Citing Data and Statistics

How to Cite Statistics Canada Products

Consult this guide to learn the bibliographic details related to your table, file or graph from Statistics Canada.

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APA - Cite Statistics Canada data

Public-use Microdata Files

Basic form for citing data

Author. (year of release).Title of the data file: Subtitle if relevant [Description of form]. Location: Name of producer. Retrieved from URL

Statistics Canada. (2011). Canadian Community Health Survey, 2010: Annual component [Public use microdata file and codebook]. Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada.Retrieved from

Statistics Canada. (2010). 2006 Census of population: Individuals file.[Public use microdata file]. Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada. Retrieved from

APA - Cite Census of Population Statistics

Census Profiles

 - Statistics Canada web site

Statistics Canada. (2007). Census of Population, 2006: Ottawa - Gatineau (code 505), Ontario, 2006 Community Profiles, Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE, [Table]. Retrieved from:  

Statistics Canada. (2010). Census of Population, 2006: Census Tract (CT) Profiles, [Table]. Retrieved from:

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Statistics Canada. (2008). Census of Population, 2006: Profile for Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions and Dissemination Areas, Profile Series [Table]. Data Liberation Initiative, [Distributor]. Retrieved from:

Census Cross-tabulations

Statistics Canada. (2011). Immigrant Status and Place of Birth (38), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (8A), Age Groups (8), Sex (3) and Selected Demographic, Cultural, Labour Force, Educational and Income Characteristics (277), for the Total Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data [Table]. Topic-based Tabulations: Immigration and citizenship. Retrieved from

Citation Management Library Guide

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Zotero Online Course

University of Ottawa Library Zotero online course: This course is about Zotero, a free citation manager that helps you collect, organize, and cite journal articles and other information sources. This course explains how to install and use the main features of Zotero.