Skip to main content

Data and Statistics: Introduction

This is a guide to Canadian socioeconomic statistics and data resources.  Data resources include granular microdata where individual responses or facts are recorded as distinct variables, usually in tabular format.  Statistics are the outcome of data analysis.  Whereas a datapoint may identify a value or fact (e.g, "Respondent 10 is unemployed". a statistic will answer a question "How many people identify as unemployed?"

Reference materials

Beyond 20/20 Browser (PC Only)

Use this software to cross-tabulate tables you have downloaded from CANSIM

Statistics Canada Concordances

Learn how to compare NAICS codes from different years, NOC codes to SOC codes, etc.