G8 Open Data Charter – Canada's Action Plan

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Introduction

Upon the adoption of the Open Data Charter at the June 2013 G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, Canada and all other G8 members agreed to implement a set of open data principles and best practices that will lay the foundation for the release and reuse of government data before December 31, 2015.  This Action Plan both summarizes actions to date, and outlines plans to fully implement several additional commitments under the G8 Open Data Charter by December 31, 2015.

Open Data Context in Canada

The Government of Canada has made open government, including open data activities, a priority in order to increase transparency and accountability, as well as to spur national innovation and economic growth. As a large and diverse country with a long tradition of transparency and accountability, Canada has an established track record for providing access to government information. More than three decades ago, Canada first introduced its Access to Information Act, and since then, all Canadian provinces and territories have followed this lead and now have their own access to information and privacy legislation in place.

Today, Canada is at the forefront of the growing international open government and open data movements. Canada is an active member of the Open Government Partnership and is working across various international fora to harmonize open data standards and expand the capacity of the open data user community. Domestically, the federal government is implementing a robust open government action plan, championed by the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, and has sought to engage provinces, territories, and municipalities to work collaboratively toward ambitious open data goals for Canada.

In this context, Canada's adoption of the G8 Open Data Charter will continue to strengthen its tradition of openness, its dedication to citizen and community engagement, its commitment to innovation, and the goal of improving the economic and social well-being of all Canadians.

G8 Open Data Charter

The G8 Open Data Charter sets out the following five principles as essential to establishing a foundation for open data in member countries:

  1. Open Data by Default: Foster expectations that government data be published openly while continuing to safeguard privacy;
  2. Quality and Quantity: Release quality, timely, and well-described open data;
  3. Useable by All: Release as much data in as many open formats as possible;
  4. Releasing Data for Improved Governance: Share expertise and be transparent about data collection, standards, and publishing processes; and
  5. Releasing Data for Innovation: Consult with users and empower future generations of innovators.

Since the launch of its Open Government Initiative in 2011, the Government of Canada has laid the foundation of a successful open data program, including an open data portal and an Open Government Licence, and is now finalizing the Directive on Open Government to establish mandatory departmental requirements for publishing open data and information.  To date, Canada has released almost 200,000 datasets, including core datasets that support good governance and transparency. Meaningful progress has also been made in embedding the proactive release of data in the culture of government.

Building on our progress to date, Canada continues its efforts to expand access to government data from federal departments and agencies as well as from other levels of governments.  This past fall, Canada announced its commitment to a pan-Canadian open data strategy - Open Data Canada.  This work will aim at increasing, aligning, and streamlining access to open data across the three levels of government in Canada through the establishment of common principles, open data standards, common licensing, federated search, and joint user engagement and outreach. The goal of Open Data Canada will be to eliminate inter-jurisdictional inconsistencies that create unnecessary barriers, so that the full potential of Open Data in Canada can be realized.  The action plan that follows will build on these accomplishments to fully implement several new commitments in support of the G8 Open Data Charter by December 31, 2015.

Canada's G8 Open Data Charter Commitments

This past June at the 2013 G8 Summit at Lough Erne, member countries agreed to undertake three specific activities identified as "Collective Actions" in the G8 Open Data Charter:

  1. Develop a country-specific Action Plan for implementing the Charter's requirements: By releasing this document, G8 Open Data Charter –  Canada's Action Plan, the first of these Collective Actions has been completed;
  2. Release high value datasets in 14 key areas: Canada has already made significant progress in publishing many high value datasets in the key areas identified in the G8 Open Data Charter, and this Action Plan outlines plans to continue to release datasets in these areas (see Commitment #2 below); and
  3. Contribute to a G8 metadata mapping exercise: Earlier this year, Canada participated with our G8 colleagues in the G8 metadata mapping exercise to complete this third Collective Action.

Within its G8 Open Data Action Plan, Canada pledges to implement eight additional commitments to address the Charter requirements agreed to with our fellow G8 member countries.  These commitments will be subject to ongoing reporting on the progress made toward achieving all the requirements outlined in the Charter.  As each of the new commitments build specifically on the five principles agreed to in the Charter, they are organized accordingly in the pages that follow.

