Please note that the June 2020 counts cannot be used to measure the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These figures continue to include most businesses that closed in the months since the crisis began. Those that close permanently will eventually cease to be included, once business wind-down and closeout procedures are completed and confirmed, which can take several months.
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.
There are two sets of tables by employment size range:
- Business Location Counts
- Establishment Counts
The following are the employment size ranges available in the Business Register:
1 to 4
5 to 9
10 to 19
20 to 49
50 to 99
100 to 199
200 to 499
Establishments without employees include the self-employed, i.e. those who do not maintain an employee payroll, but may have a workforce which consists of contracted workers, family members or business owners. These also include employers who did not have employees in the last 12 months.
Please note that establishments are assigned to employment size ranges based on employment size estimates derived from payroll remittance and profiling data. The primary purpose of the employment size data is to improve the efficiency of samples selected to conduct statistical surveys. These data should not be used in any manner to compile industry employment estimates. Employment size estimates, as grouped in employment size ranges, tend to measure the annual maximum number of employees, full time or not.
Make CT Names Visible
See image below on how to change the label on the geography dimension of the CMA/CA/CT file in order to see the CT names: