Statistics Canada released more data today from the 2011 Census. The age and sex data reveals a shifting demographic in Canada.
For more information:
Statistics Canada The Daily: 2011 Census: Age and sex
Statistics Canada: Census release tables and products
2011 Census – Thematic maps by theme
Globe and Mail Infographic: How Canada breaks down on age and gender lines
This was the second of four releases from the 2011 Census. Population and dwelling count stats were released in February. Upcoming releases will be on families, households, marital status, structural type of dwelling and collectives (September 19, 2012) and language (October 24, 2012).
For more help with data and statistics, consult OC Library’s Data & Statistics guide.
An authoritative text on Canadian wrongful dismissal and employment law is now open access and online. Thanks to a partnership between CanLII and Lancaster House, the eText on Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law (1st edition) is available free of charge.
“[The] electronic text authored by experts in the field will be fully integrated and freely available to the public on the CanLII website. This text will explain the law on hundreds of employment-related topics, and provide commentary on leading decisions of courts and labour tribunals. An easy-to-use, searchable guide, the e-text will permit the public and legal professionals alike to efficiently navigate the thousands of cases on the CanLII website that bear upon the subject of employment law and wrongful dismissal in order to uncover leading and influential decisions.” – CanLII
For more legal research tips, visit OC Library’s Canadian Case Law & Legislation guide.
Apple made some headlines today, releasing a working conditions audit that will be valuable to those researching corporate social responsibility and Apple.
According to the Globe and Mail, the audit revealed “a number of violations, among them breaches in pay, benefits and environmental practices in plants in China” (Gupta, 2012).
A 27-page version of the audit report is available from Apple, along with the list of global suppliers, here.
Gupta, P. Apple supply chain audit finds worker conditions not up to standards. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com
Statistics Canada has announced the release of the 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada.
NAICS 2012 information is now included in OC Library’s Industry Research Guide. The guide will retain NAICS 2007 information, as there will likely be a transitional period.
“The North American Classification System (NAICS) is a system for classifying production units by type of economic activity. It was developed by the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico and the United States in order to facilitate the collection, tabulation, analysis and dissemination of industry statistics and allow three-country uniformity and comparability of such data. NAICS is also widely used by government agencies, trade associations, public and private sector businesses and various other organizations.” – Statistics Canada.
Statistics Canada has released a new study that investigates the contributions of business to the Canadian economy.
“The study Small, Medium-sized and Large Businesses in the Canadian Economy: Measuring Their Contribution to Gross Domestic Product in 2005” provides the first estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) in the business sector based on firm size. – The Daily, Statistics Canada
The study highlights the large contribution and positive impact of small and medium sized business:
Small and medium-sized businesses, that is, those with fewer than 500 employees, accounted for just over one-half of GDP in the business sector in 2005. – The Daily, Statistics Canada
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has ranked Kelowna 5th in a list of Canada’s top entrepreneurial cities in 2010. The CFIB scored cities across the country, using 12 indicators in three categories: presence, perspective, and policy.
Penticton ranked 28th and Vernon ranked 54th.
Read CFIB’s Communities in Boom report.
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