Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
Statistics Canada produces statistics in the following areas: population, resources, economy, society and culture. Statistics include Census information plus approximately 350 surveys on "virtually all aspects of Canadian life."
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Statistics Canada's Research Data Centres (RDCs) are part of a national university initiative to allow access to Statistics Canada master files with a view to strengthen social research capacity and support social and economic policy analysis in Canada. The closest RDC to Brock University is the McMaster RDC which provides researchers secure access to detailed Statistics Canada data. Please see their website for the application process.