Open Data

Search open data that is relevant to Canadians, learn how to work with datasets, see what people have done with open data across the country.

Search through our Open Data Portal.

Search Through our Open Data Portal

Looking for data about Government of Canada services, financials, national demographic information or high resolution maps? Discover that and more through our Open Data portal, your one-stop shop for Government of Canada open datasets.

Open Data 101

Learn what open data is, how to get the most out of it, and explore the principles that are guiding the Government of Canada’s Open Data initiatives.

Working with Data and Application Programming Interfaces

Learn more about how to use a variety of data formats, including Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

G8 Open Data Charter

Review the G8 Open Data Charter and its technical annex which commit Canada and the other G8 nations to the proactive release of more, high-quality, user-friendly data for greater re-use.

Canada’s Open Data Metadata Element Set

Inspect the metadata elements used to describe datasets on the Open Government portal.

Suggest a Dataset

Can’t find the dataset that you are looking for? Let us know!

Submit Your App

Have you made an application using GC Open Data or Open Information? If so, let us know and we will share it with Canadians in our Apps Gallery.

Canada’s G8 Open Data Action Plan

See Canada’s plan to implement the principles laid out in the G8 Charter.