New releases to the Open Data Portal

Library and Archives Canada is extracting the datasets of studies undertaken by federal departments from outdated storage devices, and preserving them. The studies covering a wide range of topics, such as the environment, health and immigration, are being made available on the Open Data portal. To learn more about the structure of the data, see our blog Open Data: Providing access to historical Government of Canada studies.

Here is a list of some of the new datasets available on the Open Data portal:

Prices and Incomes Commission Datasets

Thirsk Project

This file contains general time series labour force, unemployment and vacancy data collected to support a Prices and Incomes Commission study on the regional characteristics of inflation and unemployment. The data cover the time period between 1949 and 1971.

Lewis Project

The data pertain to general time series econometric data contributions to Prices and Incomes Commission studies into the validity of existing economic theories on wages and the allocation of labour. The data in most cases are monthly and cover the time period between 1935 and 1971.

Lazar Project

The data relate to general time series econometric data and social statistics concerning the state of Canada’s labour force. The data cover the time period between 1950 and 1970.

Scharfe Project

The dataset contains general time series econometric data contributing to a Prices and Incomes Commission study on inflation in the Canadian economy. The data cover the time period between 1961 and 1969.

Itinerant movements 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975

These datasets contain yearly aircraft movement statistics in Canada. Itinerant movement is one in which the aircraft taking off or landing is known to be leaving or entering the airport tower control zone.

Canadian industrial organization

The data contain variables relating to the structure, conduct, and performance of manufacturing industries in Canada as well as to the American industries that are counterparts of the sample of Canadian industries. The data were collected and cover the time period from 1975 to 1976.

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