Edition: February 10-14, 2020
Infoline Highlights for the Week of February 10-14
Charitable Giving - Approximately 683,150 British Columbian taxpayers made a charitable donation during the 2018 tax year, a 0.7% decrease over the previous year. This accounts for roughly 18% of B.C.’s total number of tax filers, only slightly below the national average (19%).
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Building Permits - The value of building permits issued by B.C. municipalities climbed (+7.1%, seasonally adjusted) in December, adding to a slight (+0.8%) increase recorded in November. Residential permits jumped (+22.4%), more than reversing the previous month’s (-6.5%) loss.
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- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Public Service Work Environment Survey
- BC Student Outcomes Survey of Apprenticeship and Trades Training Students
- BC Student Outcomes Survey of Baccalaureate Graduates
- BC Student Outcomes Survey of Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate Students
- CABRO Diversity
- City of Victoria Business Survey
- City of Victoria Employee Engagement
- K-12 School Food Survey
- Liquor Distribution Branch Work Environment Survey
- Office of the Auditor General Work Environment Survey
- Workforce Development Agreement Outcomes
- Workforce Development Agreement Employer Outcomes
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Did You Know
A very slim majority of Canadians (55%) support the decriminalization of prostitution in Canada, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos for Global News. While 60% of British Columbians support decriminalization, support drops to 51% in Atlantic Canada.
- British Columbians donated less money in 2018 than the year before.
- The value of building permits in B.C. increased in December from November.