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Access to census information

Ordering information

Telephone (Canada and the United States): 1-800-267-6677
Fax (Canada and the United States): 1-877-287-4369
Statistics Canada
Finance Division
R.H. Coats Bldg., 6th Floor
100 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6

In person from authorized agents and bookstores.

When notifying us of a change in your address, please provide both the old and new addresses.

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How to obtain more information

For information on the wide range of services and data available from Statistics Canada, visit our website at or contact us by e-mail at or by telephone from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday:

Statistics Canada National Contact Centre
Toll-free telephone (Canada and the United States):
Inquiries line: 1-800-263-1136
National telecommunications device for the hearing impaired: 1-800-363-7629
Fax line: 1-877-287-4369
Depository Services Program inquiries line: 1-800-635-7943
Depository Services Program fax line: 1-800-565-7757

Local or international calls:
Inquiries line: 1-613-951-8116
Fax line: 1-613-951-0581

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Depository libraries

The Statistics Canada Library in Ottawa maintains complete current and historical records of all Statistics Canada publications, both catalogued and non-catalogued. The library staff is available to help users find the required information.

Statistics Canada Library
R.H. Coats Building, 2nd Floor
Tunney's Pasture
100 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6
Telephone: 613-951-8219
Fax: 613-951-0939

The following is a list of full depository libraries that receive all Statistics Canada publications and all other federal government publications.



University of Calgary Library
Government Documents
2500 University Drive North West
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Edmonton Public Library
Stanley A. Milner Library
Information Division
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2V4

Legislature Library
Government Documents
216 Legislature Building
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6

University of Alberta
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
1-101 Rutherford South
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J8

British Columbia

Simon Fraser University
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Serials Division
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6
University of British Columbia
The Walter C. Koerner Library
Government Publications
1958 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2

Vancouver Public Library
Serials Section (Acq.)
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1
Legislative Library
Government Publications Division
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X4

University of Victoria
Government Publications
McPherson Library
P.O. Box 1800
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H5


Manitoba Legislative Library
100 - 200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5

University of Manitoba
Elizabeth Dafoe Library
Government Documents
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

New Brunswick

Bibliothèque législative
Publications officielles
766, rue King
C.P. 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1

University of New Brunswick
Harriet Irving Library
Government Documents
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H5
Université de Moncton
Bibliothèque Champlain
Publications officielles
Moncton, New Brunswick E1A 3E9
Mount Allison University
Ralph Pickard Bell Library
Government Documents
Sackville, New Brunswick E0A 3C0

Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's
Memorial University
Queen Elizabeth II Library
Government Documents
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3Y1

Northwest Territories

Legislative Library
Northwest Territories
Legislative Assembly Building
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University
Killam Memorial Library
Government Documents
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H8
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B0P 1X0


University of Guelph
Government Documents
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
McMaster University
Mills Memorial Library
Government Documents
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6
Queen's University
Joseph S. Stauffer Library
Documents Unit
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5C4
University of Western Ontario
D.B. Weldon Library
Government Documents
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
North York
Scott Library
Government Documents
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario M3J 2R6
Library of Parliament / Bibliothèque du Parlement
Official publications / Publications officielles
Centre Block / Édifice du Centre
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A9

National Library of Canada / Bibliothèque nationale du Canada
Canadian Acquisitions / Acquisitions canadiennes
Government Documents / Documents officiels
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N4

Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
Bibliothèque Morisset / Morisset Library
65 University Private
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9A5
Laurentian University
J.N.Desmarais Library
Access Services Department
Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Thunder Bay
Lakehead University
Chancellor Paterson Library
Government Documents
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1

Thunder Bay Public Library
Government Documents
216 South Brodice Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 1C2
Legislative Library
Parliament Buildings
Collection Development
99 Wellesley Street West
Room 2350
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A9

Toronto Reference Library
Government Documents
Collection Development and Acquisitions
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8

University of Toronto
Robarts Library
Government Documents
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
University of Waterloo
Dana Porter Arts Library
Government Documents
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
University of Windsor
Leddy Library
Documents Department
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4

Prince Edward Island


Government Services Library
Government Documents
P.O.Box 2000
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7N8



Bibliothèque nationale du Québec
La Grande Bibliothèque
Section des acquisitions et du développement de la collection de prêt et de référence
475, boul. de Maisonneuve Est
Montréal, Quebec H2L 5C4

Concordia University Libraries
Publications officielles
1455, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montréal, Quebec H3G 1M8

McGill University
Government Documents
3459 McTavish Street
Montréal, Quebec H3A 1Y1

Services documentaires multimédia
Publications officielles fédérales
75, rue port-Royal est, bureau 300
Montréal, Quebec H3L 3T1

