Access is available on and off campus to current McMaster University students, faculty and staff.
ODESI: To view CBP 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 CBP data, select the Business and Financial folder, then select Canadian Business Patterns (CBP).
Coverage: 1988 to the present
Canadian Business Patterns 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 North American Industry Classification System (tables at the 2, 3, 4 and 6-digit level) or the Standard Industrial Classification (tables at the 1, 2, 3 and 4-digit level)
CBP data is taken from the Business Register, a repository of information on the Canadian business population.