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  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X
    Description:

    This product contains articles related to the latest methodological, conceptual developments in the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts as well as the analysis of the Canadian economy. It includes articles detailing new methods, concepts and statistical techniques used to compile the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts. It also includes information related to new or expanded data products, provides updates and supplements to information found in various guides and analytical articles touching upon a broad range of topics related to the Canadian economy.

    Release date: 2022-11-29

  • Classification: 68-516-X
    Description:

    This product presents the Public Sector Universe, defined by Statistics Canada as a list of institutional units that are included in the economic measurement of governments in Canada. An institutional unit is defined as an economic entity that is capable, in its own right, of owning assets, incurring liabilities, and engaging in economic activities and in transactions with other entities. It includes the sectors of education, health, general government and government business enterprise sectors for all levels of government in Canada, annually, since 2008. The list has been disseminated in stages over the last few years. We now have one remaining sector to add (indigenous) which will take place in future releases.

    Release date: 2022-11-22

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 12-585-X
    Description:

    This product is the dictionary for the Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD). The dictionary contains a complete description for each of the income and demographic variables in the LAD, including name, acronym, definition, source, historical availability and historical continuity.

    The following is a partial list of LAD variables: age, sex, marital status, family type, number and age of children, total income, wages and salaries, self-employment, Employment Insurance, Old Age Security, Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, social assistance, investment income, rental income, alimony, registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) income and contributions, low-income status, full-time education deduction, provincial refundable tax credits, goods and service tax (GST) credits, Canada Child Tax Benefits, selected immigration variables, Tax Free Savings (TFSA) information and Canadian Controlled Private Corporations (CCPC) information.

    Release date: 2022-11-16

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012022001
    Description:

    This fact sheet presents a data ecosystem comprised of a set of data sources that, together, provide information on children eligible for instruction in the minority official language.

    Release date: 2022-11-09

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-0001
    Description:

    This is a series of fact sheets offering an overview of changes in content for the 2021 Census questionnaire. These include 19 fact sheets focusing on new and modified content and one fact sheet providing information about the design and methodology of the 2019 Census Content Test.

    Release date: 2022-11-09

  • Classification: 12-590-X
    Description:

    The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is used for classifying instructional programs according to field of study. CIP was originally created by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the United States. It is a hierarchical classification. The classification provides a detailed description of each instructional program class together with illustrative examples of the types of instructional programs found in that class. Illustrative examples are also provided of closely related programs that are classified elsewhere. In addition, the classification includes an introduction to CIP and an alternative structure for the aggregation of field of study data. CIP has a ten-year revision cycle.

    Release date: 2022-11-08

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-602-X
    Description:

    With the 2015 comprehensive revision, the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (CSMA) has introduced a major presentational change to the national and the provincial and territorial input-output tables. The previous CSMA input-output presentation differed from the international standard and the practice found in most national statistical organizations. The CSMA has aligned its presentation with the international standard and replaces the presentation found in catalogues 15F0041X and 15F0042X, as well as 15F0002X.

    Release date: 2022-11-08

  • Notices and consultations: 89-26-0001
    Description:

    The Fees Report must be tabled in parliament annually, as per the Service Fees Act, which came into force in June 2017. The Service Fees Act introduces a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through enhanced reporting to Parliament, improved transparency and oversight.

    Release date: 2022-11-03

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-304-X2021001
    Description:

    The Guide to the Census of Population is a reference document that describes the various phases of the 2021 Census of Population. The guide provides an overview of content determination, sampling design, collection, data processing, data quality assessment, confidentiality guidelines and dissemination. It also includes response rates and other data quality information. This product may be useful to both new and experienced users who wish to familiarize themselves with and find specific information about the 2021 Census of Population.

    Release date: 2022-10-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-301-X
    Description:

    The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

    By referring to the Census Dictionary, both beginner and intermediate data users will gain a better understanding of the data and how to compare variables between census years.

    The Census Dictionary will be released iteratively starting with geography and non-data dependent topic definitions, tables, figures and appendices with additional content made available based on subsequent topic releases.

