Information about Programs and Information Holdings 2017

Introduction

Information about Programs and Information Holdings provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.

The Introduction and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are available centrally.

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister) for the government-wide administration of the legislation.

Background

The origins of Statistics Canada date from 1918 with the creation of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. With the passing of a new Statistics Act in 1971, it became Statistics Canada, the name by which it is still known. Therefore it has been over 90 years that the department has served as the national statistical bureau of the country.

Statistics Canada reports to a Minister designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada. For most of the years since its establishment, the Agency has reported to a minister with a broad economic mandate. Statistics Canada reports to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.

Under the direction of the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, the Chief Statistician is charged with the administration of the Statistics Act and the Corporations Returns Act, the provision of advice on statistical matters within the federal government, and the general management of Statistics Canada. The Chief Statistician must report to the Minister on Statistics Canada's activities and that report is to be included in the Minister's annual report to Parliament.

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Responsibilities

Statistics Canada ensures that Canadians have access to a trusted source of statistics on Canada. Access to trusted information is fundamental in an open, democratic society to support decision making by citizens and their elected representatives. A large portion of Statistics Canada's activities is devoted to meeting the needs of federal, provincial and territorial government policy departments and providing ongoing measurement of Canadian socio-economic dynamics and emerging trends.

Statistics Canada's mandate derives primarily from the Statistics Act. The Act requires that the agency collect, compile, analyse and publish statistical information on the economic, social and general conditions of the country and its people. This mandate covers a broad range of statutory requirements, as well as contractual obligations.

The Statistics Act requires Statistics Canada to conduct a Census of Population and a Census of Agriculture every fifth year. The Act also confers substantial powers on the agency to collect information for statistical purposes through surveys of businesses and households.

Statistics Canada is also mandated to provide co-ordination and leadership for the national statistical system, specifically to avoid duplication in the information collected by government. The agency can, by law, access administrative records (e.g., tax data, customs declarations, and birth and death records), enabling it to reduce reporting burden on business and individual respondents. Statistics Canada is considered a leader among statistical agencies around the world in reducing reporting burden through the use of administrative data, partnerships and cost-recovery arrangements with other organizations.

Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

1) Economic and Environmental Statistics

Through the Economic and Environmental Statistics program, Statistics Canada creates a trusted, relevant and comprehensive source of information and analysis on the entire spectrum of Canada's economy to inform public debate on economic issues; support economic policy development, implementation and evaluation; and guide business decision making. These statistics support various agreements and statutory requirements specified by legislations or regulations in such areas as taxation.

1.1) Macroeconomic Accounts

The Macroeconomic Accounts program provides a conceptually integrated framework of statistics and analysis for studying the evolution of the Canadian economy. The accounts are centred on the measurement of production of goods and services, and the purchase and sale of goods and services in domestic and international markets. Corresponding price indexes are derived and estimates of economic activity in real or inflation-adjusted terms are prepared. Monetary flows are tracked among the five major sectors of the economy: households, non-profit institutions serving households, corporations (financial and non-financial), governments and the non-resident sectors. Saving, investment, assets, liabilities and national wealth are measured. This program also produces statistics on international trade, economic transactions and on Canada's assets and liabilities with the rest of the world, of which the primary output is the balance of payments and the international investment position. This program also produces financial and employment statistics for the Canadian public sector: more specifically, revenues, expenditures, assets, liabilities and debt statistics for the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels of government including government health and education institutions. The program supports various statutory requirements, including the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement and the Special Data Dissemination Standard with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Its outputs such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), balance sheet and financial flows, provincial economic accounts, the input-output tables and the various satellite accounts such as the Tourism Satellite Account and the Pension Satellite Account, are vital to the policy development and program responsibilities of the Bank of Canada, Finance Canada, Industry Canada, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and several other federal, provincial and territorial departments and agencies. Its outputs are also widely used in the private sector.

Industry Accounts
Description: Includes records related to the production of measures of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry for Canada, the provinces and territories and records related to the production of annual provincial and territorial input output tables including provincial trade flows and structural economic models of the Canadian and provincial economies.
Document Types: Administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan IMA 240

International Accounts
Description: Includes records related to the collection and processing of statistics on economic transactions between both Canadian residents and the rest of the world (the balance of international payments and related products) and on Canada's assets and liabilities with the rest of the world (the international investment position and related products).
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan IFE 260

International Trade Statistics
Description: Includes records on the compilation, analysis and dissemination of Canada's merchandise export and import statistics and related price and volume indices (Customs and Balance of Payments basis). These are administrative data drawn from trade documents filed with the Canadian and American custom agencies.
Document Types: Administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan INT 410

National Economic Accounts
Description: Includes records related to the production of national and provincial time series estimates of final expenditures (consumer spending, government spending, business investment, exports and imports) and income (wages, surplus, interest, rents, etc.). Records also relate to key economic processes of production, income generation, productivity, capacity utilization, labour, consumption, capital formation, financial transactions and wealth (saving, net lending and wealth), debt service ratio and the conceptual and statistical integration of statistics within the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts.
Document Types: Administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan NAD 235

Public Sector Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the production of statistics of financial and employment statistics for the Canadian public sector (revenues, expenditures, assets, liabilities and debt statistics for the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government and government business enterprises).
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan PUI 220

1.2) Industry Statistics

The Industry Statistics program plans, directs, coordinates and controls the provision of statistical information and advice on a broad range of industrial sectors. These range from distributive trades, manufacturing, transportation, and other service industries to governments, private organizations and institutions. It also produces timely statistics concerning the activities of the agriculture sector and its participants. This is achieved by conducting annual and sub-annual surveys of manufacturing, transportation, and retail and wholesale trade. The program also includes annual and sub-annual surveys on farm income and prices, and crop and livestock production and inventories. The program supplies the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts with data required by the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, and the Special Data Dissemination Standard with the IMF. Data are required as part of Canada's participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement under the snapback provision and the Bank Act Regulations, Section 427. The program also satisfies the information requirements of Transport Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, other federal government departments, provincial governments, international organizations, industry associations, the academic community and the public at large. The program also assists large, complex, business enterprises with data collection requirements.

Agriculture Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on the activities of the agriculture sector and people employed in it by means of various agriculture surveys.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan AGR 450

Energy Statistics
Description: Includes records on the collection, analysis and dissemination of national and provincial statistics on the energy sector. Statistics on the financial, industrial, operational and location characteristics of this sector are obtained through a series of annual, quarterly and monthly surveys of Canadian businesses and from administrative sources.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan MED 310

Integrated Business Statistics Program
Description: Records related to the management of Statistics Canada business surveys and data collection from large businesses through the Enterprise Portfolio Manager Program.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan UES 307

Manufacturing Statistics
Description: Includes records on the collection, analysis and dissemination of national and provincial statistics on the manufacturing and forestry sectors. Statistics on the financial, industrial, operational and location characteristics of these sectors are obtained through a series of annual and monthly surveys of Canadian businesses and from administrative sources.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan MWT 380

Retail Trade Statistics
Description: Includes records on the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on retail trade and new motor vehicle sales that are obtained through a series of annual and monthly surveys of Canadian businesses and from administrative sources.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan RTS 420

Service Industries Statistics
Description: Includes records on the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on service industries by means of annual and monthly surveys. The range of services covered includes accounting, real estate, publishing and food and accommodation services, to name just a few.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan SER 425

Transportation Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on all modes of transport in Canada (air, marine (up to 2011), bus, for-hire and private trucking, rail, and urban transit). Statistics from the program are used by Transport Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, other federal government departments, provincial governments, international organizations and industry associations.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan TRA 400

Wholesale Trade Statistics
Description: Includes records on the collection, analysis and dissemination of wholesale trade statistics that are obtained through a series of annual and monthly surveys of Canadian businesses and from administrative sources.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan MWT 375

1.3) Economy-wide Business Statistics

The Economy-wide Business Statistics program plans, directs, coordinates and controls the provision of statistical information and advice on financial and taxation statistics for enterprises, capital expenditures, property values, consumer and industrial prices, small businesses, science, technology, innovation and the digital economy to governments, private organizations and institutions. This program also tracks the size, financial structure and ownership characteristics of the corporate sector in Canada and has responsibility for measuring production in the finance and insurance industries. Data is produced on the Corporation Returns Act and the Financial and Taxation Statistics for enterprises as well as Canada's merchandise export and import statistics and related price and volume indices (customs and balance of payments basis). This program supplies the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts with data required by the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations and the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), and other price indexes (industrial product prices, services producer prices, non-residential construction prices, new housing prices, machinery and equipment prices, and farm input prices) are named in numerous acts (such as Canada Pension Plan Act, the Old Age Security Act and the Excise Tax Act) for various reasons: the adjustment of income tax basic deductions and inflation indicators in the Government of Canada-Bank of Canada Agreement on Inflation Control Targets. The indexes are also required by the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts to satisfy the Fiscal Arrangements Act, and the Special Data Dissemination Standard with the IMF.

Industrial Organization and Finance Statistics
Description: Includes records on the collection, analysis and dissemination of the size, financial structure and ownership characteristics of the corporate sector in Canada. Also includes records related to collection and analysis of data reported under the Corporations Returns Act, and tax records from Canada Revenue Agency.
Document Types: Questionnaires, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan IOF 435

Investment Statistics
Description: Includes records on the collection, analysis and publication of statistics relating to investment activities, which are used to derive measures of stocks of fixed capital assets.
Document Types: Questionnaires, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan SCT 470

Prices Statistics
Description: Includes records on the collection and analysis of consumer and industrial products prices, raw materials prices, farm input prices and construction price indexes, as well as a number of indexes relating to capital expenditures and services. These price indexes are required for numerous acts and the adjustment of income tax basic deductions and benefits.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan PRI 415

Science and Technology Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on science, technology and innovation, advanced technology use, broadcasting, telecommunications and the digital economy in the public and private sectors in Canada.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan BST 431

Small Business Statistics and Entrepreneurship Indicators
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on small businesses and entrepreneurship indicators in Canada. The information is gathered through special surveys of businesses, data linkage of micro records or data integration of existing data.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan BST 524

1.4) Environmental Statistics

The Environmental Statistics program integrates environmental and socio-economic information into sets of statistics relevant for the analysis of relationships between human activity and the environment in Canada. The primary outputs for this program are time-series estimates of various components of Canada's environmental wealth (water, ecosystems, sub-soil minerals), natural resource usage, pollution flows, environmental protection expenditures and household environmental behaviours. As well, a detailed geographically referenced database is maintained, which facilitates environmental studies by eco-region or by drainage area. The program includes an annual analytical publication entitled Human Activity and the Environment which is widely used by schools as well as by federal, provincial and territorial government policy makers. Short analytical articles are also released through the EnviroStats publication. Program outputs are used by Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, provincial government departments, various media outlets, private sector organizations, international institutions and the general public.

