General research and statistics 

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Find information on research and statistics resources available online or in person through your local Canada Business Network service centre. Discover how to obtain data and analysis through various channels. You can also access catalogues and materials from various Canadian government libraries, as well as a broad range of international statistics from the United Nations.

Statistics Canada

As Canada's central statistical agency, Statistics Canada produces a wealth of statistical and analytical information that can help you to make informed business decisions.

  • The Daily

    View Statistics Canada's most recent releases on current social and economic conditions and new products.

  • CANSIM

    Browse or search Statistics Canada's key socio-economic database and create custom data outputs.

  • Business performance and ownership

    Find statistics and analytical information on business performance, including current economic conditions, and the financing of small and medium-sized businesses.

Libraries

Libraries provide access to a host of statistics and information that can otherwise be difficult or expensive to obtain.

Canada Business Network centre libraries

Canada Business Network centres are located in each province and territory and some feature libraries that are stocked with materials to help small businesses.

Public and Government libraries

Public and government libraries are excellent sources of statistics and information that you can use to grow your business.

  • Ontario public libraries
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Find resources and services at libraries in Ontario to help you start, grow or manage your business.

  • Saskatchewan libraries
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    At your local public library, you can find a variety of resources and services to help start, grow or manage your business.

  • Yukon public libraries
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Get business information and free internet access at your local public library.

Regional statistics

Find official statistics and publications provided by provincial, territorial and regional government agencies.

  • Alberta Community Profiles
    Applies only to: Alberta

    View profiles of Alberta communities featuring key contacts, population figures, labour and education statistics, tax rates, and building permit data.

  • Nova Scotia statistics
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Access free provincial statistics that can help you make informed strategic business decisions.

  • Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    Want to grow your business in Winnipeg? Access support and opportunities for your small business.

  • Business and Economic Research Branch
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You can access up-to-date research and reports to help you make budget projections and financial decisions.

  • Northwest Territories Bureau of Statistics
    Applies only to: Northwest Territories

    Find both current and historical research and statistics on the Northwest Territories.

  • Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    Browse economic news and labour force reports on Saskatchewan activities, including monthly statistical reviews and historical data.

  • Regina neighbourhood profiles
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    View profiles of Regina neighbourhoods for a quick source of detailed information on population, income, family characteristics and more, to help research areas you may want to target.

  • Saskatoon neighbourhood profiles
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    Get detailed demographic data for each Saskatoon neighbourhood to help support your market research.

  • Institut de la statistique du Québec
    Applies only to: Québec

    Consult reliable, objective statistics on the province's situation with regard to a number of aspects of Quebec society.

  • Databank of official statistics on Quebec
    Applies only to: Québec

    Consult statistics compiled by a number of Quebec departments and agencies on the various facets of the society of Quebec.

  • Small Business Profile
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    Get information on BC's growth trends across the small business market and compare data to those of other provinces across Canada.

  • British Columbia's Key Indicators
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    Get up-to-date statistics for BC's key indicators, including inflation, employment and unemployment, retail sales, and more.

  • Statistical Information for Newfoundland & Labrador
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Access provincial statistics such as information on population, income, industry data and more that can help you make informed strategic business decisions.

  • Economic Research and Analysis Division
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Access research and economic forecast statistics for the province to help you make budget projections and financial decisions.