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RDC News: October 2016

Statistics Canada job opportunities, Fall break hours and Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR) - data for 2011 to 2013

Oct 01, 2016

Statistics Canada Recruitment
Statistics Canada is recruiting and looking for economists, data analysts, sociologists, geographers, demographers, and more! For more information see To apply, please visit

The RDC will be closed Monday October 10th for Thanksgiving. There will be no extended hours that week (Tuesday 11th and Thursday 1 3th) due to the fall break. Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.

New data sets at the RDC:
In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!

Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR) - data for 2011 to 2013
New cycles of CCR are now available! New years have been added to the Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR), for 2011 to 2013. The CCR is a dynamic database maintained by Statistics Canada that contains information about all Canadian residents, living or dead, who have been diagnosed with cancer since 1992. All provincial and territorial cancer registries across Canada provide information to this database, with approximately 145,000 new cancer tumour records loaded into the CCR each year. The primary objective of the CCR is to allow for the study of cancer patterns and trends, and to monitor any differences in cancer risk among different populations. This is a patient-based database that records the type and incidence of primary cancers diagnosed for each individual until death; subsequent cancers occurring in patients already in the database are linked to existing records, providing longitudinal data for each cancer patient. Because records remain active on the CCR until confirmation of death, survival rates for various forms of cancer can also be calculated.

The CCR is an excellent source of information for standardized and comparable statistics for cancer incidence and survival data. This database could be used to inform various topics, from identifying risk factors to evaluating cancer screening programs. The CCR is available now for use in research proposals to the RDC.

For further details, please go to the information page on the CCR at the Statistics Canada website

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: