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From October 18th  - November 30th, the NorQuest community can access IBISWorld with a trial through the NorQuest Library. We would love if you could experiment with and test this product in order to share your insight and feedback with the library while we consider a subscription.

Start exploring here.

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IBISWorld offers exceptional value and relevance to help monitor and navigate significant changes and risk exposures impacting industries of interest to students and faculty as part of their projects, assignments, and futures. 

IBISWorld publishes a robust, yet easy to use online database of research, analysis, and risk information on 450+ Canadian industries at the level where companies operate – many with Industry Financial Ratios, along with city level data (census metropolitan area (CMA) statistics to show how revenue performance compares to population centers). 

When a specific industry focus is needed for project-based classes, capstones, entrepreneurship programs, business model canvases IBISWorld gives a broad overview of the targeted industry, its product and market segmentation, cost structure benchmarks, competitive dynamics, supply chain map, the regulatory environment, macroeconomic drivers, and much more.  

Real World Applications 

In addition to working with over 70 Canadian academic institutions (including 5 in Alberta), this is the same industry research tool used every day by commercial banks, accounting firms, investment banks and private equity firms, IT companies, colleges and universities, government agencies, utilities, manufacturing companies, insurance companies, logistics companies, economic development centers, small business development centers, business and management consulting, advertising, marketing, law, and engineering firms. 

How to cite IBISWorld


Surname, A. (Year, Month). Title of the report in italics (Report Type + Number). Retrieved Month Day, Year, from



Kanda, S. (2020, December). Renewable power in Canada (Canada Industry Report 22111BCA). Retrieved October 18, 2021 from

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IBISWorld. (2021, September). Inbound international travel (Canada Business Environment Profiles Report CA 641). Retrieved October 18, 2021 from