Infrastructure Statistics Hub- Infrastructure Economic Account (INFEA)
COUNTRY | Canada
REGION | Americas
SECTOR | all sectors
QII Principles | Principle 2 Economic Efficiency, Principle 5 Social Considerations, Principle 6 Infrastructure Governance
QII Sub-Principles | 2: Value for money analysis, 5: Social Impact Assessment, 5: Job creation, 5: Gender, 5: Social inclusiveness, 5: Low-income groups, 5: Indigenous groups, 5: Marginalised groups, 6: Access to information and data, 6: Policy
Parties involved (public and private): The hub was developed by Statistic Canada in collaboration with Infrastructure Canada in 2018
Relevant contractual details (type, length etc.): Data is available from 2009 to 2019. New data is released annually.
Context: Given the importance of Infrastructure, policymakers, researchers, businesses and households require comprehensive and timely statistics in order to assess the evolution, structure, role and state of Canada's infrastructure and the impact it has on the economy, society and the environment.
Aim(s) of the project: While a significant amount of data exists, the data are often too aggregated to provide a clear picture of the role and importance of infrastructure to the Canadian economy and society. The infrastructure economic accounts represents a set of statistical statements that record the economic, social and environmental impacts related to the production and use of infrastructure in Canada and each province and territory.
Key dates including procurement, construction, operations:
The INFEA HRM provides annual estimates for 2009 to 2019 for Canada and the provinces and territories for all infrastructure producing industries. Year over Year values are added to the series regularly
Relevance to QII
Principle2: Economic Efficiency
INFEA articulates the role of infrastructure investment in the economy (Value added, number of jobs)
Principle 5: Social Considerations
The Human Resources Module provides detailed information on jobs associated with investments in infrastructure in Canada by age, gender of workers, immigration status, indigenous status and level of education.
Principle 6: Infrastructure Governance
INFEA can help highlights important role that government procurement can play in advancing equity and inclusion in society
INFEA can help determines where strategic investments may be needed by identifying specific assets' remaining useful life
Access to information and data
The Infrastructure Statistics Hub is a public-facing, user-friendly dashboard to analyze INFEA data that is available on Statistics Canada's website
Highlights: The Infrastructure Economic Account (INFEA) provides data on the macro-economic – or big picture - impact of infrastructure investments by different orders of government and includes data on both public and private sector activities in this area.
Expected and realised benefits: INFEA measures investments and stock of infrastructure in Canada, as well as the economic contribution of those investments in terms of GDP and jobs. Already published INFEA jobs numbers are enhanced with INFEA Human Resources Module (HRM) which adds details specific to the jobs as well as the people occupying those jobs. These data are also available by region. The HRM provides detailed information on jobs associated with investments in infrastructure in Canada such as average hourly wage, age and gender of workers, immigration status, indigenous status and level of education.
Name of Institution