Access is available on and off campus to current McMaster University students, faculty and staff.
Starting with the June 2015 reference period, Canadian Business Patterns (CBP) changed its name to Canadian Business Counts (CBC). CBP covers 1988-2014 and CBC covers 2015-current. The ODESI and DLI links noted above include data from both CBP and CBC.
ODESI: To view data once connected, select the desired link. Data is in the Beyond 20/20 format (.ivt). To view data on non-library computers, you must download and install Beyond 20/20 software. A free download (for Windows) is available at the Statistics Canada website.
DLI: To view data once connected, select the Business and Financial folder, then select Canadian Business Patterns (CBP) from the list.
Coverage: 1988 to the present
Contains data that reflects counts of business locations or establishments for a specfic time period by:
- employment size ranges
- geography groupings: province/territory, census division, census subdivision, census metropolitan area and/or census agglomeration
- industry using the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) at the 2, 3, 4 and 6-digit level or the SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) at the 1, 2, 3 and 4-digit level
Data is taken from the Business Register, a repository of information on the Canadian business population.