Tuesday, September 30, 2014

General Social Survey Cycle 26 Variables


I have a few questions regarding the General Social Survey Cycle 26 Variables:

1) Variable HUI_EMO1
-Value 3 is “Somewhat unhappy”
-Value 4 is “Somewhat unhappy”
-What is the difference between these codes?

-Does the index provide a measure of overall health (what is it an index of)?
-Is a lower score “better” or “worse”?

3) General
-We don’t seem to have the documentation on how derived variables were created: is this available?
-Section 6.4 of the user guide indicates: “The data dictionary identifies which variables were derived and the nature of their derivation.” Normally this is more than the names of the variables which were used to derive the variable.
-My French is somewhat suspect, but should the title on the first page of the Guide d’utilisatuer (C26_FMGD_Guide_d'utilisateur.pdf) be "données et reçus" rather than "données at reçus"?"

Answers (in red italics)

1) Variable HUI_EMO1 (this has to be fixed)
-Value 3 is “Somewhat unhappy”
-Value 4 is “Somewhat unhappy” should be : unhappy with little interest in life

-Does the index provide a measure of overall health (what is it an index of)?
-Is a lower score “better” or “worse”? the HUI is described in the Guide under the section on Health and Well-being in the Guide.
-Here are links and a definition of the HUI which was prepared by CCHS (we use the same version of the HUI in GSS):

"URL of Canadian Community Health Survey, 2007, Derived Variable Specifications (DV)


The Health Utilities Index (HLTH_UTIL_INDEX) provides a description of an individual’s overall functional health, based on eight attributes: vision, hearing, speech, mobility (ability to get around), dexterity (ability to use hands and fingers), emotion (feelings), cognition (memory and thinking) and pain. For more information on the origin and calculation of this index, please refer to the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), 2007, Derived Variable (DV) Specifications at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/document/3226_D2_T9_V4-eng.pdf or HUI3 or “Single-Attribute Utility Functions” and “HUI3 Multi-Attribute Utility Function” at: http://www.healthutilities.com/hui3.htm.


L’indice de l’état de santé (HLTH_UTIL_INDEX) donne une description de la santé fonctionnelle globale d’une personne fondée sur huit attributs, à savoir la vision, l’ouïe, la parole, la marche (capacité à se déplacer), la dextérité (usage des mains et des doigts), l’émotion (sentiments), la cognition (mémoire et pensée) et la douleur. Pour plus d’informations ou une explication détaillée du calcul de cet indice, consulter à L’Enquête sur la santé dans les collectivités canadiennes (ESCC), 2007, Spécifications des variables dérivées (VD) à : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/document/3226_D2_T9_V4-fra.pdf ou “Single-Attribute Utility Functions” and “HUI3 Multi-Attribute Utility Function” at: http://www.healthutilities.com/hui3.htm."

3) General 

-We don’t seem to have the documentation on how derived variables were created: is this available?
-Section 6.4 of the user guide indicates “The data dictionary identifies which variables were derived and the nature of their derivation.” Normally this is more than the names of the variables which were used to derive the variable. Unfortunately, we do not have more details in the data dictionary on how we derived the variables. However, we do have the source of each derived variable. Should you need more details on a specific variable, please let us know and we can send you more information.
-My French is somewhat suspect, but should the title on the first page of the Guide d’utilisatuer (C26_FMGD_Guide_d'utilisateur.pdf) be "données et reçus" rather than "données at reçus?" We will fix this on the CD.

Monday, September 29, 2014

VHS Conversions


Is anyone digitizing obsolete media like VHS? We are investigating this type of migration but it's rather pricey (~$200/video via a local company).


You're better off doing it (i.e., VHS conversions to digital media) yourself; it's time consuming, but not that expensive, depending on exactly how you do it, and whether or not you need to deal with any copy protection on the tapes.

Here's a recent review of VHS to DVD converters; mind you, you don't have to put it on DVD (you could just keep the video file handy), but it is an option. <http://vhs-to-dvd-converters-review.toptenreviews.com/>. There's lots of sources out there with more information on doing it yourself.

