Centre interuniversitaire québécois de statistiques sociales (CIQSS)
CIQSS — QICSS
Quebec Inter–University Centre for Social Statistics
Available Datasets (Statistics Canada)
The Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) offers Quebec's research community a secure access to detailed microdata from Statistics Canada's surveys, and to Canadian censuses' data, as well as to an increasing number of administrative datasets.
In January, 2015, the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) launched a search engine that allows you to easily find the datasets available at the QICSS. The search engine is designed to help you find out more easily which dataset among all the surveys available in the research data centres best suits your research needs. You can search by theme (based on past publications) or subject (based on Statistics Canada's classification), by type of survey (including pilot projects) or by its name.
Public-use versions of these datasets, along with any relevant documentation, have been made available in university libraries across Canada as part of the Data Liberation Initiative. Academics in Quebec have electronic access to survey documentation through Equinox, a cooperative initiative offering internet-based management and distribution of public microdata. Members of Quebec universities participating in Equinox can also download these public files. Access to these public-use datasets is therefore not available at the QICSS.