Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth

Goal 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Targets Indicators Unit of measure Reference period Latest data Previous period Data for previous period Data provider Source
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Proxy indicator
8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries More information on indicator Annual growth rate of real GDP per capita Percentage 2016 -0.05 2015 -0.03 Statistics CanadaTable note 1 Tables 379-0030 and 051-0005
8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors More information on indicator Annual growth rate of real GDP per employed person Percentage 2016 0.47 2015 0.08 Statistics CanadaTable note 2 Tables 379-0030 and 282-0002
8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services 8.3.1 Proportion of informal employment in non-agriculture employment, by sex Exploring data sources
8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead 8.4.1 Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP Indicator under development
8.4.2.PR Household direct and indirect consumption of energy and waterTable note 3 8 sub-indicators            
8.4.2.PR.a Household energy consumtion (direct)
Terajoules 2015 2,798,362 2014 2,856,831 Statisitcs Canada Table 153-0113
8.4.2.PR.b Household energy use per capita (direct)
Gigajoules 2015 78.1 2014 80.4 Statisitcs Canada Table 153-0113
8.4.2.PR.c Personal expenditure (households) energy use (direct plus indirect)
Terajoules 2014 5,216,046 2013 5,183,227 Statisitcs Canada Table 153-0129
8.4.2.PR.d Personal expenditure (households) energy use per capita (direct plus indirect)
Gigajoules 2014 146.8 2013 147.5 Statisitcs Canada  
8.4.2.PR.e Household water use (direct)
Cubic metres x 1,000 2013 3,239,158 2011 3,506,234 Statisitcs Canada Table 153-0116
8.4.2.PR.f Household water use per capita (direct)
Cubic metres 2013 92.1 2011 102.1 Statisitcs Canada  
8.4.2.PR.g Personal expenditure (households) water use (direct plus indirect)
Cubic metres x 1,000 2013 19,939,314 2011 18,999,717 Statisitcs Canada Table 153-0129
8.4.2.PR.h Personal expenditure (households) water use per capita (direct plus indirect)
Cubic metres 2013 567.2 2011 553.2 Statisitcs Canada  
8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value 8.5.1 Average hourly earnings of female and male employees, by occupation, age and persons with disabilities Canadian dollars (CAN$) March 2018
February 2018
Statistics Canada Table 282-0071
8.5.2 Unemployment rate, by sex, age and persons with disabilities Percentage 2017 6.3 2016 7.0 Statistics CanadaTable note 4 Table 282-0002
8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training 8.6.1 Proportion of youth (aged 15-24 years) not in education, employment or training Percentage 2016 9.1 2015 9.7 Statistics CanadaTable note 5  
8.7 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms 8.7.1 Proportion and number of children aged 5–17 years engaged in child labour, by sex and age Not applicable in the Canadian context ... ... ... ... ... ...
8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment 8.8.1.PR Number of fatality and lost time claims, by sexTable note 6Table note 7 2 sub-indicators            
8.8.1.PR.a Number of fatality claims, by sexTable note 8
Number 2016
Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada National Work Injury/Disease Statistics Program (NWSIP)
8.8.1.PR.b Number of lost time claims, by sexTable note 9
Number 2016
Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada National Work Injury/Disease Statistics Program (NWSIP)
8.8.2 Level of national compliance with labour rights (freedom of association and collective bargaining) based on International Labour Organization (ILO) textual sources and national legislation, by sex and migrant status Indicator under development
8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products 8.9.1 Tourism direct GDP as a proportion of total GDP and in growth rate Percentage 2016 2.03 2015 1.99 Statistics Canada Tables 387-0010 and 379-0030
8.9.2 Proportion of jobs in sustainable tourism industries out of total tourism jobs Indicator under development
8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all 8.10.1
(a) Number of commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults and
(b) number of automated teller machines (ATMs) per 100,000 adults
2 sub-indicators            
8.10.1.a Number of commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults
Rate (per 100,000) 2016 22.94 2015 23.62 International Monetary FundTable note 10Table note 11 Financial Access Survey
8.10.1.b Number of automated teller machines (ATMs) per 100,000 adults
Rate (per 100,000) 2016 222.99 2015 220.56 International Monetary FundTable note 11Table note 12 Financial Access Survey
8.10.2 Proportion of adults (1 years and older) with an account at a bank or other financial institution or with a mobile-money-service providerTable note 13 Percentage 2016 98.4 2012 96.7 Statistics Canada Survey of Financial Security(SFS)
8.a Increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries 8.a.1 Aid for Trade commitments and disbursements 2 sub-indicators            
8.a.1.a Aid for Trade: Commitments
US$ Millions 2016 532,077,195 2015 713,242,804 OECDTable note 14 OECD Statistics
8.a.1.b Aid for Trade: Disbursements
US$ Millions 2016 377,144,688 2015 342,737,183 OECDTable note 14 OECD Statistics
8.b By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization 8.b.1.PR Has Canada developed and operationalized a national strategy for youth employment, as a distinct strategy or as part of a national employment strategyTable note 15 Yes/No 2018 Yes ... ... Statistics Canada Youth Employment Strategy
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