Changes at Statistics Canada



In the coming year, Statistics Canada will be moving to a new, reorganized web site.  This could have a significant impact on how Saint Mary’s researchers access Statistics Canada data.  So we encourage all of you to have a look at the site redesign and provide feedback. 

Changes to the way CanSim socioeconomic data is delivered is of particular importance for those who use that resource. 

If you have any questions about Statistics Canada webpage changes and changes to data delivery,  please contact:
Peter Webster
Associate University Librarian, Information Technology
Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary's University
902-420-5507  peter.webster@smu.ca

For a bit more background (and links), here's what it says on the Statistics Canada site:

"Statistics Canada is testing a new way to organize its statistical information.  Our goal is to make sure that our products are user friendly and easy to find on our website.  

On behalf of Statistics Canada, I invite you to explore our new beta website. We want to know what you think. You can rate individual pages and give your feedback, or join the online conversation to share your comments in the discussion forum. Your feedback will help us to improve the new website before we officially launch it.

The beta site is a snapshot of Statistics Canada’s current site, so its content is limited and data may not be up-to-date. You will also see features that are under construction.  
The online consultation runs from November 12 to December 12, 2014.

For more information, please contact Statistics Canada’s Statistical Information Services at 1-800-263-1136 or 514-283-8300 (infostats@statcan.gc.ca) or visit our Consulting Canadians web page."



 

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