Statistics Canada is Canada's national statistical agency. Prior to 1971, Statistics Canada was known as the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. The bureau was created in 1918 as a permanent home for the national census and to develop a standardized form and database for the collection of vital statistics. In addition to the census and collection of vital statistics, Statistics Canada administers more than 400 surveys and compiles a number of different administrative data sources. Some examples of their cross-sectional surveys include the Labour Force Survey, Survey of Household Spending, and the General Social Survey. Statistics Canada also completes several longitudinal surveys, such as National Population Health Survey— Household Component, National Graduates Survey, National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, and the Survey of Labour and ...

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