The SFU Research Data Centre facilitates direct researcher access to Statistics Canada's microdata for researchers who have an approved project. Since researchers are required to access and analyze the data within the centre, we offer a comprehensive and secure research environment that includes an extensive array of advanced statistical software programs.

The SFU Library provides access to Public User Microdata Files (PUMFs) for researchers who do not need access to Master File data.

Please note: Due to Covid19 restrictions, a maximum of three researchers are allowed in to the RDC at any given time. Researchers are now required to reserve work time ahead of coming into the RDC. Daily work time is divided into 3.5 hour morning and afternoon sessions.

To access our data and start your research project, see the Microdata Access Portal Application Process.

For more information on the datasets available at RDCs, please visit the Statistics Canada website.

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