CPI Geography


A researcher would like to access Consumer Price Index data, but at the Census Division or Subdivision level of geography. The lowest level of geography I see is larger urban areas, for Statistics Canada as well as other statistical agencies. However, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to check with the DLI, in case I have missed something or in case this data may be available as a custom product? 

Unfortunately, the CPI estimate is not produced for any CD or CSD, not even in a cost recovery basis. The CPI is available for some major urban centres at available at no cost in our web site:


1941 AgCensus Questionnaire Update

The AgCensus questionnaire from 1941 has been added to the collection. the questionnaire has been uploaded under the folder 1941:



Digital Boundary Files for Quebec Referendum


I don’t anticipate that Statistics Canada will have these, but wonder if any institution has (and can share) digital boundary files for the 1992 provincial ridings used to report the referendum results. I have checked at <www.electionsquebec.qc.ca>, and don’t see an option to download the files from there.

Failing that, are paper copies of the 1992 boundaries available?


Have you checked the ISQ website? They seem to have an open data portal

I checked a couple of entries and they have contact information - it may present a lead.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Consumer Price Index


I have a researcher here who is looking for detailed documentation on the commodities in the current CPI basket of goods. In particular, he would like to know what commodities are being used for the two following categories: Telephone Services (v41691070) and Internet Access Services (v41693216).

The researcher is trying understand a huge jump in the price index for those two components from July 2014 to August 2014. As there was no obvious market reason for this jump, he thinks it may have been caused by a change in either the composition of the basket or the weighting of these categories over this time frame. We checked the available documentation but could not find anything related.

Would you be able to check this with the division that oversees the CPI?


The Author Divison Explained that: "Our release on the August CPI said prices for telephone services rose 7.6 per cent, year-to-year. Yes, prices for telephone services went up the most year-over-year this past August since March 1983.

(CANSIM Table 326-0020, http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=3260020&paSer=&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=50&tabMode=dataTable&csid=)

The telephone services index is comprised of three components: local telephone services, long distance rates, and cellular services. The aggregate telephone services index is a weighted average of its three components, using weights provided by the Survey of Household Spending (SHS). Data on these sub-indexes is not disseminated. The internet access services index rose 11.3% year over year in August. This is the highest year-over-year rate of change in the time series. The internet access services index posted a 3.5% month-to-month increase in August 2014, which was the highest monthly increase since November 2013 when it increased 4.8%. The internet access services index has been published since December 2002. The spreadsheet containing historical data for this index is attached (extracted from CANSIM Table 326-0020)."

Thursday, September 25, 2014

B20/20 Server


We have been told that there will be a B2020 server available this Fall. And since today is the first day of Fall I was just had a few questions:

1.) When will it be going live?
2.) What information will it contain, that is, how far back will it go, which tables will be on it (Census, Justice, …)
3.) Who will be able to access it, that is, only DLI contacts, the public, …
4.) What are the plans in the future for it, that is, what other types of data will be going into it?, that is, will it contain data from years gone by or only the most recent data, …


1.) When will it be going live? We hope to have it available soon, this is still a little vague but I can say that we are close, very close. We have resolved all of the technical glitches with the WDS and have been moving files into the WDS over the past couple of months (over 8,000 files so far!). We are now waiting on final approval from one last technical Ctee before we can go live. If we’re fortunate this could be in a few weeks, but a definite date can’t be given. We have worked extremely hard to get everything ready and we are chomping at the bit to go live!

.) What information will it contain? The goal of the WDS will be to host all of the DLI’s collection of aggregate statistics. So this means that we are loading all of the .ivt files and .xls that have been shared with the DLI program into the WDS. We are also putting .pdf files or other data products boundary files and CD-ROM products (they will be in .zip format) into the WDS for download.

3.) Who will be able to access it? The WDS will be accessible through IP authentication so pretty much anyone on your campus should be able to access the service. Since all of the information we’re putting on the WDS is governed under the STC open licence there shouldn’t be an issue if your institution allows non members access to computers in the library or other parts of campus.

