In this section we have gathered some of the most reliable freely available online government and employment websites for you to use in your research.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information and programs for those who raise animals or who grow plants for food, feed or industrial use. This web resource features a comprehensive collection of agricultural information including economic forecasts and statistics, policies and acts, incentive programs and other services.
- The Canadian Brewery Industry
- Consumer Trends: Wine, Beer and Spirits in Canada
- Spotlight on Craft Beer
BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Contains reports and statistics on alcohol distribution, including quarterly reports on provincial sales of domestic and import beer, cider, coolers, spirits and wine.
Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada
Provides market research, industry statistics, licensing information for intellectual property, and information about doing business internationally. The Industry Canada site features interactive applications such as customizable trade reports, cost calculators, and online business planning guides. You can also search broad Canadian industry statistics.
- Canadian Industry Statistics: Breweries
- Canadian Industry Statistics: Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
- Canadian Industry Statistics: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
The Daily - Statistics Canada
The premier source for Canadian statistical information, including census information. Search 'The Daily' releases by subject to identify corresponding census tables, latest news, and publications. Similarly, you can browse by data source, including surveys & questionnaires relevant to your market research, which also link to census tables, latest news and publications.
- Summary Tables: Retail Trade by Industry: Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores.
- Publication: Control and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages, for the Year Ending March 31, 2015
US & International Websites
Small Business Administration: Free Small Business Data
This site is created and managed by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides a list of free sources of information that you can use to obtain data about markets in the US.