For COMMB’s 4th Special Report on Canadian’s travel and activity levels during the #COVID19 pandemic, COMMB once again sourced mobility data from mapping software and mobile device data along with coinage collection data from digital jukeboxes for this report.
Data that tracks consumer movements shows an increasing trend in out of home activity compared to the lows experienced during the early stages of the pandemic in late March/early April. These numbers are encouraging and show how Canadians are increasing their travel and activity patterns as restrictions are lifted.
The largest upswing in activity occurred in Retail & Recreation with Quebec having the highest increase of 11 percentage points, from the previous week of May 11-17, followed by British Columbia and Nova Scotia with 7 points. The 5-province average was up 6 percentage points, for the same period, to -32% below baseline numbers.