Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at mdl@library.utoronto.ca or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations

Searching for maps and data

Accessing CANSIM data through CHASS

1. Getting Started

a. What is CANSIM?

CANSIM is Statistics Canada’s main socioeconomic time series database. It contains most of the aggregate data collected by Statistics Canada on a regular basis such as data from the Consumer Price Index Survey, the Labour Force Survey, or the National Income and Expenditure accounts.

b. How to access CANSIM:

Introduction to SimplyAnalytics

SimplyAnalytics is a web-based data visualization application. It can be used to create simple thematic maps and tables from census and other socio-demographic data, as well as business point data. This online tutorial will provide an introduction to the tool and a few of its many possible uses, through the following seven steps, with exercises interspersed to test your understanding:

Accessing Statistics Canada’s Socioeconomic Time Series Data (formerly CANSIM)

1. Getting Started

a. This tutorial covers how to search and retrieve data from Statistics Canada’s main socioeconomic time series database. The site contains most of the aggregate data collected by Statistics Canada on a regular basis such as data from the Consumer Price Index Survey, the Labour Force Survey, or the National Income and Expenditure accounts.

NOTE: The data on this site was previously referred to as CANSIM data.

b. How to access the data: