About the access - DLI

DLI operates within Statistics Canada’s Open Licence governing the use of most data products and other materials published by Statistics Canada and is designed to promote wide use of data. Statistics Canada also enters into licensing agreements with other organizations that provide exclusive access to their data.

The DLI offers access to:

  • All current and historical public-use microdata files (PUMF) from Statistics Canada;
  • An enhanced line of Census products;
  • Aggregated data on subjects such as justice and education;
  • All standard geographic files and databases;
  • Social Policy Simulation Database and Model (SPSD/M);
  • Postal CodeOM data products;
  • Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Research Analytic Files from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

As Statistics Canada's dissemination model becomes more open, the DLI will continue to play an important role in its promotion of data and statistical literacy, to provide feedback to Statistics Canada on the relevancy of its data to Canadian society and in its educational outreach to the DLI and wider communities.

Benefits of membership

DLI Membership Benefits (PDF, 184.78 KB)