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Small area and administrative data (SAAD)

Small Area and Administrative Data are derived from the annual taxfile provided by Revenue Canada. From the income tax forms submitted each year by Canadians, a wealth of economic and demographic information is available. Files include:
- Canadian Capital Gains (17C0012) 
- Canadian Investment Income (17C0008) 
- Canadian Investors (17C0007) 
- Canadian Savers (17C0009) 
- Canadian Taxfilers (17C0010) 
- Charitable Donors (17C0014) 
- Economic Dependency Profiles (17C0017) 
- Families (17C0016) 

Estimates of labour income, monthly estimates

Labour income, comprising wages and salaries and supplementary labour income, is defined as all compensation paid to employees. Earnings received by self-employed persons or working owners of unincorporated businesses are not included in labour income. Wages and salaries is an aggregate of many types of payments made to employees. In addition to regular remuneration, it includes directors’ fees, bonuses, commissions, gratuities, income in kind, taxable allowances, retroactive wage payments and stock options.

Police Administration Survey

The annual Police Administration Survey collects information on police personnel and expenditures from all municipal and provincial police forces in Canada, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Although the survey collects information from all police forces in Canada, this report contains summary information on Canada's municipal police forces which employ nearly two thirds of all police officers in Canada and account for around 55% of the cost of policing.

Input-output tables

The series includes:
- National input-output tables
- National symmetric input-output tables
- Provincial input-output tables
- Provincial GDP by industry and sector, at basic prices
- Provincial gross output by industry and sector
- Provincial symmetric input-output tables
- National and provincial multipliers
- Interprovincial trade flows
- National input-output tables, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Income trends in Canada, 1976-2006

Income Trends in Canada is an extensive collection of income statistics, covering topics such as income distribution, income tax, government transfers, and low income. The data are drawn from two household surveys: the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) and the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). Data since 1996 are taken from SLID, while historical data prior to 1996 are drawn from the SCF. In addition to provincial detail, many of the tables present estimates for the 15 largest Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs), as listed below under Geographic Coverage.

Comparative Welfare States Dataset, 2014 ed.

The data contained in this data set were collected by a project entitled "Comparative Welfare States in the 21st Century" directed by David Brady, Evelyne Huber, and John D. Stephens. The project was supported in 2011-13 by grants from the National Science Foundation ("Collaborative Research: Comparative Welfare States: A Public Use Archival Dataset,” SES 1059959 and 1061007). Additional support was provided by the Morehead Alumni Distinguished Professorship and the Margaret and Paul A. Johnston Professorships (funding the Gerhard E. Lenski, Jr.