Principle 1: Open Data by Default

Commitment #1: Canada will issue mandatory government policy to direct federal government departments and agencies to release their data holdings proactively by default.

The Government of Canada intends to maximize access to government data while continuing to safeguard privacy.  To achieve this goal, the government will issue mandatory policy to require departments and agencies to maximize the open and proactive release of their data, subject to privacy, security, and/or confidentiality restrictions, and will also require that datasets are made available in open formats and published on an accessible government-wide Open Data Portal.

Commitment #1
Commitment #1 – Actions To be completed

Issue mandatory policy to direct federal government organizations to maximize the proactive release of government data. Under this policy, federal departments and agencies will be required to:

  • Establish and publish a comprehensive inventory of their published and unpublished datasets, and keep this inventory up to date;
  • Develop a Departmental Open Government Plan that will provide release dates for their open datasets; and
  • Proceed to release all of their datasets by default, with the exception of those datasets that cannot be released publicly due to privacy, security, or confidentiality restrictions.
December 2014
Publish standards and guidance to support implementation of new mandatory requirements above on the Treasury Board Policy web page. June 2015

Commitment #2: Canada will release, continuously update, and enhance high-value datasets in the 14 key areas identified in the G8 Open Data Charter.

The Government of Canada already makes available datasets within each of the 14 high-value dataset categories identified in the G8 Open Data Charter.  Moving forward, the Government of Canada will continue to ensure that Canadians have access to the highest quality data, with specific priority given to those datasets described in the attached annexes to this Action Plan.

Commitment #2
Commitment #2 – Actions To be completed
Update the four key datasets prioritized by the G8 for early release that were made available on data.gc.ca prior to the G8 Summit. See Annex A
Increase and update the number of additional high-value datasets made available via data.gc.ca in the 14 key areas identified in the G8 Open Data Charter. See Annex B

Commitment #3: Canada will work to ensure that all federal open datasets released are published via the Government of Canada's Open Data Portal - data.gc.ca.

The Government of Canada is committed to making timely, comprehensive, and accurate open data available to its citizens to increase transparency and to drive innovation through reuse.  Since launching its first Open Data Portal in 2011, the federal government has dramatically increased the quality and quantity of open datasets made available by departments.  Earlier this year, the Government of Canada launched its next-generation Open Data Portal with significant enhancements made based on leading-edge industry practices to respond to citizen and open data community needs.

  • Users can now search open data in a multi-faceted way, and filter search results based on multiple criteria (subject, key words, department, format, date, etc.).
  • A refreshed user experience has been implemented to simplify navigation and enhance the discoverability of information, tools, and services on data.gc.ca. 
  • Interactive social media and Web 2.0 features are now integrated into data.gc.ca, including the capacity to rate and comment on individual datasets, and to share them with friends and colleagues on various social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Google+).
  • Canada has and will continue to make significant contributions to enhance the open source code used to develop data.gc.ca, and to share progress with the open data community (e.g., multilingual and accessibility requirements, and mobile-friendly web design via the innovative Web Experience Toolkit).
Commitment #3
Commitment #3 – Actions To be completed
Ongoing evolution of Canada's Open Data Portal including enhancements which will improve Canadian's experience and understanding of Open Government. Enhancements will be made to improve search and discovery of data, as well to provide access to other Government of Canada Open Government Services. December 2014
Expand the availability of Government of Canada data to provide opportunities for Canadians to commercialize open government data, stimulate economic growth, and support the potential adoption of innovative applications to improve services to Canadians. December 2015
Move towards a solution that provides Canadians with the ability to seamlessly discover and access (federate) data from multiple jurisdictions in Canada. This would allow Canadians to mash-up and compare data from different jurisdictions that is provided through one window. December 2015
Provide interactive maps, graphs, charts, and other visualization tools on the Open Data Portal to improve and expand the use of Government data. December 2015

Principle 2: Quality and Quantity

Commitment #4: Canada will ensure that all released open data are fully described to ensure ease of discovery.

Launched in 2013, the Government of Canada's new data.gc.ca platform features significant improvements to ensure the metadata used to describe all datasets follows international best practices and standards, and provides data users with optimized data search and discovery abilities. Datasets included on the data.gc.ca website are also described in both English and French.

