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What's New
Statistics Canada Census of Agriculture Homepage
Statistics Canada released new data from the 2021 Census of Agriculture. Learn about the adaptability of Canadian farm operators and data trends in the agriculture industry at the Statistics Canada Census of Agriculture Homepage. (05/11/2022)

Labour Force Survey Highlights - April 2022 (05/06/2022)
Labour Force Survey information released by Statistics Canada today estimates the Northwest Territories’ seasonally unadjusted employment rate at 72.8%. Between March and April 2022, the employment rate decreased by 0.9 percentage points from 73.7%. Meanwhile, the number of employed persons went down by 300, to 24,900.
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Gross Domestic Product, Northwest Territories - 2021 Preliminary (04/02/2022)
Statistics Canada has released initial 2021 industry level estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at basic prices in chained (2012) dollars. Changes in chained dollar GDP estimates only reflect the change in the quantities of goods and services produced, not their prices. In 2021, the NWT economy grew by 6.3% partially offsetting the 10.5% decline in 2020.
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2021 Census - Age, Gender, and Type of Dwelling - April 2022 (04/27/2022)
Every five years, Statistics Canada conducts a national Census that counts the number of persons living in Canada at a particular point in time. Today, data was released from the 2021 Census of Population on type of dwelling, age, and for the first time, gender.
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Consumer Price Index - March 2022 (04/20/2022)
Information released today by Statistics Canada indicates the Yellowknife All-Items Consumer Price Index in March rose by 6.9% compared to one year ago, the largest annual increase for Yellowknife since May 1991. By comparison, annual prices increased by 6.7% for Canada, 6.5% for Edmonton, 6.1% for Whitehorse and 3.7% for Iqaluit.
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Population Estimates - January 2022 (03/17/2022)
On January 1, 2022, Statistics Canada estimated that 45,640 people were living in the Northwest Territories, an increase of 0.7% from the previous year. Between January 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022, the population in the Northwest Territories increased by 317 persons.
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Capital Expenditure Investments - 2022 Intentions (02/25/2022)
Statistics Canada has released 2022 investment intentions for private and public capital expenditures for Canada, the provinces and territories. Compared to 2021, overall 2022 capital expenditures for the Northwest Territories are expected to increase by 7.3% to $788.1 million. Public expenditures are expected to increase by 8.9% in 2022, while private expenditures are expected to rise by 3.5%.
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Northern Market Basket Measure (11/12/2021)
Statistics Canada has produced preliminary 2018 and 2019 poverty estimates for the Northwest Territories using a proposed Northern Market Basket Measure (MBM-N). Conceptually, these estimates are similar to what is produced for the provinces, however adjustments were made to address various aspects of Northern living.
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