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Statistics Canada

This guide will give you an introduction to using the STATISTICS CANADA webpage to find interactive data tables, microdata and data visualizations, maps and more on a wide range of subjects.

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STATISTICS CANADA guide

This guide will give you an introduction to using the STATISTICS CANADA webpage to find interactive data tables, microdata and data visualizations, maps and more on a wide range of subjects.

Not all data on Statistics Canada is from the Census, there are many surveys that Statistics Canada prepares and analyzes. This guide will provides some basic help on a few features specific to the data collected on the 2021 Census survey.

Don’t forget to check out the related guides for similar topics and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks, and enjoy!

 

Image source: Census of Population

Covid 19 Data

Corona, Coronavirus, Virus, Blood, Plasma, Blood Plasma

Covid 19 Data & Statistics

Statistics Canada -
Covid 19 - A data perspective

Providing reliable statistics to Canadians.

Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) -
Covid 19 Resources

CIHI is committed to collecting, analyzing and sharing credible health data to help improve our health care systems and the health of all Canadians. We’ve compiled our key reports and resources containing information related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

International statistics sources

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Looking for specific populations

Keep in mind when looking for statistics for particular groups you may need to expand your view. 

Age -- to find data on a specific age range look for tables that have the variable "Age Group"
          ex. Table: 13-10-0111-01 -- Number and rates of new cases of primary cancer, by cancer type, age group and sex
          Note: CIHI does not cover children under 12 or in foster care. 

Indigenous peoples -- data is collected differently on-reserve and off-reserve. There are a couple of different approaches to finding data on indigenous peoples.

  • Look for StatsCan tables that have the word "Aboriginal" ex. Table: 41-10-0003-01 -- Access to and use of health care services by Aboriginal identity
  • Look for StatsCan tables that have the word "Inuit" ex. Table: 41-10-0004-01 -- Access to and use of health care services, Inuit population, by Inuit region of residence
  • Look for health variables in the Aboriginal Children's Survey and the Aboriginal Peoples Survey.
  • Look for CIHI data using the terms "First Nations", "Inuit" or "Metis".

2SLGBTQIA+ Communities -- the tables are challenging to isolate but there is quite a bit of information synthesized - recommend using the search rather than browsing tables. 

Since 2022, RRC Polytech has used the acronym 2SLGBTQIA+ for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual, while + stands for other ways individuals express their gender and sexuality outside heteronormativity and the gender binary.

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We’re equally committed to fostering a safe campus environment by ensuring everyone has the chance to work, learn, and access services in an inclusive and welcoming manner.

The terms outlined in this guide are for navigating search tools that may be external to RRC Polytech and may use alternative terms that are not reflective of the values at Red River College Polytechnic.