About the BDL

Learn about the team developing future-focused, real-time data and insights to help empower Canadian businesses.

Insights for Companies of All Sizes

The BDL brings together data from a variety of sources to track evolving market conditions, providing Canadian businesses with critical information to help them make better decisions and improve their performance.

How the BDL Is Empowering Canadian Business

Working in collaboration with Statistics Canada and with financial support from the Government of Canada, the BDL is advancing Canadian business success in several ways, including:

Providing New Business Insights

Reliable intelligence about and for Canadian business to help them make better decisions and improve their performance.

Monitoring Business Conditions in Real-Time

Timely, relevant data and insights, with granularity by industry, geography and business ownership.

Informing Government Policy

Building an evidence base to improve the effectiveness of government programs for business.

Inclusive Consultations

Regular feedback loops that convene, consult and engage to meet the needs of Canada’s business community and government stakeholders.

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Meet Our Team

Meet the BDL Team

The faces behind the numbers. Get to know our team.

Meet the Advisory Council 

Learn about our federal government advisory council’s mandate and members.

What People Are Saying about the BDL

“As the pace of change accelerates and competition grows, Canada’s businesses need solid, timely data to help them adapt quickly to marketplace changes. The Canadian Chamber’s Business Data Lab will provide data tools to help Canadian businesses successfully emerge from the pandemic and create sustainable, inclusive economic growth. As part of our Chamber 2025 Strategic Plan, we are launching a number of exciting initiatives, like the Business Data Lab, to give businesses more of what they need to succeed: insight into markets, competitors and trends and the ability to shape the decisions and policies that drive business success.”
– Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
“Businesses and policy-makers have never needed more high-quality and timely data than they do now, given today’s rapidly evolving economic context. Statistics Canada is proud to further strengthen its partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in developing the Business Data Lab, designed to provide future-focused business indicator data to help governments, business associations and entrepreneurs from all regions of Canada capitalize on business growth opportunities.”
– Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada
“As we move into a post-pandemic economy, our government understands just how important it is for Canadian small businesses to have reliable and timely business data. The Business Data Lab will do just that as it will provide a wealth of information on how Canada’s businesses are doing and how we can better help them. Having access to this type of data will not only strengthen the business environment but also help lead Canada to a stronger economic recovery.”
– The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
“Small businesses are the heart of our communities and the engine of our economy. Their success will be critical to Canada’s economic recovery. The Business Data Lab is an important investment that will provide a new level of detail and future-focused information. This will help our government continue providing small businesses across the country the support they need to get through the pandemic and come out the other side even stronger.”
– The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development

Partnerships and Sponsors

The BDL works with stakeholders in the federal government and the Chamber Network, including partnering with other organizations where appropriate, to deliver on our mandate to provide relevant data and insights to Canada’s business community.

Foundational Partners

The BDL is made possible through our collaboration with Statistics Canada and with financial support from Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada.

Foundational Sponsors

Environics Analytics is the proud sponsor of the Workplace Mobility Tracker. Their support plays a vital role in enabling the Business Data Lab to analyze and understand workforce mobility patterns.

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