Statistics Canada takes the privacy of Canadians very seriously. All information collected is anonymized. It is never possible to connect data that is made public to you or to your household.
Statistics Canada uses state-of-the-art tools, software and processes that prevent disclosure and ensure the confidentiality and privacy of individual data. By law, Statistics Canada cannot hand over anyone's personal information – not to the police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or even the courts.
All information collected is strictly protected.
Principles of privacy
Statistics Canada adheres to 10 privacy principles when collecting information. We have completed Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) to evaluate privacy, confidentiality or security risks associated with the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, and to develop measures intended to reduce and eliminate identified risks.
What you need to know:
- Statistics Canada ensures the confidentiality and privacy of your data; it's the law.
- We deploy state-of-the-art tools, software and processes that prevent disclosure and ensure the confidentiality and privacy of individual data.
- We are committed to keeping your information safe.