Definitions, data sources and methods

Our purpose is to provide information that will assist you in interpreting Statistics Canada's published data. The information (also known as metadata) is provided to ensure an understanding of the basic concepts that define the data including variables and classifications; the underlying statistical methods and surveys; and key aspects of the data quality. Direct access to questionnaires is also provided.

Public consultation and notices

Surveys and statistical programs



Information on data quality and methodology

Statistical classifications

Other classifications

International links

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