Commitment #4
Commitment #4 – Actions To be completed
Renew and continuously improve a mandatory government-wide standard for describing data through consistent metadata. December 2014
Develop and release tools and additional guidance (e.g., common vocabulary, data dictionary) to help departments and agencies consistently apply metadata and controlled vocabularies to describe open datasets. June 2015
Publish a mandatory Open Data Standard that provides guidance to all departments and agencies on the release of Open Data and codifies the use of international standards. December 2015

Principle 3: Usable By All

Commitment #5:  Canada will ensure all released open data are published in open formats and free-of-charge.

The Government of Canada considers machine-readable open formats and the free dissemination of data as inherent principles of open data. Datasets published on our Open Data Portal, data.gc.ca, are available at no charge and are accessible in multiple formats, including open and machine-readable formats. Currently, 98 % of Canada's raw, non-geospatial datasets are rated at 3 Stars on Tim Berners Lee's 5 Star rating system for openness, and work is underway to continue to meet or exceed that rating for all datasets. In addition, significant progress has been made toward the removal of user access fees charged by departments, including Statistics Canada elimination of user fees for accessing their census and socioeconomic data.

Commitment #5
Commitment #5 – Actions To be completed
Set policy requirements for departments and agencies to use open file formats when releasing open data on data.gc.ca. June 2014
Review user fees being charged for accessing Government of Canada data, and work with departments to eliminate these fees where they still exist. December 2015

Principle 4: Releasing Data for Improved Governance

Commitment #6: Canada will engage with civil society organizations and the public to support the identification and prioritization of datasets for open release.

To support the launch of the next generation data.gc.ca this past June, Treasury Board Minister, Tony Clement, held roundtable discussions with Canadians, tech innovators, and the Open Data community in cities across Canada to explore what new features and content were required to better leverage the open data resources on data.gc.ca. This input and feedback proved extremely helpful in the design of the new open data platform. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will place a priority on public consultation and engagement with citizens and civil society to drive its open data agenda, and a number of key activities are planned to boost public engagement as part of our G8 Open Data Action Plan.

Commitment #6
Commitment #6 – Actions To be completed
Consult with citizens and civil society members through multiple channels to support the development of open data activities under Canada's Action Plan on Open Government 2.0 and the G8 Open Data Charter - Canada's Action Plan. December 2014
Launch a new series of roundtable discussions with citizens and members of civil society to support the implementation of Open Data commitments in Canada's Action Plan on Open Government 2.0. December 2014
Support an Open Data Leadership Forum to support discussions between government, industry, and academia on open data issues and potential collaborative activities. December 2014
Canvas Canadians for specific requests for government data and work to accelerate the release of these datasets. December 2015

Commitment #7: Canada will share our open data experiences with other governments in Canada and around the world to share what we have learned and to learn from others.

The Government of Canada has learned a great deal through its work to develop modern open data services and solutions for Canadians (e.g., open data platforms, open licensing, publication of specialized data such as geospatial open data), and is working to share this experience with its international and domestic partners.  In addition, we look forward to our role as co-chair of the Open Government Partnership's Open Data Working Group and the work that this group will accomplish toward advancing the principles of open data around the world.

Canada regularly publishes information on its open data activities on Github and other sites that enable the public sharing of code and other relevant information.  Open source code used in developing the next-generation data.gc.ca platform has been, and will be, shared with anyone interested in developing their own open data portal.  Federal web standards for accessibility, interoperability, usability, and mobile-friendly design have also been made available to the public.

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Commitment #7 – Actions To be completed
Chair the Open Government Partnership's Open Data Working Group, which aims to support member governments with the development and implementation of their open data commitments through the provision of best practices, tools, and technical experience. December 2015
Provide access to key Government of Canada open data standards and processes on public websites such as Github. December 2015

Principle 5: Releasing Data for Innovation

Commitment #8: Canada will work to empower future generations of open data innovators by encouraging them to unlock the value of open data.

