Monthly Archives: February 2015

Reporting from EDCO: Overcoming the insider/outsider divide

This is the third article in a series by guest blogger Brittany Bruce Brittany’s series is based on her Masters’ thesis research on collaboration and economic development in two regions.  Her articles can be found here. Today’s post focuses on overcoming the insider/outsider divide. From February 10-12, 2015, I had the pleasure of attending the Economic Developers Council… Read More


For each industry sector, which region is the most specialized in terms of enterprises operated by self-employed immigrants? – Foundational Data #9

Today’s post continues our analysis of Statistics Canada data on immigrants across Ontario’s economic regions. Today we focus on the predominant sectors of immigrant self-employed within each region. Key finding “In Ontario, the agriculture sector has the highest share of immigrant self-employment businesses in the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula economic region. 40% of self-employed immigrants there work… Read More


In which sectors are most self-employed immigrants operating their business? – Foundational Data #8

In these posts, we continue our analysis of Statistics Canada data on immigrants across Ontario’s economic regions, with the next four articles focussing on self-employed immigrants. Today we focus on self-employed immigrants by sector. Key findings Self-employed businesses in professional services and in construction represent the biggest sectors for self-employed immigrants in Ontario. There are… Read More


Immigrants who are Paid Workers in Ontario’s Labour Force, by Industry Sector and Economic Region – Foundational Data #7

  Today’s post continues our analysis of Statistics Canada data on immigrants across Ontario’s economic region.  Today we focus on immigrant paid employees by sector.  The post provides an overview of absolute numbers of immigrant paid employees and shows the percent distribution across industry sectors within each economic region.  Finally, we use location quotient analysis to… Read More