Technical assistance

Statistics Canada’s technical assistance program provides help to international organizations and statistical offices of foreign countries through two main types of activities:

  • on-site technical assistance in other countries, either as single missions or as part of broader projects
  • in-house technical assistance, either through formal training or brief study visits.

Statistics Canada benefits in many ways from providing international technical assistance. The program offers opportunities to help other countries develop their statistical systems, providing them with information they need to monitor their social and economic programs. This, in turn, helps to improve the quality of international statistics important for the world community as a whole, and a chance for Canada to properly measure itself from a global perspective.

This program helps Statistics Canada better understand developing countries, which helps the agency carry out its responsibilities in the United Nations Statistical Commission and similar international bodies.

See Study and knowledge-sharing visits at Statistics Canada.

For more information, please contact Amanda Whiteley at 613-951-7041 or

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