From the Stats Canada desk - June 2015

Each month Statistics Canada issues a number of snapshots of Canada's social and economic picture through "The Daily", the department's official release bulletin.   

Also in June: 

  • The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds grew by 3.0% to $1.5 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2014, marking a sixth consecutive quarterly increase.
    On an annual basis, pension fund assets increased by 12.3% in value in 2014, compared with gains of 11.9% in 2013 and 9.7% in 2012.
  • The number of jobs in tourism industries was 1.7 million in 2013. These jobs, which include both employee jobs and jobs from self-employment, represented 9.4% of the 18.0 million jobs in Canada.
  • Lumber production by sawmills increased 13.0% from February to 5, 658.7 thousand cubic metres in March. Compared with March 2014, lumber production rose by 9.2%.
  • Shipments of asphalt shingles reached 3.2 million metric bundles in April, down 29.5% from the previous month. Production of asphalt shingles decreased 6.6% to 3.8 million metric bundles.

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