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.
- Industry Overview - The Canadian Wine Industry
- Market Information - Canadian Icewine
- Market Information - The Wine Market in China: Opportunities for Canadian Wine Exporters (2011)
- Summary - International Trade in Wine
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
A collection of BC-based agricultural resource information.
- Grape Industry Overview
- Financial Planning Information For Establishing a VINIFERA Wine Grape Planting (2014)
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.
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.
- Publication: Control and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages, for the Year Ending March 31, 2015
- Publication: Fruit and Vegetable Production
- Summary Tables: Retail Trade by Industry: Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores (Annual)
- Summary Tables: Food, Beverage and Tobacco
Job Bank - Government of Canada
The leading source for labour market information. The site is designed to assist individuals who are searching for work or looking to make career decisions but can also be useful to gage employment trends in an industry. Try using their search portal to explore careers by occupation or review the latest job market trends in your industry.
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.