StatCan Blog

April 16, 2014
Defining quality

Laurie Reedman has one of the coolest job titles at Statistics Canada—Chief of the Quality Secretariat. It has a nice ring to it, like she is the official StatCan taste-tester.

You may wonder why StatCan needs a Quality Secretariat. The agency has been around for almost 100 years; hasn't it solved all the data quality questions by now?

Turns out quality management is a moving target.

March 19, 2014
Modelling Canada’s tomorrows

Ever wonder how statisticians project the number of retirees living in Vancouver in 2030 or the number of people working in 2050? Or possible impacts of a tax increase or a policy change?

The answer is simple: We build microsimulation models by using existing data to create communities of virtual people.

February 19, 2014
Renouvelez votre quotidien

It has been the official voice of Statistics Canada since 1932. Through war and peace, electrical failures and ice storms, social and technological change and evolving trends, The Daily has carried the data of the day to Canadians.

The Daily is important to Statistics Canada. Every new product or dataset must be announced to the public in The Daily, in keeping with agency policy.

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