While data is available on a community basis directly from Statistics Canada, analysis across Ontario geographies requires a significant investment of time to differentiate any rural versus urban trends.
Organizations or municipalities in rural and small town Ontario may not have the resources to compare local happenings with broader trends. ROI has commissioned Ray Bollman, former Chief of Statistics Canada Rural Research Group, to fill this gap by analyzing data and producing these resources.
Special issues: COVID-19 Impact on Rural Employment
Business counts in rural Ontario
Infrastructure in rural Ontario
Occupation Group by Sector
Change in Skill Levels by Industry
Rural Ontario geography and population
Employment and Economy