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Provides access to aggregate Canadian Census Data, including access to 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976 and 1971 Individual Microdata Files.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://library.mcmaster.ca/articles/canadian-census-analyser McMaster Users

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This data collection contains seven files of Canadian census and election data, each corresponding to a particular electoral period when the number of constituencies was fixed. The data files include returns from the federal elections of 1908 and 1911 and data from the 1911 Census (Part 1), the elections of 1917 and 1921 and the 1921 Census (Part 2), the elections of 1925, 1926, and 1930 (Part 3), the elections of 1935, 1940, and 1945 (Part 4), the election of 1949 and the 1951 Census (Part 5), the elections of 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, and 1965 and the 1961 Census (Part 6), and the election of 1968 (Part 7). The election data include information on the total valid vote cast and the percentage of the total vote received by each of the major parties, including the Conservative, Liberal, Socialist, Labor, Independent, Progressive, CCF, Social Credit, NDP, and Creditiste parties, as well as a total for all other parties. The census data provide demographic information on religion, including Anglican, Baptist, Jewish, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, United Church, and other denominational sects, and ethnic origin, including British, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Russian, Polish, Asiatic, Native, and others, as well as information on age, education, occupation, and income from the 1961 Census.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies/39 All Users

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The CCRI represents an infrastructure that facilitates research on the transformation of Canadian society in the twentieth century. The CCRI's mandate is to provide researchers with a body of data and information that can be used to acquire a better understanding of how modern-day Canada has developed. The CCRI is composed of microdata, namely, data created from Canadian census enumerations between 1911 to 1951, a geographical framework constructed to enable the location, selection, aggregation, and analysis of census data, and contextual data, namely the textual data used to situate the census in time and to enhance appropriate analysis of the data. 

1911 Census located on the left of this web page provides researchers with the 1911 database, 1911 codes, 1911 data entry manual, 1911 enumerator instructions, 1911 geography component, Contextual Data (1911 to 1951), and 1911 Nesstar Webview.
 

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata

Country: Canada

URL: https://ccri.library.ualberta.ca/en1911census/database/index.html All Users

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These summary tables provide an overview of statistical information on Canada's people, economy and governments.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/index-eng.htm All Users

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Time series statistics ranging from social to economic aspects of Canadian life.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://library.mcmaster.ca/articles/cansim All Users

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Aboriginal identity population data where the population is above 250 people.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-594/Index.cfm?Lang=E All Users

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Describing characteristics of Canadian population, dwellings and agricultural operations.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/index-eng.cfm All Users

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The Government is releasing public data to help people understand how government works and how policies are made. Some of this data is already available, but data.open.guelph.ca brings it together in one searchable website. Making this data easily available means it will be easier for people to make decisions and suggestions about government policies based on detailed information.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.open.guelph.ca/ All Users

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The City of Hamilton’s Open Data Program is moving the City toward being a more open, transparent and accessible government.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/strategies-actions/open-data-program All Users

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The City of Ottawa (City) now grants you a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use, modify, and distribute the datasets in all current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.ottawa.ca/ All Users

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Citizens are encouraged to use or repurpose the City of Windsor's open data for research purposes or to improve their interaction with municipal services and facilities. Members of the community can use the raw data provided here to create and share resources from maps to applications and more.

Please be aware that by downloading or accessing this data, you agree to be bound by the City of Windsor's Open Data Terms of Use.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://opendata.citywindsor.ca/ All Users

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Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.gapminder.org/data/ All Users

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<p>This volume contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of the Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. The tables are arranged in sections with an introduction explaining the content of each section, the principal sources of data for each table, and general explanatory notes regarding the statistics. In most case, there is sufficient description of the individual series to enable the reader to use them without consulting the numerous basic sources referenced in the publication.</p>

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/11-516-x1983001-eng.htm All Users

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This volume contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of the Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. The tables are arranged in sections with an introduction explaining the content of each section, the principal sources of data for each table, and general explanatory notes regarding the statistics. In most case, there is sufficient description of the individual series to enable the reader to use them without consulting the numerous basic sources referenced in the publication.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/11-516-x1983001-eng.htm All Users

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IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International

URL: http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/listing/CA?detected=true All Users

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A Labour Force Survey is a standard household-based survey of work-related statistics. A number of countries and territories make their Labour Force Surveys available online. Access wide range of LFS statistics and meta-data through ILO's website.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/lfsurvey/lfsurvey.home All Users

