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Canadian Business Activities Business Data

These data products present a complete picture of Canadian businesses. Canadian Business Activities describes concentration of different types of businesses in aggregate by postal code, Business and Consumer Lists enable direct marketing.

Most Recent Update

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2020

Available Geographic Levels

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For Canadian Business Activities: 6-digit postal code, FSA, DA, CT, CSD, CD, and custom geography

For Business and Consumer Lists: Exact addresses available

Update Frequency

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For Canadian Business Activities: Annual

For Business and Consumer Lists: Monthly

Methodology

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Data fusion with stratified sampling techniques. Structural coherence is essential in selecting geographic level and the integration process. We have applied techniques from statistics, dynamics, data mining and other disciplines, including multi-staged and adaptive nonlinear methods for dimension reduction, effective statistical distance functions and coherent structural approximations.

Data sources include census data from Statistics Canada, yearly immigration statistics from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Royal LePage’s quarterly Survey of Canadian Housing Price, monthly housing statistics from Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), population birth/mortality rates from Health Canada and provincial Ministry of Health, business lists from directory books/Yellow Pages, building permits data from major municipalities.

Validation and refinement is done via independent data sources.

Data Format

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CSV

Sample Reports

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Data Dictionary

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How To Get It

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