2006 Data Book

CONTENTS


Contact Information
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Definitions


NATIONAL

  • Canada's GERD by Major Source of Funds, 1997 to 2006
  • GERD as a Percentage of GDP, Top OECD and Selected Non-OECD Countries, 2005
  • R&D Intensity at the Provincial Level, 1994, 1999 and 2004
  • Real Investment in M&E, 2001 to 2006
  • Major Flows of R&D Funding in Canada, 2006

GOVERNMENT

  • Federal R&D Spending by Performer Type, 1999 to 2006
  • GOVERD as a Percentage of GDP, Top OECD Countries and Selected Non-OECD Countries, 2005
  • Federal S&T Spending by Activity, 2006
  • Major Federal S&T Departments and Agencies by Amount of Spending, 2006
  • Federal R&D Spending by Socio-Economic Objective, 2005

INDUSTRY

  • Canada's BERD by Major Source of Funds, 1997 to 2006
  • BERD as a Percentage of GDP, Top OECD Countries and Selected Non-OECD Countries, 2005
  • BERD Intensity at the Provincial Level, 1994, 1999 and 2004
  • Percentage of Business R&D Financed by Governments, 1995 and 2005 or Nearest Available Years
  • Business Intramural R&D by Type of Activity, 2001 to 2005

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Canada's HERD by Major Source of Funds, 1997 to 2006
  • HERD as a Percentage of GDP, Top OECD and Selected Non-OECD Countries, 2005
  • University Degrees Granted by Selected Discipline, 1998 and 2005
  • Science and Engineering Degrees as a Percentage of New Degrees, Selected OECD Countries, 2005
  • PhD Graduation Rates, Selected OECD Countries, 2004

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Human Resources in S&T in Canada by Level of Education, 1997 to 2006
  • Human Resources in S&T as a Percentage of Total Employment, Selected OECD Countries, 2006
  • Recent Change in Wage Premiums for Holders of Tertiary Degrees, Selected OECD Countries, 1999 to 2003 or Nearest Available Years
  • R&D Personnel per Thousand Employment, Selected OECD and Non-OECD Countries, 2005
  • Business Enterprise Researchers per Thousand Employment, Selected OECD Countries, 2005

COMMERCIALIZATION AND OUTPUT

  • Canada's Share of the World's Scientific Publications by Field, 1997 and 2004
  • Share of the World's Scientific Publications and Higher Education Investments in R&D, Selected OECD Countries, 1997 and 2005
  • Percentage of Canadian Natural Science and Engineering Papers Published in the Top 10 Percent High-Impact Journals, 1996, 2001 and 2005
  • Triadic Patent Families and Industry-Financed GERD, Selected OECD Countries, 1995 to 2005 Average
  • Selected Commercialization Outputs of University Research by Scale of Income Generated, 2005

CONTACT INFORMATION


Policy Branch
Industry Canada
Tel.: 613-998-5646
Fax: 613-996-7887
E-mail: strategies-tstrategy@ic.gc.ca

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

AAFC -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

BERD -- Business enterprise expenditure on research and development

CFI -- Canada Foundation for Innovation

CIDA -- Canadian International Development Agency

CIHR -- Canadian Institutes of Health Research

CRC -- Communications Research Centre Canada

DND -- Department of National Defence

EC -- Environment Canada

GDP -- Gross domestic product

GERD -- Gross domestic expenditure on research and development

GOVERD -- Government intramural expenditure on research and development

HERD -- Higher education expenditure on research and development

IC -- Industry Canada

M&E -- Machinery and equipment

NRC -- National Research Council Canada

NRCan -- Natural Resources Canada

NSERC -- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

OECD -- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

R&D -- Research and development

RSA -- Related scientific activities

S&T -- Science and technology

SSHRC -- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

STC -- Statistics Canada

DEFINITIONS

R&D -- Creative work undertaken on a systematic basis to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humankind, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications.

RSA -- Activities that complement and extend R&D by contributing to the generation, dissemination and application of scientific and technological knowledge.

S&T -- Science and technology refers to the broad spectrum of activities required to generate, disseminate or apply new S&T knowledge. It includes both R&D and RSA.

Scientific Publications -- Publications in the areas of health, pure and applied science.

Triadic Patent Family -- An invention for which a patent application has been filed at the European Patent Office, Japanese Patent Office and United States Patent Office.