Environment Accounts and Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection of statistics used for the analysis of relationships between human activity and the environment in Canada. The primary outputs for this program are time series estimates of various components of Canada's environmental wealth (water, ecosystems, sub-soil minerals), physical flows including water and energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions. Estimates on environmental protection expenditures, revenues from environmental goods and services, and household behaviours affecting the environment are also produced.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan ESP 291

1.5) Analysis of Economic and Environmental Statistics

The Analysis of Economic and Environmental Statistics program directs, coordinates and conducts a broad range of data-development initiatives and statistical analyses on topics in macro- and microeconomics including productivity, firm entry and exits, and job creation and destruction. These activities serve four main functions:

  1. To generate new data that can be used by the analytical community
  2. To demonstrate how these data can be used to provide analysis of relevant issues that dominate public debate
  3. To contribute to improved quality by vetting Statistics Canada data to assess their fitness for various uses
  4. To provide in-depth feedback and quality assurance to a wide range of the data-producing units within Statistics Canada.

The results of the data-development initiatives and analyses are disseminated through a number of different ways, including the Economic Insights publication and the Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper series, as well as external academic journals and through presentations made at conferences. The Analysis of Economic and Environmental Statistics program oversees the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research, which allows outside analysts from governments, research institutions and academia to make use of business microdata under controlled conditions within Statistics Canada for research purposes. Strategic partnerships are entered into with highly trained economists to undertake important policy-relevant economic research on topics such as productivity, international trade, investment patterns and firm dynamics, while assuring the confidentiality and security of data.

Economic and Environmental Analysis
Description: Includes records relating to the analysis and interpretation of economic and environmental data.
Document Types: Operation and planning documents, decision records, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan SES 298

2) Socio-economic Statistics

Through the Socio-economic Statistics program, Statistics Canada provides integrated information and relevant analysis on the social and socio-economic characteristics of individuals, families, and households, as well as on the major factors that affect their well-being. This information is used to inform public debate on socio-economic issues; to support social policy development, implementation and evaluation; and to guide public and private decision making. These statistics support requirements specified by legislation or regulations in such areas as labour, immigration, official languages and employment equity.

2.1) Labour, Education, Income and Tourism Statistics

The Labour, Education, Income and Tourism Statistics program provides indicators that measure the economic well-being of Canadians based on information from the labour market, income, expenditures and wealth, pensions, housing and education fields. In addition, the program also provides statistics on tourism. Indicators are produced at various frequencies. Labour market estimates, which are among the most timely and important measures of the overall performance of the Canadian economy, are reported monthly. A multi-dimensional picture of the financial well-being of Canadian families and individuals is provided through annual surveys on income, expenditures and a periodic measurement of wealth. Indicators collected through tax data complete the picture. Information on pension funds is provided quarterly, and information on pension plans is provided yearly. The program also has a comprehensive set of pan-Canadian education statistics and analysis that is released yearly. Tourism indicators are released monthly and quarterly. The program supplies data to the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts, the Tourism Satellite Accounts and the balance of payments. The program collection mandate stems from requirements in the Employment Insurance Act, the Judges Act, the Senate and the House of Commons Act, the Canada Pension Plan Act, and the Quebec Pension Plan Act, and the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations. The outputs of this program support economic, social and monetary policy and governments, financial institutions and researchers alike rely heavily on these outputs to monitor the impact of policies and programs. Specific user agencies include Finance Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Industry Canada, Destination Canada and the Bank of Canada.

Education Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on education. The Centre for Education Statistics manages a comprehensive program of pan-Canadian education statistics and analysis at the elementary, secondary and postsecondary levels as well as from a number of household surveys.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and letters of agreement.
Record Number: StatCan ECT 170

Postsecondary Education and Graduate Surveys
Description: This bank describes information that relates to individuals who participate in postsecondary education and graduate surveys conducted by Statistics Canada. The personal information may include the following categories of information: contact, biographical, citizenship, educational, financial, and work history. Other information may include: name, year of birth and gender.
Note: In addition to the requirements specified on the Personal Information Request form, individuals requesting information described by this bank must provide the name of the survey, the year in which it was conducted and address at the time of the survey.
Class of Individuals: Individuals who attend or attended a postsecondary education institution located in Canada in a given school year.
Purpose: The aggregate information is used for socio-economic statistical research of postsecondary education and subsequent workforce trends. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: With consent, information without names or other direct personal identifiers may be shared with Employment and Social Development Canada as permitted under the provisions of Section 12 of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan ECT 170
TBS Registration: 20091598
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 807

Postsecondary Student Information System
Description: This bank describes information obtained from the administrative files of Canadian universities and other postsecondary institutions (e.g., community colleges, CEGEPs). It includes demographic data and information relating to the individual's activities as a student, such as qualification sought, discipline of specialization, and status in the program. Personal information in this databank may also include student identifier number, Social Insurance Number (SIN), name, contact information, and socio-demographic information such as date of birth, citizenship and gender.
Note: In addition to the requirements specified on the Personal Information Request form, individuals requesting information described by this bank must provide the name of the institution, the number assigned to the individual by the institution and the year(s) the individual studied at the institution. Requests for personal information will be forwarded to the institution that originally provided the information.
Class of Individuals: Full-time and part-time students in Canadian, public, postsecondary institutions.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce statistical information on students by province, type of institution, program and sex. Personal information, including the Social Insurance Number, is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 13) for statistical purposes.
Consistent Uses: To reduce respondent burden and enhance survey data, Statistics Canada may combine information from education-related administrative data files with other administrative data records, and with survey responses, including but not limited to the Registered Apprenticeship Information System (StatCan PPU 083), the T1 Family File (StatCan PPU 111) and the Longitudinal Immigration Database (StatCan PPU 135).

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan ECT 170
TBS Registration: 001855
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 090

Registered Apprenticeship Information System
Description: This bank describes information that is obtained from provincial and territorial departments responsible for apprenticeship training on the number of apprentices registered and the number of certificates given by trade in each jurisdiction. The records are identified by the registered apprenticeship number assigned by the province/territory and include the date of birth, gender and the trade in which the person is registered. Personal information in this databank may also include previous educational activity, Social Insurance Number (SIN), name, contact information, and socio-demographic information, such as aboriginal identity and disability or activity limitations.
Class of Individuals: Persons taking apprenticeship training in a trade and registered with the province or territory or persons who have worked in a specific trade for a number of years, without necessarily having ever been an apprentice, and have chosen to write the required skills assessment examination in their trade.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce statistical information on apprenticeship programs in Canada. Personal information, including the Social Insurance Number, is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 13) for statistical purposes.
Consistent Uses: To reduce response burden and enhance survey data, Statistics Canada may combine information from education-related administrative data files with other administrative data records, and with survey responses, including but not limited to the Postsecondary Student Information System (StatCan PPU 090), the T1 Family File (StatCan PPU 111) and the Longitudinal Immigration Database (StatCan PPU 135).
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan ECT 170
TBS Registration: 005069
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 083

Teacher Information Databases
Description: This bank describes administrative information that relates to individuals who are, or were teachers, in elementary, secondary and postsecondary education institutions in Canada. The personal information may include the following categories of personal information: biographical, educational, and employment. In addition, other personal information may include: employment contact information, salary and citizenship status.
Note: In addition to the requirements specified on the Personal Information Request form, individuals requesting information described by this bank must provide their unique number assigned by the institution, the name of the institution and the time period during which they taught at the institution.
Class of Individuals: Current or former teachers at educational institutions located in Canada.
Purpose: Aggregate information is used for statistical analysis of teachers in Canada. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13).
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan ECT 170
TBS Registration: 20091599
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 808

 

Income Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics that provide a picture of the financial well-being of Canadian families and individuals, including income, expenditures, wealth and pensions. Information on low-income trends, income inequality, shelter costs and the health of pension funds is drawn from these statistics.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports.
Record Number: StatCan HLD 038

Survey of Financial Security
Description: Conducted approximately every three years, the Survey of Financial Security collects information from a sample of Canadian households on assets and debts. Personal information may include the following categories of information: contact, biographical, family, educational, financial, and employment. Other information may include: name, year of birth and gender.
Class of Individuals: Persons in private households.
Purpose: Personal information such as name, address and telephone number are used to contact individuals for data collection. Respondents are informed that this information is also used to obtain information from income tax files for the purposes of replacing the income content of the survey and reducing the response burden for respondents. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HLD 038
TBS Registration: 004252
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 151

 

Labour Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis of dissemination of monthly labour market estimates from household and business surveys and administrative records. The information supports economic, social and monetary policy and is used by governments, financial institutions and researchers to better understand how work and work time are distributed, to identify groups at risk, and to monitor the impact of labour market policies and programs.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports.
Record Number: StatCan LAB 035

Labour Force Survey
Description: This bank describes information collected through the Labour Force Survey, which is a monthly survey conducted on a sample of approximately 53,000 households. The records are identified by name and carry information on the family composition, activities and characteristics of individuals in the Labour Force Survey sample. The personal information includes the demographic profile of the respondent, employment profile such as name of employer, hours of work, and tenure. For those without work, information is available on work history, job search activities, and type of work sought. Data are also available on the educational pursuits of the respondent.
Note: Information relating to an individual cannot be retrieved based on name alone. The requester must provide the month(s) and year surveyed and the precise address at the time of the survey. There are also a number of special surveys that are conducted as supplements to the Labour Force Survey. To retrieve a record, the requester must provide the subject of the special survey, the year the survey was conducted, and the precise address at the time of the survey.
Class of Individuals: Individuals in private households.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce employment and unemployment figures. The data also enable a wide variety of additional information to be derived on the characteristics of the Canadian labour force and on the population age 15 and over. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7).
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan LAB 035
TBS Registration: 001841
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 015

 

