CANSIM and other products are free for everyone to access from their web site.
On February 1, 2012, self-serve standard products available on the Statistics Canada website—including CANSIM and census data products—will become free of charge.
Statistics Canada will maintain current pricing practices for products such as print publications, maps, CD-ROMs, and custom products and services.
Licensing restrictions for the use of Statistics Canada data products will be removed.
For more information, contact Media Relations at 613-951-4636.
The above change does not affect the dissemination of survey data files (microdata files) under the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) license. These files can only be accessed through either ODESI or EQUINOX. Please contact Data & GIS Services at email@example.com if you have any questions.