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Statistics Canada – StatsCan produces statistics that help Canadians better understand the country’s population, resources, economy, society and culture.


Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) can immensely benefit from Stats Canada by obtaining valuable information on statistics research.


In addition to conducting a Census every five years, there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life. In Canada, statistics are administered by the federal government. As Canada’s central statistical office, Statistics Canada is legislated to serve this function for Canada and each province and territory.


Under the Statistics Act, Statistics Canada is required to collect, compile, analyze, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and conditions of the people of Canada. For an up to date information, visit the Statistics Canada website below.

Statistics Canada has two main objectives:


  • To provide statistical information and analysis about Canada’s economic and social structure to:
    • Develop and evaluate public policies and programs.
    • Improve public and private decision-making for the benefit of all Canadians.


  • To promote sound statistical standards and practices by:
    • Using common concepts and classifications to provide better-quality data.
    • Working with the provinces and territories to achieve greater efficiency in data collection and less duplication.
    • Reducing the burden on respondents through greater use of data-sharing agreements (sources used include annual tax records, monthly employee payroll records and customs records).
    • Improving statistical methods and systems through joint research studies and projects.


Website: Statistics Canada