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Census Boundary Files (Statistics Canada)

The Canada Census Digital Boundary Files and Digital Cartographic Files files are produced by Statistics Canada. Cartographic and Boundary files are available for the 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006 censuses. These files are intended to be used with a GIS software such as ArcView 3.x, ArcGIS, and MapInfo. The boundary/cartographic layers include: Census Metropolitan Areas, Census Agglomerations, Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions, Census Tracts, Federal Electoral Districts, Census Agglomeration Areas, Economic Regions, Enumeration Area (1986-1996 census), and Dissemination Areas (2001 and 2006 Census).

Title Canada Census Digital Boundary File/Digital Cartographic File
Author Statistics Canada
Date 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006
Access Members of the McGill Community have online access to this data and documentation. If off-campus, VPN (Virtual Private Network) must be installed on your computer. Canada Census Geographic Data (Digital Boundary Files and Digital Cartographic Files) Online.
Coverage Canada wide
Language English
Format ArcINFO import [.e00], ESRI Shape [.shp], and MapInfo [.tab]
Projection Geographic
Datum NAD83
User Agreement This data is to be used for Research and Teaching purposes only.
Documentation See Access section
Citation Example Statistics Canada. [computer file]. Census Tracts Digital Boundary File, 1996 Census Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 1996.


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