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RDC COVID-19 closure

The RDC will be closed as of Tuesday March 20th, until further notice.
Mar 16, 2020

RDC News: March 2020

Saving the date for the 2020 RDC Showcase, Saturday hours on-demand for March, and a new data set.
Feb 25, 2020

RDC News update - new application procedure

A new online tool for researchers to submit applications to access Statistics Canada microdata has been launched.
Feb 06, 2020