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Welcome to the Microdata Access Portal

The Microdata Access Portal is an application system for Statistics Canada microdata files.


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Researcher profile

Your date of birth is needed to complete your application. However, providing it through the website is voluntary. You can provide it using another mode of submission by contacting us.
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Terms and conditions

This portal was developed to enable researchers to submit and manage their projects. The personal and project information that you provide in your application will be used by Statistics Canada employees who require this information to process your application.

For transparency purposes, Statistics Canada displays on its website a list of projects that have been approved within the last 12 months. By submitting your application, you are also consenting to Statistics Canada publishing on its website your project title, name of principal investigator and datasets used on its website.