CANSIM Database

About this dataset

Dataset description
Current subscribers

CANSIM Different views

CANSIM Multidimensional view
CANSIM Time-series view

Historical editions

CANSIM 2 (last updated 2009-04-24)
CANSIM 1 (last updated 2002-06-01)

Documentation & Help

CANSIM OLAP View Tutorials


The Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System (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. CANSIM comprises over 40 million time series and thousands of tables.

CANSIM can be used to:

  • Track trends
  • Analyze market potential
  • Study economic activity
  • Make investment decisions
  • Evaluate social conditions
  • Conduct feasibility studies
  • Forecast economic conditions
  • Plan programs or services
  • Profile demographics

CANSIM @ CHASS features:

  • Most frequently retrieved series by Academia
  • Search by text, table number or time series number
  • Browse by subject, survey number, table titles and labels or by Statistics Canada's keywords classification for tables
  • Various download formats
  • Historical versions of CANSIM (available only at CHASS)
  • Bilingual

CANSIM @ CHASS is updated daily via a direct data feed from Statistics Canada.