Research Data Centres

The Research Data Centres promote and facilitate research that uses Statistics Canada microdata files at 32 universities across the country, as well as 3 Federal Research Data Centres located in the National Capital Region. Researchers, who become deemed employees of Statistics Canada, access data that include population and social household surveys, administrative data holdings and linked data. The confidentiality of respondents is protected through the use of policies and procedures that create a culture of confidentiality within the research community.


Information and resources


Projects and datasets

User community

Participating institutions and contacts

Training and events

Training sessions, webinars, events


Costs related to the program

Application process and guidelines

Application process and guidelines

About the access

History behind the program

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Contact information

If you have questions or comments

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