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Data and Statistics

Research guide for data services and sources at the TRU Library.

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Data Liberation Initiative

Through the Statistics Canada Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), student, faculty and staff at TRU have access to Statistics Canada's non-confidential microdata files, databases, and geographic files.  Access to these files is restricted to the TRU community and their usage is governed by an agreement between TRU and Statistics Canada: see the Data Acquisition and Use Agreement.

Raw data files require knowledge of SPSS, SAS, or an open source alternative such as PSPP, and geographic files are available in two formats: MapInfo or ArcInfo. 

To access data available through the DLI, please contact Amy Paterson.


Social Science Data


British Columbia

USA & International

Geographic Data

Statistics Canada Products

Geographical Data & Reference Products