Canada

Canada

Innovation-Driven Economy
Population: 35.8 million
GDP: $1,552.4 billion
GDP Per Capita: $43,332
SME Contribution to GDP: 27%

Canada Reports

Name
Report information
pdf
  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2017-04-16

  • We believe that this is the first application of GEM methodology to a university population. It was greatly facilitated by the fact that 100% of the population has a known email address. It's main findings were:  Levels of entrepreneurial activity at the university are similar to the Alberta population and among the highest in the developed world.  Interestingly, fewer members of the university community were confident of their skills or the opportunities. “Don’t know” was a common response. This may only mean they were more realistic than the general population.  Levels of “intrapreneurship” are quite high among students and faculty, There is a great deal of innovative activity going on with community partners. The GEM survey offers a systematic measure of this.  All parts of the university were almost equally involved in entrepreneurial activity — health sciences, science and engineering, and social sciences and humanities.  More than 50 per cent of entrepreneurial activity was directed at serving businesses, rather than consumers.  Approximately 30 per cent of initiatives aimed to have 20 or more employees in five years, higher than the rates for Alberta or Canada.  More than 40 per cent of initiatives expected significant export revenues.  Far more initiatives at the university used recent technology than in Alberta as a whole or the rest of Canada.  Initiatives at the U of C are much more innovative than initiatives from Alberta as a whole.  Women participation in entrepreneurship was somewhat less than in the Alberta population, particularly among faculty.
  • URL: http://gemconsortium.org/report/49825
GEM Canada University of Calgary Report 2015-2016
Report information
pdf
  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2017-07-06

  • As is the case in other developed countries the Canadian population has positive attitudes toward entrepreneurship. It is viewed as a good career choice, and successful entrepreneurs are judged to enjoy high status. Among advanced economies classified as innovation driven by the World Economic Forum, Canada’s TEA rate of 16.7% of respondents is now the highest, followed by those of Australia and the United States. Canada has a rate of employee entrepreneurial activity of 6.5%, placing Canada twelfth among the innovation economies. The TEA rate among women is about 2/3 that of men, which is typical among comparison countries, as it was in 2013 and 2014 In terms of the sectors, 48% of early stage entrepreneurship was in consumer services. In Canada this year the age group with the highest TEA was the 25 - 34, with 22.3%. The rates decline sequentially for the 35 - 44 group, the 45 - 54 group, and the 55 - 64 age group. The TEA rates decline reaches 10.7% among the 55 - 64 cohort. The striking feature of the results of study of TEA rate as a function of education is the fact that rate of entrepreneurial activity in each education cohort (from those with less than secondary through those with secondary diplomas to those with post-secondary credentials, and to those with post graduate experience) rises smoothly.
  • URL: http://gemconsortium.org/report/49847
GEM Canada Report 2016
Report information
pdf
  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2017-10-02

  • in 2016 Alberta has a very high TEA rate of 17.3%, just slightly above the rate for Canada as a whole. The rate of female entrepreneurship is 80% of the male rate, The population is very supportive of entrepreneurship, with about 65% believing that entrepreneurship is a good career choice. Balancing these strong metrics is a concern about the quality of the entrepreneurship, and a low rate of employee entrepreneurship.
  • URL: http://gemconsortium.org/report/49905
GEM Alberta Canada 2016 report
Report information
pdf
  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2017-12-12

  • Canada has emerged as a leader in women’s entrepreneurship, with the highest levels of early-stage activity (TEA), and the fifth highest established business ownership (EBO), amongst innovation-based economies. The GEM Canada Report on Women’s Entrepreneurship highlights the strength of women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. Some highlights from the report: • In 2016, 13.3% of Canadian women engaged in some form of early stage business activity, involving a business that was 3.5 years old or younger. This was up from 10.0% in 2014, and marked the highest rate of women’s TEA in 2016 amongst comparable innovation-based countries. • Comparing Canada to other G7 countries—such as the U.K. (5.6%), Germany (3.1%), France (3.4%), and Italy (3.3%)—helps to underline the striking and high level of Canadian women’s participation in early-stage business.
  • URL: http://gemconsortium.org/report/50001
GEM Canada Report on Women's Entrepreneurship 2016
Report information
pdf
GEM Canada 2015 Report - Quebec
Loading...