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Statistics Canada's Directory of Statistics

Statistics Canada offers information and analysis on a number of topics relating to demographic characteristics. By examining the data offered under these topics, you can gain insight into the customers and markets you serve.

  • Aboriginal peoples

    Browse resources that provide demographic data about Aboriginal peoples, organized by topics such as business, health, education and income.

  • Children and youth

    Browse statistical resources related to infants, children, teens, adolescents, students and young adults.

  • Education, training and learning

    Browse statistical resources for activities related to developing knowledge, skills, understanding and values.

  • Ethnic diversity and immigration

    Browse statistical resources on ethnic groups, visible minorities, the Canadian-born population, immigrants and non-permanent residents.

  • Families, households and housing

    Browse statistical resources on households, housing, family types, marriages, divorces, common-law unions and living arrangements of individuals.

  • Health – Statistics

    Browse statistical information on the health of the population, factors affecting health and the use of Canada's health services.

  • Income, pensions, spending and wealth

    Browse statistical resources on income, pensions, spending and wealth, organized by topics such as debts, spending, savings, and retirement income.

  • Languages

    Browse data on the language composition of Canada, including information on English, French, Aboriginal, and other language groups.

  • Population and demography

    Browse Statistics Canada data and studies on populations, as well as their growth factors (births, deaths and migrations).

  • Seniors

    Browse Statistics Canada resources on the characteristics of seniors, organized by subtopics such as care, health, income and retirement.

  • Society and community

    Browse Statistics Canada information resources on society and community, organized by subtopics such as equity, religion and rural trends.

Census of Population

The Census of Population provides a statistical portrait of Canada and its people.

Regional demographic statistics

Find demographic statistics provided by provincial, territorial and regional government agencies.

  • Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    Thinking of establishing your business in Winnipeg? Find industry profiles, market research and support in site selection.

  • Ministry of Health — Covered Population Report
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    Find Saskatchewan demographic information based on persons who are registered for health insurance benefits.

  • Alberta Community Profiles
    Applies only to: Alberta

    View profiles of Alberta communities featuring key contacts, population figures, labour and education statistics, tax rates, and building permit data.

  • Alberta Labour Market Information
    Applies only to: Alberta

    If you are an entrepreneur, you can use this website to get information on demographics, labour force and shortages, salaries and wages.

  • Alberta statistics and publications
    Applies only to: Alberta

    Find publications, statistics, reports and studies published by Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education to connect your business with resources to help you trade and invest.

  • Industrial Land Site Locator
    Applies only to: Alberta

    If you are an Edmonton entrepreneur, use this website to get information on available land, demographics, labour force and business statistics.

  • Regional economic indicators
    Applies only to: Alberta

    Find valuable economic indicator information for any of the Alberta regions listed. Select the map legend or the area on the map that corresponds with that region's colour.

  • Saskatoon neighbourhood profiles
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    Get detailed demographic data for each Saskatoon neighbourhood to help support your market research.

  • Regina neighbourhood profiles
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    View profiles of Regina neighbourhoods for a quick source of detailed information on population, income, family characteristics and more.

  • Databank of official statistics on Quebec
    Applies only to: Québec

    Consult statistics compiled by a number of Quebec departments and agencies on the various facets of the society of Quebec.

International demographic statistics

Find official demographic statistics published by international organizations.

  • UN Demographic Yearbook

    Find international demographic statistics organized by topics such as population size and gender, births, deaths, marriage, and divorce.

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