The Daily Monday, February 13, 2023

Press Release

Investment in building construction, December 2022

Investment in building construction decreased 1.3% to $20.2 billion in December. The residential sector declined 2.1% to $14.6 billion, while the non-residential sector was up 0.8% to $5.6 billion.

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One in four Canadians are unable to cover an unexpected expense of $500

In fall 2022, over one-third (35%) of Canadians reported that it was difficult for their household to meet its financial needs in the previous 12 months. When asked whether their household had the resources to cover an unexpected expense of $500, 26% said that they would be unable to do so, with a slightly larger percentage of women (29%) reporting this difficulty than men (24%).

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Medical assistance in dying, 2021

Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is defined as the administration or prescription of a substance to a person that causes their death, at their request and after having met specific criteria. In Canada, federal legislation was introduced in 2016 to allow individuals who are suffering from a serious and incurable illness, disease or disability to apply for and, if eligible, receive MAID. Today, Statistics Canada is releasing data on MAID requests and on those who received MAID in 2021. Health Canada, the federal department responsible for the monitoring of MAID, has published detailed findings in their Third Annual Report on Medical Assistance in Dying, 2021.

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Leading indicator of international arrivals to Canada, January 2023

In January, the number of international arrivals to Canada—non-resident visitors and returning Canadians—more than tripled from January 2022 but has not yet reached levels recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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