Economy,
employment and
entrepreneurship

A strong economy and labour market are integral to Canada’s future growth. Canada needs economic security in a rapidly changing world, where many of our usual assumptions about the global economic system are being challenged. To grow sustainably over the rest of this century, Canada must increase the innovative capacity of our economy and the quality of our jobs.

This section explores indicators related to the economy, labour force, and entrepreneurship.

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The report highlights the need to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth and to close gaps in employment and entrepreneurship opportunity. It also discusses the significant impact of Covid-19 across Canada’s economic, employment, and entrepreneurship landscape.

GDP per capita
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Entrepreneurship ecosystem
Direction Canada is trending
Leading
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute
Business growth
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
Statistics Canada
Productivity (GDP per hour worked)
Direction Canada is trending
Falling behind
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Business spending on research and development
Direction Canada is trending
Falling behind
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Labour force participation rate
Direction Canada is trending
On track
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Percentage of workers in registered pension plans
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
Statistics Canada
Household debt
Direction Canada is trending
Falling behind
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Economy, employment and entrepreneurship indicators
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Falling behind
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On track
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Falling behind
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