Administrative data requests for information

Under the Statistics Act, Statistics Canada is mandated to collect, compile, analyse, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and condition of the people.

To fulfil its mandate, Statistics Canada uses new and existing data sources for official statistics. The use of administrative data allows Statistics Canada to improve data quality and meet new and ongoing statistical needs, while reducing data collection costs and the response burden on Canadians. This information will be updated on a regular basis.

Statistics Canada is committed to openness and transparency. For more information see our Transparency and Accountability and Trust Centre sections.

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