Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DLI Logo Images


The DLI Survival Guide table of contents indicates that there should be a downloadable version of the DLI logo somewhere, but I have yet to find it. Could it be made available, please?


We are in fact working with Dissemination to put back up the new graphic identifier.

In the interim, it is available through the DLI EFT site here

New files on Statistics Canada Nesstar

We are pleased to inform you that the following are now available on the Statistics Canada Nesstar WebView site (


Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – January (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – February (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – March (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – April (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – May (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – June (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – July (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – August (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – September (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – October (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – November (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2014 – December (Rebased, 2011 Census of Population)
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2016 – January
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2016 – February
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2016 – March
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2016 – April
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2016 – May
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2016 – June
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2016 – July
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2016 – August
Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2016 – September

Public Master Files (metadata only)

Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), 2012
Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS), 2012
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (EICS), 2013

To access the microdata housed in the Research Data Centres (RDCs), researchers must submit a project proposal to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Statistics Canada.

PCCF/PCCF+ Usability Question

We have a researcher that has collected her own data where each entry has either a Postal Code or Full Address. This collected data spans from 2006 to 2013. They would like to use the NHS 2011, to get demographic information on a CSD level for this data. We know we need to use a PCCF file but, are unsure which one release to use due to the time span of the data (2006 to 2011).


Have you considered using the PCCF+ file?

I consulted a presentation, available on our Training Repository here, delivered by Health Analysis Division in 2015 regarding the differences of PCCF and PCCF+, and the presentation highlighted that:

“Consider using PCCF+ rather than PCCF-SLI if any of the following apply

4. The “vintage” of the postal codes on your file spans more than one census”
4: “Vintage” of postal codes

  • Postal codes on your file spans more than one census
  • PCCF+ assigns DA or EA from each census from 1981 through 2011
  • Useful for time-varying variables
The presentation also presents several case scenarios and which product to use – example of one of the case scenarios presented

Potential case strategies
Several geocoding scenarios are possible
1.Only postal codes available
  • Use PCCF-SLI or PCCF+ to assign geographic codes, etc…
2.Full street address available
  • Use address geocoding software (GIS)
  • Use PCCF-SLI or PCCF+ on postal code portion of address
3.Telephone numbers available
  • Reverse lookup to get postal code or address
  • Use 911 system maps to get location from address
The most recent PCCF+ is found on the EFT here

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Updated Products - ICO Q3 2016

Inter-corporate ownership (ICO) – Q3 2016

This product is a directory of corporate ownership in Canada that provides information on every individual corporation that is part of a group of commonly controlled corporations with combined assets exceeding $600 million or combined revenue exceeding $200 million. Individual corporations with debt obligations or equity owing to non-residents exceeding a net book value of $1 million are covered as well.

Ultimate corporate control is determined through a careful study of holdings by corporations, the effects of options, insider holdings, convertible shares and interlocking directorships.

The information presented is based on non-confidential returns filed by Canadian corporations under the Corporations Returns Act and on research using public sources such as Internet sites. Entries for each corporation provide both the country of control and the country of residence.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Marriages and Divorces by Conjugal Status


A student has found the number of married people by opposite sex and same sex from the 2011 and 2006 Census and is wondering if the number is available annually and at the provincial level. She is also wondering if data on divorce of opposite sex and same sex is available.

It appears that Justice Canada took over Vital Statistics from StatsCan and at that point, all that lovely marriage and divorce data disappeared


Thank you for your question on the number of married people by opposite sex and same sex.

These numbers are not available annually. The census, every five years, is providing numbers on these topics, and the 2016 Census data on opposite-same sex married people will be disseminated on August 2nd, 2017. 

No data is available from Statistics Canada on divorces as this program was terminated back in 2008.

For the Vital Statistics question, I can confirm this with subject matter but from what I gather, it appears that Statistics Canada underwent a strategic review in 2008. As such, Statistics Canada made the decision to discontinue the collection and dissemination of national marriage and divorce data. 

The Department of Justice Canada is responsible for collecting the divorce data through the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings and, as such, has the divorce data ( Data on marriages are still being collected by the provincial and territorial vital statistics registrars.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

UCR Monthly Numbers


I have a researcher who is making use of the UCR but needs more up-to-date information. Is it possible to obtain monthly data--if so, how should she proceed?

Unfortunately, UCR data is not available monthly.

Response from subject matter: UCR is an annual release.

The 2015 data is here and was published in July. This data includes the entire 2015 year as the data reflected is annual. 2016 data will not be available until July 2017. Our 2015 RDC file has not yet been released.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Release - LFS - September 2016

Labour Force Survey (LFS) – September 2016

LFS data for September 2016 are now available on the EFT site.

This public use microdata file contains non-aggregated data for a wide variety of variables collected from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The LFS collects monthly information on the labour market activities of Canada's working age population. This product is for users who prefer to do their own analysis by focusing on specific subgroups in the population or by cross-classifying variables that are not in our catalogued products
The Labour Force Survey estimates are based on a sample, and are therefore subject to sampling variability. Estimates for smaller geographic areas, industries, occupations or cross tabulations will have more variability. For an explanation of sampling variability of estimates, and how to use standard errors to assess this variability, consult the Data Quality section in the Guide to the Labour Force Survey.

Eft: /MAD_PUMF_FMDG_DAM/Root/3107_LFS_EPA/1976-2016/data/