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City Stats

Designed to encourage the use of measures of residential segregation in Canadian urban history. City Stats provides access to several measures of segregation by ethnic group, providing decennial results from 1961 to 2001 for all areas in Canada with census tracts. 

Canadian linguistic facts and figures

The fact sheets on official language groups consolidate and present demographic, linguistic and economic data on Canadians for each province and territory. This include data on sex, age, education, unemployment rate, labour force, income categories and average, occupation, mobility, immigrant status, exogamy, and language continuity index and are based on1996 census of population. All fact sheets follow the same format to facilitate comparisons among the various localities. Note: these files have been archived.

Canadian culture in perspective: a statistical overview

Canadian culture in perspective: a statistical overview, provides a comprehensive statistical portrait of the health and vitality of cultural activities and industries in Canada. This compendium incorporates data from all surveys in Statistics Canada's Culture Statistics Program, as well as data from other internal and external sources, enabling readers to track various themes and trends over time. This is a discontinued product: the last edition was published in 2000, and the 1997 edition is also available. Both are in PDF format.

Canada's missing: publications

The National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR Operations) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is Canada's national centre that assists law enforcement, medical examiners and chief coroners with missing persons and unidentified remains investigations across the country. The program produces annual fact sheets on missing adults and children.

Baldwin-Green study: Canada-US census of industry 1867-1940

This study matches Canadian and US manufacturing industries at the 2-digit SIC code level for census years 1900 to 1940. Canadian figures start at 1870. Only general figures were recorded, such as: number of employees number of establishments salary and wages gross production cost of input materials gross value added The project does have some drawbacks, such as the lack of US figures gross production, cost of materials, and lack of figures for the iron and steel industry. But for an aggregate comparison of the two countries, the numbers can be considered reliable.