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Data Services

Lists Canadian data sources available to KPU users, as well as tools for working with datasets.

What kind of data do you need?

If you are looking for "raw" numeric data files to analyze using special software, you are in the right place. 

This guide lists sources of raw data files and software to work with those files. 

Numeric data files typically feature columns and rows of numbers. Each row represents one respondent or unit of analysis. The columns contain coded responses or observations. You need software such as Excel, SPSS, or ArcGIS to work with 'raw' data to produce tables, charts and other analyses. 

Photo of data file by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

I need a different kind of data:

For ready-made charts, tables, graphs:

 see our guides for Statistics and Business Statistics


For geospatial data for mapping:

 see our GIS guide

Quick search for Canadian numeric data:


This will do a simple search in the <odesi> collection. To download files you discover though <odesi>, please see the Licenced Data part of this guide. Need more search options? Visit the <odesi> website. Need help? See <odesi> video tutorials.