Industry Canada has produced, in collaboration with professors Eileen Fischer (York University) and Rebecca Reuber (University of Toronto), a report that provides a portrait of the state of entrepreneurship in Canada.

The report, entitled The State of Entrepreneurship in Canada, charts entrepreneurial activity in Canada over time and compares it with leading countries.

Entrepreneurial performance indicators observed include: birth and death rates, survival rates, high-growth firms and gazelles, and research and development expenditures.

The report also provides a profile of the owners of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and it identifies areas of strength, areas for improvement, and important areas that cannot currently be addressed.