TABE - Measuring Canada's Trade: The New World Order - Withington - Statistics Canada

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Thursday 12 January 2017, 12:00 - 13:30


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Measuring Canada's Trade: The New World Order

Jennnifer Withington - Statistics Canada

Our Topic

Changes in technology, trade agreements, multi-national organizational structures and government policy have significantly altered the way firms operate. Firms are now operating from a global rather than domestic perspective.

Macroeconomic measurement frameworks, which measure domestic product, national income and trade, have recently been updated to better capture the increasingly global activities and international inter/intra-connectedness of firms, governments and individuals.

In response to the increasingly global nature of the Canadian economy Statistics Canada has undertaken four important initiatives to better illuminate Canada’s role in the global economy including producing estimates of:

  • Canada’s role in global value chains;
  • Canada’s trade in value added;
  • The number of, size and geographic diversity of Canadian exporters;
  • The activities of foreign majority-owned affiliates in Canada.

Our Speaker

Jennifer Withington is the Director of International Accounts and Trade Division at Statistics Canada. Since joining Statistics Canada she has worked on a number of programs including Quarterly GDP, the Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Indexes. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science and a Master’s degree in Economics from McGill University.


Our Event

Location:  Industry Canada, 3rd Floor, 151 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario (SE Corner of Richmond and Yonge)

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Time: 12:15 p.m.  to 13:30
Cost: TABE and CABE members in good standing $25, Others $45. A light lunch will be available.



Location Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada, 3rd floor boardroom
151 Yonge Street