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What’s the situation of Sharing Economy in Canada? A couple of interesting reports

What’s the situation of Sharing Economy in Canada? A couple of interesting reports
April 25, 2018

We have been analyzing the situation of the Sharing and Collaborative economy in multiple posts of this Open Doors MED Sharing project, from the base of European and US reports. But another country where the development of new technologies and the digital economy is advanced is Canada, where it is interesting to have a look at their analysis in relation to the Sharing Economy platforms.

In this sense, there are two reference reports: Back to the future: The sharing economy (2016) and Measuring the sharing economy in the Canadian Macroeconomic Accounts (2017).

The first part analyses the state of the Sharing Economy in Canada from a general perspective, making reference to some economic data and the main characteristics and challenges it poses. The second section analyses the main challenges of Sharing Economy: Most sharing businesses have complex and non-traditional legal structures and business models; The majority of the economic agents providing the final services consumed are within the household sector and Large proportions of the economic activity are with economic agents in different countries.

Back to the future: The sharing economy – a report for Deputy Ministers’ Committee on Policy Innovation (DMCPI). Can be read here.

Measuring the sharing economy in the Canadian Macroeconomic Accounts. Can be read here.