    Release date: 2022-10-26
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  • Classification: 68-516-X
    Description:

    This product presents the Public Sector Universe, defined by Statistics Canada as a list of institutional units that are included in the economic measurement of governments in Canada. An institutional unit is defined as an economic entity that is capable, in its own right, of owning assets, incurring liabilities, and engaging in economic activities and in transactions with other entities. It includes the sectors of education, health, general government and government business enterprise sectors for all levels of government in Canada, annually, since 2008. The list has been disseminated in stages over the last few years. We now have one remaining sector to add (indigenous) which will take place in future releases.

    Release date: 2022-11-22

  • Classification: 12-590-X
    Description:

    The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is used for classifying instructional programs according to field of study. CIP was originally created by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the United States. It is a hierarchical classification. The classification provides a detailed description of each instructional program class together with illustrative examples of the types of instructional programs found in that class. Illustrative examples are also provided of closely related programs that are classified elsewhere. In addition, the classification includes an introduction to CIP and an alternative structure for the aggregation of field of study data. CIP has a ten-year revision cycle.

    Release date: 2022-11-08

  • Classification: 12-003-X
    Description:

    The North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) is the departmental standard for the classification of products (goods and services). The classification is a joint project of the national statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico and the United States. NAPCS is used to produce product statistics on a variety of topics, including the value of outputs of industries, the consumption by businesses and households, the value of imports and exports, and the movement of industrial and raw material prices. NAPCS Canada comprises definitions for all categories that include a descriptive text, as well as illustrative examples, inclusions and exclusions where appropriate.

    Email: statcan.csds-standardsproducts-cnsd-normesproduits.statcan@statcan.gc.ca

    Release date: 2022-03-31

  • Classification: 12-501-X
    Description:

    The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is an industry classification system developed by the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico and the United States. Created against the background of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it is designed to provide common definitions of the industrial structure of the three countries and a common statistical framework to facilitate the analysis of the three economies. NAICS is based on supply-side or production-oriented principles, to ensure that industrial data, classified to NAICS, are suitable for the analysis of production-related issues such as industrial performance.

    NAICS is a comprehensive system encompassing all economic activities. It has a hierarchical structure. At the highest level, it divides the economy into 20 sectors. At lower levels, it further distinguishes the different economic activities in which businesses are engaged.

    Emailstatcan.csds-standards-industry-cnsd-normes-industrie.statcan@statcan.gc.ca  

    Release date: 2022-01-27

  • Classification: 65-209-X
    Description:

    The Canadian Export Classification is a structured, hierarchical classification system based on the Harmonized Description and Coding System. The HS nomenclature is divided into 21 Sections, which in general, group goods produced in the same sector of the economy.

    Release date: 2021-12-06

  • Classification: 12-583-X
    Description:

    This publication provides a systematic classification structure to identify and categorize the entire range of occupational activity in Canada. Definitions and occupational titles are provided for each unit group. An alphabetical index of the occupational titles classified to the unit group level is also included.

    Release date: 2021-09-21

  • Classification: 12-604-X
    Description:

    The concordance table provides a link between data tables and the survey questions from the Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy (SIBS).

    Release date: 2021-07-30

  • Classification: 12-608-X
    Description:

    The Standard Classification of Countries and Areas of Interest (SCCAI) has been developed to increase coherence of the list of countries used within Statistics Canada and to be more consistent with Government of Canada norms. This list of countries and areas includes those for which statistical data are compiled and applies to both economic and social statistics.

    The variant Countries and Areas of Interest for Social Statistics - SCCAI was developed to create groupings of countries to enable the production of integrated statistics when publishing social statistics data. These groupings are based on those used historically for Statistics Canada's Census of Population place of birth variable. The variant has three levels: geographical macro-regions, geographical sub-regions, and countries or areas of interest.

    Release date: 2020-10-21

  • Classification: 89-26-0004
    Description:

    This classification system was developed conjointly by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Statistics Canada which is the custodian. This shared standard classification, inspired by the Frascati Model 2015 of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will be used by the federal granting agencies and Statistics Canada to collect and disseminate data related to research and development in Canada. The Canadian Research and Development Classification (CRDC) first official version is the 2020 version 1.0. The CRDC will be revised within 2 years of its first release and on a five-year cycle after that, with possibility of 'evergreening' for minor changes once a year to reflect the changes in the research fields. CRDC 2020 version 1.0 is composed of 3 main pieces: the type of activity or TOA (with 3 categories), the field of research or FOR (with 1663 fields at the lowest level) and socioeconomic objective or SEO (with 85 main groups at the lowest level).

