Possible delays in treating your request
Openness, transparency and accountability are guiding principles of the Government of Canada. However, our ability to respond to requests within the timelines mandated by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act may be affected by the exceptional measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of Canadians. Access to information and personal information requests received from the public continue to be important to us. We will continue to make reasonable efforts to respond to requests, in accordance with operational realities. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period as we all navigate these unprecedented challenges.
Statistics Canada posts summaries of completed Access to Information requests processed by its Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Coordinator.
The following link contains summaries of completed requests "Completed Access to Information Requests". The list is provided in chronological order, by year, by month, by request number, by text. Requests made under the Privacy Act, requests transferred to another government institution, requests abandoned and made under the Access to Information Act that are uniquely of interest to the requester and contain primarily personal information of the requester are not included.
If you wish to obtain a copy of the records released in response to these requests, submit an informal request to:
Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
R.H. Coats Building, 2nd Floor
100 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6
Include your full name and complete mailing address as well as the file number(s) requested.
Please note that this is not a service to request statistical information. For statistical information, please contact Statistics Canada's Statistical Information Service by telephone at 1-800-263-1136 or by e-mail at STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca. The statistical information may already be published or available for purchase by the public and is excluded under the Access to Information Act.
For further information, or, if you are unsure whether your request would be considered an Access to Information Request or a statistical information request, please consult with the Statistics Canada Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by email at email@example.com before you submit your request.
If you want information about Census and/or the 1940 National Registration, you may go directly to this link "Application and Authorization".
Access to Information and Privacy Annual Reports may be viewed at Statistics Canada Reports.
Possible delays in proactive publication of information
Openness, transparency and accountability are guiding principles of the Government of Canada. However, Statistics Canada's ability to meet timelines for proactive publication may be affected by the current circumstances and exceptional measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of our employees. As a result there may be delays in the proactive publication of information during this period. Making government information available to Canadians proactively continues to be important to us. We will continue to make reasonable efforts to meet the timelines for the proactive disclosure of government information, in accordance with operational realities. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period as we all navigate these unprecedented challenges.
The Government of Canada is working hard to enhance the role of Parliament and the proactive disclosure of information so that Canadians are better able to hold Parliament, their Government, and public sector officials to account.
To this end, the government announced the mandatory publication on departmental websites of travel and hospitality expenses for selected government officials; contracts entered into by the Government of Canada for amounts over $10,000 (with only limited exceptions such as national security); the reclassification of positions; and, most recently, the disclosure of grants and contributions for amounts over $25,000 (with limited exceptions similar to those applying to contracts).
Statistics Canada also discloses the following information related to its operations: temporary help, call-ups, entered into for amounts less than $10,000.
Please note that information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act does not appear on this website.