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Finding the data

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Finding the data provides quick tips in locating information on the Statistics Canada website and introduces resources to assist you with your research. Use the links to browse the site and to go directly to the products you require.

1. Do you need high-level, summary statistics? Search these sources first:

  • Summary tables and Canada Year Book
  • The Daily
  • The Census and Community Profiles
  • Canada at a glance
  • Statistics by subject
  • The Online Catalogue
  • Statistics Canada Website Search

2. Do you need statistics for a specific subject? Be sure to consult these sources as well:

  • Statistics by subject
  • Economic indicators, Latest Labour Force release, and Latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) release
  • Imports and exports (International trade statistics)

3. Do you need maps or geography information?

  • Maps and geography
  • Census geography

4. Do you need to know the date of data releases? See:

  • Release dates for major economic indicators
  • Recently released products

5. Do you need current and historical resources? You'll need to visit:

  • Statistics Canada Library and BiblioCat, the Library's Catalogue
  • Historical Statistics of Canada
  • Depository Services Program (DSP) Libraries
  • Other distributors of Statistics Canada information

6. Are you a student, educator or researcher? These resources were created with you in mind:

  • Analytical studies
  • Learning Resources
  • E-STAT
  • Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)
  • Research Data Centres (RDC)

7. Do you need data with interpretation?

  • The Daily
  • Analytical studies
  • Research Data Centres

8. Would you like to search the site more effectively?

  • Statistics Canada Thesaurus
  • Browse free Internet publications
  • Integrated search and browse
  • Search using the Site map

9. Do you need additional expert advice or custom data tabulations?

  • Statistics Canada Regional Advisory Services