    Release date: 2020-10-05

  • Classification: 12-607-X
    Description:

    The Ecological Land Classification (ELC) is Statistics Canada's official classification for ecological areas in Canada.

    The ELC was developed to enable the production of integrated statistics for ecological areas. It is a hierarchical framework that classifies ecological areas or ecosystems and that incorporates all major components of ecosystems: air, water land and biota. All boundaries in the ecological framework are matched to soil landscape polygons from the Soil Landscapes of Canada (SLC).

    There are 15 ecozones at the top of the ecological land classification hierarchy. They cover the entire terrestrial extent of Canada.

    These ecozones are subdivided into 53 ecoprovinces that contain 194 ecoregions, which can be further subdivided into 1,027 separate ecological units called ecodistricts.

    Release date: 2018-01-23
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 12-585-X
    Description:

    This product is the dictionary for the Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD). The dictionary contains a complete description for each of the income and demographic variables in the LAD, including name, acronym, definition, source, historical availability and historical continuity.

    The following is a partial list of LAD variables: age, sex, marital status, family type, number and age of children, total income, wages and salaries, self-employment, Employment Insurance, Old Age Security, Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, social assistance, investment income, rental income, alimony, registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) income and contributions, low-income status, full-time education deduction, provincial refundable tax credits, goods and service tax (GST) credits, Canada Child Tax Benefits, selected immigration variables, Tax Free Savings (TFSA) information and Canadian Controlled Private Corporations (CCPC) information.

    Release date: 2022-11-16

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012022001
    Description:

    This fact sheet presents a data ecosystem comprised of a set of data sources that, together, provide information on children eligible for instruction in the minority official language.

    Release date: 2022-11-09

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-0001
    Description:

    This is a series of fact sheets offering an overview of changes in content for the 2021 Census questionnaire. These include 19 fact sheets focusing on new and modified content and one fact sheet providing information about the design and methodology of the 2019 Census Content Test.

    Release date: 2022-11-09

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-602-X
    Description:

    With the 2015 comprehensive revision, the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (CSMA) has introduced a major presentational change to the national and the provincial and territorial input-output tables. The previous CSMA input-output presentation differed from the international standard and the practice found in most national statistical organizations. The CSMA has aligned its presentation with the international standard and replaces the presentation found in catalogues 15F0041X and 15F0042X, as well as 15F0002X.

    Release date: 2022-11-08

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-304-X2021001
    Description:

    The Guide to the Census of Population is a reference document that describes the various phases of the 2021 Census of Population. The guide provides an overview of content determination, sampling design, collection, data processing, data quality assessment, confidentiality guidelines and dissemination. It also includes response rates and other data quality information. This product may be useful to both new and experienced users who wish to familiarize themselves with and find specific information about the 2021 Census of Population.

    Release date: 2022-10-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-301-X
    Description:

    The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

    By referring to the Census Dictionary, both beginner and intermediate data users will gain a better understanding of the data and how to compare variables between census years.

    The Census Dictionary will be released iteratively starting with geography and non-data dependent topic definitions, tables, figures and appendices with additional content made available based on subsequent topic releases.

    Release date: 2022-10-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-304-X
    Description:

    The Guide to the Census of Population is a reference document that describes the various phases of the 2021 Census of Population. The guide provides an overview of content determination, sampling design, collection, data processing, data quality assessment, confidentiality guidelines and dissemination. It also includes response rates and other data quality information. This product may be useful to both new and experienced users who wish to familiarize themselves with and find specific information about the 2021 Census of Population.

    The Guide to the Census of Population combines information previously available in the Overview of the Census, National Household Survey User Guide and the Data Quality and Confidentiality Standards and Guidelines from 2011. 

    Release date: 2022-10-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2021006
    Description:

    This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret visible minority and population group data from the 2021 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, questions, classifications, data quality and comparability with other sources for this topic.

    Release date: 2022-10-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2021007
    Description:

    This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret place of birth, generation status, citizenship and immigration data from the 2021 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, questions, classifications, data quality and comparability with other sources for this topic.

