Beyond 20/20When downloading census data from Statistics Canada's website, ".ivt" or Beyond 20/20 files are a better alternative to ".csv" or Excel files because you can easily format your table before exporting data back to Excel-compatible formats. Windows only.
Interactive Data Tables (formerly known as CANSIM tables)CANSIM tables have been replaced by interactive data tables available on Statistics Canada's website which can be used to quickly view numbers online. Make sure to click on "Add/Remove" data to see all the options.
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. One important exception: microdata from many CORA opinion polls are available for download in Odesi.
SDA allows you to download microdata from Statistics Canada's surveys, and also to create online cross-tabs.
Halifax Open Data CatalogueThe Halifax Open Data Catalogue contains many downloadable datasets of interest to the HRM community. The interface also allows you to filter and visualize data online.
Nova Scotia Open Data PortalThe Nova Scotia Open Data Portal contains many datasets. I recommend downloading these datasets, but it's also possible to do some data visualization online.
Stat Can's Census Profile and Data TablesThe census profiles are also available through the Census Analyser.
For help with using ArcGIS, please see the tutorials shared by the GIS Centre.
CIHIThe Canadian Institute for Health Information shares statistics about hospitals and the Canadian health system.
Health DatabasesBy using the right search techniques, data about all sorts of topics can be found in articles or other health database content.
Health IndicatorsUse Statistics Canada's Health Indicators to view health and population data about provinces or health regions.
Novanet Statistical PublicationsReports, books, and other data publications can be found in Novanet.