The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is a subscription plan providing unlimited access to Statistics Canada Public Use Microdata files (PUMFs), databases and geographic files to students and faculty at participating institutions in accordance with their Conditions of Use. Easy access to the DLI files for Dalhousie researchers is provided through the SDA @ CHASS interface.
Canadian Census AnalyserThe Canadian Census Analyser allows you to quickly extract data from census profiles, from 1961 to 2011, as well as access microdata from the census not available on Statistic Canada's website.
OdesiDalhousie does not subscribe to Odesi, but you can use it to do a variable search for Statistics Canada microdata available in the DLI collection.
SDASDA allows you to download microdata from Statistics Canada's survey, and also to create online cross-tabs.
When the DLI does not meet your data needs, you may need to apply to use microdata files inside a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre.