Statistics Canada releases first results of Canada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey

Ottawa, August 24, 2018

Today, Statistics Canada published the first results of Canada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey in The Daily. Sponsored by Infrastructure Canada and conducted with Statistics Canada's world-class expertise in data management, the survey will provide trusted and reliable data to support governments and policy makers in monitoring the condition of Canada's core public infrastructure, improving their management and lifespan, and developing future infrastructure projects.

Building on the first release, statistical information on national infrastructure assets will be released throughout the fall of 2018 and will provide baselines for comparing assets over time. The data will examine the inventory, condition, performance and asset management strategy of nine core public infrastructure assets: roads; bridges and tunnels; potable water; waste water; storm water; public transit; solid waste; culture, recreation and sports facilities; and public social and affordable housing.

Statistics Canada is working with Infrastructure Canada to explore the possibility of producing this survey on a recurring basis to develop a broader overview of Canada's public infrastructures over time.


"Statistics Canada is proud to lend its expertise in data management to deliver timely, reliable and accurate information to ensure all levels of government have the tools required to make informed decisions about our nation's public infrastructures."

Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada

"Through the reinstatement of the long-form census and the implemented legislation to make Statistics Canada more independent, our government has continually shown its commitment to the availability of good quality data, allowing policy experts to make informed decisions for the betterment of all Canadians. That's why I'm proud that Statistics Canada's expertise is being leveraged to provide critical information on the state of our public infrastructure."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Associated Links

Canada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey: Roads, bridges and tunnels, 2016

Infrastructure Canada - Government of Canada takes major step in building public infrastructure knowledge base


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