To make it easier for open data innovators across Canada to use and combine open data from multiple sources, the Government of Canada has developed its Open Government Licence (OGL) as a standard for Canadian governments to use to simplify the licensing of government data and information:

  • The OGL was released in June 2013 and is a cornerstone of the Government of Canada's approach to making open government data more useable by Canadians.
  • It includes clear, concise language granting unrestricted rights to reuse government data and information for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
  • The OGL meets the Open Definition standard, the international standard for open licensing and will evolve in adherence to international standards through annual updates.
  • The OGL is designed to serve as a template for open licensing by other jurisdictions within Canada. The provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario have already adopted it, as have a number of municipalities.
  • The Government of Canada will continue its work with other levels of government to establish the OGL as a pan-Canadian licence to reduce the complexity and uncertainty associated with combining data from multiple jurisdictions.

By releasing more of its open data under an open licence, the Government of Canada is providing opportunities for Canadians to commercialize open government data in order to stimulate economic growth and support the potential adoption of innovative applications to improve services to Canadians.

Moving forward, the Government of Canada is continuing its efforts to inform and educate open data users and to tap into the creativity and innovation of Canadians.  In early 2014, the Government of Canada will hold the first national open data challenge (an "appathon") to encourage application developers and civil society to use Canada's open data in innovative ways.  Online resources for developers on data.gc.ca will be expanded to include forums, online training, and videos.

Commitment #8
Commitment #8 – Actions To be completed
Launch a national open data challenge (appathon) to engage the Canadian public and open data innovators in the development of new applications using federal data. June 2014
Develop and implement an API Strategy (application programming interface) to facilitate more timely access to dynamic data stored within government organizations. December 2014
Develop and enhance additional information resources made available on data.gc.ca to increase open data literacy and provide tools for developers to encourage their use of open data. December 2015
Work with non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and academia to support development and adoption of open data standards, and integration of data across jurisdictional boundaries. December 2015
Promote the use of a common government open data licence in Canada in collaboration with governments at all levels. December 2015

Annex A: Key Datasets (Released prior to G8 Summit in June 2013)

Canada has met its commitments for ensuring the availability of open datasets in four key areas (National Statistics, Election Results, Government Budgets, and National Maps) on its open data portal (data.gc.ca) in advance of the G8 Summit in Lough Erne (UK) on June 17-18, 2013. The table below reflects data made available on data.gc.ca by June 2013 to meet this commitment, as well as plans to update this data.

Annex A
G8 Dataset Current Availability
(Data made available prior to June 2013 G8 Summit as per commitment to G8 partners)
Planned Availability
(Enhancements to be made to accessibility and granularity of datasets)
Status/ Next steps or scheduled completion date
1. National Statistics

All standard statistics (non-customized) data are published free of charge and under open licence.  Examples of specific datasets are:

  • Population estimates
  • Population projections
  • Vital statistics
  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Balance of payments
  • Government finance, revenues and expenditures
  • Health and health care statistics

Statistics Canada is finalizing registration of a few additional datasets that are published on their website, but are not currently available on data.gc.ca. Examples of these datasets are:

  • Canadian International Merchandise Trade
  • North American Industry Classification System
June 2015
2. Election Results The results of all federally mandated elections from 1867-2010 are available in open formats and under the Open Government Licence. Future election results will be released as well as provincial and municipal government results are targeted for future availability Ongoing
3. Government Budgets: Spent

Publication of Government of Canada budgets for ministries and detailed expenditure transactions totalling $100,000 or more are available.

The datasets are available on data.gc.ca in open format under the Open Government Licence.  Examples of specific datasets are:

  • Ministry estimates
  • Professional and Special Services
  • Grants and Contributions
  • Acquisition of Land, Building and Works
Improvement will be made to datasets and functionality e.g. further work is planned to enhance the visualization tool of the Expenditure Database to provide new ways for users to explore the data.  The visualization tool is already accessible from data.gc.ca. December 2014
4. National Maps Digital topographic maps of Canada accurate to GPS levels and equivalent to or better than 1:50,000 are available on data.gc.ca in open format and under the Open Government Licence. Maintain up-to-date and continue to improve accuracy of maps of Canada. Ongoing

Annex B: High-value Datasets

Over the next two years, the Government of Canada is committing to release additional high-value datasets on data.gc.ca in 14 categories identified in the G8 Open Data Charter that was adopted at the G8 Summit in the UK on June 17-18 2013.  The table below includes examples of datasets to be released and the status of each.

