Canada

Region: Europe and North America
 

Classification of economies by geographic region is based on that of the United Nations Statistics Division.

High Income
 

Based on the income levels set out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Competitiveness Report. However, the groupings are slightly different due to the numbers of economies covered. For GEM, the low income group contains both those classified as low income and lower middle by WEF, and the middle income group has those that WEF groups as upper middle. High income is the same for both GEM and WEF.

Population: 36.7 million (2018)
 

Population data is from the World Bank, except Palestinian Territories World Population Review and Taiwan Worldometers

GDP Growth: 1.8% (2018)
 

GDP growth data is from the World Economic Outlook Database, except Palestinian Territories Worldometers

GDP Per Capita: $46,261 (2018)
 

GDP per capita data is from the World Economic Outlook Database, except Palestinian Territories Worldometers

Canada Reports

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  • Year of publication: 2021
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2021-02-10

  • This is the first Entrepreneurial Ecosystem report published for Canada. Nova Scotia is one of the four Atlantic Provinces with a population just below 1 million. In Nova Scotia the highest rated pillar is Networking, at 7.18. In descending order the other rankings are: Culture (6.73), Talent (6.72), Physical Infrastructure (6.62), Demand (6.48), Knowledge (6.46), Support Services (6.17),Finance (6.00), Formal Institutions (6.00) and last Leadership (5.99).
  • URL: https://www.gemconsortium.org/report/50677
Nova Scotia Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report
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  • Year of publication: 2020
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2021-06-14

  • In 2020, Canada’s provinces and territories were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report examines the COVID-19 impacts on entrepreneurship in Western Canada using data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The report covers the following areas: • Effects on entrepreneurs • Government response to the pandemic • Effects on owner managers • Effects on intrapreneurs • Receipt of government assistance Recommendations 1. Target support for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in Western Canada seeking to develop new opportunities arising during the pandemic. 2. Support owner-managers who have growth aspirations but cannot pursue new opportunities while focusing on their core business activities during the pandemic. 3. Further assess the pandemic-related government support provision to determine if OM-led businesses in certain sectors in Western Canada are disadvantaged. 4. Assess the factors delaying Western Canadian entrepreneurs in getting their businesses operational during the pandemic. 5. Further study necessity-driven entrepreneurship in Western Canada, including the different profiles of necessity-driven entrepreneurs.
  • URL: https://www.gemconsortium.org/report/50698
The Impact of COVID-19 in western Canada.
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  • Year of publication: 2020
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2021-06-14

  • In 2020, Alberta and other Canadian provinces and territories were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report examines the COVID-19 impacts on entrepreneurship in Alberta using data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The report covers the following areas: • Business Cessations and Start-ups • Effects on entrepreneurs • Government Response to the pandemic • Effects on Owner Managers • Effects on Intrapreneurs • Receipt of Government Assistance Recommendations 1. Target support for Alberta entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs seeking to develop new opportunities arising during the pandemic. 2. Further support owner-managers who have growth aspirations but cannot pursue new opportunities while focusing on their core business activities during the pandemic. 3. Assess the factors delaying Alberta entrepreneurs in getting their businesses operational during the pandemic. 4. Further assess the pandemic-related government support provision to determine if OM-led businesses in certain sectors are disadvantaged. 5. Further study necessity-driven entrepreneurship in Alberta, including the different profiles of necessity-driven entrepreneurs.
  • URL: https://www.gemconsortium.org/report/50699
Impact of COVID-19 in Alberta
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  • Year of publication: 2020
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: French
  • Upload date: 2020-06-17

  • Youth entrepreneurship GEM Quebec (Canada) report (2013-2018) Situation des jeunes entrepreneurs du Québec (Candada) Rapport GEM (20139-2018)
  • URL: https://www.gemconsortium.org/report/50483
Situation des jeunes entrepreneurs du Québec 2013-2018
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  • Year of publication: 2020
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: French
  • Upload date: 2021-09-28

  • Rapport GEM qui présente la situation du Québec en comparaison avec le reste du Canada et des économies comparables pour l'année 2020 (pandémie de Covid-19).
  • URL: https://www.gemconsortium.org/report/50755
Situation de l'activité entrepreneuriale québécoise 2020 (Covid-19)
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