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Business Dynamics & Ownership

Business dynamics shows the current and future health of the business sector. Statistics Canada releases monthly data on business openings and closures, as well as business conditions data four times a year. Business characteristics such ownership and size are also available from Statistics Canada.

Number of Active Business
Northwest Territories





Active Businesses V1203707728 952 956 956 967 959 949
Opening Businesses V1203707729 37 40 35 40 41 34
Continuing Businesses V1203707730 911 910 918 925 918 918
Closing Businesses V1203707731 40 43 44 37 34 32

*This data has been seasonally adjusted so numbers may not sum to the total.

Excel Tables:

  • Women and Indigenous Owned Businesses by PT
  • NWT Businesses by number of Employees and industry

  • Q3 2022 Business Conditions
    Q2 2022 Business Conditions
    Q1 2022 Business Conditions
    Q4 2021 Business Conditions
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