Data available in the RDCs

The following data sets are available at the RDCs.

If data you are seeking for your RDC project is not listed, please contact STATCAN.de-mad-rdcdata.STATCAN@canada.ca to enquire about its availability.

RDC surveys list
Table summary
This table displays the results of RDC surveys list. The information is grouped by Record number (appearing as row headers), Survey name and Acronym (appearing as column headers).
Record number Survey name Acronym
5108 Aboriginal Children's Survey
  • ACS 2006
ACS
3250 Aboriginal Peoples Survey
  • APS 1991
  • APS 2001
  • APS 2006
  • APS 2012
APS
3879 Adult Education and Training Survey
  • AES 1983
  • ATS 1985
  • AETS 1989
  • AETS 1991
  • AETS 1993
  • AETS 1997
  • AETS 2002
AETS
5151 Access and Support to Education and Training Survey
  • ASETS 2008
ASETS
5189 Barriers to Care for People with Chronic Health Conditions
  • BCPCHC 2012
BCPCHC
3217 Canada Health Survey
  • CHS 1978
CHS
4430 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating
  • CSGVP 2004
  • CSGVP 2007
  • CSGVP 2010
CSGVP
3901 Canadian Birth-Census Cohort
  • CanBCC 1996
  • CanBCC 2006
CanBCC
3207 Canadian Cancer Registry
  • CCR

Please note that the 1992 to 2013 CCR available in the RDCs does not contain any death information.

