Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada (StatCan) is the federal agency responsible for collecting, compiling, analyzing, abstracting and publishing statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and conditions of the people of Canada.1 The three main types of data collected by StatCan are:

Thematic survey data collected via surveys on populations, resources, economy, society and culture.

Administrative data collected by government agencies and private-sector companies as part of their day-to-day operations.

Census data collected via the Census of Population (every 5 years). The most recent Census was conducted in 2021.

The Statistics Canada website provides access to aggregate data, summary reports, survey and program descriptions, geographical products and tools for data visualization. Statistics Canada is governed by the Statistics Act.

Census of Canada

Census of Agriculture

Census of Agriculture
The Census of Agriculture provides a statistical portrait of Canada's agriculture industry and its farm operators and families.

Statistics on Indigenous Peoples

Statistics on Indigenous Peoples
A central location for users to find Statistics Canada data products related to First Nations people, Metis and Inuit.


The First Nations Principles of OCAP
The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used or shared. They are the de facto standard for how to conduct research with First Nations.

Standing for ownership, control, access and possession, OCAP® asserts that First Nations have control over data collection processes in their communities and that they own and control how this information can be used.



Federal agencies

StatCan is not the sole source of federal government data. Departments and agencies often publish statistical summaries of their administrative records and thematic research data. Some notable online collections include:

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Accessing public health data can be challenging. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) aggregates important health data at the federal level and published valuable reports in PDF format.


Manitoba Bureau of Statistics

The Manitoba Bureau of Statistics compiles and disseminates key Statistics Canada information for the province. These statistics are also available through the StatCan website and through platforms like ODESI.

Manitoba Collaborative Data Portal

The Manitoba Collaborative Data Portal provides a knowledge base to promote evidence informed community discussion, planning and action to maximize health equity, social justice, public accountability and environmental sustainability.

Other provinces and territories

Inuit Nunangat

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) provides publications on Inuit and the regions of Inuit Nunangat.



City of Winnipeg

City of Brandon

Manitoba municipalities

Manitoba municipal relations annual report
The government of Manitoba's site provides a central access point for municipal information in the province.

Key resources

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