Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Population of Businesses with Employees

On the page describing Canadian Business Patterns, http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getMainChange&Id=1183651, it states the program began in 1980 and that “The last release of the Population of businesses with employees data was on March 8, 2007.”

(was Population of businesses with employees an official product since Population is capitalised?)

Via ftp and wds stats/data can (only0 be obtained back to 1988.

How does one obtain stats/data back to 1980?

I’ve received the following response from subject matter:

“We would offer our business counts by Canada/Province, NAICS and Employment Size Range free of charge in the Cube environment available here: https://www120.statcan.gc.ca/stcsr/en/sr1/srs?q=business+counts&fq=stclac%3A2&wb-srch-sub=search

We also do offer custom business counts for a fee. The earliest available year is 1898 although NAICS was introduced in 2004, location counts began in 2007 and businesses without employees was first included in our counts in 2004.”

Follow-up Question:
Some clarification is needed. On the page describing Canadian Business Patterns, http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getMainChange&Id=1183651 it states the program began in 1980.

The response from subject matter stated "The earliest available year is 1898." That must be a typo. The link subject matter provided leads to the "Cube environment" with 11,978 results(!) which, to say the least, is not helpful.

Via DLI ftp & wds one can get back to 1988.

Is a cu$tom request needed for 1980 (or earlier?) to 1988?

Follow up Answer:
Subject matter has confirm that yes, this was a typo. Sorry about that! 1989 is the earliest available year. The Cube environment link seems to be set for internal use and unfortunately resets for external clients. If you type the words “Canadian business counts” in the search field, all of the tables will appear going back to December 2015.

In regards to the custom tables – 1980 is simply the year that the Division itself had started. Unfortunately there is no data available earlier than 1989.