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Economic Indicators

Countries & Regions



Statistics Canada
Canadian statistics, reports and analysis on a wide range of topics. 
 e.g. Economic IndicatorsImports and exportsFor help please see Statistics Canada’s Finding and Using Statistics guide.


Census @ Statistics Canada
Censuses 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 including Health and Community Profiles. Public access.


Statistics Canada data from selected data from Census and socioeconomic surveys that can be displayed in simple tables or maps. For more information please see About CANSIM. Public access.


The most detailed statistical source for Canadian social and economic data. Same data as CANSIM above with some additional options for subsetting and visualizing data. Ryerson faculty, staff and students only.


Canadian Financial Markets Research Centre ( CFMRC) through CHASS

Includes daily and monthly Toronto Stock Exchange trading information about specific securities as well as information on "price adjustments" such as dividends, stock splits, recapitalizations, etc. The database also includes daily and monthly indexes containing information on daily and monthly index levels as well as selected other financial markets information. 


Trade Analyzer through CHASS

web interfaces for Canadian International Merchandise Trade (CIMT) database and World trade database produced by Statistics Canada, International Trade Division. 


Other useful government/organization sites: 


Bank of Canada

Canada. Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Export Development Canada

Industry Canada former Strategis site



   Example - Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review ( Ontario Ministry of Finance)



   Example - Toronto Economic Indicators (Economic indicators provided by the Toronto municipal government.)



See also other resources :


Statistics and Data guide,

Business Guide on PESTEL (acronym for Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental (or ecological) and Legal factors of the macro-environment of a company's operations.)


Department of Economics:

Economics Help Centre 


Financial Markets

Balance of Payments

Interest Rates

WRDS ( Wharton Research Data Services) provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, ESG, and Statistics. 

Ryerson subscription provides access to:

  • CRSP Stock Database and Indices,
  • COMPUSTAT Monthly North American, Monthly Bank, Monthly Historical Segments
  • ​Bank Regulatory 
  • CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchangeindexes
  • Blockholders
  • DMEF Academic Data
  • Dow Jones
  • Fama French & Liquidity Factors,
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • OTC Markets, Penn World Tables
  • PHLX ( Philadelphia Stock Exchange)
  • SEC Order Execution
  • TRACE 

Note ACCESS details.