parent born elsewhere—had a university degree.

Study: Canadians' perceptions of neighbourhood disorder, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160302/dq160302a-eng.htm
March 2, 2016
Approximately 6.6 million Canadians 15 years of age and over, or about one in four (23%), perceived some kind of disorder in their neighbourhood, according to results from the 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization. However, fewer than 1 in 10 (8%) reported that one or more types of disorder were big problems in their neighbourhood.

February 26, 2016
Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160226/dq160226b-eng.htm
Contributions to registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) totalled $38.6 billion in 2014, up 3.2% from 2013. Data are based on tax returns filed for 2014. Total contributions increased in almost all provinces and territories, led by Northwest Territories (+6.3%), Newfoundland and Labrador (+5.8%), Prince Edward Island (+5.4%) and Alberta (+5.4%). New Brunswick (-1.2%) recorded the only decrease.

February 26, 2016
Investment income, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160226/dq160226c-eng.htm
Both the number of taxfilers reporting investment income and the amount of reported investment income increased in 2014, but at a slower pace than in the previous year. Investment income refers to the sum of dividend income from taxable Canadian corporations and interest income from investments in non-tax-sheltered vehicles.

February 26, 2016
Life expectancy, 1920–1922 to 2009–2011
Canadian Megatrends, February 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160226/dq160226d-eng.htm
A variety of factors, including better health care, childhood vaccinations and health awareness campaigns with associated legislation, to name only a few, have helped boost Canadians' life expectancy by more than two decades since 1920–1922.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.0% in the 12 months to January, after increasing 1.6% in December...

February 18, 2016
Employment Insurance, December 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160218/dq160218b-eng.htm
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits totalled 539,800 in December, little changed (-0.5%) from the previous month.

Special posting for
Doctor Fran, Doctor Tracey
and their peers in this cryptic field of study:

February 12, 2016
Survey of Advanced Technology: Use of geomatics and geospatial technologies, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160212/dq160212b-eng.htm

Nearly 1 in 10 enterprises in industries covered by the 2014 Survey of Advanced Technology used global positioning system (GPS) technology, making it the most widely adopted geomatics and geospatial technology.
- includes the following two tables:
***** Adoption of geomatics or geospatial technologies, by type of technology, all surveyed industries, 2014
***** Key driver in using geeomatics or geospatial industries, all surveyed industries, 2014

Related links:

Canadian GIS & Geomatics Resources
http://canadiangis.com/

Canadian GIS Data Sources [FREE]
http://canadiangis.com/data.php
November 19, 2015

February 12, 2016
Survey of Household Spending, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160212/dq160212a-eng.htm
Canadian households spent an average of $59,057 on goods and services in 2014, little changed from $58,576 in 2013. Spending on shelter accounted for 29.1% of this total, up from 27.9% a year earlier. Transportation (20.1%) and food (13.7%) accounted for virtually the same shares of consumption as in 2013.
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On average, households reported total expenditures of $80,728 in 2014, up slightly (+2.1%) from 2013. The average spending on goods and services of $59,057 represented 73.2% of total expenditure. Income taxes, pension contributions, employment and life insurance premiums, gifts of money, support payments and charitable contributions accounted for the remaining 26.8%.

February 11, 2016
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, Third quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160211/dq160211a-eng.htm
There were 401,000 job vacancies in Canada in the third quarter and the job vacancy rate was 2.6%.
Nunavut (4.2%) and Yukon (3.9%) had the highest job vacancy rates, followed by British Columbia (3.4%), Alberta (3.1%) and Nova Scotia (3.0%). Ontario had a job vacancy rate of 2.6%, in line with the national average. Quebec had the lowest rate at 1.8%.

February 10, 2016
Canada's population estimates: Subprovincial areas, July 1, 2015

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160210/dq160210a-eng.htm
On July 1, 2015, 7 in 10 Canadians, or 25,164,100 people, were living in a census metropolitan area (CMA). More than 1 in 3 Canadians (35.4%) made their home in Canada's three largest CMAs—Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver.

February 9, 2016
Canadian Community Health Survey: Unmet health care needs, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160209/dq160209d-eng.htm
In 2014, 11.2% of Canadians aged 12 and older, or about 3.4 million people, reported that they did not receive health care when they felt they needed it. One-third of that group cited wait times as the reason. A fact sheet on unmet health care needs in 2014 is now available from the Canadian Community Health Survey – Annual Component. This fact sheet includes information on unmet health care needs reported in 2014, by sex, by province or territory, by income, and reasons for having an unmet health care need.

February 5, 2016
Labour Force Survey, January 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160205/dq160205a-eng.htm
Employment was virtually unchanged in January (-5,700 or 0.0%) and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.2%.

Related CANSIM tables:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160205/dq160205a-cansim-eng.htm

February 4, 2016
Foreign control in the Canadian economy, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160204/dq160204a-eng.htm
U.S.-controlled enterprises continued to account for the largest share of assets, revenues and profits under foreign control in 2013. Their share of assets was unchanged at 49.4%, and their share of revenues increased from 54.4% in 2012 to 56.2% in 2013. The share of profits earned by US-controlled enterprises edged up from 58.4% to 58.5%*.

* Moral of this story:
If y'all HAVE to be somebody's bitch, it might as well be Uncle Sam's...

February 4, 2016
Canadian Economic News, January 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160204/dq160204e-eng.htm
Statistics Canada released today the first edition of Canadian Economic News, for the January 2016 reference month. Canadian Economic News is a concise monthly summary of selected Canadian and international economic events and market developments.

January 28, 2016
Canadian Megatrends, January 2016

The evolution of English–French bilingualism in Canada from 1901 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160128/dq160128e-eng.htm
Canada's bilingual journey has seen some major twists and turns since the dawn of the 20th century. This month's issue of Canadian Megatrends examines the major demographic and linguistic changes that have taken place over that time, both nationally and within Quebec.

Complete article:

The evolution of English–French bilingualism in Canada from 1901 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2016001-eng.htm

Source:
Canadian Megatrends

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=11-630-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=0

January 28, 2016
Labour Force Survey: 2015 revisions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160127/dq160127d-eng.htm
Revised data from the Labour Force Survey are now available for selected CANSIM tables

Related link:

January 26, 2016
Labour Force Survey: 2015 revisions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160126/dq160126a-eng.htm
With this release, occupation estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) have been reclassified to the 2011 National Occupational Classification from the 2006 National Occupational Classification for Statistics.

January 26, 2015
Income of immigrants: Saskatchewan, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160125/dq160125g-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Saskatchewan are now available for 1980 to 2013.
Tables at the national level [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151207/dq151207b-eng.htm ] were released in The Daily on December 7, 2015.

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January 22, 2016
Consumer Price Index, December 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160122/dq160122a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6% in the 12 months to December, after increasing 1.4% in November. Excluding gasoline, the CPI rose 1.9% year over year in December, matching the increase in November.

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January 22, 2016
Consumer Price Index: Annual review, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160122/dq160122c-eng.htm
In 2015, the annual average increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 1.1%. This increase followed gains of 2.0% in 2014 and 0.9% in 2013.

January 22, 2016
Income of immigrants: Manitoba, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160122/dq160122g-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Manitoba are now available for 1980 to 2013.

Tables at the national level:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151207/dq151207b-eng.htm

January 21, 2016
Employment Insurance, November 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160121/dq160121a-eng.htm
In November, 544,200 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, up slightly from October (+3,200 or +0.6%). Provincially, the number of beneficiaries increased in Saskatchewan (+4.6%), Alberta (+2.7%) and Manitoba (+1.9%), continuing an upward trend that has been seen in these provinces since the autumn of 2014.

January 21, 2016
Income of immigrants: Atlantic provinces, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160121/dq160121g-eng.htm

Tables at the national level:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160121/dq160121g-eng.htm

January 21, 2016
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160121/dq160121b-eng.htm

Family Violence in Canada, 2014 (Infographic)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-627-m/11-627-m2016001-eng.htm

January 20, 2016
Census talk with the Chief Statistician
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160120/dq160120f-eng.htm
Canada is getting ready for its national numerical close-up. This month's StatCan Blog article interviews Chief Statistician Wayne R. Smith about the ongoing preparations for Census 2016. Plans for the upcoming census include the return of the mandatory long-form Census, a statistical tool that helps gather additional contextual information about Canadians.

More Census Talk:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/census_talk

January 20, 2016
Income of immigrants: Alberta, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160120/dq160120g-eng.htm

Tables at the national level:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151207/dq151207b-eng.htm

January 19, 2016
Study: Lifetime suicidal thoughts among First Nations, Inuit and Métis
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160119/dq160119b-eng.htm
More than one in five First Nations living off reserve, Métis and Inuit adults reported having had suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives. Prevalence of suicidal thoughts was higher among women in all Aboriginal groups than non-Aboriginal women. This was also the case for men, with the exception of Métis males .

January 19, 2016
Income of immigrants: British Columbia, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160119/dq160119e-eng.htm

Tables at the national level:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151207/dq151207b-eng.htm

January 15, 2016
Total income of farm families, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160115/dq160115b-eng.htm
Average total income of farm families operating a single unincorporated farm in Canada rose 6.2% from 2011 to $117,388 in 2013, according to data from personal income tax returns.

See also:

January 5, 2016
Farm Input Price Index, Third quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160105/dq160105b-eng.htm

January 15, 2016
Income of immigrants: Ontario, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160115/dq160115e-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Ontario are now available for 1980 to 2013.

January 11, 2016
Government Finance Statistics, third quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160111/dq160111a-eng.htm
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system that presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries.

January 8, 2016
Labour Force Survey, December 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160108/dq160108a-eng.htm
Employment edged up 23,000 (+0.1%) in December and the unemployment rate was 7.1%, unchanged from the previous month. Following employment growth of 0.4% in the first quarter of 2015, the pace of growth slowed to 0.2% for each of the subsequent three quarters.

January 7, 2016
Study: Labour market participation of immigrant and Canadian-born wives, 2006 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160107/dq160107b-eng.htm
Immigrant wives participate less often in the labour market than Canadian-born wives, and about half of the observed difference is attributable to socioeconomic characteristics, according to a new study.

January 7, 2016
Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program: Data tables
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160107/dq160107c-eng.htm
Data from the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) are now available in CANSIM.

January 7, 2016
Financial information of community colleges and vocational schools, 2013/2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160107/dq160107d-eng.htm
Data for the 2013/2014 academic year from the Financial Information of Community Colleges and Vocational Schools Survey are now available.

December 24, 2015
Aboriginal statistics at a glance
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151224/dq151224b-eng.htm
Second edition
Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance is a compilation of data on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations covering a variety of topics. Each subject is illustrated with a chart presenting key indicators, a plain language definition of the indicator and links to related data tables and published articles. There are two editions of Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance. The first edition was released on June 21, 2010. The second edition, released today, includes updated data on the key indicators.

Aboriginal Statistics at a Glance — 2nd Edition, 2009-2012 (PDF - 693KB, 34 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-645-x/89-645-x2015001-eng.pdf

Aboriginal Peoples
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=10000&lang=eng&more=0
- links to more StatCan studies and reports on a wide range of sub-topics from Aboriginal society and community to work, income and spending.

December 22, 2015
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151222/dq151222a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $959 in October, up 0.5% from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, average weekly earnings increased by 1.9%.

December 22, 2015
StatCan Blog
2015 : A Year in Statistics

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/year_stats
We (StatCan) do not decide what information will be picked up by the media, but we notice when our data become part of the national conversation. Here are some highlights from 2015: the releases that got people talking or informed the national debate...

December 21, 2015
Study: Do workplace pensions crowd out other retirement savings?
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151221/dq151221c-eng.htm
Among workers with annual earnings near the Canadian average, a $1.00 automatic increase in Registered Pension Plan (RPP) contributions results in an average reduction in Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contributions of $0.55, thus increasing the sum of RPP and RRSP contributions by an average of $0.45 across workers with different propensities to save.

December 21, 2015
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey: Job vacancy data tables
First and second quarters of 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151221/dq151221d-eng.htm
Job vacancy data from the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) for the first and second quarters are now available in CANSIM. The JVWS provides the number of job vacancies, by occupation, in an economic region on a quarterly basis. Additional information is also presented by occupation, such as the proportion of job vacancies in full- and part-time positions, the distribution of vacancies by level of education and experience, the proportion of vacancies per occupation that are difficult to fill, and the average pay or hourly wage for new vacancies.

December 18, 2015
Consumer Price Index, November 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151218/dq151218b-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.4% in the 12 months to November, after increasing 1.0% in October. Gasoline prices continued to moderate the year-over-year rise in the CPI in November, but to a lesser extent than in October.

December 17, 2015
Employment Insurance, October 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151217/dq151217a-eng.htm
In October, 539,700 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, down slightly from September (-3,300 or -0.6%). Provincially, there were fewer EI beneficiaries in Ontario (-1.8%), Quebec (-1.5%), Nova Scotia (-1.5%) and New Brunswick (-1.2%). In Alberta, the number of people receiving EI benefits continued to increase, up 3.1% in October. There was little change in the remaining provinces.

December 17, 2015
Income of Canadians, 2000 to 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151217/dq151217c-eng.htm
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador, all resource-rich provinces, saw their median family after-tax incomes grow the most from 2000 to 2013. Ontario was the lone province to experience median family income growth substantially lower than the national average. During the post-2000 period, median after-tax incomes rose for economic families and persons not in an economic family, with the growth being shared by those with lower and higher incomes.

December 17, 2015
Canadian Megatrends, December 2015:
The surge of women in the workforce
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151217/dq151217d-eng.htm
One of the most substantial changes to the Canadian labour market over the past decades is the arrival, en masse, of women. In the early 1950s, about a quarter of Canadian women aged 25 to 54 participated in the labour force, meaning that they either had a job outside the home or were looking for one. By 2014, that rate had more than tripled to 82%.
This issue of Canadian Megatrends examines the movement of women into the workplace and its effect on the composition of Canada's labour market. Six decades ago, almost every man aged 25 to 54 was in the labour force—96% of them to be exact. In 2014, that figure was down slightly to just over 90%.

December 16, 2015
Study: Charitable giving in Canada, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151216/dq151216b-eng.htm
In 2013, the total amount of donations that Canadians made to charitable and non-profit organizations was $12.8 billion, an increase of 23% over 2004. Donations by primary donors—the 10% of individuals who donate the most money in a given year—represented 66% of total donations in 2013. The contribution of these primary donors was up, and accounted for most of the increase in the total amount of donations made from 2004 to 2013.

December 16, 2015
Pension Satellite Account, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151216/dq151216c-eng.htm
Growth in pension wealth driven by strong performance in international equity markets
Pension wealth rose 9.3% (or $280 billion) to $3.3 trillion at the end of 2014, following a 9.7% increase (or $264 billion) in 2013. The increase in pension wealth for 2014 was broad-based, with social security, employer-based pension plans and individual registered savings plans posting gains.

December 16, 2015
Canada's population estimates, Third quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151216/dq151216e-eng.htm
Canada's population stays below the 36-million mark
According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was estimated at 35,985,800 on October 1, 2015, up 134,000 from July 1, 2015. Canada's population growth rate was 0.4% in the third quarter, similar to the rate observed for this quarter in 2014.

December 10, 2015
Study: International students who become permanent residents in Canada, 1990 to 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151210/dq151210c-eng.htm
Of the international students who came to Canada to study during the 1990s and early 2000s, 20% to 27% obtained permanent resident status in the 10 years after receiving their first study permit.

December 9, 2015
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151209/dq151209b-eng.htm
The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds totalled $1.6 trillion at the end of the second quarter, down 1.0% from the first quarter. This was the first decline since the second quarter of 2013.

December 4
Labour Force Survey, November 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151204/dq151204a-eng.htm
Employment decreased by 36,000 (-0.2%) in November, the result of losses in part-time work. The overall employment decline in November followed a similar-
sized increase in October. The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 7.1% in November.

December 4
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, Third quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151204/dq151204d-eng.htm
Labour productivity of Canadian businesses edged up 0.1% in the third quarter, following two consecutive quarterly declines.Real gross domestic product (GDP) of businesses resumed growth in the third quarter, following two straight quarters of decline, while hours worked increased at a similar pace to that of the previous quarter.

December 3
Study: A profile of the labour market experiences of adults with disabilities, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151203/dq151203a-eng.htm
In 2012, 10.1% of Canadians aged 15 to 64—2,338,200 individuals—reported a difficulty or impairment because of a long-term condition or health problem that limited their daily activities. Close to half of working-age people with disabilities are employed.

December 3
Developmental disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151203/dq151203b-eng.htm
Data from the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability revealed that about 3.8 million Canadians aged 15 years and older, or 13.7% of the population, reported having a disability and 160,500 (0.6% of Canadian adults) were identified as having a developmental disability. The most prevalent underlying developmental conditions reported on the survey were autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.

December 3
Canadian Survey on Disability: Data tables, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151203/dq151203c-eng.htm
The Canadian Survey on Disability is a national survey of Canadians aged 15 and older whose everyday activities are limited because of a long-term condition or health-related problem. Data from the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability on the income characteristics of Canadians with disabilities are now available in CANSIM.

December 1
2016 Census teacher's and adult education kits
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151201/dq151201g-eng.htm
The 2016 Census "Teacher's Kit" was developed for use in elementary, intermediate and secondary classes.
The 2016 Census "Adult Education Kit" was developed for use in adult literacy and English or French second-language classes.

November 27, 02015
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, second quarter 2015
HTML : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151127/dq151127a-eng.htm
PDF (190 KB, 6 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151127/dq151127a-eng.pdf
There were 437,000 job vacancies in Canada in the second quarter and the job vacancy rate was 2.8%. The territories had the highest job vacancy rates in Canada, led by Yukon at 5.1%. The provinces with the highest rates were Alberta and New Brunswick (both at 3.4%). Quebec, at 2.1%, had the lowest job vacancy rate, followed by Newfoundland and Labrador (2.4%) and Manitoba (2.5%).
- also includes : Provincial and territorial job vacancies - Job vacancies by occupation - Job vacancies and offered hourly wage - Job vacancies by education and job permanency.
The Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) is a quarterly survey that provides comprehensive information on job vacancies by industry sector, detailed occupations and skill level sought for Canada, the provinces, territories and economic regions

November 26
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, September 2015

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151126/dq151126a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $955 in September, up 1.0% from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, average weekly earnings increased by 1.7%.

November 25
Homicide in Canada, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151125/dq151125a-eng.htm
Canadian police services reported 516 homicides in 2014, 4 more than in the previous year. The homicide rate, however, was stable in 2014 (1.45 per 100,000 population), making 2013 and 2014 the years with the lowest homicide rates since 1966.

November 23
Self-reported victimization, 2014
HTML :
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151123/dq151123a-eng.htm
PDF (146 KB, 4 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151123/dq151123a-eng.pdf
In 2014, one in five Canadians 15 years and older reported that in the 12 months preceding the survey they had been the victim of at least one of the eight crimes measured by the General Social Survey (GSS). This proportion was one in four 10 years earlier.
The eight crimes are as follows:
* Sexual assault * Robbery * Physical assault * Breaking and entering * Theft of motor vehicles & parts * Theft of household property * Vandalism *
Theft of personal property

November 23
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151123/dq151123b-eng.htm
The rate of eligibility for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was 83.1% in 2014, down from 85.8% in 2013, but in line with the 83.0% average seen over the previous 10 years. The decline in 2014 was most notable among youths aged 15 to 24 and men of all ages. To be eligible to receive regular benefits, unemployed individuals must have contributed to the EI program, met the criteria for job separation and accumulated enough insurable hours.

November 20, 2015
Consumer Price Index, October 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151120/dq151120a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.0% in the 12 months to October, matching the increase in September.
Lower energy prices continued to moderate the year-over-year rise in the CPI, led by the gasoline index, which was down 17.1% in the 12 months to October.

Related CANSIM Tables:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151120/dq151120a-cansim-eng.htm

November 19, 2015
Employment Insurance, September 2015

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151119/dq151119b-eng.htm
In September, 6,100 more people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits compared with August, up 1.1% to 543,800. On a year-over-year basis, the number of EI beneficiaries rose by 41,600 or 8.3%. Most of the increase in September came from Alberta, where the number of beneficiaries increased 9.1%. Smaller increases were recorded in Newfoundland and Labrador (+2.2%) as well as Nova Scotia (+2.1%).

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Related CANSIM Tables:

* Table 276-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0003&p2=31
* Table 276-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0004&p2=31
* Table 276-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0011&p2=31
* Table 276-0020 to 276-0022 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0020..276-0022&p2=31
* Table 276-0030 to 276-0032 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0030..276-0032&p2=31
* Table 276-0040 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0040&p2=31
* Table 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

More info about Employment Insurance
from Service Canada
:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

November 19, 2015
Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2013/2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151119/dq151119d-eng.htm
Just over 5 million students in Canada were enrolled in public elementary and secondary school programs in 2013/2014. More than 350,000 students graduated from public high schools in 2013/2014, a similar figure to previous years.

November 18, 2015
Regional differences in the educational outcomes of young immigrants

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2015001/article/14247-eng.htm
By Feng Hou and Qi Zhang
This article examines regional differences in the math and reading skills of immigrant children aged 15 based on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It also examines regional differences in high-school and university completion rates among young immigrants who came to Canada before the age of 15 using National Household Survey (NHS) data.

Source:
Insights on Canadian Society

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?lang=en&ObjId=75-006-X&ObjType=2

Related link:
Tracking the trends
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/trends
November 18, 2015
When you think of a statistical study, what comes to mind? Do you picture a thick report, full of statistical jargon and complicated graphs? Indeed, if you're like most people, you've probably read a media article about a study recently, rather than an actual study. For anyone who isn't an expert, wading into the source material can be a daunting prospect.

Thankfully, there's the StatCan publication Insights on Canadian Society [ http://goo.gl/NMuNAj ]. Celebrating its third anniversary next month, this overview collection of statistical studies on social issues presents information in an accessible format for all audiences, without losing any substance. In all, since its inception, Insights has highlighted StatCan analysis in more than 30 articles.

November 17, 2015
Canadian Government Finance Statistics, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151117/dq151117a-eng.htm
Federal government attains a positive gross operating balance in 2013.
After several consecutive years of negative gross operating balances, the federal government returned to a positive balance in 2013.
- includes five charts and two tables showing the federal government's gross operating balance

Since 2009, the federal government's revenues have steadily increased, rising 6.8% in 2013. Much of the growth was attributable to higher tax revenue, which rose 5.9% from 2012 to $228.0 billion in 2013

November 17, 2015
Study: The social determinants of higher mental distress among Inuit, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151117/dq151117b-eng.htm
Inuit who reported an experience in the 12 months preceding the survey where health care was needed but not received were more likely to be in higher mental distress than Inuit who did not have an unmet healthcare need, even after controlling for other factors.

November 12, 2015
Study: Recent developments in the Canadian economy, Fall 2015

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151112/dq151112c-eng.htm
This article, which is part of the Economic Insights series, is released semi-annually and provides an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices.
Organized as a statistical summary of major indicators, the report is designed to inform about recent developments in the Canadian economy, highlighting major changes in the economic data during the first two quarters of 2015 and into the summer months.

November 12, 2015
General Social Survey: Giving, volunteering and participating: Public use microdata file, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151112/dq151112d-eng.htm
The public use microdata file for the 2013 General Social Survey (GSS) is now available. The main objective of the GSS on giving, volunteering and participating is to provide an overall picture of unpaid volunteer activities, charitable giving and participation. The survey included individuals aged 15 years and older living in private households in the provinces.

November 10, 2015
Women in Canada: Families and living arrangements, 2011

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151110/dq151110b-eng.htm
Most women aged 15 and older lived in a census family in 2011, primarily as part of a couple. Data from the third chapter of the publication Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report, now available online, show that of the 56% of women in couples, most are married spouses. But there has been a shift over the last several decades toward an increased proportion of common-law partners.

Complete article:

Families and Living Arrangements
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/14235-eng.htm

- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/women.htm

November 9, 2015
Aboriginal Peoples Survey: Data tables, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151109/dq151109b-eng.htm
New data tables from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) are now available. The APS is a national survey on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal people (First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit) aged six years and older. It is designed to identify the needs of Aboriginal people and focuses on issues such as education, employment, health, language, income, housing and mobility.

CANSIM Table 577-0002
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/pick-choisir?lang=eng&p2=33&id=5770002

- Go to the First Nations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm

November 6, 2015
Labour Force Survey, October 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151106/dq151106a-eng.htm
After four months of little change, employment increased by 44,000 (+0.2%) in October, bringing the number of people employed in Canada to over 18 million for the first time. The unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage points to 7.0%.

November 3, 2015
High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151103/dq151103a-eng.htm
Canada's top 1% of taxfilers saw their share of the country's total income remain the same in 2013, while their average total income grew 1.2%, the same rate as all taxfilers. The top 1% of taxfilers received 10.3% of the nation's total income in 2013, the same as in 2012. Their average income increased $5,600 or 1.2% from 2012 to $454,800. This was still below the 2007 peak of $519,500 (all dollar figures are in 2013 constant dollars). The average income of the top 5% rose 1.8%, while that of the top 10% increased 1.9%

- includes two interesting tables :
* Canadian taxfilers by income, selected years
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151103/t001a-eng.htm

* Provincial/territorial distribution of Canadian top 1% taxfilers, selected years
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151103/t002a-eng.htm

November 3, 2015
Purchasing power parities, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151103/dq151103b-eng.htm
In 2014, the purchasing power parity (PPP) for gross domestic income from the United States / Canada bilateral program was 85.0 US cents per Canadian dollar. Although stable since 2009, this is slightly lower than the peak of 86.2 cents in 2006.

November 3, 2015
Aboriginal peoples: Fact sheet for Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-656-x/89-656-x2015001-eng.htm

* About the data sources
* Aboriginal people in Canada number 1.4 million
* Aboriginal population younger than non-Aboriginal
* Half of Aboriginal children live with both parents
* On-reserve First Nations people and Inuit most likely to live in crowded homes and homes requiring major repairs
* Ability to speak an Aboriginal language highest among on-reserve First Nations people and Inuit
* About half have postsecondary qualifications
* Employment rates and median total income increase with education
* Half rate their health as excellent or very good
* One in two Inuit smoke daily

November 3, 2015
Consumer Price Index, by province (monthly)
- Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/cpis01a-eng.htm
--- September 2014 to September 2015

November 2, 2015
Canada's population estimates: Census families, July 1, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151102/dq151102b-eng.htm

November 2, 2015
Canada's population estimates: Age, sex and marital status, July 1, 2015

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151102/dq151102c-eng.htm

October 30, 2015
Study: Youth labour force participation, 2008 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151030/dq151030b-eng.htm

The youth labour force participation rate declined from 2008 to 2014, the first prolonged decrease since the early 1990s. The labour force participation rate during school months declined 6.1 percentage points to 46.4% for youth aged 15 to 19, while it fell 2.2 percentage points to 73.7% for youth aged 20 to 24.

October 29, 2015
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2015

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151029/dq151029b-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $947 in August, down 0.7% from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, weekly earnings increased by 0.8%

October 28, 2015
Evolution of housing in Canada from 1957 to 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2015007-eng.htm
They could be called suburbs in the skies. This month's issue of Canadian Megatrends examines the changing face of the housing market in Canada, one that has seen cities move from spreading out to sprouting up.

October 27, 2015
Study: Recent changes in demographic trends in Canada

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151027/dq151027a-eng.htm
The population profile of the provinces and territories could become increasingly different in the decades ahead, because of changing demographic trends. A new article released today, titled "Recent changes in demographic trends in Canada," provides an analysis of these demographic trends at both the national and provincial–territorial levels.

October 27, 2015
Study: Flu vaccination rates in Canada, 2003 to 2013–2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151027/dq151027c-eng.htm
Almost one-third of Canadians aged 12 and older got a flu vaccination in 2013–2014. The latest data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) revealed that the percentage of people who got a flu vaccination was higher in 2013–2014 than in 2003 in all provinces and territories, except Ontario.

October 26, 2015
Education Indicators in Canada, October 2015

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151026/dq151026g-eng.htm
This report presents education indicators for all of Canada, the provinces, the territories, as well as selected international comparisons and comparisons over time.

October 23, 2015
Consumer Price Index, September 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151023/dq151023a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.0% in the 12 months to September, after increasing 1.3% in August. The smaller year-over-year increase in the CPI in September compared with August was mostly attributable to an 18.8% year-over-year decline in gasoline prices in September, following a 12.6% decrease the previous month.

October 22, 2015
Smooth new lines - the trend-cycle
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151022/dq151022d-eng.htm
When you look at something up close, you can see a lot of detail but sometimes you lose perspective. That is why it helps to step back to get a clearer picture of what you are looking at. This month's edition of the StatCan Blog [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog] looks at a new tool that will help data users step back so to speak, when looking at a chart, to give them a better perspective of the overall picture. It is called the trend-cycle.

October 22, 2015
Employment Insurance, August 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151022/dq151022b-eng.htm
In August, 7,900 fewer people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits compared with July, down 1.4% to 536,800. On a year-over-year basis, the number of EI beneficiaries increased by 35,600 or 7.1%.

Related CANSIM Tables:

* Table 276-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0003&p2=31
* Table 276-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0004&p2=31
* Table 276-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0011&p2=31
* Table 276-0020 to 276-0022 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0020..276-0022&p2=31
* Table 276-0030 to 276-0032 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0030..276-0032&p2=31
* Table 276-0040 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0040&p2=31
* Table 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

More info about Employment Insurance
from Service Canada
:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

October 21, 2015
Study: Women in Canada: Immigrant women

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151021/dq151021a-eng.htm
Over 3.5 million immigrant women and girls were living in Canada in 2011, accounting for about one-fifth of the country's female population. In that same year, 52.3% of the total immigrant population was female compared with 50.8% of Canada's total population.

October 15, 2015
Study: Social assistance receipt among refugee claimants in Canada:
Evidence from linked administrative data files, 1999 to 2011

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151015/dq151015b-eng.htm
Among refugee claimants who initiated their claim in Canada during the 2000s, about 80% received social assistance in the first year following their claim. In the second year, 50% to 60% of those whose refugee claim was still active received social assistance.Of the approximately $10 billion to $13 billion in annual social assistance expenditures in Canada over the study period, about 2% to 4% was paid to refugee claimants depending on the year and method of calculation.