Annex B
High value category Example dataset Licence Format Status and/or planned activities
Companies Bankruptcy and Insolvency Records Other Other December 2015
Company Registry OGL Open December 2015
Vehicle Manufacturers Registered with Transport Canada OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
National Occupation Classification OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Crime and Justice Police personnel and selected crime statistics, Canada, provinces and territories OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Police personnel and selected crime statistics, municipal police services OGL Open Currently available (for the years 2000-2012): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Crimes, by type of violation, and by province and territory OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Justice spending OGL Open Currently available (for the years 2000–2005): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Earth observation Canada land inventory - land capability for agriculture.
Series of datasets
(e.g. Canada Land Inventory - Land Capability for Agriculture)
OGL Other Currently available: exploring the potential for releasing this data in open formats
Census of Agriculture, farm capital, selected expenditures and forest product sales, Canada and provinces OGL Other Currently available: exploring the potential for releasing this data in open formats
Public Weather Alerts OGL Open Working with federal organizations to provide weather and marine alerts by December 2015
Selected agricultural activities, provinces OGL Open Currently available (for the years 1971–2006): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Average Monthly Precipitation OGL PDF Currently available: exploring the potential for releasing this data in open formats
Agriculture - Selected Characteristics OGL PDF Currently available: exploring the potential for releasing this data in open formats
Biological Resources Indicators - Status of major fish stocks Canada 2011 OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Biological Resources Indicators - Wood supply deemed sustainable for harvest and total harvest Canada 1990 to 2010 OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Area of Forest Land Burned by Level of Protection, Response Category, Productivity Class, Stocking Class, Maturity Class OGL Open Currently available
Area Treated, Rate and Amount of Insecticide Applied by Insect Pest, Product OGL Open Currently available
Education Profile - Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity, Aboriginal Peoples, Labour and Education, and Mobility and Migration for Census Metropolitan Areas, Census Agglomerations and Census Subdivisions, National Household Survey, 2011 OGL Open Currently available
Public postsecondary enrolments by institution type, sex and field of study OGL Open Currently available (for the years 2010-2011): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Elementary and secondary private schools, by type of expenditure OGL Open Currently available (for the years 1947–2003): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Labour Force Occupation, 2001 - Health Occupations (by census division) OGL Open Currently available
Energy and Environment Air quality indicators OGL Open Currently available: work is underway to release additional air quality data by December 2014
Water Quantity and Availability Indicators - Water quantity at monitoring stations Canada 2010 OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Water Quantity and Availability Indicators - Renewable annual water supplies for selected countries total and per person OGL Open and Other Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
National Pollutant Release Inventory NPRI - Pollutant Release and Transfer Data Reported by Facilities for 1993 - 2010 OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Disposal of waste, by source, Canada, provinces and territories OGL Open Currently available (for the years 2002-2010): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Renewable Energy Case Studies OGL Other Currently available: exploring potential release of this data in open formats by December 2015
Energy fuel consumption of the manufacturing sector, by subsectors OGL Open Currently available for the years 2008-2012): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Fuel Consumption Ratings series of datasets OGL Open Currently available (for the years 2000-2013): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Energy fuel consumption of manufacturing industries in natural units, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) OGL Open Currently available (for the years 1995-2012): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Energy Use Data Handbook Tables (Canada) - Industrial Sector OGL Open Currently available (for the years 1990-2010): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Generating Stations, 2007 - Power Source OGL Other Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Generating Stations, 2007 - Technology OGL Other Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Finance and contracts Professional and Special Services OGL Open Currently available
Transfer Payments OGL Open Currently available
Acquisition of Land, Building and Works OGL Open Currently available
Tenders, contracts, and construction OGL Open Currently available
Budgetary Estimates OGL csv and other Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Quarterly Expenditure Authority for Current Fiscal Year (2013-2014) OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Supplementary Estimates OGL csv and other Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Statutory Forecasts OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Budgetary Expenditures by Standard Objects OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Geospatial CanVec, series
Canada, National Topographic Maps
OGL Open Currently available
