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Data and Statistics

a guide to finding data and/or statistics of interest to students and scholars engaged in all kinds of research.

Nesstar was retired in early 2022

Statistics Canada has notified us that Nesstar "is no longer available due to the cyber security vulnerability and will not be bought back online as there is no fix being offered."

Alternatives include SDA (which falls under the DLI licence) or Abacus's collection of Statistics Canada datasets (which fall under the open licence).

Engage Nova Scotia Quality of Life Dataset

The Engage Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey dataset collected in 2019 is now available to researchers. Have a look at the information sheet to learn more about the dataset and how to apply for access.

COVID-19 Research and Information Resources

Statistics Canada's Covid-19: A Data Perspective is an excellent starting point for research on Covid-19. Links through to all relevant StatCan releases. 

For more research and data related to the COVID-19 pandemic, see COVID-19 Research and Information Sources

Are you in the right place?

This research guide is intended to help you find datasets and statistics for use in your projects.

Are you looking for material useful for faculty and students of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics? Try the Mathematics & Statistics research guide instead.

Do you need assistance with data management or access to data management tools and services? Try the Research Data Management research guide instead.

Want to schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment with Julie Marcoux using an automated system. For more availabilities, please contact Julie directly at Julie.Marcoux@dal.ca.