October 9, 2015
Labour Force Survey, September 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151009/dq151009a-eng.htm
Employment was little changed for the fourth consecutive month in September (+12,000 or +0.1%). The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 7.1% as more people participated in the labour market.

October 8, 2015
Study: Unincorporated self-employment in Canada, 1989 to 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151008/dq151008b-eng.htm
Canadians aged 55 to 64 are almost twice as likely as their 25-to-44-year-old counterparts to work in unincorporated self-employment. A new study looking at the period from 1989 to 2010 found that 1 in 10 Canadian workers—more than 1.7 million people on average—over this period received their primary source of income from employment from an unincorporated business.

October 7, 2015
Study: Political participation and civic engagement of youth, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151007/dq151007d-eng.htm
In 2013, young Canadians were more likely than older Canadians to participate in a number of non-electoral political and civic activities, but were less likely to report that they intended to vote in the next federal election.
These findings are part of a new article released today, titled Political participation and civic engagement of youth [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=75-006-X201500114232&lang=eng ] , which is based on data from the 2013 General Social Survey.

October 7, 2015
Study: The impact of mental health problems on family members, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151007/dq151007b-eng.htm
In 2012, approximately 11 million Canadians (38%) aged 15 and older reported having one or more immediate or extended family members with a mental health problem, that is, problems with their emotions, mental health, or use of alcohol or drugs.

October 1, 2015
Canadian identity, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151001/dq151001a-eng.htm
More than 9 in 10 Canadians believed that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the national flag were important symbols of the Canadian identity in 2013. Next highest were the national anthem (88%), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (87%) and hockey (77%). The 2013 General Social Survey collected information on Canadians' perceptions of national identity, looking at three dimensions of identity: national symbols, shared Canadian values and pride.

September 29, 2015
Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150929/dq150929b-eng.htm
On July 1, 2015, Canada's estimated population was 35,851,800, up 308,100 or 0.9% over the last year (2014/2015). Although this was the lowest population increase since 1998/1999, it was the largest increase among the G7 countries over the most recent comparable annual period. For the first time, the number of persons aged 65 years and older exceeded the number of children aged 0 to 14 years.

September 24, 2015
Payroll employment, earnings and hours
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150924/dq150924a-eng.htm
July 2015
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $957 in July, little changed from $954 the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, weekly earnings increased by 1.6%.

September 23, 2015
Spending on research and development, 2015 (intentions)

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150923/dq150923b-eng.htm
Canada's gross domestic expenditures on research and development (GERD) are expected to decline for a third consecutive year, down 0.7% from 2014 to $31.6 billion in 2015.

September 22, 2015
Real-time CANSIM tables

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150922/dq150922e-eng.htm
Statistics Canada is launching a new series of data tables—the real-time CANSIM tables—for 20 economic and social data time series to add more depth and context to some of its key datasets.

The real-time data tables for the national gross domestic product by income and by expenditure accounts are released today.

September 18
Consumer Price Index, August 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150918/dq150918a-eng.htm

Source:
CANSIM table 326-0020
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=3260020&&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=31&tabMode=dataTable&csid=
Lower energy prices continued to moderate the year-over-year rise in the CPI, led by the gasoline index, which was down 12.6% year over year in August.

September 17
Employment Insurance, July 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150917/dq150917a-eng.htm
In July, 10,500 more people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits compared with June, up 2.0% to 545,200. On a year-over-year basis, the number of EI beneficiaries increased by 36,100 or 7.1%

September 17
Projections of the Aboriginal population and households in Canada, 2011 to 2036
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150917/dq150917b-eng.htm
According to a new set of projections, the population who reported an Aboriginal identity would grow faster than the non-Aboriginal population from 2011 to 2036.

September 17
Study: Labour market outcomes of young postsecondary graduates, 2005 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150917/dq150917d-eng.htm
There was no substantial deterioration in the earnings and employment patterns of young postsecondary graduates between 2005 and 2012—a period that included the economic recession of 2008 and 2009. A new study found that this outcome held even when graduates from specific fields of study were examined.

September 17
Employment services, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150917/dq150917e-eng.htm
Operating revenue for the employment services industry totalled $12.5 billion in 2013. Operating expenses amounted to $12.0 billion, resulting in an operating profit margin of 3.7%. The employment services industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in the permanent placement, executive search, contract staffing, temporary staffing and co-employment staffing services.

September 14
Civic engagement and political participation, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150914/dq150914b-eng.htm
The study "Civic engagement and political participation in Canada" is now available. The study provides a variety of information on the civic engagement of Canadians, particularly their participation in groups, organizations and associations, and examines the most common types of groups and the frequency of individuals' participation

March 2014
( Released September 11, 2015)
Further postsecondary education and labour market outcomes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150911/dq150911b-eng.htm

September 9, 2015
Data in Real Time
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/data
(From the StatCan Blog)

September 9, 2015
University tuition fees, 2015/2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150909/dq150909b-eng.htm

September 9, 2015
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150909/dq150909d-eng.htm

First quarter 2015

September 8, 2015
More Real-time CANSIM tables
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150908/dq150908b-eng.htm
The real-time data tables for Canada's gross domestic product by industry and balance of international payments are released today.

August 2015
(Released September 4, 2015)
Labour Force Survey
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150904/dq150904a-eng.htm

September 2, 2015
Real-time CANSIM tables
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150902/dq150902c-eng.htm
Statistics Canada is launching a new series of data tables—the real-time CANSIM tables—for 20 economic and social data time series to add more depth and context to some of its key datasets. The real-time data table for the Industrial Product Price Index is released today.

August 26, 27 and 28, 2015
Real-time CANSIM tables
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150828/dq150828-eng.pdf
Statistics Canada is launching a new series of data tables—the real-time CANSIM tables—for 20 economic and social data time series to add more depth and context to some of its key datasets.

Available in CANSIM:
Table 080-8020 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=080-8020&p2=31
Table 080-8024 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=080-8024&p2=31
Table 228-8059 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=228-8059&p2=31
(See also The Daily for August 26 and 27 for links to more updated CANSIM tables.)

For more information, consult Real-time CANSIM tables:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/btd/rct

August 27, 2015
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, June 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150827/dq150827-eng.pdf
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $955 in June, up 0.8% from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, weekly earnings increased by 1.9%.

August 21, 2015
Consumer Price Index, July 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150821/dq150821-eng.pdf
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.3% in the 12 months to July, after increasing 1.0% in June.
On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI increased 0.2% in July, after increasing 0.4% in June.

Related report:
The Consumer Price Index

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=62-001-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

August 20, 2015
Employment Insurance, June 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150820/dq150820-eng.pdf
There were 531,700 people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in June, up 5,200 or 1.0% from May.

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

August 19, 2015
Avoidable mortality among First Nations adults in Canada: A cohort analysis
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150819/dq150819-eng.pdf
According to an analysis of linked census and mortality data, during the 1991-to-2006 period, First Nations adults had more than twice the risk of dying from avoidable causes compared with non-Aboriginal adults. The study examined avoidable mortality among a cohort of 61,220 First Nations and 2,521,285 non-Aboriginal people aged 25 to 74 who responded to the 1991 Census and were followed up for mortality to 2006.

August 13, 2015
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, first quarter 2015
(small PDF file)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150813/dq150813-eng.pdf
There were almost 400,000 job vacancies in Canada and the job vacancy rate was 2.6% in the first quarter—as indicated by a new survey conducted in early 2015.
Employment was little changed in July (+6,600 or 0.0%) and the unemployment rate remained at 6.8% for the sixth consecutive month.

July 29, 2015
Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2013/2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150729/dq150729c-eng.htm

Related link:

Research and development in the higher education sector, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150729/dq150729d-eng.htm

July 27, 2015
Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012 : Memory disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150727/dq150727-eng.pdf

July 27, 2015
Education Indicators in Canada, July 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150727/dq150727-eng.pdf
The publication Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program is now available. This report presents education indicators for all of Canada, the provinces, the territories, as well as selected international comparisons and comparisons over time.

July 23, 2015
Employment Insurance, May 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150723/dq150723-eng.pdf
There were 527,100 people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in May, edging up 0.9% or 4,800 from April.

- includes four tables:
* Table 1 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by province and territory, sex and age – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 2 : Initial and renewal claims received, by province and territory – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 3 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by census metropolitan area – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 4 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by occupation, Canada – Seasonally adjusted

Related CANSIM Tables:

* Table 276-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0003&p2=31
* Table 276-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0004&p2=31
* Table 276-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0011&p2=31
* Table 276-0020 to 276-0022 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0020..276-0022&p2=31
* Table 276-0030 to 276-0032 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0030..276-0032&p2=31
* Table 276-0040 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0040&p2=31
* Table 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

More info about Employment Insurance
from Service Canada
:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

July 22, 2015
Police-reported crime statistics, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150722/dq150722a-eng.htm
The police-reported Crime Severity Index, which measures the volume and severity of crime, declined 3% in 2014 compared with 2013. This was the 11th consecutive decrease in the index. The traditional police-reported crime rate also declined 3% from 2013 to 2014.

July 22, 2015
Pension plans in Canada, as of January 1, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150722/dq150722b-eng.htm
Membership in registered pension plans (RPPs) totalled 6,185,000 in 2013, virtually unchanged from 2012. Membership in public sector pension plans rose 0.2% to 3,184,300, while the number of members in private sector plans declined 0.2% to 3,000,900. The public sector accounted for 51.5% of total membership in RPPs.

July 21, 2015
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in April 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150721/dq150721-eng.pdf
Businesses reported 243,000 job vacancies in April, little changed compared with April 2014. For every job vacancy, there were 5.7 unemployed people, down from 6.2 recorded 12 months earlier. The national job vacancy rate was 1.6% in April, similar to the rate posted one year earlier.

July 21, 2015
Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150721/dq150721-eng.pdf
The 2013 Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey (CNICS) collected information about children's immunizations from parents or guardians. Routine immunizations are publicly funded across Canada and are free for families.
(...)
A small proportion of children (1.5%) had never received immunizations of any kind.
.
NOTE: For more detailed information on national immunization coverage rates, see:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php

July 17, 2015
Consumer Price Index, June 2015 (small PDF file)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150717/dq150717-eng.pdf
The Consumer Price Index rose 1.0% in the 12 months to June, after increasing 0.9% in May. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% in June, matching the increase in May.

Fact sheets (July 15):

* Bisphenol A concentrations in Canadians, 2012 and 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2015001/article/14208-eng.htm

* Tobacco use of Canadians, 2012 and 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2015001/article/14210-eng.htm

* Lead, mercury and cadmium concentrations in Canadians, 2012 and 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2015001/article/14209-eng.htm

[Government scientists can't speak out against climate change, but they
can talk their faces off when it comes to the shit we put in our bodies. SIGH... ]

Source:
Health Fact Sheets
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=82-625-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

July 14, 2015
Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2012
CANSIM tables 577-0001, 577-0003, 577-0005 and 577-0013, released in The Daily on March 30, 2015, have been
updated to include data at the provincial and territorial levels.
* CANSIM: 
----- Table 577-0001 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=577-0001&p2=31
----- Table 577-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=577-0003&p2=31
----- Table 577-0005 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=577-0005&p2=31
----- Table 577-0013 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=577-0013&p2=31

NOTE (by Gilles):
The HTML version of The Daily was a blank page several days this past week. Below, you'll find a link to noteworthy content from those days that I've found using a roundabout method.

July 10 : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150710/tdq150710-eng.htm
- contains Labour Force Survey (June 2015) - Canadian portfolio investment abroad, 2014

July 9 : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150709/tdq150709-eng.htm
- contains Study: Full-time employment, 1976 to 2014 (next link below) + Canadian portfolio investment abroad, 2014

Full-time Employment, 1976 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2015049-eng.htm
July 9, 2015
(...) Although the percentage of Canadians employed full time has risen modestly over the last four decades, this change masks diverging trends across sexes, age groups, and regions. Women aged 25 and over have massively increased their presence in the ranks of the Canadian workforce employed full time. In contrast, men of all ages, especially those under 25 in the non-oil-producing provinces, have experienced a decline in their full-time employment rates. Women under 25 living in these provinces were also employed full time in smaller proportions in 2014 than their counterparts were in 1976.

July 10, 2015
Labour Force Survey, June 2015 (PDF)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150710/dq150710-eng.pdf
Employment was virtually unchanged in June (-6,400 or 0.0%), as gains in full-time work were offset by losses in part time. The unemployment rate held steady at 6.8% for the fifth consecutive month.

July 8, 2015
Canadian Income Survey, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150708/dq150708b-eng.htm
The median after-tax income of Canadian economic families and persons not in an economic family was $53,500 in 2013, virtually unchanged from 2012.

Study: Cases in adult criminal courts involving intimate partner violence, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150708/dq150708c-eng.htm
July 8, 2015
Canadian courts took less time to process cases of intimate partner violence (IPV) completed between 2005/2006 to 2010/2011 than cases of non-intimate partner violence (non-IPV). A new study from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics reports that the median processing time to complete IPV cases (124 days) was about one month shorter than the time needed to complete non-IPV cases (151 days). These results held true whether a case involved single or multiple charges or resulted in a finding of guilt or otherwise.

July 8, 2015
Income Research Paper Series: "Low Income Lines, 2013-2014"
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2015001-eng.htm

Low Income Lines, 2013-2014 (PDF)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2015001-eng.pdf
Release date: July 8, 2015

Earlier work on low income lines
from the Income Research Paper Series:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=75F0002M&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

July 6, 2015
Shelters for abused women, 2014 (PDF)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150706/dq150706-eng.pdf
On April 16, 2014, the Transition Home Survey (THS) identified 627 shelters for abused women operating across Canada. On that snapshot date, there were 7,969 women and children residing in these facilities. Almost three-quarters of these women (73%) were there primarily because of abuse, representing a rate of 22 per 100,000 women aged 15 and older in Canada.

Special Interest Reports and Collections:

National Aboriginal Day... by the numbers
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/smr08/2015/smr08_202_2015
June 17, 2015
Selected facts on Aboriginal peoples in Canada from the 2011 National Household Survey and the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey.
Contents:
Population
Aboriginal languages
Education
Employment and income
Housing
Health

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Minimum wage in Canada since 1975
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2015006-eng.htm
June 29, 2015
In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at minimum wage in Canada and how it has changed since 1975.
Contents:
* Unionization rates falling
* Canada goes urban , 1851 to 2011
* Pensions: The ups and downs of pension coverage in Canada, 1900 to 2011
* Lone-parent families: The new face of an old phenomenon , 1931-2011
* Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline

Source:
National Household Survey (NHS)
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/index-eng.cfm
NOTE (by Gilles) : The National Housing Survey is the voluntary questionnaire that replaced the former compulsory Census questionnaire in the 2011 Census.
Yes, that's the same National Housing Survey that inspired the former Chief Statistician of Canada, Munir Sheikh, to tell the Harper Government™ to take that job and shove it. Good on you, Mr. Sheikh!

More info on the NHS:
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/2011_census_questionnaire.htm

Found in:
Canadian Megatrends
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=11-630-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=0

June 25, 2015
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2015

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150625/dq150625a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $955 in April, little changed from $954 the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, weekly earnings increased by 2.5%.

June 24, 2015
Study: Employment patterns of families with children, 1976 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150624/dq150624a-eng.htm
In 2014, 69% of couple families with at least one child under 16 years of age had two working parents, up from 36% in 1976. This proportion increased in every province, but not equally among provinces.

June 3, 2015
Changes in wealth across the income distribution, 1999 to 2012

HTML : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2015001/article/14194-eng.htm
PDF (464K, 12 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2015001/article/14194-eng.pdf
This article examines changes in the wealth of Canadian families over the period 1999 to 2012, with a particular focus on changes across income quintiles. The paper also examines changes in the concentration of wealth across income quintiles, as well as the characteristics of families with low income and no wealth.

Statistics Canada reports and tables on
Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=3868&id=3874&lang=eng&more=0

April 29, 2015
Changes in debt and assets of Canadian families, 1999 to 2012

HTML : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2015001/article/14167-eng.htm
PDF (517KB, 16 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2015001/article/14167-eng.pdf
This paper examines changes in debt, assets and net worth among Canadian families with debt over the period 1999 to 2012, by selected family characteristics. It also examines the extent to which two key ratios of indebtedness, the debt-to-income ratio and the debt-to-asset ratio, varied over the period.

June 19, 2015
Consumer Price Index, May 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150619/dq150619a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index rose 0.9% in the 12 months to May, after increasing 0.8% in April. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.4% in May, following a 0.1% decline in April.

June 18, 2015
Employment Insurance, April 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150618/dq150618a-eng.htm
There were 521,300 people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in April, little changed from March (+0.5%) and compared with 12 months earlier (-0.4%).

- includes four tables:
* Table 1 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by province and territory, sex and age – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 2 : Initial and renewal claims received, by province and territory – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 3 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by census metropolitan area – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 4 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by occupation, Canada – Seasonally adjusted

Related CANSIM Tables:

* Table 276-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0003&p2=31
* Table 276-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0004&p2=31
* Table 276-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0011&p2=31
* Table 276-0020 to 276-0022 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0020..276-0022&p2=31
* Table 276-0030 to 276-0032 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0030..276-0032&p2=31
* Table 276-0040 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0040&p2=31
* Table 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

More info about Employment Insurance
from Service Canada
:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

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- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

June 18, 2015
Study: Volunteering in Canada, 2004 to 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150618/dq150618b-eng.htm
The proportion of Canadians who volunteered has remained relatively unchanged at 44% over the past decade, but volunteer involvement has fallen in certain sectors.

June 17, 2015
Canada's population estimates, first quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150617/dq150617c-eng.htm
April 1st, 2015
Source(s): CANSIM table 051-0005.
According to preliminary estimates, Canada's population was estimated at 35,749,600 on April 1, 2015, up 46,900 from January 1, 2015. The population growth rate in Canada for the first quarter was 0.1%, which was lower than the growth observed for the same period in 2014 (+0.2%).

June 16, 2015
Job vacancies, three-month average ending in March 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150616/dq150616b-eng.htm
Canadian businesses reported 232,000 job vacancies in March, up 23,000 compared with 12 months earlier. For every job vacancy, there were 5.9 unemployed people, down from 6.7 in March 2014. This decline in the ratio was the result of both fewer unemployed people and more job vacancies.

June 11, 2015
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), fourth quarter 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150611/dq150611d-eng.htm
The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds grew by 3.0% to $1.5 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2014, marking a sixth consecutive quarterly increase. cOn an annual basis, pension fund assets increased by 12.3% in value in 2014, compared with gains of 11.9% in 2013 and 9.7% in 2012.

June 9, 2015
Police-reported hate crimes, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150609/dq150609a-eng.htm
In 2013, police reported 1,167 criminal incidents motivated by hate in Canada, 247 fewer incidents than in 2012. These hate crimes represented 3.3 incidents per 100,000 population.

June 9, 2015
Police-reported cybercrime, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150609/dq150609d-eng.htm
Data for 2013 on police-reported cybercrime is now available for a subset of police services across Canada that report to the newest version of the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. The survey collects data on criminal incidents reported to police, including information on victims and accused persons involved in the incident

June 5, 2015
Labour Force Survey, May 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150605/dq150605a-eng.htm
Employment increased by 59,000 in May, driven by gains in the number of private sector employees. The number of people participating in the labour market also rose in May, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 6.8% for the fourth consecutive month.

Guide to the Labour Force Survey, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-543-g/71-543-g2015001-eng.htm

June 5, 2015
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150605/dq150605b-eng.htm
Labour productivity of Canadian businesses edged down 0.1% in the first quarter, following gains of 0.3% in each of the previous two quarters. This was the first decline in a year. In the first quarter, the real output of businesses declined for the first time since 2011. There was also a decrease in the number of hours worked.

June 4, 2015
The 2011 National Household Survey—the complete statistical story
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/2011NHSstory
June 4, 2015
By Wayne R. Smith, Chief Statistician of Canada

Statistics Canada recognizes that there could be flaws in the National Household Survey [ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/index-eng.cfm ] that have not yet been identified. As Chief Statistician of Canada, I welcome those who have discovered such issues to share them, along with your evidence. The science of statistics is dynamic. Learning more about these issues and questions will help us improve the census program going forward.

(By Gilles:)
Lies, damn lies and, well, you know...

"The science of statistics is dynamic."
Cracks me up.
[
See http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/canada-has-lost-its-census-anchor/article11795465/ ]

StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/sc/blog

June 3, 2015
Study: Changes in wealth across the income distribution, 1999 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150603/dq150603b-eng.htm
Between 1999 and 2012, the average wealth (or net worth) of Canadian families rose from $319,800 to $554,100, or 73% (in 2012 constant dollars). Average wealth increased faster among higher-income families during this time period.

June 3, 2015
Mental health and contact with police in Canada, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2015001/article/14176-eng.htm
By Jillian Boyce, Cristine Rotenberg and Maisie Karam
Approximately one in five contacts with police involved someone with a mental or substance use disorder.
About 6 in 10 Canadians with a disorder perceived a need for care.

May 29, 2015
Canadian economic accounts, first quarter 2015 and March 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150529/dq150529a-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 0.1% in the first quarter, following growth of 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2014. This was the first negative growth rate of real GDP since the second quarter of 2011. On a monthly basis, real GDP by industry fell 0.2% in March.

May 29, 2015
Unionization rates falling

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2015005-eng.htm
Canadian Megatrends
The Canadian trade union movement grew out of the industrialization of the economy at the end of the 19th Century. At that time, unions were predominately a male domain and remained so until the 1960s. Today, a union member is slightly more likely to be a woman, and working in an office, school or hospital, while factory workers, miners and other blue collar trades have seen their union membership fall over the past quarter century.

The decline in the unionization rate is not a recent phenomenon. In Canada, most of the decline took place in the 1980s and 1990s. Since Statistics Canada began measuring unionization through household surveys, the rate of unionization has fallen from 37.6% in 1981 to 28.8% in 2014. Trends differ by sex, however.

See also:

April 2005
Diverging trends in unionization
Perspectives on Labour and Income
, Vol. 6, no. 4
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/10405/7827-eng.htm
By René Morissette, Grant Schellenberg and Anick Johnson

Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

 

May 21, 2015
Employment Insurance, March 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150521/tdq150521-eng.htm
In March, 517,900 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, up 5,900 or 1.1% from February. Compared with March 2014, the number of EI beneficiaries rose slightly (+2,600), the first year-over-year increase since February 2010.

- includes four tables:
* Table 1 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by province and territory, sex and age – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 2 : Initial and renewal claims received, by province and territory – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 3 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by census metropolitan area – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 4 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by occupation, Canada – Seasonally adjusted

Related CANSIM Tables:

* Table 276-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0003&p2=31
* Table 276-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0004&p2=31
* Table 276-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0011&p2=31
* Table 276-0020 to 276-0022 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0020..276-0022&p2=31
* Table 276-0030 to 276-0032 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0030..276-0032&p2=31
* Table 276-0040 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0040&p2=31
* Table 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

More info about Employment Insurance
from Service Canada
:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

May 20, 2015
Spotlight on Canadians: Results from the General Social Survey
Trends in social capital in Canada, 2003, 2008 and 2013, no. 2
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-652-x/89-652-x2015002-eng.htm
This report examines trends for various indicators of social capital : social networks size and type, frequency of contacts with friends, civic engagement, trust in others and sense of belonging.

Trends:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150520/dq150520d-eng.htm

Section 1: Trends in social networks
Section 2: Trend in civic engagement and volunteerism
Section 3: Trends in feelings of trust

May 8, 2015
Labour Force Survey, April 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150508/dq150508a-eng.htm
Employment edged down in April (-20,000), as gains in full-time work were more than offset by losses in part time. The unemployment rate held steady at 6.8% for the third consecutive month.

May 7, 2015
Elementary and secondary education expenditures, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150507/dq150507c-eng.htm
Data are now available for elementary and secondary education expenditures by type and by direct source for 2012/2013.
The objective of this annual release is to disseminate financial information on elementary and secondary education in Canada. These financial statistics are collected for each province and territory and are converted to a standard classification of accounts and to a fiscal year.

Elementary and secondary education expenditures are broken down by type, such as public, private, special education, administration and school boards. These expenses are also broken down by direct source of funds, such as federal, provincial, local governments, fees and private sources.

Available in CANSIM:
Table 478-0014 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=478-0014&p2=31
Table 478-0015 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=478-0015&p2=31

May 7, 2015
Study: Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy, spring 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150507/dq150507d-eng.htm
This article in the Economic Insights series provides users with an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices. Organized as a statistical summary of major indicators, the report is designed to inform about recent developments in the Canadian economy, highlighting major changes in the economic data during late 2014 and early 2015.

May 5, 2015
Police-reported crime in Canada's Provincial North and territories, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150505/dq150505b-eng.htm
In Canada's Provincial North, the police-reported crime rate was double that of the South in 2013, while for the territories, the rate was seven times that of the South.

May 4, 2015
Long-term Care Facilities Survey, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150504/dq150504b-eng.htm
For the reference year April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, there were 1,519 long-term care facilities in Canada serving 149,488 residents. During this time, the industry generated revenues of $10.9 billion and expenses of $10.8 billion, of which $7.2 billion were wages and salaries. This corresponded to a profit margin of $154.2 million or 1.4% of total revenues.

See also:

Long Term Care Facilities Survey
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/survey/business/5203

Related subjects:

Health
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2966&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Disability
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=1963&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Health care services
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2967&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

April 30, 2015
Gross domestic product by industry, February 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150430/dq150430a-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product was unchanged in February following a 0.2% decline in January. The increase in the output of service industries, primarily in retail trade, was offset by an overall decline in goods-producing industries.

April 29, 2015
Study: Changes in debt and assets of Canadian families, 1999 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150429/dq150429b-eng.htm
Between 1999 and 2012, the value of debt and assets held by Canadian families both rose. However, the debt and assets increased at different rates by category of family.

April 29, 2015
The underground economy in Canada, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150429/dq150429c-eng.htm
In 2012, total underground activity was $42.4 billion in Canada or about 2.3% of gross domestic product (GDP). This proportion trended down during the mid- to late 1990s from a high of 2.7% in 1994 to a low of 2.2% in 2000. However, after a brief uptick in the early 2000s the proportion remained relatively stable between 2.3% and 2.4%

Related link:

Methodology for measuring the underground economy by province and territory
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=13-605-X201500414166&objType=47&lang=en&limit=0

April 28, 2015
Injuries at work, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2015001/article/14148-eng.htm
Personal injuries cost Canadian society an estimated $19.8 billion annually in health care costs and costs related to reduced productivity from hospitalization, disability and premature death.

Source:
Health Fact Sheets
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=82-625-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

April 23, 2015
Employment Insurance, February 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150423/dq150423b-eng.htm
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits rose by 2.0% (+9,900) to 509,800 in February, following five months of little change. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of beneficiaries was down slightly (-0.7% or -3,500).

- includes four tables:
* Table 1 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by province and territory, sex and age – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 2 : Initial and renewal claims received, by province and territory – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 3 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by census metropolitan area – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 4 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by occupation, Canada – Seasonally adjusted

Related CANSIM Tables:

* Table 276-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0003&p2=31
* Table 276-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0004&p2=31
* Table 276-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0011&p2=31
* Table 276-0020 to 276-0022 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0020..276-0022&p2=31
* Table 276-0030 to 276-0032 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0030..276-0032&p2=31
* Table 276-0040 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0040&p2=31
* Table 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

More info about Employment Insurance
from Service Canada
:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

From Juristat:

Youth correctional statistics in Canada, 2013/2014
by Correctional Services Program
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2015001/article/14164-eng.htm
April 22, 2015
Salient points:
- The rate of youth involved in the correctional system continues to fall
- Majority of youth begin a period of supervision on probation or in pre-trial detention
- Admissions decline in most jurisdictions
- Most admissions to youth correctional services involve males
- Majority of admissions to the correctional system involve older youth
- Aboriginal youth are over-represented in the correctional system
- Time spent in custody shorter for female youth
- Survey descriptions
- Detailed data tables
- References
- Notes

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Adult correctional statistics in Canada, 2013/2014
by Correctional Services Program
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2015001/article/14163-eng.htm
April 22, 2015
Salient points:
- Fewer adults are being supervised by the correctional system
- Incarceration rate is down but there is variation across the country
- More adults are in remand than in sentenced custody
- Probation is the most common form of community supervision
- Number of admissions to adult correctional services declining
- Males account for the majority of admissions to adult correctional services
- Most admissions involve younger adults
- Aboriginal adults account for one in four admissions to provincial/territorial correctional services
- Most adults spend one month or less in provincial/territorial custody
- Operating expenditures for adult correctional services reached more than $4 billion in 2013/2014
- Survey descriptions
- Detailed data table
- Notes

Source:
Juristat
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/index-eng.htm

The local unemployment rate and permanent retirement
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2015001/article/14155-eng.htm
By Diane Galarneau, Martin Turcotte, Yves Carrière and Eric Fecteau
April 22, 2015
* Overview
* Introduction
* Lower unemployment rates are linked to higher expected retirement ages
* The expected retirement age is higher in the Prairies
* The impact of the local unemployment rate is confirmed
* Other factors influence retirement
* References
* Data sources, methods and definitions
* Notes

Source:
Insights on Canadian Society
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=75-006-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

April 21, 2015
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in January 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150421/dq150421b-eng.htm
Canadian businesses reported 225,000 job vacancies in January, up 33,000 compared with January 2014. For every job vacancy, there were 5.5 unemployed people, down from 6.8 the same month one year earlier. This decline in the ratio was the result of both fewer unemployed people and more job vacancies.

See CANSIM Tables 284-0001 to 284-0004:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0001..284-0004&p2=31

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Industries
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2623&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

April 17, 2015
Consumer Price Index, March 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150417/dq150417a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index rose 1.2% in the 12 months to March, after increasing 1.0% in February. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.4% in March, following a 0.2% rise in February.