4.) Future plans? We’re really focused on the near future and implementing the system. This is part of a plan that we have been working on with the EAC for about a year and a half and would like to implement the first phase. As mention in answers 1 & 2 the primary vision for the WDS is to make the DLI’s collection more accessible to students, researcher, profs etc. on campus. We will continue to load information onto the WDS as it becomes available to the DLI (i.e. if custom tabulations are shared with us we will load them onto the system as well as the EFT & mirror site). We have put in a proposal to the EAC to develop a unique search interface for the DLI collection, this will help with the discoverability of the information in the WDS. This is still in the early stages (i.e. I won’t even put a tentative season of delivery) and there are a lot of details to work out for implementation.

I hope this helps, sorry I can’t be specific about when, other than “soon”. If you have any thoughts on how the DLI can use the WDS to benefit the community we would be happy to discuss this at the EAC. Just get in touch with us or your regional EAC member to get it on the agenda!

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS)


When is the release date for the Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) PUMF? (Formerly know as CTUMS)


The PUMF for CTADS will be released in late December.

GDP Growth Rate


I have a researcher interested in annual GDP growth rates by industry, both provincially and nationally, from 1998-2006. The researcher is quite insistent on getting StatCan figures, if at all possible, rather than replicating the calculations herself.

Is StatCan able to provide these figures?


Will CanSim tables 379-0017 to 379-0031 (GDP at Base Prices by NAICS code) not do what you need?

If you have the figures for each year, you should be able to calculate growth rates.

In response to a similar question I had a while back, I was able to use some of the spreadsheets I can forward you to illustrate calculating year over year change in GDP,
based on annual CANSIM figures.

The Industry Accounts division confirmed the following:

"Statistics Canada does not publish annual growth rates for GDP by industry. With that said, the growth rates can easily be calculated from the data available on CANSIM.
• In constant dollars, for the national level, for the period 1998 to 2006, the client should derive his growth rates from the data found in CANSIM Table 379-0031.
• In constant dollars, for the provincial level, for the period 1998 to 2006, the client should derive his growth rates from data found in CANSIM Table 379-030.
• In current dollars, for both the national and provincial levels, for the period 1998 to 2006, the client should derive his growth rates from the data found in CANSIM Table 381-0015."

Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) 2013


Will a PUMF be produced for the Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) 2013?


At first there wasn’t going to be but now they are talking about it so it looks like there will be. No specific date has been released.

Historic GDP/GNP


I have a researcher who is looking for total GDP (not per capita or index percentage) from 1926-2014, or even further back. I can find back to the 1981 in CANSIM table 384-0038 but nothing further back. There are some numbers in the digitized Canada Year Book, but it would be easier to have an excel sheet with these.


We can attach a file with GDP data from 1926-2013. It is noted in the file that there are conceptual breaks between the 1926-1960 time frame, 1961-1980 time frame and 1981-current time frame. Also, some historical GDP data were just loaded on to Cansim:

380-0501 GDP, Expenditure-based quarterly Mar 1947- Jun 1997. These data are unrevised and are on a 1986=100 basis (we currently use 2007=100). There is also a terminated GDP table 380-0017 that begins in 1961. Again, not revised.

For older GDP (GNP, actually), you can turn to the wonderful work of Prof. Malcom Urquhart, a Queen’s Economist who reconstituted estimates of the GNP from 1870 to 1926. Information about this book is provided below. It is also available online in ‘ebrary’ if anyone subscribes to this service.

Gross national product, Canada, 1870-1926 the derivation of estimates /
Bibliographic Record Display

* Author/Creator:Urquhart, M. C. (Malcolm Charles), 1913-<https://qcat.library.queensu.ca/vwebv/search?searchArg=Urquhart%2C%20M.%20C.%20(Malcolm%20Charles)%2C&searchCode=NAME&searchType=4>
* Title:Gross national product, Canada, 1870-1926 [electronic resource] : the derivation of estimates / M.C. Urquhart ; with chapters by A.G. Green ... [et al.].
* Published:Kingston ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1993.
* Subjects:Gross national product--Canada--History.<https://qcat.library.queensu.ca/vwebv/search?searchArg=Gross%20national%20product--Canada--History.&searchCode=SUBJ&searchType=3>

