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DSCI 490 001 Data Science Project

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is the national statistical office. The agency ensures that the Government of Canada has access to key information on Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to effectively perform their responsibilities.  As part of this role, Statistics Canada creates, publishes and provided access to data, statistics and analytical reports for Canadians.  

One of the core principles embraced by Statistics Canada is its commitment to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all information entrusted to them. As a result, they will not provide any information that will allow a member of the public to identify individuals and businesses, in fact, under Statistics Canada's, Open License users agree not to "not disassemble, decompile or in any way attempt to reverse engineer any software provided as part of the Information" in order to identify individuals or businesses. All personal information collected, used, disclosed or retained by Statistics Canada is protected by the Privacy Act and by the Statistics Act whether it was provided by a respondent or received from a third party. 

Access to Statistics Canada information is facilitated through their web page.

Brief Introduction to the Statistics Canada Webpage

Statistics Canada Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)

The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is a partnership between post-secondary institutions and Statistics Canada with the goal of improving access to data resources.

This user-centric program builds statistical capacity and leadership through microdata access training and support for an ever-expanding research data collection including Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs), Postal code files, Social Policy Simulation Database and Model (SPSD/M), and hospitalization data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Easy access is provided for students and faculty, through NESSTAR, to PUMFS and Masterfiles' "0" frequency codebooks. All data files, documentation and reports that are part of the DLI collection are available through an Electronic File Transfer (EFT) server. 

For more information on this program please contact:

Gilbert Bede


Text/Telephone: 250-859-5673 (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday)

Book Virtual Appointment.

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