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2013-07-26 23:00:59

Converge Consulting Group Inc. reports that the Chief Statistician for Canada is rejecting the opportunity to debate the reliability of Canada's National Household Survey (NHS) before independent statistical experts. Converge sees Statistics Canada's refusal as an admission poor data quality and is continuing to warn clients about the lack of NHS data reliability. CALGARY, AB (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Converge Consulting Group Inc. reports they were contacted by a spokesperson from...

2009-06-26 08:00:00

DALLAS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BancTec Canada, Inc., a provider of advanced, high-volume, document and payment processing solutions and services, announced today that Statistics Canada, the country's central statistical agency, has selected BancTec hardware and software as key technical components for its 2011 Census solution. Specifically, the agency will utilize BancTec's workflow management software, as well as up to nine IntelliScan(R) XDS high-speed document scanners. "We are honored...

2009-05-08 07:14:12

Canada's unemployment rate was unchanged at 8 percent in April, although employment grew by 36,000 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The agency attributed the increase to more workers becoming self-employed and, despite the gain, overall employment has fallen by 321,000 since a peak in October 2008. All the employment growth in April occurred in Quebec, which gained 22,000 new jobs and British Columbia, which posted 17,000 jobs. Nova Scotia shed 4,100 jobs and Newfoundland and...

2009-03-24 08:27:51

The number of unemployed Canadians receiving federal Employment Insurance rose 4.4 percent to 560,400 in January, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday. There were 23,700 new claimants since December, particularly in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, the agency said. In Alberta, 23,300 people were receiving regular EI benefits in January, up 10.5 percent from December, StatsCan said. British Columbia had 56,100 beneficiaries, up 9 percent, while Ontario had 181,500, a 6.2 percent increase....

2008-10-02 18:00:27

Canadian farmers expect to harvest 10.9 million tons of canola, smashing last year's 9.5-million-ton record, Canada's statistics bureau said Thursday. The increase is up from Statistics Canada's August forecast of a 10.4-million-ton harvest, with production increasing largely as a result of an above-average yield of 30.6 bushels of rapeseed per acre. Canola oil is extracted from rapeseed, an oilseed plant with roots in ancient civilization. The word "rape" in rapeseed comes from the Latin...

2008-06-25 15:02:53

Canada's population increased 0.24 percent in the first quarter of 2008 to 33,223,800, the Statistics Canada agency reported Wednesday. The gain meant an additional 80,200 people are living in Canada since Jan. 1, related to a net inflow of 60,200 immigrants, the highest first quarter net gain in international migration since 2002, StatsCan said. The province of Alberta, where oil sands exploration is thriving, led the growth with a 0.41 percent gain to an estimated 3,512,400 people, the...

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