Friday, October 23, 2009

Looking for Very High Income Canadians


A group of students is looking for information on very high income Canadians – annual income of $2 million or more. Is there any resource (not necessarily StatCan based) which would provide access to this? I suggested that housing value might be used as a proxy – but even then, the StatCan data is often capped.


This information may be available as a custom request from the Census. If the students would like to look into this option, I will be happy to refer you to an account-Executive in our Toronto regional office.

Additional Resources

Emmanuel Saez & Michael R. Veall, 2003. "The Evolution of High Incomes in Canada, 1920-2000," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 382, McMaster University. [Downloadable!]

E. Saez and M.R. Veall, "The Evolution of High Incomes in North America: Lessons from Canadian Evidence," American Economic Review, 2005.

Taxfiler data is used.

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