Number of new private employer businesses in Canada in 2017, by industry
Canada: new private employer businesses, by industry 2017
This statistic shows the total number of new businesses in the private sector in Canada in 2017, distinguished by industry. As of 2017, there were 20,020 new firms in the Canadian construction industry.
Number of new private employer businesses in Canada in 2017, by industry
IndustryNumber of entrants
Unclassified businesses 27,070
Professional, scientific and technical services 21,230
Construction 20,020
Transportation and warehousing 10,740
Retail trade 9,800
Other services (except public administration) 9,670
Accommodation and food services 8,530
Real estate and rental and leasing 7,540
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 6,320
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 5,280
Finance and insurance 4,760
Manufacturing 3,540
Wholesale trade 2,910
Arts, entertainment and recreation 1,990
Information and cultural industries 1,570
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 1,030
Management of companies and enterprises 600
Utilities 90
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

New businesses are defined as businesses with employees in the current year but none in the previous year.

Canada: new private employer businesses, by industry 2017
This statistic shows the total number of new businesses in the private sector in Canada in 2017, distinguished by industry. As of 2017, there were 20,020 new firms in the Canadian construction industry.
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