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Education and Human Capital



Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is related to educational issues or human capital development. This section was developed to help you find relevant news, publications, and videos.



New pilot in the RDCs: call for proposals

As part of a new pilot project in the RDCs, Statistics Canada invites research proposals to use the University and College Academic Staff System (UCASS) data base for 1970 to 2010. The UCASS collects data on a wide range of socioeconomic characteristics that provide a detailed portrait of full-time university academic staff in Canada. The pilot project aims to evaluate and improve confidentiality vetting rules and the documentation for researchers. Proposals are to be submitted by April 13. Read the call for all details.

22 March 2018 - 6:22pm |

New dataset in the RDCs

Data from the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) is now available in the RDCs. The PSIS is a national survey that provides detailed information on enrolments and graduates of Canadian public postsecondary institutions in order to meet policy and planning needs in the field of postsecondary education. The PSIS RDC dataset consists of data for public institutions across all provinces and territories from 2009 onwards. Prior to 2009, institutions from select jurisdictions have been included to facilitate analysis with tax data that is concurrently being undertaken by Statistics Canada. PSIS Linked to T1 Family File (T1FF) is also available for the Maritimes provinces.
20 December 2017 - 11:08am |

The Longitudinal and International Study of Adults (LISA) 2014 now available

The master and administrative data files of the second wave of the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults are now available in the RDCs. In addition, two new files are also available : The ”IMDB file” which contains variables from the Longitudinal Immigration Database, including demographics, education at landing, the country of origin and intended destination within Canada, as well as the labour market intentions and skills, and the “Respondent history file” which can be used to determine the subsample of persons who responded to several successive waves of LISA. To know more consult the data section or contact your local RDC.

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