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Resources for Canadian Data

Census Boundary Files for Canada : Statistics Canada : These datasets contain both cartographic and digital boundary files. The files cover various geographic levels such as Census Consolidated Subdivisions (CCS), Census Subdivisions (CSD), Census Tracts (CT), Dissemination Areas (DA), Census Divisions (CD), Designated Place Level (DPL), Economic Region (ER), Federal Electoral District (FED), Urban Area (UA), Forward Sortation Areas (FSA) and Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA). These files are available through Scholars GeoPortal and Statistics Canada.

Health Region Boundary Files for Canada: Statistics Canada : Health regions are legislated administrative areas defined by provincial ministries of health. These administrative areas represent geographic areas of responsibility for hospital boards or regional health authorities. Health regions, being provincial administrative areas, are subject to change. These files are available through Scholars GeoPortal or download directly from Statistics Canada.

The National Soil DataBase (NSDB): Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: This site provides users with access to datasets that pertain to landscape, soil, and climate for all of Canada.

Open Maps: Government of Canada: This website provides access to the Government of Canada’s geospatial information. You can combine, visualize, and analyze geospatial data and collaborate with other Canadians.

Road Network Files : Statistics Canada : These files cover most urban areas across Canada. The files include street names, types and direction. Some files are available through Scholars GeoPortal or download directly from Statistics Canada.

Topographic Information: Natural Resources Canada: This site distributes free geospatial data for Canada. There are numerous datasets in a variety of file formats.