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Canada. 13% Profit Margin in the Movie and Video industry
The motion picture and video exhibition industry generated operating revenue of $1.6 billion in 2014. Operating expenses were $1.4 billion, resulting in an operating profit margin of 13.0%. (Full Story)
Fewer than half of Canadians have Confidence in the Media
Based on the 2013 General Social Survey on Social Identity, conducted by Statistics Canada, fewer than half of Canadians expressed confidence in the media (40%) while three in four Canadians (76%) expressed confidence in the police, making it the institution with the highest level of public confidence. Next highest were the school system (61%), banks (59%), and the justice system and courts (57%). (Full Story)
Canada. 23 % of Homicide victims are Aboriginal
In 2014, 117 of the 516 homicide victims, or 23%, were reported by police as Aboriginal. In contrast, Aboriginal people accounted for just 5% of the Canadian population. (Full Story)
Canada. Internet use continues to rise
The value of orders placed online by Canadians reached $18.9 billion in 2012, up 24% from 2010 when the survey was last conducted. More than half of Internet users (56%) ordered goods or services online in 2012, up from 51% in 2010. In 2012, 77% of Internet users did research on goods or services or window shopped. (Full Story)
Canada. Women hold a Higher Share of University Degrees among Younger Graduates
New data from the National Household Survey (NHS) show that 11,782,700 adults aged 25 to 64 had postsecondary qualifications in 2011, representing almost two-thirds (64.1%) of the total population aged 25 to 64.  (Full Story)
Canada Employment on the rise
Following little change the previous month, employment rose by 95,000 in May, with most of the increase in full-time work. This employment gain pushed the unemployment rate down 0.1 percentage points to 7.1%. (Full Story)
More than 20% of Canada's population is foreign-born
New data from the National Household Survey (NHS) show that Canada was home to about 6,775,800 foreign-born individuals in 2011.  (Full Story)
Canada. Aboriginal population on the rise
New data from the National Household Survey show that 1,400,685 people reported an Aboriginal identity in 2011, representing 4.3% of the total Canadian population. (Full Story)
Canada. Employment up
Employment rose by 51,000 in February, following a slight decline the previous month. This increase was spread between full- and part-time work. The unemployment rate remained at 7.0% as more people participated in the labour force. (Full Story)
Canada. Number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits down
In December, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits fell for the third time in four months, down 8,300 (-1.6%) to 517,000. The recent decreases brought the number of beneficiaries down to a level similar to that of the spring of 2012. (Full Story)
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