Statistics Canada offers several ways to access data, allowing users to obtain information in a variety of formats.

Web Data Services

Statistics Canada has developed a Web Data Service that provides access to data and metadata that we release each business day. This is a good option for users who want to consume a discrete amount of data points updates to Statistics Canada data.

Delta File

The Delta File is a file which contains all data and metadata released by Statistics Canada each business day. This is the preferred mechanism for users who want to obtain large updates to Statistics Canada data.


Users can download an entire data table in CSV (.csv) or XML (.sdmx-ml) format from Statistics Canada's website. These downloads will contain both data and metadata files. This is a good option for users wishing to obtain a complete offline version of a data table. For more information, please see the Full Table Download (CSV) User Guide.

Census Profile, 2016 Census

The Census Profile provides a statistical overview of various geographic areas based on a number of detailed variables.

Census Profile, 2016 Census
Web service Description
cpr2016 Returns all 2016 Census Profile data for a geography of interest.
cr2016geo Returns a list of 2016 Census geographies and geographic attributes for a geographic level.


Hundreds of indicators are available in JSON format. These indicators are shown in The Daily, on home page and in My StatCan.

Web services - Indicators
Web service Description
ind-all.json Returns the entire set of indicators available from The Daily.
ind-econ.json Returns all major economic indicators available from The Daily.
ind-hp.json Returns all indicators available from the home page.


The release schedule for major economic releases is available in JSON format. This release schedule includes future release dates. The release dates may be seen in The Daily's release schedule.

Web services - Schedule
Web service Description
schedule-key_indicators-eng.json Returns every release date of major economic indicators since March 14, 2012. Includes future release dates.

Home page carousel

The carousel that appears on the home page is available in JSON format.

Web services - Home page carousel
Web service Description
daily-banner-eng.json Returns the list of The Daily releases present on the home page carousel.
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