Small Area and Administrative Data
Description: Includes records related to the use of T1 income tax data for statistical and analytical purposes. Also includes records related to the Small Area Database that contains annual socio-economic and demographic data for sub-provincial areas. Data come from sources within and external to Statistics Canada. Also includes records related to the Longitudinal Administrative Databank which contains individual and family information on approximately five million people based on tax records from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Document Types: Administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, analytical articles and studies, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan SAD 555

Longitudinal Administrative Databank
Description: This bank describes tax information drawn from a 20% sample of individuals from the T1 Family File (StatCan PPU 111) and, in the case of immigrants, information from the Longitudinal Immigration Database (StatCan PPU 135). Personal information may include name, demographic information such as gender and date of birth, marital status, mother tongue, country of birth, citizenship, Social Insurance Number, income, occupation, education and date of arrival in Canada.
Class of Individuals: Taxfilers.
Purpose: The databank is used to study the dynamics of life events such as marriage, migration, etc. and its impact on income and economic status. It is used to produce aggregate, non-identifiable data on the economic performance and demographic characteristics of the population over time. This information is essential to the development and evaluation of policies related to economic well-being. Personal information, including the Social Insurance Number, is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13, 24) for statistical purposes.
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SAD 555
TBS Registration: 005004
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 112

T1 Family File (T1FF)
Description: The database describes information on all taxfilers as well as their identifiable filing and non-filing family members (census family definition). The family formation is done through deterministic and probabilistic matching and imputation. The data are compiled from taxation files and supplemented with estimates of components of income and taxes not covered in the federal taxation system (e.g., some provincial refundable tax credits, taxes for the province of Quebec).
Class of Individuals: Taxfilers and non-filers.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce annual statistical data for large and small areas, providing a social and economic profile of the population. This information is essential, particularly to governments and private organizations, to the process of developing and evaluating programs and policies related to financial well-being. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13, 24).
Consistent Uses: The information from taxation files may be combined with other administrative data records, and with survey responses to reduce respondent burden and enhance survey data. Subject to Statistics Canada's Directive on Record Linkage, information from the T1FF may be combined with the surveys or administrative data sources described in this chapter, including but not limited to the Longitudinal Immigration Database (StatCan PPU 135) and Census of Population and National Household Survey (StatCan PPU 005).
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SAD 555
TBS Registration: 005003
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 111

 

Tourism Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on tourism and travel within and outside of Canada.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, letters of agreement and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan ECT 180

2.2) Health and Justice Statistics

The Health and Justice Statistics program provides statistical information and analysis about the state of health of Canadians as well as criminal and civil justice in Canada. It also conducts the ongoing Canadian Community Health Survey and the Canadian Health Measures Survey, collects the data for and maintains Canada's vital statistics, as well as the Canadian Cancer Registry. Health information is used to assist and support health planners and decision makers at all levels of government, to sustain demographic and epidemiological research, and to report to the Canadian public about their collective health and health care system. Vital statistics data are used by the Population Estimates Program, whose results, in turn, are used for the Equalization program. The National Justice Statistics Initiative strives to develop, implement and manage an effective national justice statistics program through the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, which is the operational arm of a federal-provincial-territorial partnership. The rationale for this program stems from a memorandum of understanding with Justice Canada and Cabinet decisions where Statistics Canada was named a partner in the National Justice Statistics Initiative. The program administers several surveys on police-reported crime, homicide, police administration, adult and youth criminal courts, civil courts and adult corrections, as well as surveys on expenditures and personnel, and key-indicator reports on adult and youth corrections. The program also administers the Family Violence Statistical Program funded by the Family Violence Initiative.

Health Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistical information on health of Canadians by means of health surveys and administrative files. Also includes records on the management of the analytical research program that uses health data.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan HLT 080

Canadian Cancer Registry
Description: This bank describes information that is provided annually by the ten provincial cancer registries and health authorities responsible for cancer registration in the Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. The information relates to each newly diagnosed case of primary cancer and includes the name of the person with cancer, socio-demographic characteristics of the person, and diagnostic information.
Class of Individuals: All individuals diagnosed as having primary cancer as reported to provincial cancer registries and territorial health authorities.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce person-oriented data on the incidence of new cases for primary sites of cancer reported to provincial and territorial cancer registries by site of tumour, age, sex and method of diagnosis. These data provide a large base of information for the study of variations in cancer incidence by personal characteristics and geographic region and allow the monitoring of trends in cancer incidence over time. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13).
Consistent Uses: The information is used as one of the input files in long-term medical follow-up studies. It supplies cancer-related information on individuals in particular study groups. With the authorization of the cancer registries, information without names or other identifying information may be disclosed to outside organizations, such as Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, as permitted under the provisions of Section 17(2) of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes. Identifiable cancer data may also be disclosed to the provincial and territorial cancer registries as part of an exchange of cancer incidence records, as permitted by the Statistics Act.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HLT 080
TBS Registration: 001850
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 065

Canadian Coroner and Medical Examiner Information
Description: This bank describes information that is related to deaths investigated by coroners and medical examiners in each province and territory. Personal information of the deceased may include name, age, gender, address, date of birth, place/address of death and cause of death. In some cases, there may be a narrative on the circumstances surrounding the death which may contain additional personal information about the individual and other individuals.
Class of Individuals: Individuals whose death was investigated by a coroner or medical examiner in Canada and, in some cases, other individuals such as police and witnesses who were involved in the circumstances surrounding the death.
Purpose: The personal information is used in the production of national statistics on deaths investigated by coroners and medical examiners, with a particular focus on deaths resulting from accidents (unintentional injuries), suicides, homicides, and deaths of undetermined cause. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13).
Consistent Uses: With the authorization of the chief coroners and medical examiners, these data are used to produce an annual analysis file without names and other direct personal identifiers that will be disclosed to the Public Health Agency of Canada and to all provincial and territorial chief coroners/chief medical examiners, as permitted under the provisions of Section 17(2) of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HLT 080
TBS Registration: 20100116
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 809

Health Research
Description: This bank describes information from a number of health files that are used for statistical research. Among the files under the control of Statistics Canada are the Canadian Cancer Registry, the Canadian Mortality Database, the Canadian Birth Database and provincial and territorial health records. Other sources of information are from respondents to health surveys conducted by Statistics Canada and files provided by researchers outside of Statistics Canada for specific targeted research studies. Personal information may include name, place of birth and death and the following categories of information: biographical, citizenship status, educational, language, medical, and provincial health card number.
Note: In addition to the requirements specified on the Personal Information Request form, individuals who participated in a health survey and are requesting information described by this bank must provide the name of the survey in which they participated, the year in which the survey was conducted and their address at that time.
Class of Individuals: General public.
Purpose: The personal information is used for health research with a broad objective of addressing various health-related issues and to improve the health of Canadians and the delivery of health services to them. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8, 13).
Consistent Uses: The studies usually involve data-matching of the above databases to meet the objectives of these studies. Information without names or other identifying information may be shared with outside organizations such as Health Canada and university researchers as permitted under the provisions of Sections 12 and 17(2) of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HLT 080
TBS Registration: 001860
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 076

Health Surveys
Description: This bank describes information that is related to individuals who participate in health surveys conducted by Statistics Canada. The personal information may include the following categories of information: name, contact, biographical, biometric, citizenship status, education, financial, language, medical (such as blood and urine samples). Information may also include: physical attributes, place of birth, and provincial health card number.
Note: In addition to the requirements specified on the Personal Information Request form, individuals requesting information described by this bank must provide the name of the survey in which they participated, the year in which the survey was conducted and their address at that time.
Class of Individuals: General public.
Purpose: The personal information collected from these surveys, in aggregate form, is used for statistical analysis of current health trends and improving the health of Canadians through ongoing research at all levels of government. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 4, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: With consent, information provided by respondents may be shared with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada (without names or other direct personal identifiers), and with provincial ministries of health as permitted under the provisions of Section 12 of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes. In addition, information (including provincial health card number) is data-matched with provincial health data for analytical purposes.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HLT 080
TBS Registration: 20091597
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 806

Hospital Morbidity
Description: This bank describes information that is obtained from hospitals in Canada on patients who have separated (discharges and deaths). The files are identified by a number assigned by the hospital and contain demographic and medical information on the patient such as age, sex, diagnosis, surgical operations, length of stay, condition of discharge, residence of the patient.
Class of Individuals: Hospital inpatients in Canada.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce national hospital morbidity statistics, including number of patients separated from hospitals, average length of stay and causes of hospitalization. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13).
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HLT 080
TBS Registration: 001848
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 055

Registered Nurses Database
Description: This bank describes information that is obtained from provincial nurses' associations on registered nurses licensed to practise in Canada. The information includes socio-economic and demographic data, nursing education, year and location of graduation, activity status, type of employer, position and numerically coded location of residence and employment. The files are identified by a provincial registration number.
Class of Individuals: Registered nurses licensed to practise in Canada.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce statistical data on nursing manpower to be used by planning groups and other users for analysis and special studies. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13).
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HLT 080
TBS Registration: 001847
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 050

Vital Statistics
Description: This bank describes information that is related to the registration of births, marriages (until 2008), deaths and stillbirths by registrars of vital statistics in each province and territory. Personal information may include name, place of residence, date of birth, place of birth, place of death, place of marriage, and cause of death.
Class of Individuals: Individuals who were born in Canada or were Canadian residents giving birth in the United States; individuals who married in Canada and their spouses, individuals who died in Canada or Canadian residents who died in the United States.
Purpose: The personal information is used in the production of national statistics on births, marriages and deaths for Canada, the provinces and territories. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13).
Consistent Uses: The information is also used in special studies relating to mortality, fertility and life expectancy, for population estimates and in research around methods for the Census of Population Program. With the authorization of the registrars, information without names or other identifying information may be shared with outside organizations, such as Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, as permitted under the provisions of Section 17(2) of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HLT 080
TBS Registration: 001844
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 035

 

Justice Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistics on criminal and civil justice in Canada by means of various crime-related surveys and administrative data. Also includes records related to statistics on victimization and related support services.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan CCJ 135

