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Government Information & Data

A guide to sources of government information.

Statistics Canada Data

Statistics Canada is the national statistical office. The agency ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision makers.

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Open Access Resources

The following resources contain freely available information from Statistics Canada.

Licensed Resources

The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) provides licensed access to Statistics Canada Public Use Microdata files (PUMFs), databases and geographic files to students and faculty.

CHASS Data Centre

This collection of on-line databases and custom built search and retrieval programs are maintained by Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) at the University of Toronto.

This guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. You may copy the guide as long as credit is included. We encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials. Please be aware that many of our guides contain links to subscription-based services for which access is restricted, and collections of resources that may have additional rights reserved. Please consult the licenses and terms of use for each resource.