Standards, data sources and methods


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The purpose of the Standards, data sources and methods hub is to provide information that will assist in the interpretation of Statistics Canada's published data. Also known as metadata, this information is provided to ensure an understanding of the key basic concepts that define the data, including:

  • Variables and classifications
  • Survey methodology
  • Key aspects of data quality
  • Direct access to questionnaires

Public consultation and notices

A list of public consultations and notices associated with specific standards. Includes information on Statistics Canada's variables; statistical units; geographic, industry, instructional program, occupational, product, and research and development classifications.