CCR
3901 Canadian Census Cohort Mortality and Cancer Follow-up Study
  • CCC-MCFS
MCFS
3901 Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort
  • CanCHEC 1991
  • CanCHEC 2001
CanCHEC
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Annual Component
  • CCHS 2000-2001 (cycle 1.1)
  • CCHS 2003 (cycle 2.1)
  • CCHS 2005 (cycle 3.1)
  • CCHS 2007 (cycle 4.1)
  • CCHS 2007-2008
  • CCHS 2008
  • CCHS 2009
  • CCHS 2009-2010
  • CCHS 2010
  • CCHS 2011
  • CCHS 2011-2012
  • CCHS 2012
  • CCHS 2013
  • CCHS 2013-2014
  • CCHS 2014
  • CCHS 2015
  • CCHS 2016
CCHS
3226
5015
5146
Canadian Community Health Survey linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (2000-2011)
  • CCHS_1.1_CVSD_2000-2011
  • CCHS_1.2_CVSD_2000-2011
  • CCHS_2.1_CVSD_2000-2011
  • CCHS_3.1_CVSD_2000-2011
  • CCHS_4.2_CVSD_2000-2011
  • CCHS_2007_CVSD_2000-2011
  • CCHS_2008_CVSD_2000-2011
  • CCHS_2009_CVSD_2000-2011
  • CCHS_2010_CVSD_2000-2011
  • CCHS_2011_CVSD_2000-2011
CCHS-CVSD
5146 Canadian Community Health Survey - Healthy Aging
  • CCHS 2008-2009 (Healthy Aging Cognition Component)
  • CCHS 2008-2009 (Healthy Aging Main Component)
CCHS
5015 Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health
  • CCHS 2002 (Mental Health and Well-being, cycle 1.2)
  • CCHS 2012 (Mental Health, cycle 5.2)
CCHS
5084 Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health and Well-being - Canadian Forces
  • CCHS 2002 (Mental Health and Well-being - Canadian Forces, cycle 1.2)
CCHS-CF
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Neurological Conditions Prevalence Files
  • CCHS 2010-2011 (Neurological Conditions Prevalence Files)
CCHS
5049 Canadian Community Health Survey - Nutrition - General Health (including Vitamin & Mineral Supplements) & 24-Hour Dietary Recall Components
  • CCHS 2004 (Nutrition - General Health (including Vitamin & Mineral Supplements) & 24-Hour Dietary Recall Components, cycle 2.2)
  • CCHS 2015 (Nutrition)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response on food skills - knowledge, planning and transference of skills
  • CCHS 2012 (Rapid response on food skills - knowledge, planning and transference of skills)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response on food skills - mechanical skills and food conceptualization
  • CCHS 2013 (Rapid response on food skills - mechanical skills and food conceptualization)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response on infertility
  • CCHS 2009-2010 (Rapid response on infertility)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response on neighbourhood environment
  • CCHS 2011 (Rapid response on neighbourhood environment)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response on osteoporosis
  • CCHS 2009 (Rapid response on osteoporosis)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response on prescription drug expenses
  • CCHS 2007 (Rapid response on prescription drug expenses)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response on sleep apnea
  • CCHS 2009 (Rapid response on sleep apnea)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response on stigma and mental health experiences
  • CCHS 2010 (Rapid response on stigma and mental health experiences)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response on the awareness, use and understanding of Canada's Food Guide
  • CCHS 2012 (Rapid response on the awareness, use and understanding of Canada's Food Guide)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response, Everyday Discrimination Scale
  • CCHS 2013 (Rapid response, Everyday Discrimination Scale)
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid response, Tanning Equipment Use
  • CCHS 2014 (Rapid Response, Tanning Equipment Use and Laser Beam Exposure
CCHS
3226 Canadian Community Health Survey - Rapid Response ,Risk Factors for Heart Disease
  • CCHS 2015 (Rapid Response, Risk Factors for Heart Disease)
CCHS
5159 Canadian Financial Capability Survey
  • CFCS 2008
  • CFCS 2014
CFCS
5084 Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey
  • CFMHS 2013
CFMHS
5071 Canadian Health Measures Survey
  • CHMS 2007-2009 (cycle 1)
  • CHMS 2007-2009 (cycle 1, postal code)
  • CHMS 2009-2011 (cycle 2)
  • CHMS 2009-2011 (cycle 2, postal code)
  • CHMS 2012-2013 (cycle 3)
  • CHMS 2012-2013 (cycle 3, postal code)
  • CHMS Biobank (cycle 1) DNA: Folate and Vitamin B12
  • CHMS 2014-2015 (cycle 4)
  • CHMS 2014-2015 (cycle 4, postal code)
CHMS
5144 Canadian Household Panel Survey
  • CHPS 2008
CHPS
5200 Canadian Income Survey
  • CIS 2012
  • CIS 2013
  • CIS 2014
  • CIS 2015
CIS
4432 Canadian Internet Use Survey
  • CIUS 2005
  • CIUS 2007
  • CIUS 2009
  • CIUS 2010
  • CIUS 2012
CIUS
5206 Canadian Survey of Economic Well-being
  • CSEW 2013
CSEW
