Market Research Resources

These downloadable market research resources will help you determine your target market, analyze your sales potential and succeed!

A thorough list of international statistical agencies.

Date: 2015/05/28

The Labour Market Information service provides detailed labour market information at the local or community level and analyses data and local events in order to identify community specific labour market trends and opportunities.  Get answers to your questions about jobs, skills, and the availability of workers in your local area.

Date: 2015/05/28

Market Research is an important factor in ensuring a business succeeds. In our society, change is rapid and continuous.  The successful businessperson knows who her potential customers are and strives to find out everything she can about them.  Market Research is an ongoing process but there are three particularly crucial times when it should be […]

Date: 2013/10/03

If you don’t know who your customers are, how will you be able to assess whether you are meeting their needs?  In order to market your product or service, it is imperative that you tailor your marketing and sales efforts to specifically reach the segment of population that will most likely buy your product or […]

Date: 2013/10/03

Research questionnaires allow business owners to gain valuable information to help them make major decisions about their businesses. Remember that if the results of the survey aren’t very positive, you need to find out WHY. The questionnaire is used as a guide. It doesn’t mean you can’t go into business.

Date: 2013/10/03

For all things market research, Small Business BC offers market research consultation services.

Date: 2013/10/03

BC Stats is the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia and has the largest concentration of statistical products, services, and expertise.  Available information includes business and economic statistics, labour and social statistics, demographic analyses, and provincial survey analyses.

Date: 2013/10/03

The BC Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization representing the interests and concerns of local Chambers of Commerce and corporate members from across the province. The BC Chamber of Commerce – the Voice of Business in BC – gives the business community a presence on the provincial level.

Date: 2013/10/03

Statistical presentation of industry trends on topics such as establishments, GDP, production, employment, and international trade for the sectors of the Canadian Economy using the latest annual data from Statistics Canada.

Date: 2011/06/06

Conducting market research in the Vancouver area?  Don’t miss this resource!  In partnership with Small Business BC, the City of Vancouver, Western Economic Diversification Canada and Vancouver’s Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), the Vancouver Economic Development Commission produces both Commercial and Neighbourhood area profiles.  Descriptions of the customer base, business mix, land use and development potential.

Date: 2011/06/06