Report:
The Consumer Price Index for March 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/62-001-x2015003-eng.htm

Related products
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/2015003/related-connexes-eng.htm

April 15, 2015
Prevalence and correlates of marijuana use in Canada, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2015004/article/14158-eng.htm
(...)
An estimated 43% of Canadians aged 15 or older have tried marijuana, and 33.5% used it more than once (Table 3). Marijuana use depends on factors that include access and/or availability, perception of risk, family, and peers

April 15, 2015
StatCan Blog : Consulting users
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/c-users
Statisticians, in the Hollywood view of life, are so consumed with number crunching that they get lost in the data, and find it hard to relate to the outside world. Life at StatCan, however, is quite different from the movies. We never stop talking, asking, probing and sharing. We talk before, during, and after surveys—this creates dialogue. We ask questions about our questions—this provides feedback. We probe into how we are doing—this validates relevance. And we share what we discover—this adds value.
...
AND (Gilles adds) after all that consultation, we (StatCan) will obediently follow the dictates of the boys in short pants in the Prime Minister's Office.

The textbook case of consulting the public and then ignoring the public's input is the demise of the long-form Census questionnaire in favour of the highly-criticized voluntary National Housing Survey.

Follow the links below for more on that:

Harper favours ideology over sociology:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2015/02/04/harper-favours-ideology-over-sociology.html

500+ links to related resources:
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/2011_census_questionnaire.htm

---

The American experience :

Don't Starve the Census
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/opinion/dont-starve-the-census.html
(NY Times Editorial Board)
March 10, 2015

---

Source:
StatCan Blog

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.

Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

---

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

April 14, 2015
Canadians and nature: Interacting with nature, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150414/dq150414c-eng.htm
In 2013, 85% of Canadian households reported they lived close to a park or green space that they visited at least once during the year. Almost three-quarters of Canadian households (72%) reported that someone in the household had participated in outdoor activities close to home. Walking was the most frequently reported activity, with 54% of households in Canada reporting this. Bicycling (22%) was another common activity reported by households. In 2013, 18% of Canadian households engaged in unpaid activities aimed at conservation or protecting the environment or wildlife.

(By Gilles: Interacting with nature = checking one's Facebook or Twitter account in the park instead of at the coffee table in the living room..)

April 14, 2015
Study: Grandparents living with their grandchildren, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150414/dq150414a-eng.htm
In 2011, close to 600,000 grandparents aged 45 and older, or about 8% of all grandparents in this age group in Canada, lived in the same household as their grandchildren.
In 2011, more than 650,000 children aged 24 and under were living with their grandparents in Canada.

Related article:

Diversity of grandparents living with their grandchildren
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2015001/article/14154-eng.htm

April 14, 2015
Survey of Financial Security: Public use microdata file, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150414/dq150414d-eng.htm
The public use microdata file for the 2012 Survey of Financial Security (SFS) is now available upon request. This public use microdata file contains data for a wide variety of variables collected from the 2012 SFS.

The initial results from the 2012 SFS were released in The Daily on February 25, 2014:
[ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140225/dq140225b-eng.htm ]

April 10, 2015
Labour Force Survey, March 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150410/dq150410a-eng.htm
Employment increased by 29,000 in March, driven by gains in part-time work. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.8%.

April 8, 2015
Infographic: The faces of volunteers in Canada, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150408/dq150408a-eng.htm
An infographic illustrating data on volunteering in Canada is now available. Data cover the age, sex and education level of volunteers, as well as hours volunteered and the volunteering rate.

Infographic
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-627-m/11-627-m2015001-eng.htm

- Go to the Voluntary Sector / Charity Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/voluntary.htm

April 8, 2015
Legal aid in Canada, 2013/2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150408/dq150408b-eng.htm
Highlights:
* A majority of jurisdictions spend more on criminal matters
* Just over 465,000 applications for full legal aid services were approved in 2013/2014
* Legal aid plans may use members of the private bar or staff lawyers to provide legal services to clients
* Further information and source data
* Detailed data table
* References
* Notes

Related information
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=85-002-X201500114159&objType=47&lang=en&limit=0
- includes links to the following related resources:
* Surveys and methods
* CANSIM Tables
* Summary Tables
* Subjects
* Keywords

March 31, 2015
* Study: School mobility and educational outcomes of off-reserve First Nations students, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150331/dq150331c-eng.htm

March 31, 2015
* Study: Academic outcomes of public and private high school students: What lies behind the differences?
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150331/dq150331d-eng.htm

March 31, 2015
Farm operating revenues and expenses, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150331/dq150331g-eng.htm

March 31, 2015
Canada at a Glance, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150331/dq150331j-eng.htm
The 2015 edition of Canada at a Glance is now available. Canada at a Glance presents current statistics on Canadian demography, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, household, economy, travel, finance, agriculture, foreign trade and the environment.

March 31, 2015
Canada at a Glance, 2015 Report
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/12-581-x/12-581-x2015000-eng.htm

(Use links in the left margin to navigate this resource.)

March 30, 2015
Police resources in Canada, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150330/dq150330b-eng.htm
On the snapshot day of May 15, 2014, there were 68,896 police officers in Canada, 354 fewer than one year earlier. The rate of police strength, as measured by the number of police officers per capita, declined 1.6% from the previous year to 194 police officers per 100,000 population. After remaining stable in 2011, the rate of police strength has decreased each year since.

March 30, 2015
Study: Women in Canada: Female population, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150330/dq150330c-eng.htm

Female population
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-503-x/2015001/article/14152-eng.htm
By Anne Milan
March 2015 Introduction
Share of the population
Age structure
Regional differences
Residential mobility
Aboriginal identity
Immigrant status
Visible minority status
Marital status
Language
Religion

For more information on the assumptions and growth scenarios of the population projections, see:
"Population Projections for Canada (2013 to 2063), Provinces and Territories (2013 to 2038)"
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-520-x/91-520-x2014001-eng.htm

March 30, 2015
Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150330/dq150330g-eng.htm
Statistics Canada releases today new data from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS). The APS is a national survey on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit) aged six years and older. It is designed to identify the needs of Aboriginal people and focus on issues such as education, employment, health, language, income, housing and mobility.

March 26, 2015
Employment Insurance, January 2015

NOTE : For links to resources on the subject of Employment Insurance,
go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

March 25, 2015
Study: Food insecurity in Canada, 2007 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150325/dq150325e-eng.htm
About 1.1 million Canadian households experienced food insecurity in 2011–2012, meaning that they did not have the variety or the quantity of food they needed, because of a lack of money. The proportion of food insecure households remained relatively stable from 2007 to 2012, at about 8%. Food insecurity was more common among adults (8%) than children (5%) in Canada each year from 2007 to 2012.

Complete report:

Food insecurity in Canada (PDF - 2.5MB, 7 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-624-x/2015001/article/14138-eng.pdf
By Shirin Roshanafshar and Emma Hawkins
Release date: March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015
Education Indicators in Canada, 2014/2015

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150325/dq150325e-eng.htm
The publication Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program is now available. This report presents education indicators for all of Canada, the provinces, the territories, as well as selected international comparisons and comparisons over time.

March 24, 2015
Canadian Megatrends, March 2015
Pensions: The ups and downs of pension coverage in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150324/dq150324b-eng.htm
Changes in the economic landscape have led to significant movements in workers' pension coverage over the last century. The March edition of Canadian Megatrends examines the shifting patterns in how Canadians are funding their retirement years.

Complete article:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2015003-eng.htm

March 20, 2015
Consumer Price Index, February 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150320/dq150320a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index rose 1.0% in the 12 months to February, matching the increase in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in February, following a 0.2% decrease in January.

March 20, 2015
Government Finance Statistics, fourth quarter 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150320/dq150320g-eng.htm
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system that presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries.

March 19, 2015
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150319/dq150319d-eng.htm
The Employment Insurance Coverage Survey provides a meaningful picture of who does or does not have access to EI benefits among the jobless and those in a situation of underemployment. The survey also covers access to maternity and parental benefits.

The public use microdata files from the Employment Insurance Coverage Survey are now available for 2013.

March 17, 2015
Job vacancies, three-month average ending in December 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150317/dq150317b-eng.htm
Canadian businesses reported 233,000 job vacancies in December, up 30,000 compared with 12 months earlier. For every job vacancy, there were 5.0 unemployed people, down from 6.2 in December 2013. This decline in the ratio was the result of both fewer unemployed people and more job vacancies.

NOTE (by Gilles):
The next time your curmudgeonly uncle is visiting your family and he starts the "instead-of-whining-about-being-poor-people-on-welfare-should-just-get-a-friggin' job" rant, just remind him of the salient point of this StatCan report :

"For every job vacancy in December 2014, there were 5.0 unemployed people."

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Industries
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2623&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

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Not so oldie, not so mouldie:

No Widespread Labour Shortage, widespread information gaps.
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2013/10/24/no-widespread-labour-shortage-widespread-information-gaps/
By Angella MacEwen
October 24, 2013
A TD Economics Special Report released in October 2013 [ (PDF) : http://goo.gl/O21yOP ] debunked the popular economic myth spread by Minister Kenney that there are too many jobs without people [ http://goo.gl/gTXqiJ ] . The report looks at changes in employment, unemployment, job vacancy rates, and wages. Job vacancy rates are higher for trades occupations in Western Canada, but overall job vacancy rates are low.
(...)
Highlighting the inadequacy of current labour market information, the most recent data on job vacancies was released by Statistics Canada on the same day. It tells us that nationally there are 6.5 unemployed persons for every job vacancy.

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm
.

March 13, 2015
Labour Force Survey, February 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150313/dq150313a-eng.htm
Employment was unchanged in February, while the unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 6.8% as more people searched for work.

Report : Labour Force Information, February 15 to 21, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2015002-eng.htm

March 13, 2015
Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150313/dq150313b-eng.htm
In 2012, almost 14% of the Canadian population aged 15 years or older—or 3.8 million individuals—reported a difficulty or impairment due to a long-term condition or health problem that limited their daily activities.

A few salient points:
* Persons aged 15 years or older with disabilities are less likely to be university graduates.
* Almost half of working-age adults with disabilities are employed.
* The median total income of persons with disabilities $10,000 is less than the median for those without disabilities.
* Most use at least one aid or assistive device.
* Help with heavy household chores most common.
* One-fifth regularly use public transit.

Complete report

Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012:
A profile of persons with disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years or older, 2012

HTML version : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-654-x/89-654-x2015001-eng.htm
PDF version (772KB, 28 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-654-x/89-654-x2015001-eng.pdf

March 12, 2015
National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, fourth quarter 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150312/dq150312a-eng.htm
National net worth rose 2.6% from the third quarter to $8,269 billion in the fourth quarter. On a per capita basis, national net worth rose 2.5% to $231,500. Mutual funds and pension plans increased their equity holdings by $31.3 billion in the fourth quarter.

March 8, 2015

New from the
House of Commons Public Accounts (PACP) Committee:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/CommitteeHome.aspx?Cmte=PACP&Parl=38&Ses=1

Document: Departmental Action Plans and Progress Reports
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6272639&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

The Business and Community Newsletter : March 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-632-x/11-632-x2015002-eng.htm
March 6, 2015
Feature articles:
--- Spending on goods and services by Canadian households up 4.1%
--- Do you volunteer your time or give money to a charitable or non-profit organization?
--- Employer pensions and the wealth of Canadian families
--- Family violence accounts for over one-quarter of all violent crimes reported to police
Also Worth a Read:
--- Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline
--- Do you YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/user/StatisticsCanada
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March 6, 2015
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, fourth quarter 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150306/dq150306c-eng.htm
Labour productivity in Canadian businesses edged down 0.1% in the fourth quarter, following a 0.2% gain in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, business output increased at roughly the same pace as hours worked.

YouTube Videos : Statistics Canada Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/StatisticsCanada

March 4, 2015
Civil Court Survey, 2013/2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150304/dq150304d-eng.htm
This survey collects information on family and non-family civil court cases at both the superior and provincial/territorial court levels from nine reporting provinces and territories

Available in CANSIM table 259-0011 to 259-0016:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=259-0011..259-0016&p2=31

February 26, 2015
Consumer Price Index, January 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150226/dq150226a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 1.0% in the 12 months to January, following a 1.5% increase in December. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index declined 0.2% in January, matching the decrease in December.

February 25, 2015
Study: Senior care: Differences by type of housing, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150225/dq150225a-eng.htm
In 2012, 5.4 million Canadians provided care to a senior family member or friend. This care was most often provided to a senior living in their own private residence, though the intensity of care was highest for caregivers who lived with their care recipient.

February 24, 2015
Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2013/2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150224/dq150224e-eng.htm
The Maintenance Enforcement Survey and the Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs (SMEP) data for 2013/2014 are now available. The SMEP longitudinal file for 2005/2006 through 2013/2014 is now available upon request.

February 20, 2015
Consumer Price Index: New basket weights, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150220/dq150220f-eng.htm
New Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket weights are now available. The updated weights are based on the 2013 Survey of Household Spending (SHS). They replace the previous weights, which were based on the 2011 SHS. The new weights will be implemented with the January 2015 CPI, which will be released on February 26.

Available in CANSIM: table CANSIM table326-0031:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=326-0031&p2=31

February 17, 2015
Charitable donors, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150217/dq150217c-eng.htm
The amount of charitable donations reported by taxfilers increased in 2013 over the previous year, while the actual number of donors fell 1.0%.

- includes two tables (1. Charitable donations – Canada, provinces and territories --- 2. Charitable donations – Census metropolitan areas) and a link to CANSIM Table111-0001 to 111-0003:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=111-0001..111-0003&p2=31

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Household spending and savings
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=2180&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=75&id=75&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Volunteering and donating
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=75&id=80&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

- Go to the Voluntary Sector / Charity Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/voluntary.htm

February 17, 2015
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in November 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150217/dq150217d-eng.htm
Canadian businesses reported 247,000 job vacancies in November, an increase of 27,000 compared with November 2013. There were 4.8 unemployed people for every job vacancy, down from 5.6 a year earlier. This decline in the ratio was the result of both fewer unemployed people and more job vacancies. The national job vacancy rate was 1.6% in November, up from 1.5% recorded 12 months earlier.

February 17, 2015
Income of immigrants: Saskatchewan, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150217/dq150217f-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Saskatchewan are now available for 1980 to 2012. Tables at the Canada level were released in The Daily on January 12, 2015 [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150112/dq150112a-eng.htm ]

February 16, 2015
Income of immigrants: Manitoba, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150216/dq150216d-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Manitoba are now available for 1980 to 2012. Tables at the Canada level were released in The Daily on January 12, 2015 [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150112/dq150112a-eng.htm ] .

February 13, 2015
Labour Force Survey: Robust and reliable

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/lfs
By Chief Statistician Wayne R. Smith
In recent months, news coverage has contained repeated errors of fact concerning Statistics Canada's labour statistics program. I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight and to reassure data users and all Canadians that the Labour Force Survey program is every bit as robust today as it has ever been.

Myths:
* The Labour Force Survey has been adversely affected by the quality of the 2011 Census data.
* Statistics Canada has reduced funding for the operation of the Labour Force Survey program.
* Labour Force Survey employment estimates are more volatile than in the past.
* Statistics Canada made a large correction to employment estimates in January 2015.
* U.S. estimates are better than the Labour Force Survey estimates.
* Statistics Canada cannot produce a survey equivalent to or as timely as the U.S. current employment survey.

This blog is an expanded version of a commentary by the Chief Statistician of Canada published in The Globe and Mail on February 6, 2015.

Source:
StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog

February 13, 2015
Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150213/dq150213b-eng.htm
Contributions to registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) totalled $37.4 billion in 2013, up 4.8% from 2012. Data are based on tax returns filed for 2013. Just under 6 million taxfilers contributed to an RRSP in 2013, virtually unchanged from 2012. The percentage of taxfilers who contributed to an RRSP edged down from 23.7% in 2012 to 23.4% in 2013.

February 13, 2015
Investment income, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150213/dq150213c-eng.htm
Both the number of taxfilers reporting investment income and the amount of reported investment income increased in 2013. Nationally, just over 7.6 million taxfilers reported income from investments in 2013, compared with 7.5 million in 2012. The amount of investment income for the same period increased 8.5% to $66.7 billion (in constant dollars). Investment income refers to the sum of dividend income from taxable Canadian corporations and interest income from investments in non-tax-sheltered vehicles

February 13, 2015
Income of immigrants: Atlantic provinces, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150213/dq150213h-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for the Atlantic provinces from 1980 to 2012 are now available.

Click the Atlantic provinces link above to see the release schedule (Feb. 9-15, 2015) for all provincial data.

Available in CANSIM tables:
Table 054-0016 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0016&p2=31
Table 054-0017 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0017&p2=31
Table 054-0025 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0025&p2=31

Tables at the Canada level were released in The Daily on January 12, 2015:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150112/dq150112a-eng.htm
The employment income of immigrant taxfilers varies by the category under which they were admitted to Canada. In 2012, the median employment income of all immigrant taxfilers was $31,000. It was $42,000 for those admitted under the economic class (principal applicants), while those admitted as the spouses and dependents of economic class immigrants earned $26,000.

Related subjects

Ethnic diversity and immigration
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=30000&id=30000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Citizenship
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=30000&id=461&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Immigrants and non-permanent residents
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=30000&id=30004&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Integration of newcomers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=30000&id=30005&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Labour market and income
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=30000&id=30006&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3867&id=3867&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Mobility and migration
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3867&id=2378&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

February 12, 2015
Study: Provincial convergence and divergence in Canada, 1926 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150212/dq150212a-eng.htm
Since 1926, provincial per capita incomes tended to converge, but this general trend was periodically interrupted by economic shocks ranging from the Great Depression of the 1930s to the commodity boom of the 2000s.

February 12, 2015
Income of immigrants: Alberta, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150212/dq150212d-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Alberta from 1980 to 2012 are now available. Tables at the Canada level were released in The Daily on January 12, 2015. See the note to readers for the release schedule of other provincial data.

February 11, 2015
Canada's population estimates: Subprovincial areas, July 1, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150211/dq150211a-eng.htm
On July 1, 2014, almost 7 in 10 Canadians, or 24,858,600 people, were living in a census metropolitan area.

February 11, 2015
Income of immigrants: British Columbia, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150211/dq150211d-eng.htm

February 10, 2015
Income of immigrants: Quebec, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150210/dq150210d-eng.htm

February 9, 2015
Income of immigrants: Ontario, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150209/dq150209b-eng.htm

February 6, 2015
Labour Force Survey, January 2015

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART
Employment increased by 35,000 in January, the result of more part-time work. The unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to 6.6%.
Compared with January 2014, full-time employment rose by 108,000 (+0.8%), while there was little change in part-time work.

Labour Force Information - January 11 to 17, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2015001-eng.htm

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

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From BNN Online:
[ http://www.bnn.ca/ ]

Canadian jobs growth relies on self-employed and part-time positions (BNN video, duration 2:36)
http://www.bnn.ca/Video/player.aspx?vid=546600
February 6, 2015
Help wanted signs are coming down in both Canada and the U.S. as both Countries post better than expected job numbers. But a look behind the data could spell trouble north of the boarder.

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From the Globe and Mail:
[ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ ]

It’s time to dispel myths about the Labour Force Survey
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/its-time-to-dispel-myths-about-the-labour-force-survey/article22820058/
By Wayne R. Smith, Chief Statistician of Canada
February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015
Exploring the first century of Canada's Consumer Price Index
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-604-x/62-604-x2015001-eng.htm
This paper surveys the history of Statistics Canada's Consumer Price Index (CPI) from its origins to today. It discusses changes in the construction, scope and uses of the CPI within the context of historical events.

February 5, 2015
2014 Public Service Employee Survey
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pses-saff/index-eng.asp

The Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) is led by the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat), in collaboration with Statistics Canada. The survey, which has been conducted every three years since 1999, measures employees’ opinions in relation to employee engagement, leadership, the workforce and the workplace. The 2014 PSES was conducted between August 25 and October 3, 2014. A total of 182,165 employees in 93 federal departments and agencies responded to the survey, for a response rate of 71.4%. Results of the 2014 PSES are now available.

Highlights of survey results
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pses-saff/2014/hlr-rfs-eng.asp

Summary Report
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pses-saff/2014/dr-rdtb-eng.asp

Source:
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/

February 4, 2015
Canadian Government Finance Statistics: Financial flows and balance sheet, 2007 to 2012 (provisional)

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150204/dq150204a-eng.htm
Provisional estimates of the Canadian Government Finance Statistics for financial flows and the balance sheet of the general government and government business enterprises are now available for the period 2007 to 2012.

February 2, 2015
Revisions to the Labour Force Survey, 2001 to 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150202/dq150202a-eng.htm
The CANSIM tables with revised Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates from 2001 to 2014 are now available.
More details on these revisions are available in the article "The 2015 Revisions of the Labour Force Survey (LFS)":
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71f0031x/71f0031x2015001-eng.htm

Available in CANSIM:
Tables 282-0079 to 282-0084 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=282-0079..282-0084&p2=31

January 30, 2015
General Social Survey: Giving, volunteering and participating, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150130/dq150130b-eng.htm
Selected factoids:
* In 2013, 44% of Canadians volunteered their time and almost twice as many (82%) gave money to a charitable or non-profit organization.
* In 2013, volunteers devoted almost 2 billion hours to their volunteer activities, or the equivalent of about 1 million full-time jobs.
Canadians who volunteered did so for an annual average of 154 hours in 2013.
* The average annual amount per donor in 2013 was $531, up $61 from 2010.
* Overall, Canadians gave $12.8 billion to charitable or non-profit organizations in 2013, 14% higher than 2010.
* A range of charitable and non-profit organizations benefited from these donations. Of the total donated in 2013, 41% or $5.2 billion were donated to religious organizations, 13% or $1.7 billion to organizations in the health sector and 12% or $1.6 billion to social services organizations.
* The rate of volunteerism and donation varies across Canada. In 2013, the volunteer rate was highest in Saskatchewan (56%) and Manitoba (52%). Both were significantly above the national average (44%).

Report :

Volunteering and charitable giving in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-652-x/89-652-x2015001-eng.htm
By Martin Turcotte
Contents:
* Volunteering
* Giving to charitable or non-profit organizations
* Volunteering and giving in the provinces
* Summary
* Data sources and definitions
* References
* Notes

- Go to the Voluntary Sector / Charity Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/voluntary.htm

January 30, 2015
Revisions to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2001 to 2014

HTML version : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150130/dq150130g-eng.htm
PDF version (957KB, 50 pages) : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71f0031x/71f0031x2015001-eng.pdf
This paper introduces and explains modifications made to the Labour Force Survey estimates in January 2015. Some of these modifications include the adjustment of all LFS estimates to reflect population counts based on the 2011 Census and includes updates to 2011 Geography classification system.

Improvements to the LFS (48 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71f0031x/71f0031x2015001-eng.htm
The 2015 Revisions of the Labour Force Survey (LFS)
- incl. Tables - Charts - Appendices - User information - Related products

The following CANSIM tables with revised Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates from 2001 to 2014 are now available:

Tables 279-0029 to 279-0039 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=279-0029..279-0039&p2=31
Table 282-0025 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=282-0025&p2=31
Table 282-0026 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=282-0026&p2=31
Tables 282-0101 to 282-0108 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=282-0101..282-0108&p2=31
Tables 282-0137 to 282-0140 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=282-0137..282-0140&p2=31
Tables 282-0200 to 282-0225 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=282-0200..282-0225&p2=31

January 29, 2015
Revisions to the Labour Force Survey, 2001 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150129/dq150129e-eng.htm
The following CANSIM tables with revised Labour Force Survey estimates from 2001 to 2014 are now available:
Tables 282-0027 to 282-0042 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=282-0027..282-0042&p2=31
Tables 282-0047 to 282-0051 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=282-0047..282-0051&p2=31
Tables 282-0069 to 282-0078 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=282-0069..282-0078&p2=31

January 28, 2015
Labour Force Survey: Year-end review, 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150128/dq150128a-eng.htm
Employment gains in 2014 amounted to 121,000 or 0.7%, with the bulk of the growth in September and October. In the 12 months to December, the unemployment rate declined 0.5 percentage points to 6.7%.

January 28, 2015
Revisions to the Labour Force Survey, 2001 to 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150128/dq150128b-eng.htm
Statistics Canada has an established history of applying a standard revision to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates following the release of postcensal population estimates from each census of population. This revision includes an update of the LFS estimates to reflect the most recent population estimates; an update of geographic boundaries; methodological enhancements to imputation; as well as an update of seasonal adjustment. These revised LFS estimates are now available for 2001 to 2014.

January 28, 2015
Study: Source-country female labour force participation and the wages of immigrant women in Canada, 2006 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150128/dq150128f-eng.htm
A new study finds a positive association between source-country female labour force participation rates and immigrant women's wages in Canada.

Research Paper:

Source-country Female Labour Force Participation and the Wages of Immigrant Women in Canada, 2006 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2015365-eng.htm
Previous studies have found a strong association between source-country female labour force participation rates and immigrant women’s labour market activity in the host country. This association has been interpreted as the lasting influence of source-country gender role attitudes. These studies, however, do not measure gender-role attitudes directly and examine labour market activities only in terms of labour force participation in the host country.

January 28, 2015
Sampling and Weighting Technical Report: National Household Survey, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150128/dq150128g-eng.htm
The Sampling and Weighting Technical Report for the National Household Survey (NHS) is now available. This report describes sampling and weighting procedures used in the 2011 NHS and presents the evaluation results of these procedures.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; infostats@statcan.gc.ca) or Media Relations (613-951-4636; mediahotline@statcan.gc.ca).

The Daily Archives
- select a month and year from the drop-down menus and click on a date for that day's Daily

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More links from StatCan (earlier issues of The Daily, further down on the page you're reading now)

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Gilles' Statistics Canada Link Archive (November 2008 to March 2012)
3,500+ StatCan links on one page!
(This is a separate Canadian Social Research Links page. The original page was so large that it was crashing my HTML editing software, so I'm no longer updating that page.)

...or you can go directly to the source:
- The Daily
- Statistics Canada


StatCan Blog

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.

NEW


Federal Government Main Estimates / Supplementary Estimates (this link takes you further down on this page)

Federal Government Departments and Agencies involved with social programs

This file was getting too large, so I created two smaller files by arbitrarily splitting the original page into two. The complete list of federal departments involved with social programs (a personal selection...) appears below, but you'll have to click over to the other page to see content from departments whose names don't have a blue hyperlink.

All of the links in this box will take you further down this page. You can select a department by clicking on its name below, or you can scroll down the page to see all of them.

Fisheries and Oceans - Foreign Affairs / International Trade - Parliament of Canada (House of Commons, Senate) - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - Indian Affairs / Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - Industry Canada - Justice - Library and Archives Canada - National Crime Prevention Centre - Prime Minister's OfficePrivy Council Office - Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Statistics Canada - Service Canada - Status of Women - Supreme Court - Treasury Board Secretariat -Veterans Affairs Canada

- Go to the first page of federal government department links for these departments:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Auditor-General's Office - Canada Revenue Agency - Canadian Transportation Agency - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - Canadian Heritage - Canadian International Development Agency - Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Finance Canada


Fisheries and Oceans Canada

HOME PAGE
 

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada supports Canadians abroad; helps Canadian companies succeed in global markets; promotes Canada's culture and values; and works to build a more peaceful and secure world.

Mandate:
The formal mandate of the Department is set out in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Act (R.S. 1985, c. E-22). It consists of:
* ensuring that Canada's foreign policy reflects true Canadian values and advances Canada's national interests;
* strengthening rules-based trading arrangements and to expand free and fair market access at bilateral, regional and global levels; and
* working with a range of partners inside and outside government to achieve increased economic opportunity and enhanced security for Canada and for Canadians at home and abroad.
Source:
About the Department

Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, International Women's Equality Division
- incl. Five Year Review of International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD+5) - Human Rights & Canadian Foreign Policy - Migration & Refugee Issues - Social Issues - Children's Rights - Disability Issues - Population Issues - Statements & Speeches on Human Rights Issues - Related Press Releases from the Department - Human Rights Instruments & Documents - United Nations (UN) - Other Related Internet Sites - Other Government Departments - International Criminal Tribunals - International Organizations and Conferences - Non-governmental Organization (NGOs) - Women's Human Rights Resources - and much more...

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Canada Ratifies UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
March 11, 2010
The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today announced that, with the support of all provinces and territories, the Government of Canada has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at United Nations headquarters in New York City.
(...)
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities, and to ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law.There are approximately 4.4 million persons with disabilities in Canada—about 14.3 percent of the population.
Source:
Canada News Centre

Departments responsible:
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
------- [ * Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations ]
------- [ * Canada's International Human Rights Policy ]
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
------- [ HRSDC Disability Issues ]

Related link:

Canada Ratifies Historic U.N. Treaty on Disability Rights
New York and Toronto
March 11, 2010
Today, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Canada ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This is a historic and profound moment in our country’s history. It is Canada’s declaration to Canadians and the international community that disability is at last to be recognized as a matter of fundamental human rights – at home in Canada and internationally. By ratifying this first international treaty that comprehensively recognizes the rights of persons with disabilities, Canada binds our governments to its implementation. The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) applauds the Government of Canada for this landmark decision, and indeed all Provincial/Territorial Governments for their support in taking this step. The Convention creates a new and lasting foundation on which to build an inclusive and accessible Canada where rights can no longer be diminished on the basis of disability. (...)
Source:
Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL)
CACL is a Canada-wide association of family members and others working to advance the human rights and inclusion of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability.
Founded in 1958 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities who wanted supports and services within the community instead of in institutions, CACL has become one of Canada's ten largest charitable organizations, and has grown into a federation of 10 provincial and three territorial associations comprising of 420 local associations and over 40,000 members.

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Cyber Hemisphere-- "an exciting place at the dawn of a new millennium!
NOTE: this site has been shut down.
See the February 2007 version of this website - from archive.org
From the home page:
THE HEMISPHERE SUMMIT OFFICE of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is your link to the activities leading up to Canada's hosting the 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City."