5138 Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care
  • CSE-PHC 2007-2008
CSE-PHC
3251 Canadian Survey on Disability
  • CSD 2012
CSD
4440 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey
  • CTADS 2013
  • CTADS 2015
CTADS
4440 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey
  • CTUMS 1999
  • CTUMS 2000
  • CTUMS 2001
  • CTUMS 2002
  • CTUMS 2003
  • CTUMS 2004
  • CTUMS 2005
  • CTUMS 2006
  • CTUMS 2007
  • CTUMS 2008
  • CTUMS 2009
  • CTUMS 2010
  • CTUMS 2011
  • CTUMS 2012
CTUMS
3901 Census of Population
  • Census of Population 1911
  • Census of Population 1921
  • Census of Population 1931
  • Census of Population 1941
  • Census of Population 1951
  • Census of Population 1971
  • Census of Population 1976
  • Census of Population 1981
  • Census of Population 1986
  • Census of Population 1991
  • Census of Population 1996
  • Census of Population 2001
  • Census of Population 2006
  • Census of Population 2011
Census
3901 2006 Census of Population linked to the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) 2006/07-2008/09 (Article 1) (Article 2)
  • Census 2006 - DAD All Years
  • Census 2006 - DAD - Cohort
  • Census 2006 - DAD - Institution All Years
  • Census 2006 - DAD - Postal Code All Years
  • Census 2006 - DAD - Postal Code - Institution All Years
CEN-DAD
5185 Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey
  • CNICS 2011
  • CNICS 2013
  • CNICS 2015
CNICS
5201 Community Noise and Health Study (CNHS)
  • CNHS 2013
CNHS
4428 Employment Insurance Coverage Survey
  • EICS 1997
  • EICS 1998
  • EICS 1999
  • EICS 2000
  • EICS 2001
  • EICS 2002
  • EICS 2003
  • EICS 2004
  • EICS 2005
  • EICS 2006
  • EICS 2007
  • EICS 2008
  • EICS 2009
  • EICS 2010
  • EICS 2012
  • EICS 2013
  • EICS 2014
  • EICS 2015
EICS
4422
3889
4435
  • Extending the Relevance of the Longitudinal Files (ERLF) – All cycles
  • ERLF_LSIC - All Cycles
  • ERLF_SLID - All Cycles
  • ERLF_YITS - All Cycles
ERLF
4508 Ethnic Diversity Survey
  • EDS 2002
EDS
3503 Food Expenditure Survey
  • FES 2001
FES
5066 Future to Discover Project
  • FTD 2004-2005 (cycle 2)
FTD
4505 General Social Survey - Access to and Use of Information Communication Technology
  • GSS cycle 14 (2000)
GSS
4502 General Social Survey - Caregiving and Care Receiving
  • GSS cycle 11 (1996)
  • GSS cycle 16 (2002)
  • GSS cycle 21 (2007)
  • GSS cycle 26 (2012)
GSS
4500 General Social Survey - Education, Work and Retirement
  • GSS cycle 4 (1989)
  • GSS cycle 9 (1994)
GSS
4501 General Social Survey - Family
  • GSS cycle 5 (1990)
  • GSS cycle 10 (1995)
  • GSS cycle 15 (2001)
  • GSS cycle 20 (2006)
  • GSS cycle 25 (2011)
GSS
4430 General Social Survey - Giving, Volunteering and Participating
  • GSS GVP cycle 27 (2013)
GSS GVP
3894 General Social Survey - Health
  • GSS cycle 1 (1985)
  • GSS cycle 6 (1991)
GSS
5024 General Social Survey - Social Networks
  • GSS cycle 17 (2003)
  • GSS cycle 22 (2008)
  • GSS cycle 27 (2013)
GSS
4503 General Social Survey - Time Use
  • GSS cycle 2 (1986)
  • GSS cycle 7 (1992)
  • GSS cycle 12 (1998)
  • GSS cycle 19 (2005)
  • GSS cycle 24 (2010)
  • GSS cycle 29 (2015-2016)
GSS
4504 General Social Survey - Victimization
  • GSS cycle 3 (1988)
  • GSS cycle 8 (1993)
  • GSS cycle 13 (1999)
  • GSS cycle 18 (2004)
  • GSS cycle 23 (2009)
  • GSS cycle 23 (2009 - North)
  • GSS cycle 28 (2014)
  • GSS cycle 28 (2014 - North)
GSS
8011 General Social Survey Historical Database
  • GSS cycle 1-20 (1985 – 2006)
GSS
3251 Health and Activity Limitation Survey: Household Component
  • HALS 1986
  • HALS 1991
HALS
3828 Health Promotion Survey
  • HPS 1985
HPS
5002 Health Services Access Survey
  • HSAS 2001 (cycle 1.1)
  • HSAS 2001 (cycle 2.1)
HSAS
3506 Household Facilities by Income and Other Characteristics
  • HIFE 1976
  • HIFE 1977
  • HIFE 1978
  • HIFE 1979
  • HIFE 1980
  • HIFE 1981
  • HIFE 1982
  • HIFE 1983
  • HIFE 1984
  • HIFE 1985
  • HIFE 1986
  • HIFE 1987
  • HIFE 1988
  • HIFE 1989
  • HIFE 1990
  • HIFE 1991
  • HIFE 1992
  • HIFE 1993
  • HIFE 1994
  • HIFE 1995
  • HIFE 1996
  • HIFE 1997
HIFE
3881 Households and the Environment Survey
  • HES 2006
  • HES 2007
  • HES 2009
  • HES 2011
  • HES 2011 - Energy Use Supplement
  • HES 2013
  • HES 2013 - Energy Use Supplement
HES
5051 Information and Communications Technologies in Schools Survey
  • ICTSS 2003-2004
ICTSS
4406 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey
  • IALSS 2003
IALSS
4406 International Adult Literacy Survey
  • IALS 1994
IALS
5070 International Survey of Reading Skills
  • ISRS 2004-2005
ISRS
5117 International Youth Survey
  • IYS 2006
IYS
3701 Labour Force Survey
  • LFS 1976 - 1985
  • LFS 1986 - 1995
  • LFS 1996 - 2005
  • LFS 2006 - 2015
  • LFS 2016 - 2025

