Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Accessing Business Microdata


I have a researcher interested in data sets from the following surveys:
Survey of Digital Technology and Internet Use (data release June 2014)
Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy (data release Feb. 2014)
Will PUMFs be made available for either of these, or will the researcher be restricted to using CANSIM tables?


The surveys you mentioned are business surveys and as such do not typically produce PUMFs due to confidentiality reasons. If researchers are interested in accessing Business microdata, there is a new program: The Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER) <>

I noted on their Data sets that SIBS is available: <>. Alternative access would be the tables in CANSIM.