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Among adolescents aged 12 to 17 years in Canada who had used electronic and tobacco #cigarettes, 66% reported trying an e-cigarette before smoking a regular tobacco one. For more info:
The volume of existing home sales decreased by 2.0% in May, a smaller drop compared with the 13.9% decrease recorded in the previous month.
For the second Sustainable Development Goal, Canada and other United Nations member states committed to ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture by 2030. To learn more: #SDGs
Interested in learning about the latest key results and how to access data products from the #2021Census? Join us today from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time) for an introductory webinar:
Excluding gasoline, the #CPI rose 6.5% year over year in June, following a 6.3% increase in May. Learn more:
In a recent study, we explored the association between parental income and the pathways of young adults in postsecondary #education who began their studies in the 2012/2013 academic year. Find out more: #CdnEdu
Our new infographic takes a closer look at political participation and civic engagement among youth in Canada. To learn more: • Infographic:; • Article:
In 2020, #Manitoba (1.5%) and the Northwest Territories (1.4%) had among the lowest shares of properties owned by non-residents in Canada. For more information: #CdnHousing
In 2020, higher income inequality was reported in Canada’s larger urban centres (Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver) compared with smaller cities and rural areas (Saguenay and Drummondville). For more details: #2021Census
Total investment in residential #housing in 2021 increased 31.3% from 2020 to reach $248.5 billion in nominal value. Investment increased by more than 20% in every province and territory except Nunavut, which saw a decrease of 12.4%. Learn more:
Canada’s urban transit agencies carried 94.5 million passengers in May―an increase of 42.8 million from May 2021 and marking the 14th consecutive month of year-over-year growth. Learn more:
In 2021, almost all Canadian households (97%) reported using their own bags or containers when grocery shopping. Of these households, 51% always did this, up from 43% in 2019.
Forging ahead during the pandemic: Our new study provides a statistical portrait of how selected service industries in Canada bounced back in 2021. To learn more: #CdnBiz #CanadianBusinesses #COVID19
In recent decades, participation rates in group religious activities have declined in #Canada. The proportion of people who participated in this kind of activity at least once a month fell from 43% in 1985 to 23% in 2019.
Emoji sentence revealed ‼️ Data paint an updated picture of Canada’s population. Stay tuned on August 17, 2022, as we release new data from the #2021Census on linguistic diversity and the use of English and French in Canada.
Altogether, nearly 6.6 million #Canadians were active members in a registered pension plan (RPP) in 2020, up 57,000 (+0.9%) from 2019. Learn more:
Our list of upcoming releases for July 18 to 29, 2022 is now online:
#Belleville–Quinte West (3.2%) and #Kingston (2.1%) were the large urban centres in Canada with the largest share of military personnel among their total population aged 17 and older. To learn more: #2021Census @CanadianForces
Were you invited to participate in our Labour Force Survey? Canadians are counting on you to help us paint an accurate picture of the current state of the country’s #labour market. Complete it today!
We use both of Canada’s official languages to provide high-quality data to Canadians, every single day. But we also love to speak in emoji, especially on #WorldEmojiDay! 😎n
The 2022 Indigenous Peoples Survey, which is currently underway, will collect essential information to help plan programs and services in education, health, housing, etc., for #Indigenous people in Canada. For more info: #IPS2022
How do you spend your time? The Time Use Survey measures how Canadians spend their time on various activities they need to complete in a day. If your household has been selected for this survey, please participate:
The Canadian Social Survey on Well-being and Caregiving is now underway. If you’ve been selected, please participate: Results will provide important information about the provision of care to Canadians and about their quality of life.
In 2020, the operating revenue of #Canadian newspaper publishers fell by over one-fifth compared with two years earlier to $2.1 billion. Check out our article to learn more:
What has been around for over 150 years and can last up to 200 years? #Plastic! In fact, Canada’s plastic usage is growing at a faster pace than the economy and the population. To learn more: #PlasticFreeJuly
What time is it? Summertime! For #ParksDay, get out and enjoy your local park. In 2019, 90% of Canadians had a park or green space close to home.
