Looking for some information? Just one Google Search and you’ve got unlimited links answering your Whys, Whats, Whens, Hows, and How Much-es; what a blessing, right? Except…when you’re an entrepreneur conducting research for a business!
Not all sources are created equal, so you can’t possibly believe everything you read on the internet (ahem, we’ll prove our worth in just a little bit!). Especially when the data you require informs important business decisions like business expansion, new market entry or new product launches.
If you’re looking for Canadian market data for your next business move and wondering where to find legitimate data on various Canadian industries, demographics and trends. Behold your new little black book!
We’ve compiled a list of credible Canadian market research sources for you to find all the information you need! Our curation includes official government links and other trustworthy organizations that publish useful Canadian market data.
CANADA DATA BY PROVINCE
If you want to gather a snapshot of data for each province in Canada, the Government of Canada links below will help you discover a summarised version of each province. You can follow the official province website links to find detailed information on starting-up, provincial industry statistics, living in the province and more.
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
CANADIAN MARKET DATA BY INDUSTRY
The Government of Canada links below assemble key data per industry from Statistics Canada, like the number of businesses per industry, size of businesses, average revenue, profitability, GDP trends, productivity index, and salaries and wages
Use this data to gauge the current status of various industries in Canada. Under each industry, there are sub-industries also listed with the same details.
- Accommodation and food services
- Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
- Arts, entertainment and recreation
- Educational services
- Finance and insurance
- Health care and social assistance
- Information and cultural industries
- Management of companies and enterprises
- Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
- Other services (except public administration)
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Public administration
- Real estate and rental and leasing
- Retail trade
- Transportation and warehousing
- Wholesale trade
CANADIAN MARKET DATA BY SECTOR
If you need data better to understand the global positioning of your business from Canada, then the information below, curated by Trade Commissioner Service, provides sector-specific advice. You can find sector profiles, market reports and upcoming events, such as trade shows and presentations.
- Agriculture and Processed Foods
- Arts and Cultural Industries
- Clean Technologies
- Consumer Products
- Defence and Security
- Financial and Insurance Services
- Fish and Seafood
- Forestry and Wood Products
- Industrial Machinery
- Information and Communications Technologies
- Life Sciences
- Ocean Technologies
- Oil and Gas
- Professional Services
- Wine, Beer and Spirits
CANADIAN STOCK MARKET DATA
The Toronto Stock Exchange is the main stock exchange of Canada. It is also the 8th largest stock exchange in the world. It is a great source for real-time Canadian market trends and data. Here are some links to statistics and reports that can support your business decisions.
OTHER TRUSTED SOURCES FOR CANADIAN MARKET INSIGHTS
There are many dependable voices for Canadian market data, consumer mindsets, business outlooks, and trends. Here are a few that must make it to your bookmark list.
BDC: Often known as the bank of entrepreneurs in Canada, has thought-leader articles about starting a business, marketing, operations, financing a business in Canada and much more.
Export Development Canada: An expert resource for trade insights. It curates knowledge and insights on key topics that can help you do business outside Canadian borders.
InvestCanada: If you want to get involved with trending Canadian industries like Hydrogen, EV Batteries, Mining, and CleanTech, Invest Canada has a wealth of resources in the form of statistics, incentives, and the Canadian advantage.
Mars Discovery District: Mars is an ecosystem of research labs, startups, and innovators. They have their finger on the pulse of startup innovation in North America, which is evidenced by their article collection.
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