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Canadian international merchandise trade, October 2022
In October, Canada’s merchandise exports rose 1.5%, while imports increased 0.6%. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade surplus with the world widened from $607 million in September to $1.2 billion in October.
Canadian international trade in services, October 2022
Canada’s monthly international trade in services deficit widened from $1.8 billion in September to $1.9 billion in October. Overall, imports of services increased by 2.0% to $15.8 billion, and exports were up by 1.6% to $13.9 billion. October 2022 marked the first time that total imports of services exceeded their February 2020 level, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Total exports have been higher than their February 2020 level since early 2022.
Trafficking in persons in Canada, 2021
From 2011 to 2021, police reported over 3,500 incidents of human trafficking in Canada and human trafficking accounted for 0.01% of all police-reported crimes. The vast majority (96%) of victims were women and girls, while 8 in 10 accused persons were men and boys.
Registered apprenticeship training programs, 2021
The apprenticeship system in Canada was greatly impacted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health measures that were introduced to control the spread of the virus. While many restrictions persisted throughout 2021, tight labour market conditions in the skilled trades helped the apprenticeship system regain losses experienced in the depths of the pandemic.
Energy supply and demand, 2021
The year 2021 saw a notable recovery in economic activity and demand for energy products, although the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the economy and the lives of Canadians with the emergence of new variants.
Farm product prices, October 2022
Prices received by farmers in October for grains, oilseeds, specialty crops, cattle, hogs, poultry, eggs and dairy products are now available at the provincial level.
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