Next Generation of the Application Program Interface

Consultation Objectives

In efforts to modernize and improve our users' experience and data access, Statistics Canada is using best practices and standards, such as the Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX), to enhance our current Application Program Interface (API) offerings.

We want to gain more insight on users' use, needs and expectations of the current and new API.

We will be conducting a consultation to gather feedback from experienced API users and developers on Statistics Canada's Next Generation API.

Consultation Methodology

The consultation will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will focus on the Next Generation API user manual, and the users' usage and expectations of Statistics Canada's API. On the other hand, the second phase of the consultation will focus on the Beta version of the API.

An email invitation will be sent to a select group of experienced API users, and feedback will be gathered through a feedback form and a WebEx discussion.

How to get involved

Individuals who wish to obtain more information on the consultation should contact Statistics Canada by sending an email to

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