This guest blog post is provided by Statistics Canada who is responsible for producing statistics that help Canadians better understand their country — its population, resources, economy, society and culture.

Canadian businesses always strive to find information that will give them the insight they need to succeed and to gain the upper hand on their competitors. Compartmentalizing, organizing, and sifting through the wealth of information available to you can, at times, seem onerous. With this in mind, Statistics Canada has found a solution: the new My StatCan portal. As a respected, worldwide leader in statistics, the agency has created a new way for Canadian businesses to obtain full access to the information they need to thrive in today's economy.

The My StatCan portal is cleverly designed, intuitive, and user-centric. It outdoes its predecessor – My Account – by opening doors for users, especially business professionals. Additionally, the agency has responded to the overwhelming need to strengthen the existing interface. 

So what makes My StatCan better?

It mitigates any risk of losing the data you collect during your online experience. It stores your data in your own personalized, protected page. You can fully customize dashboards, and quickly access your favorite articles, reports, data tables, indicators and more. The new portal also has an improved email notification system. These notifications are sent directly to your personal email address, and indicate that the data you are interested in is ready to be viewed. Last, but not least, My StatCan enables you to interact with our experts, to propose questions that we may feature in our ‘Question of the Month', and to gain quick access to our social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.

If you take time to explore this new feature, you will be impressed by its simplicity — the drag-and-drop capabilities, customization features, breadth of data, and ability to interact with our experts. My StatCan is a step in the right direction for the agency, and it improves the overall user experience. 

My StatCan will pay dividends to businesses that use our data for the coming years. We encourage you to try it, and you will see all the possibilities it can offer both you and your business.

To get started by setting up your account, please visit statcan.gc.ca/eng/mystatcan/login