Research Data Centres offer a secure access to detailed microdata from Statistics Canada's surveys, and to Canadian censuses' data, as well as to an increasing number of administrative data sets. The search engine below was designed to help you find out more easily which dataset among all the surveys available in the RDCs best suits your research needs. You can search by theme (based on past publications) or subject (based on Statistics Canada's classification), by type of survey (including pilot projects) or by its name.
Refer to our research page to learn more about the application procedure for accessing these data.
Business and economic micro data files are available at the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER) and not in the RDCs. For more information, please visit the CDER website .
Located in Ottawa, the FRDC gives federal employees access to selected detailed micro data collected by Statistics Canada.
Located at the First Nations Information Governance Centre’s (FNIGC) office in Ottawa, the FNDC provides access to data from the First Nations Regional Health Survey (FNRHS, or RHS) and the First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES, or REEES).
The following web sites provide useful instructional material and tutorials to help you use major data analysis software. Selection and comments are by Richard A. Wanner, Academic director of the Prairie RDC.
The following web sites provide access to hundreds of international, European and American datasets. Selection and comments are by Richard A. Wanner, Academic director of the Prairie Regional RDC.