Government Information & Data

A guide to sources of government information.

DLI (Data Liberation Initiative)

The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is a subscription plan providing access to Statistics Canada Public Use Microdata files (PUMFs), databases and geographic files to students and faculty at participating institutions in accordance with their Conditions of Use.  If you require access to data files please contact Sandra Sawchuk ( Depending on the nature of your request DLI assistance or training may be required before data can be made available.  Many files will require access to SPSS, Beyond 20/20 or statistical software for viewing or analysis.


Census and Community Profiles

Census Maps

Some useful tools to locate geographic codes for creating Census Profiles.

Find provincial reference codes to pre-pend to census tract numbers that are outside metropolitan areas.

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