The Daily is Statistics Canada's official release bulletin, its first line of communication with the media and the public. The Daily issues news releases on current social and economic conditions and announces new products. It provides a comprehensive one-stop overview of new information available from Statistics Canada.
Canada at a Glance (1995-2015) presents current statistics on Canadian demography, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, household, economy, travel, finance, agriculture, foreign trade and environment. Updated yearly, Canada at a Glance is a very useful reference for those who want quick access to Canadian statistics.
The Canada Year Book summarizes the demographic, social, political and economic condition of Canada in text and tables. This publication has been discontinued as of April 2013. The last issue of this publication was November 2012. The Canada Year Book 2006 to 2012 is available online in html and pdf formats. The Canada Year Book Historical Collection features digital year books from 1867 to 1967. Alloway Library has print versions of the Canada Year Book (1963-2012) in the reference collection on the library's main level. Call number: FC2.C21 1963/64 -- FC2.C21 2012.
The climate data web site provides access to Canadian climate information such as past weather, climate normals and averages, historical radar, almanac averages and extremes, monthly climate summaries, engineering climate data, and water data. You can search data by province, station name or proximity. Historical Climate Data is also available for past climate data hourly, daily and monthly for stations across Canada going back to 1840.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information Interactive tool provides access to aggregate level data on health indicators from 1997 to 2013. Health indicators are standardized measures of the health system, which monitor the health of their populations and track how well their local health systems function. Health Indicators support provinces/territories, regional health authorities and facilities in Canada. View CIHI's Indicator Library for detailed information such as definitions and methodologies about the different health indicators.
CIHI also publishes some free Health Indicators reports (2003-2013) containing a compilation of selected indicators measuring health status, non-medical determinants of health, health system performance and community and health system characteristics.
Source: July 2010 post from South Asian Generation Next
The Census Program in Canada provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years. Most households (80%) receive a short census questionnaire, which is used to determine statistics such as population, age, sex, and marital status. The last census was conducted in May 2011 and consisted of the Census of Agriculture, the Census of Population, and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). The optional voluntary NHS in 2011 replaced the previous mandatory long form census. As a result, many researchers continue to use the 2006 census for more substantive data. The Liberal government reinstalled the mandatory long form census in late 2015.
Censuses from recent years
|2006 Census of Population||2001 Census of Population||1996 Census of Population|
|2011 Census of Agriculture||2006 Census of Agriculture||2001 Census of Agriculture|
|2016 Census of Population|
Census Profile presents information from the 2011 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities, census tracts and health regions.
Census of Population Program Datasets is a multi-census year data portal providing users with streamlined access to selected datasets from the 1991 to 2011 Census as well as the 2011 National Household Survey.
Some historical censuses. Check Early Canadiana Online for more info.
Other related tools to Canadian census
GeoSearch – an interactive mapping tool for Canadian census data
Population Density (based on Canada Census 2016) - This interactive map shows the number of people per hectare living in each area and more.
Census Program Data Viewer, 2016 Census - an interactive mapping tools based on the latest Canadian census data; you can manipulate census data based on different categories; great visual presentation with specific comparison parameters.
Justice Data in Canada
Crime and Justice section of Statistics Canada
Canadian aboriginal data
Canadian research data
Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data)
FRDR (Federated Research Data Repository)
International sites with Canadian research data