The study, published every two years, measures the combined impact of 26 cost components that are most likely to vary by location, as applied to specific business operations. The 2014 research program covered over 100 cities in 10 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 15 of the featured cities were Canadian, including Edmonton. Benchmark data for an additional 17 Canadian cities, including Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Red Deer, is available from the 2014 online report.
Competitive Alternatives measures the combined impact of 26 significant business cost components that are most likely to vary by location. The study compares 7 different business-to-business (B2B) service sector operations and 12 different manufacturing sector operations. The overall cost comparisons for each country and city are based on the average results for these two sectors.The study also compares data on a variety of non-cost competitiveness factors.
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Assets, liabilities, equity, operating revenues and expenses, operating profits, gains, losses, net profit, financial performance ratios by industry. Annual figures for the most recent 5 years for which taxation data is available.
1999- also available through Government of Canada Publications - select Browse Issue Records.Agriculture... Airlines... Automobiles and Automotive Parts and Equipment... Beverages... Chemicals... Clothing, Accessories, and Textile Industries... Construction... Consumer Goods... Electric Power... Electronics... Food... Forestry and Forestry Products... Furnishings... Machinery... Manufacturing... Metals and Mining... Oil and Gas... Plastics and Rubber Industries... Services...
Links to company directories, statistics and a sector profile. Note: the Quarterly Monitor seems to contain the most up-to-date statistics.Broadcasting... Computers and Computer Software... Electronics... Telecommunications...
Links to an Industry Profiles and Publications. Publications include: Global Business Strategy and Innovation: A Canadian Logistics Perspective Highlights and Key Findings (March 2011) and Green Supply Chain Management ... A Canadian Perspective, 2009 (logistics & transportation services, retail chain & consumer product goods, manufacturing).Aerospace... Automobiles and Automotive Parts and Equipment... Consulting (Managerial and Engineering)... Consumer Goods... Electronics... Manufacturing... Pharmaceuticals... Retail... Services... Transportation...
Sector councils "worked to identify and address current and anticipated human resource and skills & learning challenges and to implement long-term, human resources planning and development strategies for their respective sectors."
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada ceased funding the sector councils in March 2013. Sector councils that published labour market/human resource sector studies/skill profiles between 2010 and 2013 are listed below