Thursday, April 13, 2017

2016-Q4 Inter-corporate Ownership (ICO) [Catalogue no. 61-517]

This is to inform you that the fourth quarter of 2016 Inter-corporate Ownership (ICO) [Catalogue no. 61-517] was released in The Daily this morning at 8:30 a.m.
You may access these data via the EFT:

2017-Q1 Inter-corporate Ownership (ICO) [Catalogue no. 61-517]

This is to inform you that the first quarter of 2017 Inter-corporate Ownership (ICO) [Catalogue no. 61-517] was released in The Daily this morning at 8:30 a.m.
You may access these data via the EFT:

Monday, April 10, 2017

Labour Force Survey (LFS) – March 2017

Labour Force Survey (LFS) – March 2017
LFS data for March 2017 are now available on the EFT site.

This public use microdata file contains non-aggregated data for a wide variety of variables collected from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The LFS collects monthly information on the labour market activities of Canada's working age population. This product is for users who prefer to do their own analysis by focusing on specific subgroups in the population or by cross-classifying variables that are not in our catalogued products

The Labour Force Survey estimates are based on a sample, and are therefore subject to sampling variability. Estimates for smaller geographic areas, industries, occupations or cross tabulations will have more variability. For an explanation of sampling variability of estimates, and how to use standard errors to assess this variability, consult the Data Quality section in the Guide to the Labour Force Survey.

Eft: /MAD_PUMF_FMGD_DAM/Root/3107_LFS_EPA/1976-2017/data/

Friday, April 7, 2017

GDP for Agricultural Industries

QuestionA student is looking for data similar to that found in CANSIM 379-0028 for industries under NAICS code 11 (Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting) but at greater detail. The above table goes to 3 and sometimes 4-digit NAICS codes, but she's wondering if even more detail is available somewhere. Any suggestions?

Answer"The data found in CANSIM table 379-0028 is not available at the national level. With that said, it is possible to calculate a national percentage share by multiplying the provincial shares found in CANSIM table 379-0028 by the provincial GDP found in CANSIM table 384-0037 and deriving a national share by adding together all the provincial values and dividing by the GDP for Canada."

Thursday, April 6, 2017

New files on Statistics Canada Nesstar

We are pleased to inform you that the following are now available on the Statistics Canada Nesstar WebView site (


Canadian Income Survey (CIS), 2014
Canadian Income Survey (CIS), 2013
Canadian Income Survey (CIS), 2012

Public Master Files (metadata only)

Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (EICS), 2015

And more to come!

To access the microdata housed in the Research Data Centres (RDCs), researchers must submit a project proposal to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Statistics Canada.
Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Aboriginal Businesses

I have a doctoral student who’s trying to identify barriers to new on-reserve business ventures.

At the moment he needs information about the number of on-reserve businesses for each First Nation in SK. If he can get more than that, number of employees, business size , ownership structure, industry/sector, great, but not a deal breaker.

Given past experience with finding information about on-reserve activities, I’m not optimistic, but thought I’d see if anyone has any suggestions.

I’ve contacted a number of SK tribal councils to see if (a.) they keep such stats and, (b.) they’d be willing to share them for research purposes. As yet, I haven’t heard from any of them.

The First Nations Information Governance Centre’s First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES) may have what your student is looking for. They survey on-reserve populations exclusively.

You can e-mail them at fndc@fnigc.c

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ontario University Enrollment Numbers

I have a researcher looking for enrollment numbers for each Ontario University by program for the years 2005 to 2016? Where can I find this?

I have been unable to find enrolment statistics for Ontario universities from statcan.

You do have the aggregate data from the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS), such as Table 477-0019

Postsecondary enrolments, by registration status, Pan-Canadian Standard Classification of Education (PCSCE), Classification of Instructional Programs, Primary Grouping (CIP_PG), sex and student status

PSIS produces a wide range of outputs that contain estimates for various student or postsecondary institution characteristics. Results are published for institutions from which we have received written consent.

I found enrolment data from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities

There is institutional level data from the Council of Ontario Universities (CUDO) archives:

Some data elements from individual institutions are not included in the comparative database, and have been included in the CUDO Archives maintained by each Ontario university. To access historical information and data about an individual Ontario university, please click on the desired year below

Aggregated enrolment by CUDO

Answer (2)
I would guess that if there is a site with all this information, it would be the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development ( have you checked with them to see if they have this information?

Western has that information online for each year, on the Office of Institutional Planning and Budgeting site:, but I don’t know if the programs would be detailed enough. Guelph has a similar page - - but it doesn’t have a historic run of data. Queen’s has various Enrolment Reports (,, etc.)

In the absence of anything collated, slogging through each institution’s web page might be the only solution – reports to Senate, etc.

Answer (3)
“We do collect enrollments for each Ontario university and by institutional programs. Please note that the most recent data that we have is 2014/2015.

We could produce a custom table for the client with the chosen variables he has previously stated. Also note that these tables are custom and come at a cost.”