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Search features

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Suggests terms used at Statistics Canada and also related search suggestions.

Suggested links

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Based on the most popular searches, suggested links provide direct answers and direct sources of information and are located above the search results.

Key indicators

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Located above the search results, key indicators provide easy access to Statistics Canada's major economic and social statistics indicators. View all available indicators by selecting the "All indicators" link.

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The Sort by feature provides three options:

  • Date – sorts results by release date starting with the most recent.
  • Relevance – results are ordered by a combination of where the search term appears in the content, e.g., if it appears in the title, it likely means the product is more relevant to your search; how up to date or new the content in the product is; how popular the product is; and other factors.
  • Title – sorts results alphabetically.

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Search commands

Table 1: Search commands
Operation Example Description
Boolean operators
Income AND Labour
+Income +Labour
Both terms must be included in the document.
OR Income OR Labour Either one term or both terms must be included in the document.
Income NOT Labour
Income -Labour
Excludes a term (labour).
By default, the operator for search is AND
Boolean operators must be capitalized
There is no space after the "+" or "-" operators
Phrase search
" " "income in Canada" Quotes are used to tell the search engine which terms must be found together in the document.
* immigr* ➔ immigration, immigrated, immigrating, immigrant, immigrants.
*cipl* ➔ principle and discipline
A wildcard, * is used to replace any number of characters in the search term.
A wildcard can be in any position in a word
Search automatically provides the stemming of a word, e.g., income ➔ incomes
Metadata field searches
title title:"Health Reports" Provides a title search.
There is no space after the colon.
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