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CED Research Guide: Canada - Policy & Data

Government of Canada- Statistics

Below are access points to Statistics Canada's  and other government departments data offered on their sites or through CBU's DLI license. For further information on accessing data contact Laura Syms.  When formatting your papers use "How to Cite Statistics Canada Products".

Other Sources for Canadian Demographics


Web Data Server

The DLI Web Data Server (WDS) is an online multidimensional table viewer used to access the aggregate data in the DLI Collection. The WDS also includes older products: e.g., Inter-Corporate Ownership, Financial Performance Indicators for Canadian Business. Here's a guide for DLI WDS.

SiteWise - Canadian Population Characteristics

 SiteWise  provides demographic profiles for Canadian standard geographic or mapped study areas. The data is from the most current census, and Environics   estimates and projections, consumer spending, business profiles etc. 

2016 Canada Census

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The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV), is a new, web-based data visualization tool that will make statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Find the places in Canada you are interested in;  see them on a map, and get basic geographic and sociodemographic data for those places. Easy and Nice!

Canadian Public Policy Documents - All In One Place Linked

Canadian Public Policy Collection of the CEL Library includes material from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, university research etc. 

Conference Board of Canada eLibrary

This is a full text report-based resource includes Conference Board research documents from 1998, also includes access to "webinars" . Access all Conference Board of Canada research publications using CBU Library's subscription.

Canadian Government Information