Highlights/Statistics Canada

Economy, Society

Study finds growth of temporary jobs not a mirage

New figures from Statistics Canada confirm what most in the labour force have known–at least ancedotally–for a while now. The number of workers filling temporary jobs is rising faster than those taking permanent positions.. StatsCan says that over the past» 

Economy, International, Society

Women on corporate boards: pace remains slow

How’s Canada doing with issues of gender equality in the business world? Depends on who you ask. And when. Almost a year ago, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development delivered a report praising Canada for making “significant progress” on» 

Economy, International, Society

Canada set a one-month job surge record in April

Canada’s economy set a record in April, adding 106,500 net jobs. Statistics Canada says that’s the biggest one-month employment surge since 1976 when the government began charting the numbers. Canada has struggled with low oil prices and trade uncertainty, but» 

Economy, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Fears of lack of affordable food affecting many First Nations people

Studies and statistics have consistently shown that suicide rates among Canada’s Indigenous peoples are two to three times higher than among non-Indigenous Canadians. The reasons are complex, of course, but a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association» 

Economy, Health, Society

Working women earning far less than men: survey

Surveys and studies continue to confirm what a whole of of people already knew anecdotally: it’s not especially easy being a working woman in Canada. For example, Statistics Canada reported last December that about one in five females is harassed» 

Economy, Health, Society

Number of Canadian single-person households skyrocketing

A new report from Statistics Canada finds more Canadians than ever before are living alone and that the number of single-person households has doubled over the past 35 years. There are now more single-person households than households of any other» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

New figures show little rise in pot use since legalization

So much for reefer madness. Statistics Canada figures released Thursday indicate that after marijuana was legalized on Oct. 17, there was not marked increase in the number of people using it for either recreational or medicinal purposes.. Still, users were» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Employment gap continues to narrow between newcomers and native Canadians

New figures from Statistics Canada show the employment gap between immigrants and Canadian-born workers has reached its lowest level since 2006, the first year it studied. The research showed 78.9 per cent of newcomers aged 25 to 54 are in» 

Economy

Inflation dips to lowest point in 2018

The annual pace of inflation rose to 1.7 per cent in November, the slowest pace since January, and the largest one-month drop since May 2012, Statistics Canada said in a report Wednesday. November’s readings followed a 2.4-per-cent increase in October.» 

Society

Hate crimes reach all-time high in Canada

Police-reported hate crimes are at an all-time high in Canada. A Statistics Canada report released Thursday shows the number of hate crimes rose by 47 per cent in 2017, the last year for which data was collected. The report says»