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Business Information (diploma & degree)

Finding Industry Profiles

Industry profiles - NAIT Library Collections

Government information & statistics

Associations and Organizations

Many associations (trade associations and non-profit groups) do market research and compile reports that are posted on their websites. Below are two directories for finding industry associations in Alberta and nationally.

It can also be helpful to try a Google search for your industry, just with something like this: coffee association Canada or maybe trucking association Canada.


Overview of North American Classification System:

Nonprofit Sector

Imagine Canada
Imagine Canada has a wealth of resources, reports, and statistics on the nonprofit sector in Canada.

Sector Source
A resource put together by Imagine Canada. Search their library of reports for some great information.

2019 Alberta Nonprofit Survey Report
A report prepared by the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations for Alberta Human Services. Looks at issues like finances, economic outlook, demand, and other statistics and topics of interest to Alberta's nonprofits and charities.

Statistics Canada - Volunteering and Donating
Reports and statistics on volunteering and donating across Canada

Google site search

Google Web Search

Use Google site search to find Government reports

Narrow your Google search to specific websites. Enter your search terms in Google followed by the term site: and then the URL ending for the specific website you want searched. Gov't of Canada websites end in so add to your search to find Gov't of Canada documents.

Use the URL ending for Alberta Gov't info.