Processing your data

Processing your data

Statistics Canada continues to implement leading-edge tools and methods in processing, integrating and analyzing data. But what do we do with your data? How do we transform it into meaningful insights on Canada's economy, society and environment? Simply put, the key to better programs and more effective services is data. And with this valuable information in hand, decision-makers can improve policies to better meet the needs of all Canadians.

That’s why, whenever possible, the agency combines data in order to:

  • reduce the number of survey questions that Canadians are asked to answer, thereby streamlining processes to serve Canadians better, while saving time and money
  • reuse the existing data that Statistics Canada has already collected
  • recycle Statistics Canada’s existing data by combining them with data from third-party sources


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Securely combining data for better insights

Learn more about how we’re reducing the burden on Canadians by reusing existing data.

Microdata linkage

Learn how Statistics Canada maximizes the use of existing information by linking different files and variables.

Social Data Linkage Environment

Learn how Statistics Canada promotes the innovative use of integrating data for more timely results and lower costs.


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