Behind a deceptively simple user interface lies a wealth of information(i.e., make sure you click all the buttons!) on a variety of issues and events affecting the Western Hemisphere . Here, you'll find information about the XIIIth Pan American Games (July 23 - August 8, 1999) - Ninth Conference of Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas (September 29 - October 1, 1999) - Fifth Americas Business Forum (November 1-3, 1999) - FTAA Trade Ministers Meeting (November 3-4, 1999) - Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly (June 4-6, 2000) - NEW  2001 Summit of the Americas (Spring 2001).

NAFTA partner sites :

Secretary of the Economy-Mexico
Office of the United States Trade Representative
United States International Trade Commission
 

Canada and the North American Free Trade Agreement (A DFAIT website including the text of the NAFTA agreement and related resources)

Parliament of Canada (House of Commons, Senate)

HOME PAGE

Chamber Business
- links to the latest debates and the latest journals in both the Senate and the House of Commons

Committee Business
- links to committee Mandates, Membership, Lists of Studies and Committee Meetings as well as Schedules of Meetings, Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence and Press Releases are available for both the Senate and the House of Commons.

Bills
- links to bills on today's agenda in both the Senate and the House of Commons; also includes progress of legislation and status of House business.

About Parliament
- incl. People - The Parliamentary Process - The Parliament Buildings - Education - Youth Programs - Photos - Related Information (government departments, the courts, political parties, etc) - A to Z Index - Partners for a Green Hill

Senators and Members
- 105 Senators, 308 Members (April 2013)

Webcast
- Parliamentary Proceedings for both the Senate and the House of Commons --- click on either the Senate or the House of Commons to view the web broadcast schedule of events as well as to access the live stream of the events.

Visitor Information
- helpful information for tourists and visitors as well as for individuals doing business with Parliament --- maps, special events, guided tours, tourism/transit links, etc.

International and Interparliamentary Affairs
- calendar of events and information detailing the international activities of parliamentarians, (including their work with Parliamentary Associations and Interparliamentary groups, Parliamentary Exchanges, Protocol events or Parliamentary Conferences).

Virtual Library
- links to the reports of the Information and Documentation Branch (7 reports) and the Parliamentary Information and Research Service (250+ reports)

Parliamentary Information and Research Service
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/ResearchPublications-E.asp
The Library of Parliament offers a wide range of research publications that provide analysis to parliamentarians, parliamentary committees and parliamentary associations on current and emerging key issues, legislation and major public policy topics. The publications provide non-partisan, reliable and timely information on subjects that are relevant to parliamentary and constituency work.

Search or browse the research publications
by type of document and by category:

Publications by type:
* Current Publications :
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/ResearchPublicationsCurrent-e.asp
* Legislative Summaries : http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/ResearchPublicationsLS-e.asp
* HillNotes : http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/HillNotes-e.asp
* Trade and Investment Series : http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/ResearchPublicationsTrade-e.asp
* Occasional and Commissioned Papers : http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/researchpublicationsoccasional-e.asp

Publications by Category:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/ResearchPublicationsCurrent-e.asp
The Parliamentary Information and Research Service (PIRS) provides a consulting service for individual parliamentarians, responding to questions that require research and analysis on legal, economic, scientific, or social science matters. Researchers obtain and analyze material, and write letters, short notes and longer research papers at the request of Senators and Members of the House of Commons. In some cases, responses are provided to clients by telephone briefings or by meetings with individual parliamentarians and/or their staff.
Publication Categories:
* Aboriginal affairs
* Agriculture, environment and natural resources
* Arts, culture and entertainment
* Business, industry and trade
* Economics and finance
* Education and training
* Employment and labour
* Government, Parliament and politics
* Health
* Information and communications
* International affairs and defence
* Law, justice and rights
* Science and technology
* Social affairs and population

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Selected reports:

From the
Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO):

March 31, 2015
How Much Does the Federal Government Spend on Child Care and Who Benefits? (PDF - 717KB, 31 pages)
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/files/files/Child_Care_EN.pdf
This report examines federal spending on child care, and estimates the fiscal impact of recent announcements to enhance the Universal Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Expense Deduction. This report also provides a distributional analysis and includes the impact the proposed repeal of the Child Tax Credit will have on the value of families’ federal child care benefits.

Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
Introduction
Context
--- Two Major Federal Child Care Benefits
--- Overall Federal Government Child Care Spending
--- Distribution to Families
Child Care Enhancements
--- Increase in Federal Spending
--- Household Child Care Expenses
--- Future Distribution to Families
--- Conclusion
Appendix A : Methodology
Appendix B : Federal Child Care Policies
Appendix C : Sensitivity Analysis

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March 31, 2015
How Much Does the Federal Government Spend on Child Care and Who Benefits? (PDF - 732KB, 10 slides)
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/files/files/ChildCare_Report_Slides_EN.pdf
PowerPoint Presentation

Source:
Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO)

http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/
The mandate of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) is to provide independent analysis to Parliament on the state of the nation’s finances, the government’s estimates and trends in the Canadian economy; and upon request from a committee or parliamentarian, to estimate the financial cost of any proposal for matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction.

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Related links:

From the
Globe and Mail:

[ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ ]

Family tax breaks to benefit parents with no childcare expenses: PBO
By Bill Curry
March 31 2015
This year’s expansion of the Universal Child Care Benefit will deliver billions of dollars to parents with no child-care expenses at all, according to an analysis from the Parliamentary Budget Officer that has reignited debate over Ottawa’s approach to child care.

Jean-Denis Fréchette, the PBO, released a report Tuesday that found the Conservative government’s latest child-care measures will bring total federal spending on child care to nearly $8-billion a year. The report notes this is a major increase over the $600-million spent by Ottawa prior to 2006, when the Conservatives came to power promising the Universal Child Care Benefit. The nearly $8-billion in credits and tax breaks will outpace the $5.7-billion in total household spending claimed for child care.

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From the
Ottawa Citizen:
[ http://ottawacitizen.com/ ]

Federal spending on child care to almost double: budget watchdog
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/federal-spending-on-child-care-to-almost-double-budget-watchdog
By Jordan Press
March 31, 2015
Federal spending on child care will almost double, to approximately $8 billion by the 2017-18 fiscal year from more than $4 billion this fiscal year, according to the parliamentary budget watchdog. In a report released Tuesday, the PBO estimated that even with an increase in the monthly universal child care benefit to $160 a month from $100, families with children under age 13 will receive proportionally less in federal funds to cover child care costs than other families, some of whom have no child care costs whatsoever.

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From the
Toronto Star:
[ http://www.thestar.com/ ]

Families without child care costs get most of Tories’ enhanced child care spending, budget officer says
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/03/31/families-without-child-care-costs-get-most-of-tories-child-care-spending-budget-officer-says.html
PBO says families with no child care expenses to get bulk of benefits from Ottawa’s enhanced child care support.

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From
CBC News:

Conservatives defend child-care benefits in wake of PBO report:
New parliamentary budget office report crunches numbers on $7.7B in federal child-care spending
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservatives-defend-child-care-benefits-in-wake-of-pbo-report-1.3016355
By Tom Parry
March 31, 2015

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From
CTV News:

[ http://www.ctvnews.ca/ ]

Family Tax Cut to cost $2.2B in 2015: Parliamentary Budget Officer
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/family-tax-cut-to-cost-2-2b-in-2015-parliamentary-budget-officer-1.2283363
The measure will benefit about two million, or 15 per cent, of Canadian households, the report says.

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March 27, 2015
House of Commons Committee items
posted recently on the parliamentary website:

Finance (FINA) Committee

* Study: Terrorist Financing in Canada and Abroad
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/StudyActivityHome.aspx?Cmte=FINA&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&Stac=8601732
"Currently there are no available publications for this Study/Activity. The publications for this Study/Activity will appear in this section as they become available."

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Justice and Human Rights (JUST) Committee

* Report: Subject Matter of Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=7884816&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2
Seeking authorization to continue its deliberations beyond Thursday, March 26, 2015 and to be granted an extension of 45 days to present its final report.

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Public Accounts (PACP) Committee
* Study: Chapter 6, Nutrition North Canada — Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, of the Fall 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/StudyActivityHome.aspx?Cmte=PACP&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&Stac=8538246
"Currently there are no available publications for this Study/Activity. The publications for this Study/Activity will appear in this section as they become available."

* Document: Departmental Action Plans and Progress Reports
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6272639&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

* Government Response: Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, "Chapter 1, Public Sector Pension Plans, of the Spring 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada"
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=7884771&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2
Committee report:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&DocId=6695227&File=0

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Status of Women (FEWO) Committee
* Study: Women in Skilled Trades and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Occupations

http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/StudyActivityHome.aspx?Cmte=FEWO&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&Stac=8602870
"Currently there are no available publications for this Study/Activity."

* Government Response: Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, "Eating Disorders Among Girls and Women in Canada"
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=7879094&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2
Text of a letter signed by The Hon. Rona Ambrose, P.C., M.P (Minister for the

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See also:

House of Commons Committees
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By Gilles:

WHOA - did you just skip past the above House of Commons Committee links because the whole parliamentary process feels like Greek to you?
I can't say that I blame you --- sometimes I wonder why I even TRY to offer context for some of the links that I share with visitors to my site and subscribers to my newsletter --- ESPECIALLY like the above confusing links from the Parliamentary website. If you've clicked any of the links in the collection above, you will no doubt have deduced that the email alert service is a mish-mash of content from various committees, most of which is plopped unceremoniously and out of context into an email message that won't make too much sense for us mere mortals...

Gilles' Gripes du Jour:

1. As per content in the above links: "Currently there are no available publications for this Study/Activity"
[ Snarky reply : If there are currently no available publications, why is this reference to a study even included in this email alert??!!?? ]

2. As per the House of Commons Committees page [ http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/Default.aspx ]:
"Please note that these URLs will function for the current session only.."
Special Message to whoever is responsible for the Parliamentary website, on behalf of anyone who has ever cited a URL in his/her research, or maintained a web directory (like Canadian Social Research Links):
Please offer permanent URLs for your site content...
The Committees section of the Parliamentary website is already a nightmare to navigate without having the URLs to all site content changing after the beginning of the next session. Changing URLs to site content after each session of Parliament means that the original link is dead for any student or researcher and for anyone who updates link directories.

....and that makes us do one of these ===> [ *&@%)$?* ]

A large number of universities and other organizations use database engines in their web presentation, and many of those offer stable (permanent) URLs specifically so their visitors can bookmark a particular report or other item. Surely, the federal government could explore the possibility of including stable URLs for researchers who wish to link to a particular file without having to worry that the URL will have changed by the next time they try to access the same item...

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February 6, 2015

Recently posted
on the Parliamentary Website:
[ http://www.parl.gc.ca/ ]

From the House of Commons Committee on Human Resources,
Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA):

* Report: Renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6839662&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

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From the House of Commons Committee on Justice and Human Rights (JUST)

* Study: Bill C-587, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/StudyActivityHome.aspx?Cmte=JUST&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&Stac=8445849

* Study: Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, to enact the High Risk Child Sex Offender Database Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/StudyActivityHome.aspx?Cmte=JUST&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&Stac=8518426

* Report: Bill C-587, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6844844&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

* Report: Bill C-590, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (blood alcohol content)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6844879&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

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From the House of Commons Committee on Public Accounts (PACP):

* Study: Chapter 2, Support for Combatting Transnational Crime, of the Fall 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/StudyActivityHome.aspx?Cmte=PACP&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&Stac=8538236

* Document: Departmental Action Plans and Progress Reports
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6272639&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

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List of House of Commons Committees:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/CommitteeList.aspx

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The Future We Want:
Recommendations for the 2014 Federal Budget

http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6382466&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2
News Release
December 10, 2013
Today, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance tabled its report on pre-budget consultations for 2013.
The report, entitled The Future We Want: Recommendations for the 2014 Budget, contains 48 recommendations related to 6 topics:
* fiscal sustainability and economic growth
* vulnerable Canadians
* research and innovation
* rural and urban communities
* government efficiency
* employment opportunities

Complete report:

The Future We Want: Recommendations for the 2014 Budget (PDF - 1.5MB, 132 pages)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/412/FINA/Reports/RP6380037/412_FINA_Rpt02_PDF/412_FINA_Rpt02-e.pdf
Report of the Standing Committee on Finance
James Rajotte, Chair
December 2013
NOTE : This report contains hundreds of links to briefs and submissions by groups and individuals (in the fall of 2013) to the 2014 federal budget consultation, along with some links to information about federal programs mentioned in those briefs.

Pre-Budget Consultations
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6264805&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

Source:
House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/CommitteeHome.aspx?Cmte=FINA&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

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Finance Committee (FINA):
* Document: Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6320541&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2
D
ecember 6, 2013
NOTE : Click the link to access 13 submissions to FINA regarding Bill C-4, the Harper Government's odious omnibus bill.
There are only 13 submissions because the Harper Government™ limited the amount of time for feedback, but I recommend these contributions from a variety of groups --- the C.D. Howe Institute, the Canadian Bar Association, Fair Pensions for All, the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, two federal government unions and more...

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Human Resources, Skills and Social Development
and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee (HUMA)
:
* Report: Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-2014: Votes 1b and 5b under Human Resources and Skills Development
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6353022&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

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Justice and Human Rights Committee (JUST):
* Study: Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/StudyActivityHome.aspx?Cmte=JUST&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&Stac=8124053
* Report: Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 1b, 5b, 35b and 50b under Justice
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6358002&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

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Status of Women Committee (FEWO):
* Study: Eating Disorders Amongst Girls and Women
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/StudyActivityHome.aspx?Cmte=FEWO&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&Stac=8141841
* Study: Sexual Harassment in the Federal Workplace
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/StudyActivityHome.aspx?Cmte=FEWO&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&Stac=8141750
* Report: Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Vote 25b under Human Resources and Skills Development
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6335207&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

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Related link:

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Summary of the Omnibus Crime Bill
Revised February 17, 2012

http://goo.gl/qvAe8

Legislative Summary of Bill C-10: An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts.

Source:
Parliamentary Information and Research Service of the Library of Parliament:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/ResearchPublications-e.asp

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Public Service Reductions in the 1990s: Background and Lessons Learned
HTML version:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/2010-20-e.htm
PDF version (32K, 12 pages):

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/2010-20-e.pdf
By
Lydia Scratch
12 April 2010

Contents:

1 Introduction
2 Program Review – 1994–1999
3 Hiring Freeze – 2003
4 Effects of Reductions on the Public Service
4.1 Size of the Public Service and Actual Expenditures on Personnel
4.2 Type of Public Service Employment
4.3 Demographic Changes
4.4 Morale in the Public Service
5 Lessons Learned from the Program Review
6 Conclusion
Source:
International Affairs, Trade and Finance Division
Parliamentary Information and Research Service
Library of Parliament
[ Parliament of Canada:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Default.aspx?Language=E ]

Source:
Parliamentary Information and Research Service
:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/ResearchPublications-E.asp

Library of Parliament Research Publications:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Library/VirtualLibrary/ResearchPublicationsCurrent-e.asp

Related links :
Go to the Canada Assistance Plan / Canada Health and Social Transfer / Canada Social Transfer Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/cap.htm

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Also from the Library of Parliament:

The Canada Health Transfer:
Changes to Provincial Allocations

HTML version
http://parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/2011-02-e.htm
PDF version (PDF - 170K, 12 pages)
http://parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/2011-02-e.pdf
25 February 2011
By James Gauthier
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of recent and expected changes to the Canada Health Transfer (CHT), and to determine the impacts of these changes on by-province allocations over time. The paper begins by providing background information on the composition and calculation of the CHT, follows with an explanation of changes to the CHT introduced since Budget 2007 and Budget 2009, and ends with an analysis of the impacts of expected changes to the CHT in 2014–2015.

From the
Subcommittee on Cities:
[ Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology ]

In From the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness
News Release
Ottawa (December 8, 2009) – A major Senate report tabled today is declaring that Canada’s system for lifting people out of poverty is substantially broken and must be overhauled. “We began this study by focusing on the most vulnerable city-dwellers in the country, those whose lives are marginalized by poverty, housing challenges and homelessness.” stated Senator Art Eggleton, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Cities. “As our research evolved, so too did our frustration and concern as we repeatedly heard accounts of policies and programs only making living in poverty more manageable – which essentially entraps people." The recommendations in the report, In From the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness, are the summation of a two-year cross-country study. Committee members heard testimony from more than 170 witnesses, including people living in poverty, several of them homeless, as well as universities, think tanks, provincial and local governments and community organizations.

Complete report:

In From the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness (PDF - 3.8MB, 290 pages)
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Report of the Subcommittee on Cities
The Honourable Art Eggleton P.C., Chair
The Honourable Hugh Segal, Deputy Chair
December 2009
[ version française (PDF - 4,5Mo., 331 pages) ]

Executive Summary
* Evidence * Poverty * Poverty reduction strategies * Employment Insurance * Training and education * Health * Income transfers through the tax system * Housing and homelessness * Programs targeted to over-represented groups * Rights-based approaches * Common cause * Knowledge exchange

Related link:

Canadian Mental Health Association Supports
Senate Report on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness: Report Addresses Mental Health Issues

News Release
(Ottawa) December 9, 2009 - Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), National supports several of the recommendations of “In From The Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness”, Report of the Subcommittee on Cities of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology tabled yesterday in Ottawa. (...) CMHA, National believes that many of the report’s options apply to persons struggling with mental health issues, and recommended several that would benefit persons living with a mental illness. These include recommendations to extend Employment Insurance benefits to 50 weeks, as well as the institution of a national Pharmacare program which would ease the burden of cost for and access to psychoactive medication. Especially pertinent to persons with lived experience of mental illness who are not attached to the labour market are recommendations for the Federal Government to work with provinces to increase provincial assistance rates to after-tax LICO (low income cut-off) levels, as well as investigating opportunities for a basic annual income for Canadians with disabilities.
Source:
Canadian Mental Health Association

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Poverty, Housing and Homelessness: Issues and Options (PDF - 696K, 96 pages)
First Report of the Subcommittee on Cities of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology
[ Chair : The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C. ]
June 2008

Related Media Advisory:

Poverty in Canada: 38 Years On
June 26, 2008
Since the landmark 1970 Croll Report brought the issue of poverty out of the shadows, the Senate has frequently revisited the crushing effects of poverty on Canadians. Today the Senate Subcommittee on Cities has tabled its report Poverty, Housing, and Homelessness: Issues and Options touching on Canada's largest metropolitan areas, complementing the work done this Parliamentary session by the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry on rural poverty.

Source:
Subcommittee on  Cities
[ Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology
]

The federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada:
EVIDENCE - Meeting No. 23 of the
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
(39th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION)
April 10, 2008

Recommended reading --- this transcript is over 40 printed pages of valuable information concerning the federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada, including an extended discussion of the relative merits of the low-income measures in use in Canada (LICOs, LIMs and MBMs ) and elsewhere in the world.

Witnesses:

Frank Fedyk (Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Research, Department of Human Resources and Social Development)
Sylvie Michaud (Director, Income Statistics Division, Statistics Canada)
Garnett Picot (Director General, Socio-Economic and Business Analysis Branch, Statistics Canada)
Sheila Regehr (Director, National Council of Welfare)
Doug Murphy (Assistant Director, Economic Security Policy, Department of Human Resources and Social Development)
Shawn Tupper (Director General, Social Policy Development, Department of Human Resources and Social Development)

Source:
House of Commons Standing Committee on
Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)

[ Parliament of Canada website ]

< Begin researcher rant #1 of 2011. >

Special Message to whoever is responsible for the Parliamentary website, on behalf of anyone who has ever cited a URL in his/her research, or maintained a web directory (like Canadian Social Research Links):

Please offer permanent URLs for your site content.

The Committees section of the Parliamentary website is already a nightmare to navigate without having the URLs to all site content changing after the beginning of the next session. Changing URLs to site content after each session of Parliament means that the original link is dead for any student or researcher and for anyone who updates link directories.

....and that makes us do one of these ===> [ *&@%)$?* ]

A large number of universities and other organizations use database engines in their web presentation, and many of those offer stable (permanent) URLs specifically so their visitors can bookmark a particular report or other item. Surely, the federal government could explore the possibility of including stable URLs for researchers who wish to link to a particular file without having to worry that the URL will have changed by the next time they try to access the item...

< /End researcher rant #1 of 2011. >

BTW...
If you're a researcher who is frustrated with reports that vanish from government websites when they roll out their latest common look and feel standards and change all their URLs, you may find the Government of Canada Web Archive a useful resource. This archive allows you to dig for content from old versions of federal govt. websites --- but only back to December 2005 when the service started. It's a Canadian government version of The Wayback Machine (Internet Archive).
[ Read a review that I did about both of the
archiving services mentioned in the previous paragraph.
]

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The Canada Social Transfer
By James Gauthier and Shahrzad Mobasher Fard
Social Affairs Division
Revised 23 July 2009
[ PDF version - 56K, 3 pages ]
The Canada Social Transfer (CST) is the primary federal contribution in support of provincial programs related to post-secondary education, social assistance and social services, and programs for children in Canada. This short paper offers an overview of the Canada Social Transfer (CST) that includes the amounts payable to provinces and territories in cash transfers from 2004–2005 to 2013–2014, along with information on related tax point transfers and associated equalization. It also includes information on the change in the CST Formula since 2007-2008 and the impact of that change.
Source:
of Parliament Research Publications
HINT: Click the link above to access several hundred reports by this research group, all organized by category.

Related link:

Canada Social Transfer
Updated to October 2009
(...) The CST is calculated on an equal per capita cash basis to reflect the Government’s commitment to ensure that general-purpose transfers provide equal support for all Canadians. Prior to that, the CST was calculated on an equal per capita basis combining the value of both tax and cash transfers.
Source:
Federal Transfers to Provinces and Territories
[ Department of Finance Canada ]

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Eliminating Poverty Among Working Families: Funding Scenarios
By Emmanuel Preville
Economics Division
15 October 2008
[ PDF version - 110K, 10 pages ]
* Introduction * Increase to Meet the Low Income Cut-off (A. The Principle / B. The Numbers)
* Funding the Initiative * Conclusion
A study shows that once families break free of poverty, they are less likely to return. Therefore, a possible strategy in the fight against poverty in Canada would be to offer temporary support to families that have an employment income but remain below the low income cut-off – a measurement used to define poverty. The federal government would need to bridge the gap between the disposable income of these families and the LICO, which would involve a one-time cost of up to $23.7 billion over three years. Various tax adjustments could absorb the cost, by increasing either personal income tax or the GST. By helping these families emerge from poverty, and with all other things being equal, Canada could significantly reduce its poverty rate. The rate would fall from an estimated 17.6% in 2008 to 10.5% over three years, and Canada would lead the 19 richest countries listed in the UN Human Poverty Index.

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Canada’s Aging Population:
Seizing the Opportunity
(PDF - 1.4MB, 237 pages)
April 2009
In November 2006, the Special Senate Committee on Aging was created with a broad mandate to review a wide range of complex issues to determine if Canada is providing the right programs and services at the right time to the individuals who need them. The Committee has reviewed public programs and services for seniors, identified the gaps that exist in meeting their needs, and examined the implications for service delivery in the future as the population ages. [Excerpt from the Foreword]

* Recommendations
* Setting the Vision
* Background

Source:
Reports
(40th Parliament, 2nd Session: January 26, 2009 - )
of the
Special Senate Committee on Aging
[ Parliament of Canada website ]



Subcommittee on the Employment Insurance Funds

[ House of Commons Standing Committee on
Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
]

Restoring Financial Governance and Accessibility in the Employment Insurance Program
News Release
February 15, 2005
"Today, Mrs. Raymonde Folco, MP for Laval-Les Îles and Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, tabled in the House of Commons, a report entitled Restoring Financial Governance and Accessibility in the Employment Insurance Program. The report includes a dissident opinion. This report was prepared by the Subcommittee on Employment Insurance Funds, chaired by Mr. Rodger Cuzner, MP for Cape Breton-Canso. It contains 28 recommendations designed to restore integrity to the Employment Insurance (EI) Program. For several years now, the Federal government has collected far more EI revenues than it has spent on this program. The Committee has called on the government to halt this practice and establish a new approach for governing EI finances."

Complete report:

Cover page - start here if you wish to read the Committee information pages
(NOTE: click on the word "Next" either in the top right or bottom left corner of each page to read one page at a time, or use the table of contents to jump to specific content)

"Committee members are unanimous in their belief that the government’s management of employment insurance funds since the latter part of the 1990s has been seriously wanting. Program contributors — both employees and employers — have been forced to endure excessive costs compared to the benefits that this program is designed to deliver. This must stop and it must stop now.."
(Excerpt from the Conclusion of the report)

News Release: Public Accounts of Canada 2004
News Release
February 08, 2005
"In response to the Auditor General’s concern about large and growing surpluses in the notional employment insurance account, the Committee recommended that the employment insurance account be used only for its intended purposes. In response to the Auditor General’s concerns about accountability and foundations, the Committee recommended that the government amend all relevant legislation in order for the Auditor General to conduct value-for-money audits at foundations with assets in excess of $100 million. The Committee’s eight other recommendations address these and other issues – all arising from the Auditor General’s commentary on the Public Accounts 2003-04 – in greater detail. They include, notably, recommendations on the ongoing transition to full-accrual accounting as well as the government’s accounting practices with respect to the federal debt."

Committee Report: Public Accounts of Canada 2004
Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts
February 2005
"The Committee, after considering the Public Accounts of Canada 2003-2004, has agreed to table the following report:
Introduction - Observations and Recommendations (1. Compliance with the Employment Insurance Act 2. Transfers to Foundations 3. Full Accrual Accounting Challenges) Government Budget Balance - Conclusion"

Source:
House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Restoring Financial Governance and Accessibility
in the Employment Insurance Program: Part One
Report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on
Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
December 16, 2004
[NOTE: you have to click "Next"in the top right corner of each page to go to the next page (argh.) - but six pages later, you do reach the table of contents where you can click on links in the page to jump to specific sections of the report.]


House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

EVIDENCE - Meeting No. 23 of the
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
(39th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION)
April 10, 2008

Source:
House of Commons Standing Committee on
Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)

[ Parliament of Canada website ]

Also from HUMA:

Employability in Canada : Preparing for the Future
Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources,
Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Dean Allison, MP (Chair)
April 2008
39th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION
...study covering a wide range of employability issues including, for example, investments in human capital, increased labour force participation, worker mobility, the recognition of foreign workers’ credentials, immigration and the use of temporary foreign workers.

Employability in Canada: Preparing for the Future
News Release
Ottawa, April 01, 2008
Today, Dean Allison, MP for Niagara West - Glanbrook and Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, tabled a report in the House of Commons entitled Employability in Canada: Preparing for the Future. Framed in the context of skills shortages that are expected to emerge as Canada’s labour force ages, the Committee embarked on a study covering a wide range of employability issues including, for example, investments in human capital, increased labour force participation, worker mobility, the recognition of foreign workers’ credentials, immigration and the use of temporary foreign workers.

Tax Fairness for Persons with Disabilities - review of the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
- Tabled in the House December 11, 2002
NOTE: you have to click "Next" in the top-right or bottom-left corner of each page to read this report

Related Links:

The Government of Canada's Response to the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons With Disabilities - Getting it Right for Canadians: The Disability Tax Credit
Posted September 19, 2002
PDF version (146K, 23 pages)

Related Links:

Getting it Right for Canadians: The Disability Tax Credit
Report of the Sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities
(Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

March 2002

A Common Vision: Interim Report
Tabled in the House June 12, 2001

Government Response to A Common Vision (PDF file - 133K, 43 pages)
November 2001 (PDF file date)


Subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Website of the Sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities
June 12, 2002
"The Sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, as part of its study of the CPP Disability program, has launched a new web site. The site includes a broad range of information on the issue the Sub-Committee is studying, the members and role of the Sub-Committee, and the testimony and briefs presented to the Sub-Committee. You can check out previous reports prepared by the Sub-Committee, and how the Government responded to them. There is also a mechanism to allow you to contact the Sub-Committee, subscribe to Our News List and e-mail your friends to tell them about the site."
Source : Parliamentary Internet

General Information
- incl. 60+ links to studies on CPP and related income security programs by research institutes, government studies on CPP and related income security programs, information about the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), and facts and figures.

The Sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Begins Its Consultation
with Canadians Today on the Canada Pension Plan Disability Program
January 3, 2003
"The Sub-Committee will be consulting with Canadians from December 3, 2002 to February 3, 2003. There are three ways that you can get involved: by taking our issue poll, through sharing your story, and by presenting your solutions. Please take the time to carefully review the instructions for each of the consultations tools before you begin. This will ensure that your contribution is maximized.
- Our Issue Poll : Work through and answer questions on some of the major issues facing the CPP Disability program.
- Share Your Story : Share your experiences with the CPP Disability program.
- Present Your Solution : There are many challenges facing the CPP Disability program. We are looking for your solutions to those challenges."

Current Disability Issues in Canada: a Background Paper
"This background paper provides an overview of how disability issues fit into the Canadian system of government. In addition it provides a brief overview of the demographic and social characteristics of Canadians with disabilities, disability programs and the overall policy framework for governments. This analysis was prepared by the Parliamentary Research Branch as background material for use by Members of the Sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities."