Crime Statistics
Description: This bank describes information that is obtained from police services on characteristics of criminal incidents, victims, and accused persons. Specifically, this bank includes the name, date of birth, sex, fingerprint ID number, and address of both victims and accused persons.
Class of Individuals: Individuals who are victims of crimes and individuals who are accused of committing a crime.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce statistical information relating to the nature and extent of crime in Canada and to describe the circumstances of crime incidents as well as the characteristics of victims and accused persons. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 13).
Consistent Uses: The information is often used in record linkage projects with other justice datasets carried out by Statistics Canada's Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS), including Homicide Statistics (StatCan PPU 025) and may also be combined with other Statistics Canada databases. These projects are completed on an ad hoc basis. Further, with the authorization of police services, the data may be provided to provincial and territorial ministries of justice, for statistical and research purposes, as permitted under the provisions of Subsection 17(2) of the Statistics Act.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan CCJ 135
TBS Registration: 20160030
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 029

Homicide Statistics
Description: This bank describes information that is obtained from police services on characteristics of homicide incidents, victims and accused persons. Detailed information includes the methods used to commit homicide (including firearm-related homicides), the accused-victim relationship (including spousal and other family-related homicides), gang and drug-related homicides and youth homicides. Personal information may include names, dates of birth, sex, and Aboriginal origin of victims and accused persons, as well as the Fingerprint Section ID Number (FPS) of accused persons.
Class of Individuals: Individuals who are victims of homicides and individuals who are accused of committing a homicide.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce statistical information relating to the nature and extent of homicide in Canada and to describe the circumstances of homicide incidents as well as the characteristics of victims and accused persons. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 13).
Consistent Uses: The information may be used in record linkage projects with other justice datasets carried out by Statistics Canada's Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS), including Integrated Criminal Court Survey (ICCS) Statistics (StatCan PPU 027) and Crime Statistics (StatCan PPU 029), and may also be combined with other Statistics Canada databases. These projects are completed on an ad hoc basis. Further, with the authorization of the police services, information may be disclosed to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (one-time only – RCMP PPU 005) and to provincial and territorial ministries of justice, for statistical and research purposes, as permitted under the provisions of Subsection 17(2) of the Statistics Act.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan CCJ 135
TBS Registration: 001861
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 025

Integrated Criminal Court Survey (ICCS) Statistics
Description: This bank describes information relating to youth and adults who were charged with an offence and appeared in youth court or adult criminal court. Data are reported according to detailed offence information (statute, section, subsection, paragraph and subparagraph) of the criminal code or other federal statutes. This bank includes the name, date of birth, sex, fingerprint ID number, driver's license number and postal code of the accused; case decisions; sentencing information regarding the length of custody and probation, and amount of fine.
Class of Individuals: Youth and adults who have been charged with an offence and appeared in court. The adult component includes persons aged 18 years or older at the time of the offence. The youth component includes persons aged 12 to 17 years old at the time of the offence.
Purpose: The personal information is used to develop and maintain a national database of statistical information on charges, appearances, and cases in youth courts and adult criminal courts. The data are used to respond to the needs of the provincial, territorial and federal departments of justice and attorneys-general, researchers and policy analysts, academics and the media, as well as to inform the public on how youths and adults appearing in provincial-territorial and superior criminal courts are dealt with in Canada. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 13, 26).
Consistent Uses: The information may be used in record linkage projects with other justice datasets carried out by Statistics Canada's Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS), including Homicide Statistics (StatCan PPU 025), and may also be combined with other Statistics Canada databases. These projects are completed on an ad hoc basis.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan CCJ 135
TBS Registration: 20160028
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 027

Justice Research
Description: This bank describes information from a number of justice-related files that contain personal identifiers and are used in statistical and analytical research. Sources of information may include selected databases from federal, provincial and municipal government bodies that are mandated to collect data pertaining to the justice system, which are submitted to Statistics Canada for specific research studies. Personal information (where available) may include name, date of birth, address and the following categories of information: biographical, citizenship status, educational, language and government issued identification.
Class of Individuals: Individuals having contact with the justice system (e.g., police services, criminal and civil courts, correctional services).
Purpose: The personal information is used for justice research with a broad objective of addressing various justice-related issues and to improve the delivery of justice services to Canadians. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 13, 26, 27).
Consistent Uses: The research studies may involve linking the data to other Statistics Canada databases, both justice and non-justice related, such as the T1 Family File (StatCan PPU 111), Vital Statistics (StatCan PPU 035), and the Census of Population (StatCan PPU 008) in order to meet the study objectives. With the authorization of the data providers, information may be disclosed to the members of the National Justice Statistics Initiative (federal and provincial justice ministries) for statistical and research purposes, as permitted under the provisions of Subsection 17(2) of the Statistics Act.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan CCJ 135
TBS Registration: 20160029
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 028

 

2.3) Demographic, Aboriginal and other Social Statistics

The Demographic, Aboriginal and other Social Statistics program produces Canada's quarterly and annual post-censal and inter-censal population estimates and population projections, which are used by all levels of government, the private sector, researchers and non-government organizations. Population estimates are used to satisfy the statutory requirements of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, including the Canada Health and Social Transfer, the Equalization Program and the Wait Times Reduction Transfer. Territorial estimates are used in the Territorial Formula Financing. Population estimates are used to allocate federal seats to provinces under the Fair Representation Act. Population estimates must be used in connection with the following legislations: the Canada Pension Plan Act, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, the Canada Student Loans Act, and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act. Data include components of population growth, namely estimates of births, deaths, immigration, total emigration, change in non-permanent residents, and inter- and intra-provincial migration. This program also enables access to microdata for research purposes and produces information and analytic outputs on key social issues. Through the General Social Survey, information on immigration, visible minorities, religion, ethnicity, language, social identity, giving and volunteering, victimization, youth, families, gender, seniors, time use, care giving and receiving, and social well-being are collected. The information is used to support various pieces of legislation including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Citizenship Act, the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, the Official Languages Act, and the Employment Equity Act. The Demographic, Aboriginal and other Social Statistics program provides information and subject-matter expertise to help support the policy interests of Employment and Social Development Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Justice Canada, Canadian Heritage, and Status of Women Canada. It is also responsible for providing subject matter expertise, coordination and integration in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data about Aboriginal people, on topics such as education, use of Aboriginal languages, labour activity, income, health, communication technology, mobility and housing conditions, which are used by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Aboriginal governments and organizations.

Population Estimates
Description: Includes records related to the production of post-censal and inter-censal population estimates. Population estimates are produced at various geographic levels: Canada, province and territory, and census division, census metropolitan area and economic region. Data also include estimates of components of population growth: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigrants, change in non-permanent residents, and interprovincial and intraprovincial migration.
Document Types: Operation and planning documents, decision records, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports.
Record Number: StatCan DEM 030

Social Characteristics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics on key social issues, including immigration, visible minorities, religion, ethnicity, language, social identity, giving and volunteering, victimization, youth, families, gender, seniors, time use, care giving and receiving, and social well-being through the General Social Survey.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan HFS 722

General Social Survey
Description: This bank describes information collected through the General Social Survey (GSS), which covers a rotating theme of topics including: social support; time use; giving, volunteering and participating; victimization; families; and caregiving and care receiving. Personal information may include the first and last name and date of birth of each member of the household as reported by a member of the household; and the first and last name and date of birth of the selected respondent as reported by the selected respondent.
Note: Individuals requesting information on their participation in a GSS cycle will need to provide the name of the survey cycle in which they participated, the year in which the survey was conducted and their phone number at that time. Because personal information is self-reported, it should be noted that if a respondent did not provide their name during the interview (for example provided a pseudo name), Statistics Canada will be unable to identify their participation in the survey.
Class of Individuals: Population aged 15 and over living in the 10 Canadian provinces excluding those living in institutions. One GSS cycle (Victimization) also include those aged 15 and over living in the North.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce statistical data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time and to provide immediate information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: For recent cycles of the GSS, the information is linked to income tax data files (StatCan PPU 111) in order to obtain personal and household income, and reduce burden on respondents. Data from the GSS on Social Identity were also linked to the Longitudinal Immigrant database (StatCan PPU 135).
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HFS 722
TBS Registration: 20160031
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 155

Surveys on Giving, Volunteering and Participating
Description: The bank describes information collected on how Canadians support individuals and communities on their own or through their involvement with charitable and non-profit organizations by means of the Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participation and the Follow-up Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participation. The personal information includes full name, address, telephone number, education, marital status, language of choice, type of employment, annual income, citizenship and immigration status, religion, ethnic origin, health status, civic participation (such as participating in school council or youth organizations), amount of money donated and payment method and to which organization(s), history of volunteering activities, nature of volunteer work, name of organization, reasons for volunteering, formal or informal volunteering, i.e., helping a friend or neighbour and reasons for not volunteering.
Note: Starting with reference year 2012, this survey is part of the General Social Survey (StatCan PPU 155).
Class of Individuals: Individuals who are aged 15 years and over.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce statistical data on unpaid volunteer activities, charitable giving and participation as well as their motivations and barriers for doing so. The results will help build a better understanding of these activities which can in turn be used to help develop programs and services. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: With consent, information without names or other personal identifiers may be shared with Imagine Canada (formerly the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy) and Health Canada as permitted under the provisions of Section 12 of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes. A selection of respondents who participated in the Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participation were re-contacted as part of a follow-up survey, the Follow-Up Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, to determine how their volunteering and giving patterns may have changed, and if so, why.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HFS 722
TBS Registration: 007092
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 156

 

2.4) Analysis of Socio-economic Statistics

The Analysis of Socio-economic Statistics program plans, directs, coordinates and conducts a range of statistical analyses, as well as data-development initiatives and micro-simulation modelling. Results are disseminated through the Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper series, in other Statistics Canada publications such as Economic Insights, Health Reports and Insights on Canadian Society, in external academic journals and through presentations provided at conferences. Substantive areas of analysis that are of interest to policy makers, academics, business leaders and individuals include population aging and its impacts on labour markets and health care needs; wait times and access to health care; Aboriginal health; the economic circumstances of immigrants, population health status and health systems, the impact of diseases and health determinants; trends in income distribution, including both low income and vulnerable populations; geographic patterns, including across Canada's major cities; labour force dynamics; education outcomes; labour compensation; and pensions and retirement adequacy. These activities serve four main functions and audiences: providing high quality and often leading-edge analyses on important contemporary topics for the general public; providing information of direct relevance to matters of current policy concern; contributing more generally to the corpus of national and international research in the peer-reviewed literature; and providing an important quality assurance role to verify the accuracy and relevance of the statistics produced in order to assist users in interpreting the data, and to develop relevant concepts for the production of statistics.