* Description:714 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
* Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
* Access:License restrictions may limit access.
* ISBN:0773509429 :
* Part of:Canadian Publishers Collection<https://qcat.library.queensu.ca/vwebv/search?searchArg=Canadian%20Publishers%20Collection&searchCode=TALL&searchType=1>
Holdings Record Display

* Full text online:Canadian Publishers Collection<http://proxy.queensu.ca/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/queen/Top?id=10132431> [License Terms of Use] <http://library.queensu.ca/devel/testing/360link/libraryLicenses.php?provider=Canadian%20Publishers%20Collection>
* Location:*Web (Queen's access only)
* Call Number: Online

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NHS Variable Label Confusion

A sharp-eyed student found 2 variables in NHS with labels meaning same thing but different counts (on shelter costs section). As far as I checked, this problem is affecting all NHS profiles files (included the FSA level - custom tab), English and French. Statcan's website shows the same labels for all the products I looked at.

The 2 labels are:
Spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs
Spending 30% to less than 100% of household total income on shelter costs

We suspect the second label is wrong, perhaps the 100% must be 50%, based on the data dictionary (see attached a photo from the student) and the counts. Or it could be the data for 50% to 100%.

To reproduce the problem, please visit this website at Statcan:
Search for "shelter costs" in the page and find the labels and data:
Spending 30% or more of household total income on shelter costs: 16,925
Spending 30% to less than 100% of household total income on shelter costs: 14,115 

Please confirm with the census division the correct label of the second variable and let us know.


Both labels are correct.

The first one is greater or equal to 30%

The second one is greater or equal to 30% but less than 100%.

For some households the shelter-cost-to-income ratio is greater or equal to 100%.

Use of SLID and LFS Data in Report


I have been asked by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) to expand upon my term project for Labour Economics (ECON 5362). I completed that project using data from Statistics Canada's Survey of Labour and Income dynamics and the Labour Force Survey that I obtained through ODESI. The CCPA is a registered not-for-profit organization and my report will be eventually be part of a document that will be freely available to the public at no cost however the CCPA will be paying for me for my time. My question is whether this will be an allowable use of the ODESI data or not.


Key Issues to consider:

Is the individual an authorised user? - Yes

The DLI Licence agreement for Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs) stipulates that access to DLI data can be granted only to those individuals having current standing (students, faculty, researchers, administrators) at participating institutions. The student is currently registered as a Student, so yes.

Is the proposed use within the licence? - Yes

The use of the files are allowed for statistical and research purposes. So yes it is within the proposed use of the licence.

The Microdata file cannot however be reproduced and transmitted to any person or organization outside of the Licensee's organization. Since they will only be sharing the aggregate outputs, then this is within the confines of the licence.

Decision: The graduate student would be able to use the SLID and LFS data; only the graduate student may access the data and only results may be shared with the CCPA.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nickle Commission


We have a PhD researcher who is in the process of looking high & low for the 1921 "Nickle Commission" : "Report on the state and management of the female prison at the Kingston Penitentiary."

There was another report previously issued in 1921 from the "Briggar, Nickle and Draper Commission", but that one, from what I gather, was called the "Report of the Committee Appointed by the Right Honourable J.C. Doherty, Minister of Justice to Advise Upon the Revision of the Penitentiary Regulations and the Penitentiary Act, Feb. 28, 1921" and because it came first, would probably not contain the one about the women's prison. However, I may be wrong about that. It was re-issued in the 1940's, so perhaps the Nickle Commission was appended then?

I have only been able to find one location (the Public Safety Canada Library - please see their record from AMICUS, below) but they have informed me that they no longer have the item.

Does this information exist? If you do possess a paper copy, and if it is possible, we would love to enact an ILL, but even if the researcher had to go to your library and peruse the report on-site, at least we would know that it still exists somewhere in Canada.


As noted, apparently no longer available at the Public Safety Library.
AMICUS No. 22534404

NAME(S):*Nickle, W. F
TITLE(S): Report on the state and management of the female prison
at the Kingston Penitentiary / by W. F. Nickle
PUBLISHER: [S. l. : s. n.], 1921.
DESCRIPTION: [1], 35, [26] leaves : plans ; 36 cm.

