Canadian business patterns data provide counts of active establishments by industry classification and employment size categories. The data are compiled from the Business Register, which is a repository of information on the Canadian business population. As of June 2015, this product's name has been changed from Canadian Business Patterns to Canadian Business Counts.
Please refer to the Concepts document for the December 2016 reference period included in the file package. There has been a change that will affect the counts of holding companies: the figures released February 15th reflect a significant downward correction to the number of Holding Companies, due to a re-coding of units in this industrial category, among others.
For further information on "establishments" and "locations", see Page 8 of this Statistics Canada guide.
Statistics Canada advises users not to use these data as a time series.
Years within data: