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Statistics: Statistics Canada

Find statistics on the Canadian population and people from other countries

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The Library Catalogue includes books and other types of publications containing statistical data on a variety of subjects. Remember to add the keyword statistics when searching by subject for statistics on your topic.

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U.S. & International Stats

Statistics Canada


Under the Statistics Act, Statistics Canada is required to "collect, compile, analyse, abstract and publish statistical information related to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and conditions of the people of Canada."  The Statistics Canada web site provides access to data tables and analytical reports on a number of subjects related to Canadian society.  For a list of topics covered on the web site, explore the Statistics by Subject web page.


The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years. The 2016 Census Program includes the Census of Population and the Census of Agriculture. Information holdings include data, analytical, reference and geography products. Videos present highlights and provide an overview of  major releases.For upcoming release dates, refer to the 2016 Census Program release schedule.


The Census is Canada's largest and most comprehensive data source. The Census of Population collects demographic and linguistic information on every man, woman and child living in Canada. The Census of Agriculture, conducted the same month, collects information on Canada's agricultural operations. The census provides nationally comparable data on the population of Canada, including number of people by age and sex, families, households, marital status, dwellings, language, and living arrangements,


Complementing the data collected by the census, the National Household Survey (NHS) is designed to provide information about people in Canada by their demographic, social and economic characteristics. The 2011 National Household Survey analytical documents provide a national overview of key findings from the 2011 National Household Survey. Where applicable, this analysis is complemented with short articles on specific topics of interest in the NHS in Brief series.

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