    Release date: 2022-10-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2021008
    Description:

    This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret ethnic or cultural origin data from the 2021 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, questions, classifications, data quality and comparability with other sources for this topic.

    Release date: 2022-10-26
Geographic files and documentation (98)

Geographic files and documentation (98) (0 to 10 of 98 results)

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-639-G
    Description:

    This reference guide provides an overview of the Agricultural Ecumene Boundary File product (see the notes below), including the general methodology used to create the files and other important technical information.

    This product is provided in printable format.

    Release date: 2022-09-27

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-639-X
    Description:

    The Agricultural Ecumene Boundary File delineates areas of significant agricultural activity in Canada. This product is generalized for small-scale mapping and can be used to clip or intersect with any geographic boundary file, administrative or natural, to limit the data display to those areas where agricultural activity is concentrated in Canada. When used in dot density and choropleth thematic maps, the ecumene concept provides a more accurate depiction of the spatial distribution of data within geographic areas.

    Release date: 2022-09-27

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-179-G
    Description:

    This guide describes the content of the product, as well as providing information on data quality, record layouts and methodology.

    This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.

    Release date: 2022-09-21

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-179-X
    Description:

    The Forward Sortation Area Boundary File depicts the boundaries of forward sortation areas (FSAs) derived from postal codesOM captured from census questionnaires.

    The Forward Sortation Area Boundary File is available in two types: digital and cartographic. The digital boundary file depicts the full extent of forward sortation areas, including the coastal water area. The cartographic boundary file depicts forward sortation areas with the shoreline of the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. The files provide a framework for mapping and spatial analysis.

    ©This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.

    A reference guide is included (92-179-G).

    OM. Postal code is an official mark of Canada Post Corporation.

    Release date: 2022-09-21

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-162-G
    Description:

    This reference guide is intended for users of the Census Subdivisions Boundary File. The guide provides an overview of the file, the general methodology used to create it, and important technical information for users.

    Release date: 2022-06-01

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-162-X
    Description:

    The Census Subdivision Boundary File contains the boundaries of all census subdivisions which combined cover all of Canada. A census subdivision is a municipality or an area treated as an equivalent to a municipality for statistical purposes (for example, Indian reserves and unorganized territories). The file provides a framework for mapping and spatial analysis using commercially available geographic information systems (GIS) or other mapping software.

    The Census Subdivision Boundary File is portrayed in Lambert conformal conic projection and is based on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). A reference guide is available (92-162-G).

    Release date: 2022-06-01

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-500-G
    Description:

    This reference guide is intended for users of the Road Network File. The guide provides an overview of the file, the general methodology used to create it, and important technical information for users.

    Release date: 2022-06-01

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-500-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Road Network File (RNF) is a digital representation of Canada's national road network, containing information such as street names, types, directions and address ranges. The information comes from the National Geographic Database (NGD).

    A reference guide is available (92-500-G).

    Release date: 2022-06-01

  • Geographic files and documentation: 12-571-X
    Description:

    The Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) provides a systematic classification structure that categorizes all of the geographic area of Canada. The SGC is the official classification used in the Census of Population and other Statistics Canada surveys.

    The classification is organized in two volumes: Volume I, The Classification and Volume II, Reference Maps.

    Volume I describes the classification and related standard geographic areas and place names. It provides names and codes for the geographical regions of Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions (counties, regional municipalities) and census subdivisions (municipalities). The names and codes for census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations, census metropolitan influenced zones, economic regions, census agricultural regions and census consolidated subdivisions are shown in the classification variants of the SGC. Volume I explains the changes between the current version of the SGC and the previous version that impact upon the classification, such as changes in name, type or code, and indicates how the new and old codes relate to one another.

    Reference maps showing the locations and boundaries of the standard geographic areas in the classification are in Volume II, Reference Maps

    Release date: 2022-02-09

  • Geographic files and documentation: 12-572-X
    Description:

    The Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) provides a systematic classification structure that categorizes all of the geographic area of Canada. The SGC is the official classification used in the Census of Population and other Statistics Canada surveys.

    The classification is organized in two volumes: Volume I, The Classification and Volume II, Reference Maps.