Please note that access is now given to 10 year bundles of data. Data not yet released for a 10 year bundle will be added to researchers' access as it becomes available in the RDCs.

LFS
3853 Labour Market Activity Survey
  • LMAS 1986 - 1990
LMAS
4107 Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD)
  • LAD – All Cycles
LAD
5172 Life After Service Survey
  • LASS 2013
LASS
5144 Longitudinal and International Study of Adults
  • LISA all cycles (2012 - ongoing) - survey data
  • LISA all cycles (2012 - ongoing) - survey and admin data
LISA
4422 Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada
  • LSIC (W1: 2001 to W3: 2005)
LSIC
5019 Maternity Experiences Survey
  • MES 2006
MES
3160 National Apprenticeship Survey
  • NAS 2007
  • NAS 2015
NAS
3848 National Child Care Survey
  • NCCS 1988
NCCS
5012 National Graduates Survey
  • SGPP/NGS 1978 (1976)
  • NGS 1984 (1982) (FOG files are contained in the NGS)
  • NGS 1988 (1986) (FOG files are contained in the NGS)
  • NGS 1992 (1990) (FOG files are contained in the NGS)
  • NGS 1997 (1995) (FOG files are contained in the NGS)
  • NGS 2002 (2000) (FOG files are contained in the NGS)
  • NGS 2007 (2005)
  • NGS 2013 (2009/2010)
NGS
5178 National Household Survey
  • NHS 2011
NHS
4450 National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth
  • NLSCY all cycles (C1: 1994-1995 to C8: 2008-2009)
NLSCY
5003 National Population Health Survey: Health Institutions Component, Longitudinal
  • NPHS Health Institutions Component Longitudinal (C1: 1994-1995 to C5: 2002-2003)
NPHS
3236 National Population Health Survey - Household Component - Cross-sectional
  • NPHS Household Component Cross-sectional (C1: 1994-1995 to C3: 1998-1999)
NPHS
3225 National Population Health Survey - Household Component - Longitudinal
  • NPHS Household Component Longitudinal (C1: 1994-1995 to C9: 2010-2011)
NPHS
5004 National Population Health Survey - North Component
  • NPHS North Component (C1: 1994-1995 to C3: 1998-1999)
NPHS
4407 National Private Vehicle Use Survey
  • NPVUS 1994
  • NPVUS 1995
  • NPVUS 1996
NPVUS
4430 National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating
  • NSGVP 1997
  • NSGVP 2000
NSGVP
5023 National Survey of Non Profit and Voluntary Organizations
  • NSNVO 2004
NSNVO
5080 National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses
  • NSWHN 2005
NSWHN
5226 Nunavut Government Employee Survey (NGES)
  • NGES 2016
NGES
4433 Ontario Adult Literacy Survey
  • OALS 1998
OALS
3824 Ontario Child Health Study
  • OCHS 2000
OCHS
5161 Ontario Material Deprivation Survey
  • OMDS 2009
OMDS
N/A Ontario Social Assistance Database
  • OSAD (Starting from January 2003)
OSAD
3251 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey
  • PALS 2001
  • PALS 2006
PALS
N/A Permanent Resident Landing File (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  • PRLF
PRLF
5234 Postal Code Conversion File
  • PCCF (Starting from April 2007)
PCCF
5234 Postal Code Conversion File Plus
  • PCCF+ (Starting from July 2002)
PCCF+
4446 Post-Secondary Education Participation Survey
  • PEPS 2002
PEPS
5060 Programme for International Student Assessment
  • PISA 2009 (Canadian Component)
  • PISA 2012 (Canadian Component)
PISA
4406 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies
  • PIAAC 2012
PIAAC
4438 Public Service Employee Survey
  • PSES 1999
  • PSES 2002
  • PSES 2005
  • PSES 2008
  • PSES 2011
  • PSES 2014
PSES
4426 Residential Telephone Service Survey
  • RTSS 2013
RTSS
3898 Self-Sufficiency Project
  • SSP all cycles (1998 to 2001)
SSP
4442 Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning
  • SAEP 1999
  • SAEP 2002
  • SAEP 2013
SAEP
3502 Survey of Consumer Finances
  • SCF 1997 (Information on SCF is included in SLID)
SCF
3126 Survey of Earned Doctorates
  • SED 2002-2003
  • SED 2003-2004
  • SED 2004-2005
  • SED 2005-2006
  • SED 2006-2007
  • SED 2007-2008
SED
5208 Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience in Canada
  • SEPR 2014
SEPR
3504 Survey of Family Expenditures
  • Famex 1969
  • Famex 1974
  • Famex 1982
  • Famex 1984
  • Famex 1986
  • Famex 1990
  • Famex 1992
  • Famex 1996
FAMEX
2620 Survey of Financial Security
  • SFS 1999
  • SFS 2005
  • SFS 2012
SFS
3508 Survey of Household Spending
  • SHS 1986
  • SHS 1997
  • SHS 1998
  • SHS 1999
  • SHS 2000
  • SHS 2001
  • SHS 2002
  • SHS 2003
  • SHS 2004
  • SHS 2005
  • SHS 2006
  • SHS 2007
  • SHS 2008
  • SHS 2009
  • SHS 2010
  • SHS 2011
  • SHS 2012
  • SHS 2013
  • SHS 2014
SHS
3889 Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics
  • SLID all cycles (1993 to 2011)
SLID
3889 Survey on Labour and Income Dynamics – Cross-national Equivalent File
  • SLID-CNEF 1992-2010
SLID-CNEF
3874 Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Daily Activities
  • LSUDA 1989
LSUDA
5158 Survey of Older Workers
  • SOW 2008
SOW
3850 Survey of Self-employment
  • SSE 2000
SSE
5235 Survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces
  • SSMCAF 2016
SSMCAF
3813 Survey of Smoking Habits
  • SSH 1966
  • SSH 1967
  • SSH 1968
  • SSH 1970
  • SSH 1972
  • SSH 1973
  • SSH 1974
  • SSH 1975
  • SSH 1977
  • SSH 1979
  • SSH 1981
  • SSH 1983
  • SSH 1986
SSH
5147 Survey of Staffing
  • SOS 2013
SOS
3830 Survey of Union Membership
  • SUM 1984
SUM
3884 Survey of Work Arrangements
  • SWA 1995
SWA
3804 Survey of Work History
  • SWH 1981
SWH
5179 Survey of Young Canadians
  • SYC 2010
SYC
5160 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada
  • SLCDC 2009
  • SLCDC 2011
  • SLCDC 2014
SLCDC
5182 Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada
  • SLNCC 2011 (Main)
SLNCC
5182 Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada (Linked to Canadian Community Health Survey)
  • SLNCC 2011 (Linked to CCHS 2010 and CCHS 2011)
SLNCC linked to CCHS
5099 Survey on the Vitality of Official-Language Minorities
  • SVOLM 2006
SVOLM
5172 Survey on Transition to Civilian Life
  • STCL 2010
STCL
3302 Uniform Crime Reporting Survey
  • UCR 2006-2016
UCR
3231 Vital Statistics - Birth Database
  • Vital Statistics - Birth Database
VSD
3233 Vital Statistics - Death Database
  • Vital Statistics - Death Database
VSD
2615 Workplace and Employee Survey
  • WES all cycles (1999 to 2006)
WES
4435 Youth in Transition Survey
  • YITS cycles 1 to 6 (1998-1999 to 2008-2009)
  • YITS 2008-2009 (cycle 5.5)
YITS
4401 Youth Smoking Survey
  • YSS 2002
YSS

