General research and statistics
Find information on research and statistics resources available online or in person through your local Canada Business Service Centre. Discover how to obtain data and analysis through various channels offered by Canada's central statistical agency, Statistics Canada. You can also access catalogues and materials from various Canadian government libraries, as well as a broad range of international statistics from the United Nations.
As Canada's central statistical agency, Statistics Canada produces a wealth of statistical and analytical information that can help you to make informed business decisions.
- The Daily
View Statistics Canada's most recent releases on current social and economic conditions and new products.
Browse or search Statistics Canada's key socio-economic database and create custom data outputs.
- Business performance and ownership
Find statistics and analytical information on business performance, including current economic conditions, and the financing of small and medium-sized businesses.
Libraries provide access to a host of statistics and information that can otherwise be difficult or expensive to obtain.
Canada Business Centre libraries
Canada Business Centres are located in each province and territory and many feature libraries that are stocked with materials to help small businesses.
- The Business Link — Business research services
Are you looking for a business research service that is free of charge to help you start or grow your business?
Public and Government libraries
Public and government libraries are excellent sources of statistics and information that you can use to grow your business.
- Canadian Library Gateway
Access library catalogues and resources available from various government libraries in Canada.
Find official statistics and publications provided by provincial, territorial and regional government agencies.
- Alberta Community Profiles
View profiles of Alberta communities featuring key contacts, population figures, labour and education statistics, tax rates, and building permit data.
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