Summer is upon us, and Canadians are eager to enjoy the warmer weather. Particularly, we love the water; after all, #Canada has over 247,000 kilometres of coastline, more than any other country in the world. Learn more:
Take a look at our new interactive Income Explorer tool! 💵 Use this chart to view income sources by various characteristics and geographies, based on data from
Median household after-tax #income in #Canada grew 9.8% to $73,000 from 2015 to 2020. In comparison, it grew 4.5% from 2010 to 2015, when the economy was rebounding from the 2008/2009 recession.
Have you been invited to participate in the Survey on the Official Language Minority Population? Your responses will provide valuable insight on ways to improve services offered in the official language of your choice.
Youth in Canada have skills, and they know it! In 2020, 74% of young Canadians aged 25 to 34 had attained a postsecondary qualification, up from 59% in 2000. #WorldYouthSkillsDay
International transactions in securities generated a net inflow of funds of $1.8 billion into the Canadian economy in May, after a net outflow of funds of $7.0 billion in April. Learn more:
Wholesale sales rose 1.6% in May to $81.1 billion, the eighth increase in the past ten months. Learn more:
Investment in building construction edged down 0.2% to $20.6 billion in May, as many of Ontario's unionized construction workers were on strike during the month.
Canadian Economic Dashboard and #COVID19: Take a look at this week’s updates for real-time insights into how COVID-19 is affecting the Canadian #economy. #CdnEcon
#DYK? According to the new #2021Census data, #Quebec led the way as the province in Canada with the highest proportion (19%) of adults in private households living alone. To learn more:
We’re adding cheesy stats to this #MacNCheeseDay! 🧀 In February 2022, the average price for 250 grams of processed cheese slices was $2.77. What topping do you add to your mac and cheese?
In 2021, members of the CAF counted in the #2021Census were younger on average (36.2 years old) than the employed labour force overall (41.9). Women serving in 2021 were older than their male counterparts. For more info:
Over half a million children aged 0 to 14 lived with a grandparent in 2021, of whom the vast majority (93%) lived in a multigenerational household. To learn more: #2021Census
From 2015 to 2020, income inequality fell in all provinces and territories, with household after-tax income declining only in Alberta and in Newfoundland and Labrador. To learn more: #2021Census
Among G7 countries, Canada has the highest share of couples living common law, owing mainly to the popularity of this type of union in Quebec—home to 43% of all common-law couples in the country. #2021Census
Did you know? In 2021, almost one in six veterans (16.2%) enumerated in the #2021Census of Population were #women. To learn more about the Canadian military experience:
Households composed of roommates—two or more people living together, none of whom are part of a census family—are the fastest-growing household type in Canada, increasing by 54% from 2001 to 2021.
Of the 30.3 million Canadian adults aged 15 and older, 68.4%, or 20.7 million people, received payments from one or more federal, provincial or territorial pandemic relief benefits. #2021Census
Among couples with children in Canada in 2021, those living common law were more than four times as likely to be stepfamilies (31%) as their married counterparts (7%). #2021Census
The #2021Census presents the first census profile of Canada’s military in half a century! In 2021, 97,625 Canadians were counted as serving in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and 461,240 people said they were veterans. More info:
New results from the #2021Census reveal that 4.4 million people were living alone in 2021, representing 15% of adults aged 15 and older living in private households in Canada. For more info:
New data from the #2021Census on #income in Canada: Overall, 69.6% of Canadians aged 15 and older received employment income in 2020. Median employment income in Canada was $37,200, down 2.1% from 2019.
The #2021Census took a snapshot of Canada’s 8.6 million couples: in 2021, 57% of adults aged 15 and older were part of a couple, similar to the proportion observed 100 years earlier (58%), in 1921. For more info on couples in Canada:
Join our team! We’re hiring interviewers to help conduct survey collection activities across Canada. Apply here: @jobs_gc #JobAlert
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