SUBJECTS: Prison for women (Kingston, Ont.)--History
Kingston Penitentiary--History
Reformatories for women--Ontario--Kingston
Reformatories for women--Ontario--Kingston--Management


Library Symbol: OOSG
Library Name: Public Safety Canada, Library and Information Centre


I found a citation to the report here: http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/acadiensis/article/view/12733/13663

“In 1921, the women’s prison was the subject of an investigation about the behaviour between the women and male guards, notably those making their way to the tower. See “Report on the State and Management of the Female Prison at the Kingston Penitentiary by W.F. Nickle,” Solicitor General fonds, RG 73, vol. 105, file 4-1-14, LAC; for a description of the women’s penitentiary specifically, see pp. 1-3”

It looks like LAC might still have it, but it wouldn’t be listed in AMICUS (because the copy is part of a fonds). It doesn’t look like it has been digitized, but you could double check with them.

1951-1971 Ag Census Questionnaires


Is anyone aware of a digitized copy or paper copy of the AgCensus questionnaires from 1951- 1971?


The Statistics library made a huge effort to digitize them per year:



For other AgCensus questionnaires, that is, prior to 1951, you can use the following site:
<https://archive.org/details/toronto>. You must select Canadian libraries from the top down menu. The Survey for each Agcensus is included in the appendices.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Canadian Survey on Economic Well-Being, Survey no. 5206


My researcher was told by Statistics Canada that she could probably get the Canadian Survey on Economic Well-Being through DLI. I've found in through the RDCs, but can you please tell me whether the Canadian Survey on Economic Well-Being, is available through DLI?


The RDC files should be in place now. These files were placed in the RDCs last March. For the PUMF, the CSEW was a cost-recovery survey. The funding for the project did not include resources for the creation of a PUMF so there will not be a PUMF created for this survey.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Update on Postal Code(OM) Conversion File Plus Version 6A1

PCCF+ Version 6A1

Please note that an error has been identified in the 6-digit postal code weighting file (WC6DUPS) in PCCF+ Version 6A. This resulted in approximately 46,000 urban postal codes being inadvertently included in the WC6DUPS file (which is primarily used to assign population weights for rural and retired postal codes linked to two or more DAs). As a result, some of these urban postal codes may be assigned to an incorrect dissemination area. A new version of PCCF+ (version 6A1) has been created to rectify this error. The new version contains an updated WC6DUPS file where postal codes with a delivery mode type equal to A or B that were linked to 1, 2 or 3 DAs (according to the PCCFDUPS file) have been removed. The associated pointer file (WC6POINT) has also been updated. All other files and content remains unchanged.

Comparison PCCF+ version 6A and 6A1.
File Name 6A 6A1
WC6DUPS 202592 104728
WCPPOINT 69568 23865



Monday, September 15, 2014

PUMF for the 2013 Canadian Survey on Economic Well-being


I have a researcher wondering if we are likely to see a PUMF for the 2013 Canadian survey on economic well-being?

Here is a link to the description: <http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=5206>


The RDC files should be in place now. These files were placed in the RDCs last March.
For the PUMF, the CSEW was a cost-recovery survey. The funding for the project did not include resources for the creation of a PUMF so there will not be a PUMF created for this survey.

Friday, September 12, 2014

RDC Content


A student is looking for data beyond what the PUMF for the Employment Insurance Coverage Survey can offer. According to <http://www.statcan.gc.ca/rdc-cdr/data-donnee-eng.htm>, the EICS isn't part of the RDC roster. Is the EICS confidential microdata file available for researchers via the RDCs?


Yes, the years available are: 1998-2012. They are working on updating the list of surveys on the StatsCan website. Check the RDC website at: <http://www.rdc-cdr.ca/datasets-and-surveys>

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Demographic information for Community College instructors


I have a student looking for demographic information about community college instructors/faculty. Do you know where I can get this information specifically for colleges? I have contacted the Association of Community Colleges in Canada and I'm waiting for a reply. UCASS didn't have what I was looking for.


I have confirmed with the author division that unfortunately we do not have the data that you are looking for: "after investigation we are not able to do custom tabulation because we do not have college instructor information."