    Volume II contains reference maps showing boundaries, names, codes and locations of the geographic areas in the classification. The reference maps show census subdivisions, census divisions, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations, census metropolitan influenced zones and economic regions. Definitions for these terms are found in Volume I, The Classification. Volume I describes the classification and related standard geographic areas and place names.

    The maps in Volume II can be downloaded in PDF format from our website.

    Release date: 2022-02-09
Notices and consultations (89)

Notices and consultations (89) (0 to 10 of 89 results)

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X
    Description:

    This product contains articles related to the latest methodological, conceptual developments in the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts as well as the analysis of the Canadian economy. It includes articles detailing new methods, concepts and statistical techniques used to compile the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts. It also includes information related to new or expanded data products, provides updates and supplements to information found in various guides and analytical articles touching upon a broad range of topics related to the Canadian economy.

    Release date: 2022-11-29

  • Notices and consultations: 89-26-0001
    Description:

    The Fees Report must be tabled in parliament annually, as per the Service Fees Act, which came into force in June 2017. The Service Fees Act introduces a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through enhanced reporting to Parliament, improved transparency and oversight.

    Release date: 2022-11-03

  • Notices and consultations: 98-20-00022021001
    Description:

    The report Veterans data in the 2021 Census of Population aims to provide an overview of the data quality assessment activities performed for the 2021 Census data on Canadian military experience, comparability to other sources and recommendations for usage.

    Release date: 2022-07-13

  • Notices and consultations: 98-20-0002
    Description:

    A trio of technical reports provides an in-depth overview of changes for the 2021 Census questionnaire, explains the conceptual frameworks and definitions used and outlines the related findings from the 2019 Census Test on 'Sex at birth and gender,' 'Ethnic or cultural origins' and 'Minority language educational rights.'

    A fourth technical report was added on Veterans data in the 2021 Census to provide an overview of the data quality assessment activities performed on the Canadian military experience.

    Release date: 2022-07-13

  • Notices and consultations: 92F0009X
    Description:

    This report provides a summary of changes to municipal boundaries, status and names. The list is usually produced on an annual basis for changes that occurred during the previous year. A five year list is produced on Census of population years.

    Release date: 2022-06-01

  • Notices and consultations: 11-628-X
    Description:

    Departmental Results Reports (DRRs) are part of the Estimates family of documents. Estimates documents support appropriation acts, which specify the amounts and broad purposes for which funds can be spent by the government. The Estimates document family has three parts.

    Part I (Government Expenditure Plan) provides an overview of federal spending.

    Part II (Main Estimates) lists the financial resources required by individual departments, agencies and Crown corporations for the upcoming fiscal year.

    Part III (Departmental Expenditure Plans) consists of two documents. Departmental Plans (DPs) are expenditure plans for each appropriated department and agency (excluding Crown corporations).

    Release date: 2020-12-07

  • Notices and consultations: 98-26-0001
    Description:

    This white paper presents Statistics Canada’s planned approach to the 2021 Census of Population and provides a clear explanation of the processes behind the census program, touching on historical, legal, operational and content aspects. Statistics Canada recognizes that it is important to not only successfully conduct the census, but also to be transparent and informative about the way in which those efforts are accomplished. Painting a Portrait of Canada: The 2021 Census of Population gives readers an exclusive, detailed look at how census data is collected, analyzed and given back to Canadians, in the form of high-quality statistical information, used to make evidence-based decisions in Canadian society.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Notices and consultations: 98-20-00022020001
    Description:

    The 2019 Census Test included three different versions of a question on ethnic or cultural origins. This paper summarizes the results of the 2019 Census Test and, using these results, provides the rationale for modifying the question on ethnic or cultural origins.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Notices and consultations: 98-20-00022020002
    Description:

    This document reports the work performed by Statistics Canada in order to propose the inclusion of a question on gender to the 2021 Census, while keeping a question on sex at birth. The context in which this work was performed is presented, as well as the data needs, and results from the 2019 National Census Test.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Notices and consultations: 95-635-X
    Description:

    To stay relevant, preparing for a new Census of Agriculture requires a thorough evaluation of data requirements. Before each census, Statistics Canada conducts consultations to solicit input and feedback on the Census of Agriculture's content. This report describes those consultations and the process that was followed to test and determine which topics could be potentially retained for the next census.

    Release date: 2019-10-02
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