Statistics Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are pleased to announce the release of a linked data set that brings together data from both organizations. These linked data provide information on the health, social and economic outcomes of immigrants in different immigration classes and categories. They will also allow researchers to study the health/social and economic outcomes of immigrants in the areas of newcomer settlement, resettlement and integration. As part of its record linkage activities, Statistics Canada linked the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) with the Longitudinal Immigrant Database (IMDB). IRCC is collaborating with Statistics Canada to make the IMDB and the linked data available in the Research Data Centers. The linking of Statistics Canada health survey data with administrative data on immigrants creates a valuable dataset that can provide answers to important research questions that cannot be found in either survey or administrative data alone.
|Canadian Community Health Survey linked to the Longitudinal Immigration Database
Morassaei, Sara, Irvin, Emma, Smith, Peter M., Wilson, Kathi, and Ghahari, Setareh (2022).
The Role of Immigrant Admission Classes on the Health and Well-being of Immigrants and Refugees in Canada: A Scoping Review
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health , 1045-1060
Antonipillai, Valentina, Guindon, G. Emmanuel, Sweetman, Arthur, Baumann, Andrea, Wahoush, Olive, and Schwartz, Lisa (2021).
Associations of health services utilization by prescription drug coverage and immigration category in Ontario, Canada
Health Policy , 1311-1321
Canadian Vital Statistics Death Data – Discharge Abstract Database – National Ambulatory Care Reporting System
Canadian Community Health Survey linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database
National Population Health Survey – Household Component – Longitudinal
Canadian Cancer Registry linked to Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database and death information from the T1 Personal Master File