Social Analysis
Description: Includes records relating to the analysis of socio-economic phenomena focusing on labour markets, income, pensions, health, education and the family.
Document Types: Operation and planning documents, decision records, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan SES 297

3) Censuses

Through the Censuses program, Statistics Canada provides information on changes in the Canadian population, in demographic characteristics, and in the agricultural sector. This information serves as a basis for public and private decision making, and research and analysis in areas of concern to the Canadians. The program includes the Census of Population (including the National Household Survey) and the Census of Agriculture. Both the Census of Population and the Census of Agriculture are mandated by the Statistics Act; the Census of Population is also mandated in the Constitution Act.

3.1) Census of Population Program

The Census of Population program plans, develops and implements all collection, data processing and dissemination of the decennial and quinquennial censuses of population—Canada's national inventory of key socio-economic phenomena. The Census of Population program provides a statistical portrait of Canada and its people. The Census of Population produces population counts that are the basis for updating population estimates, which are used to determine transfer payments for Canada Health and Social Transfer, the Health Reform Transfer, Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing. The program is also the only source of standard information for low levels of geography and small populations, which are needed to meet legislative requirements, and to satisfy key policy requirements defined by government needs, or to satisfy non-governmental organizations' and businesses' need to plan and evaluate programs and make informed decisions. Because the Canadian census is conducted every five years, and the questions are similar, it is possible to compare results in order to see what changes to Canada's population have occurred over time. The census includes every person living in Canada on Census Day, as well as Canadians living abroad, either on a military base, attached to a diplomatic mission, at sea or in port aboard Canadian-registered merchant vessels. Persons in Canada including those holding a temporary resident permit, study permit or work permit, as well as their dependents, are also part of the census. The Census of Population, mandated in the Constitution Act, underlies the delineation of federal electoral districts (therefore representation in the House of Commons) and plays a critical role in the Constitutional amending formula. The Fair Representation Act requires population estimates to determine the number of Federal Electoral Districts and the Federal Electoral Act requires the use of population counts to redraw the boundaries of these districts every 10 years. This program is mandated in many statutes and acts including the Statistics Act, the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, the Canada Council for the Arts Act, the Provincial Subsidies Act, the Railway Relocation and Crossing Act, the Industrial and Regional Development Act, the Income Tax Act, the Canada Pension Plan Act, the Old Age Security Act, the War Veterans Allowance Act and constitutional amendments.

1940 National Registration Records
Description: Includes records related to the 1940 National Registration Records which includes information from a compulsory registration of all persons 16 years of age or older in the period 1940-1946.
Document Types: Administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, correspondence, statistical databases.
Record Number: StatCan COP 020

1940 National Register
Description: This bank describes information obtained from the 1940 National Registration Records, which provide social and economic information on individuals as well as information on their skills. Personal information may include name, racial origin, birthplace, nationality, education and work experience.
Class of Individuals: All persons 16 years of age or older in the period 1940-1946 with the exception of those people who were, at the time of registration, members of the armed forces, a religious order, or confined to an institution.
Purpose: The information was originally obtained under the authority of the National Resources Mobilization Act, 1940, and the War Measures Act to permit the mobilization of all of the effective resources of the nation for the defence and security of Canada. The National Registration Regulations pursuant to this legislation gave custody of the records to Statistics Canada, then known as the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.
Consistent Uses: A program has been established called the Census Microfilm and Pension Searches Sub-unit, which provides third parties with information on individuals who were included in the 1940 National Registration Records. This information is typically requested for genealogical purposes and is made available only if proof is provided that the person about whom information is requested has been deceased for more than 20 years. Searches are also conducted to provide proof of age, place of residence, family relationships or length of residence in Canada from the 1940 National Registration Records. The service is normally provided in support of applications for pensions, citizenship, passports and similar situations where other administrative records are required but no longer exist or, as in a number of cases, were never issued. Name, address and basic demographic characteristics of the applicant are verified prior to completion of request. A standard fee of $45 (plus applicable taxes) is charged for each search undertaken; the fee is refunded if the search is not successful. Requests should be sent to the Census Microfilm and Pension Search Sub-unit, Census Operations Division, Statistics Canada, 170 Tunney's Pasture Driveway, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Records will be retained as long as required for genealogical research purposes.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan COP 020
TBS Registration: 001840
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 010

 

Census of Population Program Management and Operations
Description: Includes records related to the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of statistics from the Census of Population and the National Household Survey as well as testing and consultations and post-censal evaluation studies. The program also manages Statistics Canada's role in the prosecution of individuals who fail to complete a census questionnaire as required under the Statistics Act.
Document Types: Questionnaires, administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, enumerator, interviewer and help-line operator manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan COP 015

Census of Population and National Household Survey
Description: This bank describes information about individuals whose personal information was collected in any of the Censuses of Population taken since 1921 and, for 2011, individuals whose personal information was collected in the voluntary National Household Survey. The Census of Population is a national inventory of Canada's key socio-economic phenomena conducted at prescribed intervals by statutory requirement. Personal information may include name, contact information, demographic information (including age, date of birth, ethnicity, and religion), citizenship status, languages spoken or understood, relationship to cohabitant(s), limitation on ability to do daily activities, educational information, financial information, work and other social and economic characteristics depending on the particular census or survey. It may also include data on income from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Class of Individuals: All individuals in Canada and Canadians abroad at the time of the census, as well as individuals selected to complete a National Household Survey questionnaire.
Purpose: The personal information collected in the Census of Population Program are compiled into statistics which are used for a wide range of purposes including the determination of economic and social policies, planning industrial development, and estimating needs for schools, roads and many other public services. Population figures are used to determine federal electoral district boundaries, and to calculate per capita grants to provinces and municipalities. Personal information collected in the National Household Survey is used in aggregate form for statistical analysis of current population and societal trends. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8, 19, 21).
Consistent Uses: Census and National Household Survey questionnaires may be used to draw samples for surveys approved by Statistics Canada for research purposes, and for studies that are part of the evaluation program for the Census of Population and the National Household Survey. Census and National Household Survey data may be combined with other survey or administrative databases described in this chapter for approved statistical purposes, such as the T1 Family File (StatCan PPU 111). Census and National Household Survey information may be used to respond to requests from individuals for proof of age, length of residence in Canada, citizenship, Aboriginal status or other similar purposes. This service is provided in support of applications for pensions, citizenship, passports and similar situations where other administrative records no longer exist or were never issued.
Retention and Disposal Standards: As required by the Statistics Act, records are kept for 92 years after the census and are then transferred to Library and Archives Canada. Subject to an amendment to the Statistics Act, National Household Survey records are to be kept for 92 years and then transferred to Library and Archives Canada. With the consent of the individual to whom the information relates, Library and Archives Canada may make personal information that was collected in census or National Household Survey questionnaires available to the public for research purposes after 92 years.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan COP 015
TBS Registration: 001839
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 005

Census of Population - Census Program Content Test
Description: This bank describes information related to individuals who have participated in content tests conducted to test Census of Population Program questions. Personal information may include name, contact information, demographic information (including age, date of birth, ethnicity, and religion), Social Insurance Number (SIN), citizenship status, languages spoken or understood, relationship to cohabitant(s), educational information, financial information, work and other social and economic characteristics depending on the particular census or survey.
Class of Individuals: Individuals within households selected to participate in Census Program test surveys.
Purpose: The objectives of the test are to determine whether new or revised questions proposed for the Census Program can be easily understood and correctly answered, and to assess public reaction to these questions by testing them on a small scale basis. Personal information, including the Social Insurance Number, is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8) for statistical purposes.
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are retained for a period of 5 years after the completion of the Census Program test and then are destroyed. Digital images of questionnaires from tests conducted prior to the 2011 Census were kept for a period of 6 years.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan COP 015
TBS Registration: 002096
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 007

Census of Population - Evaluation Program
Description: This bank describes information that is related to individuals who have participated in post-census surveys that measure census coverage, data quality, and the enumeration of unoccupied dwellings and non-respondent households. Personal information may include name, contact information and demographic information such as age and date of birth.
Class of Individuals: Individuals selected to participate in Census of Population evaluation studies.
Purpose: The personal information is used to conduct studies as part of the evaluation program for the Census of Population. Studies measure census overcoverage by developing estimates of duplicate and erroneous enumerations. Census undercoverage is measured by developing estimates of the number and characteristics of persons and households that were missed. Studies are also used to adjust the census counts for non-response, to estimate the number of occupied private dwellings that were misclassified as vacant, and to adjust the occupied dwelling counts of the census accordingly.
Consistent Uses: Study results are used to make adjustments in Statistics Canada's population estimates program and to develop improved procedures for future censuses. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are retained only for as long as required for statistical purposes after the evaluation activity and then are destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan COP 015
TBS Registration: 003015
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 008

Census Pension Searches Program
Description: This bank describes information that relates to applicants to the Census Microfilm and Pension Search Sub-unit and to members of the applicant's family. Search reference information such as name, date of birth, place of birth and place of residence is provided by the applicant in order to undertake a search of historical census and 1940 National Registration Records. Results of a successful search will be furnished in the form of a certified transcript of the information found in the original records.
Class of Individuals: Individuals who make an application under the program.
Purpose: The personal information is used to undertake a search of historical census and the 1940 National Registration records in order to provide proof of age, length of residence in Canada, citizenship or Aboriginal status. The service is normally provided in support of applications for pensions, citizenship, passports and similar situations where other administrative records are required but no longer exist or, as in a number of cases, were never issued. Name, address and basic demographic characteristics of the applicant are verified prior to completion of request. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (paragraph 4(2)(b)).
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are destroyed three years after their last administrative use.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan COP 015
TBS Registration: 003117
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 012

Referrals to the Department of Justice - Refusal to Complete Census of Population or Census of Agriculture Questionnaires
Description: This bank describes information that is related to individuals who have refused to complete a Census of Population or Census of Agriculture questionnaire and whose details may have been referred to the Department of Justice (JUS). Personal information may include name, contact information and other information relevant to an assessment of each case by JUS.
Class of Individuals: Individuals who have refused to complete a Census of Population or Census of Agriculture questionnaire and whose cases may have been referred to the Department of Justice.
Purpose: The personal information is used to determine whether to pursue in a court of law those individuals who have refused to complete a Census of Population or Census of Agriculture questionnaire as required by the Statistics Act. Information is disclosed to, and used by, the Department of Justice for prosecution under Section 31 of the Statistics Act; refer to Prosecution and Related Criminal Matters JUS PPU 015.
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are retained for three years after their last administrative use and then destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan COP 015
TBS Registration: 002097
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 120

 

3.2) Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture program conducts the quinquennial Census of Agriculture, and produces and publishes economic series on the agriculture sector that flow to the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts to form the agriculture component of the Gross Domestic Product and thereby satisfy requirements of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations. Information from this program is used to improve the register of businesses for the purpose of conducting surveys and censuses to ensure proper survey coverage using samples that are as small as statistically possible and thereby minimizing response burden. The program provides a comprehensive picture of the agriculture sector at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels and is mandated by the Statistics Act. Small area and benchmarking data produced from the Census of Agriculture are critical to industry structural analysis, crisis management, environmental programs, pesticide management, carbon credits, water-use planning and protection, rural development and traceability. No other comprehensive source of these data currently exists and coverage of farms of all sizes is important. In some sectors and regions, small farms are significant to the economy and data are required for policy and program development.

