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Portrait of Canadian Society - Impacts of Rising Prices (PCS-IRP)

RDC News: September 2022

Holiday closures, researcher congrats and kudos, Saturday hours for September, and a new data set profile.

Aug 30, 2022

Holiday closures

This month we will have the following changes to our usual operating hours:

  • Closed for Labour Day on Monday September 5th


Saturday Hours - On Demand

Offered dates for Saturday hours this month are:

  • Saturday, September 24th - 12pm to 4pm


Congrats & Kudos

Kudos to DrVictor Kuperman, Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages, the Canada Research Chair in Psycholinguistics, and the Director of the Reading Lab at McMaster University, for the first peer-reviewed paper publication from the framework of his RDC project! 

The paper, "Effects of Linguistic Distance on Cognitive Skills, Health, and Social Outcomes in Canadian Immigrants", was published in Frontiers in Political Science and used data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). You can read it HERE.


New data sets at the RDC: 

Portrait of Canadian Society - Impacts of Rising Prices (PCS-IRP)

The purpose of Portrait of Canadian Society (PCS) survey series, Statistics Canada's new data collection project, is to provide a better understanding of social issues more quickly, while reducing the cost of data collection. The 'Impacts of Rising Prices' is the third wave of this survey series, with the purpose of helping us better understand how the rising cost of basic needs such as food, transportation and housing is affecting Canadians' spending behavior and their ability to meet day-to-day expenses.

Further details can found at:

If you would like more information on how to submit a proposal for access to this data see  For more information about the RDC program please contact your local RDC analyst.