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Canada’s international investment position, first quarter 2021
Canada’s net foreign asset position continued its upward trend in the first quarter, increasing by $39.0 billion to reach an unprecedented level of $1,390.5 billion.
Monthly update: Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19, June 2021
The Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19 presents selected indicators to help monitor the impact of the pandemic on economic activity in Canada.
Investment in building construction, April 2021
Total investment in building construction increased 6.3% to $19.9 billion. Residential construction investment performed strongly in April, while non-residential construction has not fully returned to pre-COVID-19 levels.
COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing and seniors’ homes associated with certain facility characteristics
Nursing and residential care residents and staff have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, nursing homes (also called long-term care homes) and seniors’ homes (also called retirement homes or assisted living facilities) have accounted for a significant number of cases and the majority of COVID-19-related deaths across Canada.
Crop Condition Assessment Program, April 12 to May 30, 2021
In April and May 2021, low precipitation in the majority of Canada’s agricultural regions enabled seeding to advance faster than usual, but additional moisture will be required in the near future for seed germination and growth. Moisture deficits in some core agricultural areas of the country are causing delays in crop and pasture growth.
Federal government spending on science and technology, 2021/2022
Canadian federal government expenditures on science and technology (S&T) activities represent the government’s commitment to the development of new ideas. This is particularly important given that economic prosperity and competitiveness are dependent on a country’s ability to undertake and ultimately benefit from new research, experimental development and innovation.
Federal Patents, Licences and Royalties Survey, 2019/2020
Income from intellectual property (IP) commercialization decreased to $20.5 million in 2019/2020 for federal government entities. This was down by nearly half (-47.4%) compared with the income reported in 2017/2018, the last period for which data were collected. The decrease was tied to a decline in running royalties and milestones payments, one-time sales of IP, and other IP income attributes.
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