Government Statistical Offices Guide

Canada

Statistics Canada is Canada's national statistical office. It collects and publishes statistical information about Canadian population, its economy, culture, and myriad other topics. The agency's largest undertaking is the Census Program, a comprehensive survey conducted every five years, that paints the definitive statistical portrait of Canadian society.

Statistics Canada

Census Program

Foreign Countries

On this page we have attempted to assemble a thorough a listing of national statistical offices. It should be noted that the depth and detail provided on these sites often varies greatly, so examining the statistical branches of international organizations (always recommended) may be necessary in some cases.

United States

United Kingdom

Other countries

International Organizations

United Nations

Other organizations

Finding Government Documents

Finding Government Documents

UNB Libraries has a large collection of print materials, including documents from the Canadian federal government, every province and territory, foreign countries, and international intergovernmental organizations. Our collection is identified by the "HIL-GOV" and "HIL-STORG" locations, and can be found via WorldCat:

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Our collection is currently held in closed storage, but is still circulating. To obtain a document, see staff or send us a request, and we'll retrieve your item for you as quickly as we can.

We're always happy to help however we can, either in person during our staffing hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or by email.

Citing Government Documents

Citing Government Documents

Like all publications, citations for government publications should be consistent with the citation style used elsewhere in your work - most commonly, APA or MLA. 

For assistance citing government documents and statistics, please consult these guides:

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