Census of Agriculture Statistics and the Agriculture-Population Linkage
Description: Includes records related to the planning, collection, processing, dissemination and evaluation of the Census of Agriculture which is conducted every five years and the linkage of Census of Agriculture data with data from the Census of Population and the National Household Survey.
Document Types: Questionnaires, operation and planning documents, decision records, enumerator, interviewer and help-line operator manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan AGR 445

Census of Agriculture Database
Description: This bank describes information that is obtained from the Census of Agriculture on the characteristics of farms and farm operators and information relating to crops, livestock, poultry, machinery, farm operating expenses and receipts by type of farm. Information on assets, liabilities and investments is also available.
Class of Individuals: Individuals considered to be farm operators.
Purpose: The information is used to provide a base inventory of Canadian agriculture, input to the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts and information for production, marketing and policy decisions. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 20, 21).
Consistent Uses: Statistics Canada may release name and address information to other members of the national agricultural statistical system for statistical purposes if the legal requirements imposed by the Statistics Act under section 17 are met.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan AGR 445
TBS Registration: 001843
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 030

 

4) Statistical Infrastructure

Through the Statistical Infrastructure program, Statistics Canada administers activities and services that support a strong statistical system. These activities include the development of sound statistical methodology, standardized concepts and classifications, the development and provision of information about the agency's surveys and statistical programs, and the development and maintenance of registers of enterprises and addresses for statistical purposes. The activities and services also include data collection for Statistics Canada's surveys, acquisitions of administrative data for use by statistical programs across Statistics Canada, the production of Statistics Canada's catalogued publications, online databases and the dissemination of Statistics Canada's official release vehicle. As well as the coordination of those aspects of the agency's Integrated Strategic Planning Process, which ensures the continuity and quality maintenance of programs.

4.1) Professional Statistical Services

The Professional Statistical Services program develops sound statistical methodology, standardized concepts and classifications (including geographic concepts) and information about the agency's surveys and statistical programs, and prepares and maintains registers of households, farms, and other businesses and organizations for the purpose of conducting surveys and censuses. This program is also responsible for acquiring administrative data from Canada Revenue Agency and other administrative sources to make these data available for statistical uses to other programs throughout the agency. The program also undertakes methodological research activities aimed at providing practical solutions related to survey and questionnaire design, the analysis of survey data and other specific topics, and provides expert advice on survey methodology and quality assurance within and outside the agency. The program also includes the provision of agency-specific legal services relating to the Statistics Act and to data-sharing agreements.

In addition, the Professional Statistical Services program carries out research and development activities relating to a number of areas such as statistical methodology, data collection, and operational activities, and assists large complex business enterprises with data collection requirements.

Administrative Data
Description: Records related to the management, processing and use of data from taxation records of individuals and businesses or from other administrative records, and the incorporation of this information in multiple statistical programs throughout Statistics Canada.
Document Types: Administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan ADD 530

Linkage Control File
Description: This bank describes information that is used to support the Longitudinal Immigration Database and record linkages conducted by Statistics Canada. Source files include the T1 Family File, the Canada Child Tax Benefit File, the historical postal code and telephone files, and the historical landing date file. Personal information may include name, demographic information such as gender and date of birth, Social Insurance Number (SIN), Immigrant Serial Number and date of arrival in Canada.
Class of Individuals: Taxfilers (both immigrants and non-immigrants).
Purpose: The personal information is used to facilitate and improve the accuracy of the linkage of the files described above in support of the Longitudinal Immigration Database and other record linkages conducted by Statistics Canada. Personal information, including the Social Insurance Number, is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13, 24) for statistical purposes.
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan ADD 530
TBS Registration: 20120251
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 136

 

Business Register
Description: Records related to the development and maintenance of a central register of enterprises and associated establishments for statistical purposes. The register is used by statistical programs to determine the in-scope population, select samples, support collection activities, monitor respondent burden and support/perform business demographics analysis.
Document Types: Administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan BUS 525

Geography and Address Register
Description: Records related to the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) that contains roads (including road names and address ranges) from the National Geographic Database (NGD), a shared database between Statistics Canada and Elections Canada. The SDI supports a wide range of census operations, such as the maintenance and delineation of the boundaries of standard geographic areas and custom area creation. The SDI is also the source for generating many geography products such as cartographic and digital boundary files and road network files. Also comprises records related to the Address Register that contains a list of dwelling addresses to be used to conduct the Census of Population Program and household surveys.
Document Types: Administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, maps, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan GEO 520

Standards
Description: Records related to statistical units, variables, and classifications such as the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS), the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC), Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) and the National Occupational Classification (NOC), and related products for coding and concordances. Also includes data sources and methods for Statistics Canada's surveys and statistical programs and an inventory of questionnaires.
Document Types: Operation and planning documents, decision records, statistical metadatabases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan STD 535

Statistics Act Advice and Documentation
Description: Records related to the provision of services for the interpretation and administration of the Statistics Act, and compliance with all legal requirements concerning data collection, use and disclosure. Includes documents that outline specific conditions for access to confidential information obtained pursuant to the Statistics Act, such as standard data-sharing agreements under Sections 11 or 12 of the Act, agreements for obtaining records pursuant to Section 13 and authorized disclosures under Section 17(2). Also comprises records related to privacy impact assessments, record linkage and prescription of survey collection activities.
Document Types: Operation and planning documents, decision records, directives and guidelines, communications material and correspondence, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders and agreements, survey prescription request forms and orders, record linkage and project proposals, privacy impact assessments, threat risk assessments, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan SAD 700

Survey Methods
Description: Records related to survey design, methodology, data quality and data analysis for programs that conduct surveys and use administrative records.
Document Types: Operation and planning documents, decision records, evaluation reports, technical and scientific papers, user guides.
Record Number: StatCan MET 545

4.2) Operational Statistical Services

The Operational Statistical Services program comprises those activities and services relating to the collection of data from respondents; the entry of data into computer systems; the coding of data into standard categories; and the processing of data obtained from other government organizations or administrative sources, rather than directly from respondents. This program includes activities associated with the release of the agency's information to the public. Examples include the production of online databases and the dissemination of Statistics Canada's official release vehicle, The Daily. The program also oversees the hiring and training of interviewers to support ongoing, ad-hoc and cost-recovered surveys and provides a data-user advisory services function through the Statistical Information Services.

Client Service Activities
Description: Records related to the coordination of client service activities including the development of strategic communications plans, surveys and focus groups to assess client satisfaction and identify client needs, coordination of outreach activities, management of the Client Relationship Management System and the management of client information for the fulfillment of inquiries, purchase of products and services and support.
Document Types: Communications and outreach plans, outreach activities and evaluation, decision records, databases, invoices, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan MAR 572

Client Information
Description: This bank describes information that relates to individuals who have contacted Statistics Canada for information and/or purchased products and services. Personal information may include: name, contact information, financial institution information, language, other identification numbers (e.g., client number), views and opinions (e.g., limit on contact for promotional purposes), and signature.
Class of Individuals: General public and representatives of businesses, organizations and other institutions.
Purpose: Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (paragraph 4(2)(b)) and the Financial Administration Act, and is used to respond to inquiries or to process requests for products or services.
Consistent Uses: The information may be used, with consent, to contact clients for outreach activities and events, and client service purposes. Information may also be used for audit and evaluation purposes.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Records will be retained for two years after the last administrative use and are then destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/0001
Related Record Number: StatCan MAR 572
TBS Registration: 20091596
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 805

 

Survey Management and Operations
Description: Records related to survey development and management of collection operations for multiple household and business surveys. Also includes records relating to data entry and coding services, and processing of information obtained from survey respondents or from other organizations.
Document Types: Questionnaires, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, statistical databases, evaluation reports.
Record Number: StatCan SOP 601

4.3) Continuity and Quality Maintenance Program

The Continuity and Quality Maintenance program coordinates aspects of the agency's Integrated Strategic Planning Process to ensure the continuity and quality maintenance of programs.

Corporate Business Architecture
Description: Records related to all activities covered under the mandate of the Corporate Business Architecture Initiative.
Document Types: Operation and planning documents, decision records, communications material and correspondence, evaluation reports.
Record Number: StatCan SOP 602

5) Cost-recovered Statistical Services

Through the Cost-recovered Statistical Services program, Statistics Canada produces on-demand high quality cost-recovered statistical services that meet specific needs of federal and provincial and territorial institutions and other clients that are not met by the core statistical program.

5.1) Cost-recovered Services related to Economic and Environmental Statistics

The Cost-recovered Services related to Economic and Environmental Statistics program produces high-quality cost-recovered economic and environmental outputs that meet the needs of specific federal, provincial and territorial institutions and other clients. This program designs, implements, analyzes and disseminates the results of large-scale or complex surveys and newly-created databases for external clients to provide useful information to the broadest possible spectrum of users. Examples include the financing surveys for small and medium-sized enterprises, the digital economy, Internet use, bio-products, business and household energy use and household interaction with the environment. Cost-recovered analytical projects, research and database creation, including those conducted at the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER) are also part of this program.

