Access to information and privacy

Statistics Canada is committed to transparency and accountability by providing access to its information in response to access to information or privacy requests where permitted by law.

The Access to Information Act gives every Canadian citizen, permanent resident, individual or corporation in Canada the right to request access to records that are under the control of federal government institutions, regardless of their format.

The purpose of the Privacy Act is to protect the privacy of individuals with respect to their personal information. This Act governs the federal government's collection, retention, use and disclosure of that information. It also provides individuals with a right of access to their personal information.

Access to information and privacy (ATIP) requests

A list of Completed access to information requests is available on Open Government.

Please note that requests made under the Privacy Act, requests transferred to another government institution, requests abandoned and request made under the Access to Information Act that are uniquely of interest to the requester and contain primarily personal information of the requester are not included in the list of completed request.

If you wish to obtain a copy of the records released in response to these requests, or have other question with regards to ATIP requests, please contact Statistics Canada's Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by email at

To learn how to intiate an ATIP request, please see Make an access to information or personal information request.

Access to Information and Privacy Annual Reports are available on Corporate management reporting.

Other information requests