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Innovation and expertise in research: Multi-year consolidated plan for research, modelling and data development, 2021 to 2023

Released: 2021-08-12

Released today, the "Multi-year Consolidated Plan for Research, Modelling and Data Development, 2021 to 2023" addresses a broad range of policy-relevant issues, including innovation and the new economy, the environment, clean technology, global competitiveness, immigration, jobs and employment, financial well-being, education, training and skills, environment and health, nutrition and physical measures, child and youth health, early-learning and child care, housing, substance use, aging, health inequalities, and mental health.

Statistics Canada approaches research questions by applying leading-edge methods, including microsimulation and predictive analytics, using a range of linked and integrated administrative and survey data. Our experts strategically use a large range of statistical sources to describe, draw inferences from, and make objective and scientifically-supported deductions about the evolving nature of the Canadian economy and society.

Our researchers work with a broad range of collaborators to ensure that research and data development activities are addressing policy-relevant issues and meeting the needs of users, including federal government agencies and departments, provincial and territorial governments and organizations, non-governmental organizations, academic researchers, as well as international organizations.

The implementation of the Plan will be led by the research arm of Statistics Canada, the Analytical Studies and Modelling Branch.

We invite users to provide feedback on the consolidated plan, as it is designed to respond to evolving issues and research needs (please contact Yvan Clermont at


The "Multi-year Consolidated Plan for Research, Modelling and Data Development, 2021 to 2023," part of the Analytical Studies: Methods and References series (Catalogue number Catalogue number11-633-X), is now available.

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