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Building Permits data for 2013 is now available

The Building Permits dataset provides the count (units) and value (dollars) of residential and non-residential construction down to the census subdivision (CSD). The 2013 data is now in the catalogue.

Schedule B update: New data in the catalogue as of August 2014

Schedule B lists data products that we intend to acquire during any given program year (April 1 to March 31). Over the past few months, we've been busy acquiring and cataloguing several new data tables. Since then, 12 data products have been added or updated to the most recent year.

Census and NHS Profiles now available at the Health Region

Census and NHS Profile tables are now available at the Health Region ("HR") geographic scale for all of Canada. These same tables are also freely available from Statistics Canada, but are rather difficult to find on their site.

Community Data Canada roundtable on small-area income data: June 18, 2014

We will be hosting the Community Data Canada roundtable with the theme of small-area income data, on 18 June 2014. The webinar-style roundtable will take place between 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET. If you would like to share your experience with Taxfiler, NHS, or TransUnion data, let us know.

Introducing Schedule B for 2014-2015

Schedule B is a list of data products to order this program year (April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015). The schedule is listed on communitydata.ca. As with the last Schedule B, the latest version will include links to the tables in question once they have been added to the catalogue.

Rolling out the new catalogue

Yesterday we launched the first iteration of the new data catalogue. Purpose: to help you find data more easily.

Update on custom geographies

Custom geographies are still progressing at Statistics Canada. Nine out of 17 communities are finished, and the remainder are in sight. The delayed delivery appears to be due to a spike in custom orders at Statistics Canada over the past several months.

Preliminary update on communitydata.ca usage

At the 2013 Annual Meeting, we took stock of how users were using CDP data, and established five objectives for data usage for the 2013-2014 program year. With only three weeks remaining in 2013-2014, we've begun to look back and assess how well we did.*

Issue unzipping recently-catalogued data has been resolved

Several users reported issues unzipping 2011 Taxfiler and 2011 NHS tables from the communitydata.ca catalogue over the past three weeks. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. We've isolated the problem, and the current files appear to be unzipping properly.