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The IMF eLibrary Complete includes four statistical databases -  International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BPS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Direction of Trade Statistics (DOT) - and a growing list of over 14,000 books and reports that are derived from the IMF Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals and Reports, and the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) databases.  Individual documents are also available from the library catalogue.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://library.mcmaster.ca/articles/imf-elibrary McMaster Users

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An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/landing.jsp McMaster Users

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The minimum wage is a basic labour standard that sets the lowest wage rate that an employer can pay to employees. One of the main purposes of a minimum wage is to protect non-unionized workers in unskilled jobs, although it can also influence, directly or indirectly, the level of compensation of other employees. This is because a minimum wage constitutes a base that employees or their unions may use as a starting point for negotiations with management for higher remuneration. Adjustments to the minimum wage are required from time to time to account for changing economic and social conditions.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://srv116.services.gc.ca/dimt-wid/sm-mw/menu.aspx?GoCTemplateCulture=en-CA All Users

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Between May and August 2011, Statistics Canada conducted the National Household Survey (NHS) for the first time. This voluntary, self-administered survey was introduced as a replacement for the long census questionnaire, more widely known as Census Form 2B.

The NHS is designed to collect social and economic data about the Canadian population. The objective of the NHS is to provide data for small geographic areas and small population groups.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/index-eng.cfm All Users

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A jointly funded project between the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and OntarioBuys provides university researchers with access to datasets in a web-based data extraction system delivered through the Scholars Portal model. The project targets Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The files are marked-up using DDI, an international, XML-based metadata tagging system which allows data resource discovery, distributed access, extraction and analysis ... researchers working with opinion polls will be able to search across hundreds of datasets and collections to see trends and historical patterns over time"--summarized from the project page.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: Canada, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://odesi2.scholarsportal.info/ McMaster Users

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Selected indicators for Canada on a variety of topics.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.oecd.org/canada.htm All Users

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The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) online library of books, reports, working papers, periodicals and statistical data covering a wide range of subjects including agriculture & food, development, economics, education, employment, energy, environment, finance & investment, governance, industry & services,  social issues, migration & health, taxation and transport.  Search by keyword(s) or browse by theme or by country name.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://www.oecdilibrary.org McMaster Users

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The Ontario Ministry of Finance publishes a wealth of economic data. Each quarter, the state of the Ontario economy is updated in the Economic Accounts. An up-to-date snapshot of the economy can be found in the weekly Ontario Economic Update and the monthly Ontario Factsheet.

Also in the Economy section, the Long-Term Report presents a long-range assessment of Ontario's economic and fiscal future.

If you are looking for more detailed information on government spending policies and accounting, please use the Budget section. The Ontario Budget presents the province's revenue and expenditure forecasts, the state of the Ontario economy, and announces tax and spending measures of the Government.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/economy/ecaccts/ All Users

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Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. 

The Library subscribes to the following modules in Passport:

  • Countries & Consumers - Provides in-depth analysis on trends impacting consumers and countries around the world. It delivers research and analysis on the evolving economy, business environment, population, and income and expenditure patterns in 210 countries worldwide.
  • Industries - Includes global statistics and analysis for 27 major consumer industries worldwide. Contains historic and forecast market sizes, distribution channel analysis, company and brand share data, company profiles, global industry reports, expert and breaking news & articles and more.
  • Cities - Provides socioeconomic data and analysis on 850 of the world’s largest cities.  
  • Survey - Consists of online consumer survey data  from 16 countries covering consumer habits, attitudes, opinions, values, behaviours and motivations on a variety of topics.
  • Industrials (Canada) - Breaks down the Canadian economy into 177 different industry sectors from a B2B perspective. Data and analysis is provided for Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Alcoholic Beverages and many other industries. 

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://www.portal.euromonitor.com/portal/server.pt McMaster Users

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PayScale has a variety of free tools available for use. Whether you’re looking for career and compensation data for your blog, college website, local job board or some other use, PayScale probably have something that will suit your need. If you don’t see it on their website, please contact them.

If you’re interested in re-publishing PayScale data, they have a variety of data licensing and partnership opportunities available from APIs to custom projects. Please contact us at partners@payscale.com for more details.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.payscale.com/research/CA/Country=Canada/Salary All Users

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Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.pewresearch.org/ All Users

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This is the public platform for exploring and downloading open data, discovering and building apps, and engaging to solve important local issues in York Region. You can analyze and combine Open datasets using maps, as well as develop new web and mobile applications.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://insights-york.opendata.arcgis.com/ All Users

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