Statistics Canada recently unveiled a new website design in keeping with other federal government websites. The design is simplified, more accessible and still easy to use. On January 24, 2013, the first StatCan Blog was published. ”The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.” It will be published monthly.
E-Stat, Stats Canada’s database designed for students will be discontinued after June 30, 2013. E-Stat is a free service that allows students to use census and socioeconomic data to create tables, graphs and maps using data that is updated once annually. Stats Canada now offers CANSIM and census data free of charge, so there is not as much need for E-Stat’s educational component. “CANSIM is Statistics Canada’s key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.”
January 29, 2013