Data Sources - Canada
From OSF Wiki
- Census Tract (CT) Profiles provide 2006 Census data for census tracts. Census tracts are small, relatively stable geographic areas that usually have a population of 2,500 to 8,000 and are located in census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and larger census agglomerations (CAs).
- The 2006 Community Profiles provide 2006 Census data for close to 5,400 communities, as well as for large and smaller metropolitan areas.
- These profiles contain free information for all Canadian communities (cities, towns, villages, Indian reserves and settlements, etc.), for counties or their equivalents and for metropolitan areas
- CANSIM: $3 per time series, or $5 K for a custom disk: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/ads-annonces/cansimii/price-prix-eng.htm
- census tract boundary files ($1 K): These data are available at no additional charge to Canadian educational institutions participating in the Data Liberation Initiative. See http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?lang=eng&catno=92-168-XWE&lang=eng&Submit=Purchase
- http://www.statcan.gc.ca/reference/refcentre-centreref/index-eng.htm (possibly the best place to start)
Other Sources in CA
- Shapefile for Canada (3rd level administrative): http://www.gadm.org/data/shp/CAN_adm.zip