Public Sector Statistics (68-213-X)


The publication status for Public Sector Statistics (68-213-X): <http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=68-213-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=1>
is listed as "ongoing/available" in HTML/PDF format, but the latest issue on the above page is 2008. Has it in fact been discontinued?

On a related note, how often are STC webpages for publications reviewed to ensure that their statuses are being accurately reported?


The Public Sector Statistics division answered: “The publication Public Sector Statistics (68-213-X) is still active/ongoing. There are no immediate plans to release a new version of this publication. However, an abbreviated document on the Public Sector Universe is being prepared to be released with the first release of Government Finance Statistics later this year.”

Friday, September 5, 2014

CMA Variable in the NHS 2011 PUMF


Is the CMA variable available in the NHS 2011 PUMF?

Yes, the CMA variable is available in the NHS 2011 PUMF.

Survey of Household Spending 2012


I thought that the last information we had about the SHS was that there was going to be a gap, but that there would be a 2012 PUMF – am I misremembering, or remembering a different file?


The SHS Team confirmed:

"Due to resource requirements, Income Statistics Division is not currently planning to produce a Public-use Microdata File of the 2012 SHS. The 2012 SHS confidential microdata file will be available to authorized researchers through the Research Data Centres later in the year. The decision to produce a PUMF is made on a year-to-year basis..”

"Gross Farm Receipts" in the Census of Agriculture 1981 & 1986


I have a researcher who is doing a long term economic analysis of farming. His is looking at “Gross Farm Receipts”. These are available in Census of Agriculture excel tables, by Census Division from the 1991 census onward. He would like Gross Farm Receipts at the division and subdivision level for 1981 and 1986. They do not appear on the excel tables for these years. But he has a report published in the 1980’s which lists aggregate Gross Farm Receipts for these years. I wish to confirm if the “gross farm receipts” variable was collected at the Census division level for 1981 and 1986. If so, where might we find it. If it is was not collected, where might we find a definition for how gross farm receipts were calculated, so he might be able to calculate it from variables which were collected in 1981, and 1986.


Total Gross Farm Receipts” were collected for 1981 and 1986 and were labelled “Total Value of Agricultural Products Sold” on the flat files available to the DLI community (files: CANADA818.xls last column in the agric1981xls.zip and CAN868.xls in the agric1986xls.zip).

These data are available at the Census Division (CD) and Census Consolidated Subdivision (CCS) levels:

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Product Pages


In light of: "migrating the DLI collection to be accessible by data platforms," will there be any redirection from the product pages to their new locations?


A redirect is possible of course, however, redirects are only in place for 2 years maximum.

Thursday, September 4, 2014



An instructor has asked if the EAPA/APS pumf will be available this fall as planned, and if so is there an estimate for its release date?

He would like to use the Aboriginal Peoples Survey if possible, in his advanced research methods classes this semester.


Our anticipated release date is January 2015. This date may have to be moved due to a lack of methodology resources but that decision has not been taken yet.

National Graduate Survey 2013 PUMF (Class of 2009/2010)


Would you happen to have a more precise release date yet for the National Graduate Survey 2013 PUMF (Class of 2009/2010) <http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dli/prod_date>
? If not, is Fall 2014 still accurate?


We are expecting to release the NGS PUMF for the class of 2009-2010 in December 2014.

Survey of Household Spending 2012


I have a researcher interested in accessing post 2009 SHS data. Statistics Canada announced the release of data through to 2012 in January of this year: <http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=3508>
Is this currently available via the DLI and if not, when we can see expect it?

The Author Division confirmed that: “Data from the Survey of Household Spending is available on CANSIM (tables 203-0021 to 203-0028, 203-0030 and 203-0031). The latest data available on CANSIM is 2012. There are no Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs) produced from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Survey of Household Spending. Usually the PUMFs were provided to DLI. The internal data files from the 2010 and 2011 Survey of Household Spending are available in the Research Data Centres (RDCs)."



Will the EAPA/APS PUMF will be available this fall as planned. If so, is there an estimate for its release date?

My researcher would like to use the Aboriginal Peoples Survey/Enquête auprès des peuples autochtones,if possible.


Our anticipated release date is January 2015. However, this date may have to be moved due to a lack of methodology resources but that decision has not been made yet.