About us

Our mission: Serving Canada with high-quality statistical information that matters.

What we do

Statistics Canada produces statistical data and insights to help Canadians better understand their country's population, resources, economy, society and culture.

In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life.

In Canada, providing statistics is a federal responsibility. As Canada's central statistical office, Statistics Canada is legislated by the Statistics Act to serve this function for the whole of Canada and each of the provinces and territories.

Objective statistical information is vital to an open and democratic society. It provides a solid foundation for informed decisions by elected representatives, businesses, unions and non-profit organizations, as well as individual Canadians. As a member of the United Nations Statistical Commission, Statistics Canada endorses the Fundamental principles of official statistics.

We at Statistics Canada are committed to protecting the confidentiality of all information entrusted to us and to ensuring that the information we deliver is timely and relevant to Canadians.

About the Agency

The agency

Learn about our mandate, organizational structure, recent announcements, career opportunities and experiences, and more.

Acts and Regulations

Take a look at the acts and regulations we follow to ensure Canadians have access to trusted national statistics, data and insights.


Find out more about the policies we have in place to ensure high quality, consistent, equitable and timely data.

Advisory groups

Explore the variety of advisory groups we are a part of that discuss innovative issues and prompt demands for the modernization of data and processes.


Discover our wide range of stakeholders across the country who supply data and share expertise to those who benefit from the information we produce.

Awards and recognition

Take a look at our numerous National Awards throughout the years. We are proud to recognize the tremendous work of our StatCan Team.

Transparency and accountability

Statistics Canada is committed to openness and transparency. The Statistics Act makes provisions for transparent and accountable decisions on statistical matters.

Corporate management reporting

Read about Statistics Canada's departmental plans, performance reports and reviews, and proactive disclosures included in our corporate management reporting section.

Privacy impact assessments

Read about Statistics Canada's commitment to assessing and evaluating privacy, confidentiality or security risks associated with the collection, use or disclosure of personal information.

Using new and existing data for official statistics

Learn more about the different ways we collect data, how they are used in official statistics, and the steps we take to ensure the confidentiality of your data.

Privacy notice

Learn more about our commitment to respecting the privacy of individuals and businesses who respond to our surveys or use our services.

Accessibility at Statistics Canada

Policies, programs, practices, and services that help our organization contribute to the goal of an accessible and barrier-free Canada.

Other information

About StatCan

Find all the major links to the Statistics Canada website to read about how we serve Canadians and provide high-quality statistical information that matter.

External links

Explore the links to our major external partners and projects.


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