Economic and Environmental Statistics
Description: Includes records related to the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of economic and environmental statistics from various ad hoc and recurring surveys, on a cost-recovery basis, for external clients such as other federal government departments. Also includes records relating to the dissemination of micro-simulation models of individuals, families or firms that are used to draw conclusions at higher levels of aggregation such as an entire country.
Document Types: Questionnaires, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan SES 292

5.2) Cost-recovered Services related to Socio-economic Statistics

The Cost-recovered Services related to Socio-economic Statistics program produces high quality cost-recovered socio-economic outputs that meet the needs of specific federal, provincial and territorial institutions and other clients. This program designs, implements, analyzes and disseminates the results of large-scale or complex surveys and newly created databases for external clients to provide useful information to the broadest possible spectrum of users. Examples include surveys on public service employment, employment insurance and labour market, young Canadians, literacy and education, Aboriginal peoples, community-related activities such as resiliency, and health-related activities including tobacco use. It also produces high-quality, cost-recovered programs that provide access to Statistics Canada's public-use and confidential microdata, including the Data Liberation Initiative, which provides access to Public Use Microdata Files in the libraries of post-secondary institutions. Other services include operating the Research Data Centres, which supply secure access to detailed microdata files in 26 universities and one research institute across Canada, as well as the Real Time Remote Access program, which provides access remotely, in more or less real time, to researchers who submit codes and receive automatically-vetted output back. This program also includes cost-recovered analytical projects and research, the Longitudinal Immigration Database, and population projections for specific sub-populations (microsimulations) or based on customized sets of assumptions, and other socio-economic microsimulation modelling.

Aboriginal Peoples Surveys
Description: Records related to various surveys which collect extensive data on the living conditions of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
Document Types: Questionnaires, reporting guides, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan HFS 716

Data Access Services
Description: Includes records related to data access services offered mostly on a cost-recovery basis, such as the Data Liberation Initiative, Research Data Centres, the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research, and the Real Time Remote Access program, to support the statistical needs of external clients, such as federal government departments and academic institutions.
Document Types: Operation and planning documents, decision records, communications material and correspondence, evaluation reports, research proposals, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan RDC 505

Deemed Employees
Description: Includes records related to persons who are temporarily engaged by Statistics Canada to conduct research or to provide another service to a statistical program.
Document Types: Contracts, memoranda of understanding, résumés, research proposals.
Record Number: StatCan RDC 501

Deemed Employee Information
Description: This bank describes information collected from individuals who have been contracted to carry out research or to perform other work pursuant to the Statistics Act. The personal information may include: full name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email address, qualifications/résumé, signed copies of contracts or memoranda of agreement, signed oaths or affirmation of secrecy, signed copies of the Acknowledgment related to the Oath of Secrecy and the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service.
Class of Individuals: Individuals who have approved research projects to be undertaken in a Research Data Centre or at Statistics Canada headquarters, or who have been engaged to provide a specific service to Statistics Canada. In the majority of cases, these individuals are researchers.
Purpose: The personal information is used to manage individuals who are conducting research or are providing a service to Statistics Canada for which they are required to have access to sensitive statistical information. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 4, 5, 6).
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are retained for two years after their last administrative use and then are destroyed. Records of signed oaths or affirmation of secrecy are kept indefinitely.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan RDC 501
TBS Registration: 007093
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 810

 

Demography
Description: Includes records related to the production, analysis and dissemination of customized population and demographic projections, on a cost-recovery basis, for external clients such as other federal government departments.
Document Types: Administrative records, decision records, analytical articles and studies, special tabulations, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan DEM 031

Longitudinal Immigration Data
Description: Includes records related to the development and maintenance of the Longitudinal Immigration Database.
Document Types: Administrative records, operation and planning documents, decision records, analytical articles and studies, publications, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan HFS 723

Longitudinal Immigration Database
Description: This bank describes information collected from immigration and tax files that is used for statistical research on the economic performance of immigrants in Canada. Source files include the Landing File from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and information from the Government of Quebec on immigrants to that province. This information is linked to the T1 Family File based on taxation information from the Canada Revenue Agency. Personal information may include name, demographic information such as sex, date of birth and death, country of birth, citizenship, date of arrival in Canada, immigrant class, education, work history and income.
Class of Individuals: Immigrants and their families.
Purpose: The Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) is a comprehensive source of data from 1980 onwards on the economic behaviour of the immigrant taxfiler population in Canada and provides insight on the economic performance of immigrants and the impact of immigration policy. The IMDB is managed by Statistics Canada on behalf of a federal-provincial consortium led by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The personal information is used to produce aggregate, non-identifiable data on the immigration population over time. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13, 24).
Note: The IMDB is reviewed every five years to ensure its continuing relevance to the development of immigration policy.
Consistent Uses: Selected variables on immigration from persons on the IMDB are added to the records of immigrant taxfilers on the Longitudinal Administrative Databank (StatCan PPU 112). This database, which is used for statistical research, is a 20% sample of all taxfilers in Canada selected from the T1 Family File (StatCan PPU 111).
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan HFS 723
TBS Registration: 003726
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 135

 

Socio-economic Statistics and Special Surveys
Description: Includes records related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of socio-economic statistics from various ad hoc and recurring household surveys, mostly on a cost-recovery basis, for external clients such as other federal government departments.
Document Types: Questionnaires, operation and planning documents, decision records, interviewer manuals, respondent relations material and correspondence, analytical articles and studies, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, data-sharing agreements, discretionary disclosure orders, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan SSD 040

Administrative records for Special Surveys
Description: This bank describes information that is obtained from provincial ministries of health and education. Health topics include use of health services, visits to hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices. The Education topics include educational achievement, special education requirements, program type, and school behaviour. Personal identifiers may include: name, birth date, sex and postal code, as well as education-related or health-related identifiers such as health number.
Class of Individuals: General public or individuals selected for specific surveys, such as children, aged 4-17 years during the reference period, selected to participate in the 2014 Ontario Child Health Study.
Purpose: The personal information is used to enhance information collected through special surveys conducted by Statistics Canada. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 13).
Consistent Uses: The administrative data provided to Statistics Canada from ministries will be linked to the survey data (Special Surveys – StatCan PPU 016) and may also be combined with other Statistics Canada databases, such as the T1 Family File (StatCan PPU 111).
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SSD 040
TBS Registration: 20160032
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 812

Community Noise and Health Study
Description: This bank describes information that is collected through the Community Noise and Health Study (CHNS), which was conducted on behalf of Health Canada. In a personal interview at their home, respondents were asked a series of health-related questions and had their resting blood pressure measured, provided a hair sample for analysis of chronic stress and were asked to wear a sleep watch during a seven-day period for a sleep evaluation. This bank contains information for approximately 1200 respondents between the ages of 18 and 79. Personal information includes name, address, GPS coordinates, phone number, age, sex, population group, education, height, weight, health conditions, quality of life, sleep quality, caffeine consumption, alcohol use, smoking status and income.
Class of Individuals: Population from Prince Edward Island and Ontario living in areas close to noise sources, with one person 18 to 79 years of age selected per household.
Purpose: The Community Noise and Health Study (CHNS) was designed to explore the relationships between noise and health issues, such as hypertension, levels of chronic stress and measures of sleep quantity and quality. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: De-identified hair samples are sent to the Koren & Van Uum lab at the University of Western Ontario for analysis conducted on behalf of Statistics Canada, and the final microdata file is available to researchers, which may include Health Canada employees, in the Research Data Centres for analysis of health issues related to noise. All laboratory staff and researchers with access to data are deemed employees of Statistics Canada and subject to the conditions and penalties of the Statistics Act. Results of physical measures, such as sleep and blood pressure, are provided to respondents who opted to receive a copy of the report, while results of hair cortisol levels are available upon request only. Respondents were also asked for their consent to allow Statistics Canada to link their CNHS data with other surveys and administrative data, such as sound measurement data and health records held by their provincial ministry of health. Respondents who consented provided their provincial health number to facilitate the data linkage.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SSD 040
TBS Registration: 20140003
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 811

Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada
Description: This bank describes information collected through the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, which was designed to study how recent immigrants adjust to living in Canada which assists organizations such as Citizenship and Immigration Canada to determine how to facilitate the integration of new immigrants. The survey was longitudinal, with recent immigrants being interviewed at approximately six months, two years, and four years after landing in Canada. Approximately 20,300 immigrants from across Canada were selected. Topics covered in the survey included language proficiency, housing, education, foreign credential recognition, employment, health, values and attitudes, the development and use of social networks, income, and perceptions of settlement in Canada.
Class of Individuals: Immigrants aged 15 years and over who arrived from abroad between October 2000 and September 2001.
Purpose: The survey was designed to improve the understanding of how immigrants adjust to life in Canada. Survey results shed light on the association between the socio-economic background of immigrants and their adjustment to life in Canada. It also identified barriers newcomers to Canada face during their initial integration and what type of help, if any, was useful. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: Respondents were asked to sign a consent form (distributed through the Canadian Missions Abroad) to allow Statistics Canada to link to administrative files (T1 Family File – StatCan PPU 111), for the purposes of tracing.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SSD 040
TBS Registration: 005005
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 018

National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth
Description: This bank describes information collected on a sample of children across Canada every two years. The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth was initiated in November/December 1994. Information on over 23,000 children was collected during this first collection. Up to two children in each household were chosen from the initial sample to participate in the longitudinal portion of the survey. It is the intention to follow these children until they are 25 years of age. Interviews were conducted with the most knowledgeable person in the household about these children, usually their mother. Children who were 10 and 11 years of age in this first collection were asked to complete a questionnaire themselves. Information was also collected from the child's teacher and principal, with the consent of the parent. Personal information may include name, contact information, and the following categories of information: demographics (such as age and sex), health of children, physical development, learning and behaviour and social environment (family, friends, schools and communities).
Class of Individuals: Children aged 0 to 11 in 1994-1995. For Cycles 2, 3, 4 and 5, a new sample of children aged 0-1 at the time of collection was added and followed in two subsequent cycles. As well, a cross-sectional sample of 5-year-olds was chosen to top up Cycles 3 and 4 and a sample of 0 to 5-year-olds was chosen to top up Cycle 6. In addition, a sample of kindergarten children has been selected periodically in a small number of communities as part of a related project.
Purpose: The primary objectives of the survey are to determine the prevalence of various biological, social and economic characteristics and risk factors in Canadian children and youth, to monitor the impact of such factors, life events and protective factors on these children's development. This provides information to policy and program officers for use in developing effective policies and strategies to help children to live healthy, active and rewarding lives. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: With consent, information without names or other identifiers may be shared with Employment and Social Development Canada, as permitted under the provisions of Section 12 of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SSD 040
TBS Registration: 003635
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 014