Beyond Freefall: Halting Rural Poverty
Final Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
(PDF - 2.3MB, 408 pages)
June 2008 (report tabled June 16/08)
Contents:
Section I: Putting rural Canada back on the policy agenda
Section II: Re-invigorating rural economies to reduce poverty
Section III : Rethinking social policy
Section IV: The healthy community approach

Source:
Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
39th Parliament, 2nd Session (October 16, 2007 to date)
NOTE : includes links to all nine reports of this Standing Committee tabled during this Parliamentary session
[ Parliament of Canada website ]

- Go to the Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

Here are just a few other examples of the excellent reports
from the
Virtual Library [ Parliament of Canada ]:

A Primer on Federal Social Security Contributions (Canada)
By Philippe Bergevin, Economics Division
14 June 2011
HTML version
PDF version (187K, 10 pages)
"Social security contributions are increasingly recognized by governments as an important source of revenues with which to finance expenditures on social security programs, such as government-sponsored pension plans and employment insurance programs. In Canada, social security contributions at the federal level – contributions to the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans and employment insurance premiums – totalled $39 billion in 2005-2006..."
Table of Contents:
* Overview (Employment Insurance - Canada/Quebec Pension Plan) * Pros and Cons (Equity - Efficiency - Administration and Compliance) * International Context

Source:
[ Parliament of Canada ]

Tax Freedom Day: A Cause for Celebration or Consternation?
By Sheena Starky, Economics Division
September 18, 2006
HTML version
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(108K, 13 pages)
"Each year, typically in June, Canadian media recognize the arrival of Tax Freedom Day, the day on which Canadian families with two or more individuals are purported to have earned sufficient income to pay their total tax bill to all levels of government for the entire year, and , therefore, to be able to "start working for themselves." Critics claim that the notion of Tax Freedom Day is misleading and is calculated using a flawed methodology.
(...) While the idea of Tax Freedom Day is intuitively appealing and media-friendly, the concept does not enjoy unanimous support in Canada or in other countries where similar reports on Tax Freedom Day exist. (...) More fundamentally, critics question the usefulness of the Tax Freedom Day indicator since it considers only the tax burden without regard to the benefits received in exchange."
- includes links to nine related resources
Source:
Virtual Library
[ Parliament of Canada ]

Related links:

Neil Brooks on Tax Freedom Day - from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Child Care in Canada: The Federal Role
By Julie Cool, Political and Social Affairs Division
Revised 16 April 2007
HTML version
PDF version
(97K, 12 pages)
Table of Contents:
* A New Approach to Child Care
* The Federal Role in Child Care
* The National Child Benefit
* The Early Childhood Development Initiative
* The Multilateral Framework on Early Learning and Child Care
* Bilateral Agreements with the Provinces on Early Learning and Child Care – 2005
* Moving Toward Direct Payments to Families for Child Care
* Other Federal Supports to Early Learning and Child Care in Canada
Highly recommended! this is a good primer on the federal role in child care in Canada as well as a timeline of federal involvement in this field.
- includes over 30 links to related resources!

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat: Government Response to the
Tenth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts
August 18, 2005
Source:
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Related Links:

Governance in the Public service of Canada : Ministerial and Deputy Ministerial Accountability
(Tenth) Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts

John Williams, M.P. (Chairman)
May 2005
HTML Version
- Cover page + Committee members (3 pages)
- Table of Contents - incl. links to all individual sections
PDF version (256K, 47 pages)

Source:
House of Commons Committees Reports and Responses
[HINT: Click the link above to see a list of, and links to, 200+ reports by House of Commons Committees]
[ House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts ]
[ Parliament of Canada Website ]

Senate Committee Reports
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About Parliament
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Related Information - Parliament's relationship to government departments, the courts, political parties, etc...
A to Z Index - The index arranges information provided on this site by subject for easy searching.

Cabinet and Ministry
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Parliamentary Research Branch Publications - links to over 200 reports and studies by the Parliamentary Library staff over the years on a variety of topics

How Canadians Govern Themselves - 6th Edition
September 23, 2005
Library of Parliament
A good primer on Canadian Government; highly recommended!
- info is organized under the following headings: Introduction - Parliamentary Government - A Federal State - Powers of the National and Provincial Governments - Canadian and
American Government - The Rule of Law and the Courts - The Institutions of Our Federal Government - What Goes On in Parliament - Provinces and Municipalities - Living Government- Governors General of Canada since Confederation - C
anadian Prime Ministers since 1867.

Inside Canada's Parliament (PDF file - 1.14MB, 41 pages)
June 17, 2002
"Inside Canada's Parliament is a publication that provides an introduction to how the Canadian Parliament works; it was commissioned by the Senate, the House of Commons and the Library of Parliament to provide those interested in Parliament - including members of the public, teachers, business people and parliamentarians from both here and abroad - with an understanding of the Canadian system. The information in this guide is intended to provide key facts about Parliament and, at the same time, capture its spirit and give readers some insight into how the work of Parliament actually gets done, and by whom."
Online version (HTML)
Source : Library of Parliament

The Effectiveness of and Possible Improvements to the Present Equalization Policy
The HTML file (above) is 317K, 27 pages if printed
PDF version
(235K, 45 pages)
Fourteenth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

March 2002
- incl. an overview of federal transfers to the provinces and territories, historical information on the equalization program since 1947, current hot issues between the two levels of governments, and recommendations. Required reading for students of equalization and federal-provincial relations, or if you have insomnia.
Source : Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

Promises to Keep : Implementing Canada's Human Rights Obligations
Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights
December 2001
This 37-page report explores various aspects of the field of human rights in Canada, with a special focus on the acceptance and implementation by Canadian governments of international human rights obligations.
Issues for Further Study include : Canada and the Human Rights Treaty Bodies - Parliament and the Treaty-Making Process - Legislative Implementation of International Human Rights Instruments - Reviewing Proposed Legislation for Consistency with Human Rights - International Human Rights and Canadian Federalism - Human Rights Treaties Not Yet Signed or Ratified by Canada - Canadian Accession to the American Convention on Human Rights - The Right of Privacy
Immediate Recommendations include : Canada’s Representation at the United Nations Human Rights Commission - Canada’s Outstanding International Human Rights Reports - Balancing Human Rights and Security - Discrimination on the Basis of Social Condition - Canada’s Human Rights Commissions - International Human Rights Web-Site - Supporting the Work of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies - Conference of Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Human Rights
Press Release - December 13, 2001
Related Committee Proceedings : "...issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations"
Senate Committee on Human Rights Website

Related Link:

Enhancing Canada's Role in the Organization of American States : Canadian Adherence to the American Convention on Human Rights
May 2003
Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights
"In November 2002, the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights received a second mandate to study and report on Canada's possible adherence to the American Convention on Human Rights. The role of the Committee was to review Canadian participation in the Inter-American system for the protection of human rights and make recommendations on whether or not Canada should ratify the American Convention on Human Rights."
Source : Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights

Settlement and Immigration: A Sense of Belonging
"Feeling at Home"

Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
June 2003
Source : Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Parliamentary Research Branch Publications - The Parliamentary Research Branch (PRB) provides a consulting service for individual parliamentarians, responding to questions that require research and analysis on legal, economic, scientific, or social science matters. Researchers obtain and analyze material, and write letters, short notes and longer research papers at the request of Senators and Members of the House of Commons.
On this page, you'll find links to over 200 reports on a wide range of subjects, including (to name but a few...) : Aboriginal Issues - Federal-Provincial and Constitution - Government and Public Administration - Health - Human Rights and Freedoms - Immigration and Citizenship - Labour and Employment - Legislative Summaries - Social Security Issues - Taxation...

More samples of the excellent studies that you'll find on the Parliamentary Internet site (at the above link) :
Charter Equality Rights : Interpretation of Section 15 in Supreme Court of Canada Decisions - July 2000

National Standards and Social Programs : What the Federal Government Can Do - September 1997
Human Rights in the Context of Economic Integration of the Americas - July 1997
Human Rights, Global Markets: Some Issues and Challenges for Canadian Foreign Policy - April 1996

The Canada Health Act : Overview and Options - January 2000

Homelessness - January 1999

Human Resources and Social/Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)



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[ Explanation of the name change ]

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National Aboriginal Day

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What's New

Specific Claims Action Plan
"...outlines the actions Canada's New Government plans to take to accelerate the resolution of specific claims in order to provide justice for First Nation claimants and certainty for government, industry and all Canadians. The Specific Claims Action Plan will ensure impartiality and fairness, greater transparency, faster processing and better access to mediation. It is a critical first step in bringing the specific claims program into the 21st century to deal with the existing backlog once and for all."

Backgrounder - Specific Claims in Canada
- from the website of Canada's New Prime Minister

National Chief Phil Fontaine Applauds today’s Announcement by Prime Minister to Resolve Backlog of Specific Land Claims
News Release
June 12, 2007
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine said today's announcement by the Prime Minister is a positive response to what our people have advocated for decades, and it is a testament to the perseverance and dedication of our people.
Source:
Assembly of First Nations

Related articles in the news media (Google.ca search results)

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Matrimonial Real Property On-Reserve
In Canada, matrimonial real property (MRP) generally refers to the immoveable assets owned by one or both spouses, such as a house and the land on which it sits. In 1986, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed in Derrickson v. Derrickson, that when a conjugal relationship breaks down, courts cannot apply provincial or territorial family law to deal with the family home or other real property on reserve held by one or both spouses or partners because reserve lands fall under federal jurisdiction. As a result, many of the legal rights and remedies relating to matrimonial real property available off reserves are not available to individuals living on reserves.

Addressing Matrimonial Property Rights on Reserves:
Canada, AFN and NWAC Move Forward with Consultations

News Release
OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 29, 2006) – The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-status Indians, accompanied by Beverley Jacobs, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), and Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), today launched the second phase of a national consultation process on the issue of the division of matrimonial real property on reserve.
Source:
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Partners:
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Assembly of First Nations

Ottawa, native groups tackle matrimonial property rights issue
September 29, 2006
The federal government and aboriginal groups launched a consultation process Friday aimed at providing for the equitable division of the matrimonial home and land on reserves when marriages break down.
Provincial laws governing the fair division of assets when marriages fail do not apply on reserves and the federal Indian Act, which governs most aspects of reserve life, does not address the subject.
The consultations will be led by the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and regional native groups.
Source:
CBC News

NOTE: for more on the matrimonial real property consultations, go to the First Nations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm

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- incl. links to : The Prime Minister - The Ministry - mission - Priorities - Media Centre

Selected site content:

New Ministry to govern for all Canadians
Economy remains number one priority
18 May 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of a new federal Ministry that will lead the way in keeping Canada moving toward greater security and stability.

The Harper Government ™Ministry
- click on a Minister's name for biographical notes.

Cabinet Committee Mandates and Memberships (PDF - 21K, 9 pages)

Source:
Office of the Prime Minister

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PM announces changes to the Ministry
19 January 2010
Ottawa, Ontario
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced changes to the Ministry in preparation for a Speech from the Throne and the implementation of Phase II of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
* The Canadian Ministry (PDF)
* Biographies
* Cabinet Committee Mandates and Membership
(PDF)

Related links:

From The Toronto Star:

Hébert: No change of course in Tory shuffle
January 20, 2010
A s far as recalibrating a government goes, this week's cabinet shuffle does not justify closing Parliament down for most of the winter. It was a pit stop, not a major tune-up.

Musical chairs in Ottawa
January 20
First, he prorogued Parliament. Now, he's shuffled his cabinet. While Stephen Harper has yet to admit his miscalculation in shutting down Parliament, his actions yesterday suggest a Prime Minister who understands damage control.

PM makes Stockwell Day chief cost-cutter
January 20
Right-wing stalwart Stockwell Day was anointed as the Conservatives' "Dr. No" Tuesday in a cabinet shuffle that sets the stage for a concerted attack on federal spending that could impact services and programs used by Canadians of every stripe.

From The Globe and Mail:

PM taps Day to put a lid on spending
Stephen Harper uses cabinet shuffle to signal a tightening of deficit spending
January 20

Federal cabinet shuffle to focus on economy
January 19
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is moving a few big-name members of his cabinet this morning as part of a shuffle that aims to highlight the Conservatives' focus on the economy, government officials say.

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New Cabinet charged with protecting
Canada’s future in a time of global economic instability

30 October 2008
- incl. links to : * The Canadian Ministry * Biographies * Cabinet Committee Mandates and Membership

Prime Minister Harper announces new Ministry and reaffirms government priorities
February 6, 2006
Stephen Harper was sworn in today as Canada's 22nd Prime Minister, assuring Canadians that his government will build on Canada's achievements to keep the country strong, united, independent and free.

The New Cabinet - February 6, 2006
Prime Minister Harper's Cabinet is smaller, but one built on talent and diversity to serve all Canadians. Mr. Harper said it is now time for the new government to get to work.

Accountable Government
February 6, 2006
The following documents contain the rules upon which the Prime Minister will hold his Ministers, their staff and senior officials to account.
- Accountable Government: A Guide for Ministers (PDF version)
- Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders

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Speech from the Throne

Complete Text of the Speech from the Throne - also includes * What is a Speech from the Throne (SFT) * Frequently Asked Questions * Previous SFTs available on the Web

Google.ca Web Search Results: "Canada, throne speech"
Google.ca News Search Results: "Canada, throne speech"

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Canada's New Government delivers on ten pieces of legislation in one week
14 December 2006
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today noted that “the Senate has just finished its session and four new pieces of legislation are in the process of receiving royal assent from the Governor General and will become the law of the land.” The four Bills are as follows: Bill C-24, to resolve a longstanding trade dispute on softwood lumber; Bill C-25, to amend Canada’s proceeds of crime and terrorist financing; Bill C-19, to crack down on street racing; and Bill C-17, to amend the Judges Act and other acts in relation to courts. (...) In addition to the four above-mentioned Bills, six other Bills were granted Royal Assent last week: the Public Health Agency of Canada Act (Bill C-5); the Tax Conventions Implementation Act (Bill S-5); the First Nations Jurisdiction over Education in British Columbia Act (Bill C-34); the Appropriation Act No. 2 (Bill C-38); and the Federal Accountability Act (Bill C-2) – the toughest anti-corruption law in Canadian history."
Source:
Office of the Prime Minister
HINT: for more information on any one of these ten bills - including the actual text - just select (using your mouse) the complete name and number of one of the bills in the paragraph above (e.g., Federal Accountability Act (Bill C-2)) and paste your selection into Google.ca --- the search results page will include links to the Bill itself and also to related online resources, such as analysis or critique of the bill, or contextual information.



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What's New

Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA)
Intergovernmental Affairs provides advice to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Cabinet on federal-provincial-territorial relations, the evolution of our Federation and Canadian unity.
- this is a great reference tool for anyone interested in "fed-prov relations" - good sector overviews and links to all kinds of related information on the net.

About Canadian Federalism - links to a dozen online resources, mainly from the Department of Finance

Former Prime Ministers' Archive

Guide to Canadian Ministries Since Confederation

Reports and Publications - by Subject
* Accountability * Audit, Evaluation and Review * Governance * National Security * Personnel Management * Public Expenditures * Public Service * Reports
[ reports and publications archive - same subjects as above]

The Federation at a Glance:
* About Canada
* Provinces and Territories
* Canadian Federalism
* History

Transfers and Equalization (from Financial Framework of the Federation)
Transfers between orders of government are one of the pillars of Canadian fiscal federalism. To help fund social programs and ensure equalization that guarantees that public services at reasonably comparable levels of quality and taxation are accessible throughout Canada, the federal government provides funds to the provincial and territorial governments in the form of cash or tax point transfers.
- includes links to the following content from the Finance Canada website (and one link to a Health Canada resource) :
* Federal transfers to the provinces and territories * Transfers by province/territory * Canada Health and Social Transfer (CHST) * Backgrounder on the CHST * Tax point transfers * Alternative payments for permanent programs and tax abatements for Quebec * Federal assistance in the health sector in Canada (role of transfers) * Recent Federal Investments in Health, Post-Secondary Education, Social Assistance And Social Services (September 11, 2000) * Federal-provincial-territorial funding agreements in the health sector *
Equalization Program * Associated equalization

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Forum of Federations
The Forum of Federations is a non-profit, international organization based in Ottawa, Canada. We engage in a wide range of programs of mutual cooperation designed to help develop best practices in countries with federal systems of government around the world.

World Federations
Map and Fact Sheets of the Federations

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Click on a province or a territory for more information

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

RCMP HOME PAGE
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada.
The RCMP is unique in the world since it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body.

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Canada's Long Gun Registry :
A valuable tool for law enforcement and public safety
or another expensive form of government intrusion into people's private lives?


The Denouement - or not.

A reprieve for Canada's Long Gun Registry:
Vote supports Registry (153-151),
Harper vows the Tories will not stop until the registry is dead.

(Reminiscent of Parti Québécois leader and former Québec Premier Jacques Parizeau's take on sovereignty referenda: "If we don't win this time, we'll just have another referendum and another one after that, until we win.")

From the
Globe and Mail:

Tories aim to turn long-gun defeat into victory:
Stephen Harper’s latest attempt to kill the long-gun registry has ended in defeat,
but the result has handed the Conservatives a political club they can use to hammer rivals in the next election campaign.

By Steven Chase and Gloria Galloway
September 23, 2010
The opposition majority in the Commons joined forces on Wednesday to quash a Tory private member’s bill that aimed to scrap the long-gun portion of Canada’s firearms registry. The Liberals, Bloc Québécois and NDP voted down the legislation by a razor-thin margin of 153-151. No MPs skipped the vote, and six New Democrats sided with the Conservatives as expected.
(Don't forget to read some of the 2000+ comments!)

Source:
Globe and Mail

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From the
Toronto Star:

Reason barely defeats gun registry anger
September 23, 2010
By James Travers
Loved by some, hated by others and exaggerated by all, the gun registry has never been just about public safety. Now, in the aftermath of a rancorous Commons vote, it’s mostly about the soaring power of emotion in Canadian politics and the coming federal election. With decisive help from Jack Layton’s NDP, Liberals rescued the registry from Conservatives last night by narrowly winning a weak argument. Backed by gun crime victims, police chiefs and metropolitan voters, Michael Ignatieff forced a nervous caucus to accept that, on balance, saving the registry Jean Chretien introduced in 1995 is worth the rural political risks. (...) However stumbling the journey, opposition parties finally arrived at the right place last night. While hardly a crime panacea, the registry is worth keeping. Scrapping it would deny police of a tool chiefs insist is useful. Ending it now when the RCMP says it’s finally working would only exacerbate the original waste, leaving Canadians with nothing for their money. Harper promises to continue the fight. Along with targeting flip-flopping MPs, Conservatives will use the defeat to prime the donation pump and as proof only a majority will allow the party to advance its agenda. Conservative zeal will fade if, after 15 years of acrimony, Canadians finally move on to more pressing matters. What won’t change is ruling party tactics.

Related articles:
[Click the link above, then scroll down to "Related"
in the left margin for links to the following articles.]

* How MPs voted
* Registry’s backers and opponents reload
* Gun registry survives vote
* Photos: Gun vote looms
* Topic: Gun registry
* Profile: The Difference Maker
* Profile: The Crusader
* Profile: The Flag Bearer
* Travers: A waste of time
* Editorial: Liberals, NDP face duty
* Why gun control is really a gender issue
* Heat is on in gun country
* RCMP report (2010)
* RCMP report backs registry
* Police chiefs' report (PDF)

Source:
Toronto Star

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Some context:

Canadian Firearms Registry
Read this Wikipedia article for a comprehensive
and current overview of the whole issue.

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LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY
Bill S-5: The Long-Gun Registry Repeal Act

22 April 2009
HTML version - table of contents + complete report on one (long) page
PDF (143K, 20 pages)
By Robin MacKay
An excellent, objective presentation of the whole ball of wax, including the August 30 posting of the RCMP evaluation.
Source:
Parliamentary Information and Research Service

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The Private Member's Bill:

On September 22, Canadian parliamentarians will vote on a private member's Bill to eliminate the long gun registry under the Firearms Act.

BILL C-391
An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act (repeal of long-gun registry)

NOTE: Bill C-391 includes a series
of proposed amendments to The Firearms Act, 1995.
[You'll need this to make sense of the private member's Bill.]

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The RCMP evaluation of the registry:

On August 31 (2010), an evaluation dated February 2010 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Canadian Firearms Program was posted to the RCMP website.
Here's a link to the evaluation and an informal table of contents:

RCMP Canadian Firearms Program Program Evaluation
Final Approved Report
(PDF - 3.1MB, 148 pages)
February 2010
History of Firearms Control - Current Legislation - Canadian Firearms Program (Overview) - Roles and Responsibilities - Logic Model - Findings and Recommendations - The Firearms Funding Program (for Opt-in Provinces) - Examples of Registry successes - Domestic Violence and access to firearms - Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police op-ed in the Globe (Appendix E : "Safety at Risk if Gun Control Dismantled : Gun control saves lives.") - Provincial and Territorial Interviews of Key Firearm Stakeholders (Appendix F : questionnaire) - The Canadian Firearms Registry On-Line (Appendix G) - Rationale behind Firearm Licence Renewal Process (Appendix H) - Effects of Elimination of long gun registration (Appendix I)

"In providing a searchable database of guns owners and the firearms that are registered in their possession, the registry serves two main public safety functions: first, to promote officer safety by making information available to police officers regarding potential personal safety risks – such as the presence of firearms in a dwelling – when responding to a call for service; and, second, to support police enforcement and investigation activities, such as recovering confiscating firearms from an individual who has been charged with a violence-related offense. In both areas, the contribution that the registry makes to promoting public safety is dependent on the quality and accuracy of the information contained therein."
(Excerpt from the final report, page 45)

My personal favourite among the 33 recommendations is #13:
"That the existing full registry be maintained as part of the Canadian Firearms Program in order to increase the non-restricted firearms compliance rates in accordance with current legislation."

On the same page as the link to this evaluation on the RCMP website, there's a link to the following:

Program Management Action Plan
Undated except for the convenient datestamp at the bottom of the page ("Date Modified: YYYY-MM-DD") --- [&$*#@] --- the action plan appears to be a response to the February evaluation report. I say "appears", because the action plan has no introduction or link to contextual information whatsoever --- it simply repeats and responds to each recommendation, without further commentary. The action plan response also contains other information, but it's pretty minimal, if you ask me...

The good news for folks who support recommendation #13:
*
Management supports the recommendation.
*
Responsible: Canadian Firearms Program
* Planned Action :
Subject to the will of Parliament, the RCMP will continue to manage the program in accordance with current legislation and applicable Acts.

Source:
Canadian Firearms Program (CFP)
CFP provides direct operational and technical firearms-related support to law enforcement across Canada. It also oversees the administration of the Firearms Act and its related Regulations.
[ Registration of Firearms (individuals) ]
[ Frequently-Asked Questions About Registration ]

Source:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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* Treasury Board report, 2008-09
("Strategic Outcome - Canadian Firearms Centre")

* Commissioner of Firearms - 2008 annual report
(...) This linking of firearm to owner [firearms registration] contributes to public safety in three ways:
1. It holds firearm owners accountable for their firearms;
2. It assists in investigations involving firearms as it facilitates the tracing of a firearm to its last lawful owner; and
3. It provides police officers with up-to-date firearms information and warns them when firearms may be present at a location so they can better protect themselves and their communities.

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Selected media analysis:

In the words of Liberal MP John McCallum :
“Stephen Harper doesn’t like to let facts or truth get in the way of his ideological agenda.”
[ Tories hiding facts on census, gun registry, Liberals charge - August 26, 2010 ]
Hear, hear.

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A gun-toting gun registry skeptic recants
September 1, 2010
By Thomas Walkom
(...) I own rifles and admit that, until now, I hadn't been entirely convinced the registry was useful. (...) The RCMP report explains why I was wrong. First, it points out that the vast majority of firearm-related deaths in Canada are the result of rifles and shotguns — not handguns. (...) Second, the gun reforms have worked. In 1996, before these reforms were instituted, 63 people were murdered with long guns in rural areas. By 2005, the number had dropped to 50. In 1996, 23 people across Canada killed their spouses (mainly women) with long guns. By 2007, that number was only eight. This was not simply the result of Canada becoming a nicer place. Between 1995 and 2006, the overall homicide rate stayed constant...
Source:
The Gun Registry : A Toronto Star Special*
* includes links to dozens of related articles and online resources - recommended!!

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The duel over gun control pits law-and-order Tories against the police
August 27, 2010
(...) But the unprecedented consensus among police chiefs, labour organizations, physicians, coroners, law associations, women’s groups and victims’ representatives is that the long gun registry is a valuable tool for law enforcement and public safety. Lined up against them: lobbyists, hunters, three out of Canada’s 430 police chiefs, a few retired police officers as well as some cops still on active duty, and the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, headed by Tony Bernardo, who has ties to the powerful US National Rifle Association (NRA). (...) So, not unlike the battle over the mandatory long-form census, once again it’s hard-core expertise and evidence against ideology.
Source:
Toronto Star

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The duel over gun control pits law-and-order Tories against the police
August 27, 2010
(...) But the unprecedented consensus among police chiefs, labour organizations, physicians, coroners, law associations, women’s groups and victims’ representatives is that the long gun registry is a valuable tool for law enforcement and public safety. Lined up against them: lobbyists, hunters, three out of Canada’s 430 police chiefs, a few retired police officers as well as some cops still on active duty, and the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, headed by Tony Bernardo, who has ties to the powerful US National Rifle Association (NRA). (...) So, not unlike the battle over the mandatory long-form census, once again it’s hard-core expertise and evidence against ideology.
Source:
Toronto Star

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The NRA connection is
not shocking, nor is it recent:

Is Canada's gun lobby an offshoot of the NRA?
Oct 30, 2006
(...) [T]he Harper government's proposed dismantling of the gun registry will make us less safe, not safer. That's the position of groups like the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Professional Police Association and the Canadian Public Health Association.
Source:
Toronto Star

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And we're apparently not sure
how Stephen Harper will vote on the bill:

Young Harper supported long-gun registry:
PM flopped vote on Bill C-68
September 14, 2010
Prime Minister Stephen Harper originally voted in favour of the long-gun registry as a member of the Reform Party, switching sides in a final vote. Sitting in opposition as a Calgary MP, Harper twice voted for Bill C-68 -- an expansive package on gun control. But in a third and final vote in June 1995, he voted with his party by opposing the bill, attributing his change of heart to the will of his constituents.
Source:
Ottawa Citizen

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COMMENT:
In the end, the exhortations of the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs and the Canadian Medical Association may have as much influence on the Prime Minister's decision regarding the long-gun registry* as Munir Sheik did in the Census decision. Sheik was the StatCan boss who resigned over the Census long-form questionnaire flap.

As noted above, "...not unlike the battle over the mandatory long-form census, once again it’s hard-core expertise and evidence against ideology."

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* Sept. 24 update:
Exhortations

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See also the Canadian Social Research Links Social Statistics page for more Stats Canada links

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2006 Community Profiles
These profiles present community-level information from the 2006 Census of Population. Users can search for an area of interest by typing its 'place name' in the box below or by clicking on a province or territory from the list below and selecting the area from a list."

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This new product presents a series of summary data trends spanning three censuses: 2006, 2001 and 1996. The product is designed to facilitate the analysis and comparison of the changing demographic and socio-economic composition of selected geographic areas across Canada. The product will include approximately 85 key data indicators, released in two phases.

2006 Census Tract Profiles
Census tracts are small, relatively stable geographic areas that usually have a population of 2,500 to 8,000. They are identified using seven-character numeric 'names' (e.g., 0005.00) and are located in census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and larger census agglomerations (CAs)1. View a list of CMAs and CAs containing census tracts. Options are provided to help navigate to a census tract, visualize the census tract via a map and/or retrieve profile data for the census tract.

2006 Highlight Tables
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2006 Census Dictionary
The 2006 Census Dictionary provides detailed information on every aspect of the Census of Population and Census of Agriculture along with an overview of each phase of the census, from content determination to data dissemination with focus on the changes from 2001.

2006 Aboriginal Population Profile
These profiles present community-level information from the 2006 Census of Population. Users can search for an area of interest by typing its 'place name' in the box below or by clicking on a province or territory from the list below and selecting the area from a list. Information to complete the profile will be available in June 2008.

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5. Housing and shelter costs
6. Language
7. Mobility and migration
8. Immigration and citizenship
9. Aboriginal peoples
10. Labour
11. Education
12. Place of work and commuting to work
13. Ethnic origin and visible minorities
14. Income and earnings

May 1, 2008
New products - links to 100 Census 2006 tables and tools

Source:
2006 Census

Census of Canada 2001 - Home Page
- incl. info organized under the following categories:
Data and Analysis: Search by topic * Search by geography * Show me data on the community I live in * Analysis Series * How do I obtain a custom census data tabulation? * Multimedia presentations of census data * Aboriginal Population Profile * Federal Electoral District Profile
Maps: Thematic maps * Reference maps * GeoSearch
Reference: Census questionnaires * Census dictionary * Census catalogue * Census handbook * Census technical reports
Recent Releases
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StatCan link archive:

January 27, 2015
Study: Career decision-making patterns of Canadian youth and associated postsecondary educational outcomes, 2000 to 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150127/dq150127a-eng.htm
Career decision-making for the majority of Canadian youth is an on-going process, occurring throughout adolescence and typically lasting well into adulthood. These findings come from the Youth in Transition Survey, conducted between 2000 and 2010, which collected data every two years from the same respondents starting at age 15. The current study provides findings from Canadian youth aged 25 in 2010 whose information was available over the 10-year period.

January 27, 2015
Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2015001-eng.htm
Since crime was first measured uniformly across the country, fluctuations have been noticed in the crime rate from year-to-year, but a major trend has been observed. From 1962 to 1991, the crime rate increased steadily, and then started to decline. This trend is most notable for property crime, but it is also the case for violent crime and other Criminal Code offences.

Source:
Canadian Megatrends, January 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150127/dq150127c-eng.htm

January 27, 2015
Survey of Financial Security, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150127/dq150127d-eng.htm
CANSIM table 205-0002 from the 2012 Survey of Financial Security, which was released in The Daily on February 25, 2014, has now been updated to include information at the provincial level.

CANSIM Table 205-0002 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=205-0002&p2=31
CANSIM Table 205-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=205-0003&p2=31
StatCan Note to Readers:
CANSIM tables 205-0002 and 205-0003 replace CANSIM table 205-0001, which is now terminated.

January 23, 2015
Consumer Price Index, December 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150123/dq150123a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 1.5% in the 12 months to December, following a 2.0% increase in November. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index declined 0.1% in December, after falling 0.2% in November.

Report:

The Consumer Price Index, December 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/62-001-x2014012-eng.htm

January 22, 2015
Survey of Household Spending, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150122/dq150122b-eng.htm
Canadian households spent an average of $58,592 on goods and services in 2013, up 4.1% from 2012.

