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Economic Insights: Tracking Recent Changes in Absolute Income Mobility in Canada

From Statistics Canada:

The study is based on data from the Intergenerational Income Database, an administrative database that links children to parents using information on family structure at the time the children were 16 to 19 years of age. It also contains information on the income of children and their parents, from 1978 to 2014.

OPS Open Data Training - online sessions available

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2016 Census of Agriculture - tables and reference maps

Canadian agriculture has grown with the country

Total farm sales reached $69.4 billion in 2015, as Canada remains one of the world leading exporters of agriculture products. Farms continued to grow in size, with average farm area reaching 820 acres per farm in 2016, eight times larger than in 1871. At the end of the 19th century, when a dozen eggs cost 26 cents and a loaf of bread cost 4 cents (Bank of Canada, 2005, A History of the Canadian Dollar), the average farm made $714 (current dollars) annually, compared with an average of $358,503 per farm in 2015.

2016 Census: Age, Sex and Type of dwelling data - Chat with an Expert

On May 3rd 2017, Statistics Canada will publish the second series of results from the 2016 Census of Population. This will focus on the age and sex distribution of the Canadian population and on the types of dwellings in 2016. 

Several products will be released through articles in The Daily, including three Census in Brief articles:

Ontario to launch guaranteed minimum income pilot program in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the Ontario Basic Income Pilot (OBIP) will give up to 4,000 low-income earners in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay a basic annual income of $17,000. Couples would earn $24,000 and people with disabilities would earn up to $6,000 on top of the basic amount.

Participants are allowed to work but their basic income will decrease by $0.50 for every dollar they earn by working. This project is meant to replace Ontario Works payments. 


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