Second Follow-up to the Ontario Child Health Study
Description: This bank describes information collected through the Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS), which is a longitudinal survey designed to evaluate the impact of early childhood on later adult health, quality of life and role functioning. In 1983 Statistics Canada, in conjunction with McMaster University, first collected information on a group of 3,294 Ontario children living in 1,869 families. Information was gathered on any children in the household between the ages of 4 and 16. A follow-up of respondents to the 1983 study was conducted in 1987. The second follow-up of the Ontario Child Health Study in 2000 and 2001 went back to these children, who were at the time between the ages of 21 and 33, in order to collect further information about them, their spouse/partner (if applicable) and any children they had. Respondents and their spouse/partners both completed questionnaires. Personal information may include the following categories of information: name, contact, demographics (such as age and sex), health, emotional well-being, education, employment and income.
Class of Individuals: Children aged 4 to 16 in 1983; 8 to 20 in 1987; and 21 to 33 in 2000-2001, their spouse/partner (if applicable) and their children (if applicable).
Purpose: The objective of the Second Follow-up to the Ontario Child Health Study was to link early childhood/adolescent experiences with early adult life, especially with respect to how well the respondent is performing in three major roles (worker, parent and partner), and how satisfied they were in these roles. This second follow-up of the OCHS, along with the previous studies, provided useful information for addressing many public health and developmental questions of interest to health researchers. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: With consent, information without names or other identifiers may be shared with McMaster University, as permitted under the provisions of Section 12 of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SSD 040
TBS Registration: 005006
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 019

Self-Sufficiency Project
Description: This bank describes information on the selected recipients' marital status, labour market participation, education and training, child care requirements, and family and parenting concerns. Several interviews were conducted, one at the beginning of the program, and up to four follow-up interviews, the last taking place 72 months after the first for some participants. In addition to collecting a wide array of information about the selected participant, a follow-up survey gathered additional information on up to two children between the ages of 4 and 18 in each household. Depending on the age of the children, they were asked to complete a vocabulary test, a math test or a literacy skill assessment. Children between the ages of 10 and 18 were also asked to answer a self-complete questionnaire.
Class of Individuals: Income assistance recipients (and their children) in New Brunswick and British Columbia.
Purpose: The Self Sufficiency Project is a multi-year research demonstration designed to test the effectiveness of an earnings supplement to income assistance recipients who take jobs and agree to leave public assistance. Statistics Canada is responsible for data collection and creating analysis files for the study. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: Respondents were asked to sign a consent form to allow Statistics Canada to link a variety of data sources, including administrative files held by the Canada Revenue Agency (T1 Family File – StatCan PPU 111), Employment and Social Development Canada and the provincial income assistance ministries. Respondents were asked for authorization to share this information with the research firm administering the project and affiliated researchers.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SSD 040
TBS Registration: 003214
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 026

Special Surveys
Description: This bank describes information collected through ad hoc surveys, which do not form part of the regular survey taking activity of the Agency. They cover a variety of socio-economic topics including health, housing, labour market, education and literacy, as well as demographic data. The information may include name, Social Insurance Number (SIN), address or telephone number.
Class of Individuals: Individuals selected to participate in the special surveys.
Purpose: The data are used by sponsoring agencies or Statistics Canada to either evaluate or benchmark existing socio-economic programs or to develop such programs. The data collected may be one time or a series of point-in-time measures. Personal information, including the Social Insurance Number, is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8) for statistical purposes.
Consistent Uses: Depending on the individual survey, data may be shared with other federal and provincial government departments and other incorporated bodies if Statistics Canada has entered into a data-sharing agreement under section 12 of the Statistics Act and the respondent has consented.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SSD 040
TBS Registration: 002189
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 016

Workplace and Employee Survey
Description: This bank describes information collected through the Workplace and Employee Survey, which was a longitudinal business survey designed to provide current information of events occurring in firms, their evolution over time, and the link between these developments and practices with worker outcomes. The survey annually collected information from about 8,000 employers and 25,000 employees for the reference years 1999 to 2006. The employer questionnaire covered workforce characteristics, hirings and separations, compensation and human resource practices, training, technology use, business strategy and innovation. The employee questionnaire covered job activities, promotions, hours, earnings, training, use of computers and other technologies, education and family characteristics.
Class of Individuals: Paid workers who receive a T4 from their current employer.
Purpose: The survey supports research and policy development with respect to labour adjustment programs, workplace practices, social programs and education. Personal information was collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: None.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SSD 040
TBS Registration: 003899
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 140

Youth in Transition Survey
Description: This bank describes information collected on a sample of youth across Canada every two years, through the longitudinal Youth in Transition Survey. The survey was initiated in January and May 2000. Information on over 52,000 youth from two age cohorts (15-year-olds and 18 to 20-year-olds) was collected during the first collection. For the 15-year-olds, information was also collected from their parents. Personal information may include the following categories of information: name, contact, demographics (such as age and sex), educational and labour market experiences, achievement, aspirations and expectations, and employment experiences.
Class of Individuals: Youth born in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1984.
Purpose: The personal information is used to produce policy-relevant information about school-work transitions and factors influencing education, training and work. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act (Sections 3, 7, 8).
Consistent Uses: With consent, information without names or other identifiers may be shared with Employment and Social Development Canada, as permitted under the provisions of Section 12 of the Statistics Act, for statistical and research purposes.
Retention and Disposal Standards: Information is retained until it is no longer required for statistical purposes and then it is destroyed.

RDA Number: 2007/001
Related Record Number: StatCan SSD 040
TBS Registration: 075146
Bank Number: StatCan PPU 150

 

5.3) Cost-recovered Services related to the Censuses

The Cost-recovered Services related to the Census programs produce high-quality, cost-recovered outputs related to the censuses that meet the needs of specific federal, provincial and territorial institutions and other clients. This program designs, implements, analyzes and disseminates the results of large-scale or complex surveys and projects for external clients to provide useful information to the broadest possible spectrum of users. Examples include linking the census database to other surveys or administrative databases for analytical purposes, as well as producing statistics for small geographic areas.

Census Cost-recovered Services
Description: Includes records on the analysis, tabulation and dissemination of statistics related to the Censuses. These services are offered, on a cost-recovery basis, to meet the needs of external clients such as other federal government departments.
Document Types: Analytical articles and studies, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, evaluation reports, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan COP 025

5.4) Cost-recovered Services related to Statistical Infrastructure

The Cost-recovered Services related to Statistical Infrastructure program produces high-quality, cost-recovered outputs related to statistical infrastructure that meet the needs of specific federal, provincial and territorial institutions and other clients. An example is the imaging/data capture of the E311 Travel Declaration Cards for Canadians for the Canadian Border Services Agency and Services Canada. As a member of the international statistical community, Statistics Canada is an active participant in the development of statistical methods, standards and techniques. The Agency engages with international organizations and other countries, with the aim of supporting Canada's international responsibilities in statistics, offering technical assistance, as well as enhancing its own statistical program.

Statistical Infrastructure Services
Description: Includes records related to statistical infrastructure services (e.g., development of concepts, support for data collection and dissemination activities, provision of advice and technical assistance) offered on a cost-recovery basis to meet the needs of external clients such as other federal government departments.
Document Types: Operation and planning documents, decision records, communications material and correspondence, evaluation reports, maps, special tabulations, microdata files, statistical databases, project proposals, contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Record Number: StatCan SOP 610

6) Internal Services

Internal services constitute groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are management and oversight services, communications services, legal services, human resources management services, financial management services, information management services, information technology services, real property services, materiel services, acquisition services, and travel and other administrative services. Internal services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Acquisition Services

Acquisition services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.

Communications Services

Communications services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well-coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public—internal or external—receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives.

Financial Management Services

Financial management services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.

Human Resources Management Services

Human resources management services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and plans.

Information Management Services

Information management services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.

Information Technology Services

Information technology services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public.

Legal services

Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.

Management and Oversight Services

Management and oversight services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies or plans.

Materiel Services

Materiel services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Real Property Services

Real property services involve activities undertaken to ensure that real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Travel and Other Administrative Services

Travel and other administrative services include Government of Canada travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories.

Classes of Personal Information

Business surveys

This class describes personal information used in support of Statistics Canada surveys that are intended for industrial and service sectors of the economy. The personal information collected and used relates to contact persons for the organizations, language, views and opinions of individuals, and, in the case of unincorporated businesses, financial and operational information. The personal information collected is not used for any administrative purposes that affect these individuals and is not organized or intended to be retrieved by name or other personal identifier. Retention of this personal information is one year after its last operational use and then it is destroyed.

Household surveys

This class describes personal information collected by Statistics Canada in support of various household surveys, in cases where no names or other personal identifiers are retained. The personal information collected is not used for any administrative purposes that affect these individuals and is not organized or intended to be retrieved by name or other personal identifier.

Manuals

  • CANSIM User Guide for E-STAT
  • Companion Guide to the Statistics Act
  • Interviewer Training Manuals
  • Public Use Microdata Files Documentation for Surveys
  • Security Practices Manual
  • Statistics Canada Policy Suite
  • Statistics Canada Quality Guidelines

Additional Information

The Government of Canada encourages the release of information through informal requests. You may wish to consult Statistics Canada's completed Access to Information (ATI) summaries. To make an informal request, contact STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca or phone 1-800-263-1136 or 613-951-8116 (TTY: 1-800-363-7629).

To make a formal request, mail your letter or Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) or Personal Information Request Form (Privacy Act), along with any necessary documents (such as consent or the $5.00 application fee for a request under the Access to Information Act) to the following address:

Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
Office of the Chief Statistician
Statistics Canada
100 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6

Please note: Each request made to Statistics Canada under the Access to Information Act must be accompanied by an application fee of $5.00, cheque or money order made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

Statistics Canada conducts Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) to ensure that privacy implications will be appropriately identified, assessed and resolved before a new or substantially modified program or activity involving personal information is implemented. Summaries of completed PIAs are available online.

For additional information about the programs and activities of Statistics Canada, please visit Surveys and statistical programs by subject or contact STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca. For Statistics Canada data available through the Government of Canada Open Data Portal, please consult the Open Government website .

Reading Room

In accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, the applicant may wish to review material in person. The address is:

R.H. Coats Building, 2nd Floor
100 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario

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