Market Research & Statistical Data

MARKET RESEARCH IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERY BUSINESS, AND SHOULD NOT BE JUST A ONE-OFF ACTIVITY.

Successful businesses conduct research on a continual basis to keep up with market trends and to maintain a competitive edge. Regardless of whether you’re starting or expanding your business, the information you gather and analyze builds the foundation of good business decisions regarding what product or service you’ll offer, where your business should be located, how to price your product or service and how to advertise to your target market.

 

FREE MARKET RESEARCH REQUEST SERVICES

Secondary Market Research Service – Regional Business Centre 
Through our extensive databases, we provide free access to market research data to help you determine the feasibility of your business idea. Our Research Officer will work with you to identify the information you need including, but not limited to, local demographic information, industry analysis, company profiles, etc.

Secondary Market Research Service – Canada Business Ontario
Take advantage of free research services that could help you start or expand your business.

 

GUIDES AND TOOLS

Guide to Market Research and Developing a Marketing Plan
Work through our guide to help determine the feasibility of your business idea, identify how to promote your product/service and develop a competitive strategy.

Conducting Market Research and Analysis
Learn more about market research, how it can improve your business decisions and how to conduct a market research campaign.

RBC Royal Bank Economics Research
Browse through analysis and forecasts of the economy and financial markets in Canada, the United States and key international markets.

SME Benchmarking Tool
Use this tool to find out how your business is doing compared to others in your sector.

 

SUDBURY DATA/STATISTICS

Guide to Greater Sudbury Statistics
Browse through our guide that includes census and local market data.

Sudbury Community Profiles/Key Facts
Browse through some interesting key facts about Greater Sudbury to better understand the market.

Sudbury Census Profile
Use this data to better understand the population of Greater Sudbury (or other cities) and compare it to another city, the province of Ontario or Canada.

Sudbury Health Profile
Get information on Sudbury’s health profile including health conditions, health behaviors, deaths, etc.

Sudbury Economic Dashboards
Read quarterly reports of economic development activities in Greater Sudbury.

Local Labour Market Reports
Browse through labour market information by the Sudbury & Manitoulin Workforce Planning.

Sudbury Tourism
Discover local events as well as where to eat, sleep, shop and explore Greater Sudbury.

 

PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL DATA/STATISTICS

Demographics
Get data that sheds light on population characteristics such as location, age, income, education level, and more.

Labour and employment data
Find statistics and analysis related to the labour force, employment and income from official Canadian and international sources.

Canadian economy
Get the latest official economic indicators, which shed light on the performance of several segments of the Canadian economy.

Industry sector data
Find statistics that can help you better understand your industry, and study the latest trends that could impact your business.

Importing and exporting
Find Canadian and foreign trade statistics and other information that can help you to grow your business.

General research and statistics
Discover resources available through your local Canada Business Network Service centres, Statistics Canada, Canada's government libraries and the United Nations.

Housing Market Information
Get up-to-date housing market reports, analysis and knowledge from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Highway Traffic Counts
View average traffic volume information and accident rate information for each of the sections of highway under MTO jurisdiction.