RDC proposals requiring more data related information

Refer to these survey specific guidelines for RDC proposals requesting the following data:

Data support in the RDCs

RDC researchers analyzing older data, or data part of a discontinued collection, or less frequently used data will have to use the data and documentation as it comes from the data provider. As well, there will be little or no support for inquiries about content, sample design and related methodology issues for these data. Please contact your RDC Analyst if you have questions about a particular dataset.

Using Non-Statistics Canada data sets in a Research Data Centre (RDC)

On occasion, it may be necessary for a researcher to use non-Statistics Canada data as part of their analysis. These data should complement the Statistics Canada microdata that are requested in the RDC proposal. It is important to note that it is the responsibility of the researcher to acquire non-Statistics Canada data and bring a copy to the RDC. Non-Statistics Canada data can be brought into the RDC under certain conditions. In order for Statistics Canada to determine if the data may be brought into the RDC, please provide the following information in your proposal:

  • The nature and type of data
  • What is the unit of analysis?
  • The source (e.g. website, agency)
    • The permission received to access the data (e.g. publicly available, written permission, signed a contract, ethics approval)
  • How does the use of these data contribute to the research question?
  • Will the new data be amended, pooled or merged with Statistics Canada datasets?
    • If yes, will these data be linked at the individual micro-record level?
      (Please note that record linkage requires additional approval from senior management at Statistics Canada)

This information also needs to be provided should the request to bring non-Statistics Canada data into the RDC occur after the project has been approved and the data is being added to the contract by amendment. Please contact the analyst at your RDC for more information.