Useful Links

QICSS Homepage 

The Quebec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics serves as the overseeing entity for our main Research Data Centre (RDC). Since the inception of RDCs, Quebec's universities have collaborated within a network recognized as the QICSS. The McGill laboratory is intricately linked with fellow laboratories at institutions such as Université Laval, Université de Montréal, Concordia, Université de Sherbrooke, Université du Québec à Montréal, and the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique through this network. Their website provides information about upcoming events and detailed instructions for gaining entry to the secure laboratory.

Statistics Canada website

As the repository for confidential statistical data, they oversee the gathering and availability of numerous statistical datasets each year. They supply the data that is accessible within our laboratory.

Research Data Centres (RDC) Program

To delve deeper into the history and advantages of RDCs, as well as to gain insights into the distinction between publicly accessible information and the confidential data present within the laboratory, further information is available.

Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN)

To explore additional details regarding the collaboration between Canadian universities and Statistics Canada, you can find comprehensive resources. These encompass a search engine encompassing all datasets accessible within the laboratories, as well as details concerning upcoming events.


CANSIM serves as Statistics Canada's primary socioeconomic time series database, encompassing a substantial portion of the aggregate data consistently gathered by the organization. This includes information sourced from surveys like the Consumer Price Index Survey, the Labour Force Survey, and the National Income and Expenditure accounts.

Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)

The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) stands as a collaborative effort between post-secondary institutions and Statistics Canada, aimed at enhancing accessibility to Canadian data resources.

McGill Centre on Population Dynamics

Situated within McGill University, the Population Centre (Pop Centre) constitutes a community of researchers committed to generating and sharing novel insights concerning the profound demographic and health shifts unfolding worldwide. Numerous individuals from the Population Centre are also active users of the laboratory.


Odesi houses an extensive collection of over 5,300 datasets catering to the social sciences. Additionally, there are more than 18,200 supplementary dataset descriptions accessible for search purposes.

McGill Geographic Information Centre

The Geographic Information Centre (GIC) is available to provide assistance for your endeavors in geospatial data analysis and visualization.

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