Key Small Business Statistics
This publication provides information on the most frequently asked questions pertaining to small businesses in Canada.
Key Small Business Statistics — November 2019 edition includes data on the number of businesses in Canada, private sector employment by business size, firm birth and survival rate, the share of high-growth firms, exports of goods by small and medium size enterprises and the contribution by business size to the gross domestic product.
SME Profile: Ownership demographics statistics - January 2020 is a special edition of Key Small Business Statistics that presents demographic statistics for seven SME majority ownership types: SMEs majority owned by men, equally owned by men and women, majority owned by women, majority owned by Aboriginal persons, majority owned by visible minorities, majority owned by person(s) with a disability and majority owned by members of the same family.
Majority female-owned dmall and medium-dized enterprises–May 2015 is a special edition of Key Small Business Statistics aiming to provide readers with a picture of the general distribution of majority female-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada.
Financing statistics–November 2013 is a special edition of Key Small Business Statistics that presents various statistics on the financing of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises including credit request and approval rates, average value of loan requests and intended use of financing. Some statistics are presented by demographic characteristics of owners (e.g., women, visible minorities), province, industry and firm size.
The Canadian Provinces–September 2013 is a special edition of Key Small Business Statistics that provides readers with a picture of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canadian provinces with a focus on the diversity within the country's borders.
Canadian small business exporters - June 2011 is a special edition of Key Small Business Statistics that includes three sections. The first section, Key Statistics on Small Business Exports, presents information on exports by firm size, industry, destination, province and commodity exported. The second section, Financing Profile of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Exporters, presents a profile of SME exporters, including their financing activities and perceived obstacles to growth. The third section looks at SME Involvement in Global Value Chains.
Growth map of Canadian firms - January 2010 is a special edition of Key Small Business Statistics that examines the distribution of all Canadian firms according to their growth rate (positive or negative) in terms of employment and revenue. An analysis by firm size and industry, as well as employment created and revenue generated by firms, is also included. The section on the number of businesses in Canada has been updated.
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