The Latest

Our monthly survey tracks small business confidence, expectations and operating conditions in Canada.

Latest estimates of private sector job vacancies, an ‘In Focus’ on the steep hikes in commercial rents and a deeper look at the retail sector - its footprint on the economy, its fitness and challenges.

Analysis of the direct financial contributions Canadian small businesses in the retail sector make to their local economies and the challenges of competition with multinationals and online giants and consumer misconceptions.

About CFIB Research & Economic Analysis

Our research is based on members' views, which are fully collected in-house through our various member surveys.

CFIB represents over 97,000 member businesses across Canada. Our membership reflects a diverse group of successful businesses of all sizes, in a wide range of industries, and in all regions of the country. All members are able to participate in our surveys and we operate using a one-member one-vote system.

We release exclusive research, often survey-based but also relying on a wide range of other methodologies, striving to produce clear, credible and compelling data and analysis that can support the success of independent business in Canada.

The CFIB research team is headed by Simon Gaudreault, Chief Economist and Vice-President, Research.