Government Websites

Published: May 24, 2016
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2020
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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.

Canadian Websites

This web page provides links to the most recent reports and statistics on British Columbia's small businesses. This is useful for understanding the performance of small businesses in British Columbia.

WorkBC | Find current employment outlooks, labour market information, relevant links, and a geographic representation of the BC workforce. Start by searching your Industry Profile.

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.

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.

This subject area supplies statistics on companies that provide services to other businesses and consumers. The sections on Professional, Technical and Scientific Services and Information and Culture are particularly relevant.

This subject area supplies statistics on company ownserhip. Includes regional and urban profiles, as well as information specific to small businesses.

  • 2015. Bahar, Sumaya; Liu, Huju. "Unincorporated Self-employment in Canada, 1989 to 2010" 10-18-2015. Statistics Canada.

This report from Statistics Canada provides an overview of self-employment in Canada up to 2010. It provides useful statistics on the self-employed market place and general trends in the self-employment industry.