The Daily Friday, April 17, 2020

Press Release

April 17, 2020

Canadian Perspectives Survey Series 1: COVID-19 and working from home, 2020

Approximately 4.7 million Canadians who do not usually work from home did so during the week of March 22 to 28.

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First Nations people, Métis and Inuit and COVID-19: Health and social characteristics

This release is the first of a series that will report on the significant economic, social and health challenges that could play a role in how COVID-19 affects the lives of First Nations people, Métis and Inuit in Canada.

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Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey, fourth quarter 2019

Retail Sales in Canada reached $160.3 billion in the fourth quarter, up 1.5% from the same quarter of 2018. Higher sales were recorded in 9 of the 19 commodity groupings. While the impacts of COVID-19 on the retail trade sector will be more noticeable in subsequent months, respondent comments for February indicate that business activities have been impacted.

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Retail Commodity Survey, January 2020

Monthly data from the Retail Commodity Survey are now available for January. The survey collects detailed information about retail commodity sales in Canada to produce estimates of the distribution of sales of various commodities at the national level.

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Weekly update: Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19

The “Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19” dashboard presents selected indicators to help monitor the impact of the pandemic on economic activity in Canada.

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Open Database of Health Facilities

A new dataset is now available as a result of an exploratory initiative to enhance the use and harmonization of open data from municipal, regional, provincial, territorial and federal sources. An outcome of this exploratory work is the first version of the Open Database of Health Facilities (ODHF), which contains data on approximately 9,000 health care facilities across Canada. The purpose of this database is to contribute to the availability of harmonized and comprehensive open microdata on health care facilities in Canada.

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Proximity Measures Database

Over the last year, Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation have collaborated on the implementation of a set of proximity measures to services and amenities. The result of this collaboration is the first national Proximity Measures Database. This database is now available as an early release to meet urgent information needs of departments and other stakeholders across Canada who are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

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