January 21, 2015
Quality, as usual

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150121/dq150121d-eng.htm
Ever wonder how to run a top national statistical agency?
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On the occasion of the second anniversary of the launch of the StatCan Blog, Chief Statistician Wayne R. Smith shares four elements needed to excel in the world of statistics : Relevance, Credibility, Competence and Efficiency.
NOTE : The above link will take users to a short summary of the Jan. 25 blog entry whose link appears below.

StatCan Blog, January 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/quality

Earlier postings to the
StatCan Blog
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http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog

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* By Gilles:

Four words : Census. Long. Form. Questionnaire.
http://goo.gl/JHOOqd

January 20, 2015
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in October 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150120/dq150120d-eng.htm

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Industries
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2623&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

January 19, 2015
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150119/dq150119b-eng.htm
The rate of eligibility for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits in 2013 was 85.8%, up from 81.9% in 2012. To be eligible to receive regular benefits, unemployed individuals must have contributed to the EI program, met the criteria for job separation and accumulated enough insurable hours
(For more qualitative info, click the link above and scroll down to "Note to readers").

January 15, 2015
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150115/dq150115a-eng.htm
There were just under 88,000 victims of family violence in Canada in 2013, according to police-reported data. This represented more than one-quarter of all violent crimes reported to police.

Related subjects:

Children and youth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Violence among children and youth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20009&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2693&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Crimes and offences
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2102&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Family violence
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2696&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Victims and victimization
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=455&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

January 15, 2015
Study: Employer pensions and the wealth of Canadian families, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150115/dq150115b-eng.htm
In 2012, the average wealth—defined as the total value of assets minus the total value of debt—of families with registered pension plan (RPP) assets was $536,000. In contrast, the average wealth of families without RPP assets was $191,000.

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Household assets, debts and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=1989&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=70008&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Income, pensions and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70005&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

January 9, 2015
Labour Force Survey, December 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150109/tdq150109-eng.htm
Employment in December was virtually unchanged (-4,300), as gains in full-time work were offset by losses in part time. The unemployment rate remained at 6.6%.

January 7, 2015
Government Finance Statistics, third quarter 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150107/dq150107e-eng.htm
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system which presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries. Quarterly GFS data are available on CANSIM, for overall government in Canada and for four sectors from 1991 to the third quarter of 2014.

Related link:

CANSIM table 385-0032
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=385-0032&p2=31

Related subjects:

Economic accounts
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3764&id=3764&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Financial and wealth accounts
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3764&id=1596&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Government financial statistics
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3764&id=3766&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Government
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3055&id=3055&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Balance sheets
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3055&id=3058&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Revenue and expenditures
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3055&id=3059&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

December 23, 2014
General Social Survey: Social identity, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141223/dq141223b-eng.htm
The holiday time often means getting together with family and friends. A new survey, conducted in 2013, indicates that more than half (55%) of Canadians aged 15 years and older felt close to at least five family members, and 51% reported having five or more close friends.

December 19, 2014
Consumer Price Index, November 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141219/dq141219a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.0% in the 12 months to November, following a 2.4% increase in October. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index declined 0.2% in November, after rising 0.1% in October.

Related links:

The Consumer Price Index, November 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/62-001-x2014011-eng.htm

The Canadian Consumer Price Index Reference Paper (PDF - 997KB, 90 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-553-x/62-553-x2014001-eng.pdf

December 19, 2014
Income Research Paper Series:
"What can we learn about low-income dynamics
in Canada from the Longitudinal Administrative Databank?"
(PDF - 902KB, 28 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2014002-eng.pdf
(...) Since the mid 1990s, statistics that depict the movements in the bottom end of the income distribution have been generated using data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). The longitudinal component of the SLID was discontinued in 2010. This paper examines new and alternative time series on low income dynamics that can be created using the Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD).

Source:
Insights on Canadian Society

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=75-006-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=1
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of data sources in order to provide information on various aspects of Canadian society, including labour, income, education, social, and demographic issues, that affect the lives of Canadians.

December 18, 2014
Study: New facts on pension coverage in Canada, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141218/dq141218b-eng.htm
In 2012, one-third of employed women and one-quarter of employed men aged 25 to 54 were covered by a defined benefit (DB) pension plan. Women had higher coverage rates mostly because they were more likely than men to be employed in sectors with higher rates of pension coverage.
These sectors included educational services, health care and social assistance, and public administration, which, in 2012, employed 42% of women and 17% of men. The finding is part of a new study that sheds light on the relationship between the type of pension coverage and the individual characteristics of employed people. It is based on recently released data from the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults.

December 18, 2014
Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141218/dq141218g-eng.htm
Data on the labour force status of adults with disabilities, by disability type, sex and age group for Canada and the provinces and territories are now available for 2012.

Available in CANSIM table 115-0006:
http://goo.gl/liVScz

Related subjects:

Health
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2966&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Disability
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=1963&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=75&id=75&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Equity and inclusion
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=75&id=76&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Health and disability among seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=70000&id=70003&lang=eng&more=0

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- Go to the Disability Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

December 17, 2014
Health Reports, December 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141217/dq141217c-eng.htm
Professional and informal mental health support reported by Canadians aged 15 to 24

December 17, 2014
Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141217/dq141217d-eng.htm
Canada's population was estimated at 35,675,800 on October 1, 2014, up 135,400 (+0.4%) from July 1, 2014, according to preliminary population estimates, which are now available for the third quarter by province and territory.

December 17, 2014
13 jurisdictions, one perspective
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/13j
StatCan Blog
December 17, 2014
How do you consolidate data from 13 different jurisdictions and produce a national educational profile that supports international comparison?

Related link:

Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective 2014
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=81-604-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

Source:
StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog

December 17, 2014
Gender gaps—Life expectancy and proportion of life in poor health

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=82-003-X201401214127

Source:
Health Reports
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=82-003-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

December 16, 2014
Pension Satellite Account, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141216/dq141216c-eng.htm
Pension wealth advanced to $2.85 trillion at the end of 2013, up 11.4% (+$291 billion) from 2012. This followed an equally robust increase of 9.3% (+$218 billion) in pension wealth in 2012. The strength was broad based, with all components (social security, employer-based pension plans and individual registered savings plans) posting gains from 2012 to 2013.
- includes a table entitled Pension assets by type of plan (national data only, covers 2009 to 2013)

December 15, 2014
Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141215/dq141215b-eng.htm
Almost 9 out of 10 people (89%) in Canada aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school in 2012, higher than the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development average of 75%.

December 15, 2014
Study: Immigration, low income and income inequality in Canada: What's new in the 2000s?
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141215/dq141215c-eng.htm
A new study examines trends in low-income rates among recent immigrants over the last three decades and compares these rates with those of the Canadian-born population.

Legal aid in Canada, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2014001/article/11910-eng.htm
By Manon Diane Dupuis and Mary Bess Kelly
* A majority of jurisdictions spend more on criminal matters
* Close to 475,000 applications for full legal aid services were approved in 2012/2013
* Legal aid plans may use members of the private bar and/or staff lawyers to provide legal services to clients
* Further information
* Detailed data table
* Note: This is the final report in the series; the product is discontinued as of March 2013.

Source:
Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics
*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85F0015XWE&lang=eng
Access to justice in Canada is a concern for governments and policy makers, legal professionals and the public. One characteristic of accessibility is the availability of legal services. Legal aid plans have been established in all provinces and territories, with the common goal of assisting low-income Canadians who require professional legal counsel. This report presents information on the operation of Canada's 13 legal aid plans. The report includes information on the legal aid plans, personnel resources, revenues and expenditures, as well as information concerning applications for legal aid. It presents a broad analytical overview of legal aid in Canada and provides data tables and figures at both the provincial/territorial and national levels. Most of the information for the report is based on data collected from the Legal Aid Survey, conducted annually by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.
* This product was discontinued in March 2013.

Table : Legal aid in Canada, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2014001/article/11910/tbl/tbl01-eng.htm

December 12, 2014
Job vacancies, three-month average ending in September 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141212/dq141212a-eng.htm
Canadian businesses reported 243,000 job vacancies in September, little changed compared with 12 months earlier. For every job vacancy, there were 5.6 unemployed people, down from 6.0 in September 2013.

December 11, 2014
Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141211/dq141211b-eng.htm
Business productivity rose in every province except Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Ontario in 2013. All three territories saw a decline in their productivity for a third consecutive year. At the national level, business productivity increased 1.2%, after edging up 0.2% in 2012.

December 10, 2014
Canadian Income Survey, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141210/dq141210a-eng.htm
Median after-tax income of Canadian families of two or more people was $71,700 in 2012.
Four provinces, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, saw families of two or more people with higher median after-tax income than for Canada as a whole. Families in Alberta had the highest median ($92,300), followed by Saskatchewan ($77,300), Ontario ($73,700) and British Columbia ($72,200).

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Household, family and personal income
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=2812&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Low income and inequality
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3874&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

December 10, 2014
Study: Life satisfaction among recent immigrants in Canada: Comparisons with source-country populations and the Canadian-born
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141210/dq141210b-eng.htm
A new study finds that most groups of recent immigrants in Canada have higher levels of life satisfaction than their peers still living in their country of origin. On a scale of 0 or 1 to 10 where '10' means 'very satisfied,' recent immigrants from 36 of 43 countries had life satisfaction scores that were at least 0.5 points higher than that of their source-country populations.

The Research Paper:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2014363-eng.htm

December 9, 2014
Foreign control in the Canadian economy, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141209/dq141209a-eng.htm
In 2012, the value of assets, revenues and profits in the Canadian economy all increased over the previous year. The shares of foreign-controlled assets and profits declined from 2011, while the share of revenues under foreign control increased slightly over the previous year.

December 9, 2014
Study: Labour force characteristics of the Métis: Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141209/dq141209b-eng.htm
The overall employment rate for the Métis population was similar to that of the total Canadian population in 2012. According to data from the 2012 Labour Force Survey (LFS), the employment rate of the Métis population was 60.7% compared with 61.8% for the Canadian population.

December 8, 2014
Police-reported data on hate crime, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141208/dq141208c-eng.htm
On June 26, 2014, the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics released 2012 data on police-reported hate crimes in Canada. Police-reported hate crimes refer to criminal incidents that, upon investigation by police, are determined to have been motivated by hate toward an identifiable group.

To provide further information on the June 26 publication, new CANSIM tables are being released containing data previously available upon request only. The information presented in these tables is from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.

CANSIM Table
252-0091 to 252-0093:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=252-0091..252-0093&p2=31

December 8, 2014
Labour Force Survey, November 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141205/dq141205a-eng.htm
Following two months of notable gains, employment was little changed in November. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 6.6%.

Report:
Labour Force Information
November 9 to 15, 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-001-x/71-001-x2014011-eng.htm

December 4, 2014
Fiscal Arrangements Certificates: Federal Equalization Program, 2015/2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141204/dq141204c-eng.htm
Fiscal Arrangements Certificates prepared for the administration of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act and Regulations for 2015/2016 are now available. The Fiscal Arrangements Certificates are available free of charge, in electronic format, upon request.

December 3, 2014
Study: Persons with disabilities and employment

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141203/dq141203a-eng.htm
The employment rate of Canadians aged 25 to 64 with disabilities was 49% in 2011, compared with 79% for Canadians without a disability. Among those with a 'very severe' disability, the employment rate was 26%.

Report:
Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141203/dq141203a-eng.htm
To coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Statistics Canada is releasing two fact sheets on learning and mental health-related disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older. According to the Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD), respondents are considered to have a disability not only if they report a difficulty or impairment because of a long-term condition or health problem, but also if they report that they are limited in their daily activities as a result of their condition.

Available in CANSIM:
Table 115-0005 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=115-0005&p2=31
Table 115-0007 to 115-0013 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=115-0007..115-0013&p2=31

December 1, 2014
Homicide in Canada, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141201/dq141201a-eng.htm
Canadian police services reported 505 homicides in 2013, 38 fewer than the previous year. The homicide rate fell 8% from 2012 to 1.44 victims per 100,000 population. This marks the lowest homicide rate since 1966.
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[Comment by Gilles : The Harper Government™ Solution : BUILD MORE PRISONS!]

December 1, 2014
National Graduates Survey, 2000, 2005 and 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141201/dq141201d-eng.htm
Data from the National Graduates Survey for the classes of 2000, 2005 and 2010 are now available at the provincial level in CANSIM. Tables include data on postsecondary graduates by level of study, the labour force activity of graduates, the estimated gross annual earnings of graduates working full time and student debt from all sources. Tables also provide a profile of graduates who had government student loans at graduation.

Available in CANSIM:
Tables 477-0062 to 477-0071 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0062..477-0071&p2=31

November 26, 2014
Farm income, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141126/dq141126a-eng.htm
The realized net income of agricultural producers rose 1.1% in 2013 to $6.4 billion, marking a fourth consecutive annual increase. The 2013 change reflected small increases in both farm cash receipts and operating expenses.

Complete article:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-624-x/2014001/article/14121-eng.htm

Related subjects:

Agriculture
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=920&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Farm financial statistics
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=3953&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

November 25, 2014
Study: Mental health of the Canadian Armed Forces, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141125/dq141125c-eng.htm
In 2013, about 1 in 6 full-time Regular Force members of the Canadian Armed Forces reported symptoms of at least one of the following disorders: major depressive episode, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and alcohol abuse or dependence.
Depression was the most common disorder with 8.0% of Regular Force members reporting symptoms in the past 12 months.

Related subjects:

Health
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2966&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Mental health and well-being
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2443&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

November 25, 2014
Canadian postsecondary enrolments and graduates, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141125/dq141125d-eng.htm
Over 2 million students were enrolled in Canadian postsecondary institutions during the 2012/2013 academic year, up 1.1% from the previous year. Enrolments were up in six provinces in 2012/2013, ranging from 1.0% in Saskatchewan to 1.8% in Ontario. Enrolments were down in the three Maritime provinces, British Columbia and the territories. International student enrolments increased 6.9% in 2012/2013 to 199,836.
(...)
In 2012, 478,737 students received a certificate, diploma or degree from a postsecondary institution, up 3.0% from the previous year. Over half of postsecondary graduates (57.2%) had successfully completed a program at the bachelor level or above.

- includes the following tables:
Table 1 : Postsecondary enrolments by province of study
Table 2 : Postsecondary enrolments by field of study
Table 3 : Postsecondary graduates by province of study
Table 4 : Postsecondary graduates by field of study

Related CANSIM Tables:
* Table 477-0019 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0019&p2=31
* Table 477-0020 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0020&p2=31
* Table 477-0029 to 477-0036 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0029..477-0036&p2=31
* Table 477-0044 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0044&p2=31
* Table 477-0045 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0045&p2=31

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- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

November 21, 2014
Consumer Price Index, October 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141121/dq141121a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.4% in the 12 months to October, following a 2.0% increase in September. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% in October, after rising 0.2% in September.

November 21, 2014
Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141121/dq141121b-eng.htm
Just over 5 million students were enrolled in elementary and secondary public school programs in Canada during the 2012/2013 school year, virtually unchanged from the previous year. From 2008/2009 to 2012/2013, the number of Canadian students enrolled in an elementary or secondary public school decreased annually, with a total reduction of 1.1% over the five-year period.

November 19, 2014
Canadian Government Finance Statistics, 2008 to 2012
(provisional)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141119/dq141119a-eng.htm
Provisional estimates of the Canadian Government Finance Statistics (CGFS) are now available for the period 2008 to 2012. This is the first of three releases and covers the statement of operations for all components of general government, as well as federal and provincial and territorial government business enterprises. Data on the functional expenses will be released on November 26, followed by the financial assets and liabilities in early 2015.

November 18, 2014
High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141118/dq141118b-eng.htm
Canada's top 1% of taxfilers saw their share of total income fall to a six-year low in 2012. The top 1% held 10.3% of total income in 2012, down from 10.6% in 2011, and well below the historical peak of 12.1% reached in 2006. The share of the top 5% of taxfilers declined from 25.1% in 2006 to 23.6% in 2012, while the share of the top 10% of taxfilers fell from 36.1% to 34.9% during the same period.

November 18, 2014
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in August 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141118/dq141118c-eng.htm
Canadian businesses reported 234,000 job vacancies in August, relatively unchanged compared with August 2013. There were 6.0 unemployed people for every job vacancy, little changed from 12 months earlier. The national job vacancy rate was 1.5% in August, the same as the rate observed a year earlier.

November 14, 2014
Graduating in Canada: Profile, labour market outcomes and student debt of the class of 2009/2010, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141114/dq141114b-eng.htm
In 2009/2010, 4 in 10 graduates chose to continue their postsecondary education after graduating from their program. Among those who did not pursue further studies, 90% of college graduates, 92% of bachelor and master's graduates and 93% of doctorate graduates had found employment by 2013.

November 13, 2014
Study: Agriculture in Canada
Farm area on Canada's best agricultural land declined by almost one million hectares from 2001 to 2011.
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141113/dq141113a-eng.htm
Canada has more than 50.5 million hectares of agricultural land classified as dependable agricultural land—areas deemed suitable for long-term cultivation. From 2001 to 2011, farm area located on dependable agricultural land declined by 969 802 hectares (-2.6%), according to "Agriculture in Canada," a new study in Human Activity and the Environment.

November 13, 2014
Canadian Megatrends – Fertility: Fewer children, older moms
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2014002-eng.htm

Despite some fluctuations, the total fertility rate in Canada has been below the replacement level for over 40 years. In fact, 1971 was the last year the replacement-level fertility of 2.1 children per woman was reached—meaning that couples, on average, had produced enough children to replace themselves. In 2011, the total fertility rate was 1.61 children per woman, up slightly from the record low of 1.51 about a decade earlier.

Fertility patterns—specifically the number of children born and the average age at childbearing—affect the dynamics of population growth and the age structure of Canadian society, as well as family formation and household composition. This demographic shift over the last 150 years has resulted in a transition from a country with a relatively young and growing population to one with an aging population, which is increasingly reliant on immigration for population growth.

Earlier report from Canadian Megatrends:

Population growth: Migratory increase overtakes natural increase
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2014001-eng.htm
October 9, 2014
In recent times, the contribution of natural increase to population growth has waned as the Canadian population aged and fertility rates declined. Today, natural increase accounts for less than one-third of Canada’s population growth and has ceased to be the major player in the equation. Meanwhile, migratory increase plays an increasing role in Canada’s population growth.

Migratory increase currently accounts for about two-thirds of Canada’s population growth.

November 13, 2014
Canada's population estimates: Age, sex and marital status, July 1, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141113/dq141113e-eng.htm
Canada's population estimates by marital status, legal marital status, age and sex, as of July 1, 2014, are now available.

See CANSIM table 051-0042:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=0510042&paSer=&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=31&tabMode=dataTable&csid=
[ NOTE : This link will take you to the bottom of the table --- you must scroll to the top of the page for the table content. ]

November 12, 2014
Beta testing: Revising how Statistics Canada publishes information, November 12 to December 12, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141112/dq141112d-eng.htm
Explore the new way we are organizing and publishing our information.
Give feedback on a page or join the discussion forum and share your thoughts.

Statistics Canada Beta site
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en

November 7, 2014
Overview of the Canadian Government Finance Statistics:
Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/13-605-x/2014005/article/14088-eng.htm
The Canadian Government Finance Statistics Framework is compiled according to the International Monetary Fund’s 2014 Government Finance Statistics manual. Much of the information used to produce this paper has been sourced from the IMF manual.

The 2011 to 2013 revisions of the Income and Expenditure Accounts:
Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/13-605-x/2014006/article/14109-eng.htm

November 7, 2014
Canadian Financial Capability Survey, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141106/dq141106b-eng.htm
In 2014, one in three Canadian adults (33.8%) were not preparing financially for retirement either on their own or through an employer pension plan, according to data from the Canadian Financial Capability Survey. Almost 6 in 10 (59.6%) Canadian adults did not know how much money they would need to save to maintain their desired standard of living during retirement.

November 5, 2014
For the number-crunchers:
--- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2013
--- National gross domestic product by income and expenditure accounts: Annual revision, first quarter 2011 to second quarter 2014
--- National and provincial-territorial input-output tables, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141105/tdq141105-eng.htm
(Click the link to access these three resources
.)

November 4, 2014
Study: University graduates with lower levels of literacy and numeracy skills, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141104/dq141104b-eng.htm
In 2012, more than a quarter of university graduates in Canada aged 25 to 65 had a literacy score at the second level or below (out of five levels) in a survey on adult competencies led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

November 4, 2014
Business and employment dynamics data, for each province and the territories, 2001 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141104/dq141104e-eng.htm
Annual data on business and employment dynamics in the private sector are now available for each province and the territories, from 2001 to 2012.


October 30, 2014
Study: Child care in Canada, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141030/dq141030b-eng.htm
In 2011, about half (46%) of all Canadian parents relied on some form of child care for their children aged 14 years and younger, according to a new study using data from the 2011 General Social Survey on Families. Child care was most often used for children 2 to 4 years old, with about 6 in 10 of their parents using some form of child care arrangement. The use of child care was less common before the age of 2 and after the age of 10.

This release is based on the report "Child care in Canada":
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-652-x/89-652-x2014005-eng.htm
[See the table of contents below]
By Maire Sinha

Highlights of the Study:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-652-x/2014005/hl-fs-eng.htm

Full article in PDF (395K, 11 pages):
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-652-x/89-652-x2014005-eng.pdf

 

Table of Contents:
* Use of child care across Canada
* Hours of care
* Types of child care arrangements
* Reasons for type of child care arrangement
* Cost of child care
* Satisfaction with child care
* Summary
* Data source
* References

October 29, 2014
Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141029/dq141029d-eng.htm
Almost 7 in 10 Canadian children (68%) 17 years old or younger had savings set aside for their postsecondary education. New data from the 2013 Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP) mirror data from 2008, the last time similar data were collected. In 2008, 70% of children had savings set aside for their postsecondary education.

October 29, 2014
Canadian society and economy
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141029/dq141029e-eng.htm

Today, Statistics Canada launches a new presentation series [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-631-X/index-eng.htm ] featuring statistical findings on Canada's economy, environment and society. These presentations will provide data users with an opportunity to look into the latest outcomes of Statistics Canada's analysis on different socioeconomic topics.

The first presentation, "An overview of recent macroeconomic developments in Canada," focuses on changes in the Canadian economy following the recession in 2008 and 2009, and developments during the first two quarters of 2014.

This presentation complements the September release of "Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Fall 2014," which provides an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices.

October 28, 2014
Study: Cumulative earnings by major field of study, 1991 to 2010
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141028/dq141028a-eng.htm
A new study that followed men and women over two decades found that cumulative earnings varied considerably—both across and within fields of study.

October 27, 2014
A snapshot of the health of the Canadian population through the Canadian Health Measures Survey
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog/researcher/chms
By Scott McLean, Health Statistics Division
The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) is an innovative Statistics Canada survey designed to obtain valuable, directly measured information about the health of Canadians. The CHMS is unique in Canada as it offers access to large amounts of health data from a nationally representative sample.

Source:
Researcher's Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141027/dq141027a-eng.htm

October 21, 2014
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in July 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141021/dq141021b-eng.htm
In July, there were 223,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, relatively unchanged compared with July 2013. There were 6.2 unemployed people for every job vacancy, little changed from 12 months earlier. The national job vacancy rate was 1.5% in July, similar to the rate observed a year earlier.

Related CANSIM tables:
* table 284-0001 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0001&p2=31
* table284-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0003&p2=31

October 17, 2014
Consumer Price Index, September 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141017/dq141017a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.0% in the 12 months to September, following a 2.1% increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.2% in September, after rising 0.1% in August.

October 16, 2014
Study: Aboriginal languages and selected vitality indicators, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141016/dq141016c-eng.htm

October 15, 2014
Heeding the users’ voice
New StatCan website coming
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/htuv
At Statistics Canada, usability testing of our website is an ongoing endeavour. It is an important one because StatCan has a daunting amount of material—the largest information trove among all government departments and agencies.

The October 2014 edition of the StatCan Blog looks at measures the agency undertakes as it develops its new website, slated to launch in beta form next month. One of the main tenets of building a better website is to take into account the needs of users.

By Gilles:
The folks at StatCan have been in the website stats business for many years, so they know pretty much what they need to do technically to keep up with security and accessibility issues. My only suggestion --- more a plea, actually --- is to archive the existing collection of StatCan material. Otherwise, anyone who has amassed a large collection of links over time, like the Canadian Social Research Links Guy, could suddenly see hundreds or even thousands of their links suddenly "go 404."
PLEASE keep the current StatCan links live (permanent redirect links, perhaps?)...
Merci.

Source:
StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue

October 15, 2014
Health Reports, October 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141015/dq141015b-eng.htm
The October 2014 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles.

The first article, Two approaches to linking census and hospital data,compares registry and non-registry approaches to linking 2006 Census data with hospital data from the Discharge Abstract Database for Manitoba and Ontario, two provinces for which health insurance registry data are available to Statistics Canada.

The second article, Use of acute care hospital services by immigrant seniors in Ontario: A linkage study,compares the hospitalization rates and length of stay in hospital of immigrant and Canadian-born seniors in Ontario using linked 2006 Census–Discharge Abstract Database information.

October 10, 2014
Labour Force Survey, September 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141010/dq141010a-eng.htm
Employment increased by 74,000 in September, nearly all in full-time work. This pushed the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%, the lowest since December 2008.

October 8, 2014
Study: Cross-border shopping, 2006 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141008/dq141008a-eng.htm
Cross-border shopping by Canadians in the United States rose between 2006 and 2012, but even with those increases, purchases from the United States were between 1% and 2% of total Canadian retail sales.

October 3, 2014
Study: End-of-life care, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141003/dq141003c-eng.htm
In 2012, 13% of Canadians (3.7 million) aged 15 and older reported providing end-of-life or palliative care to a family member or friend at some point in their lives. These caregivers helped the terminally ill with such tasks as personal or medical care, preparing meals, managing finances or providing transportation to and from medical appointments.

TIP : Scroll down to the bottom of the page for links to the following related analytical products on caregiving and care receiving:
* Young Canadians providing care
* Canadians with unmet home care needs
* Receiving care at home
* Family caregiving: What are the consequences?
* Portrait of Caregivers, 2012

Fact Sheet : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-652-x/89-652-x2014004-eng.htm

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

September 26, 2014
Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140926/dq140926b-eng.htm
On July 1, 2014, Canada's population was estimated at 35,540,400, up 386,100 or 1.1% over the last year (2013/2014). This increase was slightly lower than that of the previous year (+1.2% in 2012/2013) but similar to the average annual population increase for the last 30 years (+1.1%).

- Go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

Newsletter for Communities : September 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-016-x/11-016-x2014009-eng.html
Special issue: Ethnic Diversity and Immigration
* National Household Survey: Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity
* Study: Mixed unions in Canada, 2011
* Generation status: Canadian-born children of immigrants
* Projections of the Diversity of the Canadian Population, 2006 to 2031
* Getting to Know Canada with Statistics Canada

Video: Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity (duration 3:41)
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/video/video-eto-eng.cfm
Are you more of a visual person? Then you will certainly enjoy this short video presenting a quick overview of the immigration and ethnocultural diversity data from the 2011 National Household Survey.

September 24, 2014
Study: Young Canadians providing care, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140924/dq140924a-eng.htm
In 2012, 1.9 million (27%) of young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 29 provided some form of care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, disability or aging needs.

September 22
Government Finance Statistics, second quarter 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140922/dq140922c-eng.htm
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system which presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries.

See CANSIM table 385-0032
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=385-0032&p2=31

September 17, 2014
Population projections: Canada, the provinces and territories, 2013 to 2063
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140917/dq140917a-eng.htm
According to all projection scenarios, the Canadian population would continue to grow over the next 50 years, reaching between 40.0 million and 63.5 million people by 2063.

September 17, 2014
StatCan Blog, September 2014:
Projecting the population
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/ptp
It's more crystal clear thinking than crystal balls when the experts in Statistics Canada's Demography Division project what this country's population might be 25 or 50 years down the road. The September 2014 edition of the StatCan Blog looks at the process involved in coming up with solid, fact-based population projections for Canada and its provinces and territories.According to all projection scenarios, the Canadian population would continue to grow over the next 50 years, reaching between 40.0 million and 63.5 million people by 2063.

Earlier StatCan Blogs
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue

September 17, 2014
Health Reports, September 2014:
Positive mental health and mental illness

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140917/dq140917c-eng.htm
Based on results of the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey – Mental Health, 76.9% of Canadians aged 15 or older were categorized as having flourishing mental health. That is, they generally felt good about and functioned well in daily life. A further 1.5% were classified as languishing (low positive emotions, low positive functioning), while 21.6% were in moderate mental health (neither flourishing nor languishing).

September 16, 2014
Job vacancies, three-month average ending in June 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140916/dq140916b-eng.htm
Canadian businesses reported 235,000 job vacancies in June, up 15,000 compared with 12 months earlier. For every job vacancy, there were 5.8 unemployed people, down slightly from 6.2 in June 2013, the result of more job vacancies.

Available in CANSIM:
Table 284-0001 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0001&p2=31
Table 284-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0003&p2=31

September 15, 2014
The Canadian Productivity Review:
Productivity: What Is It? How Is It Measured? What Has Canada's Performance Been Over the Period 1961 to 2012?
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/15-206-x/15-206-x2014038-eng.htm
From the Introduction:
The productivity program at Statistics Canada produces a range of summary statistics on productivity and an industry database composed of outputs and inputs. The program also produces analysis that provides the public with an understanding of the portfolio of products and background issues.

September 11, 2014
University tuition fees, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140911/dq140911b-eng.htm
Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs paid 3.3% more on average in tuition fees for the 2014/2015 academic year this fall than they did a year earlier. A similar increase was observed in 2013/2014.

September 10, 2014
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), first quarter 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140910/dq140910c-eng.htm
The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds totalled $1.4 trillion at the end of the first quarter, up 5.3% from the fourth quarter of 2013.

September 9, 2014
Study: Canadians with unmet home care needs, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140909/dq140909a-eng.htm
In 2012, 792,000 Canadians 15 years of age and older reported that their needs for care in the home for a long-term illness, aging or disability condition were only partly met or not met at all.

