If you are only able to find data or statistics for the US market, you are not alone! Many Canadian entrepreneurs trying to find secondary research about their market experience this challenge.
If you can't find Canadian data, you can extrapolate insights and trends from US statistics to the Canadian market but be careful - market conditions, population demographics and consumer behaviour may be different here at home.
Entrepreneurs often supplement US secondary market data that they have sourced with primary data they've collected via surveys or interviews conduced in the Canadian market.
A joint initiative of the City's Economic Development Office and its Planning & Building Office, this directory both lists and maps local businesses. The data is available for download in .csv format and includes business name and NAICS or industry codes.
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Other Data & Statistics Sources for Market Research
Updated daily, CANSIM "... provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada." Includes industry-specific data as well as provincial-level business count data by sector (look for tables headed as 'Canadian business patterns' or 'Canadian business counts').
Links to the data products associated with this annual survey of household spending on various categories such as housing, transportation, food, health and goods & services. The 'Summary Tables' list the most recent data (2016) released.