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Canadian Market Research Sources:
Market Demographics & Psychographics

The links below are FREE or Low Cost on-line sources to key Canadian Market Research Sources for small businesses.

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Subsector Lists:


FREE Sources Available Online


ACNielsen Canada

Acumen Research Group

Carlton Cards Canada

Canadian Household Spending Data

Marketing Magazine

Moneris Solutions

Revenue Canada

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Child & Family Canada

Citizenship and Immigration

Government of Canada

Immigration & Refugee Board

Indian and Northern Affairs

Invest in Canada

Statistics Canada - 1996 Census

Statistics Canada - Demographics

Status of Women Canada

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Ipsos-Reid Group

Canadian Council of Christians & Jews

Canada NewsWire

Canadian Policy Research Network

NFO CF Group



Council for Canadian Unity


Decima Research Inc

Environics Research Group

Ikea Canada

Marketing Magazine

Leger Marketing


The Vanier Institute of the Family

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Geographic Specific Markets

Competitive Alternatives

Economic Development Canada

Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Human Resources Development Canada

Canadian Provincial / Territorial Statistics

Statistics Canada - 1996 Census

Statistics Canada - Demographics

Strategis - Market Research


Union Bank of Switzerland

United Nations CyberSchoolBus Resource Source


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More Detailed Data

While many of the above references are helpful, you will probably find that they do not address the exact nature of your business or your local market.

Many industry specific and local market databases are only available off-line.

GDSourcing has been helping small and micro businesses access these "hidden" sources since 1997. Our prices and services are geared directly towards entrepreneurs with limited research funds available.


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UPDATED: 07/09/03
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