Report : Canadians with unmet home care needs
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2014001/article/14042-eng.htm
September 2014
By Martin Turcotte

Source:
Insights on Canadian Society
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=75-006-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=0

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- Go to the Disability Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

September 5, 2014
Labour Force Survey, August 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140905/dq140905a-eng.htm
By Dana Flavelle
September 2, 2014

Related link from the
Toronto Star:

StatsCan’s August jobs numbers draw scrutiny : Economists eyeing data closely.
http://www.thestar.com/business/2014/09/02/statscans_august_jobs_numbers_draw_scrutiny.html
By Dana Flavelle
September 2, 2014
Statistics Canada is set to release its August job numbers on Friday.
(...) The economy had created just 157,000 new net jobs in the past 12 months, barely enough to keep up with Canada’s working age population growth. Most of those jobs have been part time.

September 5, 2014
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, second quarter 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140905/dq140905b-eng.htm
Labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 1.8% in the second quarter, after edging down 0.1% in the first quarter.

August 29, 2014
Canadian economic accounts, second quarter 2014 and June 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140829/dq140829a-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.8% in the second quarter, following a 0.2% increase in the first quarter. This was the largest quarterly gain since the third quarter of 2011. On a monthly basis, real GDP by industry increased 0.3% in June.

August 28, 2014
Pension plans in Canada, as of January 1, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140828/dq140828d-eng.htm

Table : Registered pension plan membership, by sector and type of plan
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140828/t140828d001-eng.htm

CANSIM Tables:
Table 280-0008 to 280-0014 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=280-0008..280-0014&p2=31
Table 280-0016 to 280-0027 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=280-0016..280-0027&p2=31

August 28, 2014
Labour Force Survey: Review of the July 2014 release
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/about-apercu/lfs-epa-2014-eng.htm
This review was initiated by the Chief Statistician of Canada in response to an error in Canada’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) release for the reference period of July 2014. The objective of this report is to determine what happened, why it occurred, why it was not caught in the quality assurance process, and what should be done to mitigate the risk of such errors in the future.
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The primary factor (contributing to the error) was the lack of understanding among team members of the impact of changes made to the dwelling identification number on the system as a whole.
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By Gilles: Oh yeah, that ----PLUS the fact that StatCan's staff contingent will by sitting at around 50% of its former glory days by the time the Harper Government™ gets through with them. Once lost, corporate memory is never quite regained. Stay tuned for more statistical boo-boos...

August 27, 2014
General Social Survey on caregiving and care receiving: Public use microdata file, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140827/dq140827f-eng.htm
The public use microdata file for Cycle 26 (2012) of the General Social Survey (GSS) is now available. Cycle 26 focused on Canadians who provided care to family and friends for a long-term health condition, disability or age-related problems, as well as those who received care from family, friends or professionals.
The StatCan Solution:
1. Produce a six-page report
2. Find an expendable official involved in the project who's willing to fall on his/her sword.

August 26, 2014
Study: Inuit health: Selected findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140826/dq140826b-eng.htm
In 2012, Inuit aged 15 years and older were less likely to report excellent or very good health compared with the Canadian population as a whole. Data drawn from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey provide a number of basic health indicators for the Inuit population, as well as information on health behaviours and selected social determinants of health.

(StatCan) Note to readers:
The Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) is a national survey on the social and economic conditions of Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit) aged 6 years and older. The 2012 APS represents the fourth cycle of the survey and focuses on issues of education, employment and health.

The article "Inuit health: Selected findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey" [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=89-653-X2014003&lang=eng ] reports on the self-reported health status and chronic conditions of Inuit aged 15 years and older. Also covered are health behaviors such as smoking and drinking, and selected determinants of health such as food insecurity, access to health care, housing and culture. The results are for all Inuit in Canada, presented by the total population, inside and outside Inuit Nunangat and the four Inuit regions. Data for the overall population of Canada were drawn from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey.

- Go to the First Nations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm

August 22, 2014
Consumer Price Index, July 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140822/dq140822a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.1% in the 12 months to July, following a 2.4% increase in June. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index decreased 0.1% in July, after rising 0.3% in June.

The Consumer Price Index, July 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=62-001-X

Video : Statistic Canada: "An overview of Canada's Consumer Price Index (CPI)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/sc/video/cpi

August 20, 2014
Study: Net worth of the household sector: A Canada–United States comparison, 1970 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140820/dq140820b-eng.htm
Canadian household net worth per capita reached 77% of the United States' level in 2012, according to a new study.

August 20, 2014
Going paperless : StatCan Blog, August 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/gp
The August edition of the StatCan Blog examines how technology is making the job of collecting data both easier and more efficient.

August 20, 2014
Health Reports, August 2014
The August 2014 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains one article:

Health-adjusted potential years of life lost due to treatable causes of death and illness
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=82-003-X201400814044&lang=eng
develops a measure of population health that combines years of life lost to death with a continuous measure of quality of life for years lived.

August 19, 2014
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in May 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140819/dq140819c-eng.htm
In May, there were 5.8 unemployed people for every job vacancy, down from 6.3 a year earlier, mostly a result of fewer unemployed people. There were 240,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, relatively unchanged from May 2013.

Available in CANSIM:
Table 284-0001 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0001&p2=31
Table 284-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0003&p2=31

August 15, 2014
Labour Force Survey, July 2014 (corrected)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140815/dq140815a-eng.htm
Employment rose by 42,000 in July, the result of an increase in part-time work (+60,000). The unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to 7.0%.
[NOTE : The revised numbers for July appear higher up in this issue of the newsletter

August 8, 2014
Labour Force Survey, July 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140808/dq140808a-eng.htm
Overall employment was unchanged in July, as gains in part-time work were offset by losses in full time. A decline in the number of people searching for work pushed the unemployment rate down 0.1 percentage points to 7.0%.

Related link:

Just how bad are Canada's latest job numbers released Friday by Statistics Canada?
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/just-how-bad-are-canadas-new-job-numbers
August 8, 2014

Five statistics that tell the story:

* 59,700: That's the number of full-time jobs that were lost last month.
* 200: Economists had expected the creation of 20,000 jobs in July. Instead, a mere 200 jobs were created overall, with part-time jobs offsetting the loss of full-time work.
* 0.7%: That's the growth of employment over the past year, with the addition of 115,300 new jobs. All this growth was in part-time work.
* 35,400: That's how many people dropped out of the labour force last month and are no longer being counted as unemployed.
* 65.9%: This is Canada's participation rate, which tracks the number of people searching for jobs. This is the first time since 2001 it has fallen below 66%.

Source:
PressProgress

http://www.pressprogress.ca/

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Stephen Harper's Conservative government says it's focused on "job creation and economic growth."
http://www.conservative.ca/?page_id=3583
With the support of our Economic Action Plan, the Canadian economy has created approximately one million net new jobs since the depths of the global economic recession.

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Fact check: putting the Conservatives' "million net new jobs" into context
http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/en/blog/fact-check-putting-conservatives-million-net-new-jobs-context
July 15, 2014
By Andrew Jackson
(...) Canada's employment rate – the proportion of the working-age population with a job – is still well below pre-recession levels.

Source:
Broadbent Institute

http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Organizations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ngobkmrk.htm

July 30, 2014
Study: The labour market in Canada and the United States since the last recession, 2007 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140730/dq140730b-eng.htm

July 29, 2014
2011 National Household Survey Public Use Microdata Files – Individuals File
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140729/dq140729c-eng.htm
The 2011 National Household Survey individuals file (public use microdata files) is now available.
See http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=99M0001X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=0

July 28, 2014
Financial information of universities and colleges, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140728/dq140728b-eng.htm
Final data for the 2012/2013 academic year from the Financial Information of Universities and Colleges Survey are now available.

CANSIM Tables:
Table 477-0058 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0058&p2=31
Table 477-0059 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=477-0059&p2=31

July 25, 2014
Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140725/dq140725b-eng.htm
Spending on research and development (R&D) in Canada's higher education sector increased 2.3% on a fiscal year basis between 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 to $12.1 billion. The higher education sector is composed of universities and affiliated research hospitals, experimental stations and clinics.

July 24, 2014
Newsletter for Communities - July 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-016-x/11-016-x2014007-eng.html
- incl. links to info about:
* Mixed unions in Canada, 2011
* Canadian Demographics at a Glance (short quiz)
* Prescription medication use by Canadians aged 6 to 79
* Police-reported hate crime in Canada, 2012
* Other News

Earlier issues of the Community Newsletter
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=11-016-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

July 23, 2014
Police-reported crime statistics, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140723/dq140723b-eng.htm

The Police-reported Crime Severity Index, which measures the volume and severity of crime, declined 9% in 2013 compared with 2012. This was the 10th consecutive decrease in the index. The traditional crime rate also declined in 2013 compared with 2012, falling 8%.1111111

Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140723/dq140723c-eng.htm

Related subjects:

Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2693&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Crimes and offences
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2102&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

July 23, 2014
Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140723/dq140723c-eng.htm
Calgary had the highest median total family income (before tax) of all census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in 2012 at $98,300, according to data derived from personal income tax returns. Calgary was followed by Edmonton ($96,030) and Ottawa–Gatineau ($94,230). These three CMAs have occupied the top three positions since 2009

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Household, family and personal income
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=2812&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

July 22, 2014
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in April 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140722/dq140722a-eng.htm
In April, there were 227,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, little changed compared with April 2013. There were 6.1 unemployed people for every job vacancy, also little changed compared with one year earlier. The national job vacancy rate was 1.5% in April, virtually unchanged compared with 12 months earlier.

Related CANSIM Tables
Table 284-0001 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0001&p2=31
Table284-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=284-0003&p2=31

July 22, 2014
Total income of farm operators, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140722/dq140722d-eng.htm
Data on total income of farm operators for 2012 are now available

Related CANSIM Tables
Tables 002-0034 to 002-0042 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=002-0034..002-0042&p2=31

July 18, 2014
Consumer Price Index, June 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140718/dq140718a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.4% in the 12 months to June, following a 2.3% increase in May. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in June, after rising 0.2% in May.

Consumer prices at a glance
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140620/dq140620c-eng.htm

July 17, 2014
Study: Ninety years of change in life expectancy, 1921 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140717/dq140717d-eng.htm
In 2011, Canadians lived an average of 81.7 years, an increase of almost 25 years since 1921.Dividing the study timeframe into 30-year periods shows that the gains in life expectancy are slowing down.

StatCan Note to readers:
This release presents data from the Vital Statistics – Death Database [ http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=3233 ], which collects demographic and cause of death information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all deaths in Canada.

It also presents data from the Canadian Mortality Database (CMDB), which is based on the Canadian Vital Statistics – Death Database:
[ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/health-sante/link-coup-eng.htm#cmdb ]

Source:
Health at a Glance

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=82-624-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

July 16, 2014
Study: The ups and downs of minimum wage, 1975 to 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140716/dq140716b-eng.htm
In 2013, the average minimum wage in Canada was $10.14 per hour. The 1975 minimum wage translated into 2013 dollars was almost identical at $10.13.

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Hours of work and work arrangements
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=311&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Wages, salaries and other earnings
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=238&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

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- Go to the Minimum Wage / Living Wage Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/minwage.htm

July 16, 2014
StatCan Blog, July 2014 : StatCan Calling

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue
The July edition of the StatCan Blog examines the role of interviewers and the challenges they encounter as they reach out to Canadians and invite them to share both their time and information. Success is paramount, as a low response rate from Canadians can be detrimental to the quality of the data gathered.

July 16, 2014
New Brunswick Wage Rate Survey, 2013/2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140714/dq140714a-eng.htm
There were large variations in wages across occupations in New Brunswick in 2013/2014. Of the occupations surveyed, the ones with the highest average hourly wage included dentists ($69.94), university professors and lecturers ($53.32) and pharmacists ($47.40).

The lowest paying occupations surveyed had hourly average wages below $13. These were home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations ($12.52); chefs ($12.67); estheticians, electrologists and related occupations ($12.67); as well as family, marriage and other related counsellors ($12.95).

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Hours of work and work arrangements
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=311&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Wages, salaries and other earnings
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=238&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

July 11, 2014
Labour Force Survey, June 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140711/dq140711a-eng.htm
Employment was little changed in June and the unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points to 7.1% as more people were searching for work.

Related link:

Unemployment rate rises to 7.1% in June
http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/07/11/newunemployment-rate-rises-to-7-1-as-economy-unexpectedly-sheds-9400-jobs/

Source:
National NewsWatch
http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/

July 10, 2014
Government Finance Statistics, first quarter 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140710/dq140710d-eng.htm
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system which presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries. Quarterly GFS data are available on CANSIM, for overall government in Canada and for four sectors from 1991 to the first quarter of 2014. These sectors are: federal government; provincial/territorial governments; local governments; and Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

Available in CANSIM table 385-0032
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=385-0032&p2=31

Related subjects:

Economic accounts
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3764&id=3764&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Financial and wealth accounts
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3764&id=1596&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Government financial statistics
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3764&id=3766&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Government
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3055&id=3055&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Balance sheets
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3055&id=3058&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Revenue and expenditures
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3055&id=3059&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

June 26, 2014
Police-reported hate crimes, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140626/dq140626b-eng.htm
In 2012, police reported 1,414 criminal incidents motivated by hate in Canada, 82 more incidents than in 2011. These hate crimes represented 4.1 incidents per 100,000 population.

June 26, 2014
Study: National saving in Canada and the United States, 1926 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140626/dq140626c-eng.htm
Saving rates are defined as the ratio of gross saving to gross income. National saving rates, in turn, are the sum of all saving in the economy. A new study tracked savings rate data in Canada and the United States from 1926 to 2011 and found both commonalities and differences.

Report : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0027m/11f0027m2014093-eng.htm

June 26, 2014
Police-reported cybercrime, 2011 and 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140626/dq140626g-eng.htm
Data for 2011 and 2012 on cybercrime are now available for a subset of police services across Canada reporting to the newest version of the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.

Data are available upon request.
[ WHY, StatCan, WHY? People shouldn't have to self-identify to gain access to this and other studies!! ]

Related subjects:

Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2693&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Crimes and offences
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2102&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Victims and victimization
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=455&lang=eng&type=DAILYART



Youth Unemployment in Canada : Challenges and Potential Solutions
Report of the Standing Committee on Finance

[Adopted by the Committee on June 5, 2014; Presented to the House on June 12, 2014]
James Rajotte, Chair
June 2014
41st Parliament, Second Session
(84 pages)

Table of Contents
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6658485&Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&File=9
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO: YOUTH AS STUDENTS
A. The statistical context
B. Federal supports
C. Witnesses’ views on the challenges faced by post-secondary students
D. Witnesses’ views on the solutions for post-secondary students
E. Witnesses’ views on the challenges faced by apprentices and other types of interns
F. Witnesses’ views on the solutions for apprentices and other types of interns
G. Witnesses’ views on the challenges faced by disadvantaged youth
H. Witnesses’ views on the solutions for disadvantaged youth
CHAPTER THREE: YOUTH AS POTENTIAL OR CURRENT EMPLOYEES
A. The statistical context
B. Federal supports
C. Witnesses’ views on the challenges faced by unemployed youth
D. Witnesses’ views on solutions for unemployed youth
E. Witnesses’ views on the challenges faced by employed youth
F. Witnesses’ views on solutions for employed youth
G. Witnesses’ views on the employment challenges faced by particular groups of youth
H. Witnesses’ views on solutions for the employment challenges faced by particular groups of youth
CHAPTER FOUR: YOUTH AS ENTREPRENEURS
A. The statistical context
B. Federal supports
C. Witnesses’ views on the challenges faced by youth entrepreneurs
D. Witnesses’ views on the solutions for youth entrepreneurs
CHAPTER FIVE: RECOMMENDATIONS
CHAPTER SIX: CONCLUSION

PDF version of the complete report (896K, 86 pages)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/Committee/412/FINA/Reports/RP6658485/finarp06/finarp06-e.pdf

Version française (HTML):
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6658485&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2&File=9&Language=F

Presentations to the Committee by individuals and groups
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6480660&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2
Links to over two dozen submissions from unions, non-governmental organizations and individuals

Source:
Standing Committee on Finance (FINA)

http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/CommitteeHome.aspx?Cmte=FINA&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

More FINA reports and government responses
http://www.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/ReportsResponses.aspx?Cmte=FINA&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=2

FINA is part of the Parliament of Canada website:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/


What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last

[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

June 23, 2014
Residential Telephone Service Survey, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140623/dq140623a-eng.htm
[Not really social research, but interesting reading...]
More than one in five households in Canada have cell phones as their only form of telephone service. In 2013, 21% of households reported using a cell phone exclusively, up from 13% in 2010.
(...)
Total cell phone use, whether used exclusively or in combination with other types of phone service, continues to grow in popularity in Canada. In 2013, 83% of Canadian households had an active cell phone, up from 78% in 2010.

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Table : % of households by type of telephone service, by province
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140623/t140623a001-eng.htm

Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140620/dq140620e-eng.htm
Provincial and territorial data for 2013 on labour productivity and its related variables for the business sector by industry are now available.These data are consistent with those incorporated in the provincial and territorial gross domestic product by industry for 2013, released on April 29, 2014.

Available in CANSIM:
Table 383-0029 to 383-0031 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=383-0029..383-0031&p2=31

June 19, 2014
Canadian Demographics at a Glance
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-003-x/91-003-x2014001-eng.htm
Canadian Demographics at a glance is designed to gather a maximum of demographic information in a single document, giving users an easily and quickly accessible up-to-date picture of the Canadian population. It presents data on demographic growth, fertility, mortality, migratory movements, aging and ethno-cultural diversity of the population in the form of tables and graphs accompanied by a brief analytical commentary

Section one: Population growth and age structure
Section two: Components of population growth
Section three: Composition of the population
Section four: Regional portrait

- Go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

Newsletter for Communities, June 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-016-x/11-016-x2014006-eng.html
In the news:
Understanding Labour Force Data
By André Langdon, Communications Advisor, Statistics Canada

June 18, 2014
Global stats
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/gs

(...)
How do statisticians measure the relative national contributions to activities spread across a global production-value chain, when five or six countries might be involved in the development, parts, assembly and marketing of a product? How do they properly categorize factoryless goods producers—firms that handle every part of making their products except the actual fabrication? These are some of the new challenges facing statistical agencies.

June 18, 2014
Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=91-209-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0
The Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada analyses recent demographic patterns at the national, provincial and subprovincial levels. Trends in population growth and the evolution of the various components of Canada's population growth - fertility, mortality and migration (interprovincial and international) - as well as marital status, are examined.

Latest release : June 18, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-209-x/91-209-x2014001-eng.htm

June 18, 2014
Migration: Interprovincial, 2011/2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/91-209-x/2014001/article/14012-eng.htm
By Stephanie Willbond
Data source
Number of interprovincial migrants in Canada
Interprovincial in-migrants and out-migrants
Net interprovincial migration
A closer look at Alberta
Who are the movers?
A look into 2012/2013
Summary

June 17, 2014
Job vacancies, three-month average ending in March 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140617/dq140617a-eng.htm
Canadian businesses reported 206,000 job vacancies in March, down 17,000 compared with 12 months earlier. For every job vacancy, there were 6.8 unemployed people, up from 6.3 in March 2013, the result of fewer job vacancies.

June 17, 2014
Study: Mixed unions in Canada, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140617/dq140617b-eng.htm
As Canada's population is becoming increasingly diverse, more people are forming a conjugal union with someone from a different ethnocultural background. Data from the 2011 National Household Survey show that about 360,045 couples were in mixed unions, that is, relationships where one spouse or partner is a member of a visible minority while the other is not, or where the spouses or partners are from different visible minority groups. The proportion of couples in mixed unions increased over a 20-year period, from 2.6% of all couples in 1991 to 3.1% in 2001 and 4.6% a decade later in 2011.

Mixed Unions in Canada - complete report
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/as-sa/99-010-x/99-010-x2011003_3-eng.cfm

June 17, 2014
Canada's population estimates: Census families, July 1, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140617/dq140617e-eng.htm

June 13, 2014
Study: Receiving care at home, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140613/dq140613c-eng.htm
In 2012, about 2.2 million Canadians with a long-term illness, disability or aging needs had received care in their own home in the last 12 months. This represented 8% of all Canadians aged 15 years or older. A new study using data from the 2012 General Social Survey found that the proportion of Canadians receiving care was similar across the country. The only exceptions were Newfoundland and Labrador, where the proportion was higher at 9%, and Alberta, where it was lower at 5%.

This release is based on the analytical paper Receiving care at home [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=89-652-X2014002&lang=eng ]. The report uses data from the 2012 General Social Survey on Caregiving and Care Receiving to examine Canadians who rely on care in the home, including the reason for care, the types of people providing help and the nature and intensity of care. It also looks at the satisfaction with the care received.

Related subjects:

Health
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2966&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Health care services
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2967&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3867&id=3867&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Population aging
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3867&id=990&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Care and social support
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70001&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

June 12, 2014
Canadian Community Health Survey, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140612/dq140612b-eng.htm
New data from the 2013 Canadian Community Health Survey show that roughly one in five youths aged 12 to 17 reported height and weight that classified them as overweight or obese.

June 12, 2014
Health Indicators, June 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140612/dq140612b-eng.htm
- includes the following indicators:
* Overweight and obese youth * Overweight and obese adults * High blood pressure * Physical activity * Fruit and vegetable consumption * Heavy drinking * Smoking

Health Fact Sheets (all dated June 12, 2014)
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=82-625-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0
- incl. links to fact sheets on the following topics:
* Smoking, 2013
* Physical activity during leisure time, 2013
* Perceived life stress, 2013
* Perceived health, 2013
* Overweight and obese youth (self-reported), 2013
* Overweight and obese adults (self-reported), 2013
* High blood pressure, 2013
* Heavy drinking, 2013
* Fruit and vegetable consumption, 2013
* Exposure to second-hand smoke at home, 2013
* Diabetes, 2013
* Asthma, 2013
* Arthritis, 2013
* Access to a regular medical doctor, 2013

June 11, 2014
Registered apprenticeship training programs, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140611/dq140611b-eng.htm
Apprenticeship training programs across Canada received 104,280 new registrations and reinstatements in 2012, up 6.8% from 2011. This marked the highest number of new registrations and reinstatements (individuals who were reinstated in 2012 after a year or more of absence) since the beginning of the economic downturn in 2008. Total registrations in apprenticeship training programs across Canada increased 4.3% from 2011 to 444,672 in 2012.

Related subjects:

Education, training and learning
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=1821&id=1821&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Adult education and training
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=1821&id=966&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Job training and educational attainment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2624&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

June 10, 2014
Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), fourth quarter 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140610/dq140610a-eng.htm
The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds totalled $1.3 trillion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013, up 5.8% from the third quarter. Pension fund investments in stocks grew 9.4% in the fourth quarter, surpassing the 6.4% gain in the value of shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange for the same period. The value of bond holdings increased 3.6%, while investments in real estate assets grew 3.3%.

- includes two tables:
* Trusteed pension funds: Market value of assets by type
* Trusteed pension funds: Revenue and expenditures

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Pension plans and funds and other retirement income programs
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=70008&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Income, pensions and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=70000&id=70005&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

June 6, 2014
Federal Scientific Activities
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=88-204-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0
This report provides statistical information of the federal government's activities in science and technology. It covers expenditures and person-years by type of science, performing sectors, provinces and federal departments and agencies. Technical notes, definitions, bibliography and subject index are included.

StatCan Note (on the report page):
"This product, Federal Scientific Activities 2014/2015, will be the last edition of the publication.
All of the data currently in the publication are available free of charge in CANSIM."
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Bah-Bye, evidence-based policy-making!
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Latest report:

Federal Scientific Activities in 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/88-204-x/88-204-x2014001-eng.htm
* Highlights
--- Science and technology expenditures by federal departments and agencies in 2014/2015 : $10.3 billion dollars.
[Good writing tip : In the previous line, it's redundant to use both a dollar sign and the word "dollars".]
--- $7.9 billion to be directed to natural sciences and engineering and the remaining $2.4 billion to social sciences and humanities.
* Analysis
* Tables
* Data quality, concepts and methodology
* User information
* Related products

Earlier reports in this series (back to 1998/99)
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=88-204-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=1

June 6, 2014
Labour Force Survey, May 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140606/dq140606a-eng.htm
Employment edged up by 26,000 in May, driven by gains in part-time work. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 7.0% as there were more people in the labour market. Overall employment growth has been subdued since August 2013.

Related link:

Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140606/dq140606b-eng.htm

June 3, 2014
Census of Trusteed Pension Funds, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140603/dq140603a-eng.htm
About 5.2 million Canadian workers had pension assets managed by trusteed pension funds in 2012, up 2.7% from 2010. The Census of Trusteed Pension Funds, conducted every two years, tracks the number of funds, membership and financial information of trusteed pension funds. Data are available by sector (public or private), type of plan and contributory status.

June 2, 2014
Canadian and U.S. Prices, 1985 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-626-x/11-626-x2014035-eng.htm
The appreciation of the Canadian dollar post 2000 sparked renewed interest in the size of the difference in the prices paid for consumer goods in Canada and the United States. At issue is whether Canadian consumers pay more than U.S. consumers for standardized products that are traded freely between the two countries, such as books, electronic equipment and automobiles, even after the Canada–U.S. exchange rate is taken into account.

May 30, 2014
Canadian economic accounts, first quarter of 2014 and March 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140530/dq140530a-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.3% in the first quarter, following 0.7% growth in the fourth quarter of 2013. This was the smallest increase since the fourth quarter of 2012. On a monthly basis, real GDP by industry edged up 0.1% in March.

May 29, 2014
Study: Difference in earnings between the less and more highly educated immigrants entering Canada, 1984 to 2007
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140529/dq140529c-eng.htm

May 29, 2014
Food availability, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140529/dq140529e-eng.htm
Data on food availability per person for selected products, as well as on the supply and disposition of these products, are now available for 2013.
The food availability data series is the result of a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Statistics Canada.

Available in CANSIM:
Table 002-0010 ---
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=002-0010&p2=31
Table 002-0011 --- http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=002-0011&p2=31

May 29, 2014
Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, census year 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140529/dq140529f-eng.htm

May 28, 2014
Police-reported sexual offences against children and youth in Canada, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140528/dq140528a-eng.htm
There were about 14,000 children and youth (under the age of 18) who were victims of a police-reported sexual offence in Canada in 2012. This represented a rate of 205 for every 100,000 children and youth.

May 28, 2014
Study: Adjusting the scales: Obesity in the Canadian population after correcting for respondent bias, 2011-2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140528/dq140528c-eng.htm

May 28, 2014
Federal government spending on science and technology, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140528/dq140528g-eng.htm
Science and technology expenditures by federal departments and agencies are expected to decline 5.4% from the previous fiscal year to $10.3 billion dollars in 2014/2015. Federal government science and technology spending peaked in 2010/2011 and has posted annual declines in expenditures since then.

May 21, 2014
Health Reports, May 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140521/dq140521b-eng.htm
The May 2014 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles:
* Self-reported financial barriers to care among patients with cardiovascular-related chronic conditions
* Are the fittest Canadian adults the healthiest?

May 21, 2014
Quality : The Sequel
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/qts-qls-eng
StatCan Blog, May 2014
NOTE : Scroll down to the bottom of the blog posting for the Comments section for the stock reply to any query regarding the quality of the National Housing Survey...

May 21, 2014
Income of immigrants: Atlantic provinces, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140521/dq140521e-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for the Atlantic provinces are now available for 1980 to 2011.

Available in CANSIM:
* Table 054-0016 :
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0016&p2=31
* Table 054-0017 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0017&p2=31

May 20, 2014
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in February 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140520/dq140520c-eng.htm
There were 194,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses in February, a decline of 21,000 compared with February 2013. There were 7.0 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 6.3 one year earlier. This increase in the ratio of unemployment to job vacancy was mostly the result of the decline in job vacancies.The national job vacancy rate was 1.3% in February, down from 1.5% a year earlier.

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Industries
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2623&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

May 20, 2014
Income of immigrants: Quebec, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140520/dq140520d-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Quebec are now available for 1980 to 2011.

Available in CANSIM

* Table 054-0014 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0014&p2=31
* Table 054-0015 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0015&p2=31

May 16, 2014
Income of immigrants: Ontario, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140516/dq140516f-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Ontario are now available for 1980 to 2011. Tables at the Canada level were released in The Daily on December 23, 2013 [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/131223/dq131223h-eng.htm ].

Available in CANSIM:
* Table 054-0012 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0012&p2=31
* Table 054-0013 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0013&p2=31

NOTE : For a more detailed description of immigrant admission categories from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/glossary.asp

May 15, 2014
Study: The distribution of employment growth rates in Canada:
The role of high-growth and rapidly shrinking firms, 2000 to 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140515/dq140515b-eng.htm
Studies on job growth typically seek answers to questions such as: What is the source of the growth of jobs? Does job growth lie predominantly in small, large, young or old firms? Where is job growth strongest? Where is it most volatile? An earlier Statistics Canada study , published in The Daily on July 5, 2012 [ http://goo.gl/P56ZcC ], showed that the average annual rate of job growth does not differ significantly for firms of different sizes once the age of the firm is taken into account. A new study looks at whether large positive or negative growth rates can be found among growing and declining firms.

Related research paper:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=11F0027M2014091&lang=eng

Similar studies
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/economicanalysis

May 15, 2014
Income of immigrants: Manitoba, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140515/dq140515d-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Manitoba are now available for 1980 to 2011

Available in CANSIM:
* Table 054-0010 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0010&p2=31
* Table 054-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0011&p2=31

May 14, 2014
Income of immigrants: Saskatchewan, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140514/dq140514c-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Saskatchewan are now available for 1980 to 2011.

Available in CANSIM:
* Table 054-0008 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0008&p2=31
* Table054-0009 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0009&p2=31

May 13, 2014
Income of immigrants: Alberta, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140513/dq140513d-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for Alberta are now available for 1980 to 2011.

Available in CANSIM:
* Table 054-0006 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0006&p2=31
* Table054-0006 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0007&p2=31

May 13, 2014
Guide to the Labour Force Survey, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/71-543-g/71-543-g2014001-eng.htm
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a household survey carried out monthly by Statistics Canada. Since its inception in 1945, the objectives of the LFS have been to divide the working-age population into three mutually exclusive classifications - employed, unemployed, and not in the labour force - and to provide descriptive and explanatory data on each of these categories.

