Edition: October 21, 2013: Issue 42
Issue 13-42: Highlights
Prices - British Columbia’s consumer price index (CPI) was unchanged in September (relative to the same month of 2012).
The Economy - The province’s manufacturing sector registered a 0.8% (seasonally adjusted) increase in total sales in August, following a 1.2% increase during previous month.
Tourism - Traveller entries to Canada via British Columbia stalled (−0.1%, seasonally adjusted) in August after three consecutive monthly increases.
Health - An estimated one-third (33%) of Canadians aged 65 years and older reported feeling lonely in a 2008/2009 study.
Research and Development - Canadian private non-profit organizations expect to spend $144 million on research and development (R&D) by the end of 2013, a 15.2% increase on projected 2012 levels.
The Nation - In 2012, drug seizures represented 43% of all seizures performed by the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA).
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Public Servive Work Environment Survey 2013
- BC Transit Work Environment Survey 2013
- Developmental Student Outcomes (DEVSO) Survey
- Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Liquor Distribution Branch Work Environment Survey 2013
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- Multi-Topic Questionnaire 2013
- 360° Tool
- Voter List Quality Study
- Wildfire Management Branch - 2013 Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- Consumer prices were unchanged in September
- Manufacturing sales rose 0.8% in August
- Investment in non-residential building construction slumps (-2.6%) in third quarter
Did You Know
In 2012, there were 228 prohibited, 166 restricted, and 153 non-restricted firearms seized by the Canada Border Services Agency. Data Source: Canada Border Services Agency