Thursday, February 13, 2014

Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program


I see from the web page: <http://www23.statcan.gc.caimdb/p2SV.plFunctiongetSurvey&SDDS=8013&lang=en&db=imdb&adm=8&dis=2> that no public access to these data is provided. Does that restriction hold true for access through RDCs? If not in the RDCs, could a deemed employee be able to use these data at Statistics Canada? Are there other mechanisms for obtaining access to these data? Are they part of the Business Statistics program (who presented at the last EAC, I believe), or are data available through Real Time Remote Access?


As noted on the IMDB page that you reference – Data release – The data is not available to the public because the individual observations are confidential under the Statistics Act. Summary tabulations can be found on CANSIM summary tables: <> Custom tabs are available through the Economic Analysis Division.

The data from LEAP is business data and would not be found in the RDCs or RTRA. It is available through the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER) that you mentioned. CDER is located within Statistics Canada's Ottawa facilities. Access to Statistics Canada's holdings of business microdata is available only at this facility subject to approval of a project proposal. CDER operates on a cost-recovery basis. All costs associated with undertaking the project must be covered by the researchers. For more information on Access see their site: <>