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