Value of recoverable bituminous coal reserves OGL Open Currently available
Road Network series OGL Open Currently available
Federal Electoral Districts OGL Other Currently available: exploring potential release in open formats by December 2015
National Ecological Framework for Canada OGL Open Currently available
Census Subdivision Digital Boundary Files OGL Open Currently available
Protected Habitat Indicators OGL Open Currently available
Urban Geology of the National Capital Area, Canada OGL Open Currently available
Global Development Statistical Report on International Assistance – by Country Spending (2000-2012) series e.g. Statistical Report on International Assistance - by Country Spending 2009-2010 OGL Open Currently available
Statistical Report on International Assistance - by Multilateral Organization (2000-2012) OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
IATI Activity File (Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development) OGL Open Currently available: will continue to improve the transparency of Canada's development assistance by publishing an increasing amount of data on individual aid projects in accordance with the Busan Common Standard on Aid Transparency (to be compliant by December 2014)
Project Browser Data Set OGL Open Currently available.
Historical Project Data set series (2005-2012) (e.g. Historical Project Data Set 2006-2007) OGL Open Currently available.
International Development Assistance Commitments OGL Other Currently available: exploring potential release in open formats by December 2015
Government accountability and democracy Directory listing of federal public servants and telephone directories Other Other Currently available: work is underway to make the Government Electronic Directory Services (GEDS) available in open formats under the OGL by December 2015
Proactive disclosure of hospitality, contracts, access to information requests summaries. Various Various Currently available (on individual departments' websites): work is underway to consolidate departments' proactive disclosure data on data.gc.ca by December 2015
Disclosure of contracts (Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development) OGL Open Currently available
Search Summaries of Completed ATI Requests OGL Other Currently available: exploring potential release in open formats by December 2015
Consolidated List of Laws and Regulations of Canada OGL Open June 2014
Health Drug Product Database OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Medical Devices Recall Listing OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts Various Various Currently available (as a Web searchable database): exploring potential release in open formats by December 2014
Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System Summary, 1999-2009 OGL CSV Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available.
Unintentional injuries in Canada OGL Other Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available.
Drug Recall Listings OGL Open Currently available: datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Perinatal mortality, by sex, Canada, provinces, territories and health regions OGL Open Currently available
Deaths, by age and sex, Canada, provinces and territories OGL Open Currently available
Income and expenditure sub-sector accounts, provincial governments, education, health and social services OGL Open Currently available
Residential care facilities, by ownership, principal characteristic of predominant group of residents and size of facility, Canada, provinces and territories OGL Open Currently available
Five-year survival estimates for bones and joints cancer cases, ICD-O-3 (December 2009 CCR file), by age group and sex, population aged 20 to 99, 3 years of cases, Canada (excluding Quebec) OGL Open Currently available
Health-adjusted life expectancy, at birth and at age 65, by sex and income, Canada and provinces OGL Open Currently available
Science and Research Research data supporting research results published in peer-reviewed journal articles. OGL Open December 2015
Information on scientific research projects with public participation component. OGL Other December 2015
Personnel engaged in research and development, by performing sector, occupational category and type of science OGL Open Currently available (for the years 2000-2010): datasets will be updated as new information becomes available
Social Mobility and welfare Quality of Life - Accessibility to Services OGL Other Currently available: exploring potential release in open formats by December 2015
Quality of Life - Social Opportunity and Mobility OGL Open Currently available.
Quality of Life - Education OGL Open Currently available.
Loans and grants for Canadian Students: disbursements, loan balances, repayment plans, default rates OGL Open Currently available.
Permanent Resident Cards Produced by Canadian Bank Note (CBN) OGL Open Currently available.
Canada Pension Plan contributions and benefits OGL Open June 2014
A series of datasets detailing Labour Force Occupations, 2001 OGL Open Currently available.
Statistics National Household Surveys, series OGL Open Currently available.
Census of population, series (e.g. Census Metropolitan Area and Census Agglomeration Digital Boundary Files - 2011 Census) OGL Open Currently available.
Transportation and infrastructure Mode of Transportation to Work, 2006: Public Transportation (by census subdivision) OGL Other Currently available.
National Collision Database OGL Open Currently available.
Mode of Transportation to Work, 2001: Public Transportation (by census subdivision) OGL Open Currently available.
Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS) Other Open December 2014
Commuter Train Schedules Other Open Currently available (as a Web searchable database): Canada will work to provide train schedules as open data by December 2014, and we will consider using an API to provide real-time access as they are updated.
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