Surveys and metadata

Please note the changes to the surveys and metadata site. To access survey metadata, users should download FileZilla, a free file transfer platform. Full instructions on how to connect to the location of all survey documentation and Real Time Remote Access (RTRA) support documents, can be found in this document: How to connect to RTRA using FTP. If you have difficulty accessing RTRA products, please contact

The following surveys are available for use through the Real Time Remote Access System.

Data sets

Aboriginal Children's Survey (ACS)

Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS)

Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS)

Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS)

Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR)

Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)

Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey (CFMHS)

Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS)

Canadian Income Survey (CIS)

Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS)

Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey (CNICS)

Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD)

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS)

Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS)

Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (EICS)

General Social Survey (GSS)

Health Services Access Survey (HSAS)

Homicide Survey

Household and the Environment Survey (HES)

Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Life After Service Survey (LASS)

Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC)

Maternity Experiences Survey (MES)

National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS)

National Cannabis Survey (NCS)

National Graduates Survey (NGS)

Nunavut Government Employee Survey (NGES)

Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS)

Post-Secondary Education Participation Survey (PEPS)

Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS)

Public Service Employee Survey (PSES)

Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS)

Residential Telephone Service Survey 2013 (RTSS)

Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP)

Survey on Early Learning and Child Care Agreements (SELCCA)

Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience in Canada (SEPR)

Survey of Financial Security (SFS)

Survey of Household Spending (SHS)

Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID)

Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada (SLCDC)

Survey of Older Workers (SOW)

Survey of Young Canadians (SYC)

Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR)