I have a researcher wondering there is data on the number of business and types of businesses by smaller levels of census geography (CT or FSA)? Is this data available?
The University of Toronto Map and Data Library dataverse appears to have this data: Canadian Business Patterns, Dissemination Area (DA) Level. In addition to the DAs for 2012-2016, they also have DA, CA/CMA, and CSD level files for various years in the period 2007-2011. Here’s the full list of what U of T purchased:
McGill just purchased the CT-level CBCounts. Since these data are governed by the open data license we can share no problem. I can send you a link if you want the CT as well.