Aboriginal Economic Progress Report, NAEDB, 2015

The Aboriginal Economic Progress Report is the first update to the Aboriginal Economic Benchmarking Report, which was published by the NAEDB in 2012 to identify a series of benchmark socio-economic indicators and assess the state of the Aboriginal economy in Canada, based on 2006 Census data. In its 2012 Report, the NAEDB set out bold targets that Aboriginal outcomes be comparable to those of Canada’s non-Aboriginal population by 2022. This current report tracks and assesses the evolution of the benchmarking indicators from 2006 to 2011 to measure the progress of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people compared to the non-Aboriginal population and identifies the gaps in economic outcomes that remain. Due to data limitations, we are currently comparing statistics from 2006 and 2011 while we anticipate the release of the 2016 Census and National Household Survey (NHS) results