May 12, 2014
Correctional services key indicators, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140512/dq140512a-eng.htm
Data from the Corrections Key Indicator Report for Adults and Youth are now available for 2012/2013.

Available in CANSIM:
* Table 054-0005 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=251-0005&p2=31
* Table 054-0006 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=251-0006&p2=31
* Table 054-0008: http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=251-0008&p2=31

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The Juristat bulletin "Correctional services key indicators, 2012/2013" is now available:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85-002-X201400114007&lang=eng

May 12, 2014
Income of immigrants: British Columbia, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140512/dq140512b-eng.htm
Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database for British Columbia are now available for 1980 to 2011

Available in CANSIM:
* Table 054-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0004&p2=31
* Table 054-0005 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=054-0005&p2=31

May 9, 2014
Labour Force Survey, April 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140509/dq140509a-eng.htm
Employment decreased by 29,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.9% as the number of people participating in the labour market edged down. There has been little overall employment growth in Canada since August 2013.

Labour Force Information, April 13-19, 2014 (and earlier)
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=71-001-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

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Related link from the
Toronto Star:

Canadian economy sheds 28,900 jobs
http://www.thestar.com/business/economy/2014/05/09/statscan_to_release_jobs_numbers_today_amid_controversy.html
May 9, 2014
The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost 28,900 net jobs in April, fewer people looked for work, and the unemployment rate remained stuck at 6.9 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday.
(...)
Earlier this week, the federal Auditor General was critical of another Statscan employment-related survey, saying it doesn’t provide enough information on where and what kind of jobs are vacant.

The monthly data in Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140509/dq140509a-eng.htm ] is so volatile as to be almost meaningless, many private sector economists have complained.

Source:
Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/

May 9, 2014
The World Bank International Comparison Program for purchasing power: Overall ranking of countries, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140509/dq140509b-eng.htm
On April 30, 2014, the World Bank's International Comparison Program released an update for 2011, comparing the purchasing power in levels for 199 countries. In this ranking based on purchasing power parities, Canada placed 23rd for gross domestic product per capita and 11th for actual individual consumption per capita.

April 29, 2014
Study: Living arrangements of children in Canada, 1901 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140429/dq140429c-eng.htm
Between 1901 and 2011, the family circumstances and living arrangements of Canadian children changed in many ways, according to historical information from the censuses of population.
(...) The 2011 Census was the first to provide information about stepfamilies in Canada. That year, 11% of all Canadian children aged 24 and under, or about 1 million children, were in stepfamilies.

The article "Living arrangements of children in Canada: A century of change": (PDF - 926K)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2014001/article/11919-eng.pdf
...is now available online in the most recent edition of Insights on Canadian Society:
http://goo.gl/z09QLL

Related subjects:

Children and youth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Families, households and housing
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=40000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Living arrangements of individuals
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=40000&id=40002&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Population and demography
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3867&id=3867&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Population changes
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3867&id=3869&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

April 28, 2014
Study: Wages and full-time employment rates of young high school graduates and bachelor's degree holders, 1997 to 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140428/dq140428a-eng.htm
The oil boom of the 2000s, increases in real minimum wages and strong growth in the relative number of those earning bachelor's degrees contributed to a narrowing of wage differences between young high school graduates and bachelor's degree holders over the last decade. The findings, contained in a new study, focused on graduates between the 2000-to-2002 and the 2010-to-2012 period. Over that time, average real hourly wages of male high school graduates aged 20 to 34 employed full-time increased by 9%, while women in the same demographic had an 11% rise.

The complete study (PDF - 620K, 37 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2014360-eng.pdf

April 23, 2014
Firearms and violent crime in Canada, 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140423/dq140423b-eng.htm
Police services reported 5,600 victims of firearm-related violent crime in 2012, about 1,800 fewer victims of this type of crime than in 2009.
("LET'S BUILD MORE PRISONS!!")

April 22, 2014
Youth correctional services, 2011/2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140422/dq140422e-eng.htm
Additional 2011-2012 data from the Youth Custody and Community Services survey are now available.

Available in CANSIM table 251-0009
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=251-0009&p2=31

Related subjects:

Children and youth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20000&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Crime and justice (youth)
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=20000&id=20002&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2693&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Correctional services
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2149&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

April 16, 2014
Two articles from the
April 2014 edition of Health Reports:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/82-003-x2014004-eng.htm
[NOTE : Click the link above for an abstract, the PDF version of both articles and a news release.]

Perceived barriers to primary care among western Canadians with chronic conditions
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2014004/article/11923-eng.htm
By Paul E. Ronksley et al.
About a third of Canadians have chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. The care of patients with chronic conditions has become a major focus in health services research and public health policy, and the direct costs of managing these conditions exceed $40 billion a year. Even so, not all Canadians with chronic conditions receive the care they require.

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Trends in out-of-pocket health care expenditures in Canada, by household income, 1997 to 2009
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2014004/article/11924-eng.htm

Source:
Health Reports
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/healthreports
Health Reports, published by the Health Analysis Division of Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research.

Related link:

Health in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/health-sante/index-eng.htm

April 16, 2014
Health Profile, December 2013
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/health-sante/82-228/index.cfm?Lang=E
[The Health Profile has been updated with data from the 2011 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey.]
This application is designed to give quick access to the latest health-related data for a selected health region or census metropolitan area, providing the corresponding provincial data by default, but users can easily select a different area for comparison.

The Health Profile features sub-provincial data from a number of sources including Statistics Canada's vital statistics, Canadian Cancer Registry, the Canadian Community Health Survey, Census of Population and National Household Survey, as well as hospitalization data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Source:
Health Profile
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=82-228-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

"For every job vacancy, there were 6.2 unemployed people in 2013, up from 5.4 in 2012"

April 15, 2014
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in January 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140415/dq140415c-eng.htm
In January, there were 193,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, little changed compared with January 2013. There were 6.7 unemployed people for every job vacancy, compared with 6.4 one year earlier. The national job vacancy rate was 1.3% in January, compared with 1.4% recorded 12 months earlier.

For 2013 as a whole, there was an average of 219,000 job vacancies per month among Canadian businesses, down from 252,000 in 2012 and 236,000 in 2011. For every job vacancy, there were 6.2 unemployed people in 2013, up from 5.4 in 2012. The increase in the unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio was the result of fewer job vacancies, as the number of unemployed people was little changed. In 2011, the ratio was 5.9 unemployed people for every job vacancy.

April 10, 2014
Long-term Care Facilities Survey, 2011 and 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140410/dq140410d-eng.htm
Data from the Long-term Care Facilities Survey for 2011 and 2012 are now available.
Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5203.
For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; infostats@statcan.gc.ca) or Media Relations (613-951-4636; mediahotline@statcan.gc.ca)

Related subjects:

Health
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2966&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Health care services
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2967&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

April 4, 2014
Labour Force Survey, March 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140404/dq140404a-eng.htm
Employment increased by 43,000 in March, driven by gains among youths. The unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points to 6.9%. Overall employment growth in Canada has been subdued since August 2013.

April 3, 2014
Canadian Community Health Survey – Mental Health: Public Use Microdata File, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140403/dq140403f-eng.htm
The product Canadian Community Health Survey – Mental Health: Public Use Microdata File, 2012, is now available. Data are based on interviews with approximately 25,000 respondents aged 15 and older residing in households in all provinces. The file includes information on a wide range of topics, such as mental health status, access to and perceived need for formal and informal services and supports, functioning and disability, and other characteristics.

Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health: Public Use Microdata File
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=82M0021X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=0

From Insights on Canadian Society:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=75-006-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

April 2, 2014
Study: Occupational profile and overqualification of young workers in Canada, 1991 to 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140402/dq140402a-eng.htm
Between 1991 and 2011, young Canadians aged 25 to 34 became more likely to be employed in professional occupations. However, a portion of them were "overqualified" during this period—that is, working in occupations requiring lower levels of education.

Also from Insights on Canadian Society:

April 2, 2014
Changes in the occupational profile of young men and women in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2014001/article/11915-eng.htm

March 31, 2014
General Social Survey: Caregiving, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140331/dq140331h-eng.htm
Data from the 2012 General Social Survey on caregiving are now available.

CANSIM tables 114-0001 to 114-0013
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=114-0001..114-0013&p2=31

March 27, 2014
Charitable donors, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140327/dq140327c-eng.htm
Both the amount donated to charities by taxfilers and the number of people reporting charitable donations fell from 2011 to 2012. Donations reported by taxfilers declined 1.9% to $8.3 billion in 2012, while the number of people reporting charitable donations on their 2012 income tax return decreased by 1.4% to 5.6 million.

- includes two tables:
Table 1 : Charitable donations – Canada, provinces and territories
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140327/t140327c001-eng.htm
Table 2 : Charitable donations – Census metropolitan areas
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140327/t140327c002-eng.htm

Available in CANSIM table 111-0001 to 111-0003:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=111-0001..111-0003&p2=31

Related subjects:

Income, pensions, spending and wealth
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=3868&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Household spending and savings
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=3868&id=2180&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=75&id=75&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Volunteering and donating
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=75&id=80&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

March 27, 2014
Juristat
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objectId=85-002-X&objectType=2&language=0&limit=0
This publication provides in-depth analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of justice-related topics and issues. Topics include crime, victimization, homicide, civil, family and criminal courts, and correctional services. It is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice system as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects.

Recent Juristat articles:
(Click the link above to access the articles below.)
* Firearms and violent crime, 2012 - March 27, 2014
* Admissions to adult correctional services in Canada, 2011/2012 - March 20, 2014
* Admissions to youth correctional services in Canada, 2011/2012 - March 20, 2014
* Police Resources in Canada, 2013 - March 27, 2014
* Legal aid in Canada, 2012/2013 - March 11, 2014
* Shelters for abused women in Canada, 2012 - February 27, 2014
* Victim services in Canada, 2011/2012 - February 13, 2014

March 27, 2014
National Household Survey: Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity (10 links)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140326/pn140326-eng.htm

March 25, 2014
Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140325/dq140325b-eng.htm
Total contributions to registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) amounted to $35.7 billion in 2012, up 3.8% from 2011. Data are based on tax returns filed for 2012. Just under 6.0 million taxfilers contributed to an RRSP in 2012, virtually unchanged from 2011. The percentage of taxfilers who contributed to an RRSP edged down from 24.0% in 2011 to 23.7% in 2012. This percentage decline was mainly the result of an increase in the number of taxfilers.

- includes two tables:
Table 1 : Registered retirement savings plan contributors – Canada, provinces and territories
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140325/t140325b001-eng.htm

Table 2 : Registered retirement savings plan contributors – Census metropolitan areas
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140325/t140325b002-eng.htm

Available in CANSIM:
Table 111-0039 - http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=111-0039&p2=31
Table111-0040 - http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=111-0040&p2=31

- Go to the Statistics Canada Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/statcan_archive.htm

- contains links to hundreds of reports!


 

Status of Women Canada

- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/women.htm


 

Supreme Court of Canada

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- Links to press releases, recent judgments, weekly bulletins and Supreme Court judgments back to 1989
Site map - all on one page

News Releases
 


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Case Law Search - search case law decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada (1993 to date), the Federal Court of Canada (1993-1995) and the B.C. Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (1996 to date) 
Source:
The Internet Law Library
(Browsable Law Directories)


 

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Government of Canada Tables 2014-2015 Main Estimates with $800-Million Decrease in Planned Voted Expenditures
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=index&crtr.page=1&nid=819829
News Release
February 27, 2014
Today, the Government of Canada tabled the 2014–2015 Main Estimates in the House of Commons. This year's Main Estimates reflect a steady decrease in voted appropriations, with this year's voted budgetary amount down nearly $800 million from last year.

2014-2015 Estimates
Parts I and II : The Government Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates

HTML version : http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/me-bpd/20142015/me-bpdtb-eng.asp
PDF version (1.3MB, 396 pages) : http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/me-bpd/20142015/me-bpd-eng.pdf
Excerpt:
The Estimates are comprised of three parts:
Part I – Government Expenditure Plan – provides an overview of the Government’s requirements and changes in estimated expenditures from previous fiscal years.
Part II – Main Estimates – supports the appropriation acts with detailed information on the estimated spending and authorities being sought by each federal organization requesting appropriations.
Part III – Departmental Expenditure Plans – consists of two components: Reports on Plans and Priorities and Departmental Performance Reports

Additional Information:

2014–15 Statutory Forecasts
HTML :
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/me-bpd/20142015/sf-pl-eng.asp
PDF (197 KB) : http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/me-bpd/20142015/sf-pl-eng.pdf

2014–15 Budgetary Expenditures by Standard Objects
HTML : http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/me-bpd/20142015/beso-dbacd-eng.asp
PDF (89 KB) : http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/me-bpd/20142015/beso-dbacd-eng.pdf

2014–15 Budgetary Expenditures by Strategic Outcome and Program
HTML :
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/me-bpd/20142015/esop-drsp-eng.asp
PDF (246 KB) : http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/me-bpd/20142015/esop-drsp-eng.pdf

Source:
Government Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates Publications
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/esp-pbc/me-bpd-eng.asp
- main page for links to Main Estimates publications for the current year and back to 1996–97

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Estimates Publications and Appropriation Acts
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/esp-pbc/esp-pbc-eng.asp
Everything you wanted to know about the federal government expenditure management process but were afraid to ask...
- includes the Government Expenditure Plan (overview of federal spending) and Main Estimates ( list of the financial resources required by individual departments, agencies and Crown corporations for the upcoming fiscal year), along with Departmental Expenditure Plans.
Recommended reading for number-crunchers --- includes riveting (if you can stay awake) reading, e.g., Reports on Plans and Priorities (expenditure plans for each department and agency, excluding Crown corporations) and Departmental Performance Reports (individual department and agency accounts of actual accomplishments against plans, priorities and expected results set out in their respective Report on Plans and Priorities. If you're still reading this, then you'll definitely be interested in the Supplementary Estimates section --- and much more!

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Treasury Board President Clement Lays
Groundwork for Responsible Government Spending

June 3, 2011
Ottawa – The Honourable Tony Clement tabled his first document as President of the Treasury Board today, laying the foundation for responsible government spending with the 2011–12 Main Estimates. (...) The 2011–12 Main Estimates total $250.8 billion in expenditures for transfer payments and operating and capital costs, as well as public debt charges. The Main Estimates provide a listing of the resources required by individual departments and agencies for the upcoming fiscal year.

Backgrounder - the big picture.

2011-12 Parts I and II - Main Estimates (PDF - 1.9MB, 519 pages)
Recommended reading!
- incl. Budgetary Expenditures by Strategic Outcome and Program Activity

2011–12 Part III - Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPP)
Recommended reading!
Main Estimates and Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPPs) are one of the more useful federal government tools for analysts interested in the nuts and bolts of departmental programs and spending. [ Read more about RPPs ]
The 2011-2012 reports are organized by Department.
Click the 2011-12 link above, then select a department or agency and enlighten yourself...

Sample RPP content:
Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSDC)
- includes links to:
* 2011–12 Reports on Plans and Priorities <===detailed information at the Department level
* Supplementary Information (Tables)
* Details on Transfer Payments Programs <=== spending forecasts and estimates from 2011-2012 to 2013-2014
* Greening Government Operations (GGO)
* Horizontal Initiatives
* Upcoming Internal Audits and Evaluations over the next three fiscal years
* Sources of Respendable and Non-respendable Revenue
* Strategic Outcomes

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Tabling of Canada's Performance Reports 2006-2007
November 23, 2007
NOTE: A
long with the Public Accounts of Canada (see the link below, under "Related links"), Departmental performance reports are a valuable resource for government watchdogs and for students of federal government programs and policies --- these departmental reports include descriptive info on the programs administered by the federal government, along with targets and achievements for each federal government institution. Because the main focus of the Canadian Social Research Links website is information about welfare and financial assistance from governments to individuals, I've presented (below) links to departmental reports for only for Human Resources and Social Development Canada and the Department of Finance Canada, the two main federal departments in the social program field. And yes, I *know* that there are many more federal departments and agencies (like the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Canada Revenue Agency and Status of Women Canada, to name but a few, that are involved in the social program field. The content below is presented as a sample only of the impressive amount of information that you can find for each federal institution in these performance reports.

Canada's Performance:
The Government of Canada's Contribution
2006-07 Annual Report to Parliament of the
President of the Treasury Board of Canada
HTML version
PDF version
(1MB, 92 pages)
This is the general report.

Departmental Performance Reports (DPRs) - Part III Estimates
List of Institutions

- links to individual DPRs for 90 departments, boards, agencies, commissssions, etc.

Select a federal institution from the above list to see detailed information about the programs it administers, and how well it is administering those programs. For example, Human Resources and Social Development Canada expenditures on programs and services in 2006-2007 exceeded $79 billion. Follow the (HTML or PDF) link below to see how they spent it.

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Related links:

Public Accounts of Canada
The Public Accounts of Canada, which include the Financial Statements of the Government of Canada (see Volume I, Section 2), are tabled in the House of Commons

Supplementary Estimates, 2007-2008 (All depts.)

Supplementary Estimates, 2007-2008 - HRSDC

Supplementary Estimates, 2007-2008 - Finance Canada

Other Reports of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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President of the Treasury Board tables 2006-2007 Main Estimates
News Release
April 25, 2006[2006-04-25]
Treasury Board President John Baird today tabled the 2006-2007 Main Estimates in the House of Commons. The Main Estimates support the government's request for parliamentary authority to spend money to ensure the continued operation of government.

2006-2007 Main Estimates - Government of Canada

Source:
Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)

Speaking of accountability (also from TBS):

Turning a New Leaf - Federal Accountability Act and Action Plan
- incl. links to : Highlights - Fact Sheets - Public Brochure - Commitments and Proposed Actions - News Releases and Speeches - Federal Accountability Act (Text of Bill C-2) - Federal Accountability Action Plan - Related Links -
E-mail Updates

Canada's Performance 2004 – A Significant Step Toward Developing a more Robust Aboriginal Report Card
News Release
December 2, 2004
"Ottawa – The Honourable Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board, today tabled Canada's Performance 2004 in the House of Commons. Canada's Performance is an annual government-wide report that tracks how we are doing as a nation – highlighting both our strengths and areas for improvement."

Canada's Performance 2004
"Canada's Performance 2004 tracks how we are doing as a nation in six key areas of federal government involvement - highlighting both strengths and the areas where we can do better. The report provides a whole of government perspective from which to view the plans, results and resources of individual federal departments and agencies as presented in their spring planning and fall performance reports."

- the report is divided into six themes : Canada's Place in the World - Canada's Economy - Society, Culture and Democracy - Aboriginal Peoples - The Health of Canadians - The Canadian Environment.

Previous Years' Performance Reports - back to 1996

2004-2005 Main Estimates and Reports on Plans and Priorities
News Release
October 8, 2004

"OTTAWA – Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board, today tabled in the House of Commons, the 2004-2005 Main Estimates detailing $186.1 billion in expenditures. The 2004-2005 Main Estimates are being re-tabled as a result of the general election and the dissolution of Parliament this past June, which did not allow time to obtain full approval from Parliament. 'In March, Parliament approved approximately three quarters of the 2004-05 Main Estimates,' said Minister Alcock. 'With today's re-tabling, approval is being sought for the remainder of the government's expenditure plan.'"
- incl. (all on the same page): Backgrounders - The Estimates Process - Overview of the 2004-2005 Main Estimates - Overview of the 2004-2005 Reports on Plans and Priorities for the Government of Canada

2004–2005 Estimates
Part I : The Government Expenditure Plan

NOTE: you have to keep clicking the button marked "Next" in the left margin to navigate your way through this document, page by page.
PDF version (1.1MB, 6 pages) - [less hassle to read...]

Part II : Main Estimates
- use the links on the left side of the page to access different sections of the main estimates

Part III : Reports on Plans and Priorities - Federal Government
- links to plans and priorities for the current fiscal year for each federal government department and agency
, from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to Western Economic Diversification Canada.

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat: Tabling of the 2004-2005 Main Estimates*
News Release
February 24, 2004
- incl. detailed backgrounder

Complete report:

2004–2005 Estimates Parts I and II: The Government Expenditure Plan
and The Main Estimates
PDF version (1.1MB, 365 pages)
HTML version
NOTE: when you click on a section in the HTML version, only the first page of that section appears --- you have to keep clicking the buttons on the left side of the page to navigate through the report; click on "Table of Contents" at any time to return to that page. There's a five-page alphabetical index of content in this report that's useful if you wish to check a department, agency or program in particular, but you still have to navigate through this section one page at a time...

Tabling of the 2003-2004 Supplementary Estimates (B)*
News Release
February 19, 2004
"OTTAWA - The Honourable Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, tabled today, in the House of Commons, the 2003-2004 Supplementary Estimates (B) totalling $8.1 billion. These Supplementary Estimates are within and consistent with the overall planned spending level for 2003-2004, as set out in the November 2003 Economic and Fiscal Update."

Complete Report:

2003-2004 Supplementary Estimates
- includes links to the complete report (both HTML and PDF versions) of the 2003-2004 Supplementary Estimates B, plus General Info (info about Supplementary Estimates) and links to the Supplementary Estimates (A) documents that were released in September 2003 and related news releases.

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*NOTE: Main Estimates is what the federal government plans to spend in the coming fiscal year, with cost breakdowns by department and for major programs. Supplementary Estimates are adjustments to last year's main estimates based on actual spending, also organized by department and major program. The supplementary estimates should be read in conjunction with the main estimates for the same year, and preferably on an empty stomach. You can find main estimates for several years at the Treasury Board page entitled Estimates for the Government of Canada and Other Supporting Documents.

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Additional Information on the Process of the Expenditure Review Committee
Frequently Asked Questions

New from Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat :
November 18, 2003
For each of the programs/initiatives below, you'll find info organized as follows: Initiative Profile - Partnering Efforts - Roles, Responsibilities and Governance Structures - Shared Outcomes - Key Programs, Results and Resources - Contact

Youth Employment Strategy (YES)
Older Workers Pilot Projects Initiative (OWPPI)
Labour Market Development Agreements (LDMAs)
Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy

Source:
Horizontal Results Database - "...an electronic gateway to expenditure and performance information on the Government of Canada's significant horizontal initiatives."
- on the Horizontal Results Database page, you'll also find links (posted to the site earlier) to pages with similar info for :
Investment Partnerships Canada
National Homelessness Initiative

President of the Treasury Board of Canada Tables Canada's Performance 2003
News Release
October 30, 2003
"
Canada's Performance 2003 is the third report in a multi-year initiative designed to provide a context for assessing the performance of federal programs and initiatives. It is an annual report on the quality of life of Canadians in the following areas: economic opportunities and innovation; health; environment; and strength and safety of communities. The report highlights the state of the economy and society by using 20 societal indicators and establishes comparisons with other countries."

Canada's Performance 2003 - Table of Contents and links to individual sections of the report.
Complete report (PDF file - 1.77MB, 89 pages)

Estimates for the Government of Canada and Other Supporting Documents
- incl. links to all relevant federal papers from 1996-97 to 2003-2004

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat: Tabling of the 2003-2004 Supplementary Estimates (A)
News Release
September 23, 2003
"The 2003-2004 Supplementary Estimates (A) seek Parliament's approval to spend $5.5 billion on expenditures (voted appropriations) for 2003-2004. These expenditures were provided for within the $180.7 billion in overall planned spending for 2003-2004, as set out in the February 2003 Budget, but not included in the 2003-2004 Main Estimates."
NOTE : the news release (the link above) includes a detailed backgrounder.
Complete Report - HTML [click "Table of Contents" in the left margin]
Complete Report - PDF (258K, 93 pages)
Source: Treasury Board Secretariat

Lucienne Robillard, President Of The Treasury Board, Tables 86 Departmental Performance Reports for the Government of Canada
Press Release
November 7, 2002
"The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Westmount - Ville-Marie, tabled today, in the House of Commons, 86 Departmental Performance Reports for the Government of Canada. Departmental Performance Reports outline the accomplishments of individual departments and agencies against the commitments they made earlier in their respective Reports on Plans and Priorities. They play a key role in the cycle of planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results through ministers to Parliament and Canadians."

86 Departmental/Agency Performance Reports on one page
November 2002
This is a great collection, both for the watchdogs who keep the federal government's feet to the fire and for anyone who wants to know what's been going on in government. Check out the list of reports - you'll find everything from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to Western Economic Diversification Canada. Includes program descriptions, policy accomplishments, expenditures, and more.

Highly recommended reading!


Government Tables 2002-2003 Main Estimates
February 28, 2002
"OTTAWA – The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Member of Parliament for Westmount – Ville-Marie, tabled today, in the House of Commons, the 2002-2003 Main Estimates amounting to $170.3 billion."
2002-2003 Part II - Main Estimates - links to the PDF version of the report, the news release and some general information about main estimates

Source : Treasury Board Secretariat

Treasury Board President Tables 2001-2002 Supplementary Estimates
News Release
February 28, 2002
"OTTAWA -- The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Member of Parliament for Westmount - Ville-Marie, tabled today, in the House of Commons, the 2001-2002 Supplementary Estimates (B). The 2001-2002 Supplementary Estimates seek Parliament’s approval to spend a total of $2.8 billion on expenditures that were not sufficiently developed or known when the 2001-2002 Main Estimates were prepared. The Supplementary Estimates also provide information to Parliament about reductions totalling $573.5 million to projected statutory spending that Parliament has already approved in legislation."

2001-2002 Supplementary Estimates (B) - links to the PDF version of the report and news release as well as the Supplementary Estimates (A) report that was tabled November 1, 2001

Veterans Affairs Canada

HOME PAGE  

What's New

Veterans Services

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Sample site content:

Veterans Week graphic


Veterans' Week — November 5 to 11

Each year, from November 5 to 11, hundreds of commemorative ceremonies and events will take place across the country to commemorate Veterans' week. These are opportunities for all Canadians to recognize the contribution our Veterans have made and to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada.

Click the graphic on the left or the link above to see a list of ways to remember and honour our veterans.
Source:
Veterans Affairs Canada

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From the
National Post:

Veterans under attack (October 28)
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=fullcomment.nationalpost.com%2F2013%2F10%2F28%2Fsean-bruyea-veterans-under-attack
Injured veterans : Lifetime disability payments vs one-time, lump sum payments

Screwing veterans to balance the books (October 2)
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/10/02/matt-gurney-screwing-veterans-to-balance-the-books
Balancing the books on the backs of our wounded warriors is no way to run an economy or show support for our troops.

Conservatives stiffing military veterans with funeral bills (February 5)
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/02/05/joe-oconnor-conservatives-stiffing-military-veterans-with-funeral-bills
... unless you are a veteran and so poor that you are living on canned soup and soda crackers you can forget about getting a nickel out of the government when the great big general in the sky orders you home.

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From Gilles:

Thank you, Veterans, for your service to your country.
Canadians salute you.

I Remember - Veterans' Week 2012
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/iremember

Source:
Veterans Affairs Canada

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

The Poppy Campaign
( Royal Canadian Legion)

Happy Canada Day from the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs (video, duration 1:33)
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/department/blaney-corner/video1

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Ottawa glorifies veterans — as long as they don’t cost anything
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1285565
November 9, 2012
By Thomas Walkom
Canada’s Conservative government is big on the symbolism of war. It lauds soldiers when they go off to fight and proclaims them heroes when they die.It believes battle is a vital part of Canadian history. It has spent millions celebrating the War of 1812 just to make that point.(...) So on one level it is more than odd to find veterans and their families attacking this same rah-rah government for its cheeseparing approach to the real individuals who made this sacrifice. And at another level it is not.

This government may glorify war in the abstract. But it does not want to pay the price of war — or indeed much of anything else — in the here and now.

This week’s appearance on Parliament Hill of disabled veterans and military widows critical of the government was just the latest chapter in an ongoing dispute. Disabled veterans had to take Ottawa to court once to stop it clawing back portions of their pensions. Now a separate group of vets is suing the government over another pension issue — Ottawa’s decision to replace lifetime disability pensions with a cheaper, one-time, lump-sum payment. In the first court case, Stephen Harper’s government spent $750,000 in legal fees fighting its own vets and conceded defeat only after the judge ruled Ottawa’s clawbacks blatantly unfair. In the second case, Ottawa remains obdurate.

(...)
If this government treated disabled veterans fairly, it would find itself under pressure to treat poor, disabled or unemployed civilians in the same manner. And it certainly doesn’t want to do that. So go and fight for your country. If you die, you will be briefly praised. If you live — well, best of luck.

Source:
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/

The Experience of Homelessness Among Canadian Forces and Allied Forces Veterans
By Susan Ray and Cheryl Forchuk
July 2011
Abstract
Complete report (PDF - 1,5MB, 55 pages)
Little is known about homelessness among Canadian Forces (CF) and Allied Forces (AF) Veterans. The purpose of this first national study was to understand the experience of homelessness among Veterans of the CF and AF, to discover the underlying causes of homelessness and to provide recommendations to improve services to Veterans.
Source:
Homeless Resource Center

Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney
Receives Update on Homelessness Initiative

July 20, 2011
Toronto – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, visited with Veterans at the Good Shepherd Ministries in Toronto today to see first-hand the success of the Leave the Streets Behind program.
“Our government has been working hard to ensure homeless Veterans are getting the care and benefits they need and deserve,” said Minister Blaney. “Through our involvement in programs such as Leave the Streets Behind, we have been expanding our efforts across the country to reach out to our Veterans. We have been able to help approximately 40 Veterans through this project in Toronto and we will continue to move forward with our efforts to ensure that no Veteran is left behind.”
Source:
Veterans Affairs Canada

The Poppy Campaign
Each November, Poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada’s entire population. Since 1921, the Poppy has stood as a symbol of Remembrance, our visual pledge to never forget all those Canadians who have fallen in war and military operations. The Poppy also stands internationally as a “symbol of collective reminiscence”, as other countries have also adopted its image to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
- incl. links to : * History * Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae * The Flower of Remembrance * A Symbol of Unity * The Lapel Poppy
Source:
Royal Canadian Legion

 



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