Statistics Canada's stakeholders include

The Canadian public and media

Statistics Canada's basic information on the Canadian economy and society—economic growth, employment, inflation, balance of payments, population, family income, health, education, justice and many other topics—is communicated to the public largely through the media.


Federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments use our data extensively to develop policies and plan the services from which Canadians benefit every day. These may be social services, education, public transit, urban planning or employment and work force training programs. Governments, like people and businesses, are major data users as well as suppliers.

Businesses and labour unions

Businesses and labour unions are important sources and users of the Agency's information. Reducing the burden of surveys on the business community continues to be an important factor in the design of statistical programs. Many communication channels are maintained with this sector, including close collaboration with small businesses.

The academic sector

For both research and teaching purposes, the academic sector is a significant user of Statistics Canada data. It is also a prime source of advice to the Agency.

Foreign and international bodies

Statistics Canada maintains extensive contacts with international, scientific and intergovernmental organizations, to share professional expertise and to promote common concepts, standards and practices.

Canada's membership in international organizations, such as the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, requires that the Agency's outputs meet international standards, ensuring that Canadian data continue to be comparable with those of other countries. Links to many of these organizations can be found at External links.

Other client groups

There are many other users of Statistics Canada's data whose interests are taken into account, such as regional and local governments, libraries, professional associations, research institutes, special interest and voluntary groups.

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