Université de Montréal
Bibliothèque des sciences humaines et sociales
Publications officielles
Case Postale 6128, Succursale Centre-ville
3000, chemin de la Tour
Montréal, Quebec H3C 3J7

Université du Québec à Montréa
Publications Gouvernementales et internationales
1200, rue Berri
Montréal, Quebec H2L 4S6

Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée nationale
Service des documents officiels canadiens
Edifice Pamphile
Québec, Quebec G1A 1A5

Université Laval
Bibliothèque générale
Section des acquisitions
Cité universitaire
Québec, Quebec G1K 7P4
Université de Sherbrooke
Bibliothèque générale
Publications gouvernementales
Cité universitaire
2500, boulevard Universitaire
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 2R1


Saskatchewan Legislative Library
234 Legislative Building
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0B3
University of Saskatchewan Libraries
Government Publications Department
3 Campus Drive
Room 230 Main Library
Murray Building
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Other countries


Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Publications officielles (Canada)
Preussischer Kurlturbesitz Abteilung
Amtsdruckschriften und Tausch
Internationaler Amtlicher
Potsdamer Str. 33
D-10785 Berlin


National Diet Library
Library Cooperation Department
10-1 Nagatacho 1 chome
Tokyo 100

United Kingdom

British Library
Acquisition Unit
H & SS Overseas English
Boston Spa Wetherby
West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ, England


Library of Congress
Canadian Government Documents
Exchange and Gift Division
Washington, District of Columbia 20540-4200
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Statistics Canada publications may be ordered through your local bookstore or subscription agent. A short selection of outlets in Canada and other countries is listed for your convenience.



EBSCO Canada
70 McGriskin Road
Scarborough, Ontario M1S 4S5
Tel.: 416-297-8282
Fax: 416-297-4848
Toll-free number: 1-800-387-5241

Federal Publications Inc.
Suite 701
165 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3B8
Tel.: 416-860-1611
Fax: 416-860-1608

Renouf Books
Unit 1
5369 Canotek Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1J 9J3
Tel.: 613-745-2665
Fax: 613-745-7660

GD Sourcing
1930 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z4
Tel.: 905-336-3046
Fax: 905-332-3740


Les Publications gouvernementales
1185 University Street
Montréal, Quebec H3B 3A7
Tel.: 514-954-1633
Fax: 514-954-1635


Blackwell North America
Building G
6024 South West Jean Road
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Tel.: 503-684-1140
Fax: 503-639-2481

Renouf Books
812 Proctor Avenue
Ogdensburg, New York
Toll-free number: 1-888-551-7470
Fax: 888-568-8546
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Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)

The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is an excellent example of a cost effective method for improving data resources for Canadian postsecondary institutions. With this program, participating institutions pay an annual subscription fee that allows their faculty and students unlimited access to numerous Statistics Canada public use microdata files, databases and geographic files. Use of these files is limited to academic research and teaching purposes.

To find out more about the DLI, visit our website at:, e-mail:

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Standards of service to the public

Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable and courteous manner. To this end, the Agency has developed standards of service which its employees observe in serving its clients. To obtain a copy of these service standards, please call Statistics Canada toll free at 1-800-263-1136. The service standards are also published on under 'About us' > 'Providing services to Canadians.'

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About Statistics Canada's website

Statistics Canada has been operating a World Wide Web site on the Internet since March 1995. The Talon site was developed as a flagship service for the broadest possible audience. Statistics Canada's World Wide Web site has become one of the most important access points to the Agency for the general public. Currently over 2,000,000 hits are received on the Talon site each day.

Through the Talon site, Statistics Canada serves the general public by providing free information concerning Canada and its people, and information on the products, services, metadata and documentation it produces. This site also provides paying clients with a gateway to selected products and services.

The Talon Site Committee was created specifically to address the dissemination of information through the Internet. The Committee is consulted on broader issues of policy and planning, oversees the structure of the Talon site, and recommends and reviews presentation standards and content quality.

Visits and page views from 1997 to 2006

2006 Census

The 2006 Census Internet release strategy is based on the Internet being the primary dissemination vehicle for 2006 Census products. This strategy will include the 'populating' of the Community Profiles on the day of release with selected data for municipalities (census subdivisions), counties (census divisions), provinces and territories, and Canada. A variety of additional free tables will also be available on the day of release and users will be later provided with numerous data for specific variables. Navigation through census data is possible using topics, release dates, an A to Z list of variables, geography, and catalogue numbers. A new interface provides the needed flexibility for the user to select levels of geography and specify column content where a drop-down list exists.

All these data are supported by a wealth of documents and census reference products. Links to Summary tables, The Daily and CANSIM are also available.