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  1. Symbols
  2. Note on CANSIM
  3. This publication was prepared under the direction of:
  4. Cover page designed by:
  5. Note to users
  6. Note of appreciation
  7. Standards of service to the public
  8. Copyright


The following standard symbols are used in Statistics Canada publications:

not available for any reference period
not available for a specific reference period
not applicable
true zero or a value rounded to zero
value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
use with caution
too unreliable to be published
significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)

Note on CANSIM

Data that appears in the The Consumer Price Index (catalogue no. 62-001-X) are also available electronically, free of charge under the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement, in our CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) database through the Internet, under tables 326-0009, 326-0012, 326-0015, 326-0020, 326-0021, 326-0022 and 326-0031. In general, CANSIM provides a longer historical series. For further information on CANSIM call 1-800-263-1136.

This publication was prepared under the direction of:

Richard Evans
Director, Consumer Prices Division
Dragos Ifrim
Assistant Director, Consumer Prices Division, Production
Jonathan Wylie
Acting Chief, Consumer Prices Division, Production
Kyle de March
Analyst-Economist, Consumer Prices Division, Analysis and Dissemination Section

Cover page designed by:

Rachel Penkar
Senior Graphic Designer, Dissemination Division

Note to users

The Consumer Price Index is published monthly and is not subject to revisions.

Index for the month
Release date
December 2015
January 22, 2016
January 2016
February 19, 2016
February 2016
March 18, 2016
March 2016
April 22, 2016
April 2016
May 20, 2016
May 2016
June 17, 2016
June 2016
July 22, 2016
July 2016
August 19, 2016
August 2016
September 23, 2016
September 2016
October 21, 2016
October 2016
November 18, 2016
November 2016
December 22, 2016
December 2016
January 20, 2017

Note of appreciation

Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long-standing partnership between Statistics Canada, the citizens of Canada, its businesses, governments and other institutions. Accurate and timely statistical information could not be produced without their continued cooperation and goodwill.

Standards of service to the public

Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable and courteous manner. To this end, Statistics Canada has developed standards of service that its employees observe.

Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada

© Minister of Industry, 2016

All rights reserved. Use of this publication is governed by the Statistics Canada Open License Agreement.

August 2016

Catalogue no. 62-001-X, vol. 95, no. 7

ISSN 1496-2225

Frequency: Monthly


Consumer Prices Division

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